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.
The Public Library provides e-mail access to travelers
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