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Hollenberg Pony Express Station

Hanover is home to the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, a state historical site located on Hwy 220, 5 miles north of US Hwy 36, in Washington County.  The Station is the only unaltered Pony Express Station still on its original site.  A 10′ by 2′ brick relief sculpture with a Pony Express rider galloping toward the station stands at the intersection of US 36 and KS 148.  The sculpture was carved by Ina Fike of rural Washington County in the green clay bricks before firing at Endicott Clay in Endicott, NE.

St. John’s Catholic Church was built of limestone in 1868.  Located at 114 South Church Street, this impressive architectural church is open daily to the public.  The enormous pipe organ is in its original condition; still used today.  The adjourning St. John’s parochial school for grades 1-8 is adjacent to the church, as well as the rectory.

Dinning options include Ricky’s Café, Snappers, Pony Express Café, and Turn 4 Bar & Grill.  The Annual Days of 49 include parades and carnival is held in late June.


Hollenberg Pony Express Station –

2889 23rd Road, Hanover

State Historic Site and Visitors Center.  Admission charged.

Open first Wednesday in April through last Saturday in September:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday

St. John’s Catholic Church –

114 S. Church St, Hanover

1880 limestone Church with a magnificent interior – Donation recommended.


Ricky’s Café –

323 W. North St, Hanover

Country Atmosphere with a private dining room.  Very reasonably priced.

Snappers Pub & Grub –

108 W North St, Hanover


Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

Turn 4 Bar & Grill

311 W North St, Hanover


Family owned business.  Known for their pizza.

Mexican night every Thursday.

Monday – Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Pony Express Café

1898 All American Rd, Hanover