Home of Nebraska's Biggest Little Rodeo
Along The Veterans Of Foreign
Wars Memorial Highway 83
Take a Stroll Through Our Village...
Just off Highway 83 you can find a place to fill your tank, satisfy your thirst and put a smile on your face. Stapleton, Nebraska can be found in the Sandhills of Nebraska, thirty miles north of North Platte, NE or ninety miles south of Valentine, NE. Stapleton is surrounded by farms and ranches and located at the Junction of Highways 83 and 92W. As you approach our community from the south you will notice the A Gust of Wind pasture turned golf course offering the all the challenges of tall grass, sand and slopes and our well stocked convenience store where you can make your own ice cream cone, fill up with fuel, and enjoy a cup of coffee with some of our neighbors. Just a few footsteps off the beaten path to the west you can find our village. If there is something you need, we either have it or can find it for you.
Right off Hwy 92 on the east side of town, Sara's Place Cafe offers senior meals, and has a 11:00 lunch buffet Monday through Friday. Main Street is full of great shopping and services. Our Vet's Club on the corner is a great place to stop in for a drink in the evenings, non-veterans welcomed! If you are a local, sign up to be a member! They also have family "burger nites" and have hosted many special ocassions. Across the street, Sublime Foto/Artistry offers graphic design services, photography services and even offers a little gift boutique full of hats, scarves and picture frames. A couple of doors down, Frey’s General Store provides us with everything from propane and parts to farm fresh eggs, feed for our pets and great gift items. Back across the street again, you are welcomed in by the sweet smell of jams and jellies being prepared at Heavenly Creations. If you are lucky, Katrina may have some pies in the oven too. Be sure to check out her stock of Nebraska food products.
Walking down the street to the north you will find our local newspaper office, Creative Printers, that supplies news to four surrounding communities as well as maintaining the Stapleton Enterprise. If you are in need of copies, printing, or office supplies they'd be happy to help! If a hot cup of espresso is calling your name, we might suggest a visit to the Main Street Market and Deli where you can find a large variety of different coffee, tea, and smoothie selections. Our hometown grocers will do whatever they can to provide you with the groceries you need and a complete sub and salad deli is available to satisfy your cravings. If you need a place for the kids to burn off some steam send them out back to our well maintained village park. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the playground equipment and shaded shelter. RV’s are welcome on the north side where the plug ins are available.
Doing some research? Our Library and County Courthouse are available and the employees inside are happy to help. Chances are they might just have an answer for you without opening a book. Across the street from the Courthouse you might just find a football game to watch. The Stapleton Public school sits on the south edge of town. “Success, nothing less” is the mission of our K-12 school. Our teachers are focused on education but still carry the small town theme. Parent involvement is encouraged and our PTA has been very successful providing opportunity for our parent/teacher relations to grow. The success of our school is an example of the strength of our community.
Other services provided within our small town are: post office, bank, village office, Vet’s Club, community center, butcher, and tire/oil change services. A list of local businesses can be found on the Business link of the website.
What you will find in Stapleton, Nebraska is downhome, friendly, honest people that are happy to help their friends, neighbors and even passer byers. Logan County is rich in tradition and proud to be part of of Nebraska history. As you drive north out of town on Highway 83 you will drive past the Logan County Fairgrounds where we host annual junior and high school rodeos and are home to “The Biggest Little Rodeo in Nebraska”, an amateur rodeo featuring all the traditional rodeo events including wild horse races, ranch rodeo, and rodeo queen contest. Other events that take place at our arena are 4-H horse practice and shows, open barrel races, and team ropings. Just past the fair buildings travelers cross the wet meadows and ponds that provide the ground water for the mouth of the South Loup River and enter into the heart of the Sandhills.
If you are looking for a place to call home, a place where everybody knows your name, a place where you are surrounded with integrity, work ethic, and tradition, please stop by and ask someone for a tour. We are all glad to help.