When Plattsmouth was founded in 1854, the Missouri River’s close proximity to the east end of Main Street brought extensive trade and travel opportunities. Expensive, stately homes were built in the downtown area. Many of these beautiful, historic homes are still inhabited today and are listed on the National Historic Register. Several offer bed and breakfast opportunities including Parmele House and Bankers House B & B. The finest in Victorian-style hospitality can also be experienced while participating in a tea or luncheon at the 1890’s Victorian Queen Anne home called The Heights.
Additional city, river and transportation history of Plattsmouth is available hereThe Cass County Historical Museum, on Plattsmouth’s historic Main Street, takes you on an historical journey dating back to when the town was settled in 1854. The museum includes permanent displays of pioneer artifacts, railroad history and agricultural memorabilia. Forty-five buildings in the downtown area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Walking tours are offered daily that tell the history of these buildings. Plattsmouth Public Library, founded as a Carnegie Corporation Library in 1916, rivals larger libraries with its impressive book circulation, video and computer technology and hands-on reading programs for the whole family.Besides the draw of the historic downtown area, Lewis & Clark history can be found where the Platte River joins the Missouri at Schilling Wildlife Refuge, east of the downtown area. Recreational programs for all ages can be found at Memorial Park, Garfield Park, Indian Springs Pond and Twin Rivers Aquatic Center. Located in the southeast downtown area, Rhylander Park, situated on 28 acres of land, offers more than 52 species of trees, a bounty of flowering beds, gazebo, pavilion, youth league fields and a cedar rail station in honor of the town’s railroad heritage. Three golf courses, Bay Hills, Plattsmouth Golf Club, and Lake Ridge provide top notch challenges for golfing enthusiasts.The calendar is filled with annual festivals that bring the visitor a variety of exceptional entertainment. Band concerts, fun runs, historic heritage events, and other seasonal activities are well attended. Held continuously for 80 years, the Kass Kounty King Korn Karnival draws thousands of people each September to our community. Also high on the list of events that draw big crowds: “Rollin’ On The River,” one of the biggest fireworks displays anywhere; “Cruisin’ Main” where car enthusiasts who come from four counties to the Show ‘n Shine Car Show; and especially, the popular horse-drawn carriage rides and live reindeer at “Hometown Holidays.” A mixture of antique stores and niche shops await the shopper. Whether you want complete dinners, fast food, or delectable gourmet treat, our community offers some of the best in dining cuisine experience.ELEVATION990 ft. above sea level; 41.01 N (Latitude) 95.89W (Longitude)TOPOGRAPHYTerrain: Level along river bottom; to rolling and hilly to the west.Soil types, drainage: Marshall Silt Loam.Additional city, river and transportation history of Plattsmouth is available here
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