the original county seat

Orleans Nebraska is home to the Harlan County Museum, the Historic Orleans Hotel, our wonderful county fair, and Applefest. These festivals are crowd pleasures and good ones that you won’t want to miss! 

things to do

Orleans is a small town nested between prairie and farmland. Orleans boasts the Historic Orleans Hotel (Bed and Breakfast), the Harlan County Museum, and the Historic Cordelia B. Preston Memorial Library. Other great things to do include Applefest, floating down the Republican River, antiquing, visiting our great Orleans Meat Locker, and our county fair. 

where to stay

Where to eat

Orleans is home to the famous, historic Orleans Hotel Bed & Breakfast. Call for reservations.

Take a drive over to Paddington Station, and fill up your tummy along with your tank. You just might be surprised!

Orleans Hotel BandB
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Orleans Hotel Bed & Breakfast

305 Highway 183, Alma, Nebraska 68920

Paddington Station Orleans

Paddington Station

308 E North St, Orleans, NE 68966

Rusty Spur Bar and Grill

The Rusty Spur Bar & Grill


Rusty Spur is now a bar! Come on in and have some good food and a beverage!!

The Beach Bar Patterson Harbor

The Beach Bar


Stop in for a slice a pizza and have a drink on the  deck overlooking the harbor. With friendly staff and great service you’ll be glad you stopped in for a bit of reprise from the warm Nebraska sun. And while you’re there, show your friends how much fun you’re having by snapping a pic & hastagging #PHbeachbar on Instagram.

North Shore Marina

North Shore Marina Restaurant


Stop in for some of their famous pizza and have a drink on the  decks overlooking the lake! With friendly staffers and great service you’ll be a “regular” in no time!

The Dairy Barn


Ice Cream! Broasted Chicken. Burgers and more. What’s not to love? Drive by to see if they’re open (or just call). Open till 8pm on select days in the summer months.

The Office Bar & Grill

The Office Bar & Grill


Our own local downtown pub where everyone knows your name. Good food. Good beverages. Better company! Check em out!

The Station Alma

The Station


A great menu to choose from. Good handmade burgers and sammies. 5 TV’s for your viewing pleasure! Wireless Internet… and the BEST fried chicken every Sunday.

taste the good life

Los Primos Mexican Grill


Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill. They have great service and delicious Mexican Food

Taste the good life

Main Street Pizza


Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Wings, & homemade cheesecakes! Main Street is locally owned and uses homemade ingredients and fresh produce to bring you the best tasting food around!


Dragonfly Coffee House & Bakery


A small batch family owned bakery in the heart of Alma, Dragonfly makes pastries and desserts fresh and to order. Every item is made with care using high quality ingredients like real butter, whipping cream, and Ghirardelli chocolate.