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McCook Army Air Base - McCook Army Air Base, activated April 1, 1943, was one of 11 Army Air Force training bases in Nebraska during World War II. Some 15,000 servicemen and 500 civilians were stationed here. The 2,100 acre base included three 150 by 7,500-foot concrete runways, five hangars, and barracks for 5,000 men. The base closed December 31, 1945.

Located seven miles north of McCook on Highway 83

George Norris Home
Located at 706 Norris Avenue in McCook

Prisoner-of-War Camp - German P.O.W. camp built in 1943.
Located one mile north of Indianola

Pawnee Woman's Grave
Located in the Indianola City Park on Highway 6 & 34

Mallalieu University - Rev. Allen Bartley founded the town of Bartley in June of 1886, as the site of this university. By the summer of 1886, 27 buildings had been constructed in the new town for Mallalieu University, named for the founding bishop. Due to economic conditions, the university was forced to close but the town continued on.

Located in the Bartley Town Park on Highway 6 & 34

First Homestead Red Willow County Marker

The Round Sale Barn
Located in Bartley

Copper Kettle Monument - a Nebraska State Historical Marker

Located in Norris Park

Nelson Buck Survey Party Massacre Marker

Bohemian Families' Marker

Blue Star Memorial Marker - a memorial for service personnel.


Come visit us in McCook, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Senator George W. Norris Home

Built in 1886, the Senator George W. Norris Home is both a state and national historic site focused on the history and vision of Senator George Norris (1861-1944). The Home is listed on the National Historic Register.

McCook, NE Famous Homes

Frank Lloyd Wright's Sutton House

One of America's most influential and imaginative architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, spent almost 70 years creating a striking variety of architectural forms. 602

McCook, NE Famous Homes

Heritage Hills Golf Course

Featuring 250 beautiful acres on the west edge of McCook that plays 18 holes to one of the hardest course and slope ratings in the state with a Par 72. Visitors agree that it is one of the most challenging tests of golf ever experienced. Heritage Hills is ranked "One of Golf Digest's Top 75

McCook, NE Golf Courses

McCook Carnegie Library

The McCook Library, listed on the National Historic Register

McCook, NE Carnegie Libraries

Museum of the High Plains

Authentic pioneer artifacts from the 1870

McCook, NE Museums

Things to do Historical Markers near McCook, NE

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