Calendar of Events

Aug
31
Wed
6:45 am Bird Walk At Lake Ogallala @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Bird Walk At Lake Ogallala @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Aug 31 @ 6:45 am – 8:45 am
Bird Walk At Lake Ogallala @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
The Lake McConaughy SRA is offering Bird Walks at Lake Ogallala during August and September.   All ages welcome, walks led by resident naturalist.  Meet at Lake McConaughy Visitors Center by 6:45 a.m. Bring comfortable[...]
Sep
3
Sat
8:00 am Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ogallala Farmers Market @ Rendezvous Square
Shop the selection of fresh produce and crafts under the shaded canopy at Rendezvous Square.  Saturday mornings 8-noon through the first weekend in October.
8:00 am Paxton Labor Day Celebration
Paxton Labor Day Celebration
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 8:00am: Farmer’s Market 8:00am: Sand Volleyball Tournament 2:00pm: Slip & Slide Kick Ball 5:00pm: FCA Christian Concert 7:00pm: Fun Night (Adults Only) 7:00-8:30pm: Free Teen Dance in Swede’s Dance Hall – Kids[...]

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.