Wayne County is located north of Stanton County in northeast Nebraska. Wayne, its largest town and county seat with 5,600 people, is located about 25 miles northeast of Norfolk and is home to Wayne State College.

Wayne County raises thousands of chickens each year and proudly celebrates this fact with their world-famous Wayne Chicken Show every July.

Learn more about Wayne by contacting Wayne Area Economic Development at (402) 375-2240 or by visiting waynecountyne.org.

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  • Wayne Chicken Show

    Thousands of chickens raised in Wayne County and surrounding communities lay millions of eggs each year. This important industry is the inspiration for the world-famous Wayne Chicken Show. The ...

  • Wayne Country Club

    The Wayne Country Club is an 18-hole, 6,384-yard, par 72 course with a fully stocked pro shop in Wayne. It's known for hole No. 11, whose long corridor with a twist ...

  • Fred G. Dale Planetarium

    The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College in Wayne has had students seeing stars since 1969. Residents, public school students and other visitors attend shows cast on the 30...