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!

Randolph Community Golf Course

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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  • Wausa Labor Day

    All day

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  • L&C SRA3rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade

    All day

    L&C SRA 4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade September 4th

  • Wayne Bresslerfest Concerts

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Bresslerfest Concerts in the Park Series.  Bressler Park, 9th & Lincoln, Free, Food Trucks

  • L&C SRAThe Sticks — Nebraska Kayak Anglers

    All day

    L&C SRA The Sticks — Nebraska Kayak Anglers September 9th & 10th

  • Ponca State Park Expo

    All day

    9/17-19/20 17th Annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE

  • Wayne Farmer’s Market

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

  • 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

  • Carroll Car Show n Shine

    All day

    Cars-N-Carroll Show & Shine started in 2014 and is held on the 4th Sunday in September, located on Main Street at Carroll, Nebraska.  This is a Rain or Shine show.

    There is No registration fee. Your registration enters you for some great door prizes.

  • Wayne Bresslerfest Concerts

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Bresslerfest Concerts in the Park Series.  Bressler Park, 9th & Lincoln, Free, Food Trucks

Rodeo's Bar and Grill - Coleridge


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