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Recreation & Attractions

Swimming

The Ainsworth swimming pool includes a lap pool ranging in depth from 3 to 11 feet deep and let the kids play in the wading pool. The pool is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, weather permitting.

Rates

  • $3.00/day

  • $95.00 Season Family Pass (Immediate Only)

  • $55.00 Season Individual Pass

  • $30.00 2-week pass for Non Brown County Residents

For more information, call (402) 382-3700.

Golf

Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course that sits just 5 miles east of Ainsworth along Hwy 20. For more information, call (402) 387-1658.

  • Landon Welke, Course Superintendent

  • Bruce Beebout, Clubhouse Manager

Camping

Tents and RV’s are allowed in East City Park.  It is on a “first come, first serve” basis and reservations are not permitted.

  • No hook up (tents) — $7.00/nightly

  • Full hook up (water & electric) — $10.00/nightly

  • RV dump fee — $5.00

Keller State Park and Long Pine State Recreation Area offer camping. State park permits are required. https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/

Parks

East City Park, Courthouse Park, and Catterson Park.

Museums

Sellors Barton Museum

US Hwy 20 & Main St, is located in Courthouse Park

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.

Horseshoe Court

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) located miles north of Ainsworth, has catfish

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, tubing and tanking are popular on the Niobrara River, just north of Ainsworth

Hunting
 

Deer, antelope, pheasant, quail, grouse, dove, duck, and turkey are available in the immediate area