Ravenna, Nebraska

Ravenna, Nebraska

"Jak se mas, Joe?" (How are you, Joe?) "Dobre, Barta, jak ti?" (Fine, Barta, how are you?)

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"Vie gehts, Emil?" (How goes it, Emil?) "Gahnst gut!" (It goes good!)

Now and then you can still hear Czech spoken on the streets of Ravenna, however, from its beginning through the 1930s, Czech and German were commonly heard, and businessmen greeted customers in their native tongue. Businesses were generally owned by Czechs and English-speaking Americans from eastern states. Farmers were German, Czech, English, Irish, Scotch, Scandinavian, or of other European backgrounds.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Ravenna, NE

Cedar Run ATV Trail

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Harlan County Tourism have completed work on a new 470-acre ATV and dirtbike trail at t...

Johnson Lake Camping

Two campgrounds, with both primitive and modern camping facilities, provide access to day-use and overnight visitors. At t...

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...