For Nebraska Bird Watchers, Redtail Wildlife Management Area is a destination you don’t want to miss. Located 1 mile east of Dwight, the area sits on 320 acres of upland, and includes a 26 acre lake.
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The Historic Chicago & Northwestern Depot was constructed in 1887 and served the town until 1962. Trains no longer pass through or stop at the depot, as it was dismantled after permission to abandon it was granted, but the right-of-way is still visible today.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Dwight Depot contains Chicago & Northwestern memorabilia, while the former living quarters remain vacant. Save for a few minor alterations by its current owners, the depot is very close in its appearance as it was in 1887.
When stopping at all Butler County sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, be sure to add Dwight Assumption Parish Church to your list. This Gothic Revival Church was constructed in 1914, and also features a school, grottoes, and shrines.
The Church that stands today is actually the second of Assumption Parishes, built after parishioners outgrew the original. The school, no longer in operation, saw 432 High School Students receive their diplomas before consolidating with Aquinas High School in David City in 1961.
The Grottoes and Shrine were the idea of Fr. Benedict Bauer, pastor from 1931 – 1943, who vowed that if Mary the Mother of God would help him become a priest, he would build a shrine in her honor. The small chapel located in the garden is one of the smallest and complete functional churches in the world – it will seat four people. The grottoes depict the Agony in the Garden, St. Jude, and smaller statues and shrines to other saints.