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Oshkosh, Nebraska

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Ash Hollow Historical Park

Nebraska Game & Parks describes Ash Hollow as the state's "most intriguing and unusual"

Oshkosh, NE Historic Parks

Garden County Courthouse

Garden County Courthouse Listed in the National Register of Historical Places [GD03-003] Listed 1990/01/10 In an election held in 1909, Deuel County voters approved the creation of Garden County and the older county lost three-fourths of its territory. Oshkosh was established in 1889

Oshkosh, NE Historic Courthouses

Garden County Museum

An early 1900s school house and an old opera house/theater located downtown are filled with historic items, Indian artifacts, fossils, and a bird collection of 300 stuffed specimens. A second museum building at the south end of Main at E Avenue is a larger building for larger exhibits.

Oshkosh, NE Museums

History of Ash Hollow

Archaeological excavations in Ash Hollow indicate that early man used the area as much as 6,000 years ago. A small rock shelter in the side of the bluff near the park visitor center was used as a campsite by later Plains Indians for about 3,000

Oshkosh, NE

The Hollman Grave Historical Marker

It has been estimated that at least 20,000 persons died on the overland trail between 1842 and 1859. This averages ten graves per miles over the 2,000 mile trail. Of the hundreds that died while crossing Nebraska, only seven identifiable graves remain.

Oshkosh, NE Historical Markers

Things to do near Oshkosh, NE

Riverside Zoo and Campground

Riverside Zoo is home to over 300 animals representing 97 species. Residents include chimpanzees, river otters, Bengal tigers...

Hillside Golf Course

Challenge yourself at this 18-hole championship caliber course with beautiful, yet rugged terrain. ...

Bergstrom Rock and Gem Collection

Mastodon bones and teeth are on display, along with several other fossils found in the Chappell area. Nature's beauty can be ...