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About Nebraska

Nebraska is also known as the Cornhusker State, after a nickname given to the University of Nebraska athletics team. The term 'cornhuskers' comes from the method of harvesting corn by hand, which was common in Nebraska before the invention of husking machinery.

The state capital of Nebraska is Lincoln.

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States neighbouring Nebraska: Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.


To appreciate the towering Nebraska State Capitol Building, you'll have to go inside.

The floor, of inlaid Italian and Belgian marble, is designed to look like a Native American blanket. You can also get a good view of Nebraska's capital city from the 14th floor.

The history of the Plains Indians is well presented at the Museum of Nebraska History, and you can also visit the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Where to Stay in Lincoln

Country Inn Suites Lincoln

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Country Inn Suites Lincoln: 5353 North 27 Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

With its charming decor and comfortable amenities, the Lincoln Country Inn Suites provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Start the day off right with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast featuring waffles, hard-boiled eggs, bagels, breads, muffins, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea and other choices.

Guests at the Country Inn Suites Lincoln can relax in the heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness centre.

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Around Nebraska

The name Nebraska comes from a Siouan expression for flat water, a reference to the Platte River.

The Nebraska State Historical Society operates a state-wide network of historical sites and museums.

A statewide travel adventure program encouraging travellers to visit Nebraska museums, libraries, parks, and other historical points of interest in order to win participation prizes along the way has been launched under the banner Wander Nebraska.

Visit Nebraska

There seven distinct regions for Nebraska Visitors to enjoy.


Arts, culture, food and nightlife, Metro Nebraska is the place to experience Nebraska's vibrant urban scene.

Nebraska Sandhills

Home to the Niobrara National Scenic River, the visual landscape and ecological diversity create a natural getaway in Nebraska Sandhills.

NNortheast Nebraska

Quaint towns dot the landscape and history runs deep in Northeast Nebraska; as if taking a cue from the Missouri River.

Northwest Nebraska

It's truly wild in Northwest Nebraska. Rugged bluffs rise from the land, turning wide-open spaces into national treasures.

South Central Nebraska

Follow the trails, South Central Nebraska is full of them. Just be sure to look up for the iconic Archway and in spring, the sandhill crane migration.

Southeast Nebraska

Explore bluffs and caves carved by the Missouri River and the delights of Nebraska’s capital city in Southeast Nebraska.

Southwest Nebraska

Head west. It's what the pioneers did and you can too, for frontier lore, railroad history and wide-open spaces in Southwest Nebraska.

Nebraska Attractions

Most of Nebraska's main attractions are in the Platte river valley, and mark the pioneers' westward route along the Oregon and Mormon trails, as well as the Pony Express and Union Pacific Railroad.

Chimney Rock

Designated the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, the 45 metre Chimney Rock sandstone spire, near Bayard, was an important landmark for early settlers travelling west across Nebraska on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails; a true symbol of the great western migration.

Fort Robinson

From Crazy Horse to the cavalry to the K-9 Corps, Crawford's Fort Robinson played host to them all. Experience the long and varied history of this outpost on the Plains at the Fort Robinson Military Museum.

Lake McConaughy

Although most of Nebraska is used for agriculture you can always hit the beach at Lake McConaughy, near Ogallala. The 100 miles of sandy white beaches attracts windsurfers and trout fisher folk.

Listed on the Top 100 Family Places to Fish and Boat in the United States, Lake McConaughy is Nebraska's biggest lake and the largest reservoir in a three state region.

Pioneer Village

Testament to 150 years of American change, the Harold Warp Pioneer Village complex in Minden is comprised of 28 buildings on 20 acres housing over 50,000 irreplaceable items of historical value; restored to operating order and arranged in the chronological order of their development.

Historic buildings, a Frontier Fort, Pony Express Station, Iron Horse, and a home made of sod are some of the items to discover.

Pony Express Station

Of the few Pony Express Stations remaining in existence, two are located in Gothenburg. The Pony Express Station in Gothenburg's Ehmen Park is a main attraction for tourists.


The largest city in Nebraska is named after the Omaha people. The community developed as a supplies depot for overland wagon trains heading west, and prospered even more when it became a terminus on the Union Pacific Railroad.

Mormon migrants sheltered in Omaha during the winter of 1846-1847.

A stop on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Omaha is known for its pioneer history, museums and cultural centers.

Oregon Trail

Scotts Bluff National Monument, near Gering, and Fort Kearny State Historical Park, near Kearney are both important landmarks in the Nebraska part of the Oregon National Historic Trail.

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