Nebraska Travel Guide

Situated on the Great Plains of the United States of America, the Midwest state of Nebraska features a slow-paced American country atmosphere. Nebraska was formerly part of the Great American Desert and its tourism slogan is actually ‘where the west begins.’ The state is now known for its farming and agriculture industries but also has a few attractions to woo visitors with.

Lincoln is the capital of Nebraska and is the second-most populated city in the state. It was named after Abraham Lincoln, the former US president who was assassinated in 1867. Situated in the southeast of the state on the gentle rolling hills near the well-known Salt Creek, Lincoln is a fairly typical mid-sized American city. With many sports centers, art galleries, museums and home to the Nebraska State University, there is much to see and enjoy.

The weather in Nebraska varies, with a humid climate in the east and semi-arid desert heat in the western half of the state. Snow fall across the entire state in the winter months is between 25 and 35 inches. With a distinct seasonal climate many varied plants and wildlife are in abundance throughout the state’s many national parks.

The largest and most populated city in Nebraska is Omaha, which has a great range of cultural and recreational sports activities. Positioned on the famous Missouri river, the city has grown from there since the 1880s when it was a main transportation hub of America. The city was known as the ‘gateway to the west.’

Nebraska has a rich fossil history, which is shown off at the state’s many museums and historical parks. An abundance of prehistoric finds in Nebraska’s west were made over the last 100 years including some of the world’s best-found specimens. Many visitors come to Nebraska just for the unique opportunity to view these amazing discoveries.

The state is famous for Kool-Aid, which was created by Edwin Perkins in 1927. The popular soft drink has become the official beverage for Nebraska. The state also boasts an exact replica of the famous Stonehenge wonder from England made out of cars, which has been appropriately named ‘carhenge.’