Even though we don’t have a theme park yet, it doesn’t mean there aren’t loads of fun and interesting things to do and fun places to go. Are you interested in museums? Movies? Can’t live without a great library? The performing arts? You can find it here. There’s a lot to do in Phelps County.  Read on and we’ll prove it.


Also known as the Phelps County Center for the Performing Arts, The Tassel accommodates a wide variety of events including theatrical performances, concert attractions, lectures, dinners, and meetings. This beautiful facility – considered by many to be one of the finest in a 100 mile radius – provides seating for 818 individuals. Ancillary spaces include a crisp, stylish lobby with reception, and a spacious green room. The Tassel Coordinating Committee plans a full season of concerts each year in addition to a wide variety of other performances.

1324 Tilden Street
PO Box 526
Holdrege, NE 68949
P: 308.995.2717
F: 308.995.6956


The YMCA is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

The YMCA offers a full slate of adult, youth and family programs in an attractive facility that opened in 2006.

Child care is available.

1415 Broadway Street
Holdrege, NE  68949
P: 308.995.4050
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30am – 10:00pm; Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm


The library’s total collection, containing approximately 60,000 items, includes excellent selections of fiction, large print books, videos and audio books. Its cake pan collection is regionally famous. Public access Internet computers offer broadband Internet access and Wi-Fi is free. The HAPL supplements its 90 magazine subscriptions with online access to hundreds of magazine titles. An active “Friends of the Library” group raises funds and provides volunteer help with special projects. Find catalog holdings and other resources online.

603 East Ave
P: 308.995.6556
F: 308.995.5732
Hours: M-T 9am – 8pm
Fri – Sat 9am – 5pm


Gutterz Fun Center
227 Denver St
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-4106

A modern 20-lane facility with bar and restaurant. Call for open bowling and league information.


Sun Theatre
421 West Avenue
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-8201
Shows are at 7:30pm Friday through Monday.


214 W 4th Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-6285

C+ Convenience Store
707 Minor Ave.
Bertrand, NE 68927
(308) 472-3421

Nebraska Prairie Museum

The Nebraska Prairie Museum features extensive collections of prairie history including home and business period rooms, numerous collections and antique cars, farm machinery and tools.

A detailed interpretive center displays memorabilia of the original WW II American POW Camp Atlanta which was located near Atlanta. Also on display is a gallery or paintings and illustrations completed by artist Thomas F. Naegele while working as an interpreter at the camp.

Out buildings include a Lutheran Church, one room school house, early farm house, POW guard tower, and windmill.

The museum is also home to the Phelps County Historical Society, the Holdrege Area Genealogical Society, and the National Sod House Society. A genealogical library is available for research.

Admission is by donation, with $5 being the recommended donation for adults and $2 for children ages 5-10, children under 5 are free.
PO Box 164
Holdrege, NE 68949-0164

Located one mile north of Holdrege on Highway 183, or 15 miles south of Interstate 80 exit 257.

Winter – November 1 thru March 31:
Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Weekends 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer – April 1 thru October 31:
Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.