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Norfolk is located in Madison County, situated 43 miles north of Columbus between Madison and Pierce along Hwy 81, near the Elkhorn River.

Childhood home of Johnny Carson and birthplace of Hallmark Cards.

A major disagreement within a Lutheran congregation in Ixonia, WI, prompted a number of families, led by the Rev. Hoeckendorf, to resettle on the prairies in Nebraska Territory. A committee was sent to find a suitable location for the colony in this "new promised land" in 1865. The next spring, 44 families packed all their earthly possessions into wagons and started for the fertile Elkhorn Valley.

Now days in Norfolk, the Nebraska Game and Parks maintains more than 20 Wildlife Management Areas in the region.

Some popular attractions are the Elkhorn Valley Historical Museum, Norfolk Arts Center, Johnny Carson Home, Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail, Million Dollar Shoot Out (golf), and The Northeast Nebraska Farm & Equipment Show.

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08/08 Coming to The area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Swedish Festival Stromberg NE June14-16 Welcome to Stromsberg, the Swede capital of Nebraska. Swedish dancing, costumes, and food can be enjoyed throughout the festivities.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.