Itinerary: A Weekend Getaway to Atkinson

In this Atkinson adventure, enjoy great local restaurants and businesses as well as many outdoor adventures.

Located in Holt County, which is in the north-central part of Nebraska, Atkinson lies in the Elkhorn Valley, near the north bank of the Elkhorn River. U.S. Hwy. 20 and State Hwy. 11 intersect here, making the city a thoroughfare for many in-state as well as out-of-state travelers.

State Street Atkinson
Day 1
Juju Bean Coffee

708 E State Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-6313

Swing by this drive thru coffee shop serving gourmet coffee, smoothies and Coke products.

Extra Activity: The site also includes Atkinson Floral which is full of home decor, fresh bouquets and many other specialty items.

Wettlaufer's Garden Center & Flower Shop

47642 Highway 20
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 340-7252

This full-service garden center and flower shop offers trees, shrubs and perennials during the growing season, along with a greenhouse full of annuals, vegetables and succulents available during the spring and summer months. There’s never been a better time to take up gardening!

Flat Iron Bar & Grill

112 S Main Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-2933

Enjoy the great food, great bar and friendly service at Flat Iron for casual dining serving burgers, salads, steaks and more at a reasonable price.

Something Special by Marilyn's

204 S Main Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-2754

The staff at Something Special are eager to show you around their 4,400 sq. ft. Christmas and holiday gift showroom in downtown Atkinson! The store has over 5,000 different Christmas ornaments in addition to an estimated 10,000 distinctive holiday and other gift items; you may start to wonder if you’re in Nebraska, or the North Pole!

Brush Creek Brewery Co., LLC

102 S Main Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-2629

Come thirsty, be fed. Stop in at the brewery in Atkinson for a taste of their handcrafted brews and root beer for the kids.

Uptown Hair Design & Boutique

106 W State Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-5716

City atmosphere, city looks, small-town prices. Prepare to be pampered at this full-service salon, spa, tanning and boutique. Since vacation is all about relaxing, try out a full-body massage, facial and mani-pedi.

Eagle Springs Lodge

47953 882 Road
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-2381

Eagle Springs Lodge, LLC is located in the Sandhills in north-central Nebraska North East of Atkinson. It is named after the spring-fed creek that feeds the breathtaking 35-acre private lake. There is an abundance of outdoor space on this 160-acre property. It is simply impossible to describe the true beauty of this property, so you’ll have to come check it out for yourself.

Atkinson Garden Center
Day 2
Braun's Food Center

119 S Main Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-5151

Home to Old-Fashioned Quality & Goodness! Looking for a fresh-baked treat? Stop by the bakery before your day and pick up a donut, roll or muffin that will rival even your grandma’s super-secret recipe.

Sturdevant-McKee Museum

308 S Main Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-2726

This museum, built-in 1887, is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and offers an opportunity to learn about the people of north-central Nebraska and their history.

Local’s Tip: Sturdevant-McKee Museum is accessible by appointment only, so make sure to call ahead and set up your visit!

The Alley

607 N Cranberry
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-8400

The Alley has made a name for itself locally as "the place" for pizza and burgers. On your visit, try out the Cookizza and fall in love with the cookie pizza combo that is without equal.

Bowling at The Alley

607 N Cranberry
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-8400

Includes an eight-lane bowling center for visitors young and old. Stop by and give The Alley a try!

Someplace Else Bar

116 S Main Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-9991

Take in the friendly hometown atmosphere at Someplace Else, and enjoy a full bar along with pool tables, dartboards, jukebox and pizza.

Sandhills Guest House Motel

119 S Hyde Street
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-5600

The Sandhills Guest House Motel opened its doors on March 3, 2006, as Atkinson's newest independently owned lodging facility. It boasts 20 spacious interior units with competitive rates and the cleanest rooms.

Brush Creek Atkinson
Day 3
First Stop - Conoco

802 US-20
Atkinson, NE
United States

A fully stocked convenience store that opens at 6 a.m. every morning to offer fresh breakfast items such as coffee, sandwiches, waffles and more. Fill up the tanks (yours and the car's) for another day in Atkinson.

Fishing & Hiking at Atkinson Mill Race Park

47450 877th Road
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-6313

Grab your hook, line and sinker, Atkinson Mill Race Park, located approximately one mile from downtown Atkinson, is a 50-acre scenic retreat on the Elkhorn River and includes a 14-acre fishing lake.

Golfing at The Atkinson-Stuart Country Club

47453 US-20
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-5330

Test your skills with a club and tee at the Atkinson-Stuart Country Club. Built by its members in 1971, this semi-private 9-hole golf course is one of the best courses in Nebraska. The tricky terrain is level in most places but hides several bumps, rolls and swales that make shots even more challenging. Convenient and relaxing, Atkinson-Stuart Country Club is a great place to play.

Grab lunch before or after your round at the Country Club, which offers a variety of items for appetites big and small.

Bluebird Trail at Atkinson Mill Race Park

47450 877th Road
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-5313

It has been said that the Bluebird Trail at Mill Race Park is one of the best-kept secrets of Atkinson. A 1/2-mile handicapped accessible cemented path winds through native trees and wildflowers encouraging walkers to stop and appreciate nature's beauty in its tranquil physical ecosystem.

Set up Camp at Atkinson Mill Race Park

47450 877th Road
Atkinson, NE
United States

(402) 925-5313

The campground features 16 electrical hook-ups for RVs, portable water, playground and picnic areas and plenty of room to roam the great outdoors. So, whether you’re pitching a tent, or partial to pulling up in an RV, a night under the stars at Atkinson Mill Race Park is a premiere camping opportunity.

Atkinson Dam Mill Race Park