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Holdrege, Nebraska

  • 23miles South of Holdrege
    Harlan County Lake Located on the Republican River in south central Nebraska, the Harlan County Dam controls a drainage area of 7,164 square miles. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' project covering 31,000 acres, with 13... continue
  • 30miles Northeast of Holdrege
    Elwood Reservoir Elwood Reservoir was formed in the late 1970s as part of a project to rehabilitate and modernize Central's E65... continue
  • 34miles Northeast of Holdrege
    Johnson LakeWhile most lakes on Central's supply canal are canyon lakes, Johnson Lake was originally a natural depression or low-lying area when construction began in 1939. ... continue

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Phelps County Wildlife Preserves

March is the peak month for viewing waterfowl at all of the wildlife preserves. At the Funk Lagoon you may see more than 500,000 ducks and geese per day, and over 20

Holdrege, NE Wildlife Refuges

City Auditorium

With the building of the city auditorium in 1916

Holdrege, NE Historic Buildings

Eagle Viewing

The 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. Over the years, the bald eagle acquired its status as a symbol of freedom and of the United States.

Holdrege, NE Birdwatching

Recreation

City parks comprise 65 acres with an olympic size heated swimming pool, playground equipment, and a 12-acre lake for fishing and boating, picnic areas, and lovely walking paths.

Holdrege, NE Recreation


Things to do near Holdrege, NE

Swanson Reservoir Hunting

In the fall and winter, hunters pursue waterfowl, upland game birds, and deer, while anglers chop the ice for crappie and nor...