Sights to See While Visiting Comstock
Dowse Sod House
This is the first homestead in Custer County. The sod house was built over 100 years ago and is owned current day by the same Dowse Family. Fully furnished and ready for hospitality. Contact Ron Dowse at 308-215-0365.
Comstock Garden & Power Plant
The best garden between Denver and Omaha. Founded by three ladies who thought flowers looked better than ruins of the burned down North side district Businesses. Packed with perennials and a few choice annuals, highlight being the Gazebo, old flower car, cement block factory forms and the ruins of the original Comstock power plant, perfect place for senior or other pictures. Contact Pam Chambers at 308-628-4100.
Wescott Art Gallery
Home of some of the best of the west photographs and paintings the eye can find. Originally the Wescott Baptist church one of last remnants of the city of Wescott that went defunct when the Railroad choose Comstock to build their rail line on the other side of the river. Contact Sue Dowse at 308-215-0066.
Named after Gunter Nuxoll who’s sign originally came from Georges Wells station. This station opened in the thirties and closed in the fifties. Restored with fuel pump, oil barrel and pump, 1930 model A Fuel Truck and 75 Gas station, tire, battery and road signs that adorn a 40 by 20 foot Brick wall.
Comstock’s History, formerly headquarters of the Comstock News, houses the full print shop and all artifacts from the Comstock School, state champion in football in 1941. Includes a complete replica of the Comstock High School. Generously donated by the Krikac Family. Contact Bob Drake at 308-215-9410.
Former Methodist Church, converted to Movie Theatre, Exercise Facility, Game Room, Four Words or less Photo exhibit and headquarters for Comstock Festival Company.
Volleyball, swings, tennis, teeter totter and the original fire escape slide from the Comstock High School & a pop machine.
2nd Wind Ranch
Collection of standing windmills big and small. The Dempster House built by a homesteader before Comstock existed and Longwood Country School district number 6 all in different states of repair and restoration. The 2nd Wind Ranch held the famous Windmill Festivals, Comstock Rock and Godstock.
Middle Loup River and Diversion Dam
Fishing, swimming and boating. The Amazon of Nebraska Rivers. The most even flowing and the widest river in Nebraska.
Other Nearby Attractions
- Tanking & Tubing
- Valley Rod Run
- Happy Jack Chalk Mine
- North Loup Main Street Gallery
- Fort Hartstuff (park permit required)
Events to See & Believe
Fourth of July
Biggest little town parade, Barbecue dinner, Big Iron Tug of war, Games, turtle races, volleyball, softball, and awesome fireworks.
Easter Egg Hunt
Fireman’s Pancake Feed in February
Six blocks of Christmas lights and Santa Comes to Comstock after Thanksgiving Comstock converts to a Christmas Village. The North Pole, Half a mile of lights and extension cords, 45 inflatables, 20 Santas, 20 snowmen, three Nativities, 125 Wreathes and so much more.
Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years, Comstock Converts to a Christmas Village
Seven Blocks of Comstock will light up like the stars of the skies. A bank, church, gas station, (North Pole) garden and about every block on main street Comstock will be adorned with lights, inflatables and every decoration you can imagine. Over a half of mile of extension cords and lights, 50 inflatables, 25 snowman, reindeer, over 20 Santa Clauses, Christmas trees, and over 150 Christmas Wreathes plus a whole lot more will be on display starting the day after Thanksgiving.