Mullen, Nebraska

Sandhills Motel

The Sandhills Motel offers canoe, kayak and tanking trips on the Middle Loup and Dismal rivers. Sponsors of the annual Polar Bear Tank Race which serves as a fund raiser for the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway.

Hooker County, Nebraska, population 736, is 721 square miles in size and lies in the heart of the Sandhills of Nebraska. The Hooker County seat is Mullen, Nebraska. Mullen is located 100 miles west of Broken Bow and 100 miles east of Alliance.

Restaurants in Mullen, Nebraska include: Paul's Liquor and Drive Inn located on Nebraska Highway 2. Open 7 days a week. Grill fired up by 11:00 a.m. and off by 7:00 p.m. in winter and 8:00 p.m. in summer.
Red's Cafe and Bar located on Nebraska Highway 2.
Macke's Grocery and Deli located in downtown Mullen.

The Hooker County Historical Society dominates the architecture on the main street of Mullen. Just steps away is located the Nebraska Pantry - a restaurant owned and operated by Jodi Jacobs and next door is the Mullen Arts Center.
The Mullen Arts Center opened in December 2014 providing music, theatre and visual arts to the Mullen, Nebraska community.

The number 1 rated golf course in the United States and 11th in the entire world, is here, the Sand Hills Golf Course, designed by PGA pro Ben Crenshaw. This club is private but Mullen has a public course - 9 holes- for that sandhills experience. The Mullen Golf Course may be contacted at (308)546-2445. There is a Disc Golf Course in Mullen, Nebraska. Located at the Mullen High School, 404 N. Blaine Avenue, you will also find a basketball court, a tennis court and a short nature trail. Hondo Lanes Bowling Alley is located at 202 S. Washington Avenue, or call (308) 546-2417.

Other lodging choices in the area include the Double R Ranch phone number (866)217-2042.

For an up close peak at life in Hooker County read this article from Omaha Magazine.