- Norfolk Visitors Bureau
- Madison County Fair
- City of Madison
- Nebraska Humanities Council
- Northeast Nebraska Model Railroad Association
Nestled in the heart of Northeast Nebraska, Norfolk and the surrounding communities offer everything you would expect: first class recreation, community festivals, award-winning attractions, unique shopping, and inviting accommodations. We invite you to put our hospitality to the test and discover for yourself what Madison County, Nebraska, has to offer.
The Madison County Fairgrounds have grown from 25 acres and a few old houses to 75 acres and many modern updated buildings - 3 arenas (two outside and one large inside one), beef, horse, sheep, swine, and small animal housing with electricity, lights, plugs for grooming animals, and wash racks. It has plenty of parking with shuttle service to and from the parking areas to the main entrance. A camping area is available for those that was to stay all week during the fair and for camper tours etc. Restrooms are modern; two have showers with hot water. In 1995 a large fair office and boardroom were constructed. Additional facilities include: an Open Air building, concession stand, nearly new grandstands, and the Octagon Building (older historic building that was called the center building. It was built sometime in the mid 1800’s). The grounds, buildings, and arenas are rented out and used year-round.
Madison, the county seat of Madison County, is located in northeast Nebraska. The community is served by four-lane U.S. Highway 81 and State Highway 32.
Madison is 15 miles south of Norfolk, 98 miles southwest of Sioux City, 118 miles northwest of Omaha, and 502 miles northeast of Denver.
In April, the Nebraska Humanities Council celebrates a decade of bringing Prime Time Family Reading Time to Nebraskans statewide. The family literacy program is designed to help strengthen participants’ interest and skills in reading and talking.
The NNMRA began meeting in 1981. The group had 18 original members. The club’s headquarters and first layout were located at 313 Phillip Avenue in Norfolk, in the basement of Dr. Logan’s dental office. The club has moved its home several times over the years. At the present time, the NNMRA does not have a permanent layout. Currently members meet to work on a modular layout at club members’ homes, as well as, travel to various shows around Nebraska.
The association was officially chartered in 1993. The purpose of the group is to promote model railroading and fellowship among model railroaders; to educate persons as to prototype practices and methods of building, maintaining and operating a model railroad; and to design, build, maintain and operate a model railroad for enjoyment and exhibition.