Places To See

Welcome!  We hope you’ll take some time to explore the historic and cultural attractions of the Keith County area. Learn more about our local history here.   While you’re at it, check out places to stay and places to eat.

  • Ash Hollow:  In nearby Garden County, this state historical park commemorates a famous stopping point on the Oregon/California Trail.
  • Boot Hill:  Take a self-guided walking tour of this 1880s Texas Trail era cemetery.   Cowboys who met an untimely end in Ogallala were said to have been buried “with their boots on” at this grassy hill on the north side of town.
  • Front Street Crystal Palace Revue:  The longest running summer stock theatre production in Nebraska, Front Street hosts an Old West shoot-out and show during the summer.
  • Lake McConaughy Visitors/Water Interpretive Center:  The local Game and Parks HQ, the Center also contains an aquarium and interactive educational exhibits.
  • Little Church, Keystone: Keystone’s historic church with both Catholic and Protestant altars is open by appointment.
  • Mansion on the Hill: Ogallala’s 1887 Victorian home and museum is open to tour during the summer.
  • Ole’s in Paxton:  See a vintage collection of over 200 trophy mounts at this Paxton steakhouse and lounge that opened in 1933.
  • Petrified Wood Gallery:   This unique collection of ancient woods, art and artifacts is a visitor favorite.
  • Spruce Street Station: A restored 1922 Standard Oil station serves as a summer visitors center in downtown Ogallala.
  • Tri-Trails Park:  A convenient stop from the interstate, this small, scenic park commemorates all the historic trails that passed through Ogallala and Keith County.


Little Church of Keystone

Calendar of Events

Jan
23
Sun
8:00 am Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility at Lake Ogallala will open for the season Saturday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open with those hours Saturdays and Sundays through February. (Subject[...]
Jan
29
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Jan 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility at Lake Ogallala will open for the season Saturday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open with those hours Saturdays and Sundays through February. (Subject[...]
Jan
30
Sun
8:00 am Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility at Lake Ogallala will open for the season Saturday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open with those hours Saturdays and Sundays through February. (Subject[...]
Feb
5
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Watching at Lake Ogallala
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility at Lake Ogallala will open for the season Saturday, Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be open with those hours Saturdays and Sundays through February. (Subject[...]