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Gordon, Nebraska

  • Mari Sandoz Room Museum

    This museum on Gordon's Main Street is rich in pioneer history, which is documented by native author, Mari Sandoz, eldest daughter of "Old Jules Sandoz." Her writing captured the spirit of both Indi...
    Mari Sandoz Room Museum
  • Scamahorn Museum

    Scamahorn MuseumThe Scamahorn Museum is the 1884 original church structure built by the Reverend Scamahorn, founder of Gordon, and his followers. It was dedicated as the First Methodist Episcopal Society in northwest...
    Scamahorn Museum
  • Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum

    Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial MuseumThe 40 foot by 80 foot log building was constructed in 1969 as a testimonial to the rugged western life of the old time cowboys who worked as ranch hands and performed at the Sheridan County Rodeo. E...
    Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum
  • Bowring Ranch Museum

    Bowring Ranch is a historical museum about Arthur and Eva Bowring, who both served in the U.S. House of Representatives. This working ranch lies in a sandhills valley rich in Nebraska history. A newly...
    Bowring Ranch Museum
  • Rushville Museum

    Rushville MuseumThe Rushville Museum moved in to the 1890 Armstrong House in 1960. Under the leadership of Judge Benschoter artifacts that interpret the history of Rushville, Sheridan County and the surrounding trad...
    Rushville Museum
  • Heritage Center Museums

    Heritage Center I - 1884 Methodist Church - The original church was purchased by the Sheridan County Historical Society and Hay Springs Committee in 1967. Displays...
    Heritage Center Museums

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Walgren Lake is nestled into the prairie, surrounded by trees and picnic areas. It is known for quiet, primitive camping, good fishing and the legend of the "Walgren Lake Monster." A wheelchair accessible fishing pier introduces 100

Gordon, NE Recreation

Scamahorn Museum

The Scamahorn Museum is the 1884

Gordon, NE Museums

Pioneer Mural

The mural located in downtown Gordon created in 1991 expresses the pioneer growth of the area in the late 1800s and early 1900

Gordon, NE Arts

Mari Sandoz 1896-1966

The fears, the passions, and the distinctive speech of the Western Nebraska homesteader come alive in the writings of Mari Sandoz. She was born on her father's homestead on the Niobrara River in northwestern Nebraska, May 11, 1896

Gordon, NE Famous People

Spade Ranch - NHR (Ellsworth Vicinity)

Spade Ranch is located in the Sandhills of northwestern Nebraska on a tract of land in Sheridan and Cherry counties. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ranch includes numerous buildings and structures, including the log cookhouse built in 1879

Gordon, NE National Register

Things to do near Gordon, NE

Pine Ridge National Recreation Area

6,600 acres for semi-primitive recreation. No motorized vehicles. Mountain bikes permitted. ...