Stromsburg, The Swede Capital of Nebraska as proclaimed by Governor Frank Morrison in 1964, is located 20 miles North of interstate 80 on 81. We are inviting people to experience the charm of rural Nebraska in the Swede Capital of our state. Our town square park, established in 1873 is surrounded by original brick paved streets and buildings built in the early 1900’s; many of which were built with bricks made in one of Stromsburg’s two brick factories.
As a visitor to Stromsburg you can spend an hour or an entire day exploring the historic buildings around the square which now house such businesses as a gourmet coffee shop; a wine tasting room featuring only Nebraska made wines; unique gift stores, including a Swedish gift shop; a welding shop with handcrafted metal sculpture; an antique store in our old Carnegie Library Building; a grocery store well known in this part of the state for its Swedish potato bologna and other Swedish dishes. The former Stromsburg High School, built in 1929, has been recently converted into a Civic Center, with conference rooms and a 500 seat theater, which provides an arena for local and national entertainers. Overnight visitors to Stromsburg can stay in the Scandinavian Inn Bed and Breakfast, former hospital, built in 1910 by Nebraska football legend Dr. George Flippin. Campers can experience the excellent camping facilities in the 27 acre Buckley park and enjoy quiet walks, or swim in the city’s new swimming pool/mini water park. The downtown area is connected to Buckley Park with a hiking path known as Two Parks Trail.
To showcase the history of Stromsburg, take our walking tour around the square, which highlights the history of our commercial buildings. We also have a driving tour, which highlights residences and other places of historical significance in the community.