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Hastings, Nebraska

  • The Clarke Hotel

    The Clarke HotelWhen the Clarke Hotel was dedicated in February 1914, it was hailed as a triumph of local initiative. It was designed by architect C.W. Way and built by the John Hamper Company, both of Hastin...
    The Clarke Hotel
  • Nebraska Loan and Trust Company

    Nebraska Loan and Trust CompanyCities and agricultural areas need capital to finance growth. Nebraska Loan and Trust Company, organized in 1882 with James B. Heartwell as need in Hastings by providing a means for Eastern Ca...
    Nebraska Loan and Trust Company
  • The Stein Building

    The Stein BuildingFor more than 30 years after the turn of the century, the Stein Brothers Store provided quality merchandise from all over the world to south central Nebraska shoppers. Located at 620 West Seco...
    The Stein Building
  • Victory Building

    Victory BuildingThe Victory Building, named to commemorate America's victory in World War I, is one of Nebraska's finest examples of early 20th Century industrial architecture. It was constructed between 1917...
    Victory Building
  • Chautauqua Pavilion

    Chautauqua Pavilion

    In November 1905, Georgia evangelist, Lincoln McConnell, conducted a series of revival meetings in Hastings. The meetings proved so popular that a group of local businessmen and the Re...
    Chautauqua Pavilion

  • McCormick Hall

    McCormick HallHastings College opened in September 1882. In April 1883, ground was broken for McCormick Hall, the first building erected on the campus. It was named for reaper inventor, Cyrus McCormick, who made th...
    McCormick Hall
  • Thirty-Two-Mile Station Historical Site

    Constructed in 1860, Thirty-two-Mile Creek Station, or Clarke's Ranch, was a "home" station on the famed Pony Express Route, providing meals as well as fresh horses. The establishment, opera...
    Thirty-Two-Mile Station Historical Site
  • Antioch School (District 20 School)

    Antioch School (District 20 School)Adams County School District 20 was formed on September 23, 1872. Replacing sod and frame structures, the red brick schoolhouse was built in 1902 and is a well-preserved example of the one-room rural ...
    Antioch School (District 20 School)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Kool-Aid Birth Place

This building is known locally as the birthplace of Kool-Aid. More accurately, it was the home of the Perkins Products Company, the manufacturing and retail enterprise of Kool-Aid inventor Edwin E. Perkins and his family. The company was housed here from 1923 until 1931

Hastings, NE Famous Homes

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hastings Museum.... What a wonderful world!

From immense polar bears to tiny hummingbirds, the many forms of animal life from around the planet are on display in dioramas representing the natural habitat of each.

Hastings, NE Museums

Victory Building

The Victory Building, named to commemorate America's victory in World War I, is one of Nebraska's finest examples of early 20th Century industrial architecture. It was constructed between 1917 and 1920 by harness maker William

Hastings, NE National Register

Historic Downtown Hastings

Recapture the warmth and charm of years past by visiting Historic Downtown Hastings. Experience how our past has led to our present through our historic walking/driving tour of 25

Hastings, NE Tours

The City Auditorium

Well-known buildings are usually notable for their architectural size or history. That is certainly the case of the City Auditorium, constructed between 1922 and 1924 at a cost of nearly $130,000. City fathers originally

Hastings, NE Architecture

Things to do near Hastings, NE

Hunting in Lexington

The excellent supply of game birds makes Lexington a great headquarters for your hunting trips. Migratory water fowl can be f...