Minden Travel Guide

  • SEE THE SCORE? MINDEN HAS GREAT TEAMS
    SEE THE SCORE? MINDEN HAS GREAT TEAMS
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  • The Whippets in action (basketball)
    The Whippets in action (basketball)
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  • MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL
    MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL
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Minden Things to Do

  • SEE THE MURALS

    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...

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  • SEE THE MANSIONS

    On the west side of the main north-south highway through Minden, you can see magnificent old mansions. The seem well cared for.

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  • Take in a small-town parade!

    The floats aren't as fancy as they have at the Rose Bowl, but you know what? Nobody cares. This is small-town America, and its great.Here are five photos of the Minden High School Homecoming Parade held on September 21, 2007.

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  • Bird Watching

    The Sand Hill crane migration happens in late Febuary to first weeks in April and is spectacular.The Harold Wrap Pioneer Village Museum has everything from 1830's on on how America developed and you can spend a day or two just seeing that.

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  • VISIT THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE

    THE CHURCH SHOWN IS SIMPLY AN EXAMPLE OF CHURCHES AVAILABLE IN MINDEN. This happens to be the Evangelical Free Church in the west part of town.

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  • PIONEER VILLAGE

    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.

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Minden Restaurants

  • It where the locals do

    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....

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  • MIDWESTERN COMFORT FOOD

    Nothing fancy served here, just good midwestern comfort food. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and green beans with a cup of coffee, followed by a nice nap.

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Minden Transportation

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    AIRFIELD

    by Rich62 Written Feb 3, 2006

    MINDEN DOES HAVE A SMALL AIRFIELD ON THE NORTH EDGE OF TOWN. OTHERWISE THE CLOSEST COMMERCIAL SERVICE WOULD PROBABLY BE KEARNEY.

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Minden Local Customs

  • TOWN SQUARE ACTIVITIES

    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...

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  • THE COURTHOUSE CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

    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.

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  • WHAT TO DO WITH THE EXTRA CORN

    In the background is a gigantic grain storage elevator near Minden. But when a big harvest comes in, the elevator fills to capacity and more storage is needed. So, the corn is simply piled on the ground.

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Minden Off The Beaten Path

  • HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSES

    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...

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  • PIONEER VILLAGE ROADSIDE SIGNS

    ALL OVER SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA you can see Pioneer Village signs alerting you to the various kinds of attractions you will see there.

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  • HOME CONSTRUCTION

    Wardcraft Homes constructs pre-built homes and then trucks them to their permanent location, placing them on foundations.The factory is located on the east edge of Minden.

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Minden Sports & Outdoors

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    THE MINDEN WHIPPET 4 more images

    by Rich62 Written May 12, 2009

    THIS IS THE MASCOT OF ALL MINDEN ATHLETIC (AND ACADEMIC) TEAMS.

    The Whippet is a small greyhound-like dog, graceful and very fast.

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