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  • 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

Crane Meadows Observatory

Crane Meadows Nature Center is a year-round educational organization dedicated to providing an understanding of, and access to, the ecosystems of the Platte River valley. Open daily, with expanded hours during the crane season (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Hastings, NE Recreation

Hastings Parks

Brickyard Park - Woodland & D St.

Built on the site of a former brick-making factory where ramains of the kilns can still be seen. Walking trail, picnic shelter, basketball courts,

Hastings, NE Recreation

The Clarke Hotel

When 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 Hastings. Bricks made in Hastings

Hastings, NE National Register


McCormick Hall

Hastings 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 the initial contribution for the building'

Hastings, NE National Register

Things to do near Hastings, NE

McConaughy's Winter Activities

Winter sees ice boaters on the lake, and skaters and skiers and backpackers. so its role as a recreation area is pretty much ...

Historical Markers in Hall County

California and Overland Trail Markers - Six identical granite markers were erected on July 4, 1923. The historical markers m...