The Skylon Ballroom in Hartington, Nebraska, was built in 1952 by F.J. "Ferdie" Peitz on five acres of land. The ballroom features an arched building style and a hardwood dance floor. Over the years, The Skylon has hosted dances from "Big Band to Hard Rock". In the late fifties, many touring rock bands, national and local, played the Skylon. It has always been a gathering place for dance fans from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. The Skylon was threatened with demolition in the early nineties, but public response encouraged the owners to renew the building We hope many more generations will share in the dancing pleasure of the legendary "Skylon Ballroom".