A travel guide to Nebraska, United States of America providing Nebraska tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Nebraska is a state where rich history merges with modern traditions, creating an unforgettable travel experience. Follow in the pioneers footsteps or forge your own path toward adventure. Nebraska’s vast plains range from grassy prairies in the east and rise to meet the Rocky Mountain foothills in the west, and are scattered with small towns, fertile farms and a couple of big cities to satisfy your thirst for urban exploration. Omaha is the largest of these cities and the state’s only riverfront community, resting along the bank of the Missouri River. Omaha showcases the state’s history at the Durham Western Heritage Museum, where artifacts and multimedia presentations trace the state’s development from past to present. Lincoln, the state capital, is home to the State Capitol Building and historic Haymarket District, a haven for shoppers and hungry diners. The eastern portion of the state offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy such attractions as the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneers in Grand Island, and Wood River’s Crane Meadows. In North Platte in the Sand Hills region of Nebraska, locals and visitors alike have a ball at the annual NEBRASKAland Days held each June.

Nebraska’s communities are traditionally focused on the family, and this is what makes the state a perfect place to experience family fun adventures. For an exciting day at the zoo, check out Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha and don’t miss the Skyfari tram which gives visitors an incredible tour and views from the air. The Doorly Zoo is also home to the world’s largest indoor desert, a fascinating nocturnal exhibit, an IMAX theater, innovative primate habitats, an enormous aquarium (71,000 square feet!), and the innovative hands-on Expedition Madagascar exhibition. At the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, kids can interact firsthand with animals and nature at the butterfly pavilion, camel dock, petting zoo and animal encounter exhibits. Hop aboard the ZOO train for a grand tour of the grounds.

Ashland is a short drive from both Omaha and Lincoln and offers a variety of relaxing activities. The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari is a good place to start your adventure.  The park covers 440 acres and gives visitors a chance to encounter wildlife up close and in their natural habitats.  The Strategic Air & Space Museum provides the chance to observe retired military craft, learn about space exploration and try out your pilot skills in the exciting flight simulator. Children of all ages will love the International Play Station and Dreamers Gallery for a fun and educational experience. Stay in a cabin at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park along the banks of the Platte River and enjoy all the recreational activities your family can handle.


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