Cozad is a small town in central Nebraska POPULATION: 4,181. It is about 200 miles West of Omaha, NE and about 300 miles east of Denver CO. It is right along I-80 and is located at the 222 mile marker. Bigger towns within 100 miles are North Platte, Kearney and Grand Island. It is located on the 100th Meridian. It is well known for the artist Robert Henri who lived in Cozad. His father John J. Cozad was the founder of Cozad in 1873.
Attractions in Cozad include Wellness Center, 50 meter swimming pool, very nice movie theater called The Rialto, golf course, airport, horseshoe pits, picnic areas, cooking facilities, playground equipment, lighted tennis courts, baseball diamonds, outdoor sand volleyball courts, a walking track, overnight camping with electrical hookups and 14 restaurants. Cozad has a Monroe shock absorber plant that employees over 700 people. There is also a plastic plant that makes privacy fence and much more, It goes under the name Nebraska Plastics. There is a large bakery called Evans Bakery and also headquarters for a large cement company called Paulsens.
The only discount store in Cozad is ALCO. Cozad has a Hospital, doctors clinic, fire department and a city police department. I am sure I left some items out but I am sure that I will get them added as time goes on. Thanks for stopping by and please sign the guest book on your way out.
If you are interested in camping in Cozad there are twelve camper stalls with hook-ups available at Muni Park, adjacent to the City Swimming Pool. A $5.00 per night charge and a permit are required, which may be obtained from the Cozad City Office at 215 W. 8th St. or the Cozad Police Department at 229 E. 8th St. There are also campgrounds at Gallagher Canyon and Johnson lake. Gallagher Canyon is approximately 8 miles south of Cozad, no electrical or sewer hookups are available there but it is a nice quit campground You will need a Nebraska park permit. You can pick one up at Alco. Johnson lake is approximately 15 miles south east of Cozad, it has all the hookups and showers. You will need a park sticker there also and it is a pay site. Both lakes offer good fishing and recreation.