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Fairbury, Nebraska

  • Fairbury City Museum

    Fairbury City Museum

    This museum has been located for many years on the west side of the downtown square in Fairbury. It is now in a larger building that allows the display of items in a much more pleasant atmosphere a...
    Fairbury City Museum

  • Rock Island Depot Museum

    Rock Island Depot MuseumThe historic two-story Rock Island Depot, which housed the Western Division Headquarters of the Rock Island Railroad, is now a railroad museum. It houses Rock Island artifacts and memorabilia from Roc...
    Rock Island Depot Museum

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs may be near Fairbury, but it is a world apart from city life.

The 73-acre park just south of Fairbury offers recreation and a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities in a location that is less than five miles from civilization.

Fairbury, NE RV Parks

Bonham Theatre

Both the Bonham Theatre, and the First National Bank, located on the northwest corner of Fifth and E streets, were at one time owned by Luther Bonham.

Bonham Theatre'

Fairbury, NE Theatres

Carnegie Library

In 1907, the Fairbury community received a grant of $12,500 from Andrew Carnegie. Ground was broken on October 5, 1908, and the library opened to the public December 10, 1909

Fairbury, NE Carnegie Libraries

Smith Lime Kiln

A long-abandoned lime kiln, looking very much like a large stone chimney stands along the River Road northwest of Fairbury. For a period of at least 20 years, it was the sight of a lime-burning operation where limestone was heated, or "calcined"

Fairbury, NE National Register

Campbell Bros. Circus -1885 to 1913

"Above the roar of the lions, the music of the calliope, and the laughter and chatter of the throngs of people, the cries of the circus barker were heard throughout the towns and cities where this great circus performed."

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Fairbury, NE One Of A Kinds

Things to do near Fairbury, NE

Ox-Bow Trail

The Ox-Bow Trail started at Nebraska City, went northwest to the Platte River and then southwest to Fort Kearney. The trai...