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

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

Historic Downtown Superior

Downtown Superior has been designated a National Historic District. Several of the storefronts have been restored to their original appearance or redecorated to accentuate the Victorian motif. The designated area covers four square blocks and is representative of business districts from 1883

Superior, NE National Register

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

One-room Schoolhouse

Now, nearly extinct as an educational institution, this one room school, built in 1884, stands proudly on the museum grounds - a monument to the importance the prairie pioneer placed on educating their young. Many a rural student was provided eight years of "readin','ritin', and 'rithmetic"

Superior, NE Historic Schoolhouses

Log Cabin - Home - Post Office

Superior's original building, a log cabin, was built by William Louden and several of his friends in 1872. The building served as a home, post office and trading post. As acting postmaster, Louden (paid $1 per month for his efforts) established "daily service,"

Superior, NE Museums

Things to do near Superior, NE

Kirkpatrick North Wildlife Management Basin

Part of the Rainwater Basin, this wetland serves as the home to the annual duck and geese migration. Nature enthusiasts and b...

DeWitt Flour Mills and King Iron Bridge

The DeWitt Four Mills and King Iron Bridge are located the the Big Blue River in Gage County. The mill is a large three-st...

Hidden Hills Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 30 days...

Little Nemaha River Bridge - NHR

As indicated by a builder's plate on the bridge itself, the structure was erected in 1901 by the John Gilligan ...