Visitors to Pickrell find our community friendly and helpful. Walking or driving through town, you are continually recognized with a friendly nod, a wave, or a conversation. We are starting to see young adults with children move to town, with a large contingent of 1st through 4th grades boarding the bus to school in the morning at the community center. We don't have a lot of real estate for sale, but what is here is well kept up. We have an active Volunteer Fire Department which not only takes care of emergencies, but sponsors fund raisers each year.
Pickrell has a park in the center of town, with new playground equipment installed in 2008. There is also a basktball court and mini tabernacle where family picnics and ice cream socials are held. There is a community building for gatherings in inclement weather, available at a low cost to those who need a low cost reception room or a locally sponsored benefit pancake feed.
A Trail Head for the Homestead Trail is located on the east side of town. This Trail is soon to link to Cortland's portion, and that will give us access to an all weather off-highway trail from Beatrice to Lincoln.
Major Area Attractions
Just 6 miles on the east side of Beatrice is the Homestead National Monument, a National Park Service facility. In 2007, the Homestead opened a new Visitors Center, while keeping the historical features in their original places just to the west. Daniel Freeman’s Cabin and the original School House are still in place.
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