The community of Atkinson lies at the intersection of highways 275 and 11 in Holt County. About 1,300 residents live in this community 10 miles southeast of Stuart. Many visitors come to Atkinson seeking ice cream treats from the antique soda fountain at the R.F. Goeke Variety Store. Atkinson is home of the summer Hay Days celebration which brings thousands of visitors to the community each August.

For more information on Atkinson, contact the Atkinson Chamber of Commerce at and (402) 925-5313.

Discover Activities in Atkinson

  • Sturdevant-McKee Museum

    Brantly and Ellen Sturdevant built their Queen Anne style home in Atkinson in 1887. Today it is the Sturdevant-McKee Museum. Period furnishings tell the story of early Atkinson. The museum ...

  • Brush Creek Brewing Company

    Brush Creek Brewing Company is pouring new life into downtown Atkinson. Owners Rodney and Alisha Keim have transformed the town’s century-old former bank and funeral home into a ...

  • Atkinson Mill Race Park

    Mill Race Park

    Mill Race Park is one mile west of downtown Atkinson. Birdwatchers flock to this 50-acre Elkhorn River escape complete with tent camping spaces, electrified camper spots, drinking water, a ...