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Historic Locations

Evelyn Sharp Airfield

Open: Year Round
Phone: (308) 728-5791

Built in the 1950s, this airstrip was named after Evelyn Sharp who graduated from Ord in 1937.

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Fort Hartsuff

Open: Visitor Center – year round, Office – Memorial Day thru Labor Day, 9am-5pm
Address: 82034 Fort Ave, Burwell
Phone: (308) 346-4715

Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts.

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Happy Jack Chalk Mine

Open: Year round. Mine tours by appointment during summer season on Friday-Sunday between 10:30am-5:00pm. 
Phone: (308) 245-3276

A visit to Nebraska’s only underground adventure allows you to view one of only two diatomic mines in the country.

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Loup River Scenic Byway

Open: Year Round

Taking its name from the Loup River system, called the “Ladder of Rivers,” because three branches of the rivers flow west to east forming a ladder, this Byway makes for the perfect road trip route.

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Valley County Museum

Open: May-September, M-F 1-4PM and for special events
Phone: (308) 728-5527
Address: 117 S. 16th St, Ord

An excellent display of historical artifacts and archives, the museum covers the settling of Valley County through modern activities in the area.

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Valley County Courthouse

Open: Self-guided tours M-F, 8:00-5:00 pm
Address:  125 S. 15th Street, Ord

Marvel at the historic architecture and well-preserved interior of the stunning county courthouse. It’s lush green lawn, located in the center of Downtown Ord, serves as a the location for many community events throughout the year.

Veterans Memorial Walls

We recognize that we get the freedom and opportunity to travel and enjoy all of the wonders of our great country thanks to those who sacrificed everything. We honor our area veterans with two beautiful memorial walls located in Valley County – one in Arcadia & one in North Loup.

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