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

2018 Byway 136 Trailblazers/Members



$150 – Destination Trailblazers

Write Facts – Sandra Foote – Handwriting Specialist
356 E 3rd Street, Suite #2, P.O. Box 97, Superior, NE 68978-0097
Phone: 402-879-4619

Alma Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 52, Alma, NE 68920
Phone: 308-928-2992
Harlan County is a great place to live and visit with lots to offer. We are next to a lake offering numerous hiking, biking, horse and ATV trails. Boating, hunting, fishing, canoeing, tubing, golfing, camping and swimming are also on our list. We are proud of our businesses and shopping.

$100 – Pathfinder Trailblazers

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 & July 4th.
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.

Deer Creek Sodbusters
72973 610 Avenue, Sterling, NE 68443
Phone: 402-239-2307
Our organization is dedicated to the Preservation of the History of Southeast Nebraska. Our Annual Antique Machinery Show is held the Second Sunday in August – 4 ½ miles south of Sterling.

Homestead National Monument
8523 W State Hwy 4, Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: 402-223-3514
The National Park Service site commemorates the Homestead Act of 1862. Homestead National Monument of America is open daily, except for Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1 – and is FREE to visit. World-class facilities, family interactive museums, historic structures, hiking trails, and picnic areas are available.

Pawnee City Historical Society and Museum
529 P Street, Pawnee City, NE 68420
Phone: 402-852-3131
The museum complex has over twenty buildings, including a genealogy resource center, six country schoolhouses, a log cabin, the US Senator Wherry Library, the Whitney barn, and the home of Nebraska’s first governor. Artifacts are on display from all of Pawnee County.

Pawnee County Promotional Network
1041 5th Street, Pawnee City, NE 68420
Phone: 402-82-2444
PCPN has been working to improve Pawnee County by promoting tourism, economic development, historic preservation, cultural events, and educational projects for over 25 years. From grant writing and coordinating multi-county promotions to supporting the local communities, special projects, and nonprofit organizations, PCPN strives to help our neighbors help themselves.

$75 – Dream Weaver Trailblazers

Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre
307 S. 7th Street, P.O. Box 253, Wymore, Ne 68466
Phone: 402-432-3656

$50 – Pioneer Trailblazers

Gage County Historical Society:  101 North 2nd, Box 793, Beatrice, NE 68310

The National Willa Cather Center:  413 North Webster Street, Red Cloud, NE 68970

Rightway Grocery:  601 15th Avenue, Box 302, Franklin, Ne 68939

Brownville Historical Society: P.O. Box 1, Brownville, Ne 68321


$50 – Pioneer Trailblazers

Midwest Bank
701 4th Street, Deshler, NE 68340


$50 – Pioneer Trailblazers

Peru State College
600 Hoyt Street, P.O. Box 10, Peru, NE 68421


$100 – Pathfinder Trailblazers

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 Wifi.

$75 – Dream Weaver Trailblazers

Arbor Manor Steakhouse & Motel
1617 Central Avenue, Auburn, NE 68305
Phone: 403-274-3663


$75 – Dream Weaver Trailblazers

Filley Bar & Grill
200 Livingston Street, Filley, NE 68357
Phone: 402-662-3006, Email:


$75 – Dream Weaver Trailblazers

Whiskey Run Creek Winery
702 Main, P.O. Box 97, Brownville, NE 68321
Phone: 402-825-4601, Email:


$25 – Trailblazers

Amy Springer
116 W. 4th Avenue, Red Cloud, NE 68970