Although it has a population of only 8,081 and covers a mere 5.6 square miles, York blossoms with a healthy hospitality business, as well as plenty of recreational activities and entertainment.
This little big town sits at the heart of the Heartland, on the edge of the Nebraska City Cut-off from the old Oregon Trail. It seems to beckon tourists to "come on in" like it did in the old days. Located at the crossroads of two major roadways ? US 81 stretching from Canada to South America, and I-80 from Atlantic to Pacific ? York is a strategic pit stop for travelers in all directions.
There are several attractions in town worth noting. Wessels Living History Farm is a salute to the study and history of agriculture using a working museum with farmhouse, windmill, and many learning resources. Shows at the Yorkshire Playhouse have thrilled audiences for over 30 years.
Other points of interest include: Lee's Legendary Marbles and York Children's Museum.
With over 125 acres of beautiful parkland, there's always a quiet spot for a retreat. There are three miles of hiking and biking trails at the 55-acre Beaver Creek Park. Among the seven parks in town, there are numerous facilities for fun including swimming, ice skating, tennis, archery, hiking, fishing, and boating.
Three golf courses are open to the public. Sandy Meadows and Henderson Municipal Golf Courses offer 9-hole grass greens and the York County Club Golf Course offers 18 holes, a driving range, pro shop, and restaurant.
Bruce Anderson Recreation Area at Recharge Lake is a delightful water retreat that is well-stocked with largemouth bass, catfish and bluegill. In the winter, ice skating here is a favorite; and in summer, boating and fishing activities make for a pleasant outing.
York, "The Crossroads of America", is located at the intersections of I-80 and US 81 in Nebraska.