Nebraska

NebraskaThe state of Nebraska has something for everyone. Whether it’s the quaint charm of the rural cornfields or the cultural appeal of the metropolitan areas, the Cornhusker State will not disappoint.

Omaha, also known as the “Gateway to the West,” is the biggest city in Nebraska. It is a thriving area full of historical significance and fun attractions. Malcolm X, President Gerald Ford, and actor Marlon Brando were all born in Omaha. The Henry Doorly Zoo is one of the main attractions found in the city. Here, old and young alike can enjoy seeing a wide variety of different creatures, from polar bears to jaguars, and even marine life.

If you feel a more relaxing vacation beckoning you, then you should make your way to the Lauritzen Gardens. Walk amongst the flowers and learn all about the different aspects of horticulture, or just sit back and take in the natural beauty all around you. If you’re bringing kids along, then you must make a trip to the Omaha Children’s Museum, boasting many entertaining and educational exhibits.


Norfolk offers plenty of excitement for those who love the outdoors. The Off Road Ranch provides thrill-seekers with an opportunity to try their skills on a number of off-road vehicles. The Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center provides a look at life as a settler in Nebraska.

Add the capital city of Lincoln to your list of must-sees in Nebraska. The National Museum of Roller Skating is here, as is the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, which offers another fun stop for the kids, full of strange and exotic animals. Don’t forget to stop by the Capitol building!

The attractions in Nebraska don’t stop there. For the history enthusiast, there is the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, the Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, and the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington. Chimney Rock is an impressive natural structure, and the Wyobraska Wildlife Museum displays the wildlife of Nebraska. It would be difficult to fit all of this state’s attractions into one trip!

Helpful links:

http://www.nebraskabeautiful.com/

http://www.visitnebraska.gov/