Welcome to Wakefield, Nebraska!
The Busiest Little City in Northeast Nebraska…What a great place to visit!
Home could be anywhere. Some people call home the big city with all its hustle and bustle. Others prefer the simpler, more soothing lifestyle of a smaller community…a community like Wakefield, Nebraska.
Incorporated in 1881, Wakefield is located on Highway 35 in northeast Nebraska with a population of 1,452 and growing, Wakefield offers its citizens many of the amenities of big city living such as a library, bank, newspaper, cable television, quality health care and recreational facilities.
Wakefield takes Nebraska’s state slogan, “The Good Life”, a step higher.
One thing that sets Wakefield apart from other communities is the high quality of living: pure water and air; safe streets and friendly, caring citizens who are committed to their families, community and to each other.
Wakefield, a city of 1,400+ residents in Dixon County, sits in the middle of lush farming ground, near a creek lining the city limits to the North. There is plenty to do when you want to take a break from the life of big city living.
Get your caffeine fix and listen to the local farmers at the Cubbies coffee shop or take your family to see a blockbuster show at the Little Red Hen Theatre.
Sample the fresh pizza at Sidelines Bar and Grille and watch your favorite sports on one of their 6 TV’s. Buy some fabric or learn to quilt at the Quilt Shop or begin your Saturday morning at the LaMichana – “Mexican style” cookin’ at hometown prices.
Take a break on the slides or the swings in the 3 tremendous playgrounds or walk, run, blade or bike the trail on the north end of town that is all paved for everyone to use. You can sit in the rocking chair at the new Gardner Public Library where it is warm and quiet. Then you can go 1/2 block and visit the Graves Library Museum and walk into an ambiance history of Wakefield from 1891 to 1920 and look at a private collection of 2,000 wrenches by Russell Marshall.
Support local produce growers by grabbing a fresh veggie off of the truck from the Sherer Garden’s in the summertime or shop at Lazy Acres Gift Shop and Miller Lumber.
Plus, the city of Sioux City, Iowa, 25 miles north, which has a huge mall, Target, Lowe’s, K-mart, the Lewis and Clark Memorial Center, Sioux City Arts Center, and much, much more to see and do or drive southwest about 45 minutes to Norfolk, Nebraska.
Come see us!
Visit Wakefield and see what quality living is all about! Contact the City of Wakefield today at (402) 287-2080.