See what Genoa has to offer!
Points of Interest
Located 22 miles west of Columbus, Neb., on Highway 22, Genoa strives to maintain a safe and comfortable community in which to live. The city owns a public swimming pool and park facility which includes three ball diamonds, camping hookups and several park shelters.
One of the main attractions in Genoa is the Genoa Indian School Interpretive Center. Between 1884 and 1934, the Genoa Indian Industrial School taught academics and trades to students of native American descent. Today the center is housed in one of the boy’s industrial buildings. Visitors can discover the history of the only Indian Boarding School in Nebraska. Travel back in time! Examine 100 year old murals, a campus model, 40 tribal flags and old photographs. In 1990, the Genoa Indian School Foundation was formed to organize school reunions, support additions to the buildings and to preserve the heritage of this National Historic site. Visit the Genoa U.S. Indian School on Facebook.
The Genoa Historical Museum is located on main street and houses the Allen B. Atkins Pawnee Indian Artifact Collection. Artifacts in this collection were found within a five mile radius of Genoa. Other features include collections of the Mormons and an exhibit of Genoa history.
The Genoa U.S. Indian School’s 28th Reunion/Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
For more information, write the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation, P.O. Box 382, Genoa, NE 68640. A booklet is available through this address entitled “Genoa Historical Stars.” Information is also available from the Genoa City Office, P.O. Box 279, Genoa, Neb. 68640, or call (402) 993-2330.
Pawnee Senior Center
The Pawnee Senior Center provides recreational programs for senior citizens. Noon meals are provided on Monday through Friday and an evening meal on Tuesdays. Various activities at the center include cards, bingo, band, and blood pressure clinics. For more information, contact the Senior Center 402-993-6002.