Nebraska TourismWhat's New
• Kregel Windmill Factory Museum: The building appears much as it did in the 1930s and everyday objects, such as ledger books on shelves, pencils and pens on the desk, and even an overcoat on a hook, remain where they were last used. Nebraska City.
• Eagle Canyon Horseback Adventures: Guided rides over the rolling hills of a 100-hectare ranch offer spectacular views of beautiful Lake McConaughy. Brule.
• Cellar 426: This new winery sits high on the hill offering breathtaking views of the wooded countryside. Sample wines made on site in a beautiful tasting room designed with the comfort and warmth of a modern lodge. Ashland.
• Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium: Explore the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, Expedition Madagascar, Kingdoms of the Night, the Lied Jungle and the Desert Dome. Omaha.
• Memorial Stadium: Guided and self-guided tours of the home of the Husker football team are available. Lincoln.
• Niobrara National Scenic River: Six ecological systems meet along a 48-kilometre stretch that’s popular with canoeists. Valentine.
• Eugene T Mahoney State Park: This signature park features water slides, horseback riding, miniature golf, paddle boating and fishing opportunities. Ashland.
• Missouri River Basin Lewis And Clark Interpretive Trails: This attraction focuses on the discoveries made on the historic Corps of Discovery Journey from 1803 to 1806. Nebraska City.
• Stuhr Museum Of The Prairie Pioneer: Praised as one of the ‘Top 10 Places to Relive America’s Past’ by Good Housekeeping, this museum preserves the inspiring stories of Nebraska’s pioneering past. Grand Island.
• Fort Robinson State Park: This former military outpost offers horseback and Jeep rides, museums and a variety of live entertainment. Near Crawford.
• Carhenge: This unique replica of Stonehenge was constructed of old cars in 1987 by six local families during their family reunion. The site, near Alliance, also includes sculptures made of old cars and parts.
• Durham Western Heritage Museum: Housed in an elegant former train station, this museum tells the story of Omaha’s rise from remote outpost to booming railroad town.
• Front Street and Cowboy Museum: Recreation of 1880s Main Street where visitors can witness a gunfight. Ogallala.
• Sandhill Crane Spring Migration (Late February to mid-April), Platte River Valley.
• Summer Arts Festival (June), Omaha.
• NEBRASKAland Days And Buffalo Bill Rodeo (June), North Platte.
• Nebraska Star Party (July), Valentine.
• Nebraska’s Big Rodeo (July), Burwell.
• Fur Trade Days (July), Chadron.
• Wilber Czech Festival (August), Wilber.
• Kool-Aid Days (August), Hastings.
• Nebraska State Fair (August and September), Lincoln.
• Applejack Festival (September), Nebraska City.
• Chadron State Park: Mountain bikers come from far and wide to ride the trails at this park, which is considered one of the top single and dual track destinations in the country. Chadron.
• Ponca State Park: Situated along the picturesque Missouri River bluffs, this park is the Eastern gateway to a 95-kilometre stretch of the Missouri National Recreational River. Ponca.
• Harold Warp Pioneer Village: This large, eclectic museum includes a Pony Express station and a one-room school displaying 50,000 items. Minden.
• Chimney Rock National Historic Site and Visitors Center: Operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, Chimney Rock pays tribute to the pioneers who travelled the trails. Near Bayard.
• Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park And State Recreation Area: Buffalo Bill began the famous Wild West Show at his ranch, which is now a state park. North Platte.
• Toadstool Geologic Park: A lunar-like landscape filled with fossils and other-worldly rock formations in Nebraska’s Western panhandle. Crawford.
• Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park: Fossilized remains of a 12-million-year-old herd of rhinoceros that died after a volcanic eruption. Royal.
Did You Know?
• State Motto: Equality Before The Law
• State Flower: Goldenrod
• State Bird: Western Meadowlark
Region: GREAT FRONTIER
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Info: Nebraska Tourism Commission