Recreation
There's always something fun to do in Broken Bow, Nebraska! Whether you're in the mood for swimming, golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing, tennis, baseball, or any other exciting activity, you'll find it here. Simply click on any of the links for more information.

Attractions

Custer County Fairgrounds

Different Events are held here. Check the printed Chamber Directory for schedule. 


Custer County Attractions

http://www.custercountyfair.org/

Custer County Museum 
Located on the west side of the square. 
Hours: 
June - August: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday Septemeber - May: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday 

Visit the Custer County Museum Website

Wild Rose Art Gallery
932 Sth E St.
Broken Bow, NE
308-872-6345

Hunting

Upland game hunting around Broken Bow and the Custer County area is excellent. There are about 3,500 acres of public area at Pressey park and most landowners readily grant permission when asked. Waterfowl hunting is good along the North Loup River with Northern Ducks and Geese taken regularly. Deer success ratios are consistently high, with good mule deer and white tail throughout the area. Dove numbers offer excellent early shooting with the season opening in early September.


Visit  the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission site for information on ordering hunting permits, seasons, and limits. 

Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt
Since its beginning in 1961, the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt has grown to be an annual event of worldwide interest. Founded by the late Tom Varney, Jr., the hunt has grown from a competition among friends to one that has included the likes of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and astronaut Neal Armstrong. Highlights of the early November hunt include a trap shoot, Smorgasbord, Victory banquet, Past Shooter Appreciation Pary, and, of course, the pheasant hunt. 

The Nebraska One Box Habitat Association, Inc. helps to benefit the area through such things as a scholarship program, habitat program, pheasant raising and release, and community improvement and enrichment. The assoication also financially supports the creation and maintenance of habitat in the area. 

Shooting Range 
Open to the public. Call Matt Lyne at 308-872-6131 or 308-872-5639 to schedule an appointment.

Movies

Tiffany Theater 
The Tiffany Theater has recently added the third screen, comfortable seating and surround sound for your enjoyment. 
Call 308-872-2393 to find out what is playing. 
www.tiffanytheater.com
319 South 10th Ave. 
Broken Bow, NE 68822 

Schmick's Market
1110 South B
Broken Bow, NE 68822 
308-872-5790 

Trotter's Whoa & Go 
608 South E Street 
Broken Bow, NE 68822 
308-872-6110 

Performing Arts

JolRan Dance & Gymnastics
207 North 5th Ave
Broken Bow, NE 6882
308-872-5889 / 308-870-2726

Swimming

Aquatic Center
Broken Bow is proud of its new Aquatic Center. 

There is 8,000 square feet of water surface and a zero-depth entry for small children. Play features include a water slide, diving boards, lily pad water walk, dump bucket, in-ground spray features, a child’s slide and a basketball hoop.

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byways Interpretive Center 

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byways Interpretive Center | view
One the east edge of Broken Bow along Hwy 2.  The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway also known as the "Little Red Barn" is a must stop for visitors and travelers.  Take a minute to enjoy the displays and walk out to the wildflower patch and view a working windmill.  For more information call 308-872-8331 

 

Exercise Facilities

Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Wellness Center
Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Wellness Center is located at 220 Industrial Drive. The Wellness Center is open 24 Hours a Day. For more information please contact Deb Miller at 308-872-4158 or 308-872-4100.

Golfing 

Broken Bow Country Club
Located just west of town, along Highway 2 and Memorial Dr, the Broken Bow Country Club showcases a challenging, yet fun, 9-hole golf course. With wide, tree lined fairways and bunker protected greens, the course has something for everyone. Plenty of shade, water, and resting allow you to play while avoiding the summer heat. 

No Tee Time is needed. Simply stop in the club house and sign in! 

Arnold Golf Course 
Located 1 mile South and 1/4 mile East of Arnold on Highway 40. Open to the public from March through October. No Tee Time is needed.

Questions, call the Arnold Golf Course at 308-848-2624. 


Callaway Golf Course 
To get to the golf course, go through Callaway and turn right on Highway 40. After about 2 miles there will be a sign to Cozad; turn right there. The course is open year round on nice days. League nights are Tuesday - Thursday. 

For more information, call Larry Mowrey at 308-836-2244. 

Lakes & Fishing

Melham Pond 
The pond has a handicap-accessible fishing dock which is open free of charge to Senior Citizens and children under 16. 

Calamus Reservoir 
State recreation area with fishing, modern campgrounds, and hatchery. Open as one the best outdoor recreation areas in the state. 56 miles northeast of Broken Bow near Burwell. 

Victoria Springs State Area 
Ten miles north of Merna, 6 miles east of Anselmo. A delightful retreat with fishing, spring water, camping and rental cabin facilities, picnic, playground, and rental rowboats. 

Sherman County Dam 
Located 40 miles east of Broken Bow near Loup City. Has excellent fishing and camping facilities. 

Pressey Special Use Area 
Seventeen miles south of Broken Bow. Camping, picnic, and playground. Shallow river swimming and river sports. A perfect spot for the family.

Parks

Broken Bow is the proud home of 4 parks! Below you'll find the parks' locations as well as what each has to offer.

Tomahawk Park 
Located one block North of the intersection of Highway 2 and 15th street on the west side of Broken Bow, this park is popular spot all year round. It's many offerings include: 

Picnic grounds/4 sheltersLighted softball and baseball fieldsTennis courtsPlaygroundRV hook-upsShowersRestroomsDump station for RV's

Melham Park 
Situated right off 5th Street North of Memorial Drive, Melham park is sure to be fun for the entire family. It has many excellent amenities, including:

Olympic size, heated swimming poolStocked 5 acre lakeBall fieldsSoccer fieldsPicnic shelterBicycle pathRestroomsWalking trail

North Side Park 

North Side Park is located 4 blocks North of Memorial Drive on 10th Street, right next to North Park school. Here you can enjoy a wonderful day of fun and relaxation.

PlaygroundPicnic area 

City Square Park 
Found in the heart of downtown Broken Bow, City Square Park is home to the town's trademark gazebo, also known as Tom Butler Memorial Bandstand. Besides the gazebo, it has:

Playground equipmentPicnic tables