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Gretna, Nebraska: Lighthouse In Landlocked Nebraska

A little lake and beach are the excuse for the lighthouse -- built in 1939 -- but there are no ships or deadly rocks.

26545 US Hwy 6, Gretna, NE
South side of US Hwy 6, between I-80 exits 426 and 432.
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Lighthouse In Landlocked Nebraska

The base of the lighthouse was a gas station, built in 1938. The 110-foot-tall tower was added the following year. There are ten floors inside, and the builders may have wanted the lighthouse to become a novelty motel, but that never happened. The lighthouse worked as a real lighthouse for years, with a spiral staircase to the top and a bright neon beacon, but it gradually fell into disrepair and was abandoned. Nearing collapse, the lighthouse (and its surrounding RV park) were bought in 2010, and its restoration began in the summer of 2013.

[ Team, 09/17/2013]

Linoma Lighthouse.

Lighthouse Nowhere Near Water

On U.S. 6, an alternative to I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln, there is a place called Linoma Beach, which features a little lake, a restaurant, and so forth. This place is easily found due to the large mock-up of a lighthouse beside the road out front. The lighthouse has the word "LINOMA" painted vertically on it, and is one of the more interesting manmade sites between Omaha and Lincoln.

[Don Fraysier, 07/09/1999]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Strategic Air Command and Aerospace MuseumStrategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, Ashland, NE - 3 mi.
Jet Fighter on a PoleJet Fighter on a Pole, Ashland, NE - 2 mi.
Holy Family ShrineHoly Family Shrine, Gretna, NE - 2 mi.
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Giant Paper Airplane, Lincoln, NE - 27 mi.

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