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Dodge County, NE

Dodge County

Dodge County, Nebraska, offers visitors an unlimited number of activities. The northern portion of the county with sprawling views of grain and grazing acreage is also a mecca for sportsman. Located just five miles north of Scribner, the Dead Timber State Recreation Area provides camping, fishing, hunting and other recreation adjacent to the Elkhorn River. Dead Timber is one of the few state recreation areas open to hunting in the fall. Hunting is also permitted in the Powderhorn Wildlife Management Area northeast of Scribner. It borders the Elkhorn River and primitive camping is permitted.


The Fremont Recreation Area is about three miles west of Fremont and boasts camping, fishing, hiking, and other activities. About 800,000 visitors use the area each year. Another major attraction in Fremont is the Fremont Dinner Train and Excursion which allows guests the chance to eat a gourmet dinner, ride the rails, and sometimes, take in a special theatre production. The excursion railroad travels 17 miles to Nickerson and returns. The railroad has vintage 1920s through 1940s equipment.


A major attraction is the Nebraska Motorplex in Scribner. An old World War II military base is the home to one of Nebraska's finest drag strips. Cars race at more than 300 miles per hour and the facility hosts local, regional, and national events.


Other historic areas include the town of Hooper whose main street has been listed as a historic district. Elsewhere in the county, visitors can stop by the Musbach Museum in Scribner, or make an appointment to view the historic four-acre Poor Farm. In Dodge you will see the historic Town Hall, the 1912 High School, and enjoy dining at the Dodge City Restaurant or delight your body and soul with pastries and sausages at the B and B Bakery, a nationwide catering center.


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Historic District Walking Tour - Downtown

Take yourself back in Fremont's history with a self-guided tour of the Downtown District. The Fremont Historic Commercial District consists of an enclave of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century buildings that represent Fremont'

Fremont, NE City Walking/Driving Tour

Alexander Thomas Barn

This huge red-and-white candy-striped building was built in 1888

North Bend, NE Historic Barns

Dodge High School

Education was a top priority during the growth of Dodge, starting in a brick schoolhouse built in 1887. An addition was needed in 1889. According to a 1891 report, District 46 had 143 students and four teachers. St.Wenceslaus Catholics opened a parochial school in 1911

Dodge, NE

Harder Hotel

The Harder Hotel, constructed in 1901 in Scribner, is significant for its association with the commercial development of the town and as a very early manifestation of the building boom of second generation hotels that

Scribner, NE National Register

Historic Visitors Center

The former Fremont Post Office building celebrated its opening August, 2000, as the new home to the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce and several other non-profit agencies.

Fremont, NE Historic Post Offices

Dodge Town Hall

The historic Town Hall building was built in 1896

Dodge, NE

Love-Larson Opera House

The theater was built by James Wheeler Love in 1888. In 1905

Fremont, NE Opera Houses

Dodge City Murals

Located on the West side of the Dodge City Restaurant in downtown Dodge.

- Artist, Terry Taylor, July, 2001

Dodge, NE Arts

North Bend Carnegie Library

The North Bend Carnegie Library, dedicated in 1913, is a typical example of a small town library in the early twentieth century. Andrew Carnegie, often called the "Patron Saint" of libraries, was responsible for funding the

North Bend, NE National Register

Depots

Visit the historic depots in the downtown district of Fremont in the vicinity of 1st and "D" Streets. There is the two-story brick Chicago & Northwestern Freight House built in 1903 after C&NW gained control of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad which began in 1869 (now the Fremont &

Fremont, NE Railroad History

Hooper Historic District

The Hooper Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places consists almost entirely of one and two-story brick commercial buildings located along main street. Dating from the late nineteenth century, the district is a well-preserved village of "American Renaissance"

Hooper, NE National Register

Schneider's Opera House

The two-story brick building, constructed in 1900-1901

Snyder, NE National Register

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