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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.

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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

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

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

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

Things to do near Superior, NE

Falls City Golf

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