Calendar of Events

Mar
30
Thu
5:00 pm Take A Walk In The Park Day
Take A Walk In The Park Day
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm
Take a Walk in the Park Day Help celebrate national “Take a Walk in the Park Day” out at the Lake Ogallala Hike/Bike Trail Thursday, March 30th at 5:00 pm.  Bring your family and friends out for[...]
Mar
31
Fri
7:00 pm Ash Hollow Star Party
Ash Hollow Star Party
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be hosting a “Star Party” at Ash Hollow State Historical Park on Friday, March 31st at 7:00pm. Follow the road up the hill towards the visitor’s center, and[...]
May
17
Wed
5:00 pm Let’s Talk Trees
Let’s Talk Trees
May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Let’s Talk Trees Everyone is invited to join Park Naturalist for a walk at the Lake Ogallala Modern Campground Wednesday, May 17 at 5:00 pm.  We will discuss the trees that grow around the lake[...]

Spruce Street Station

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Visit the Spruce Street Visitor Center
Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Built in 1922, the Spruce Street Station in Ogallala is considered one of the best preserved of fewer than 20 former Standard Oil stations still standing. Once the state’s largest marketer of petroleum products, Standard Oil of Nebraska rose to prominence with the advent of the automobile.

Through the efforts of the Ogallala Main Street Program, the Spruce Street Station was renovated in 2002-2003. Like the Ogallala Post Office, the Mansion on the Hill and the Little Keystone Church, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, the station and adjacent 1937 service bay serve as the Spruce Street Visitor Center. During the summer months, it is staffed by volunteers from the local Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The service bay portion is also available year round for community events.