Decatur is one of nine communities along the “Lewis & Clark Highway 75 Scenic Byways”, which extends from South Sioux City, Neb., to Blair, Neb. This stretch of highway was named after Lewis & Clark’s journey which followed the Missouri River directly in the area surrounding the present day highway.
This scenic stretch of highway is one of eight segments of highways throughout the State of Nebraska designated by Governor Mike Johanns in 1999 as the Official Nebraska Byways. These highway segments depict the State’s diverse scenery, history and recreational opportunities for visitors and Nebraskans alike to discover and enjoy.
The Nebraska Byways Program identifies significant alternate routes throughout the state that highlight Nebraska’s diverse topography, history and landscapes. Selected byways will be included on future state highway maps and be marked with special highway signs along the route.
In addition to being a scenic byway, transportation routes surrounding Decatur are conducive to business. Interstate 29 is 7 miles east of Decatur. US 275 and US 77 are just west of town. Decatur is also directly served by Highways 51 and 75.