Things To Do In Norfolk

The Citizens of Norfolk and Madison County are delighted to have you here in Northeast Nebraska. We are excited about Norfolk and Madison County. We offer the charm and hospitality of a small town and the opportunities of a big city. Whether you are here on business or pleasure, attending a convention or conference, or re-acquainting yourself with our area, you’ll find many things to do.

Whatever the reason or the season for your visit, thank you for spending time with us and we hope you enjoy the many things to do in the area.

Ashfall Fossil BedsNortheast Nebraska has many unique attractions. From fossil beds to wineries. Explore an area filled with history, culture and adventure. Walk or bike on the historic Cowboy Trail. View over 200 fossil skeletons at Ashfall Fossil Beds.  Sip wine at the scenic Cuthills Vineyards or throw your line in one of the area’s many lakes and rivers and catch the “big one”.  Johnny Carson fans will be thrilled to find a display dedicated to this hometown legend at the Elkhorn Valley Museum. Art enthusiasts will want to head to the  Norfolk Arts Center where they will find stunning art exhibits.  
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Turkey HuntingNortheast Nebraska is famous for its abundant hunting and fishing areas. All year around you will find prime opportunities for hunting and fishing. The Norfolk area is also home to many professional outfitters and guides. Start your adventure in the great outdoors of Madison County.

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GolfFrom golf to picnics, fun outdoor activities await you. The Norfolk area offers some of the finest golf courses in the state or if you prefer a more leisurely pace, pull up a picnic table at one of the area’s scenic parks and relax. You can also enjoy a round of miniature golf, frisbee golf, toss a few horseshoes or try your hand at some trap shooting.

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Fine DiningIn Norfolk and Madison County, the dining experience ranges from specialty cuisines and “mom and pop” diners to award-winning chef created meals.  When you’re in the Norfolk area, you’re in “Beef Country”, be prepared to taste the best tasting meat dishes ever. If you’re looking for a fun place to relax and have a favorite drink, the area offers many fun neighborhood places, sports bars, or upscale bars.

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The RiverpointYou can choose from many specialty shops and nationwide chain stores in the area. Downtown Norfolk offers an outdoor shopping experience while the Sunset Plaza Mall has inside shopping, as well as several major retailers to choose from.  You’ll also find many unique shops and antique stores in the area. Nebraska made products make great gifts for friends and family.

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Cowboy TrailThe area’s most famous trail is the Cowboy Trail. Experience the nation’s longest rails-to-trail trek along the northern tier of Nebraska. You can hike, bike, or horseback ride a total of 195 miles on completed trail from Norfolk to Valentine. Enjoy the small towns along the way, beautiful scenery and pristine air on the way. The City of Norfolk also offers many recreational trails for your enjoyment.

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Johnny Carson TheaterThe Norfolk Area offers many great venues for conventions, concerts, festivals and exhibits.  From large scale facilities that can accommodate thousands to an small intimate settings.  If  catching a movie or bowling a game sounds like fun, you can do that too.

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