Endicott Clay Products Tour
Since 1920, Endicott Clay Products has been producing brick products near the town of Endicott, NE, 6 miles southeast of Fairbury. Today, German-engineered brick-making machines, ovens and conveyor belts churn out 150,000 tons of product a year, including 75 million standard bricks, thick bricks, thin tiles, pavers and pool coping. View spectacular sculptures created by artists in the onsite studio.
Tour Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Rock Creek Station State Historical Park located SE of Fairbury, was an important road ranch, Pony Express Station and Stagecoach stop along the Oregon Trail. Rock Creek Station spans 350 acres of prairie hilltops, timber-studded creek bottoms, and rugged ravines. Ruts left by covered wagons are still visible here.
Catered Lunch at Historic Rock Island Depot & Tour
The two-story Rock Island Railroad Depot is a historic stop that’s sure to impress. The Rock Island Railroad Depot is one of two remaining brick Rock Island Railroad Depots in Nebraska and is the largest depot still in existence between Chicago and Denver. Enjoy a catered lunch & presentation, model railroad & memorabilia displays.
Campbell Bros Circus Mural
The Campbell Brothers Circus parade is the subject of a full-scale mural painted on the north side of the Globe Rexall Drug Store. The mural was painted by Nebraska artists Geoff & Echo Easton of Crete & Greg Holiday of Friend, & measures a massive 140’ x 38’. It contains many historically-accurate elements depicting the buildings, businesses and the circus parade as they appeared around 1900 throughout downtown, Fairbury.
Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room
The award-winning Stagecoach Mall is a multi-dealer mall featuring antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted items, gift items and Nebraska-made products. Housed in the original Hested’s Dime Store, just 1/2 block off of Fairbury’s historic downtown square.
The Tasting Room features a brick wall & fireplace created entirely out of concrete by local artist Thom Hunt of BB Studios. The Tasting Room hosts wine tastings, art exhibits and live music the First Friday of each month.
The Fairbury Commercial Historic District encompasses an area spanning approximately ten blocks and 117 properties, contains ninety-seven (97) contributing and twenty (20) noncontributing properties. Virtually every street within the boundaries of the historic district are paved with brick, which were constructed circa 1916. Enjoy art galleries, antique & specialty shopping.