At the site where Highway 50 crosses the Platte River in Cass County is the town of Louisville. With a thirty-minute drive to Omaha and a thirty-minute drive to Lincoln, it attracts visitors as well as commuters who enjoy living in a smaller town with many eclectic characteristics. For instance, there’s a main street with an old-fashioned soda fountain in the drug store, a business which hosts “dress-up parties” for kids, a charming venue for the “ladies who lunch and love fashions from many eras”, several antique stores, an art gallery, and a woodcraft shop. In the same area you’ll find a grocery store, a hardware store, a car dealership, a gift and floral shop, a dentist, and a physicians’ clinic.
The town loves to host events such as the sixty-mile Spring Fling bicycle ride between Louisville and Eagle in April, the Show N Shine auto and truck show in July, “Biscuits and Gravy” the last Saturday of each month at the Louisville Senior Center, Living History Day in April, and Louisville Daz which celebrates the community and is a homecoming event for many during the summer.
Outdoor recreation plays an important role in the city and parks near the city. There are swimming, baseball, football, and soccer facilities for organized and individual activities. Within the city is Louisville State Lakes—five fishing lakes, camper hook-ups, and a swimming lake with a sandy beach. Three miles from the city is Platte State Park—a large wooded recreational area with cabins, fishing, paddle boating, horseback riding, hiking, and a restaurant over-looking the Platte River.
The well-stocked public library and a pre-K –12 school system, which has won many scholastic and sports honors, are actively supported by citizens of the city both financially and with attendance at activities. Five churches hold services and aid the community through food banks and social services.
Homes have come a long way since the first “dug out” built in 1857. Country acreages and estates surround the city and restored Victorians, “farm homes”, bungalows and homes built within the past twenty years can be found throughout the area.
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