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  • A DOWNTOWN MURAL HONORING THE PONY EXPRESS
    A DOWNTOWN MURAL HONORING THE PONY...
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  • A GOTHENBURG PARK
    A GOTHENBURG PARK
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    by Rich62 Updated May 12, 2006

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    In order to save this Pony Express station, it was moved from its actual location south of the Platte River into Gothenburg. It was placed in a beautiful city park (Ehmen Park) right in the middle of town. There are many informative displays, plus a gift shop, inside. A knowledgable volunteer is there to assist you.

    Summer hours are 8 to 8. 9 to 6 in May and September. Free.

    It was actually built in 1854 as a ranch house and fur trading post, but was used as a pony express station from 1860 to 1861. The Pony Express only existed for about 18 months. The invention of the telegraph killed it.

    IN EHMEN PARK A PONY EXPRESS LICENSE PLATE IN GOTHENBURG A DOWNTOWN MURAL HONORING THE PONY EXPRESS
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    by Rich62 Written Feb 14, 2006

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    IN ABOUT MID-FEBRUARY THROUGH EARLY MARCH, the geese arrive. Canadian Geese and Snow Geese, among others. We are in the middle of North America's greatest migratory wildfowl flyway here, and the geese arrive first, followed by the Sandhill Cranes.

    In the photos the white spots are the Snow Geese. These photos taken in a park in Gothenburg.

    LET'S SEE, I COUNT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE.... THATS A LOT OF GEESE ....AND YOU SHOULD HEAR THEM!
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    by Rich62 Written Jun 15, 2005

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    This is a small museum which serves as a welcome to the visitor. You will find lots of information here for your visit.

    WELCOME TO GOTHENBURG A GIANT PLOW A NATIVE AMERICAN STALKS THE BUFFALO
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Gothenburg Hotels

  • Comfort Suites Gothenburg

    315 Platte River Drive, Gothenburg, Nebraska, 69138, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Super 8 Motel

    401 Platte River Rd, Gothenburg, NE 69138

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Super 8 Gothenburg Ne

    401 PLATTE RIVER DR, Gothenburg, NE 69138 2707

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Resting Place

    1622 Avenue F, Gothenburg, Nebraska, 69138, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Gothenburg Restaurants

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    by Rich62 Written Mar 12, 2006

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    ITS FAST FOOD, BUT ITS GOOD. A Runza is a sandwich that originated in eastern Europe and was brought here by early settlers. Try one, they're good!

    YOU WILL ALSO FIND a Pizza Hut and Taco Bell combined in one building nearby.

    Favorite Dish: I'm allergic to cabbage so I can't eat a Runza (I can tell its good by the smell) but theirk hamburgers are very good also.

    RUNZA OF GOTHENBURG RUNZA PIZZA HUT & TACO BELL COMBINED
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Gothenburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by Rich62 Written Jul 6, 2005

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    They must have gotten a big discount on their streets signs. Some of them only have the name of the street on one side. So, if you are coming from the other direction, it appears to be blank! Then, you have to slow way down (maybe not a bad thing) and look back to see if that was the street you wanted.

    On some intersections they have put up two sets of signs so that they can be read from all directions. It seems to me this would double their sign expense anyway.

    DISCOUNT STREET SIGNS?
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Gothenburg Off The Beaten Path

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    by Rich62 Written May 26, 2005

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    Cattle graze on the lush spring grass in a ravine about 14 miles north of Gothenburg, Nebraska. You just never know what you might come across in the countryside. I suggest you equip yourself with a DeLorme Atlas of Nebraska (and for any other state if you will be taking back roads) as it will show you every road in the state, and where it will lead you. These atlases have saved me many miles and much frustration. Also: don't venture into the countryside after a rain; some roads are not safe when wet.

    IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
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