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Peru is located in Nemaha County between Nebraska City and Auburn, along Hwy 67, near Brownville State Recreation Area and the Missouri River.

Established in 1857. Peru was named after another community, Peru, Illinois.

Early settlers came to Fort Kearney, Nebraska but were turned away from the fort. These pioneers headed downstream from the fort and ended up at Sonora Island near today's Peru.

The Trace hiking/biking trail offers year-round outdoor experiences following the historic wooded bluffs and banks of the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark once plied the waters. Cross country skiing, fishing or hunting are also popular activities in Peru.

Peru State College offers business assistance and educational resources, plus cultural and recreational events and activities throughout the city of Peru.

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08/17 Coming to The area
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.
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.