Washington County Museum

Washington County Museum – Website

102 N. 14th St. | Fort Calhoun, NE |(402) 468-5740

“Today, the Washington County Museum strives to be the keeper of our county’s history.  We endeavor to bring the stories of our past to life in new and engaging ways, through exhibits about the First Council meeting between Lewis & Clark and the Otoe-Missouria tribes, relics of Fort Atkinson, archaeological finds, and stories of our pioneer families and the towns they built. We desire to preserve our family stories for future generations, and tell them in ways that engage and involve children and adults alike.” ~ taken from Washington County Museum website


Tuesday-Friday    9am – 5pm

Saturday               9am – 1pm

Too Far North

Too Far North – Facebook Page

Wine, Beer, and Spirits

111 North 14th St. (US Hwy 75) | Fort Calhoun, NE | (402) 468-9463


Thursday & Friday     3pm – 7pm

Saturday                     2pm – 7:30pm

Sunday                        2pm – 6pm

Martinez Bakery

Martinez Bakery – Facebook Page

A Mexican bakery in Fort Calhoun and they make many yummy sweets such as concha’s, cuernitos, orejitas and so much more!

1341 Stevenson St. | Fort Calhoun, NE | (402) 237-5656

Hours: (approximate)

Monday-Sunday      7am-3pm

Cherry Hill Church & Community Coffee House

Cherry Hill – Facebook Page

105 S. 14th St. | Fort Calhoun, NE |

“Cherry Hill is a place that is open all through the week for the primary purpose of providing a place for personal relationships to form, grow, and be strengthened. We value interacting with people, getting to know their name and their story, and sharing in their life experiences. ” ~quoted from Cherry Hill website

They serve ice cream and coffee and are always up for conversation.

Visit their website or Facebook page for up-to-date hours.

LongHorn Bar & Grill

LongHorn Bar & Grill – Facebook Page

101 S. 14th St. | Fort Calhoun, NE |(402) 468-5670


Monday – Sunday   11am – 2am 

The Rustic

The Rustic – Facebook Page

A small town, family run, restaurant that serves American home cooking!

116 S. 14th St. | Fort Calhoun, NE | (402) 468-5565

The Fort Bar

The Fort Bar – Facebook Page

A sports bar that always has something going on!

1311 Court St. | Fort Calhoun, NE | (402) 468-4676

Hours: (hours may differ, visit Facebook page or contact the bar for exact information) 

Tuesday-Saturday  5:00pm – 2am 

Super Bee Orchard

Super Bee Orchard – Facebook Page

Family owned and operated Apple Orchard. (Open seasonally)

4571 US-75 Hwy. | For Calhoun, NE | (402) 468-5265

Lewis and Clark Trail

Omaha – Sioux City

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, located atop Calumet Bluff. Crofton, NE | 402-667-2546

Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area, about 10 miles north of Crofton on Highway 121. 402-388-4169. For more information about Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, call 402-388-4169.

Lewis and Clark Wayside Exhibit, commemorates the historic discovery and provides a breathtaking view of the Missouri River. Located at Cottonwood Cove Park from Highway 77, turn east on Highway 35 into town, continue on Broadway to 14th Street, then south on Hickory | Dakota City, NE | 402-987-3448

At 14th and Monroe Streets in Fort Calhoun, the Washington County Historical Museum displays artifacts from prehistoric times to the recent past. Its collections of state and county history include a Lewis and Clark interactive display. 402-468-5740.

Old Baldy, located seven miles north of Lynch, follow signs up Main Street and on to Missouri River. Used as a landmark by natives and fur traders. Here, Lewis and Clark discovered their first prairie dog town.

Niobrara State Park, at junction of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers, one mile west of town on Highway 12.

A great way to see the river is by signing up for the park’s Upper Missouri River Float Trip, offered mid-May through September.  A guide will take you through the river’s braided channels in an inflatable workboat dubbed “The Little Pearl,” in honor of a ferry that used to operate here. This is part of the Missouri National Recreational River, a portion of the Missouri that has not been dredged and straightened for barge traffic, and which still resembles the wild river that Native Americans and explorers like Lewis and Clark would have known. Niobrara, NE | www.niobrarane.com

Sergeant Floyd Monument, overlooking the Missouri River, this 100-foot tall memorial was the first historic landmark registered by the U.S. Government. It honors Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only casualty of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Sioux City, Iowa


Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge

A restored three-mile river channel surrounded by 3,300 acres of grassland, woodland and wetlands. The area used to be an island of sand and sediments in the Missouri at the mouth of the Boyer River. The area has been planted with native grasses, trees and forbs to recreate an environment similar to that which was familiar to Native Americans and explorers such as Lewis and Clark. A great area for bird watching.
(To get there, go one mile east of Highway 75 at 7th and Madison Streets) 3720 Rivers Way| Fort Calhoun, NE | (712) 388-4800