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Chase County, NE

Chase CountyA scenic drive along old Highway 6 meanders through the canyon country between the communities of Wauneta and Imperial, revealing a majestic vista of open country and rugged terrain. A rustic rest area and scenic overlook known as the "Little Grand Canyon" offers those willing to take the time to appreciate a spectacular view of the Frenchman River Valley.

Imperial is the county seat and is located near the center of Chase County. The area arts council coordinates a series of professional community concerts each year, and the city hosts the Chase County Fair and annual Art in the Park.

Champion is the site of the Champion Mill, built in 1888, the only water-powered mill still operable in Nebraska, and open for public viewing of its operation by the State Game and Parks Commission. The Chase County Historical Museum displays area historical artifacts.

Wauneta is a vibrant ranching community nestled along the Frenchman River and boasts some of the finest pheasant and deer hunting in the area.

Chase County was organized in 1886, and named for Champion S. Chase, Nebraska's first Attorney General.

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Champion Mill State Historical Park

The last functional water-powered mill in Nebraska, this two-story structure stands as a symbol of the settlement and development of Nebraska and the West. Champion Mill ground flour and grain from 1888-1968

Imperial, NE State Parks


Chase County Historical Museum

The Chase County Historical Museum is a fun and educational way to learn about our colorful past. Located in Champion, Nebraska, the museum has over 1,000 items, some dating back to the 1700's! It has everything from WW1

Imperial, NE Museums

Chase County Hunting

Hunting is one of the many favorite pastimes in Chase County. Abundance of game, including deer, pheasants, and water fowl, make Chase County a great place for the hunter. Chase County also has many well-equipped lodges suitable for hunters any time of the year. Deer

Imperial, NE Recreation

Lovitt Historical Site

Between A.D. 1675-1725 Apache peoples known as the Dismal River Complex (and related to populations in the southwest, eastern Colorado, and western Kansas)

Imperial, NE Archaeology

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