Downtown Beatrice is located at the heart of Beatrice Nebraska in rural Southeast Nebraska. This rural American Main Street District is home to around 165 small businesses and is a center of commerce, dinning, entertainment, and recreation opportunities in the community. Downtown Beatrice recently gained admission to the National Register of Historic Places for its unique architecture with buildings dating back to 1874. Beatrice has a rich history that has long been tied to the American Dream. Beatrice (est. in 1857) is home to America's 1st Homestead Claim, now Homestead National Monument of America, located just west of town. In its early days Downtown Beatrice served as a critical supply point to the developing American frontier and frequent stopping point for settlers and travelers. Today Downtown Beatrice stands as a point of interest and offers several unique shops, a diverse selection of dinning opportunities, has an active nightlife that features 3 movie screens and an active Community Theater. Court Street is Beatrice's "Main Street" and often serves as a central point for community events and parades. Downtown Beatrice is a place of opportunity! More than 10 new businesses got a start downtown in 2016 and opportunity awaits in 2017 and beyond. Downtown Beatrice is proud to serve as a core for Small Business growth and a destination for local residents and visitors alike. We hope you will stop by and 'Stake Your Claim' in Beatrice!