Visit us in Northeast Nebraska!

Are you ready for an adventure? Do you want to get away and travel the backroads? Come along as we help you fulfill those plans! Traveling the “Best of the Backroads Tour of Northeast Nebraska”, you will travel through 7 Counties, enjoying the colorful landscape of the “rolling hills” and the picturesque view of the Missouri River. Reading the history on the strategically-placed viewpoints will take you back hundreds of years!  Did we mention that there are $3,800.00 in cash prizes? 

As you travel the “Backroads”, you will come upon small towns that encounter rich heritage demonstrated with their unique and quaint shops and restaurants. You will see merchants displaying their talents— the taste of home-cooked meals, and goodies that will bring you back to your Grandmother’s recipes. Hidden Treasures, Historical Landmarks, Heavenly Treats, and Hometown Hospitality… that is what you will find on the Best of the Backroads Tour in Northeast Nebraska!

Rodeo's Bar and Grill - ColeridgeJimmy Dean's Bar and Grill - Niobrara

There are also County Fairs, Geocaching (or download the Geocaching app on your phone), Golf Courses… and many other events and activities!  Check out the ‘Events’ page to learn more.

Here’s how to get started:

¨ Get your map at a participating business or on this website.

¨ Visit participating businesses and places to collect stamps in order to win cash prizes!Get Your Map HERE

¨ Great family friendly activity, photography opportunities, outdoor recreation, geocaching opportunities.

Dates of the Backroads Tour are May 1st through September 30th

Mail completed forms to:
Hartington Economic Development
PO Box 427
Hartington, NE 68739

Or email:

Deadline to mail forms in is Friday, September 30th, 2022.

Click Here to vote!We hope you enjoy traveling through Northeast Nebraska as we enjoy you visiting us!

Events Across Northeast Nebraska
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  • Antelope County Fair – Neligh

    All day

    No additional detail for this event.

  • Wayne Garage Sale

    All day

    Wayne Community Wide Garage Sales
    April 22-23
    May 20-21
    June 24-25
    August 5-6
    September 23-24

  • Winside Tractor Drive

    All day

    Winside Tractor Drive 8/6/2022

  • Niobrara Garage Sales

    All day

    Niobrara Garage Sales August 6th

  • Neligh Chamber BBQ

    All day

    Neligh Chamber BBQ- August 6 (Riverside Park)

  • Coleridge Ribfest/Cornhole Tournament

    All day

    Coleridge Ribfest/Cornhole Tournament August 6

  • Wayne Farmer’s Market

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Every Saturday 9am – Noon, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

  • Bloomfield Knox County Fair

    All day

    Bloomfield Knox County Fair August 11th-14th

  • NiobraraPonca Tribe of NE PowWow

    All day

    Niobrara Ponca Tribe of NE PowWow August 11th-14th

  • Laurel – Cruise Night & Car Show

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Laurel Flea Market

    All day

    Click to view details

  • Wayne Farmer’s Market

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Every Saturday 9am – Noon, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

Jimmy Dean's Bar and Grill - Niobrara


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