Around the Area

Swedish Herritage Center

The Swedish Heritage Center is a must see. It is housed in the old First Covenant Church on Highway 77. This museum is full of Oakland's rich history and beautiful displays of many ancestors that came to America from Sweden. The Heritage Center offers a brunch from 11:00am till 1:00pm on the first Sunday of every month.

Oakland Golf Club

Golf a round or two at Oakland's gorgeous 18-hole award winning golf course. Located just a few blocks from The Bing. Call 402-685-5339 for a tee time.

Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Moon is a fantastic pumpkin patch to visit in the fall and they are also available for special gatherings like weddings year-round. Just 5 minutes north of Oakland. For more info, visit

Big Cottonwood Winery

Located just 10 minutes west of Tekamah, Big Cottonwood Winery also offers a selection of locally grown and produced wines. Open on weekends. Visit for more information.

Silver Hills Winery

Located 10 minutes outside of Tekamah, Silver Hills Winery produces several that are widely known as some of the best in Northeast Nebraska. Visit for more information.

Nifty Thrifty Shop

Nifty Thrifty is always a fun place to find unique treasures. Terry and I have purchased many items for our bed and breakfast from Kathy and Mike. I always say, don't go to Nifty with something on your mind to find, but somehow, some treasure always finds me. Nifty Thrifty is located right across the street from The Bing and is open most days of the week.