Scribner Swimming Pool
149 Fairacres Rd, Scribner, NE 68057
Open summer hours: 1-7p.m. daily; Memorial Day thru Mid-August
Dodge County Fair
Scribner is home to the Dodge County Fair held each year during the first weekend in August. Dodge County Fair Board members plan all year long and fill four days with livestock shows, 4-H exhibits and a variety of fun for the entire family. From the competition to the entertainment, this fair has it all! And it is one of the few around that doesn’t charge an admission fee. The fair is old-fashioned fun!
Dodge County Fairboard
- President Lisa Schole, Hooper
- Vice-President Mitch Miller, Nickerson
- Secretary Laurie Helgenberger, Scribner
- Treasurer Becky Lynn, Uehling
- Fair Manager Houston Moseman, Hooper
- Directors: Al Settles, Scribner
- D.J. Mottl, North Bend
- Scott Langemeier, Scribner
- Phil Stollberg, Scribner
- Beth Horvatich, Uehling
- Doug Vrana, North Bend
Camping is available at the Dodge County Fairgrounds from May 1-October 1. Camping rates are $15 per day. For more information contact Houston Moseman 402-309-6345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dodge County Fair Website: dodgecountyfair.org
River Camping: COMING SOON
Flatwater Floats kayak outfitter will be developing RV camping spots, as well as tent camping areas and walking trails, along the Elkhorn River and within River Front Park, located in Scribner. Development will be starting Spring of ’22. While the kayaking company will be open for business May 2022.
The park is located east of the river bridge on the banks of the Elkhorn River. It is one of very few public accesses to the river. Here people of all ages can hike, fish, launch a canoe, or just take a leisurely walk. The area offers woodchip pathways. In the spring and summer the site is ablaze of color with over 37 varieties of wildflowers and native grasses. It is often possible to see wildlife, including a wide variety of small birds, turkey, pheasants and deer. It offers a very pleasant way of enjoying a bit of country yet so close to town.
Dead Timber Recreation Area | Powerderhorn Wildlife Management Area
A few miles north of Scribner on Highway 275, are Dead Timber State Recreation Area and the adjoining Powerhorn Wildlife Management Area, which provides an ideal setting for hunting in various seasons. Dead Timber is a 200-acre area with newly remodeled facilities for camping, fishing, and hiking. The name Dead Timber is believed to have first been used by Native Americans after a fire in the region left many dead trees. Old-timers say that the Indians camped near the Elkhorn River behind the high bluffs during the winter. When summer came they traveled several miles to the northwest to camp along a river lake. During one of their winter encampments, the story goes, a fire got out of hand and burned all the timber in the area.
Modern campers at Dead Timer will find electrical hookups, water, picnic shelters, and fireplaces. Dead Timer offers peaceful seclusion for an afternoon or a weekend. A state park permit is required.
Freedom Fest (est. 2013)
The Miles For Heroes is once again hosting a Freedom Fest as a fundraiser for veterans suffering from PSTD. Funds raised help to provide veterans an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors as well as camaraderie with fellow veterans. The day will feature a 5K race/walk, Poker Run and a concert. In 2019, Shenandoah was the featured artist with local favorite Dylan Bloom as special guests. The Scribner Rescue Squad provided a morning breakfast while the firemen hosted water fights. The Scribner Chamber will hold some adult games and a hamburger/hot dog feed, while local school organizations provided a car wash and funnel cakes.
Main and Howard, Scribner, Nebraska 68057
Originally the Milligan Dry Goods Store built in 1884, the museum opened in 1973 as testament to German pioneer heritage with antique farm machinery, medical equipment, kitchen china, glass items and special programs and displays.
Special displays are featured throughout the year. For information or to arrange for a tour, call 402-664-2788 or 402-664-2359.
Items on display include antique farm machinery, medical equipment, kitchen china and glass. The museum also has an antique country store, a vintage band uniform, an old doctor’s office and other memorabilia.
Scribner City Park-NSA Affiliate Site
Located at the center of a residential area east of Main Street, this one block square park has been designated as a Nebraska Arboretum Affiliate Site with the planting and labeling of many varieties of new trees and shrubs.
This lovely park is the center of outdoor activities all year long. In the summer it is where many children play, run and pretend. There is playground equipment and lots of park benches, picnic tables, shelters and restroom facilities . . . The basketball court is always busy.
This park has long been the site of family picnics and reunions. The old historic bandstand is in the center of the park and was the site of many band concerts and entertainment. Nearby is the Firemen’s Monument, a memorial to firefighters lost in the line of duty.
This lovely and tranquil site invites visitors to stop and drink in the beauty of the outdoors.
Elkhorn Valley Golf Club – Hooper