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!

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
12
Sun
2021
2:30 pm Preforming Arts Series: Christma...
Preforming Arts Series: Christma...
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm
Preforming Arts Series: Christmas Cantata
Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, 2:30 pm Appreciate the sounds of Christmas as this central Nebraska choir presents their annual cantata event. The Christmas Cantata will be held in the Wood River High School[...]
Jan
22
Sat
2022
9:30 am Friendship Gatherings: The Abbot...
Friendship Gatherings: The Abbot...
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am
Friendship Gatherings: The Abbott Sisters
The Abbott Sisters January 22, 2022 Hear local historian, Michelle Setlik, speak about the contributions of the Abbott women and their significance to Hall County, NE. SEE FULL BROCHURE
Feb
27
Sun
2022
2:30 pm Preforming Arts Series: Kevin & ...
Preforming Arts Series: Kevin & ...
Feb 27 @ 2:30 pm
Preforming Arts Series: Kevin & Heidi Cheng
Kevin & Heidi Cheng Sunday, 2/27/22, 2:30 p.m. If you haven’t experienced this amazing Piano/Violin Duo yet, now is your chance! Kevin on piano and Heidi on violin perform a variety of styles of music[...]
Apr
2
Sat
2022
9:30 am Friendship Gatherings: Demystify...
Friendship Gatherings: Demystify...
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am
Friendship Gatherings: Demystifying Meterorology
Demystifying Meteorology April 2, 2022 Come hear Mike Moritz from the National Weather Service’s Hastings office explain Nebraska’s weather phenomena and the meteorology behind the forecasting process. SEE FULL BROCHURE
Apr
3
Sun
2022
2:30 pm Performing Arts Series: Tara Vaughn
Performing Arts Series: Tara Vaughn
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm
Performing Arts Series: Tara Vaughn
Tara Vaughn She Rocks: The Women of Rock Sunday, 4/3/22, 2:30 p.m. Woven together with songs and stories, SHE ROCKS celebrates women artists and songwriters of the 1960’s – 1980’s. Backed by an incomparable 4-piece[...]

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.

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