Resource List
City Government
Fire Department Info at 402-387-2494  
Emergency 911  
City Permit/Planning Department 402-387-2494  
Park & Recreation Department 402-387-2494  
Police Department 402-387-1440  
Street/Sanitation Department Street 402-387-1962
Sanitation 402-387-2660
 
Post Office 402-387-2182  
UPS/United Parcel Service 800-742-5877  
Federal Express 800-463-339  
Municipal Airport 402-387-1491 More Information
County Government
   
     
Commissioners Office 402-387-2705  
Health Department 402-387-2523  
Sheriff Department 402-387-1440  
Voter Registration 402-387- 2705  
Assessor  402-387-1621  
Utilities
   
Electricity Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) 1-877-275-6773  
City Water and Sewer 402-387-2494  
Natural Gas Source Gas 1-800-563-0012  
Propane Madison’s Great Western 402-387-2870 and
Farmers Ranchers Co-op 800-557-3732
 
Water 402-387-2494  
Sewer 402-387- 2660  
Telephone Three River Communications 402-387-1353 or
Qwest 800-244-1111
 
Cable TV Midcontinent Communications 1-800-888-1300
Three River Communications 402-387-1353
 
Internet Three River 402-387-1353
Simple Solutions 402-273-4395
 
     
     
Schools Ainsworth Community School
Administration 402-387-2333
High and Middle School 402-387-2082
Elementary 402-387-2083
 
     

Recreation & Attractions
Ainsworth has many places to eat, lodging, and service stations located in the heart of some of the finest deer, turkey, duck, grouse, and pheasant hunting in the state. There are numerous sandhill lakes, ponds, and trout streams with great fishing, canoeing, tubing, and camping available. There are also state recreation facilities such as Keller State Park and the Long Pine Recreation Area which has a new archery range.
Ainsworth also has facilities available for:
Golf

Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course. This is a 9-hole grass greens course with clubhouse located six miles west of Ainsworth on Highway 20.

Swimming 130-capacity pool located in the East City Park.
Tennis Two lighted courts in the East City Park.
Racquetball Court available.
Sand Volleyball Court available in the East City park.
Horseshoes 24 regulation, lighted courts in the East City Park, home of the 1986 and 1998 World Horseshoe Tournament.
Fishing

Excellent fishing at nearby Pine Creek (trout), Plum Creek (trout), Keller Park, and sandhill lakes (pan fish). The Niobrara River, located 15 miles north of Ainsworth, has catfish.

Hunting Deer, antelope, pheasant, quail, grouse, dove, duck, and turkey are available in the immediate area.
Boating Numerous nearby sandhill lakes provide pleasure in the summer for boaters and water skiers. In addition to natural lakes, Merritt Reservoir and Calamus Reservoir are also available for boating, fishing, and water skiing. Canoe trips are popular on the Niobrara River, just north of Ainsworth.
Camping

Keller State Park and Long Pine State Recreation Area offer camping. State park permits are required. An RV Dump is located at the Ainsworth East City Park.

Museums Sellors Barton Museum holds historical artifacts and an interpretive display about the sandhills. The Brown County Historical Society Coleman House and Dixon House contain clothing, furniture, memorabilia, a genealogical file, and other Brown County historical information.
Tourism Information
Whether you enjoy interacting with wildlife and our beautiful country or prefer to sit in a vehicle and tour the Nebraska Sandhills, Ainsworth can accommodate your interests and needs. Call or stop by the Chamber Office and we can help you plan your trip to the area. (402) 387-2740 or chamber@threeriver.net.

Ainsworth is 10 minutes from the Pine Creek, one of the premiere trout streams in Nebraska, located in Long Pine, NE. Pine Creek is also great for tubing and camping. The Meadville Park and Meadville Store are located fifteen miles north of Ainsworth. There you can go tubing, or sit on shore bank of the Niobrara River and enjoy the sound of the talking waters and wind in the pine trees. Ainsworth is 45 minutes from most of the major tubing outfitters along the Niobrara River. There are many wonderful places to eat, great establishments to go for entertainment, cozy hotels, and several friendly shopping venues to accommodate your every need while you visit the Sand Hills.
Ainsworth Chamber of Commerce
310 N. Main Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210

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