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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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