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Grand Island, Nebraska

  • Fort O.K. Cannon

    Fort O.K. Cannon The cannon located on the South lawn of the Courthouse is dated 1853 and with the forged stamp of AMES CO. FOUNDERS, CHICOPEE, MASS.

    "This cannon was left at Fort O.K. August 22, 1865 by Major...
    Fort O.K. Cannon

  • Historical Markers in Hall County

    California and Overland Trail Markers - Six identical granite markers were erected on July 4, 1923. The historical markers mark the location of this trail across Hall County. The trail was used by i...
    Historical Markers in Hall County

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Soldiers Memorial

Located on the South lawn of the Courthouse the memorial reads, "IN MEMORY OF THE DEFENDERS OF OUR COUNTRY, 1861-1865 and the Spanish American War, 1898-1900"

Erected by the city of Grand Island, 1913

Grand Island, NE Memorials

Fort O.K. Cannon

The cannon located on the South lawn of the Courthouse is dated 1853 and with the forged stamp of AMES CO. FOUNDERS, CHICOPEE, MASS.

"This cannon was left at Fort O.K. August 22, 1865 by Major J.R. Curtis 'for the protection of the settlement against attack by Hostile Indians'."

Grand Island, NE Landmarks

Hamilton-Donald House

National Register of Historic Places

The house was constructed by Henry Falldorf in 1905 for Ellsworth D. Hamilton, cashier of the Commercial State Bank of Grand Island. In 1908

Grand Island, NE NATIONAL REGISTER

William Stolley Homestead

William Stolley was one of a small band of German immigrants who came to the central Platte Valley of Nebraska Territory in 1857. Stolley filed the first squatter's claim in the county. He helped organize School District 1

Grand Island, NE NATIONAL REGISTER

Stuhr Museum

Experience the authentic lifestyle of America's prairie heritage at one of the nation's top ten Living History museums ... Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer!

Stuhr Museum is located on 200 acres

Grand Island, NE Museums

Things to do near Grand Island, NE

Red Willow Boating

Near the concession and Kiwanis Point, there are two boat ramps, mooring docks, designated swimming beach, fish cleaning stat...