Burchard began as the community of Plum Creek in the 1860s. You would have to be plum crazy to not visit this quaint community of 80 residents. For its size, there is a lot to do here. The Harold Lloyd Home is a museum devoted to Burchard’s own silent-movie star, who was one of the first big Hollywood comedic names with a career from 1913 through the 1940s. 405 2nd St. (402) 865-4665.
Mayberry Wildlife Management Area and Pawnee Prairie Wildlife Management Area provide access for outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and hiking. (402) 471-0641.
Big Blue Ranch is a working ranch with real cowboys and cattle, horseback riding for guests, deer and turkey hunting, fishing and boating. The spacious lodge is made of Canadian white cedar. The floor is red oak. Relaxation and family memories abound at this scenic location where visitors from around the world seek solitude. (402) 865-4335.
For more information contact the Pawnee County Promotional Network at (402) 852-2444 or visit pawneecountynebraska.com.