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Area Attractions

Recreational facilities

Doniphan is located in the heart of one of nature’s greatest spectacles; the great annual spring migration of snow geese, Sandhill Cranes, and other waterfowl, that draws visitors from around the world. Sportsmen also find this an excellent area for fishing and hunting deer, turkey, geese, ducks and more.

Here are just a few of the recreational facilities available within 15 miles of Doniphan:

Baseball/softball 2 fields in Doniphan and 22 in area
Boating Boating available in designated area lakes
Bowling 3 bowling alleys
Campgrounds 10 campgrounds
Golf courses 5 public and 2 private courses
Hiking/Biking Trails 5 trails
Miniature Golf 2 courses
Races Horse racing, stock car racing go-cart racing, and motorcycle racing
Sand Volleyball 4 courts in Doniphan
Skating Roller rink in area
Soccer 2 complexes in area
Swimming 2 waterparks in area
Tennis 8 complexes in area
Theatres Several movie theatres in area
YMCA 2 in area

Cultural Activities

The Nebraska State Fair is now located in Grand Island, just 11 miles north of Doniphan. Also located on the vast Fonner Park campus, is the Heartland Events Center, where big name concerts and a wide variety of crowd–pleasing events, including the Nebraska State Girls’ High School Volleyball Tournament, are held.

Here is just a sampling of the cultural activities within a 15-mile radius of Doniphan include:

  • Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer – Grand Island
  • Community Theatre productions in Hastings and Grand Island
  • Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center – I-80 Alda Exchange
  • Central Nebraska Ethnic Festival – Grand Island
  • Art in the Park – Grand Island and Hastings
  • Grand Island Concert Association
  • Hastings Symphony
  • Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • JM McDonald Planetarium – Hastings
  • Lied Super Screen Theatre – Hastings
  • Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame – Hastings
  • Cottonwood Festival – Hastings
  • Kool-Aid Days – Hasting