Welcome to Falls City, Nebraska!
Falls City is in the midst of re-inventing itself to be in position for its 21st century residents, those currently living here and those who will come.
The mini-park, one of eight in the parks and recreation system, has three 40-foot murals depicting Falls City’s history from the 1850s to 1984. An all-weather hiking trail around Stanton Lake is to be completed this year. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is special, celebrating the many accomplishments of native son John P. Falter, who inked so many covers for the Saturday evening Post, including a 1946 cover of Christmas in Falls City. These days feature table upon table of magazines for viewing, including collector swaps or sales of those magazines. (402) 245-4704.
Candlelight Cabin at Stanton Lake on West 25th Street has recently been renovated with an event room and screened porch and offers a scenic view of the park and lake, and is in close proximity to a playground. The cabin is available for rental each day, year round. For information or reservations, call (402) 245-2851.
The Falls City Aquatic Park, located at the north entrance of town on Hwy 73. This beautiful community pool, with zero depth entry, sprayground, tube slide, river slide, six-lane fitness lap pool, and diving area, is a wonderful addition to the community. (402) 245-3214.
Falls City Library & Art Center at 1400 Stone Street is home to the Stalder Gallery which hosts traveling art shows. One of the most distinguishing features of the library is the permanent collection of artwork by area artists, including Miss Alice Cleaver and John Philip Falter.
The Historic Grand Weaver Hotel, located in downtown Falls City, is one of premier accommodation facilities in the area. A display case featuring memorabilia from the hotel’s past include a mural of Nebraska roadways prior to Interstate 80 and a telephone system operated by a central switchboard, which was in use as recently as 2008.
Itha-Krumme Memorial Arboretum, located at West 25th Street and Clinton is the only site within the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum system showcasing plants native to Nebraska and surrounding states. The hard surface walking path leads visitors through the wonders of native flora and fauna. The Arboretum is located next to Stanton Lake. For info call (402) 245-2850.
John Phillip Falter Memorial Park
The John Phillip Falter Memorial Park at John Phillip Falter Memorial Drive (26th) & Chase Street was dedicated in May 1989. The park is the former site of the Former Falls city Water tower or Standpipe. Falls City native and famous artist, John Phillip Falter climbed the Standpipe as a boy and which influenced his perspective of the world which is found in his art. Falter pained many western scenes, over 100 Saturday Evening Post Covers, and World War II U.S. Navy recruiting posters. The park was made possible by the John Phillip Falter Memorial Park, Inc. This group of private citizens paid for the park completely with private funds and continues its maintenance.
Prichard Auditorium: Built as a Works Progress Administration project, Prichard Auditorium was dedicated in 1940. The building's exterior consists of 2,000 tons of native sandstone from Richardson County. With the use of local sales tax monies, a $1.9 million renovation project was accomplished in the year 2000. The venue is used for sports activities, concerts, wedding receptions, craft fairs, etc. The Auditorium is located at 312 W. 17th Street. For information on booking contact : (402)245-2707.
The Richardson Military History Museum – Located inside the National Historic Registered courthouse at 1700 Stone Street, it contains a collection that includes war memorabilia from World War I to present. It is open Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m. for self-guided tours. (402) 245-4228.
The Richardson County Museum is located two blocks west of the junction of Highways 73 and 159 and its collections include an 1855 letter from Abraham Lincoln, a collection of operating antique clocks, pioneer displays, Indian, military, and railroad artifacts. Richardson County memorabilia from surrounding communities, and schools that have closed, are also housed here. It is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-4 p.m., and by appointment. (402)245-3481.
Stanton Lake, located on West 25th Street, is a serene park with a lake, in a beautiful setting that offers fishing, picnic areas, sandlot volleyball courts, playgrounds, trailer hookups, showers, and dumping station. For information, or reservations call (402) 245-2851.