Things to Do in Seward, Nebraska

Two small American flags held up in front of trees in summer

Looking for a change during your golden years? If you’re interested in small-town charm and larger-than-life community, Seward, Nebraska, may be the perfect place to put down roots. Located in the heart of Nebraska, Seward is a prime example of the state’s low cost of living, vibrant seasons, and welcoming atmosphere. Check out our list of things to do in Seward, Nebraska, and start planning your trip (or your retirement) today.

Things to Do in Seward, Nebraska

Let Freedom Ring

Fire up the grill and stock up on bottle rockets, because Seward takes the Fourth of July very seriously. Known as Nebraska’s “Fourth of July City,” Seward’s iconic annual celebration attracts up to 40,000 people each year. Plus, living in Seward means you can celebrate our nation’s history all year long – if you’re feeling patriotic, you can pay a visit to the Nebraska National Guard Museum, located in the heart of Seward.

Think Big

Seward is home to several Guinness World Records-breaking objects, including the World’s Largest Covered Wagon and the World’s Largest Time Capsule. The latter is the work of Harold Keith Davisson, a local Seward town character who buried the 45-ton capsule under a mound of dirt on the front lawn of his appliances store in 1975. Trish Johnson, Harold Davisson’s daughter and self-appointed “Keeper of the Crypt,” will open the capsule in 2025.

Get Outside

If you have a passion for the great outdoors, Seward might be the perfect destination for your golden years. Check out Seward’s well-maintained concrete trail for biking and hiking, which winds through 2.7 miles of Seward’s scenic east side. You can hop onto the trail near the Seward Sports Complex, which is located in Plum Creek Park on Karol Kay Boulevard.

Cheer on the Concordia Bulldogs

Concordia University is a private university in Seward, home to the Concordia Bulldogs. The Bulldogs compete as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). Not sure where to start? Concordia men’s sports include basketball, cross country, baseball, football, golf, soccer, track, tennis, and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, dance, softball, tennis, golf, track, and volleyball.

Connect with Other Seniors

Seward is known as a lively destination for seniors, home to the Lied Senior Center that hosts activities for residents over the age of 60. While Seward is an easy town to navigate, seniors can also take advantage of the Seward Senior Shuttle. A service of the senior center, the shuttle provides transportation within city limits and up to two miles beyond. In the summertime, you can take the shuttle to check out the games, food, and music at the annual Seward County Fair. You can also hop on the shuttle year-round to explore Seward’s  signature local restaurants, shops, and events


Does Seward sound like a good candidate for your next chapter? Don’t just take our word for it: Nebraska was named the best overall state for retirement by Bankrate! If you’d like more information on other great Nebraskan cities in which you can retire, check out our blog.

Are you hoping to retire in Seward, Nebraska? Look no further than Kinship Pointe. We offer assisted living and independent living communities in four locations: Kearney Northridge, McCook, Seward, and Wayne. Designed for your comfort and convenience, each site offers a full calendar of events and entertainment, restaurant-style dining, and a variety of apartment layouts to suit the unique needs of our residents. At Kinship Pointe, our delightful staff works every day to help residents pursue their passions and live life to the fullest. To learn for yourself what makes Kinship Pointe so special, schedule a tour or contact us online.

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