Ainsworth 69210 (MM 243)
Located in Brown County
Population in 2012: 1,662 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
Designated the Country Music Capital of Nebraska, 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 out fresh air, clean water, and genuine hospitality.
An overnight stay offers motels and B&B ‘s as well as RV hook-ups, and a RV dump (the only one for many miles)
If you are stopping for a quick lunch or meal, Ainsworth has dining facilities on Highway 20, main street, and by East Park.
Don’t forget our dynamite gift shops, antique shops, service stations, and two grocery stores.
State recreational facilities, Keller Park, Long Pine Recreational Area are just a few miles from Ainsworth.
The scenic Niobrara River is less than an hour away and offers hunting, fishing, canoeing, tubing, bird watching, and incredibly beautiful river drives.
Thousands of people enjoy the park each year when Ainsworth hosts the National Country Music Festival the second weekend of August.
Other annual events hosted by Ainsworth are the Middle of Nowhere Celeb ration and the Middle of Nowhere Trail Ride, both held in June , and the Black Powder Rendezvous, held the third weekend of June.
While you’re in town, stop at the Sellors-Barton Museum, north on Main Street, by the historic water fountain in the Court House Park; or the Coleman House.
Other annual events hosted by Ainsworth are the Middle of Nowhere Days, Sand Hills Discovery Conference, K-Bar Bike Ride, and horseshoe tournaments.
In December, Ainsworth becomes the Christmas City of the Sand Hills and presents an annual Christmas Pageant the first Sunday of the month with a “Parade of Christmas Trees” displayed at the Chamber Office on Main Street.
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