Enjoy Our Area Amenities
Oliver Reservoir, 8 miles west of Kimball, offers an ever growing number of imenities including updated bathrooms and numbered camping sites. Hidden away in Kimball County, Oliver Reservoir is worth the trip to see its rustic beauty.
- Biking Trails
- Drinking Water
- Handicap Facilities
- Hiking Trails
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnicking/Day Use
- RV Camping
- Tent Camping
- Wildlife Viewing
Plains Historical Museum
The Fraternal Hall, located at 2nd & Chestnut Streets, was built in 1904 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum showcases an incredible arrowhead collection by O.E. Forsling as well as artifacts from Kimball County and the surrounding area.
The ‘old’ Kimball High School is a second property owned by the Plains Historical Society, located at 816 E 3rd Street. This museum location offers a look at antique farm equipment, a military display, classroom displays, and a large hat and shoe collection, among other artifacts.
Open limited hours June – August.
In the extreme southwest corner of the county, 33 miles from Kimball, rises the highest point in Nebraska. Panorama Point, 5,424 feet above sea level, looks more like a rise in a pasture than the highest point in the State; however, this site is higher than the highest point in 30 other states.
Art Henrickson and Claude Alden discovered the highest point in October 1951 using a WWI altimeter. A marker was installed by the Kimball-Banner Chamber of Commerce in 1971. It was later verified by the federal government and recognized by the state and mapping companies.
N 41 degrees 00.461 minutes
W 104 degrees 01.883 minutes
Panorama Point has become quite a popular attraction. Please bear in mind this is on private property. There is a box for your entrance fee. Drive slowly and carefully, this is definitely a rustic track. However, the drive is worth it.
On a clear day you can see the Rocky Mountains to the southwest and enjoy the prairie peacefulness of the great Nebraska Plains. A guest registration book is kept at the marker and visitors are asked to sign in. Upon request, those who visit will be issued a certificate issued by the Kimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce, 308-235-3782, or the High Point Welcome Center of Western Nebraska, I-80, Exit 20, 308-241-0573.
In addition to visiting the highest point in Nebraska, take a few minutes to travel to the Tri-State Corner and stand in three States at once—Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming.
Four Winds Golf Course
Frequently Asked Questions
What are lodging amenities in the Kimball area?
Kimball has a wide range of lodging available. High Plains RV Park, Rook RV Park, Stahla RV Park, Days Inn, Motel Kimball, Super 8, and Kimball Extended Stay.
What night life/bar options are available?
Beer & Lothing and Chute 7 are two bars in town that folks can mingle.
What businesses are in town?
Check out our Economic Development page to find a business listing, loan programs and other business resources and tools.
What restaurants are available?
Kimball offers a wide variety of eating establishments. The Diner, Karen’s Kitchen, Onduri Ramen Restaurant, Nebraska Coffee, Sugar Shack, Subway, The Sagebrush and Pizza Hut.
What religious establishments are available?
There are 11 churches in Kimball. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, First English Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, Kimball Baptist Fellowship, First United Presbyterian Church, Kimball Evangelical Free Church, Kimball New Hope Assembly of God, St. Hilda’s Episcopal Church, and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnessess.