Introduction to Columbus, Nebraska
A group of 13 people established a new settlement at the confluence of the Platte and Loup rivers in 1856, at the time when plans for constructing a transcontinental railway were announced. These 13 people were from Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is home to Glur's Tavern, which is the oldest tavern in the West. The city is the county seat of Platte County.
Columbus and nearby Attractions
- Platte County Historical Society Museum
- Genoa Historical Museum
- Pioneer State Recreation Area
- Dead Timber State Recreation Area
- State Capitol Building
- Governor’s Mansion
Things To Do In Columbus
The Museum of Nebraska History, the Plainsman Agricultural Museum, the Edgerton Explorit Center and the Lux Center for the Arts are all popular local tourist spots. Local churches include the Iglesia Emanuel Church, Church of Christ, Church of the Nazarene, and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Glur Park and Airport Park offer various facilities for recreation.
Des Moines International is the nearest major airport.
Columbus Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed from Northeast Community College, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.