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Dodge County, NE

Dodge County

Dodge County, Nebraska, offers visitors an unlimited number of activities. The northern portion of the county with sprawling views of grain and grazing acreage is also a mecca for sportsman. Located just five miles north of Scribner, the Dead Timber State Recreation Area provides camping, fishing, hunting and other recreation adjacent to the Elkhorn River. Dead Timber is one of the few state recreation areas open to hunting in the fall. Hunting is also permitted in the Powderhorn Wildlife Management Area northeast of Scribner. It borders the Elkhorn River and primitive camping is permitted.


The Fremont Recreation Area is about three miles west of Fremont and boasts camping, fishing, hiking, and other activities. About 800,000 visitors use the area each year. Another major attraction in Fremont is the Fremont Dinner Train and Excursion which allows guests the chance to eat a gourmet dinner, ride the rails, and sometimes, take in a special theatre production. The excursion railroad travels 17 miles to Nickerson and returns. The railroad has vintage 1920s through 1940s equipment.


A major attraction is the Nebraska Motorplex in Scribner. An old World War II military base is the home to one of Nebraska's finest drag strips. Cars race at more than 300 miles per hour and the facility hosts local, regional, and national events.


Other historic areas include the town of Hooper whose main street has been listed as a historic district. Elsewhere in the county, visitors can stop by the Musbach Museum in Scribner, or make an appointment to view the historic four-acre Poor Farm. In Dodge you will see the historic Town Hall, the 1912 High School, and enjoy dining at the Dodge City Restaurant or delight your body and soul with pastries and sausages at the B and B Bakery, a nationwide catering center.


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Musbach Museum

Originally the Milligan Dry Goods store built in 1884, the museum opened in 1973 as testament to German pioneer heritage with antique farm machinery, medical equipment, kitchen china, glass items and special programs and displays.

Scribner, NE Museums

Uehling Barn

The Uehling Barn is located on a hill overlooking the town of Uehling. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the prominence of the structure and its location have made it a local landmark since it was built in 1918. The wood-frame barn is one of a small number of "round"

Uehling, NE Historic Barns

J. D. McDonald House

The J. D. McDonald House, built in 1888, is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style. While employing the varied building materials and roof lines typical of Queen Anne architecture, this structure has a distinctive rounded

Fremont, NE National Register

Dodge County Courthouse

Dodge County was established in 1856. Fontenelle was named temporary county seat, but Fremont won the county seat designation in 1860. J.J. Hawthorn donated land for courthouse purposes in 1866. In 1867 the county built the first courthouse, a two-story brick structure. In December 188

Fremont, NE Historic Courthouses

Harder Hotel

The Harder Hotel, constructed in 1901 in Scribner, is significant for its association with the commercial development of the town and as a very early manifestation of the building boom of second generation hotels that

Scribner, NE National Register

George Turner House

The George and Nancy Turner House, built in 1867

Fremont, NE Historic Homes

Historical District Walking Tour - Nye Avenue

Take yourself back in Fremont's history with a self-guided tour of Nye Avenue. View the beautifully designed homes boasting the different architectural styles of their period. There are over twenty-five houses within the confines of the proposed National Register District of Nye Avenue.

Fremont, NE City Walking/Driving Tour

Dodge Co. Historic Sites

Dodge - Town Hall - 1896

Fremont - Nye House (May Museum - 1874) - NHR; Schneider House - NHR (1887); Bullock House - NHR (1869); McDonald House - NHR (1888); Turner House - NHR (1868); Opera House- NHR;

Dodge, NE National Register

Dodge City Murals

Located on the West side of the Dodge City Restaurant in downtown Dodge.

- Artist, Terry Taylor, July, 2001

Dodge, NE Arts

Ideal Steam Laundry

The original building was constructed in 1884 by Charles Osterman and George Tremaine, wholesale produce dealers in Fremont. The Ideal Steam Laundry, Johnson and Company, proprietors, moved into the building in 1894 and doubled the size of the structure in 1911

Fremont, NE National Register

Historic Visitors Center

The former Fremont Post Office building celebrated its opening August, 2000, as the new home to the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce and several other non-profit agencies.

Fremont, NE Historic Post Offices

Schneider's Opera House

The two-story brick building, constructed in 1900-1901

Snyder, NE National Register

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