Why McCook

McCook provides you more of your most valuable asset . . . TIME.

  • Time to spend with your family
  • Time to develop authentic relationships
  • Time for outstanding educational opportunities
  • Time to enjoy the outdoors
  • Time to experience top notch arts and culture
  • Time to explore local independent restaurants and retailers.
  • Time to get out of the rat race and into the human race

"Welcome to McCook NE" | McCook Economic Development Corporation

Highlighting and promoting the people, attractions, and traditions of McCook Nebraska!

"Stories From Main Street" | McCook Economic Development Corporation

During the 2020-2021 school year, a group of McCook High School seniors interviewed four long-time business owners in McCook, NE. This was a part of the Smithsonian, Coming Home: Stories from Main Street program. Hear their stories to find out what is so special about being a small business owner in McCook.

Other places brag about their quality of life, we prove it.

Nicest Places In America

Check out the article about Readers Digest Nicest Places In Nebraska: Sehnert’s Bakery In McCook.

#27: Best small town to live in, in every u.s. State

“McCook is a friendly small town that’s especially perfect for families

McCook Most Tax Friendly Community in Nebraska for retirees:

Top Qualities of Living In McCook

Live music and vibrant arts scene

Live at the Bieroc

Live music performed in a intimate venue at Sehnert's Bakery.

McCook Art Guild

Located on the bricks in downtown McCook, the art Guild acts as a resource to engage artists of all ages and all art forms.

McCook Concert Association

The McCook Concert Association is a non-profit organization that brings high quality entertainment to McCook, NE and the surrounding areas.

Buffalo Commons
Storytelling Festival

24 years running, this event is chalk full of history and live entertainment. Find out more about the festival at buffalocommons.org

Lighthouse Marina

Live music performed at a great outdoor venue at Hugh Butler Lake just north of the City of McCook.

Outstanding Education

Family Friendly

McCook Y

The McCook Y has been a community leader in fitness and outdoor recreation in in the community since it was founded in 1917.


McCook has six parks which cover 126 acres. These parks include: Norris, Barnett, Karrer, Russell, Kelley, Elks.

Mid-Plains BCE

Mid-Plains Business and Community Education has partnered with industry leaders in the online learning to give you access to the courses you need today.

Strong Local Award Winning Hospital

Community Hospital - McCook, NE

In 2018, Community Hospital was named one of the nation's Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.


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