is a rural county in the heart of America with wide-open spaces that showcase beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Citizens invite you to enjoy their summer festivals, ball fields, hunting opportunities, historical sites, and the view.
The County is part of the South Central Nebraska Rain Water Basin and is home to 14 Wetland Areas covering nearly 4,000 acres. The Rain Water Basin is the focal point of spring migration corridor used by millions of duck, geese, and other migratory birds annually.
Lone Star Recreation Area, located 4 miles east of Ohiowa on Hwy 74, offers RV camper pads, fishing, a boat ramp, a floating dock, 11,700 feet of trails, a foot bridge, and a swimming beach. The lake is stocked with catfish, blue gill and large mouth bass.
To learn more about the history of the area people only need to visit the Fillmore County Museum located in the Fairmont Creamery Company building constructed in 1886 and later used as a doctor’s office. The museum houses over 15,000 artifacts from the County as well as memorabilia from the 1942 Word War II Fairmont Army Airfield training base. Several large hangers and the water tower are still on the site located two miles south of Fairmont. The Fillmore County Courthouse, built in 1894, is a simplified version of the Richardsonian Romanesque style and is just one of the historical buildings that have been renovated and are in use today.
Hidden Hills Country Club, a nine-hole golf course open to the public has rolling hills, winding creeks, mature trees and a complete pro shop. It is located on the west edge of Geneva and is a favorite spot for all level of golfers.
There are always lots of activities going on in the communities of Fillmore County. Local sports teams have games and competitions all year long. Chili feeds, Pancake Feeds, BBQ's, roast pork dinners and other ethnic dining events are sponsored by area non-profit organizations. Annual festivals include the Milligan's June Jubilee, Ohiowa Days, Fairmont's Old Settler's Picnic, and Strang Days. The Fillmore County Fair is held during July.
Lodging facilities are available in Geneva at Geneva Inn or Hotel Geneva, or Lakeshore RV Park. There are community camping facilities in every town.
Fillmore County has over 15 restaurants, cafes and bars that feature delicious home cooking and prime Nebraska beef and pork. Lazy Horse Winery and Brewery, located new Ohiowa, serves wine, beer and wood fired pizza.