Shannon Trail Sponsors & Links

Communities & Businesses

Further Shannon Trail Sponsor listings can be found HERE


“The Busy City”
• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• St. Andrews Grotto
• Knox County Fair each August
• Museum
• Elkhorn Ridge Wind Farm LLC
• Harm & Tully’s Event Center

Country Market, Blooms and Bling,
Hefner’s Hardware, Curt’s Lanes, Broadway Billies Liquor Store, Knox Co.
Farm Bureau Federation, FC Stone, Midland Ins, Stingers Quick Stop


• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Cathedral on the Plains
• 1800’s Blacksmith Shop
• Northeast Nebraska Historic Church Tour – 402-357-3330

Art Kathol Appliance, Inc.


• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Sign
• Town created as the ‘Center’ of the county
• Knox County Court House
• Excellent Hunting


• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Santaland featuring animated light
• Bruce Park Arboretum
• Berrypepper Days each June
• Creighton Historical Center, Inc.
716 Main Street • Open Tues. & Thurs. 10-12 & 2-4

Big Red Bottle Shop, Creighton Locker, The Flower Basket, 59 Express, Special Place, Creighton Auto, Subway, Knox Co. Chiropractic, Hammer Insurance, Filips Vision Source, Gragerts Grocery, C-Mart, Brockhaus Funeral Home, Midwest Bank, Homestead Land and Management


“Best Little Town by a Dam Site”
• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Lewis & Clark Lake and Gavins Point Dam
• Historic Argo Bed & Breakfast
• Bald Eagle Nesting Site
• Lewis & Clark Weigand & Burbach Campgrounds
• Jeanne’s Antiques
• Jolene Steffen Gallery – Call for Appt. 402-357-3740
• Lewis and Clark Lodge
• WJ Schiferl Ranch – WJ Ranch 55659 892 Rd Fordyce, NE 68736 (located 7 mi south of Yankton SD)
• Diane’s Greenhouse 88781 557 Ave, Fordyce, NE 68736 Phone: (402) 357-3754
• Lewis & Clark Pulley Museum (Main St. Crofton) contact [email protected] for a tour or event

Lewis & Clark Mini Mart, Steffen’s Service, Wiebelhaus Recreation, CHS Propane, People’s Grocery, Crofton Journal, CJ’s at the Lake, Sport Stop, Mary Ann’s Draperies & Floor Coverings, Doyle Stevens Construction,  Subway


Nissen Wine
• Shannon Statue in Library
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• 1922 City Auditorium designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright
• 1885 Romanesque style Court House
• Candlelight Christmas Parade of Lights
• Museum with log cabin
• Cedar County Seat
• Arlo and Ann Wirth Art Gallery located in Library
• Cedar County Fair – July
• Nissen Winery
• Sheila’s Country Gardens 87930 Highway 57, Hartington, NE 68739 Phone: (402) 254-6379
• Burnell’s Foodtown 201 W state Street – Hartington 402-254-6887

Outdoorsmen Productions, D&J Variety, Subway, Hartelco-computer & phone service, Schulte Automotive, Becker Flying Service, Keith’s Pkg Liquor, Fay’s Furniture and Floor Covering, Sheila’s Country Gardens & Gift Shoppe, Kruse True Value, Steffen Drug, College Covers, Tastefully Simple -Jane Sayler, Don Peterson & Assoc. Real Estate, Etched Impressions, Anderson & Anderson Ins., Floral Design, Heine Electric


‘Only Country Club without a Golf Course.’
• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Lewis & Clark campsite
• Devils Nest Historic Hideout of Jesse James
• Lindy Country Club Restuarant

Devils Nest II LLC.


• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Niobrara State Park –
• Oldest and newest town in Knox County
• Chief Standing Bear Bridge
• Kreycik Riverview Covered Wagon Tours See Elk and Buffalo herds and scenic NE Nebraska
• Confluence of Niobrara and Missouri Rivers.
• Walk to and fish from Historic Railroad
• September 4, 1804 Campsite
• Niobrara Museum
2546 Park Avenue • Sat. & Sun. 11:00am – 3:00pm or By
Appointment Call 402-857-3546
• Nostalgic Sportsmen’s Bar
• Ponca Tribe Museum
2546 Park Avenue • Mon. – Fri. 7:30am – 4:00pm & Sat. – Sun.
10:00am – 4:30pm

White Tail River Lodge B & B, Farnik’s Market, Sportsmen’s and Two River Hotel, Moody Motors, Hilltop Lodge, Niobrara Tribune, Niobrara Trading Post and Lodge, Knox County Farm Bureau Federation, Niobrara Laundry Specialty Printing and Gifts, Country Café, Swanson Hunting Lodge, Rough Riders Saddle Club


• National Park Service Sign at old Ohiya Casino
• Ohiya Casino & Feather Hill RV Park & Gas
located on Highway 12 – 7 miles East of
Niobrara. Feather Hill Gas open 24 Hours.
Call for info: 402-857-3338 or 402-857-3593
• Sioux Tribal Pow Wow each June
• Nebraska Indian Community College
• Cultural Center in log building
• Santee Sioux Tribe Museum
425 Frazier Avenue N Ste 2, Santee, Nebraska

• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• 4th of July Celebration
• Historic Iron Jail
• Community Ballroom with wooden floor
• St. Helena Park and Shelter
• Historic Immaculate Conception Church
• Nostalgic St. Helena Store

• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Green Diamond
• Brooky Bottom Recreation Area
• St. James Marketplace – Handmade,
homemade goodness and a source of local
history books. Open weekends May through
November with the Heritage Festival each
September. It is on the National Historic Register
and the Wiseman Monument is near St. James.
Lewis & Clark Campsite where Pvt. Shannon was
lost near here-Goat Island 1804.

• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Bob Barker’s Grandparents are buried in
• 10 miles from Old Baldy
• Lazy River Acres


“Nestled in the Valley of the Bohemian Alps”
• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Sign
• Kolach Festival – each June
• Czech Opera House
• St. Wenceslaus Church
• Heritage Museum
• Czech Meats and Bakery
• Wildwood Acres Park
• Verdigre Museum 206 Main Street By Appointment Call 402-668-2813
• Green River Garden Center 614 So 2nd Street Verdigre, Nebraska

Steve Ruzicka Trucking, Jedlicka Hardware Hank, Verdigre Bakery , Jacks’s Quick Stop, Cozy Corner Café, Tom’s Family Foods, Country Creations, Vintage Ray’s Verdigre Carousel, Headquarters Salon, Verdigre Eagle, Herbert Feed and Grain, Dr. Kenneth Tusha D.D.S., Misty’s Soakers Saloon, Carl Dobias Custom Harvesting


“Swedish Capital of Nebraska”
• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Swedish Smorgasbord 4th Saturday each
• Ole’ Open Golf and BBQ each
4th Saturday in July
• Classic Car Show and Labor Day
Celebration held the Sunday of Labor Day

Main Street Grocery, Wausa Locker-Swedish Foods & Meats,
Big Red Mini Mart


“World’s ONLY Winnetoon”
• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Replica 1910 Village Street
• Antiques, Gifts, Natural Foods
• Homecooked meals at Elaine’s Tavern
• Winnetoon Museum 310 Main Mon. – Fri. or by Appointment Call 402-847-3368
• Elaine’s Tavern and Café 305 Main Street Winnetoon, Nebraska 402-847-3321

Winnetoon Mini Mall, Brunswick State Bank – Brunswick & Winnetoon


• Shannon Trail Statue
• National Park Service Shannon Sign
• Goat Island – historic campsite where
Shannon was lost
• Wiseman Monument
• Brooky Bottom Recreation Area
• Civil War Veterans Cemetery

Cedar Security Bank, Wynot Insurance Agency, Wynot Village Clerk


Lewis & Clark Missouri River Basin Visitors Center