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Settlers, saints, & sinners group tour itinerary

Stories of bravery, intrigue, & fortitude

Day 1

Liederkranz | 401 W. 1st St.,  Grand Island, Nebraska 68801

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Liederkranz club was formed in 1870. Step back in time when you visit the original German Bar from the early 1900s, and the retro bowling alley. Have supper and get a historical tour.

1.5 hours

Day 2

Burlington Station |  603 N. Plum, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801

Start the day off with breakfast in the restored Burlington Train Depot. This venue is owned and operated by the Hall County Historical Society.  Have breakfast served up by members of the Historical Society and hear stories about locals and those who passed through. You’ll probably even find out why there is an island in the most landlocked state in the U.S.  If we play our cards right, you may even get a tour of the Tri-City Model Railroaders set up in the north building of the depot.

Allow 1.5—2 hours

Railside Tour | 201 W. 3rd St., Grand Island, NE 68801

Take a walking tour of historic downtown sites with a Grand Island Tourism team member and/or Railside district’s director.  Stop into some of our favorite spots and learn about the movers, shakers, saints, and sinners that made this railroad town thrive. A stop at the Grand Theatre, built in 1911, takes you back to earlier movie houses and a 1937, art deco renovation.

Allow 1.5 hour

Chicken Coop | 120 E. 3rd St., Grand Island, NE 68801

Enjoy lunch in this historic building which, during the early days of the railroad, serviced workers and patrons alike. Learn about those who passed through the doors. The Chicken Coop has a varied menu of great food and its own brews (including root beer).

1 hour

Driving Tour with Step-On Guide

See the sites and hear the stories of Grand Island and Hall County. Learn about how two boys on horseback lived after being shot by an arrow that pinned them together.  Plus, hear about how the Oregon and Mormon Trails cut through the county along the Wood River trail.

Allow 1 hour

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer  |  3133 W. US Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE 68801

The gateway into this living history museum is the main building, designed by Edward Durell Stone — designer of the Kennedy Center and Radio City Music Hall. As you get further into the museum’s 200 acres, you find a historic, working town comprised of homes, a church, a school, a general store, a planing mill, a tin smith, and a blacksmith. The town is inhabited by historic interpreters from late spring to early fall. While at Stuhr, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the archive and the collections building, boasting over 150,000 pieces.

Allow 2 hours

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