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Fairbury City Park

Tourists, outdoorsmen and nature lovers have plenty of opportunities to take full advantage of the great outdoors while in Fairbury.


Fairbury has acres and acres and acres of parks.


The City Park, located on the southwest edge of town, is over 42 acres and features many picnic areas, pathways and the Frontier Fun Park.Fairbury City Park-bldng


The Fun Park is over 7,000 square feet of play area for children.


City Park also houses the Fairbury Municipal Pool, the Community Building, a Girl Scout cabin and the local football field and baseball complexes.


Once the original county fairgrounds, the City Park still features the winding paths and roadways utilized previously for racing.Fairbury City Park-fountain


A large, ornate fountain in the center of the park and turn-of-the-century lighting keeps a link to the park's past.


A privately owned golf driving range is located behind the Community Building.


Recent additions to the City Park include a new water slide at the pool and canopies to shade swimmers. New trash receptacles have been added to the park to make picnicking more convenient, according to Fairbury Public Works director Ed Coatman.


The annual Fourth of July swap meet and fireworks display is held in the City Park and is also utilized regularly for baseball and softball games and tournaments.



Come visit us in Fairbury, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Campbell Bros. Circus Mural

The Campbell Bros. Circus and other highlights of historic Fairbury are captured on this mural on the side of Globe Rexall Drugstore in downtown Fairbury.

The picture was created by Echo & Jeff Easton & Greg Holdren. The scene is 140 feet long & 38

Fairbury, NE Arts

Campbell Bros. Circus -1885 to 1913

"Above the roar of the lions, the music of the calliope, and the laughter and chatter of the throngs of people, the cries of the circus barker were heard throughout the towns and cities where this great circus performed."

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Fairbury, NE One Of A Kinds

Bonham Theatre

Both the Bonham Theatre, and the First National Bank, located on the northwest corner of Fifth and E streets, were at one time owned by Luther Bonham.

Bonham Theatre'

Fairbury, NE Theatres

Rock Creek Station State Park

Rock Creek Station State Park is a Pony Express and emigrant station where James Butler Hickok gained his famed name, "Wild Bill", when he shot and killed the station attendant, D.C. McCanles, in 1861

Fairbury, NE Historic Sites

Jefferson County Courthouse

The Fairbury Journal-News once printed that the Jefferson County Courthouse was not a museum, but perhaps it should qualify. Business is still conducted daily but visitors may wish to stop in just to have a look at the building and it's contents. Built in 1891 at a cost of $60,000

Fairbury, NE Historic Courthouses

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