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Plainview, Nebraska

Plainview, Nebraska

Not many communities can say they were the key location for a film nominated for six Academy Awards. But Plainview can. Plainview, Nebraska, located in northeast Nebraska, is the home of the fictional community of "Hawthorne" from the movie, "Nebraska." Academy Award-winning director and Nebraska native, Alexander Payne, filmed much of "Nebraska" in Plainview in the fall of 2012.

Returning to life after its notoriety, Plainview is home to about 1,200 people in Pierce County and offers nearly everything residents could want like amenities and health care to education and activities. The community is home to a hospital, clinic, nursing home and pharmacy. It has both a public and private elementary school, and public high school, and is just 35 minutes in proximity to a community college.

Plainview has a variety of clubs and organizations with a "something for everyone" feel. Whether you want to volunteer or simply enjoy the social aspect of activities, there's something for you in Plainview.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Klown Doll Museum

The Klown Doll Museum currently houses over 7,000 clown dolls and growing! Admission is free to one of the most unique attractions in not only Nebraska but the country. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The museum has been featured in a five-page story in the "Living Here"

Plainview, NE Museums

Plainview Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Plainview, NE Golf Courses

Things to do near Plainview, NE

Ponca SP Swimming

In summer, swimmers can cool off at the modern pool, where lifeguards are on duty. Fees are charged for adults and for childr...

Atokad Downs

Live thoroughbred racing that runs Saturdays and Sundays from early June through middle of July....