Area Attractions

  • Ashfall State Historic Park:  Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park is located 4 miles east and 6 miles north of Orchard, NE.
  • Email address:  ashfall2@unl.edu                                                                                                                                                                                             Opened: May 1 up to Memorial Day weekend; 10a.m. – 4p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Closed Sunday and Monday. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day; 9a.m. – 5p.m. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 5p.m. on Sunday After Labor Day – Second weekend in Oct. 10a.m. – 4p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1p.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Closed Monday. By Reservation School and tour groups may make special arrangements to visit Ashfall between April 1 and Oct. 20 with advance reservations. For details and to make reservations, call the park at (402)-893-2000. Park Entry Permit and Entry Fee Required Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park.                                                                                                                                      Phone:  402-893-2000                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Website:    www.ashfall.unl.edu
  • Grove Lake: 6 miles East and 3 miles North of Orchard
  • Grove Lake Bait Shop and Custom Carving: 6 miles East and 2 1/2 miles North of Orchard
    E-mail address: rerb@bloomnet.com
    Open: seven days a week
    Phone: (402) 893-2694
    Website: www.randyerbcarvings.com
  • Grove Lake Trout Rearing Station: 6 miles East and 3 miles North
    E-mail address: grovefh@ngth.state.ne.us
    Visiting hours: 8 – 4:30
    Office hours: 8 – 5
    Phone: (402) 893-5468
  • Summerland Golf Course: 6 miles South and 3 miles West of Orchard
    RR 1
    Ewing, NE 68735
    Phone: (402) 626-7555