Neligh, Nebraska Attractions
Pioneer Church & Antelope County Historical Museum
The Antelope County Historical Museum is a complex consisting a replica log cabin and the Pioneer Church, a Historic Register building which served Neligh as St. Peter's Episcopal Church for over 100 years. Learn the story of White Buffalo Girl, an Indian child who died on the Ponca Trail of Tears. Hear about Shade On, the pacer horse who rose from a foal with a broken leg to national prominence on the track. They have archival material and many, many photographs recording the history of a real pioneer community. For more information, call (402) 887-5010
Neligh Mill State Historic Site
Explore the only mill in Nebraska with the original equipment still intact from the 1880’s. The Neligh Mill was erected by the founder of Neligh, John Neligh in the mid to late 1800’s. You can explore the mill with guided tours that explain the history of the Neligh Mill and provide information about other water-powered mills, taking a walk back in time when these community staples dotted the countryside. For more information, call (402) 887-4303.
White Buffalo Girl State Historical Marker
When the Ponca Indians were forced from their land north of Neligh in the late 1800’s, an 18-month-old infant tragically died four days into the march. The father, grief stricken that he could not have a proper burial for his child asked the people of Neligh to bury and care for his daughter as one of their own. For the past 136 years, the people of Neligh have been caring for the grave of White Buffalo Girl. They erected a headstone and each year decorate the grave with flowers. In 2011, the Ponca Tribe from Oklahoma gave thanks to the people of Neligh for all they had done to ease the mind of this grieving father by cooking a traditional Native American supper.
Furstenau John Deere Tractor Museum
Furstenau John Deere Tractor Museum is a private collection of John Deere tractors that owner, Galen Furstenau wanted to share with the world. Those interested in seeing this impressive collection are encouraged to call ahead at (402) 368-2198
TK Starlight Movie Drive-In
Looking for a slice of nostalgia or want to experience something new as a family? Neligh is proud to have one of the two remaining, actively open drive-ins in Nebraska. We are the home to TK Drive-In Theater which shows two movies every night during the summer and Friday/Saturday night movies during the Spring and Fall. Come join us at dusk with your sleeping bag or a comfy chair and enjoy a one of a kind nostalgic experience!
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
Only known site in the world where entire three-dimensional skeletons are preserved. Call for School tour hours and admission fees. Only 30 minutes from Pierson Wildlife Museum Learning Center. 402-893-2000
Neligh also has six antique collector shops and RV hookups and camping available in two parks.