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.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
1
Thu
2022
12:00 am September Senior Menu
September Senior Menu
Sep 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
September Senior Menu Click Here For September Calendar The two vacation weeks the meals will be from the Vault in Cairo, they haven’t shared their menu yet.
Oct
15
Sat
2022
9:30 am Medicine on the Lewis & Clark Ex...
Medicine on the Lewis & Clark Ex...
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am
Saturday Friendship Gatherings – all at 9:30 am CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE Medicine on the Lewis & Clark Expedition October 15, 2022 Come hear Dr. Richard Fruehling tell the story of healthcare[...]
Oct
23
Sun
2022
2:30 pm Offutt Brass
Offutt Brass
Oct 23 @ 2:30 pm
Offutt Brass
  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE Offutt Brass Sunday, 10/23/22 2:30 p.m. We’re thrilled to bring a brass ensemble from the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band to our stage. Offutt[...]
Dec
11
Sun
2022
2:30 pm Christmas Cantata
Christmas Cantata
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm
LOCAL ARTS CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, 2:30 pm Appreciate the sounds of Christmas as this central Nebraska choir presents their annual cantata event. The Christmas Cantata[...]
Feb
19
Sun
2023
2:30 pm The Statue of Liberty The Amazin...
The Statue of Liberty The Amazin...
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm
The Statue of Liberty The Amazing Rest of the Story
  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE BROCHURE   The Statue of Liberty The Amazing Rest of the Story Sunday, 2/19/23, 2:30 p.m. Darrel Draper, a self-identified “edutainer” has performed costumed recreations of Theodore Roosevelt[...]

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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