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Itinerary: A Weekend in the Bohemian Alps

Just 25 miles north of Lincoln lies a quiet and laid-back region of Nebraska that is full of unique history, among gently rolling hills and humble dirt roads.  The Bohemian Alps is the perfect weekend destination for groups looking for Czech-Nebraskan history, unique food and beautiful landscapes.

Day 1
Breakfast: Clarkson Bakery

113 Pine St
Clarkson, NE
United States

Located in downtown Clarkson, this bakery serves classic breakfast pastries and drinks but is best known for its selection of delicious kolaches, a Czech treat with sweet fruit jam in the center of a fluffy pastry.

Clarkson Historical Museum

221 Pine St
Clarkson, NE
United States

Just up the street from the bakery, this museum is chock full of local artifacts that paint a picture of Czech immigrants in the area and how they preserved their culture. The museum has something for everyone and makes Clarkson worth the visit.

Clarkson Historical Museum

Clarkson Historical Museum in Clarkson

New Zion Presbyterian Church

320 Maple St
Clarkson, NE
United States

For your last stop in Clarkson, this church boasts a beautiful exterior and interior that are great for pictures. The building features a history of Czech immigrants preserving their language through religious services while the prevalence of their language declined in the area.  

Lunch: Abie's Place

101 Ash St
Abie, NE
United States

Once you leave Clarkson, take a short drive to the small town of Abie, and grab some delicious food at Abie’s place. The menu features traditional Czech cuisine as well as classic American staples. Sometimes, you can catch a live polka performance in their restaurant and stock up on more kolaches before you leave. 

Czechland Lake

2299 NE-79
Prague, NE
United States

After lunch make the drive down to Prague and enjoy some outdoor time at Czechland Lake. This site is great for camping, fishing, hiking and anyone who wants to enjoy some quiet time with nature. Camping options are available and popular, so make sure to plan if you expect to camp for the night. 

Czechland Lake

Czechland Lake in Prague

Wahoo

950 N Chestnut St
Wahoo, NE
United States

If camping isn’t your thing, take the short drive to Wahoo and stay the night at the Wahoo Heritage Inn. 

Day 2
Breakfast: Branding Iron Cafe

636 E 1st St
Wahoo, NE
United States

To start your second day right, head over to the Branding Iron Cafe for a delicious breakfast served by staff who really care about their customers! Branding Iron Cafe serves classic American breakfast dishes and hot sandwiches. 

Branding Iron Cafe

Branding Iron Cafe in Wahoo

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

575 E St
David City, NE
United States

As the nation's only exclusively agrarian art museum, Bone Creek connects visitors to the land through art that celebrates farmland, natural landscapes, wildlife and rural life. The museum also hosts exhibitions, educational events and artists talks. Admission is free!

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

336 Pine St
Dwight, NE
United States

Whether you’re a churchgoer or not, it isn’t hard to recognize the significance of churches in the histories of these small towns. One great example is the spectacular garden at the Assumption church. Take some time to wander through this wonderful part of Dwight and slow down after a busy travel weekend. 

Lunch: CY's Cafe

151 2nd St
Dwight, NE
United States

For lunch and your last stop of the day, enjoy a meal at this lovely small-town café. The typical menu boasts a selection of Americana, but on Wednesdays, you can find a traditional Czech spread that is a wonderful tribute to the owner’s Czech heritage.