Nebraska

Travel Guide
Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum showing interior views and aircraft
Experience the U.S. at its most welcoming in classically American cities and vast prairies capturing the nation’s pioneering frontier spirit.

Nebraska is a state shaped by pioneers seeking a life for themselves on the far-flung frontier of a new nation. Today it is a place that prides itself on its hospitality, culturally active cities and engaging historical sites. Embrace the freedom of Nebraska’s vast prairies and soak up the atmosphere of its bustling and artistic cities.

The first pioneers to Nebraska were prehistoric American Indians, who arrived about 10,000 years ago. Different waves of colonists moved into the land from the 18th century onward. Discover pockets of Czech, Danish and Irish culture throughout the state from the waves of European settlers that arrived in the 1800s.

Learn about the story of the state in the Harold Warp Pioneer Village. This popular attraction features 12 historic buildings, including an old country church and a traditional general store. View displays dedicated to transportation and weaponry.

Relax in charming Omaha, Nebraska’s commercial and cultural center. The Joslyn Art Museum is one of the Midwest’s finest galleries and features a global array of paintings by artists such as Titian, Monet and Renoir. The Durham Museum and the Union Pacific Railroad Museum across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa, cover numerous topics using interactive exhibits.

Stop in the capital, Lincoln, for eye-catching landmarks and family attractions. The massive State Capitol was built in the 1920s. Its central tower rises to an octagonal top with a large copper dome reaching 400 feet (120 meters) above the city. Lincoln also has a children’s zoo, sunken gardens and several museums.

Experience prairie farming life in agricultural attractions. Wessels Living History Farm features historic constructions such as a red, timber-frame barn and an old schoolhouse. Head to Arbor Day Farm, a national historic landmark, for seasonal activities and a ride through the grounds.

Fly into Omaha, on Nebraska’s eastern border. Drive across sweeping plains covering the center of the state. Visit Nebraska in summer for sunny days in the fields and longer opening hours in museums and heritage sites.

Where to stay in Nebraska

Downtown Omaha featuring modern architecture, night scenes and a city

Downtown Omaha

4/5(1,476 area reviews)

Explore the historic core of Omaha, where you'll find the Old Market Historic District, offering boutique shops, dining, and cultural activities. Don't miss the Orpheum Theater and Omaha Children's Museum nearby.

Downtown Omaha
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West Omaha

4/5(172 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the golf courses and sporting events in West Omaha. You might want to make time for a stop at Boys Town Visitors Center or Village Pointe Shopping Center.

West Omaha
Old Market which includes signage as well as an individual femail

Old Market

Old Market is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, a top place to visit in the area.

Old Market
Lincoln featuring railway items

Downtown Lincoln

4.5/5(534 area reviews)

Downtown Lincoln is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Lied Center and Pinnacle Bank Arena while in the area.

Downtown Lincoln