Calendar of Events

May
28
Thu
2:00 pm Native Bees Zoom Program
Native Bees Zoom Program
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Native Bees Zoom Program
Join the Lake Mac and Ash Hollow park naturalist for a Zoom program on Native Bees Thursday, May 28 at 2 pm mountain time! (You will need to have downloaded Zoom ahead of time.) Native[...]
May
31
Sun
all-day POSTPONED Shut Up & Fish Tournament
POSTPONED Shut Up & Fish Tournament
May 31 all-day
This event has been POSTPONED to an undetermined date later this summer. From Vogl’s Lodge & Lure:  “Update: I received a letter from the Game and Parks Fisheries Division last Friday announcing that they have[...]
Jun
13
Sat
6:00 am Terry McCormick Memorial Walleye...
Terry McCormick Memorial Walleye...
Jun 13 @ 6:00 am
Launch will be from the back boat ramp at Cedar View. Check in: 6:00 to 6:45 a.m. Launch: 7:00 a.m. Weigh in: 3:00 p.m. Contact: Rose McCormick at 308-778-7216.
Jun
18
Thu
6:00 pm POSTPONED Sounds on the Square F...
POSTPONED Sounds on the Square F...
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Thursday evenings  (June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30) enjoy FREE live music from 6 to 9 pm at Rendezvous Square in downtown[...]

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Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge, which opened its bar one minute past midnight on the day that Prohibition was repealed in 1933.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