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Superior, Nebraska

Superior, Nebraska

"Victorian Capital of Nebraska"

Superior is located in south central Nebraska at a spot along the Republican River valley that early settlers thought "Superior." Incorporated in 1879, early growth and prosperity was created by the railroads and the fertile countryside.

Superior has much to offer visitors whatever their interests. People in tune with the Victorian era will find many homes restored to their original elegance, and street scenes recreated in wall-sized murals are reminiscent of by-gone days. Several antique dealers and a number of shops carrying Victorian memorabilia provide ample opportunities for Victorian shopping.

If modern items are your choice, Superior shops offer a full range of retail merchandise - clothing, jewelry, furniture, drugs, hardware, food, etc.

Sports enthusiasts will find activities to fit their interests. A golf course and driving range are close to town. Within the city limits are opportunities for swimming, rollerskating, bowling, horseshoes, volleyball and tennis. Lovewell Lake offers water skiing, swimming, hiking and boating. Campers will find excellent facilities in the city's Lincoln Park, as well as on the lake shore. For hunters and fishermen there are plentiful upland game and waterfowl in season, as well as both river and lake fishing.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Superior City Park

The City Park, on Highway 14 in the middle of town, was donated by the planner of East Superior, Austin Collette and William Loudon in 1880. The park contains a Chinese cannon which was brought from China by Lady Vestey. The park also has a memorial statue in tribute to our veterans.

Superior, NE Recreation

Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey

The Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey is held each year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend to honor Superior's most famous former resident, Evelyn Brodstonte, Lady Vestey. Activites throughout the weekend emphasize the community'

Superior, NE Festivals


Outdoor Murals

In 1993 this 100-foot wall mural depicting a typical Victorian street and business logos from early Superior, was designed and painted by Anne Beeson, an art teacher at the Clarkson Public Schools. It incorporates features of 15 historic buildings in the town.

Superior, NE Arts

Willie's Chapel

Wilfred Miller completed this chapel in 1995. He built it the same size as the "World's Littlest Church" in Festina, Iowa. Everything is authentic and is from historical buildings throughout the area that have been torn down. The steeple is dated 1898 and is from the Presbyterian Church in Nelson;

Superior, NE Historic Churches

Things to do near Superior, NE

World's Largest Porch Swing

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Trauger's Old Timers' Museum

Beginning in 1968, Bob and Shirley Trauger hosted "Old Timers' Day" in Trauger's Grove near Exeter every August. Housed in Tr...

Industrial Tours Sites

Upon request, several local businesses offer industrial tours of their plant locations. Possible tours incl...