Calendar of Events

Dec
4
Sun
1:00 pm Holiday Craft Days @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Holiday Craft Days @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft Days Lake McConaughy Visitors Center December 3rd and 4th 1:00-4:00pm Come out and join the park naturalist in creating holiday crafts! There will be a variety of craft ideas for children and adults.[...]
Dec
10
Sat
1:00 pm Reindeer & Cocoa @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Reindeer & Cocoa @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reindeer and Cocoa Lake McConaughy Visitors Center December 10th 1:00-3:00 pm Oh deer! Join the park naturalist out at the lake for an afternoon of deer facts, hot cocoa, and crafting. Learn a little more[...]
Dec
11
Sun
2:00 pm Winter Painting @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Winter Painting @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Winter Painting Lake McConaughy Visitors Center December 11th 2:00-4:30pm Everyone is invited to the lake for a night of acrylic painting. Paint a guided winter themed example or create your own original idea.  Canvas, paint,[...]
Jun
16
Fri
all-day Ash Hollow Historical Pageant @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Ash Hollow Historical Pageant @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
June 16-17, 2017 Ash Hollow Historical Pageant Friday and Saturday 8:30 am 5K Run/Walk – start at Visitors Center (Saturday only) 10:00 am – Visitors Center opens 5:00 pm – Chuck Wagon Dinner (trail beans,[...]

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.