Recreation & Sightseeing


Lake & Water Sports

The lakes and rivers offer excitement and relaxation for the whole family!



Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

The excitement returns July 25-28, 2018 as contestants from near and far show off their talents at the Rodeo Grounds in Burwell.



Golf, Scenic Tours & Parks

Test your skills on the 9-hole course, or check out the swimming pool & ball fields or local scenic tours.



Historic Sites

Historic sites such as Fort Hartsuff and the Battle at Jones Canyon.



Nature Sports & Sights

Fishing, Hunting, Bird watching, Sandhills Safari Jeep Tours, and self-guided tours of the Calamus State Fish Hatchery.



Indoor Family Fun

Test out your skills at the bowling alley or catch the latest movie at the theater.



Experience the great outdoors

The Burwell area is blessed with every activity imaginable to the nature lover’s eye! To see for yourself visit Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area located just six miles north of town for camping, fishing and boating. Hiking, bird watching and sightseeing make for unbelievable photo opportunities!  For the hunter, adventure awaits you! No matter what your interests your outdoor passions will be met in Burwell.