Nebraska's Official Fourth of July City

Take a look around Seward, Nebraska on any given day and what are you likely to see?

Surveyors taking measurements and stringing tape. Cement mixers churning up their next load of concrete. Dump trucks hauling mounds of dirt. Painters, carpenters, electricians and carpet layers streaming into town for the day’s work.

The sights and sounds of progress are everywhere in this community just 30 miles west of the Nebraska capital, Lincoln.

Seward’s latest enhancements include new downtown sidewalks, a 21st-century hospital, a turret-topped library, a fun-for-all-ages swimming center, a reverse osmosis water treatment plant and a 2.7-mile hiking and biking trail.

Successful passage of bond issues and generous private donations have turned many city planners’ dreams into reality.

Seward is just as dedicated to preserving its pioneer past and colorful traditions. The community has rallied behind a monument to Seward’s first homesteader and the restoration of a rare, 20-note tubular bell carillon in the county courthouse dome. For nearly 140 years, Seward has celebrated the Fourth of July with a festival that draws participants from around the world.

The Seward Area Chamber of Commerce, 106 years old and 225 members strong, operates on an annual budget of approximately $100,000. The non-profit organization of business and professional people works to develop a full-service community, promote and support business, assist in economic development, and cultivate communication and cooperation.

Volunteerism is the backbone of the organization, and its events schedule is extremely ambitious. Members serve on 12 committees — including cultural affairs, business relations and first impressions.

We invite you to learn more about our community. Whether you stay for a few days or for a lifetime and whether it’s for business or pleasure, you’ll find Seward, Nebraska has what you need. We have a variety of lodging opportunities, a very unique shopping district and a choice of diverse dining experiences. Enjoy your visit to Seward, Nebraska.

For more information, visit or contact the ...

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce
616 Bradford St.
Seward, Nebraska 68434
Phone: (402) 643-4189
Fax: (402) 643-4713


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