Visitor InformationWelcome to Pawnee City. Recently our community has blossomed to become a great little town to visit for a day, week or a lifetime. If you are visiting our community we have put together below some ideas for "One perfect day in Pawnee City".
One Perfect Day in Pawnee CitySome of the most beautiful sunrises in the world are seen rising from the east over our rolling hills. After a hearty breakfast at our VFW Club, 644 F Street, or a Cup of Joe at the Little Brown Jug, 715 F Street, your first stop may want to be at Heavenly Treasures Quilt Store , 700 9th Street, www.heavenlytreasurerspc.com. This one hundred year old building was formerly the First Baptist Church and has been converted into one of the area's most unique quilting and fabric stores. People from all over the Midwest travel to Pawnee City to enjoy what owner Marie Glenn says it is the "best little quilt store this side of Heaven".
Pawnee City is a great town to walk about. Our new community walking/biking trail provides a great walking experience throughout the community. A short walk away is the amazing Pedal Clinic at 701 I Street. The Pawnee Pedal Museum is the dream of Bill and Elsie Sunneberg. They have taken this former church and doctor's office and transformed it into the "Pride of Pawnee County". This is an amazing display of tractor and car pedal toys. Bill has traveled the country in search of these antiques with some toys over 70 years old. You will be amazed at the beauty of these meticulously restored tractor and car pedal toys. The Pedal Clinic is open by appointment only and on special occasions so be sure to call (402) 852-2655 or (402) 852-6195 before you go
As you head back downtown you can enjoy lunch at several restaurants including the Parkside Cafe, 601 4th Street, 402-852-2422; VFW Club, 644 F Street, 402-852-2931; Subway, 626 6th Street, 402-8522120 or a quick bite at Casey's General Store, 942 F Street, 402-852-2337. If the weather is sunny and bright why no take a picnic lunch from Subway and head to either the north park or south park to smell the roses and roast beef.
The North Park, 14th and E Street, also has one of the state's nicest swimming pools that is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day as well as playground equipment, picnic tables and shelters. The South Park, 3rd and F Street, also has picnic facilities along with a tennis court.
As you drive through Pawnee City you will want to take note of the many Redbud trees in town. In 2006 the Nebraska Legislature designated Pawnee City as the "Red Bud Capitol of Nebraska". Our town has planted over 400 redbud trees in the last 4 years alone and has a goal of having a redbud tree on every lot in town. Be sure to come visit during the month of April and see the Redbuds burst into beauty.
You must now head to our world famous SchillingBridge Winery and MicroBrewery, 8 blocks east of 14th and F Streets. In just 5 short years Mike and Sharon Schilling have built an amazing business that is the pride of all Pawnee City. Visit the Nation's FIRST Farm Winery/Microbrewery combination as Mike and Sharon are "Bridging the gap between the Wine Connoisseur & the Beer Enthusiast". Their wines have received national and international recognition as "best of show". Be sure to visit their web site www.schillingbridgewinery.com to find out about their upcoming events and wine tastings.
As you day comes to a close you are about to get into your car and head home. Now the thought will hit you as you realize that Pawnee City is a great place to visit but an even better place to live.