Things to See and Do

Dry Valley Church
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The Dry Valley Church and Cemetery, near Mullen, Nebraska, is a historic church that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery has about 80 graves.

Religious services in the area were begun in the early 1900s. A Sunday school was organized in 1909. In 1910 tent meetings at Wells, Nebraska were started. Plans for the "Dry Valley Union Congregational Church" were set in 1910, land was donated by Robert Boyer, and the cornerstone was laid on June 3, 1911. It was built of concrete blocks by E.L. Holland. The membership withdrew from the Congregational denomination in 1924; a Methodist church held funerals and selected other services thereafter. The church was not used for services from 1958 until 1986, when a group of women led a restoration effort.[2]

The church hosts services at Christmas and at Memorial Day, and can be visited by appointment



Hooker County Historical Museum
The Hooker County Historical Society was organized in 1969, an extension of the Hooker County Nebraska Centennial Committee of 1967. They offer tours by appointment of the local Historical Society Museum. With three floors of history, you are sure to get a full understanding of the region and all those that have contributed to the rich history of the area.


Middle Loup River
Middle Loup River

Enjoy the natural beauty of the sandhills on the Middle Loup River just north of Mullen.