THERE ARE A FEW NICE MURALS painted on buildings in Minden. This one is near the southwest corner of the town square. It depicts the town square in 1912.Another pic shows the new (as of 2007) welcome signs at the edge of town. very nice.And a third photo shows the mural on the ceiling of the Minden Opera House.The fourth photo shows stars on the...more
This is an entire village from the pioneer era, with stores such as the general store, the pony express station, the schoolhouse and so on. There is also a fine collection of vintage automobiles and farm equipment here.Cost: Adults $9.50, 6 to 12 $5, under 6 free. 2nd day admission free.opens daily at 8 am Memorial Day to Labor Day.more
We enjoyed having some great Nebraska beef cooked to order. Not a fancy place but clean.The other options would be 20 miles away in Kearney. Play skip on the Pioneer Village restaurant as our friends said the service was slow and food not that good. Prime rib or beef tips. Any steak would be good. The wife enjoyed the fried shrimp diner one night....more
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MINDEN DOES HAVE A SMALL AIRFIELD ON THE NORTH EDGE OF TOWN. OTHERWISE THE CLOSEST COMMERCIAL SERVICE WOULD PROBABLY BE KEARNEY.
It is a long-standing local tradition that community activities are, when appropriate, held on the town square around the courthouse. Today when we were in town they were having a family-friendly motorcycle show. Although the show was free, they were raising money for some children with huge medical expenses. In a seperate fundraiser, they were...more
Minden folks put a lot of work into their Christmas light display. Visitors think its worth it, though.Each December the old courthouse in Minden comes alive with thousands of Christmas lights, plus a pagaent is held on the lawn below. It is quite beautiful and impressive to see.more
Just east of Minden on highway 6 you will pass a gigantic greenhouse complex. Inside are thousands upon thousands of tomatoes being grown. But there is no soil in these greenhouses; "hydroponic" means the roots of each plant are in water, not soil. The plant is fed by adding the proper chemicals to the water. These tomatoes are shipped all over the...more
THIS IS THE MASCOT OF ALL MINDEN ATHLETIC (AND ACADEMIC) TEAMS.
The Whippet is a small greyhound-like dog, graceful and very fast.