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Cuming County, NE

Cuming CountyCuming County surrounds the beautiful Elk Horn Valley offering a variety of outdoor recreational activities from fishing and hunting around the Elk Horn River to hiking across the scenic countryside and observing natural species of wildlife and plant varieties.


The Elk Horn River runs alongside the town of Beemer and provides a scenic backdrop to the Indian Trails Golf Course. In the northeast corner of the county in Bancroft is the historic study of John G. Neihardt, noted poet and author of Black Elk Speaks located on the grounds of the State Historical Society's Neihardt Center. History buffs will find interesting artifacts and information at the Cuming County Historical Museum Complex in West Point, and at the Wisner Heritage Museum in Wisner.

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The Sacred Hoop Garden

The Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden is a living symbol of the Hoop of the World from the vision of the Oglala Lakota Holy Man Black Elk, found in John G. Neihardt's, Black Elk Speaks. The Prayer Garden was designed by Neihardt. The symbolism is explained on signs along the quiet garden paths. Bancroft, NE Indian Heritage


John G. Neihardt - Poet Laureate - 1881-1973

Author, lecturer, and award-winning poet, John Gneisenau Neihardt, arrived in Nebraska in 1892 at the age of eleven. Settling in Bancroft from 1900 to 1920

Bancroft, NE Famous People

Indian Trails Golf Course

Indian Trails' 18-hole regulation golf course is one of the most beautiful courses in Nebraska. Open to the public with memberships available. Cart Rentals Available.

Open every day, March 1 - October 31, 7:00 AM - Sunset, Monday - Friday
6:30 AM - Sunset, Weekends.

Green Fees:

Beemer, NE Recreation


The Neihardt Center

The Neihardt Center has been constructed for the study and preservation of the works of John G. Neihardt. The memorial room repeats the symbolism of the Hoop of the World and chronicles Neihardt's life, works and the times in which he lived. See the study where Neihardt began his epic poem

Bancroft, NE Arts

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Erected in 1887, the Immanuel Lutheran Church is the oldest Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in Nebraska. Established in 1868, the church still has an active congregation, with worship services held in the church each Sunday.

Beemer, NE Historic Churches

Cuming County Historical Society Museum Complex

The Museum Complex includes a depot museum, one-room school house museum (formerly District #34), the former St. Mathew's Lutheran Church building, Drinklage machinery building, and a caboose.

West Point, NE Museums

City Park

Beemer's newest city park is located at 5

Beemer, NE Parks

Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte

Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte was born in 1865 to the last recognized chief of the Omaha tribe. Her father, Iron Eyes, encouraged his children to learn the ways of the majority white culture. Upon graduation from the Philadelphia Women's Medical College in 1889

Bancroft, NE Indian Heritage

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Located next to the Church, the cemetery stones date back to the 1870

Beemer, NE Cemeteries

Cuming County Historical Society

Cuming County Historical Society 227 N Main St. West Point, NE 68778 (402) 372-3401 Cumin County Clerks Office (in case she has been too busy to respond or is not there. Cuming County Courthouse 402-372-6002 Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 200 S. Lincoln Street West Point, NE 68788

West Point, NE Museums

Rattlesnake Bridge - NHR

In January 1903 the Cuming County Supervisors awarded an annual bridge construction contract to the Standard Bridge Company of Omaha. In 1903 the county undertook an ambitious bridge-building program,

Bancroft, NE National Register

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