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Ainsworth is the Gateway to the Sand Hills.Spending time in Ainsworth gives you a chance to experience the serene beauty of the Sand Hills with fresh air, clean water, and genuine hospitality.



Atkinson is in the prosperous irrigated farming and cattle producing area of the Nebraska Sand Hills


Basset is in an especially scenic area of the Sandhills with hills to the south and west; the Niobrara River Valley to the North; meadowlands  to the east.

The Bassett area is noted for its’ hunting, both deer and turkey.


There’s fun for all ages anytime you stop in this friendly community.

At Arnold Hansen Memorial Park, you’ll enjoy the sand volleyball court, tennis court, shelter house and playground equipment.

Enjoy swimming at Belden’s Rabbau Park.


Breslau is located on U.S. Route 20, approximately equidistant from Plainview and Osmond, at the corner of 541st Avenue.


Known formerly as “Clera Springs”, Brunswick is locted in the heart of corn producing country.

The name was officially changed to Brunswick in 1890.

Brunswick boasts a city park and library.


Home of Chadron State College which, from its modest beginnings in 1910, has evolved into a rapidly growing multipurpose  institution offering degrees at the graduate level today


Clinton once had a full complement of businesses, including a hotel, bank, garage, dance hall , post office , grocery stores and filling stations.

At one time, there was a potato cellar, poultry processing plant, and cereal factory which produced puffed wheat.

Today, all that remains in the town are two churches, a school, an elevator and 33 residents.


“A town too tough to die ” has a shady city park with free overnight electrical hookups.
The last Saturday in May, residents from the surrounding area en joy games, rodeo, barbecue and dance during Circle C Days.


Crawford is a full-service community with restaurants , motels, service stations, antique stores , pharmacy, health clinic, free  museum, churches , dentists, nursing home, K-12 school , library, 9 hole golf course , swimming pool, baseball fields , city parks, rodeo  grounds , bank/ATM, insurance agencies , camping supplies , realtor,  railroad, post office , newspaper, plumbers , electricians , laundromat,  and hairdressers.


This small Highway 20 community is the “Home of Friendly People”.


A small town with big community spirit, Dixon’s annual picnic is enjoyed by visitors and community alike the second Sunday in August.


Originally named St. John’s it was settled in 1856 by a band of 60 people, led by oxen-drawn wagons and a Catholic priest named Jeremiah Trecy


Gordon is located on the edge of the Sand hills and is the gateway to many area attractions. History abounds in this small town from author Mari Sandoz to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Harrison is a town with true-to-life “Old West” flavor and hospitality.
The Sioux County Museum, open during the summer months, consists of four buildings on main street.

Hay Springs

At Hay Springs you may wish to visit the following: Walgren Lake State Recreation
Area, Heritage Center Museum, Camp Sheridan and Spotted Tail Agency, Metcalf Game Reserve and Sheridan Gates.


On the outskirts of town, on the east side of Highway 20, you will come upon a monument and flag, dedicated to the 17 men who lost their lives on August 5, 1944, when two B-17 bombers collided above the town.

Also at Laurel, visit both beautiful parks.


O’Neill was founded by General John O’Neill as an Irish colony.

O’Neill sits at the intersection of 3 major highways, 20, 281, and  275.

Historical facts are located  on a marker at the Holt County courthouse , which was built in 1935.

O’Neill is the Legislative designated “Irish Capital” and hosts an annual community celebration honoring St. Patrick’s Day each year. People come from all over to enjoy the festivities .


Places to dine and sleep are in this quiet little town close to Ashfall Fossil Beds, in the east part of town is a mini park which includes picnic table and some play equipment.


A part of history in uptown Osmond is one of the oldest bars in eastern Nebraska. Built in 1904, the bar was shipped from the Sioux City Brewing Company in three huge pieces.


A farming community, Plainview’s ancestry is predominately Danish and German.

Some came as early as 1873 by way of Wisconsin and Illinois.

Plainview is the home of the well-known Klown Band which has served as goodwill ambassador across the state, for over 50 years, including the annual Nebraska State Fair.


One of the oldest communities in Nebraska, the old landing at Ponca State Park marked historic Ponca as a major river town during steamboat days.
Discover its historical past via a walking tour of historical buildings that were built when the town was settled.
Don’t miss the museum and Cook Blacksmith Shop, listed in the National Historical Register.


North of Royal is Grove Lake State Trout Rearing Station, Grove Lake Bait Shop, Antelope County Resource Center and Grove Lake Wildlife Area.

There is primitive camping, picnicking, and fishing.

Located between Royal and Orchard, near the Knox County border, is the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, opened in the summer of 1991.

South Sioux City

Located on the banks of the Missouri River, South Sioux City is a great place to spend a day or a lifetime.

Here you can picnic, swim or camp at Scenic Park, which overlooks the Majestic Missouri River. There is boating and fishing on the river with ramps available.


Everyone is welcome in the progressive Stuart community.

Capture a picture of the past with a visit to the White Horse Museum located just of Highway 20 on the south end of Main Street.


You will find a friendly atmosphere and greeting you will be a pleasure.

Towns on Highway 20 Include:

Ainsworth 69210 (MM 243)

Bassett 68714 (MM 260)

Stuart 68780 (MM 280)

Atkinson 68713 (MM 290)

O’Neill 68763 (MM 309)

Inman 68742 (MM 316)

Orchard 68764 (MM 332)

Royal 68773 (MM 338)

Plainview 68769 (MM 356)

Osmond 68765 (MM 365)

Laurel 68745 (MM 392)

Randolph 68771 (MM 371)

Belden 68717 (MM 386)

Dixon 68732 (MM 400)

Willis 68743 (MM 419)

Ponca 68770 (MM 419)

Jackson 68743 (MM 423)

South Sioux City 68776