Platte County is located north of Polk County along the Platte River. Columbus, population 22,500, is its largest town and county seat. Platte Center, Humphrey, Lindsay and five other small towns call the county’s 685 square miles home.

Columbus offers modern-day recreation alongside nods to the county’s historic Wild West roots. The Pawnee Plunge Water Park is a destination for summer fun, as are the nearby Loup and Platte rivers. At Glur’s Tavern you can have a drink at a bar that once served William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

For more information about Platte County contact the Columbus/Platte County Convention & Visitors Bureau at and (402) 564-2769.

Discover Activities in Platte County

  • Dusters Restaurant

    Dusters Restaurant

    Steaks and slow-roasted prime rib are sure bets at Dusters Restaurant in Columbus. Their menu is also available if you come in the east entrance to find the Gottberg ...

  • AJ Dahm

    Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial

    The Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial in Columbus pays homage to a local man who changed the history of the entire world. Andrew Jackson Higgins designed and built the landing ...

  • Alan J. Bartels

    Pawnee Plunge Water Park

    The Pawnee Plunge Water Park is located on the south side of Columbus, west of Highway 81. The park features the only flow-rider in the state as well as several ...

  • Glur's Tavern, Columbus

    Glur’s Tavern

    Built in 1876 and still in operation today, Glur's Tavern is the longest continually operating tavern west of the Mississippi River that’s still in its original location. Legend has ...