Population in 2012: 1,222 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.7%
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.
Chilvers Park, on Highway 20, features play equipment, lighted tennis court, swimming pool, two shelter houses and picnic facilities, rest rooms, and camper pads with RV hookups free to overnight tourists.
Band Shell Park has play equipment and sand volleyball court.
A bowling alley is available.
Come see Big Sky Gypsy for log home sales, retail home décor and a selection of gift items.
Visit the Klown Doll Museum, right along Highway 20 across from Chilvers Park.
The residents invite everyone to visit the Historical Museum in the old Chicago-Northwestern Depot. The museum is open May 1 to September 30 each Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Tours are available any other time of the year and/or week by calling 402 582-4503.
Step back in time at The Johnson Hotel, circa 190. The hotel was built in 1901 by Gottleib Krause as a saloon with a “hotel” upstairs. He later added on and made use of those fancy electric lights. Fred Astaire’s grandfather owned the hotel in the early years, and Fred and Astele would play on the second floor porch. A full service restaurant is now in the original clothing store, relax and enjoy and dine amidst antiques and curiosities.
Plainview Country Club (4 miles west, 1 north, then east) has a beautiful nine-hole golf course, available to visitors for green fees, with cart rental available. Also, there are picnic facilities, play equipment, club house, fishing, (with member), RV pads and hookups – inquire at Tenth Hole (south side)
The annual Klown Festival with a home-town Klown Karnival, barbecue, fireworks and other fun stuff, mostly free, is on the first Saturday of June with some activity the previous Friday evening.
The Chamber office is located in the Klown Doll Museum, right along Highway 20, and tourism information is available there.
PLAINVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CITY OF PLAINVIEW
Casey’s General Store
(Pizza, fuel, etc.)
402 582-4924 Carry out Pizza
Hoffart Car Repair
(AAA service-lawn mowers)
(Gas, convenience store, subs)
5:30 A to 11 P
(Full service, tires – downtown)
JOHNSON HOTEL & CAFE
(Specializing in Steak, Prime Rib and B-B-Q Ribs.)
Closed on Mondays: Open Tues., Wed., Thurs . 9Ato 8P: Fri. 9Ato l0P: Sat . 8Ato l0P and Sun. 8A to 2P
Breakfast all day.
Antique consignments taken.
MARY’S CAFE STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE
D & K LANES
116 S. Main
(Bowling – Keno – Picklecards – Burgers – Pizzas _ Tanning)
Breakfast Mon. thru Sat. 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.:
Homemade lunches specials on Mondays only 11:00 to 2:00)
On Hwy. 20 across from the park
Plainview Country Club
Klown Doll Museum
(On Hwy. 20)
PLAINVIEW HISTORICAL MUSEUM
BIG SKY GYPSY
(Log home sales, gifts and retail home decor)
Bush & Roe, Inc .
(Real Estate , Insurance)
CURTISS LAW OFFICE, P.C., L.L.O
Green Line Equipment
N & B Gas Company, Inc .
NORTHERN NE UNITED MUTUAL INSURANCE CO
Nyecom/Plainview Telephone Co . Inc.
Peavey Grain Co .
PLAINVIEW NATIONAL BANK, A MIDWEST BANK
PLAINVIEW PHARMACY, INC.
402 582-4202 or 800 -858-1562
Plainview True Value
SCHAEFER GRAIN & FEED
(Golden Sun Feeds /Livestock &Pet)
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