Things To Do
As the official birthplace of Kool-Aid, Hastings maintains a youthful attitude, while respecting and preserving its historic past. A world-class softball facility, three beautiful golf courses (one which is PGA-certified), and motor sport speedway fill the need for competition and speed.
Music lovers will appreciate the Hastings Symphony, greater Nebraska's premiere symphony orchestra; the Listening Room at the Lark, a nationally-known venue showcasing both local talent and the country's best musicians and songwriters; and rich, cultural offerings available at Hastings College and Central Community College.
Art and culture lovers will appreciate a culturally rich scene featuring galleries, a thriving community theater, and citywide events.
Families will enjoy plenty of parks, facilities, events, and opportunities devoted to education, entertainment, and relaxation. The Hastings Aquacourt water park is sure to please kids of every age.
Historians will appreciate the Hastings Museum, the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver, as well as Hastings' historic downtown, and the remains of the Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD), which supplied roughly 40 percent of the naval bombs during World War II, and in its heyday was the largest naval munitions plant in the United States.
With so much do to, Hastings provides ample opportunities to stay as busy or relaxed as you like. Visit the Adams County Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more information.