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The Chicken Dance Trail
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This part of Nebraska is one of the richest bird watching regions of the country. During spring and fall migration, as many as 300 different species of birds can be found in habitat throughout the Chicken Dance Trail region of southwest and south central. Visit the website for printable maps, bird lists, and tips.

Funk Lagoon Waterfowl Production Area
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Located in Phelps County, one mile east and three miles north of Funk. This is a large marsh (1163 wetland marsh acres and 826 upland acres) and perhaps the best in Nebraska. It is one of the few basins with permanent water and has some of the best marsh vegetation. Thousands of birds visit the Lagoon year round. It was designated a National Recreational Trail in 2008.

Lake Seldom
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Lake Seldom is located on the south edge of Holdrege, adjacent to Highway 183. A trail and signage enhance viewing migratory birds and other wildlife.


Phone: 308-995-4444
Our Email: chamber@justtheplacenebraska.com
Our Website:www.chickendancetrail.com/

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Holdrege, NE Historic Courthouses

WWII German POW Interpretive Center

The feature that sets Nebraska Prairie Museum apart from other museums is its unique POW display. German POW's were housed at Camp Atlanta during W.W. II. These prisoners told stories of their exceptional treatment and lifelong friendships that developed through the adversity of war.

Holdrege, NE Museums


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."

Holdrege, NE Museums


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