Ponca, Nebraska


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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dixon County Courthouse - NHR

Built about 25 years after Dixon County was established, the Dixon County Courthouse was built in 1883-84 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dixon County was established in 1858. Several communities competed for the county seat designation, including

Ponca, NE Historic Courthouses

Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Chief Standing Bear merely wanted to fulfill a promise; instead, he became part of one of the West's most famous trials. The Chief's son, like many of his tribe, had taken ill after being forced onto a reservation in Oklahoma. On his deathbed, the son uttered a final wish:

Ponca, NE Indian Heritage

The Ponca Tribe

This has been the homeland of the Ponca Indians since earliest recorded history. In 1866, the Federal government signed the treaty of Fort Laramie, which transferred the land to the Sioux without the permission of the Ponca. Treaties made with the government in 1856

Ponca, NE Indian Heritage

Indian Hill Archeological District - NHR

A cluster of eighteen prehistoric archeological sites within less than one-half square mile constitutes the Indian Hill District located near Newcastle. Indian Hill is the only exclusively prehistoric archeological district yet designated in Nebraska and is listed on the

Ponca, NE Archaeology

Things to do near Ponca, NE

Scenic Park Aquaplex

A unique water slide is a feature attraction at the Scenic Park Aquaplex in South Sioux City's Scenic Park. The 109'-long,...

City Parks

Barnard Park - Picnic tables, playground, restrooms. Clarkson Street and Military Aven...

South Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Hoot Gibson Memorial Rodeo Arena

Tekamah's well-attended June rodeo, annually honors Tekamah native, Hoot Gibson, a famous cowboy stunt man in silent movies d...