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Holdrege, Nebraska

  • Eagle Viewing

    Eagle ViewingThe bald eagle has always captured the attention of Americans, so much so that in 1782 the Continental Congress chose the eagle as the national bird and the centerpiece for the nation's Great Seal. Ov...
    Eagle Viewing
  • Rated Bird Watching

    The Chicken Dance Trail opens in new window http://www.chickendancetrail.com This part of Nebraska is one of the richest bird watching regions of the country. During spring and fall migration, as ma...
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Attractions and Upcoming Events

WWII German POW Interpretive Center

The feature that sets Nebraska Prairie Museum apart from other museums is its unique POW display. German POW's were housed at Camp Atlanta during W.W. II. These prisoners told stories of their exceptional treatment and lifelong friendships that developed through the adversity of war.

Holdrege, NE Museums

Phelps County Courthouse

The railroad offered a city block to the citizens of Holdrege if they would build a courthouse. The ambitious merchants promptly provided the funds and the cornerstone was dedicated on October 10, 1884. Subsequently, the voters approved removal of the county seat to Holdrege on November 11

Holdrege, NE Historic Courthouses

Bronze Sculpture

Greeting visitors to Holdrege is the beautiful 12' bronze sculpture, "Promise of the Prairie", by native artist, George Lundeen. It is a promise for today and tomorrow; The promise that living in Phelps County is a good life with room to grow and laugh and love.

Holdrege, NE Arts

City Auditorium

With the building of the city auditorium in 1916

Holdrege, NE Historic Buildings

C B & Q Depot

The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy (C B & Q) Railroad depot was built in 1910. Also known as Ironhorse Station, the depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Holdrege, NE Railroad History

Things to do near Holdrege, NE

Medicine Creek Camping

Facilities at Medicine Creek for camping and picnicking range from the most modern to just the essentials. Shady Bay Campg...