Thirty minutes south of Omaha and 60 minutes east of Lincoln is the city of Plattsmouth, where you will find a treasure trove of historic sites, shopping, dining and recreation to make your day trip complete.
Plattsmouth’s Main Street Historic District includes 45 late 19th and early 20th century buildings located along the main street. A visit to the Cass County Historical Museum takes you on a historical journey dating back to when the town was settled. The Cass County Courthouse was built in 1891 and is listed on the Nebraska National Register.
There are antiques and specialty shops galore on Historic Main Street. Antique stores include Wildhorse Antiques, Antiques off Main and Aaron James Book Sellers. For specialty shopping you won’t want to miss Main Street Jewelers, LipStick Stain Botique – Opening Aug. 2014.
Call ahead for an appointment at Natural Touch Massage. A wide variety of dining experiences can be found, from down-home cooking at Mom’s Café and River House Soda Fountain that serves a wide variety of sandwiches and soda fountain treats to sandwiches and burger at The Cigar Factory and Sisters Cafe that specializes in Thai and German favorites.
Golfing enthusiasts will want to check out the three area golf courses: Bay Hills Golf Club, Plattsmouth Country Club and Lake Ridge Golf Course.
You are welcome to extend your day trip and stay the night at a quaint B&B: the Bankers House Bed & Breakfast, a Queen Anne brick Victorian on the National Register, or the Parmele House Bed & Breakfast, a 1905 Dutch Colonial built by Charles C. Parmele, a prominent banker of the day. The Fitzgerald Hotel is located in the restored Fitzgerald Building.
Just east of Plattsmouth, bordered by the Platte and Missouri Rivers, is Schilling Wildlife Management Area. Enjoy fishing, picnicking, nature observation, wildlife photography and hiking. Here you may also visit the Confluence of the Platte and Missouri Rivers, a site visited by Lewis and Clark on their trek west.