DescriptionAmidst the dust of thundering pronghorn herds, Antelopeville rose up when the Union Pacific Railroad arrived in 1867. By the time homesteaders staked their first claims some 20 years later, the town had been renamed Kimball. Agriculture flourished in the early 1900s when the Oliver Reservoir brought irrigation to the Panhandle, but the prairies yielded greater economic riches when oil was discovered in 1950.
A Titan 1 intercontinental missile, now a landmark at Gotte Park, recalls the vast network of missile silos that surrounded Kimball during the Cold War. At 5,424 feet, Panorama Point, 33 miles southeast, is the highest point in the state. Near that site the Tri-State Marker denotes the converging borders of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. Maps and a brochure are available from the chamber of commerce.
Visitor InfoKimball-Banner County Chamber of Commerce 122 S. Chestnut St. KIMBALL, NE 69145. Phone:(308)235-3782