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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

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

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

Four Corner Survey Marker

The Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, created the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, which had to be surveyed before settlement of the prairies could proceed. On May 8, 1855, Charles A. Manners set a cast-iron monument on the bluff west of the Missouri river at 40-degrees north latitude. In 1855

Fairbury, NE Historical Markers


Things to do near Fairbury, NE

Caboose

This railway car holds some of the railroad items from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Slaughter. The rest of the collec...