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Crawford

Crawford 69339 (MM 35)

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.

Crawford is the site of the Prehistoric Prairie  Discovery Center.

Crawford hosts the High School Rodeo in late May, July 4th parade, Cass 1 Chili Cook off, PRCA Rodeo and  professional art show, the Pea body Hale Fiddle Contest the last  weekend in July, Annual Gun Show, and the Annual Northwest  Nebraska Rock Club Swap over Labor Day weekend.

Be sure to bring your camera and visit picturesque Toadstool Geological Park north of Crawford.

Be alert to fossils.

Just west of  Toadstool Park is the Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Site where more  than 700 bison mysteriously died 10,000 years ago.

The site is open  from mid May through September.

High Plains Homestead is quietly becoming an “Old West Cow town” where you can visit the Dirty Creek Saloon, Badlands, Mercantile, mail a card in the High Plains P.O.  and see a working Blacksmith Shop.

There is The Driftert Cook shack  cowboy sized meals-all homemade including the pies and bread).
The Bunk & Board (furnished “Old West”).

Take Hwy. 2 North of  Crawford and follow the signs for both of the previous listings.

For an interesting side trip , take Highways 2 and 71 south eight  miles to the town of Belmont where Nebraska’s only Railroad tunnel  is located.

You can keep going south and visit Box Butte Reservoir east of Mars land.
Go back to Crawford and follow Highway 20 west to play golf at the  Legend Butte’s Golf Course, voted one of the top 10 courses in  Nebraska.

Three miles west of Crawford is historical Fort Robinson State Park, a place you won’t want to miss.

The historical museum has exhibits depicting life as it was from 1874 to 1948, including an  authenticity refurnished 1908 veterinary hospital and the reconstructed guard house where Chief Crazy Horse was killed.

Trailside Museum offers a look at Pine Ridge country’s prehistoric past and exhibits one of the largest elephants ever unearthed.

Camping, hiking and horseback riding are available as well as indoor accommodations in many of the fort’s original buildings.

Soldier Creek Wilderness Area, adjacent to the fort , also offers hiking,  biking and horseback riding.

Trout fishing, jeep rides to the top of the  Cheyenne Butte and nighttime entertainment at the Post Playhouse add to the allure of the area.

Big game hunting begins with antelope season in early October, followed by deer season in mid-November.
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Auto Services

Hourt’s Body Shop, Inc.
308-665-2787

Lodging

TOWN LINE MOTEL
308 -665 -1450 or 800·903 -1450

Recreation

LEGEND BUTIE GOLF COURSE (A beautiful green & challenging course )
308-665-2431

Specialty Shoppe & Antiques

SOMEWHERE IN TIME (409 2nd St.)
Antiques and Unique & Specialty Collector
308-665 -3979

Major Services

HERREN BROTHERS TRUE VALUE HARDWARE
308-665-1600

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