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Gothenburg, Nebraska

  • Pony Express Station

    Pony Express StationThe Sam Machette Station was used as an early fur trading post/ranch house along the Oregon Trail southwest of Gothenburg before it was used as a Pony Express station during its operation between Apri...
    Pony Express Station
  • Midway Stage Station

    The Midway Stage Pony Express station still stands on its original location on the Oregon Trail at the Lower 96 Ranch four miles south of Gothenburg. Protected by a second roof, it retains its origina...
    Midway Stage Station

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lake Helen

Foresighted citizens approved a bond issue in 1889 for construction of a 12

Gothenburg, NE Recreation


Pony Express Mural

The Pony Express galloped through the West in 18 short months before Nebraska gained statehood. The historic value of those early times is being preserved in Gothenburg, which was named Pony Express Capital of Nebraska in 1991

Gothenburg, NE Arts

Sod House Museum

The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988

Gothenburg, NE Museums

1320 Lake Avenue

James E. Norsworthy came to Gothenburg with his wife Sarah in 1889. In 1905 he built this lovely 2-1/2

Gothenburg, NE Historic Homes

Things to do near Gothenburg, NE

McCook Community College

McCook Community College, Nebraska's oldest two-year college, occupies an attractive eight-building campus in the northeast r...

Walter Klem House

The Walter Klem House, designed in the English Cottage style, is located in Kearney. Historic housing stock in the city pred...

Lake Ogallala Camping

Lake Ogallala's modern campground is a pay-for-use area, but has all the conveniences electricity, modern restrooms, hot show...