Byway 136 – Heritage Highway is committed to promoting Tourism along the southern border of Nebraska.


The 10 counties along Highway 136 and the seven corridor counties offer many attractions, festivals and events for families looking to attend activities year round.  The 10 Byway 136 Counties are Nemaha, Johnson, Gage, Jefferson Thayer, Nuckolls, Franklin, Webster, Harlan and Furnas.  The seven Corridor Counties are Dundy, Hitchcock, Otoe, Pawnee, Red Willow, Richardson and Saline.

Our current big event is the Trail of Treasures (patterned after Junk Jaunt) which is held the first weekend in October. This year of 2018 will be the 7th year for the event. This is a huge Flea Market, Garage Sale Event drawing people from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota and other states.


We are also working on “Trail of Authors, Arts and Architecture” and Trail of Photos to help promote Tourism and make the Byway area of Southern Nebraska a tourist destination.

We encourage you to join our organization by offering four different levels called Trailblazers (Re-blaze the Trail).  Pioneer Trailblazer – $50; Dream Weaver Trailblazer – $75; Pathfinder Trailblazer – $100; and Destination Trailblazer – $150. Increased membership will offer the Byway opportunities to assist member communities with their various projects.

Our official website is  Our Facebook page is

If you have any questions or would like to make comments, please email or call 402-335-0745 or you can use snail mail at P.O. Box 59, Tecumseh, NE 68450.



Judy Coe

2017 Byway 136 Trailblazers/Members

$100 – Destination & City Trailblazers

City of Deshler
305 East Bryson Avenue, Deshler, NE 68340
Phone: 402-365-4260
The City of Deshler is home to 747 people and centrally located in Thayer County. We offer a large City Park with free camping, pool, playground, picnic area, ball fields, and walking trail. Rattlesnake Run Disc Golf Course is also nearby. The Jennifer Reinke Public Library is our newest addition and offers a children’s reading area and a relaxing area for adults as well.

City of Nelson
580 S. Main Street Box 327, Nelson, NE 68961
Phone: 402-225-4401
The city of Nelson is the county seat of Nuckolls County, Nebraska. The population was 488 at the 2010 census. The city was named for C. Nelson Wheeler, the original owner of the town site.

The Red Cloud Bed & Breakfast at The Kaley House
909 North Seward
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone: 402-746-3989
Beautifully restored 1886 Victorian. 3 bedrooms w/ private baths. Named one of Nebraska’s “Perfect for a Getaway” B&B’s. Wonderful accommodation for visiting Historic Red Cloud and the Willa Cather sites.

Webster County Historical Museum
721 W. 4th Avenue, PO Box 464
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone: 402-746-2444
Facebook Website: Webster County Historical Museum
OPEN: April 1-October 30, 1:00-5:00 p.m. every day, except Mondays and Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and 4th of July.
Housed in a beautiful mansion and two other buildings, you will find Webster County heritage in displays and exhibits. A Genealogy department is also available.

Pawnee County Promotional Network
1041 5th Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420
Phone: 402-852-2444
Pawnee County Promotional Network is promoting the Eclipse which is August 21st. Go to and hit the eclipse button for information on viewing, parking, places to stay, cafes, and other activities.

Merchants of Brownville
702 Main Street
Brownville, NE 68321
Phone: 402-825-4601
The Merchants of Brownville (MOB) is an agency established to promote and support tourism businesses and organizations in Historic Brownville.

Hunt Nebraska Lodge
409 Chestnut Street
Arapahoe, NE 68922
Phone: 308-962-8469
Fax: 308-962-8414
Whether you choose an upland game hunt or go after that trophy buck with a rifle or bow, Hunt Nebraska will provide you with the experience, hospitality and results of a great hunt.

Gandy House Bed & Breakfast
715 5th Street
Humboldt, NE 68376
Phone: 402-862-3278
Duaine and Sandy Stalder invite you one block north of Humboldt’s Historic City Square to their delightful two-story Arts and Crafts house built in the 1890s. Relax with a large sunroom, front porch, or by the native stone wood fireplace. Antique lighting fixtures and dark woodwork featured throughout the house with Wi-fi.

$75 – Pathfinder Trailblazers

Oak Aven Acres (Stevens Family)
23490 SW 75th Rd
Beatrice, NE 68310

$50 – Dream Weaver Trailblazers

Deer Creek Sodbusters
72973 610 Avenue
Sterling, NE 68448

Whiskey Run Creek Winery
702 Main
Brownville, NE 68321

Welsh Heritage Centre
307 S. 7th Street
Wymore, NE 68446

Rightway Grocery
601 15th Avenue
Franklin, NE 38939

Pawnee City Historical Museum
529 P Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Starke Round Barn
1639 US-136
Red Cloud, NE 68970

$25 – Pioneer Trailblazers

Midwest Bank – Pierce
Gage County Historical Society
Main Street – Beatrice
Willa Cather Foundation
Homestead National Monument
Peru State College
Kimberly Stahl
Judy Coe
Old West Trails Center
Beth Kernes Krause
Whispering Acres Tails & Treasures
Write Facts
Southeast Nebraska Tourism Council