We know that when most of you visit us you’re really looking to get away from it all and spend some quality time with your friends and family. For those of you looking for other activities than those offered at the ranch here are a few nearby attractions. If you have any questions about what else is around feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to let you know.
Brownville’s Spirit of Brownville Riverboat departs from Brownville State Recreation Area. Enjoy the “mighty Missouri” on a real riverboat. Dining, dancing and refreshments. Charter cruises April – October. Public cruises June – August, Friday – Sunday. 402-825-6441. www.spiritofbrownville.com.
Brownville, NE: Meriwether Lewis Dredge and Missouri River History Museum are just south of the Brownville bridge. A restored sidewheeler dredge used on the Missouri river. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 1-5. Also open weekends Labor Day through mid-October. 402-825-3341.
Nebraska City: The Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center offers today’s explorers a steady gaze at the flora and fauna collected by Lewis and Clark. The cultures and contributions of the American Indians, who played an important role in the expedition, are highlighted in each exhibit. Life-size replica of the keelboat and canoes. Built atop a wooded bluff overlooking the Missouri river, the beautiful 12,000 square foot, three story center is the only museum to focus on the scientific discoveries of the Corps of Discovery journey. 402-874-9900. www.mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org
Pawnee City Historical Society Museum has nineteen buildings with pioneer items, experimental tailwind airplane and home of Nebraska’s first governor. 402-852-3131.www.pawneecountyhistory.com
Pawnee City, NE: Schilling Bridge Winery & Microbrewery. Vineyard, tasting room, gift shop and banquet facility. 402-852-2400. www.schillingbridgewinery.com
Hanover, KS: Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site. Original Pony Express Station on its original site along the Oregon Trail. Tours, museum, and gifts. 785-337-2635. www.kshs.org/places/hollenberg/
Marysville, KS: Koester House Museum. 1800s home with original furnishings. White bronze sculptures, gardens, summer kitchen, ice house. 785-562-2417.www.skyways.org/towns/Marysville
Marysville, KS: Pony Express Home Station No 1 and Barn Museum. Original building 1859-1960. 785-562-3825. www.xphomestation.com