The Pawnee County Courthouse  is the heart of the downtown area and  has a beautiful flag display on many holidays during the year . It is the site of the county administrative , law enforcement , treasurer's  and assessor's offices and county and district courtrooms. It is a handicapped accessible building with a recently added elevator.


The entire Pawnee City downtown area has been designated a historical district. Shopping, genealogical research and dining are all within two blocks of a free public parking lot..