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Pawnee County Old McDonald Roads Tour
Pawnee City


Take a weekend and lose yourself in the unique history and natural wonders of Pawnee County. This two-day getaway is a great opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in the small-town charm and wide-open spaces of southeastern Nebraska.

This package includes:
• One night’s stay and full breakfast at My Blue Heaven Bed & Breakfast or Convent House Bed & Breakfast
• Vouchers for 2 farm tours
• Vouchers for 3 museums
• $50 in Pawnee City Bucks for meals

Start the day out with a guided tour of sustainable farms in the area. The tours are your chance to learn more about crop production and the art of raising chickens, cattle, and even bison. If you’re looking for an afternoon snack, try some locally produced bison jerky. And you’ll want to bring the camera for this outdoor adventure because the wildlife is abundant.

After enjoying a delicious meal at one of our local restaurants, you can settle in for the night at My Blue Heaven Bed & Breakfast. This 1920s home is a cozy retreat complete with antique furnishings and handmade quilts.

In the morning, a complete breakfast awaits as you prepare for a day of historic buildings, pedal cars, and silent cinema. Tour the Pawnee City Historical Society Museum, home to 19 buildings filled with pioneer memorabilia, an experimental tailwind airplane, an extensive salt and pepper shaker collection, and 800 different types of barbwire. More than 400 pedal toys will take you back to yesteryear at The Pedal Clinic. And take some time to learn more about Harold Lloyd, 1920s silent movie star, at his childhood home.

In addition to the historical places and outdoor spaces, Pawnee City also offers excellent shopping including Heavenly Treasures quilt shop, Memory Magic Scrapbook Store, Home Comforts, Creative Thoughts gift shop, and so much more.

The cost for this two-day package is $150 for two adults. For one child under 12, the cost is an additional $88. For two children under 12, the cost is an additional $119. For reservations and more information, please contact Yvonne Dalluge at 402-852-3131 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . One week advanced notice is necessary.
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The Historic Commercial Hotel B&B
Verdigre – Niobrara – St. James

Tucked within the rolling hills of the Verdigre “Alps,” the 1890s historic Commercial Hotel B&B awaits. Along the way, stop at Sally’s Antiques and Sweets for flavored coffees, cheesecake, and unique antique treasures. Or take a covered wagon ride along the scenic Niobrara River and feed the bison at Kreycik Riverview Elk Ranch near Niobrara. Over the weekend, tour the surrounding towns including the quaint village of St. James with its St. James Marketplace. Enjoy a “sit ‘n” sip” in the English Garden at the B&B, or see the many beautiful and interesting sights in the area.

Cost is $199 per couple. Package includes an overnight stay and coupons for St. James Marketplace, Sally’s Antiques and Sweets, and the wagon ride at Kreycik Ranch. Tours are available on weekends. For more information or to make reservations, call the Corps of Discovery at 402-667-6557 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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The Rosegate Adventure
St. James – Niobrara – Fordyce

Start your journey with a restful evening in northeast Nebraska at the refurbished Rosegate Inn, nestled in the picturesque countryside near St. James. The next morning, tour the historic St. Philip and St. James School—now St. James Marketplace—and view its Sunflower Tea Rooms and handmade goods. Stop by Sally’s Antiques and Sweets for flavored coffees, cheesecake, and unique antique treasures. Later in the day, take a covered wagon ride along the scenic Niobrara River and feed the bison at Kreycik Riverview Elk Ranch near Niobrara. Or view exotic Scotch Highland cattle and enjoy the native grasses and wildflowers as you stroll along the pioneer wagon trails at Prairie Blossom Trails outside Fordyce.

Cost is $205 per couple. Package includes an overnight stay and coupons for St. James Marketplace, Sally’s Antiques and Sweets, and the wagon ride at Kreycik Ranch. Tours are available on weekends. For more information or to make reservations, call the Corps of Discovery at 402-667-6557 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
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