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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

The Vestey Center

The Vestey Center was built in 1929 in the art deco style. The hotel was originally named "The Nebraskan" (a joining of the names Nebraska and Kansas)

Superior, NE Historic Hotels

The Union Hotel

The Union Hotel was built in 1880 by Mr. Caesar Schaer. This was the same year that the first railroad came to Superior, and it was the town'

Superior, NE Historic Hotels

The Carnegie Building

This Colonial-style building was erected in 1908 by the Ladies Library Association under the Carnegie endowment program. The building is a striking example of Colonial and Dutch Colonial architecture. The Ladies Library Association was founded March 29, 1882. A frame building was erected in 1887

Superior, NE Carnegie Libraries

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

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

Things to do near Superior, NE