Introduction to Beatrice, Nebraska
In 1859, Beatrice was settled by pioneers who sailed up the Missouri River from the town of St. Louis. The city is named after Julia Beatrice Kinney, the eldest daughter of the first president of the Nebraska Association, Judge J. F. Kinney. Beatrice was incorporated as a town in 1871, and as a city in 1873.
Beatrice and nearby Attractions
- Homestead National Monument
- Gage County Historical Museum
- Beatrice Big Blue Water Park
- Astro Park
- Beatrice Monument Rock of Ages
- Beatrice Public Library
Things To Do In Beatrice
Beatrice has a number of nearby historical sites and monuments. The city also hosts a number of vibrant local festivals, including the Gage County Fair & Expo, the Winter Festival of Prairie Culture and the Heartland Storytelling Festival. The Rockford Lake State Recreation Area and the Historic Oregon Trail offer facilities for recreational and outdoor activities. The Gage County Historical Museum and the Beatrice Public Library provide insight into the city’s history.
Airport transportation is available from Lincoln Municipal Airport.
Beatrice Higher Education
Southeast Community College, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln are all nearby.