Welcome to U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association


Nebraska U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association

Marcia J. Kuiper, Executive Director
405 Devonshire Dr.
Gretna, NE  68028

Cell: 402-699-5494
 

 

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(Turn on the sound and enjoy!!)

The Nebraska U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity"
dedicated to the cultural preservation and economic development of inner cities, small towns and
rural communities located along the Grand Old Highway.

Fed. ID No. 91-2136205
We are on file with the Nebraska Secretary of State as an approved Not-for-profit "Public Charity".

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Marcia J. Kuiper, Executive Director of the Nebraska U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association and Ashley (Hofmann) Thompson, Ambassador at Large for the National Association and past Executive Director of the Nebraska Association. Ashley joined the Route 6 team as a Student Intern from Hastings College back in 2003.

Picture was taken at the Sutton Showcase event February 8, 2014.

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Sutton Nebraska - Area Chamber of Commerce

Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce



Museum of American Speed
World's Largest Collection of Exotic Racing Engines and Vintage Speed Equipment.
Visit: Museum of American Speed - Lincoln, NE




Aprylle Gilbert - Museum of American Speed (2015)

Meadowlark Model A Ford Club; Omaha, Nebraska
Meadowlark Model A Ford Club; Omaha, Nebraska

Welcome to Cambridge!





Live, Work, & Play in
Cambridge, Nebraska

 

Village of Bartley

Downtown Bartley: West side of Commercial Street

205 4th Street

Welcome to Wauneta Nestled in Southwest Nebraska, we're "Halfway Between Here and There."

Village of Wauneta

City of Indianola, Nebraska

The best little city out west!

Hometown Agency - Insuring your way of life


Located in Indianola, Nebraska
Schaffert Mfg. & Sales - Agriculture Seed Planter & Fertilizer Applications

 

Gretna Phillips 66


104 Glenmore Dr.
Gretna, Nebraska

Gretna Ace Hardware Store
"The Helpful Place"

Vala's Pumpkin Patch - Gretna, NE

Vala's Pumpkin Patch - Gretna, NE

F&M Bank | We take banking personally

Gretna, Nebraska
F&M Bank | We take banking personally

Greenwood Depot Museum / Greenwood Historical Society - Greenwood, NE

Greenwood Depot Museum / Greenwood Historical Society - Greenwood, NE

TOWN & COUNTRY FLORAL - Gretna, NE

TOWN & COUNTRY FLORAL - Gretna, NE

Steve and Brad Pfeiffer, Owners Ashland Auto Supply - NAPA

Steve and Brad Pfeiffer, Owners

Ashland Auto Supply - NAPA

Old School Thrift Shop - Holbrook, NE

Old School Thrift Shop - Holbrook, NE

Kay Stinson Monuments - Friend, Nebraska

Kay Stinson Monuments - Friend, Nebraska

The Filing Station Restorations - Sutton NE

In The News
Route 6 landmark opens in Sutton - York News-Times

Angie West, Wauneta Crossroads

Angie West, Manager
In The News
Officials from U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
visit Chase County

Jeanette's Art Studio & Frame Shop

*Postings Pending*

Road Burners Car Club
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Vivian Lowe
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Fox Hair Studio

 

Indianola Historical Society

A sign from Memory Lane!
Indianola Historical Society

Gretna Chamber of Commerce
Gretna Chamber of Commerce


Arapahoe Chamber of Commerce
Arapahoe, Nebraska

 

KOA Campgrounds - Gretna, Nebraska

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Ashland Historical Society
Saline Ford Historical
Preservation Society

Ashland, Nebraska

Gretna, Nebraska
www.rbs-cpi.com/index.shtml


http://www.gretnane.org

 
Shoemakers
Truck Station
&
Travel Center
Lincoln, Nebraska


 
A State Division of National U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association

In Memory of Harley Shoemaker
Founding Member of the
Nebraska U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.

Harley Shoemaker, 88, Lincoln, passed away April 28, 2016

Our condolences, sympathies and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time.

What's New!

Marcia Kuiper, Executive Director and Cory Sacca
Marcia Kuiper, Executive Director and Cory Sacca


GREENWOODS FIRST HISTORIC HWY 6 SIGN HAS ARRIVED!
THE GREENWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WOULD LIKE TO SEND A BIG THANK YOU OUT TO THE SACCA FAMILY
FOR BECOMING A SIGN DONOR
.

Home of the Greenwood, NE  Historical Society
Home of the Greenwood Historical Society
(Art work by Kim Koyle, Director of Economic Development -
Cultural Preservation for the
National U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association Kim Koyle - Eureka, Utah )

Historic Railroad Station - Greenwood, NE
Historic Railroad Station - Greenwood, NE

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 Networking businesses, organizations, and communities is what solidified my interest in the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association. My husband Brad and I have two businesses which are located in the heart of historic downtown Gretna just a block from where Highway 6 makes a 90% turn on its main street.

Marcia KupierThe Nebraska U.S. Route 6 tourist Association was formed in 2003 to help Route 6 communities re-discover their heritage and also to draw vacation travelers to the many small and large businesses and sites to visit along the historic highway.

Gretna has the distinction of having old Highway 6 come right through our downtown area.  Since our current Highway 6 no longer follows this route, we wanted to draw people and business to our Historic Downtown area by posting signs identifying the original alignment (See Sign Picture Below)

 Having lived in the area for nearly 30 years, it excites me to learn more of the history of what makes Gretna have the theme “Gretna, a Great Life”. Gretna has been labeled as the fastest growing community in Sarpy County and the Gretna Downtown Association is finding new ways to attract the public to the charm in our historic downtown.

 Just this past year, we are excited to announce the addition of several new businesses that have opened their doors in the Historic downtown area. These include a florist & gift shop, homespun weaving shop, a new bakery and bistro, and a new Children’s Library. There are many established businesses in the downtown area that would love to tell you more of their history and why they love it here.

The World famous Vala’s pumpkin patch is nearby and every fall hosts thousands of visitors, young and old alike. They even have a “kid/adult ride that you can take on Highway 6 in their pedal cars.

 

Marcia J. Kuiper at Vala’s – Gretna, NE

I would like to invite all the Route 6 communities (cities, small towns and rural communities) together with businesses from Omaha to the Colorado state line to join together with the common goal of Economic Development and the Preservation of our American Heritage along the Grand Old Highway.

Time to join together and exchange ideas. Interested?

Feel free to ask questions.

Email: Nebraska@route6tour.com

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Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Travel Writer and Member walking with
Roger Bratt, Webmaster for the Ashland Historical Society.
(Picture by Suzi Nelson, Editor & Mgr. of the Ashland Gazette - June 13, 2011)
Malerie's book about her Route 6 adventures will be available this Spring.
Learn about great places to visit, eat and stay when traveling the 6.

 

“NEBRASKA”

YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND

Economic Development and Cultural Preservation

“Route 6 was a critical transportation and communications link in the development of Nebraska and neighboring states. I hope to preserve the memory of that contribution and look forward to working with the citizens of Nebraska to make the Cornhusker portion of Route 6 the central hub of the Association and the extended Route 6 community.”

A major challenge for the Nebraska Association is to create economic growth in the inner cities, small towns and rural communities.

High school and college students are encouraged to join the Association’s internship program. There are no membership dues for full-time students or active military personnel.


To learn more about the Nebraska Association and how you can become a member contact us at
Nebraska@route6tour.com

 

 

Gretna is the first City in Nebraska to establish Historic U.S. 6 Route
signs along the old alignment. 2011  Thank You!!

 

 

Route 6 landmark opens in Sutton, Nebraska


This workbench behind this unrestored 1925
Ford Model T is original to the circa 1919
"Main Street Garage", now
The Filling Station Restoration in Sutton, Nebraska

York News-Times > News > Route 6 landmark opens in Sutton

 


Jerry R. Johnson, and Liz Hofmann, "Dug-Out Days" in Sutton, NE. June 30, 2007
We all know Jerry, however, Liz Hofmann is new to the Association. Liz became a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association in June, 2007. She will oversee our Youth and Student Internship Programs. She is the Vice President of the Sutton Historical Society and an active member of the Sutton Chamber of Commerce. Over the years she has been a school teacher (Her teaching certificate is current) and worked with various community youth programs including being a Girl Scout leader.




David Kunes, Bicycling Route 6 from CA to MA

Here is a picture of David Kunes the young man who is bicycling the "6" from California
to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Behind him, left to right, are Liz L. Hofmann our Vice Chair - Educational
Programs, Ashley J. Thompson - Executive Director of Program Development and
Jerry R. Johnson our Executive Director for the State of Nebraska.
(In front of the Museum - July 29, 2007 Sutton, NE - Picture by Rita Johnson)
 

INTERESTING!

From the below picture it appears that Ethanol has been around in Nebraska since 1933.

Picture from the archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society.

A HAPPENING!

Investors plan to restore Linoma Lighthouse



Picture - Ashland Gazette Sept. 2010

In The News

Nebraska home to halfway point on historic U.S. 6 (McCook Daily Gazette - Jan. 20, 2014)

Historic Route 6 program Sunday at Horse Creek Inn - McCook, NE (McCook Daily Gazette - Jan. 17, 2014)

 Promoting Highway 6 will benefit Ashland - Wahoo-Ashland-Waverly.com: Local
(the Ashland Gazette - Oct. 2013)

U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association officials visit Chase County
(The Wauneta Breeze - Oct. 2013)

Officials from U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association visit Chase County
(The Imperial Republican - Oct. 2013)

U.S. 6, New life for old lighthouse
(Journal Star - Sept. 2013)

Ashland Historical Society - Ready For Visitors At New Office
(The Ashland Gazette - August 29, 2012)

Investors plan to restore Linoma Lighthouse
(Ashland Gazette - Sept. 2010)

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Official 1937 Nebraska
State Highway Map

Official 1937 Nebraska State Highway Map

Link to Map as a PDF file (9.0MB)

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