Brownville, Nebraska, Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Brownville, Nebraska, Trip Guide

The former pioneer hub recalls its heyday in seven museums and other attractions honoring the past; 30 minutes south of Nebraska City.
Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard and Winery.
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What to do

Brownville Village Theatre For almost 50 years, theater students have been staging productions in an old church. After each play, the cast serves lemonade and cookies on the lawn. (402) 825-4121;

Spirit of Brownville Cruise Boat Chat with the captain about Missouri River history or do some bird-watching during 90-minute dinner cruises. (402) 825-6441;

Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard and Winery Sample wines in the vintner’s tasting room, a century-old barn spanning the winery’s namesake creek. (402) 825-4601;

Where to eat

Brownville Lyceum Cafe Diners find good food and, as the name implies, conversation in a special room for forums. (402) 825-4321;

Where to stay

The River Inn Resort This former casino riverboat reopened in 2009 as a hotel with 18 upscale staterooms. From $120. (402) 825-6441;

For information: Brownville Visitor Center (402) 825-6841;

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