212 West Walnut (417)667-9602
Located in the lower level of the Nevada Public Library, the museum houses many fine historical exhibits, including a replica of the Dr. J.T. Hornback house. Museum Open Wednesday thru Saturday, May 1st-October 31st 10-4p.m.
The Old Jail
231 North Main (417)667-9602
Completed in its present form in 1871, the native sandstone building served as a jail until 1960! Authentically restored 19th century jail and Deputy’s living quarters.
220 North Cedar (417)667-5552
Founded in 1898, the only remaining manufacturer of metal ceilings, a “museum in operation”. Tours upon request.
Radio Springs Park
Located at the end of College Street, view and enjoy the popular resort of the late 1800’s. Water from the springs was known for its “health-giving” qualities.
Murals, murals, and more murals
Historic murals embrace the walls of our City-County Community Center, 200 N. Ash as well as the City Council Chambers, 120 S. Ash, depicting local history. Check out the South wall of Heroes Restaurant building on the Square for The Lone Osage and The Depot, Drink Coca Cola, and The Hotel Mitchell along Cherry Street.
1000 W. Austin Blvd (417) 667-8181
A women’s college, owned by the PEO Sisterhood. Founded in 1884, a fine liberal arts campus.
Built in 1908 of Carthage limestone, its style is Romansque Revival. Listed on the National Historic Register.
S. Washington Street
Founded in 1868, this is the resting place of most of Nevada’s pioneers; Sen.Wm Joel Stone, Sen. S.A. Wight, and Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard. There’s also a special plot for Civil War veterans.
Nevada Victorian Tour (417)667-5300
A historical driving tour of homes and landmarks with brochures and audio tapes available through the Chamber of Commerce
Nevada/Vernon County “Must-See” Attractions:
Bushwhacker Museum Heritage Center
Bushwhacker Museum and Old Jail
Nevada Victorian Homes Driving Tour
Vernon County Courthouse and Nevada Square
W.F. Norman Corporation “Living Museum”
Osage Indian State Historic Site
Radio Springs Park
Historic Murals Project
Champion Baseball Diamonds
Schell-Osage Wildlife Conservation Area
Isaac Walton Pool and Recreational Area
Cottey College’s Center for the Performing Arts
Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course
Four Rivers Conservation Area
Prairie State Park
Nevada Country Club
PEO Foundation Art Gallery
Bushwhacker Lake Conservation Area
Deepwood Cemetary (resting place of Vernon County founders and Alice Cottey)
Fox Playhouse Theater
August A. Busch Jr. Memorial Wetlands