Paxton

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Paxton, Nebraska is located 22 miles east of Ogallala at Interstate 80 mile marker 145.

Located on Highway 30, Nebraska’s Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway, Paxton offers a unique opportunity to step off the beaten track and experience small town America.

Downtown Paxton is home to the famed Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge, which opened its bar one minute past midnight on the day that Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Ole’s features a vintage collection of over 200 big game trophy mounts gathered by the original owner, including a polar bear hunted from Russia. Renowned for its meat department, Hehnke’s Foods opened in 1920, and is now operated by the third generation of the family.DSC_4790-300x199Visitors will also find a city park with newly remodeled swimming pool, public library, and many other amenities.

Paxton hosts an annual Labor Day Celebration, including a variety of activities for the whole family.

Positioned on the Great Platte River Road, the Paxton area played its part in America’s westward expansion. The Oregon Trail passed through a mile south of what is now Paxton. Alkali Lake, a stop on the Pony Express Route, was located about two miles to the southwest. Originally called “Alkali” for the alkaline content in the soil, the village’s name was changed to “Paxton” in 1885 for W.A. Paxton, a prominent area rancher.

Paxton Businesses

Paxton Hotel: I-80 Exit LocationNumber
The Lodge/Days Inn1-80 Exit 145
at Paxton
308-239-4510
RestaurantsNumber
The Grainery (coffee, ice cream & eatery)308-239-4400
Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge308-239-4500
Windy Gap Saloon & Grill308-239-4482
Gas & Convenience StoresNumber
The Lodge/Days Inn (I-80 Exit 145)308-239-4510
Paxton Pit Stop308-239-4418
AntiquesNumber
Anne Marie's308-239-4400
GiftsNumber
Anne Marie's 308-239-4400
Lilly's Lilies (Greenhouse - Open Seasonally308-530-2148
The Mane Design308-239-4331
Meats & More Country Store 308-289-4262
BankNumber
Pony Express Community Bank308-239-4441
Grocery StoreNumber
Hehnke’s Foods308-239-4215
RealtorNumber
Schow Realty308-239-4297

 

Calendar of Events

May
21
Sat
all-day Big Mac Shut Up & Fish
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish
May 21 – May 22 all-day
Big Mac Shut Up & Fish Lake McConaughy May 21-22 2022 The 2022 BIG MAC Shut Up & Fish Tournament will be hosted by Vogl’s Lodge & Lure. . See www.voglslodgeandlure.com for entry forms and more info,[...]
May
26
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square 2022
Sounds on the Square 2022
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square 2022
Mark your calendars for a great summer of FREE LIVE MUSIC at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala. Bring a lawn chair and your friends for these free concerts on Thursday nights May 26 through June 30[...]
Jun
2
Thu
6:00 pm Sounds on the Square 2022
Sounds on the Square 2022
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
Sounds on the Square 2022
Mark your calendars for a great summer of FREE LIVE MUSIC at Rendezvous Square in Ogallala. Bring a lawn chair and your friends for these free concerts on Thursday nights May 26 through June 30[...]