Auburn, population 3,000, is the heart of Nemaha County and its county seat. Founded in 1833, the city is a hub for industry, shopping and the annual Nemaha County Fair. In 1922, the fair received a surprise visit from Charles Lindbergh. As the story goes, a plane piloted by a man from nearby Humboldt landed on a fairway at the golf course with Lindbergh – who sought permission to offer fair-goers plane rides.

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  • Auburn Post Office Mural

    A mural commissioned by President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration still adorns the Auburn Post Office. Ethel Magafan painted Threshing in 1938. The Auburn Post Office is one of only 12 ...

  • Legion Memorial Park

    Legion Memorial Park in Auburn showcases red granite boulders from Nemaha County quarries and serves today as a picturesque setting for weddings and concerts. It’s also the home ...

  • Nemaha County Fair

    The Nemaha County Fair draws visitors to downtown Auburn in mid-July for two parades that lead out to the fairgrounds. It's three days of carnival rides, fair food and 4...

  • Heritage Highway Scenic Byway

    The Heritage Highway Scenic Byway stretches 238 miles east-west on U.S. Highway 136 starting in Brownville and ending mid-state not far from Holdrege. This road-less-traveled begins on the banks of ...

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