About Callaway

Situated in the heart of the scenic seven valleys region of central Nebraska, Callaway is located 65 miles northwest of Kearney on Highway 40 or 45 miles north of the Lexington exit on Interstate 80. Callaway has a rich past and a promising future. Friendly people and a small town hospitality make Callaway the cozy community that it is.

Kite Flight

The Callaway (NE) Kite Flight is held on Labor Day weekend. It is an amazing AKA-sanctioned event that has hosted guests from at least 21 nations and 29 states since the event began in 1991. Guests of the Callaway Kite Flight drive into the event site, between rows of flags, representing guests from all over the world. 

Pioneer Picnic

Morgan Park is the center of Callaway's recreation area, providing a tennis court, basketball court, and swimming pool complete with playground equipment.

Callaway History

Nestled in the heart of the seven valleys, Callaway has had quite a history....
Callaway's settlement began right after the civil war. The seven valleys region, laced with peaceful little creeks flowing into the South Loup River, was traditional Pawnee hunting ground. French explorers had given the South Loup River its name ("Loup" being French for "Wolf").

Callaway Education

Not only do we live in an information age, we also live at a time when higher education is crucial to advancement in careers and in the knowledge base required to enjoy a higher quality of life.

Economic Development

Nebraska voters enacted a constitutional amendment in November 1990, granting cities and villages the power to use local sources of revenue for economic or industrial projects and programs. In 1991, the Unicameral implemented this amendment with the passage of Legislative Bill 840, the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act.