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Hastings, Nebraska

  • The Kool-Aid Birth Place

    The Kool-Aid Birth PlaceThis building is known locally as the birthplace of Kool-Aid. More accurately, it was the home of the Perkins Products Company, the manufacturing and retail enterprise of Kool-Aid inventor Edwin E....
    The Kool-Aid Birth Place

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Hastings Parks

Brickyard Park - Woodland & D St.

Built on the site of a former brick-making factory where ramains of the kilns can still be seen. Walking trail, picnic shelter, basketball courts,

Hastings, NE Recreation

Crane Meadows Observatory

Crane Meadows Nature Center is a year-round educational organization dedicated to providing an understanding of, and access to, the ecosystems of the Platte River valley. Open daily, with expanded hours during the crane season (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Hastings, NE Recreation

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hastings Museum.... What a wonderful world!

From immense polar bears to tiny hummingbirds, the many forms of animal life from around the planet are on display in dioramas representing the natural habitat of each.

Hastings, NE Museums

The City Auditorium

Well-known buildings are usually notable for their architectural size or history. That is certainly the case of the City Auditorium, constructed between 1922 and 1924 at a cost of nearly $130,000. City fathers originally

Hastings, NE Architecture

McCormick Hall

Hastings College opened in September 1882. In April 1883, ground was broken for McCormick Hall, the first building erected on the campus. It was named for reaper inventor, Cyrus McCormick, who made the initial contribution for the building'

Hastings, NE National Register

Things to do near Hastings, NE

McCook Hunting

Known by hunting enthusiasts across the country, Southwest Nebraska flourishes with wildlife and serves as an excellent hunti...

Plum Creek Massacre Site

After camping just two miles south and east of where the Plum Creek emptied into the Platte River on August 7, 1864, the Mort...