Boone County, NE

Boone CountyNebraska's Scenic Highway 14 extends through Boone County and provides an excellent one or two day trip to the county's historical and enjoyable cities. Start you day at Albion at the Boone County Historical Museum and then on to the Logan Fontenelle Monument in Petersburg. If you are there in August, you will enjoy the Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee. Just north and west about two miles you will see the twin 100 foot tower of St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church dominate the countryside at Raeville. Seating over 600, the Romanesque structure contains beautiful stained glass windows and paintings.

In the lower west corner of the county the town of Cedar Rapids lies along the Cedar River which flows gently through the eastern sandhills. Perfect for float trips, the clean, sandy bottom river is excellent for swimming and summer fun. Cedar Rapids is also the location of the historic St. Anthony's Church and School.

Throughout the county are some of the best small fishing lakes in the state. Bass, bluegill, pike, crappie and catfish abound in lakes and streams within driving distance of the local towns. For hunters, Boone County has something for everyone with outstanding pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, deer, prairie chicken, coyote, dove, duck and wild turkey hunting.

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St. Anthony's Church

St. Anthony's Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1919

Cedar Rapids, NE Historic Churches

Post Office Mural

The Albion United States Post Office, built in 1937-38, is a one-story, red brick building with simple Colonial Revival details built from standardized plans in the 1930s. While the building retains a high degree of integrity, its

Albion, NE Arts

Boone County Historical Society Museum

The Boone County Historical Society Museum has many indoor and outdoor exhibits that many will find to be both

Albion, NE Museums

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church Complex

The St. Bonaventure complex consists of the brick church, a three-story brick school, a two-story frame rectory, a one-story frame parish hall, and the church cemetery and orchard. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the magnificent church was built in 1917-19

Raeville, NE Historic Churches

Logan Fontenelle Monument

Logan Fontenelle, an interpreter and Omaha chief, was born at Bellevue in May 1825

Petersburg, NE Monuments

Fuller Park

Fuller Park would be the perfect site for your next family picnic. It has four covered dining areas, playground equipment, restrooms, and R.V. hookups. Albion, NE RV Parks

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