Top 5 Places to Visit in Nebraska
1. Omaha – A charming, atmospheric, and very hospitable place, Omaha is the most populated city in Nebraska. A visit to the historic city of Omaha will instantly send you back in time, where the streets surrounding the Old Market are still made from brick and horse-drawn carriages will take you on this journey through the centuries. Summertime farmer’s market in Omaha also worth a visit, while culture attractions can be found almost behind every corner including the Joslyn Art Museum, the amazing views from the Gene Leahy Mall, the many green spaces in downtown Omaha, and more.
2. Lincoln – Lincoln is the capital city of the state of Nebraska and one of the busiest, most dynamic, and interesting places in the state. The capitol building in Lincoln is definitely a must-visit for every tourist and it is even better than guided tours are available a few times a day in this beautiful art deco building. The cherry on the top of the tour is visiting the 14th-floor observation deck that offers some stunning views of the city. The biggest sporting events in Lincoln are available thanks to the University of Nebraska located in the city and most commonly hosted at the Memorial Stadium.
3. Scotts Bluff National Monument – For all tourists travelling through the Western States, Scotts Bluff National Monument is an important landmark worth your attention and time. The landmark is actually a collection of a few bluffs rising dramatically from the flat landscape around. Seeing the bluffs from different angles is possible through the several hiking trails winding through the area, the most popular of them being the Overlooks Trail.
4. The Archway – Better known as simply the Archway, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument is located just outside the city of Kearney and stretches over the busy Interstate 80. The Archway is the living memory that honours the difficulties of the Western Expansion. Heading in this direction, do not miss to visit the museum to the monument and start a self-guided audio tour to learn more about the history of this place, including the Mormon Trail, the pioneers along the Oregon Trail, and find out why people were so eager to travel through to California.
5. Fort Robinson State Park – Fort Robinson State Park is located in the far eastern part of the state of Nebraska and offers an exciting journey through history and scenery of the Old West. During the late 19th century the park was used as a military outpost. The best way of exploring this vast park is by a horse-drawn carriage or by horse riding, then make sure to spend a couple of hours in the amazing Trailside Museum, and head back outdoors to spot the longhorn and buffalo herds.