Holt County is located in north-central Nebraska. Its largest town, O’Neill, is about 75 miles northwest of Norfolk and is known as the Irish Capital of Nebraska. Stuart, Chambers and Atkinson also call this county’s 2,413 square miles home.

The Holt County Historical Society Museum showcases items from Holt County’s storied past. Located across the street to the south from the Golden Hotel in O’Neill, this architecturally significant building was formerly the law office of early O’Neill lawyer and politician Moses Kinkaid.

Learn more by contacting the Holt County Visitors Committee at visitholtcounty.com or (402) 336-2355.

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  • Sturdevant-McKee Museum

    Brantly and Ellen Sturdevant built their Queen Anne style home in Atkinson in 1887. Today it is the Sturdevant-McKee Museum. Period furnishings tell the story of early Atkinson. The museum ...

  • Brush Creek Brewing Company

    Brush Creek Brewing Company is pouring new life into downtown Atkinson. Owners Rodney and Alisha Keim have transformed the town’s century-old former bank and funeral home into a ...

  • White Horse Museum and Heritage Village

    A team of 24 pure white horses from north of Stuart performed across the United States in the 1950s. The White Horse Museum and Heritage Village contains historical items from ...

  • Mill Race Park

    Mill Race Park is one mile west of downtown Atkinson. Birdwatchers flock to this 50-acre Elkhorn River escape complete with tent camping spaces, electrified camper spots, drinking water, a ...

  • Carney Park

    Carney Park is on the south side of O’Neill, east of Highway 281 and not far from the Elkhorn River. There are 18 camping spots, showers, restrooms and other conveniences. ...

  • St. Patrick’s Day

    O’Neill’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Day celebration is an official Nebraska Sesquicentennial event. The March 15 through 18 party kicks off with the painting of the shamrock at the intersection ...

  • Holt County Fair

    Dozens of outrageous events bring the 250 residents of Chambers and a few hundred of their closest friends together each August for the Holt County Fair. The watermelon eating contest, ...

  • Holt County Historical Museum

    Moses Kinkaid was an early O'Neill lawyer and politician. He laid the groundwork for the Kinkaid Act of 1904. His law office is preserved today as part of the Holt ...

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