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When it comes to recreational activities in Boone County, you can have as lively or as laidback of a lifestyle as you like.

IN BOONE COUNTY,

We take our fun seriously

Boone County may be off the beaten path, but the lack of city lights doesn’t mean there’s any lack of things to do around here. From golf courses, scenic parks, and walking trails to swimming pools, a movie theater, bars and restaurants, and organized sports leagues, there’s sure to be something that’s right up your alley. So take the highway or take a backroad, but if you want to have a great time, make sure you find yourself in Boone County. 

Sports & Recreation

Passionate about staying active? There’s no shortage of ways to break a sweat here! Boone County offers a wide range of facilities and activities, including but not limited to:

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Golf courses
  • Sports complexes
  • Fitness centers
  • Baseball and soccer fields
  • Tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts
  • Swimming pools
  • Race track
  • New arena coming soon!

Activities

  • Frequent fun runs/walks
  • Frequent golf tournaments
  • Organized co-ed sand volleyball
  • Organized women's volleyball league
  • Organized flag football, basketball, and men's and women's golf leagues
  • Zumba, yoga, aerobics, cycling, and other classes

Arts & Entertainment

Thanks to a number of area committees, clubs, and arts councils who organize these productions, the general public in Boone County gets the luxury of enjoying a wide range of arts and entertainment. From isolated events, like comedy sketches or dueling pianos, to annual events we look forward to every year, like the fair concert, alumni street dances, the Cedar melodrama, and the Missoula Children’s Theater. More exciting still, Boone County is the process of constructing a state-of-the-art new arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds where we’ll be able to host even larger acts and accommodate larger crowds.

Annual Festivities

Our community calendars are typically jam-packed with new events, but there are some events that are just so good, we’ve turned them into annual celebrations. This includes the Boone County Fair, Rae Valley Days, Rhythm & Ribs, alumni street dances (in Albion, Petersburg, St. Ed, and Cedar), the Fireman’s Street Dance, Cruise Night, Bash in the Burg,  the Barstool Open put-put golf tournament, Cedar Community Picnic, Halloween and Fourth of July kiddie parades, Easter Egg Hunt, “Punkin Chunkin,” the Christmas Light Parade, the Big Give, and much more!

Food & Drink

For small towns, we can sure accommodate big appetites! In Boone County, you’ll find all kinds of one-of-a-kind establishments. Whether it’s bar food you’re craving or a fresh sub, gourmet cuisine or fast food, we’ve got you covered. And there are several bars in the area for the over-21 crowd, ranging from sports bars to a brand-new brewery. Have fun exploring at your leisure or hop around from place to place! Check out the Business Directory for more on where to go!

Anything BCDA can do to help?

We’d love to welcome you home to Boone County. If you have any questions about living here (lifestyle, demographics, who to contact for any number of services, etc.), just reach out, and we’ll be happy to help!

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Or call us at (402) 395-3356

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  • 233 South 4th Street
  • Albion, NE 68620

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