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Ponca, Nebraska

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Outlaw Trail - Nebraska Highway 12

The wild west era where famous outlaws, horse thieves, lynch mobs and lawmen ruled is past. Today, along the Outlaw Trail, travelers are greeted by friendly folks as well as plenty of quiet hideaways.

Ponca, NE Trails

War Memorials

Union Memorial - "Sacred to the memory of the boys who wore the blue from 1861 - 1865.

Loss of Lives: North, 359,529 -- South, 349,556"

Foreign Wars Memorial - "Soldiers who died overseas - Dixon County"

Ponca, NE Memorials

Cook's Blacksmith Shop Museum

The blacksmith shop was built in 1901 by C.O. Cook, who operated his business for over thirty years. The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Ponca, NE Museums

Dixon County Courthouse - NHR

Built about 25 years after Dixon County was established, the Dixon County Courthouse was built in 1883-84 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dixon County was established in 1858. Several communities competed for the county seat designation, including

Ponca, NE Historic Courthouses

Highland Oaks Golf Course

Highland Oaks Golf Course lying along the Missouri River's spectacular bluffs, combines a distinctive design with the Ponca State Park'

Ponca, NE Recreation

Things to do near Ponca, NE

Troll Stroll Nature Walk

Opened in 1987, Troll Stroll has become one of Nebraska's most unique and charming tourism attractions. A one-of-a-kind na...

Dance Halls

The Skylon Ballroom in Hartington has a storied history. Performers such as Guy Lombardo and Lawrence Welk played at the ...

Platte County Historical Society Museum

Features the complete 1857 log cabin of Frederick Gottschalk, one of Columbus' founders, turn-of-the-century barb...

Ponca SP Cross Country Skiing

More and more snow lovers are discovering the wintertime fun found at the park. Cross-country skiing and snow shoeing are bec...

Niobrara SP Boat Access

The park maintains three boat access areas to the Missouri River at the old Niobrara townsite. The Verdel site is 8 miles ups...