Introduction to Norfolk, Nebraska
Norfolk was initially explored by three scouts from a German Lutheran settlement in 1865. It is located on the banks of the Elkhorn River and was incorporated as a village in 1881. The city also served as the county seat of Madison county from 1867 to 1875, before it was shifted to nearby town of Battle Creek.
Norfolk and nearby Attractions
- Elkhorn Valley Museum & Research Center
- Norfolk Family History Center
- Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
- Norfolk Arts Center
- Gale D. Jones Fine Art Studio
- Craft Gallery
Things To Do In Norfolk
The Elkhorn Valley Museum & Research Center and the Norfolk Family History Center may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Art galleries in the city include the Norfolk Arts Center and the Gale D. Jones Fine Art Studio, which showcase modern and traditional art and crafts. Local festivals include that Literature Festival and the Northeast Nebraska Ethnic Festival. The Eldorado Hills Golf Course and Norfork Country Club are popular among local golfers as well.
Karl Stefan Memorial is the nearest major airport.
Norfolk Higher Education
Northeast Community College and Nebraska Christian College are the local institutes of higher education. Wayne State College and the University of South Dakota are also nearby.