Living in Wood River, you’ll enjoy a comfortably simple, safe small town style of life. Centrally located in the State of Nebraska, Wood River is within 30 miles of three major Nebraska cities. To the east is Grand Island, to the west is Kearney and to the south is Hastings. An easy commute to so many employment opportunities makes Wood River an ideal place to raise a family and enjoy small town friendships plus great schools, aquatic center, fitness center, quality child care and a new housing subdivision. Learn more on our website, then feel free to reach out if we can answer any questions. On behalf of everyone who already knows it is the best kept secret, Welcome to Wood River!

Home of the Eagles!

We are a centrally located community that will fit your small town needs with a larger town convenience.

An ideal place to raise a family and to get involved!

Upcoming Events

12:00 am March Senior Menu
March Senior Menu
Mar 3 @ 12:00 am – Mar 31 @ 12:30 am
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2:30 pm Easter Cantata
Easter Cantata
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm
LOCAL ARTS CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE Easter Cantata Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2:30 pm Get swept away in the majesty of Easter during this central Nebraska choir’s cantata presentation. The Easter Cantata[...]
2:30 pm The Toasted Ponies
The Toasted Ponies
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm
The Toasted Ponies
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE   The Toasted Ponies Sunday, 4/16/23, 2:30 p.m. The Toasted Ponies combine the best of both traditional and contemporary Bluegrass music. Look for great harmony singing and hot[...]
9:30 am WWII NE POW Camps
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am
Saturday Friendship Gatherings – all at 9:30 am CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE WWII NE POW Camps April 22, 2023 Listen to local historian, Michelle Setlik, detail the history of WWII Prisoner of[...]

Welcome to Wood River

Mayor Greg Cramer would like to welcome you to Wood River, Nebraska, a small community with many great qualities. Our grocery store, bank, restaurants, and many other businesses in Wood River will provide you with all the services you will need to have a great quality of life in Central Nebraska. Most of our business have been family owned for several generations, which says a lot about our community. Wood River has an exceptional educational system with an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. In addition, we have an excellent local library located in downtown. It has a new Aquatic Center for family summer fun.  Our Overland Trails Oasis offers reduced-income housing units for those on budget incomes. Our town is constantly growing and is a great place to raise a family or to just get away from the big city hassle. Visit our website and see what all Wood River has to offer.

A Child Development Center at the location of 1401 East Street.