At a glance, you'll notice pretty pastures and prairie lakes. Look deeper at McCook though, and you'll discover history, outdoor adventure and delicious family-owned restaurants.
Start with a self-guided walking tour of McCook's Heritage Square. The 10-block area tells a century of local history, showing off architectural gems such as the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Sutton House and leading to stops including the Museum of the High Plains. Back outside, head to Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area on Hugh Butler Lake for fishing, hunting, hiking, biking and camping. Hungry? Choose from a handful of locally owned restaurants, from Loop Brewing Company's brick-oven pizzeria/pub to lakefront Lighthouse Marina & Grill.