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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

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

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

The Strand Theatre

Studded in bright lights, the Strand Theatre marquee heralded first-run showings of such movie classics as "From Here to Eternity" and "The sound of Music." For almost seventy years the Strand was the grand dame of motion picture entertainment in Hastings. The Strand'

Hastings, NE Theatres

Things to do near Hastings, NE

Red Smoke Historic Site

National Historic Register - Red Smoke is one of three Paleo-Indian Tradition sites excavated following World War II ...