Established in 1870 by the Union Pacific Railroad, Kimball’s humble beginnings consisted of a few adobe shacks to house railway workers. Since so many antelopes frequented the prairies surrounding Kimball, the tiny town was originally referred to as Antelopeville. To avoid confusion with another town called Antelope, a change of name to Kimball was suggested in 1885. After spending more than a century on the map, Kimball’s population hovers around 3,000.
Today, visitors to the area via the jet charter airport in Kimball enjoy all the splendors a simple life in a small town provides. Some of the most popular attractions in the area include:
The Oliver Reservoir – A rustic reservoir with plenty of amenities, like hiking trails, fishing holes, picnic shelters, wildlife viewing, and more.
The Plains Historical Museum – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this incredible museum showcases an arrowhead collection by O.E. Forsling, as well as other historical artifacts from the plains surrounding Kimball.
Panorama Point – This destination is the highest point in the state of Nebraska at more than 5,424 feet above sea level. It’s also higher than the highest point in 30 other states too.
Four Winds Golf Course – Golfers of all handicaps will enjoy this 320-acre 18-hole championship course, located along the Historic Lincoln Highway.