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36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

The center of America’s heartland, the Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook areas are filled with spots to find and beautiful places to get lost. Southern Nebraska is full of art, architecture, historical sites, regional food, shopping, bed & breakfasts and miles of outdoor recreation.

Our Lady Fatima Shrine (Arapahoe)

This shrine was built by a former Polish chaplain as a result of a vow he made while a prisoner during WWII. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who appeared to three children tending sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Statues represent the Virgin, children, angels and the flock in a lovely landscaped setting.

McCook Art Guild Fine Arts Gallery (McCook)


Tuesday – 10:00-4:00
Wednesday – Friday 1:00-4:00
Saturday – 10:00-4:00

In 1963, the McCook Art Guild began as a small group of artists interested in expanding their knowledge and experience with art in all forms of mediums. A number of local teachers and instructors generously gave their time and instruction in classes and workshops organized for the Guild members. Soon, their works were juried into local and state competitions and exhibitions. Members became involved in art sponsorship, serving on boards and working as council members for various organizations involved in promoting the practice and appreciation for art.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sutton House (McCook)

Designed by one of America’s most influential and visionary architects, 602 Norris Avenue is one of the few homes west of the Mississippi River designed by the internationally renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The Sutton House is an example of Wright’s earlier designs reflecting his famous and distinctive prairie style, in which he blended the design of the home with its natural surroundings. This fabulous home may be viewed on the corner of Norris Avenue and West F Street in McCook. Private Residence.

The Bronzes of Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook

Cambridge is home to two prominent bronze artists, Sondra Jonson and Gary Ginther. Their art receives international recognition, and is available as public art in the Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook region.

Sondra Jonson’s www.sljonsonstudios.com, bronze sculptures of Girl with Dog are installed in the Cambridge City Park garden and the American Farmer bronze also in the garden.

36 Hours - regional art
Prairie Bull, McCook

36 Hours - regional art
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sutton House

36 Hours - regional art
Girl With Dog, Cambridge

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Arapahoe
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Arapahoe

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