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Rainbow Fountain Park, Nebraska

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The location of Rainbow Fountain Park

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rainbow Fountain Park.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rainbow Fountain Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rainbow Fountain Park and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rainbow Fountain Park and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Rainbow Fountain Park. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rainbow Fountain Park.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Dundy County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Dundy County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rainbow Fountain Park is near Hitchcock County and also Cheyenne County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hitchcock County

Sighting report for Cheyenne County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Rainbow Fountain Park.

How Far From Rainbow Fountain Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rainbow Fountain Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rainbow Fountain Park and extending to:

  • Benkelman [Map], which is the Seat of Dundy County, lies just to the North.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Rainbow Fountain Park to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,303 miles [2,097 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,509 miles [12,084.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,425 miles [8,730.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rainbow Fountain Park ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northeast of Rainbow Fountain Park   [Map]

Bird City (KS)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Champion   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Crete   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Enders   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Hamlet   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Imperial   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Ough   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Parks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Rainbow Fountain Park. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ward Bond     (Wardell Edwin Bond)

Actor. He was born in Benkelman (Nebraska) on Thursday April 9, 1903 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday November 5, 1960 at an age of 57.

Benkelman [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Rainbow Fountain Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ward Bond<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Dundy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rainbow Fountain Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rainbow Fountain Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow Fountain Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0492, Longitude: -101.5329     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rainbow Fountain Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Rainbow Fountain Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.008 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.127 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.071 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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