The City of Pierce, Nebraska is a rural bedroom community located 15 miles northwest of Norfolk along Nebraska Highway 13. In the last decade, Pierce has increased its population by 159 residents.
There are two schools in the community - a high school and middle school, along with a separate facility for the elementary.
Pierce offers several attractions for visitors to enjoy. Within city limits, is beautiful Gilman Park which is widely known for its Award-winning Arboretum, an affiliate of the Statewide Nebraska Arboretum. Within Gilman Park is the Pierce County Historical Museum open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a new swimming pool, playground, camping area, ball fields and shelters.
Pierce also boasts a newly built, state-of-the-art Lied Pierce Public Library, as well as the historic 1911 Carnegie Library that was relocated and plans are to convert it to a conference center. Three miles West of town is Cuthills Vineyards, Nebraska’s first winery. The Vineyard hosts a Blues Festival which attracts thousands of visitors each August. Due east of the winery is a lovely bed & breakfast, the Tuscan Villa & Gift.
Two miles South from Pierce is Willow Creek Reservoir which covers 1,600 acres and offers camping, fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing and sports an 8 mile walking trail.
And don't miss our nine-hole Community Golf Course located 1 mile Northwest of Pierce sporting a driving range and clubhouse.
Pierce has a number of amenities including a weekly newspaper, gas stations, two banks with atms, grocery store, restaurants, fitness center, gift shops along with three schools including a new High School with track.
We are even home of the famous "Wragge Dog." Ever-expanding yet committed to historic preservation, Pierce offers residents as well as visitors a one-of-a-kind of experience in Nebraska.
Median Age: 36.4
Occupied Housing: 94.5%
Land: .93 square miles