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Fourth of July Celebration

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Event# 308-537-2635

Event Details

The Pony Express Rodeo and Mutton Busting Contest, Jr. Rodeo Queen Contest, Boy Scout BBQ, and Fourth of July Fireworks are all major attractions of this annual event, which draws visitors from across the state.

Fourth of July Celebration

Address : 22-27 Lake Ave. Gothenburg NE
Phone : 308-537-2635   (Always call and confirm events.)

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Attractions and Upcoming Events


Historic Depot

In the years from 1863 to 1868 the railroad had become a certainty. During the five year period, the first operations of mapping, surveying, setting telegraph poles and planning the roadbed had been completed. The railroad through this territory was completed in 1868

Gothenburg, NE Railroad History

Pony Express Station

The Sam Machette Station was used as an early fur trading post/ranch house along the Oregon Trail southwest of Gothenburg before it was used as a Pony Express station during its operation between April 1860 and November 1861

Gothenburg, NE Pony Express

The Sun Theatre

The Sun Theatre was built and used as an opera house from 1909-1926. In 1927, the theatre was opened by Glen VanWey. Children were charged 10 cents and adults 20 cents for silent movies accompanied by an orchestra. The 1930

Gothenburg, NE Theatres

Sod House Museum

The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988

Gothenburg, NE Museums

Things to do near Gothenburg, NE