Grand Island, Nebraska

  • Hall County Courthouse

    Hall County Courthouse

    One of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts Classicism architecture in the Midwest, the Hall County Courthouse was formally accepted in January, 1904. Note the central section's monumenta...
    Hall County Courthouse

  • William Stolley Homestead

    William Stolley Homestead William Stolley was one of a small band of German immigrants who came to the central Platte Valley of Nebraska Territory in 1857. Stolley filed the first squatter's claim in the county. He helped or...
    William Stolley Homestead
  • Hotel Yancey (Yancey Motor Hotel)

    Hotel Yancey (Yancey Motor Hotel)National Register of Historic Places

    Named for its proprietor, William L. Yancey, the hotel was begun in April of 1917, financed by the Bankers Realty Investment Company of Omaha, Nebraska, for ...
    Hotel Yancey (Yancey Motor Hotel)

  • Liederkranz

    LiederkranzNational Register of Historic Places

    Liederkranz means "a wreath of songs." In 1870, German settlers met to organize a German singing society to provide musical and social entertainment and to c...

  • Carnegie Public Library Building

    Carnegie Public Library BuildingNational Register of Historic Places

    On April 27, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt broke ground for the construction of a new Grand Island public library. A $20,000 Carnegie Corporation grant ...
    Carnegie Public Library Building

  • Mrs. H.J. Bartenbach House

    Mrs. H.J. Bartenbach HouseNational Register of Historic Places

    The house is a distinct and significant example of a Nebraska dwelling designed in the Moderne style of the 1930s, a style never widely popular in the state....
    Mrs. H.J. Bartenbach House

  • Glade-Donald House

    Glade-Donald HouseNational Register of Historic Places

    The Glade-Donald House is a distinctive example of the Shingle style. The house is completely sheathed with wooden shingles, and incorporates many bay and or...
    Glade-Donald House

  • Hamilton-Donald House

    Hamilton-Donald HouseNational Register of Historic Places

    The house was constructed by Henry Falldorf in 1905 for Ellsworth D. Hamilton, cashier of the Commercial State Bank of Grand Island. In 1908, Hamilton sold t...
    Hamilton-Donald House

  • Andrew M. Hargis House

    Andrew M. Hargis HouseNational Register of Historic Places.

    Built in 1898, the Andrew M. Hargis House is a fine example of the Queen Anne style and also incorporates Neo-Classical Revival detailing in its design. Ha...
    Andrew M. Hargis House

  • Oscar Roeser House

    Oscar Roeser HouseNational Register of Historic Places

    The Oscar Roeser House was built in 1908 by Henry H. Falldorf following the plans of architect Thomas Rogers Kimball. It is a unique example of German-Ameri...
    Oscar Roeser House

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Andrew M. Hargis House

National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1898, the Andrew M. Hargis House is a fine example of the Queen Anne style and also incorporates Neo-Classical Revival detailing in its design. Hargis founded the Grand Island Business and Normal College in 1885


Central Nebraska Ethnic Festival

Join us at this two-time award winning Ethnic Festival in the downtown Grand Island on the weekend of July 27-29. Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world, all in one location as we celebrate our ethnic diversity. You too, can celebrate your ethnic heritage

Grand Island, NE FESTIVALS

Fonner Park

Fonner Park, located in the heart of central Nebraska in southeast Grand Island, operates seven days a week. A "live" thoroughbred-racing season is conducted from mid-February through mid-May while the facility televises nationwide simulcast horse


Fort O.K. Cannon

The cannon located on the South lawn of the Courthouse is dated 1853 and with the forged stamp of AMES CO. FOUNDERS, CHICOPEE, MASS.

"This cannon was left at Fort O.K. August 22, 1865 by Major J.R. Curtis 'for the protection of the settlement against attack by Hostile Indians'."

Grand Island, NE Landmarks

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

This landmark English Gothic structure opened for worship on July 7, 1889. The church was constructed with red granite from Colorado and trimmed in gray sandstone from Wyoming. The stained glass windows were imported from Europe. In 1903

Grand Island, NE Historic Churches

Things to do near Grand Island, NE

Red Willow Boating

Near the concession and Kiwanis Point, there are two boat ramps, mooring docks, designated swimming beach, fish cleaning stat...