Nebraska Prairie Museum

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Nebraska Prairie Museum The Nebraska Prairie Museum contains an exceptionally fine collection of over one acre of indoor exhibits. Explore every aspect of life on the prairie and uncover surprises around every corner. Be one of the many visitors who exclaim, "This is the finest museum I have ever visited." Once inside, you get a feeling of spaciousness as you view collections of period clothing, antique toys, farm equipment, tools and household items, a unique WWII German Prisoner of War " Camp Atlanta" exhibit room, and much more!

There is something here for everyone to enjoy! Antique automobiles and agricultural equipment show the role that technological advancement has played in our lifestyles in the past, present and will continue in the future! Extensive collections of prairie history are on display - vintage clothing, home and business period rooms, glassware, quilts, and Indian artifacts. See original photographs of famous people who performed in the Buffalo Bill Wild West show.

The POW guard tower is a replica of the tower that stood at Camp Atlanta. Other out buildings on the property include a Lutheran Church, windmill, one room school house, and the newly acquired Sam Anderson farm house that has recently been fully restored.

Genealogy research is available in the Donald O. Lindgren Library. The Museum is also the home of the National Sod House Society.

Admission: Donation; $5.00 Adults - $2.00 Children 10 and under
Hours: Open daily, Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1pm - 5pm.
Closed on Major Holidays
Address: 2701 Burlington Street, Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
Phone: 308-995-5015
Fax: 308-995-2241
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Handicapped accessible.

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Phelps County Courthouse

The railroad offered a city block to the citizens of Holdrege if they would build a courthouse. The ambitious merchants promptly provided the funds and the cornerstone was dedicated on October 10, 1884. Subsequently, the voters approved removal of the county seat to Holdrege on November 11

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Eagle Viewing

The bald eagle has always captured the attention of Americans, so much so that in 1782 the Continental Congress chose the eagle as the national bird and the centerpiece for the nation's Great Seal. Over the years, the bald eagle acquired its status as a symbol of freedom and of the United States.

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City parks comprise 65 acres with an olympic size heated swimming pool, playground equipment, and a 12-acre lake for fishing and boating, picnic areas, and lovely walking paths.

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Holdrege Country Club

The Holdrege Country Club is a beautiful 18-hole, grass green, semi-private golf course and Country club.

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