The City of Plainview, Nebraska is home to 1,246 people in Pierce County, Nebraska, and offers nearly everything residents could want from amenities and health care to education and activities.
Plainview offers several attractions for visitors to enjoy. Beautiful Chilvers Park has a shelter for events near the playground equipment, swimming pool and horseshoe pit. Plainview, known as the "Klown Kapital" of the world, hosts a three-day Klown Festival every June and is the site of a Klown Doll Museum with more than 4,500 pieces on display.
Plainview has three structures on the National Register of Historic Places: the Foy George Memorial Band Shell; the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad depot, now serving as the Plainview Historical Museum; and the Carnegie library, which is still in use as the local library.
Plainview has both a public and parochial school, as well as two preschools. We are also home to five churches and several denominations.
Plainview has a number of amenities including exceptional health care facilities. The 16-bed critical access hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Systems, offers inpatient and outpatient services. The Plainview Manor & Whispering Pines Assisted Living center allows residents to enjoy a comfortable home-like setting while receiving quality care.
In addition, your family's health is in good hands at the Plainview Pharmacy, a place where trustworthy professionals give you the personalized, quality care you and your family deserve. Plainview also has a weekly newspaper, gas stations, two banks with ATMs, grocery store, restaurants, fitness center and gift shops.
And, how many Nebraska communities can boast that they were the key location for a film nominated for six Academy Awards? Plainview can.
Academy Award-winning director and Nebraska native Alexander Payne filmed much of his movie,"Nebraska," here in the fall of 2012. Plainview was transformed into the fictional town of Hawthorne; however, some of the filming sites were left unchanged and can be easily identified in the movie.
Median Age: 46.7
Land: 1.08 square miles