Named after the crucial Revolutionary War battle at Lexington, Massachusetts is the city on the Platte River called Lexington. Hotels in this area have affordable rates and a great location so you can save money and enjoy this historical town with unique attractions by booking with Choice Hotels in Lexington.
The city is the county seat of Dawson County, which was founded in 1860. This city in located 161 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska and 201 miles west of Omaha, Nebraska. Lexington began as a frontier trading post and was an important stop for the Pony Express. Originally named Plum Creek, Lexington adopted its present name in 1889. To learn the unique history and pre-history of Dawson County Nebraska, come explore the Dawson County Historical Museum which focuses on and the surrounding region. Besides exhibits on the Pony Express, the history of the Baldwin steam locomotive and even a typical schoolhouse of the day. When you enter the museum you’re greeted by a large mammoth fossil. The area was a fertile ground for preserving these large if not necessarily prehistoric creatures. The world's largest one that was found in nearby Lincoln County is now on display in the University of Nebraska State Museum. If your interest in history is a little more gladiatorial, the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles is a hands-on museum that lets you to see, touch and even sit in restored vehicles. The museum has 100 vehicles including helicopters, tanks, halftracks, ambulances and a jeep from every branch of the service plus displays of weapons, uniforms, engines, equipment and more, dating back to World War II , and it also has some items from World War I. Travel to the heart of Nebraska wine country courtesy of Mac's Creek Winery & Vineyards which produces a range of red, white, blush, and fruit wines in Lexington. Higher education in Lexington can be pursued at the University of Nebraska, Fort Hays State University or at Central Community College. You’ll have all the amenities and comfort you’d require from putting in a full day of vacation when you stay at one of our Choice Hotels in Lexington, NE. Book a room online now!