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Take in the blooming flowers or enjoy an outdoor festival. But dress warm – it’s still a little chilly.

Get outside and explore our state parks – and don’t forget to bring your swimsuit.

Pack layers to enjoy fiery fall foliage, hayrack rides and visits to the pumpkin patch.

Bundle up and enjoy winter sports like ice fishing, cross-country skiing and ice skating.


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It’s truly wild out here: Rugged bluffs rise from the land, turning wide-open spaces into national treasures.

Home to the Niobrara National Scenic River, this region’s diverse landscape creates a natural getaway.

Head west: It’s what the pioneers did and you can too, for frontier lore, railroad history and wide-open spaces.

Follow the trails — this region is full of them — and look for the iconic Archway and spring’s sandhill crane migration.




Quaint towns dot the landscape and history runs deep, as if taking a cue from the Missouri River.

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

Arts, culture, food, nightlife: The Metro area is the place to experience Nebraska’s vibrant urban scene.

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On behalf of all Nebraskans, I invite you to explore the beauty and history of the Cornhusker State. Nebraska has been the home of great Americans such as Buffalo Bill, Chief Standing Bear, Willa Cather and Johnny Carson. We have a rich culture, productive farmland and friendly, hospitable people. Whether you take a river float trip through the Sandhills or crisscross the state on our scenic byways, Nebraska is a destination full of exciting places to explore. Adventure can be found in every corner of Nebraska at more than 70 State Parks/ Recreation Areas. See the state’s tallest waterfall at Smith Falls State Park or stay overnight in a teepee at Platte River State Park. As a spacious state with plenty of wide-open spaces, Nebraska is truly an outdoor playground waiting for you. Bike the Cowboy Trail or take a swim at the sandy beaches of Lake McConaughy. You can also immerse yourself in Nebraska’s past by visiting our State Historical Parks such as Fort Robinson, the frontier outpost where Crazy Horse spent his final days. When you get hungry, enjoy beef fresh from Nebraska ranches at steakhouses all across the state. Or take your tastebuds for a trip around the world in Omaha. Feast on Indian cuisine at Jaipur, return to the great regional culinary heritage of France at Le Voltaire and so much more! I’m confident you will enjoy all that our state has to offer. Whether you’re fishing one of our many lakes, sipping a beverage at a brewery or winery or taking in our stunning sunsets while cruising the countryside, we can’t wait for you to discover Nebraska’s unexpected treasures. Nebraska may not be for everyone, but for those willing to seek out its hidden gems, our state offers plenty of fun and excitement. Sincerely, Governor Pete Ricketts


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Diana Dejonge The Official 2022 Not-At-All What You Thought State Travel Guide is a publication of the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Contents and design ©2022, all rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy of the information in this guide as of press time (12/21). However, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Miles Partnership assume no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. The Official 2022 Not-At-All What You Thought State Travel Guide is published by Miles Partnership for the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The NTC and Miles make no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding the suitability, quality or availability of any goods or services advertised or listed in this publication. Listings and advertisements are provided by the subject companies, and the NTC and Miles shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracy, omission or infringement of any third party’s rights therein, or for personal injury or any other damage or injury whatsoever. Miles would like to sincerely thank the Nebraska Tourism Commission and its tourism industry partners for supplying images for the guide, including: Adriana Lopez Gallego, Alchemy, Arbor Day Farm, Bakers B&B, Balcony House Bed & Breakfast, Bean Broker Coffee House, Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch, Box Butte Development Corporation, Boxicanyon Company, Buck Christensen, Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn, The Cabin at Honey Creek, Cassie Condon, Columbus Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Comstock Premier Lodge, Cut Spike Distillery, Deposit Photos, Downtown Lincoln Association, Gallery 92 West, Graduate Lincoln, The Halstead House, Historic Haymarket District, Justin Haag, Kimberly Creek Retreat, The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, Kinkaider Bed & Beer, Kitchen Table, Lazlo’s, Lazy RW Distillery, Lucky Beef Jerky, Mark Ferrari Specialty Coffees, McNeil House Bed & Brew, Megan Dalton Gifford, National Willa Cather Center, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraskaland Magazine / Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, The Nite Owl / Jacob Greve, Niobrara Lodge, Norfolk Lodge & Suites at Divots Conference Center, Okra African Grill / Ariel Panowicz, Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge, Ortello Dale, Our Heritage Guest Ranch, Ponca Tribal Museum, Potters Sundry, The Prairie Club, Prairie River Honey Farm, Rabbit Hole Bakery, Scratchtown Brewing Company, Slattery Vintage Estates, Steeple Brewing Co., Ted & Wally’s, Visit Omaha, Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast.

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A sampling of our favorite annual events, celebrating everything from dancing chickens to fried cattle cojones.



Pack up your misconceptions: It’s time you discovered all there is to discover about Nebraska.


Roll up your sleeves: We’re headed to some of the state’s finest guest ranches, farms and local markets.

32 OUTDOORS If you packed for flat and boring, you’ll be sorry. Waterfalls, scenic rivers and moon-lit hikes await.


In Nebraska, family fun can happen anywhere — from pioneer trails to fossil beds to family fun parks.

Nine byways. 100% scenic. And 100% ready for you to follow them wherever you want in the state.



Take a foodie’s road trip through Nebraska. Warning: Tender steak, just-picked veggies and chocolate cake ahead.

You’ll discover some pretty stellar vantage points across Nebraska, including this one featured on the cover: the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Suspended over the Missouri River on the east side of Omaha, “Bob the Bridge” gives visitors awe-inspiring views of Omaha’s skyline and the river. The 3,000-foot bridge is connected to more than 150 miles of trails, making it popular for walking and biking. Cover photo courtesy of Buck Christensen













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These events are a sampling of some of Nebraska’s quirkiest and most beloved annual traditions. Always check with event sponsors before finalizing your travel plans as dates and event details can change.


Groundhog Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day

Toast Nebraska Wine Festival

This small village celebrates Groundhog Day unlike anywhere else with a parade, crafts fair, food and more.

An Irish heritage celebration, complete with green beer and Irish dancers, in the town of O’Neill, “Nebraska’s Irish Capital.”

A celebration of Nebraska wines! Tastings of 100-plus delicious wines paired with live music, educational sessions, shopping, food and yard games.



Bull Bash Valentine

For one day, bull, heifer and commercial exhibitors cover Main Street. Additional activities include the Running with the Bulls 5K, wine tasting, vendor show and quilt show.

Omaha Fashion Week

Those willing to brave the cold race down the Middle Loup River in horse tanks for out-of-the-ordinary winter fun.

The Midwest’s premier fashion event is a glamorous red-carpet occasion that showcases the work of 65-plus designers each year.


Renaissance Festival Papillion

Full-contact jousting, dozens of costumed characters and many more one-of-a-kind artisans await at Nebraska’s largest renaissance faire.



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Celebrate at events statewide or mark the tree planter’s holiday with plantings, tours, shopping and activities where it all began in Nebraska City.


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Sidney Gold Rush Days Sidney

Wagon rides, quick-draw competitions, craftsmen demonstrations and more display the history of the Sidney to Deadwood Gold Rush Trail.



Falls City Hot Air Balloon Festival Falls City

Watch as hot air balloons lift off and stay until dusk for the balloon glow. Also enjoy live music, food and fun.

NEBRASKAland DAYS North Platte

Cowboy culture and top country music stars await you at this North Platte festival, one of the biggest parties in the state.

Lincoln Arts Festival Lincoln

Welcoming artists and art enthusiasts, this two-day event showcases artists from across the country with art demonstrations, live performances and more.

Omaha Freedom Festival Omaha

Celebrate the Juneteenth holiday with this festival providing educational opportunities, family activities, local artists and live music.



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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Great American Comedy Festival Norfolk

Some of the nation’s greatest comedic talents gather to pay tribute to the legacy of Norfolk’s favorite son, Johnny Carson.

Star City Pride Parade & Festival Lincoln

Celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community during this event that includes live entertainment, guest speakers, vendors and a parade.

Testicle Festival Ashland

On Father’s Day weekend, thousands gather for Rocky Mountain oysters, live music and a ball-eating contest.

College World Series Omaha

Fans flood Omaha for 12 days of America’s greatest pastime, with music and beer gardens surrounding the stadium.


An odd bird of a festival, but even more fun than the chicken dance. Previous years have featured egg tosses, rubber-chicken chucks and more.

Nebraska Star Party Valentine

One of the nation’s premier stargazing events, held under the dark skies of Nebraska’s beautiful Sandhills.


Nebraska’s premier hot air balloon festival. Experience glow balloons, amazing hot air experiences and more. North Loup

Kool-Aid Days

Experience classic rodeo events such as Saddle Broncs, the wild and woolly action of the Wild Horse Race and Canadian Chuck Wagon Races.

Kool-Aid was invented here over 90 years ago. Celebrate with live music, fireworks, Kardboard Boat Races and a Kool-Aid drinking contest.

Kites & Castles Ogallala

Enjoy kite-flying and sandcastlebuilding at Lake McConaughy’s Premier “fun in the sun” event.

Fur Trade Days Chadron

A historic celebration of buckskinners, traders and Native Americans, this multi-day event pays tribute to the town’s key role in the fur trade.

Oregon Trail Days Gering

Oregon Trail Days is the oldest celebration in Nebraska. The event boasts everything from parades to concerts to an international food fair.

Omaha Holiday Lights Festival

Ogallala citizens come together in tradition to celebrate their colorful past with bands, live entertainment, dancing and a diverse array of local talents.

Starting with a Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony and ending with New Year’s Eve fireworks, downtown Omaha captures the holiday spirit with a full season of festive, familyfriendly activities.


Heritage Days




Join thousands of spectators to watch this 55-mile open-road race through the scenic Nebraska Sandhills or watch the burnout contest, a crowd favorite.

Midwest Pirate Festival Papillion

Nebraska’s largest Pirate Festival brings all the pirates, wenches, scallywags, first mates and the like together for treasure hunts, parades and delicious food.

Rail Days North Platte

Experience incredible railroad heritage at the home of the world’s largest rail classification yard with activities, tours and exhibits.

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WJ Ranch Cowboy Christmas Fordyce

Experience Christmas on the ranch with buggy and pony rides, Model T rides, trick-roping shows, kids crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.


McCook’s largest annual celebration features a weekend of activities for the whole family, from entertainment in the park to the Heritage Days Parade.

Chimney Rock Pioneer Days Bayard

This annual event has roots dating back to the 1940s and celebrates Bayard’s pioneer heritage.

AppleJack Festival Nebraska City

Apple pie, apple cider, apple donuts, caramel apples and all things apple are found here, as well as craft fairs, a parade, classic car show and carnival.

DECEMBER SantaLand Creighton

View this small town decked out in lights and holiday decorations. Visitors can stop into Santa’s Workshop and see Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread House.

Zoo Lights Lincoln

The Lincoln Children’s Zoo transforms into a holiday display with lit animal silhouettes, holiday train rides, a tree canopy light walk and more.

Christmas at the Cody’s North Platte

Sandhills Open Road Challenge Arnold


Summer Indian Rendezvous

Old West Balloon Fest & National Hot Air Balloon Competition

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

Classic Car lovers unite at this multiday event featuring Show & Shine events, drag races, the annual Cruise Nite Parade and more.

Residents perform the Christmas story under the illumination of over 12,000 bulbs adorning the courthouse and the square.

More than 100 emerging bands and solo artists perform at venues around downtown Lincoln for one music-filled weekend.

All-you-can-eat free popcorn is paired with a weekend full of games, carnivals, a parade and the crowning of the Popcorn Queen.


The annual Junk Jaunt – like a flea market – spans nearly 500 miles of garage sales, collectibles, antiques, vintage items and quirky finds.

Nebraska celebrates its culture, traditions, talent, products and people at the state fair.

Seward, “Nebraska’s Official 4th of July City,” puts on one of the top small-town celebrations in the nation.

Kearney Cruise Nite

Light of the World Pageant

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Lincoln Calling

Grand Island


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Fourth of July Celebration Seward


The Wayne Chicken Show

OCTOBER Harvest Moon Fall Festival Chadron

Sample and judge entries in the chili, salsa and/or pie contests or enjoy the haunted maze, live performances and 80 vendors on-site.

Crete’s Great Pumpkin Festival Crete

Previous years have featured scarecrow and pumpkin competitions, pumpkin-carving demos, carnival games, live entertainment and the Great Pumpkin Giveaway.

Enjoy caroling, horse-drawn rides, hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts on the grounds of Buffalo Bill’s decorated Victorian mansion.

Christmas Past & Present Grand Island

Among the historic buildings of the Stuhr Museum’s 1890s railroad town, view the Fantasy of Trees exhibit and enjoy cookies, DIY craft stations, holiday shopping and visits with Santa.

HallowFest Ponca

Haunted hayrack rides, campsiteand cabin-decorating contests, a pumpkin roll and pumpkin carving all turn Ponca State Park into a Halloween extravaganza.




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Discover the fascinating history of Omaha and the surrounding region at the Durham Museum. Play a round of 18 with stunning views of Lake McConaughy as your backdrop at Brule’s Bayside Golf Club. Visit Indian Cave State Park to see living history demonstrations in the restored ghost town St. Deroin. Or, plan your visit in the fall to enjoy Haunted Hollow events and spectacular vistas of fall foliage.




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TOWN & COUNTRY TO-DOS FOR EVERYONE Learn about the heritage and culture of the Ponca Tribe as you browse artifacts at the Ponca Tribal Museum in Niobrara. In Lincoln, spend the day exploring the antique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and hip nightlife spots of the Historic Haymarket District.


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EVERY STOP IS A SHOW-STOPPER Pack your bags, load up the kiddos and hit the road for the ultimate Nebraska family road trip. Throughout the state, you’ll find fun centers, landmarks, historic sites, museums and activities for all ages. No matter your interests, exciting adventures await your family in Nebraska.

BUFFALO BILL RANCH STATE HISTORICAL PARK NORTH PLATTE Come explore the home of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park in North Platte. Take a tour of the restored house and barn to see Buffalo Bill memorabilia and artifacts on display. THE GOLDEN SPIKE TOWER NORTH PLATTE Climb to the top of North Platte’s Golden Spike Tower and see Bailey Yard, the world’s largest classification rail yard, in action, where over 150 trains are processed daily.





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BIGFOOT CROSSROADS OF AMERICA MUSEUM HASTINGS Search for Sasquatch in Hastings at the Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum, devoted to the great quest of discovering Bigfoot. FRED G. DALE PLANETARIUM WAYNE



Visit Wayne State College’s campus to see constellations and learn about the current night sky at the Fred G. Dale Planetarium in Wayne. Plus, the planetarium features laser light shows throughout the summer.

Beat the summer heat with six acres of water park fun at Island Oasis Water Park in Grand Island. With a wave pool, a 750-foot lazy river and six-story, high-speed slides, water lovers and thrill seekers alike will love this park. THE ARCHWAY KEARNEY BUFFALO BILL RANCH STATE HISTORICAL PARK, NORTH PLATTE

Follow in the footsteps of pioneers at The Archway in Kearney. This historical exhibit allows you to explore the path settlers took on the Oregon Trail.


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VISIT A ZOO VARIOUS CITIES With more than 400 animals and hands-on experiences like giraffe-feeding, adults and kids alike will love the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Touch stingrays, explore North America’s largest indoor rain forest and walk through a shark tunnel at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Visit Scottsbluff’s Riverside Discovery Center to see zebras, grizzly bears, chimpanzees and more along the North Platte River. TANKING VARIOUS CITIES Ready for a unique Nebraska adventure? Try tanking. You and your crew can leisurely float down a river and take in the spectacular Nebraska scenery all from inside a stock tank. You’ll find tanking opportunities across the state, including the Middle Loup River with Glidden Canoe in Mullen or the Cedar River with Crazy Rayz Tanking in Spalding. TANKING, MIDDLE LOUP RIVER Find out more at



5 WAYS TO FAMILY FUN From pioneer history that might even be educational (shh – don’t tell the kids!) to rollicking cowboy life, splash-tastic water parks and immersive museums, Nebraska offers something for every kind of kid – and fun-loving adults. Start with these five attractions and activities for a family-sized sampler across the state.



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Explore the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, a temporary settlement for Latter-day Saint pioneers as they moved west. Chimney Rock National Historic Site in Bayard protects a rock formation so perfectly pointy, it appears to be “Towering to the Heavens.” Stop by the visitor center and museum for hands-on exhibits on the great migration west. At the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, discover collections of Native American and Old West memorabilia, teepee replicas, bison that lived and grazed on the land, train cars from the 1800s and more.




Traveling with a little cowboy or cowgirl? Nebraska is full of Old West fun. Learn the storied history of the Pony Express mail carriers at Gothenburg’s Pony Express Station. You’re in for an Old West shootout and show at Crystal Palace Saloon, resurrecting the days when Ogallala was a rough-andtumble town full of cowhands, cattle barons and drifters. Visit an old cowboy cemetery in Ogallala. Cowboys and criminals alike who passed on during the Texas Trail cattle drive era of the 1870s were buried with their boots on at Boot Hill Cemetery.




Nebraska fun centers and water parks are perfect for visiting families. With an inclusive and accessible playground and splash pad, kids will love Embrace Park in Norfolk. Plus, you can bring lunch and have a picnic in the park’s shaded picnic area. Papillion’s Papio Fun Park is the ultimate fun center with laser tag, batting cages, go-karts, minigolf and an arcade. Looking for more water park fun? Head to Pawnee Plunge in Columbus for four large water slides, a lazy river, splash pad and even a surf simulator.

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Explore the history of the Nebraska prairie, from Oregon Trail pioneers to farming tools, at Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering. Browse an incredible collection of aircraft and spacecraft at Ashland’s Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum. Plus, you can explore exhibits on courageous American fighter pilots and the crafts they flew during WWII and other conflicts. From antique cars to firearms, discover over 50,000 artifacts dating back to the 1830s at Harold Warp Pioneer Village in Minden.





We asked locals to share the Nebraska experiences they love most. Now go turn this insider info into your next Nebraska vacation! What is your best Nebraska road trip memory?

We just took my 3-year-old to Pioneer Village and then we stayed in a hotel in Kearney and visited The Archway and Nebraska Firefighters Museum. He keeps asking to go back to Kearney and pretends we are in Kearney all of the time now!” -Jessica Mitchell





See the captivating ecological “snapshots” at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park in Royal. Stop by the Hubbard Rhino Barn fossil bed to ask paleontologists about their work and the site’s discoveries. Visit a modern archaeological excavation site at HudsonMeng Education and Research Center in Harrison, the site of the largest extinct bison bone bed in the world. About an hour away, you can take a guided hike and browse the exhibits at the Agate Fossil Beds. This national monument preserves the history of the region, from Miocene Epoch fossil discoveries to Native American culture.

Nebraska is full of fun and hidden gems. In North Platte, Fort Cody Trading Post has been a muststop since the mid 1960s . . . my grandparents, my parents, my kids all have had our pictures taken at this iconic fun tourist place. Hope it never changes . . . it has given my family plenty of awesome memories. Within a month I’ll be driving through Nebraska again . . . guaranteed a stop at Fort Cody.” -Denise Hunt-Middleswart

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Located in Lincoln’s Looking for historic historic Haymarket accommodations? District, the 231-room Stay in former Graduate Lincoln puts soldiers’ quarters you in the heart of the at Fort Robinson city. The hotel offers State Park near vibrant community Crawford. Teeming spaces and fantastic with Old West history on-site amenities like and Pine Ridge the TopGolf Swing scenery, a visit to Suite. Plus, kids will Fort Robinson is an love the vintage pinball outdoor adventure and arcade games. you won’t forget. 18

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Valentine’s Niobrara Lodge is the perfect home base for your Sandhills adventures. Located near some of the area’s best hiking, canoeing, hunting and fishing opportunities, the Niobrara Lodge offers 61 comfortable guest rooms, an indoor pool and backyard patio prime for grilling.

With mini golf, an All aboard! Stay indoor pool and in one of 10 Union easy access to the Pacific cabooses Cowboy Trail, refurbished into cabins families will love at this recreation area this Norfolk spot. in Waterloo. The cabins Plus, parents make for a unique will enjoy access home base as you to Divots Brewery enjoy the park’s various on-site for houseoutdoor offerings, crafted selections like picnicking, such as the Corduroy stargazing and Ninja brown ale. bird watching.

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NEBRASKA IS HOME TO EXCELLENT FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATIONS. When choosing the best stay for your family’s trip, consider these intergenerational lodging options that include historic stays, non-stop fun centers and unique hotels near some of the state’s biggest attractions.

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HEAPING HELPINGS OF FOOD, DRINK, ETC. Nebraska is full of must-try restaurants, but if you’re looking for a progressive night out on the town, there are no better spots than Omaha’s Old Market District and Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District. These historic districts in the state’s two most populous cities offer all kinds of delicious cuisines — from French comfort food to brewpub bites — and nightlife opportunities you won’t want to miss.




Visit The Berry & Rye cocktail lounge to enjoy experimental craft concoctions. Each drink is made using house bitters, sodas and syrups, as well as ice from a reverse osmosis water system.

Dine on rural Frenchinspired cuisine at Le Bouillon. Sample unique French comfort foods such as duck frites and chicken & crêpes, as well as caviar, oysters and other raw bar favorites.

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LAZLO'S HAYMARKET Start your night at Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill for bar-food favorites and house-brewed lagers and ales from Empyrean Brewing Co. We suggest the Third Stone brown, Super Nova Summer Fest and Long Route peanut butter porter.

THE OVEN HAYMARKET Settle in for dinner at The Oven for mouthwatering Northern India-inspired fare. Start with deep-fried shrimp pakoras or chana masala before digging into chicken tikka madras, reshmi kebabs or tandoori shrimp.

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Grab dessert from Rabbit Hole Bakery, where you can indulge your sweet tooth with brownies, tarts, cream puffs, cookies, French macarons and cakes and cheesecakes by the slice.

Head to Alchemy for a nightcap. Try artisan cocktails like the black walnut Manhattan, Amica Mea old fashioned and black bourbon Cin Cin. This cocktail bar also offers seasonal concoctions and dessert drinks.



Stop into Craft Sliders + Beer for, you guessed it, craft sliders and beer. Pair local pints with fabulously delicious sliders, like the classic beef slider, the Al Pastor marinated pork loin slider and the Hang Time teriyaki chicken slider.

Cap your evening with premium homemade ice cream from Ted & Wally’s. This familyowned ice cream shop offers a rotating menu of over a dozen flavors, as well as shakes, malts, sundaes and floats.

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Enjoy classic North Italian recipes, delicious pizzas and a fabulous wine list from Bella Italia in Cozad. Stop by Lincoln’s Pho Factory for authentic Vietnamese fare, like beef stir fry, fried rice and chicken, seafood and tofu pho. Okra African Grill in Omaha offers seasoned tilapia, beef skewers with rice dumplings and other slow-cooked African recipes. If you’re craving Indian cuisine, then head to Taste of India. From chicken and lamb biryani to curry to veggie samosas, this Overton favorite features a wide-ranging menu of authentic plates.



Omaha’s Kitchen Table crafts a locally inspired menu with the likes of pulled pork Reubens, classic grilled cheese sandwiches and breakfast biscuit sandwiches. Steaks, seafood, pasta and gourmet pizza — that’s what you can expect at The Black Crow in Beatrice. Enjoy fresh plates, like the smoked salmon cakes and Nebraska prime rib, at this local-favorite fine-dining stop. Dine at Prairie Plate Restaurant at Lakehouse Farm. This Waverly eatery in a rural lakeside setting uses local, seasonal ingredients, pasture-raised meats and certified-organic farm produce to craft its menu.






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Head to The Mixing Bowl in Gering for homemade donuts, cookies, cinnamon rolls and German pastries. Be sure to pair your treat with a cup from the full coffee bar. The family-run Verdigre Bakery in Verdigre specializes in made-from-scratch treats like donuts, sweet rolls, cakes and a Czech-favorite, kolaches. In downtown McCook, you’ll find Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café. A local favorite since 1957, Sehnert’s offers all kinds of pastries, fritters and donuts — plus, coffee and espresso drinks to match. Home of the Tin Roof Sundae, The Potter Sundry in Potter offers some of the best ice cream and baked goods in all of Nebraska. Sample dozens of flavored popcorns, from caramel tutti frutti, at YORK AquaPop in Wayne. WESSELS LIVINGtoHISTORY FARM,


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Ground beef, onions, cabbage and a secret spice mix all packed in freshly baked bread — that’s a Runza. Find this signature Nebraska sandwich at Runza Restaurant locations across the state. Another local creation is the Frenchee. These deep-fried grilled cheese sandwiches can be found all over, but it’s Don & Millies’ specialty in Omaha, Lincoln and Bellevue. Shop Scotcheroos (think peanut butter Rice Krispies Treats topped with chocolate and butterscotch) at Dragonfly Desserts in Alma. With traditional cream, sea salt and English walnut caramels, Omaha’s Boxicanyon Company has become the state’s premier caramel crafter.

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Nebraska is known for sweet corn and prime-cut beef, but there is even more to the state’s culinary scene. From tasty treats to inventive sandwiches, discover these chef-inspired creations and local favorites.





Using Premium USDA Choice Angus beef, Misty’s Steakhouse & Brewery in Lincoln is famous for its slow-roasted prime rib. If you’re near Valentine, stop into Peppermill Restaurant & E.K. Lounge for aged cuts, like the E.K.V. filet, 20/83 Junction rib eye and the Mulligan sirloin. The Drover in Omaha is one of the state’s most renowned chophouses, with each cut soaked in a secret whiskey marinade recipe. A Red Cloud staple for almost 40 years, The Palace Lounge offers sizzling steaks every night of the week and a prime rib special on Thursdays.


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What's your favorite dish at your favorite Nebraska restaurant? Smoked chocolate cake from Chez Bubba in Goehner. Barbacoa street tacos and chips and queso from the Hoppy Taco in Omaha. Lemon bars and a vanilla latte from Kitts Coffee House in Kearney.” -Lacey Rogers Bourbon-glazed bacon cheeseburger and onion straws at Honey Creek in Waverly. Yeah, there is a burger behind the pile of delicious onion straws.” -Doug Diehm


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B&B (ESPECIALLY BREAKFAST) WHEN YOU STAY AT A NEBRASKA BED AND BREAKFAST, you can expect charmingly comfortable accommodations surrounded by some of the state’s most scenic landscapes. But that’s not all — these stays put an emphasis on breakfast. Each morning, you’ll wake to a fresh, home-cooked meal that will give you all the energy you need to start your day.










Book a night at the You’ll love the Stay at Nebraska Halstead House in country charm at City’s Whispering Arnold. This roomy, Burchell’s White Hill Pines, a Victorian 600-square-foot Farmhouse Restaurant estate surrounded private suite sleeps in Minden. Offering by 100-year-old pine five. The highlight of supper instead of trees and gardens. this stay may be the breakfast, Burchell’s Wake to a delicious morning breakfast. features smoked breakfast (think Scrambled eggs, meats, tasty sides, pecan-crusted French casseroles, pancakes handmade dinner toast and veggie — each morning meal rolls and sweet frittatas — yum!) is a little different, but treats to round out accompanied by fresh equally delicious. your meal. juice and coffee.

Relax in a peaceful, rural setting at this Imperial stop. Then wake up and dig into a mouthwatering homemade breakfast, from fabulous egg plates to fresh baked goods, which can even be brought to your guest room at the Balcony House Bed & Breakfast.

Located within walking distance of historic downtown Fairbury, Grayhouse Inn is a perfect place to stop over. Featuring six guestrooms and three spacious suites, this recently renovated historic home offers a full breakfast each morning.




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HOME-GROWN, HAND-PICKED, HIGH-END Throughout Nebraska, you’ll discover all sorts of local goods and handmade wares. Across the state’s thriving agritourism scene, proud Nebraskans work year-round to bring you edible souvenirs, home decor, self-care goodies and more that are all grown or handcrafted from the land. Get out to local farms and markets to discover these local gems.





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In Grand Island, shop raw honey from Prairie River Honey Farm. The farm’s natural honey comes from hives located on a USDA Pollinator Habitat along the Loup River. This untamed Nebraska prairie provides the bees with a healthy habitat to produce the purest products.

Shop soaps, body and face scrubs, natural deodorant, lotions and more handmade skin products at Prairie Barn in Bennington. Each of the shop’s products are made using all-natural ingredients and essential oils perfect for most skin types.






SIMPLER THYMES FLOWER FARM NORFOLK Head to Norfolk to pick your own flowers and herbs at the Simpler Thymes Flower Farm. This u-pick favorite is located on a farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can expect full blooms from mid-July through September.

RAFTER 7S PAXTON From pepper jellies to fruit syrups, Rafter 7S in Paxton is your onestop shop for locally made jellies, glazes and syrups. Rafter 7S crafts its products the old-fashioned way: first, handpicking the freshest local fruits and peppers; then, handstirring them in small batches. LUCKY BEEF JERKY HOLDREGE

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Holdrege’s Lucky Beef Jerky uses 100% natural USDA Choice Angus and Wagyu beef to craft some of the most popular jerky on the market. Shop a variety of flavors, like original, peppered and teriyaki, or order your very own jerky-making kit.


PREFERRED POPCORN CHAPMAN Preferred Popcorn, in Chapman, uses homegrown corn to make its award-winning popcorn. Online, you can order organic and non-GMO popping kernels or microwave popcorn with flavors like butter, cheese and jalapeño.

Using fresh soy wax and non-toxic fragrance oils, Prairie Girl Candle Company offers eco-friendly, artisan candles. Hand-poured in a barn in southwest Nebraska, these candles can be found in dozens of different fragrances in stores across the state. Find out more at



100% AG-GREEABLE From tours and tastings to horseback riding and working up a sweat on a local ranch, Nebraska offers agritourism experiences your crew will love. Learn more about the unique activities you can enjoy in “The Cornhusker State.”




Sip cocktails made from house spirits and craft beers, like the Pre-Prohibition Lager or Tropic Wonder blonde ale, at Lucky Bucket Brewing Company and Cut Spike Distillery in La Vista. Tours are also available the first Saturday of each month. Plan a tasting at Mac’s Creek Winery & Brewery in Lexington. For only $5 per person, you can sample a combination of five craft beers and wines. In Raymond, visit Windcrest Winery and taste your pick of 15 handcrafted wines, including awardwinning selections like the La Crosse dry white and the full-bodied Crest Red.



Adventure through the Nebraska National Forest on horseback. Located in the Sandhills near Halsey, the forest features three horse campgrounds with easy access to equestrian trails. Trail rides are available at Chadron State Park from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, so you can explore the buttes and canyons of the Pine Ridge in Nebraska’s first state park. Schedule a ride with Dusty Trails in North Platte. This outdoor outfitter offers short and long trail rides through Buffalo Bill’s Scout’s Rest Ranch and along the North Platte River.



Visit one of Nebraska’s local working ranches to experience a day in the life of a rancher. At Rowse’s 1 + 1 Ranch in Burwell, you’ll get the real cowboy experience, learning how to sort, rope and brand cattle, and even driving the herd. Lend a hand in livestock feeding, haying and fixing fences, and learn how ranchers train their horses, when you stay at Crawford’s Our Heritage Guest Ranch. Discover how to run a cattle ranch at Burchard’s Big Blue Ranch and Lodge. Plus, there are some excellent opportunities for fishing, hunting and animal watching here as well.


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Pick your own strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins at Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch in Papillion. This unique farm experience also includes hayrides and a western frontier town that transforms into a ghost town and haunted house each fall. Shop the Apple House Market for farm and vineyard delights, like the famous apple cider, signature wines and seasonal fruits grown at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. Pick your perfect pumpkin at Roca Berry Farm. This Roca pumpkin patch and berry farm has become a popular attraction for families, featuring an ice cream shop, corn maze and kids’ games.




Ready for a North American wildlife adventure? The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari in Ashland is a four-mile, drive-through experience where you’ll spy elk, bison, waterfowl and white-tailed deer. Explore 668 acres of Nebraska’s natural history at Pioneers Park in Lincoln. Walk the trails to see bison, elk, deer and birds of prey on exhibit at the nature center. Take a two-hour tour of Stable Productions Exotic Animal Ranch in Seneca to see all types of wildlife from potbelly pigs and porcupines to zebras and a kangaroo.





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What's your favorite local brewery, distillery or winery? Brush Creek Brewing Company in Atkinson. Very refreshing brews, locally sourced grains and the flatbreads are good too.” -Bryan Farr

Pal’s Brewery in North Platte. Amazing brews, atmosphere, staff and, of course, their pizza!

Vala’s Apple Orchard & Cider Mill. I love that the apples for the hard cider are grown, fermented and fully processed on the farm.

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ALL-WEEKEND WINERIES LOOKING FOR A NOT-SO-ORDINARY PLACE TO STAY? Why not overnight at one of the state’s wineries, breweries or distilleries for a sip-and-stay experience? You’ll find relaxing accommodations across Nebraska with tons of opportunities to sip some of the state’s favorite craft concoctions.













Book a glamping adventure at Nehawka’s Slattery Vintage Estates. Sample wines and charcuterie and stay the night in fully furnished, yurt-style bungalows that overlook the vineyard. Available mid-May through mid-October.

In Plattsmouth, you’ll discover Oak Haven Vineyard & Inn. This countryside vineyard offers a comfortable onebedroom suite, as well as two fully furnished glamping tents. Get away from it all and learn the techniques of wine-making.

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There aren’t many Venture to North Bootleg Brewers better ways to spend Platte’s McNeil Sandhills Brewing Co. a weekend than House Bed & Brew. in Taylor offers lodging at a farmhouse This secluded oneeight-person or sixbrewery and sampling bedroom home person cabins just delicious craft beers features a full kitchen, minutes from some with friends and family. living room and of the state’s best Kinkaider Brewing eating area. Plus, outdoor opportunities. Company’s Bed & Beer complimentary food And of course, you’ll in Broken Bow sleeps and beer vouchers be able to enjoy six to eight guests and to Pals Brewing plenty of the brewery’s is fully stocked with Company are included craft beers on Kinkaider brews. with your stay. your stay.

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Many know Nebraska for its scenic landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities, but some of the state’s best outdoor experiences are sunrise, sunset and dark-sky viewing. From the pinks, oranges and purples that paint the sky at dawn and dusk to the moon and stars illuminating the night sky, you’ll find awe-inspiring, picture-worthy views across Nebraska. Here are a just a few of our favorite spots.







Go camping at Calamus State Recreation Area, where early morning or later afternoon hikes are highlighted with magnificent color. The sun’s reflection off the park’s 5,123-acre lake makes for great photo ops.

Discover stunning views of the Platte River Valley at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Whether you’re taking in the sights from the observation tower or from your balcony or deck at Peter Kiewit Lodge, you’ll have a prime location for sunset or sunrise viewing.

With 612 acres of neverbeen-plowed Nebraska prairie, the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie is an excellent spot for stargazing. Any time of day or night, wander along the trails through native grasses, wildflowers and other flora.


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NIOBRARA STATE PARK NIOBRARA Sitting at the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers, Niobrara State Park is already one of the state’s most spectacular landscapes. But at dusk or dawn, when the sun reflects off the rivers and the sky is alight in various colors, this park is truly a sight to behold. MERRITT RESERVOIR STATE RECREATION AREA VALENTINE


Stop by Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area for some of the nation’s best dark-sky viewing. Located away from major cities in the Sandhills’ Snake River Valley, the reservoir sits far from any light pollution. SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT GERING Explore the geological wonders of Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering. If you’re at the park at dawn or dusk, you might catch Instagram-worthy shots of the monument framed by skies full of color. Hike the North Overlook Trail for more stunning views of the North Platte River Valley. TOADSTOOL GEOLOGICAL PARK AND CAMPGROUND HARRISON Hike through unusual geological formations and fossil deposits at Toadstool Geological Park and Campground. Stay at the campground for even more incredible sunrise, sunset and dark-sky viewing opportunities. INDIAN CAVE STATE PARK SHUBERT


See magnificent vistas of the Missouri River and surrounding forest at Indian Cave State Park. Park observation decks are perfect for sunrise and sunset viewing. Consider visiting in the fall when the forest is aglow with autumn colors. Find out more at



PLAY YOUR WAY Whether you’re an explorer, cyclist, water lover or expert angler, Nebraska offers something for every outdoors person. Explore the state’s countless nature and recreation areas, outdoor spaces and state parks to discover your next adventure.



Hit the water at the state’s largest reservoir at both Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala State Recreation Areas near Ogallala. With 30,000 acres of water, these recreation areas are teeming with water sport possibilities. Just south of North Platte, Lake Maloney State Recreation Area offers fishing, wakeboarding, wildlife viewing and camping year-round. With access to the river, Smith Falls State Park in Valentine attracts water lovers from near and far for its worldclass kayaking, canoeing and tubing opportunities.



A native Sandhills prairie full of lakes and marshes, the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge near Valentine is Nebraska’s premier ice fishing destination. Head to Ponca and visit Ponca State Park for a handful of winter activities like ice fishing, sledding, cross-country skiing and a popular snowman-building contest. Near Bellevue, explore the 2,100-acre Fontenelle Forest. This National Natural Landmark boasts 24 miles of trails that are perfect for snowshoeing.




With 80 miles of marked trails, Pine Ridge National Recreation Area near Chadron is a dream come true for hikers and bikers. The Cowboy Trail stretches 195 miles from Norfolk to Valentine, one of the nation’s largest Rails-toTrails developments. Hop on for a leisurely stroll or bike ride, or push yourself for a long-distance challenge. Bike through almost 100 miles of canyons, tree groves and native Nebraska grasslands at Potter’s Pasture Mountain Biking Trails near Brady.


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Fish northern pike, channel catfish, largemouth bass and walleye, among other species, at Valley County’s Davis Creek. Ellsworth’s Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge offers multiple Sandhill lakes prime for anglers. Yellow perch, bluegill, largemouth bass and carp are common species found here. With a 1,600-acre lake, you’ll find some of the best fishing in all of Nebraska at the Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area in Dawes County.




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Wildlife watchers from near and far travel to Nebraska each year to see the various animals native to the state. Head to Gibbon’s Rowe Sanctuary or Crane Trust Nature Center in Wood River to witness the sandhill crane migration in March and April. From winter to spring, you can flock to western Nebraska to see American bald eagles. Try the Bald Eagle Viewing Center at Lake Ogallala. Head to McCook in the spring to watch prairie chickens strut on their lek with Prairie Chicken Dance Tours.

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What's your favorite park or recreation area? Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park is a favorite in central Nebraska. Beautiful grounds and great events. -Kristina Foth Our family fell in love with Chadron State Park this summer, and we adore Buffalo Bill’s Recreational Area in North Platte, but one of our favorite summer vacations is tubing the Niobrara River and Smith Falls State Park! -Cassie Condon

Memphis State Recreational Area — it’s mostly primitive, but about two years ago, they put in 19 electric campsites. We usually park facing the lake and use our generator when we need electricity. It’s awesome! -Gwen Haddox Groenjes

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE EXTENDED ADVENTURE, here are five nontraditional ways to overnight in the great outdoors. You’ll be able to get back to nature…but with accommodations that are a little more comfortable.














Stay along the South Platte River with South Platte Cabins & Kennels. Each morning, stop by the AmericInn for complimentary breakfast before heading out for a day of adventure. The area offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities. 36



Kimberly Creek Choose your Retreat offers some preferred camping of the most unique style — from vintage, stays in all of modern and glamping Nebraska, from cabins to teepees — spacious domes to at Platte River rustic wood cabins. The State Park. Use retreat features trails your cabin as a and picnic areas. Plus, home base for Mahoney and Platte all kinds of outdoor River State Parks are rec opportunities both just short found throughout drives away. the park.

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Looking for a Stay in an farmhouse getaway? 1890s-style cabin in Try the Buffalo Peru at The Cabin at Creek Valley Honey Creek. Located Bunkhouse in on the grounds of Gothenburg. This historic Honey Creek rustic stay sleeps School, this cabin is a six and includes a perfect way to unplug kitchenette and full and get back to nature. bath. Plus, the ranch’s Whip up some grilled Nebraska prairie goods over the fire locale makes it prime pit and relax under for stargazing. the stars.

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GAPE. ADMIRE. REPEAT. If you see people driving with permanent grins and wide-open eyes, they’re probably on one of Nebraska’s nine scenic byways. And it’s all perfectly understandable.


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The Route State 12 between South Sioux City and Valentine

Add stops at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, Smith Falls State Park and Valentine National Wildlife Refuge — some of Nebraska’s top outdoor playgrounds — for a wilder Outlaw experience. VALENTINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, VALENTINE


4 WILD OPPORTUNITIES 1. Hit the Niobrara National Scenic River for water recreation surrounded by dramatic bluffs, diverse wildlife and gorgeous waterfalls. Brewers Canoers & Tubers in Valentine rents canoes, kayaks and tubes so you can explore at your own pace. 2. Grab a beer and burger from Elsie Eiler at Monowi Tavern.

Tourists from all over the world travel to Monowi each year to visit Eiler, the mayor and lone citizen of the nation’s smallest town, and hear her story.

3. At Ohiya Casino & Resort in Niobrara, owned and operated by

4. Early May through early December, shop for woodcarvings, art prints, baked goods and more at the St. James Marketplace in Wynot. The market repurposes an old school on land with a story of its own, so explore the grounds. Smith Falls 1




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The name of this town, which is nestled alongside the Niobrara River, means “running water.” With fewer than 400 residents — and as headquarters of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska — Niobrara is an ideal spot for exploring nature and tribal history.


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O – Peruse tribal artifacts, D from beadwork to musical instruments, at Ponca Tribal Museum. O – In summer at Niobrara D State Park, go on a horseback ride and attend the occasional buffalo cookout.

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O – Learn about the youngest D member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the Shannon Trail.

STAY – Check into the Whitetail River Lodge, a log cabin lodge offering hunting packages.

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the Santee Sioux Nation, play a variety of machine games, check out the evening’s entertainment and enjoy restaurant specials. Traveling with kids? Resort guests can access an arcade and indoor heated pool.


The Route U.S. 385 between Chadron and Sidney


At its peak, more than $200,000 worth of gold traveled this historic route daily. Today, U.S. 385 is considered one of the most scenic and historic roads in the nation, with impressive pine-covered buttes, rolling hills and lush river valleys.



1. Stop by the Chadron State College campus and visit Mari

Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center to browse locally made Native American goods and learn about the history of the region. Then, explore the Heritage Gardens which surround the center to see the area’s botanical history.

2. You have to see Carhenge to believe it: Built as a tribute to

his father, Jim Reinders’ free Alliance attraction uses 39 spraypainted automobiles to form a replica of Stonehenge. The artist studied Stonehenge before beginning construction. 1 Chadron 3. Relive the history of the Sandhills region at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center in Alliance, where 385 exhibits delve into the area’s pioneer past, Native American life, railroad Niobrara River heritage and the larger-than-life personalities who settled the area.

4. Two rock formations, Courthouse

and Jail Rocks, signaled to pioneers that they were on the right track during a transcontinental journey west. Where the rocks rise 240 feet above Pumpkin Creek in Bridgeport, take advantage of epic views and photo ops.


SIDNEY With its picturesque green spaces, historic sites and mom-and-popowned shops and restaurants, this friendly community offers plenty of small-town charm you won’t soon forget.



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O – Discover the oldest D building in town when you visit Camp Lookout, an 1867 outpost that housed soldiers protecting Union Pacific Railroad workers.

O – Browse 85,000 square D feet of taxidermy, boats, an extensive gun library and all sorts of outdoor supplies at the original Cabela’s.

O – Discover Sidney’s wild Old D West past by visiting the Sidney Boot Hill Cemetery.

O – Stroll downtown Sidney, a D Main Street community on the National Historic Register. Find out more at




The Route U.S. 20 between the Wyoming border and Valentine

From the high bridges of Valentine to the high plains near the Wyoming border, this route takes you through rolling Sandhills in the east, wild prairies in the northern panhandle and two wonders in the west: Toadstool Geologic Park and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. BEAN BROKER COFFEE HOUSE & PUB, CHADRON


4 GEMS WORTH A STOP 1. Stay overnight in the historic Harrison House Hotel in Harrison, built in 1886 by the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. With vintage details and period charm, this independently owned bed-and-breakfast gives guests a cozy yesteryear vibe. 2. Take in the awe-inspiring vistas at Toadstool Geologic Park in

Crawford, where you can hike along unusual geological structures and fossil deposits. The park also features six campsites equipped with picnic tables, grills and fire rings.

3. Cozy up with espresso drinks at Bean Broker Coffee House & Pub. Pair your favorite coffee drink with fresh baked goods, sandwiches and soups in a relaxing environment. Plus, craft cocktails are available if you need an extra kick.

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GORDON Known for its rich pioneer history and outdoor recreation, Gordon offers a peek into the past, as well as a look into modern small-town living on the plains. You’ll find everything from cowboy culture to excellent golfing opportunities.


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O – Housed in Gordon’s oldest D structure, the Scamahorn Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of the area’s early settlers. O – Head to the annual D Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo for can’t-miss rodeo events.

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O – Visit the Tri-State Old Time D Cowboy’s Memorial Museum to explore cowboy artifacts dating back to the 1880s. AT – Pull up to the window at E the mainstay Covered Wagon Drive Inn to order burgers, fries and shakes on-the-go.

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4. At Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area in Merriman, explore 180 acres of Sandhills scenery surrounding a 60-acre lake. The park is a perfect place to get away from it all with boating, fishing, bird watching and more.


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4 HISTORIC SITES TO SEE 1. Take a guided tour of the Willa Cather Childhood Home in Red Cloud. See photographs, furniture and other family artifacts at this National Historic Landmark where the famed author grew up. 2. Want to stretch your legs with a tranquil view? Take an

Traversing 10 counties, the Heritage Highway Scenic Byway transports roadtrippers to communities where Nebraska history is preserved and worth exploring. Whether you start or end in historic Brownville, take time to explore the Missouri, America’s longest river. HOMESTEAD NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, BEATRICE

extended break at Superior Estates Winery in Superior, where vineyard views pair nicely with Nebraska wine.

3. In Fairbury, explore 350-acre Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. Among prairie hilltops, creek bottoms and rugged ravines, you’ll discover deep ruts carved by wagons that traveled the Oregon and California trails. 4. Stop at the Homestead National Historical Park in Beatrice to learn about the importance of the Homestead Act of 1862 in the expansion of the U.S.

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O – Visit Whiskey Run Creek D Vineyard & Winery for delicious wine in a historic location.

AT – Savor the ever-changing E menu at Lyceum Restaurant and Bookstore.

SHOP – Stroll historic Downtown Brownville for boutiques, galleries and sweet treats.

STAY – Cruise aboard the Spirit of Brownville and retire to a floating bed-and-breakfast at River Inn Resort.

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The Route State 11 and State 91 between Dunning and Wood River

From far-stretching farmlands, red barns and silos to the nature-scapes of the Sandhills and Calamus River, this byway is a treat for photographers and those willing to just sit back, relax and take it all in. SCRATCHTOWN BREWING COMPANY, ORD


4 TREASURES IN CENTRAL NEBRASKA 1. The Calamus River flows gently to Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area near Burwell. Stop into Calamus Outfitters nearby to rent a kayak, canoe or tank and float the river Nebraska-style. 2. See the most complete historical fort in Nebraska: Fort

Hartsuff State Historical Park near Elyria. Hartsuff became a fortress for the friendly Pawnee tribe and pioneers.

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Experience Nebraska’s Danish capital, Dannebrog, complete with an authentic bakery and, the first weekend of every December, an oldfashioned Christmas festival.


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O – The first weekend in June, D honor Danish heritage at Grundlovsfest. O – See a snapshot of D Dannebrog’s history through the recently revamped Dannebrog Historic Mural.

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AT – Sample anything from E cookies and kolaches to Thursday night pizza at Danish Baker. STAY – Plan a relaxing stay at Farwell Arms, a historic bed-and-breakfast with a country setting.

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3. Enjoy a pint of craft beer at Ord’s award-winning Scratchtown Brewing Company, the Sandhills’ first brewery. Choose from varieties such as the Wonder Twins double IPA and Sideburns’ milk stout.




The Route U.S. 30 across the state

What’s your rush? Get off the interstate and experience the history of pioneers, cowboys and Pony Express riders — plus cultural and natural treasures — as you cross the entire state of Nebraska.


4 DIVERSE DISCOVERIES 1. What is now the Fort Sidney Museum Complex ceased operation in 1899, but its post commander’s home, barracks and magazine building remain. Visit to learn the history of Sidney’s days as a railroad town.


2. Pay respects to the men and women of our nation’s armed

forces at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 20-acre site was established as a National Cemetery in 1873.

3. Take a guided tour at the Trails & Rails Museum in Kearney. Explore eight historic buildings, as well as a Union Pacific engine and caboose, as you learn the history of the region’s historic transportation routes. 4. Originally built by Mormon pioneers in 1847, the restored Florence Mill in Omaha now houses the Winter-Quarters Mill Museum, Art-Loft gallery with special exhibits and a farmers market Buffalo on final Sundays (June through September). South L

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FREMONT This family-friendly community is an ideal launch point for hiking, camping, waterskiing, fishing — even airboating. Bonus: The historic downtown and regional mall offer plenty of shopping options.





O – Get outside and enjoy D Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area. This SRA is popular for water lovers, offering 300 acres of aquatic fun, including swimming, fishing and boating in 20 sandpit lakes. SHOP – Browse and select artful souvenirs at Gallery 92 West.

AT – From burgers and fries to E chicken-fried steak and meatloaf, Mel’s Diner is a 1950s-style diner with excellent atmosphere and even better grub. STAY – Take advantage of free WiFi and onsite dining at Baymont by Wyndham. Find out more at




The Route U.S. 75 North between South Sioux City and Fort Calhoun

Follow in the footsteps of the famous explorers. Through bountiful cropland and beautifully wooded bluffs framing the Missouri River, you’ll discover Native American culture and bustling Omaha, home to the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. WINNEBAGO NATION, WINNEBAGO


4 DISCOVERIES IN EASTERN NEBRASKA 1. The last full weekend in July, visit Winnebago Nation for the tribe’s annual Homecoming Powwow and Celebration. Year-round, visit the pasture of the tribe’s buffalo herd, also located in Winnebago.






Museum in Fort Calhoun to discover the history of the county and surrounding region — from prehistoric artifacts to Native American languages to a display on Lewis and Clark.


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4. Inside Omaha’s historic Union Station, find The Durham Museum. Packed with regional displays and traveling exhibits, the museum gives visitors a deeper understanding of Nebraska history.



Sidling the borders of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, South Sioux City offers an array of activities, restaurants and waterfront views.


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O – Play a round of 18 at D Covington Links Golf Course, one of Nebraska’s most scenic courses. O – Pedal along more than D 20 miles of paved trails on the Al Bengtson Bike Trail.

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Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium AT – Enjoy prime steaks, fresh E seafood and an extensive wine list at Kahill’s Chophouse. STAY – Settle into sleek, modern rooms and peaceful river views at South Sioux City Marriott Riverfront.

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wander the vast floodplains of the Missouri River at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge. These wetlands shelter migrating birds in spring and fall.



The Route State 2 from Grand Island to Alliance VICTORIA SPRINGS STATE RECREATION AREA, ANSELMO

4 SANDHILLS MUST-SEES 1. Create woodblock decorations, join a painting party or see what artists are exhibiting at the Carnegie Arts Center in Alliance. The center repurposes the town’s original library, which opened in 1912.

World-class natural wonders await along this rural route. Sand dunes and the Nebraska National Forest rise from the plains. In spring, migrating sandhill cranes fill the sky. By night, the stars put on an incredible show. ORTELLO DALE, BROKEN BOW

2. Stop in Ellsworth to visit Morgan’s Cowpoke Haven, also

known as the Old Spade Ranch Store. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this general store has been serving area ranchers since 1898, specializing in hunting and fishing gear, guns, wrangler clothing, boots, saddles and more.

3. Victoria Springs State Recreation Area marks the location of mineral springs near the community of Anselmo. Fish, paddleboat and picnic, then camp or rent a cabin to extend your exploration. 4. Located in a pretty red barn in Broken Bow, the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Visitor Center invites road-trippers. Learn from exhibits inside and out, or chat with the friendly staff for area info. 1



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A small town with deep roots in agriculture, Broken Bow offers a quiet place to relax and recharge along your Sandhills journey.

O – Those curious about the D past can dig deep into photos, a homesteader’s index and more at Custer County Historical Museum. SHOP – Shop Ortello Dale for home décor and gifts with a rustic-chic vibe.

AT – Start your day with E a cup of java and a jumbo caramel roll from Prairie Grounds Cafe & Gifts. STAY – Enjoy Western charm with modern conveniences at the historic Arrow Hotel.

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The Route U.S. 26 and State 92 from the Wyoming border to Ogallala

Pioneers would have come across the same towering formations and pine-shaded bluffs on this route as drivers encounter today. Get out of your “wagon” and explore: Storied sites, picturesque trails and sparkling lakes await your discovery. SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT, GERING


4 WAYS TO DO THE WEST 1. Book a relaxing stay at Hotel 21 & Co. in Gering. This elegant property features spacious guest rooms with scenic views of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Be sure to order a nightcap from the on-site 21 Bottles Premium Spirits Room. Then, sit back, relax and sip your beverage in the sophisticated Two-One Saloon. 2. Hike or mountain bike Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

and Nature Center in Gering. The views — of rocky bluffs, evergreen-studded canyons and the North Platte River Valley — are epic at this site, too.

3. Browse unique local artifacts, like farming tools, quilts, pioneer implements and a 100-year-old cookie, at the Bayard Depot Museum, which is located in a former Burlington Northern Railroad depot. 4. Chimney Rock Museum in Bayard protects a rock formation so perfectly pointy, it appears to be “Towering to the Heavens.” Don’t forget comfy shoes for walking — or your camera.

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LEWELLEN Just minutes from Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area, as well as historic pioneering sites, Lewellen welcomes adventurers and history buffs alike.


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O – Browse paintings, D sculptures and other creations by local artists at The Most Unlikely Place.

AT – At Otter Creek Lodge, fill E up on fried chicken in a log cabin-style restaurant, just steps from Lake McConaughy.

O – At Ash Hollow State D Historical Park, look for an old schoolhouse and wagon ruts, evidence of the Oregon Trail era.

STAY – Enjoy the convenience of an in-room kitchenette at the remodeled Lewellen Lodge.

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Yes, that’s a lot of regions to discover. But don’t worry. You don’t have to pick favorites — just start exploring.









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NORTHWEST It’s truly wild out here: Rugged bluffs rise from the land, turning wide-open spaces into shared national treasures.



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WHAT TO DO At Panorama Point and ThreeState Marker in Kimball, you can look out on Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. While in town, try Monkey Ranch Buffalo Tours for close-up encounters with American bison. Shop wool yarns at the Brown Sheep Company Mill outlet shop near Mitchell. Relive the frontier days of the Old West at Dobby’s Frontier Town in Alliance. Climb the lighthouse steps for a panoramic view at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in Minatare. WHERE TO STAY Stargazing, hiking and

many more outdoor experiences await you in the foothills of the Pine Ridge when you stay at Our Heritage Guest Ranch. Overnight your horse or try birdwatching at Sheepwagon Hideouts near Chadron. The Hideouts are located at RuJoDen Ranch, where you might glimpse any of 125 species of birds. Enjoy a homey stay at Grandma Lala’s B&B in Alliance.


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the Tangled Tumbleweed in Scottsbluff. Newberry’s in Alliance is serious about coffee. Head to Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store and Cafe near Harrisburg for irresistible home-cooking. Arrive early to Kimball Bakery and Merrycakes — these doughnuts and treats go fast.


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WHERE TO DRINK You and your crew can gather for a round (or two or three) of awardwinning brews at Brewery 719 in Alliance. At Flyover Brewing Company in Scottsbluff, craft beers (made with Nebraska malt) pair well with wood-fired pizzas. Find the pick-me-up you need at Mark Ferrari Specialty Coffees in Oshkosh. Order a specialty drink and take home a bag — all of the coffees in this shop are Nebraska-roasted.

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ALLIANCE Alliance Airport

Daily air service to and from Denver. 5631 Sarpy Rd. 308-762-4512

Alliance Hotel & Suites

Big Blue Bay

201-229 E. 18th St. 308-762-4028

Box Butte Development & Tourism

Unique adventure, filled with one of a kind sites, exceptional hospitality, fun activities . . . all make for an adventure you don’t want to miss! 305 Box Butte Ave. 308-762-1800

Brewery 719

817 E. 3rd St. 308-761-2719


This unique replica of the world-famous Stonehenge was constructed of old cars in 1987. 2151 Cty Rd. 59 308-762-3569

Carnegie Arts Center

Historic 1911 building. Fine arts gallery featuring local and regional artists, gifts and sculpture garden. Open Tue-Sat. Free. 204 W. 4th St. 308-762-4571

Dobby’s Frontier Town

See what life was like for early settlers. With a one room schoolhouse, general store, post office and the first black homestead in Nebraska. 320 E. 25th St. 308-762-7157


39 rooms, Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, full hot breakfast, microwave/refrigerator. 1419 W. 3rd St. 308-762-8300

Large home with modern amenities for any guest to enjoy! This gorgeous Airbnb is conveniently located near downtown Alliance! 1023 Toluca 308-762-3979

Grandma Lala’s Bed & Breakfast

Relax in the living room, or maybe in the front or back patio with a cold glass of ice tea. Daily brunch in the dining room. 1232 Box Butte Ave. 308-762-2925

Holiday Inn Express

1630 Holsten Dr. 308-761-0970, 888-981-6790

J&C RV Park

Quiet, comfortable country location. 12 sites, full hookup, 50 amp service, wireless internet. 2491 S. U.S. Hwy 385 308-762-3860

Jeske’s Over The Hill Campground

2131 Cty Rd. 59 308-762-3763

Knight Museum and Sandhills Center 908 Yellowstone Ave. 308-762-2384

La Villa

614 W. 3rd St. 308-762-7424

Mi Ranchitos

930 Flack Ave. 308-762-1500

Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance

Located on the site of the former Army Air Base. Marble headstones, historical displays and memorabilia represent a tribute to our nation’s heroes. 2610 Cty Rd. 57 308-763-2958 877-420-7990


110 W. 4th St. 308-761-1300

Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit

816 Flack Ave. 308-761-8747

Quality Inn

Indoor pool/spa, business center, non-smoking, hot buffet breakfast, refrigerator/microwave, 32” flat screen, laundry, whirlpool and mini suites. 1420 W. 3rd St. 308-762-7600

Rainbow Lodge

5 rooms, Wi-Fi, refrigerator/microwave. 614 W. 3rd St. 308-762-4980

Sallows Military Museum

Featuring Alliance Air Base artifacts from WWII and Box Butte County history from all military branches. 1101 Niobrara St. 308-762-2385

Sky View Golf Course

18-hole championship course located in the beautiful rolling Sandhills. Affordable green fees and tee times are seldom necessary. 2613 Cty Rd. 57 308-762-1446

Steph’s Studio

From photographing your big and small moments to framing pictures & art to scrapbooking your photos, and we can even print your great photos. 210 Box Butte Ave. 308-762-7655

Sunset Motel & RV Park

20 rooms, indoor pool, in-room coffee, wireless internet, continental breakfast, laundry. 14 RV sites, full hookup, 30 amp svc., Wi-Fi, indoor pool. 1210 E. 3rd St. 308-762-8600

BAYARD Bayard Depot Museum

This community museum is housed in what was once a Burlington Northern Railroad Depot. Loaded with local artifacts, it’s a must-see! 103 S. Main St. 308-586-1496

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51 rooms, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, in-room coffee, full hot breakfast, microwave/refrigerator, truck parking, conference room, whirlpool and family suites. 117 Cody Ave. 308-762-8000

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Chimney Rock Museum

Camp Norwesca

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Chadron Area Aquatic & Wellness Center

Chimney Rock is the most recognized landmark along the Oregon Trail. The museum immerses you in its history and pays tribute to past travelers. 9822 Cty Rd. 75 308-586-2581 401 Main St. 308-545-1060

The Pumpkin Patch at BE Farm

Family fun with 50+ varieties of pumpkins and squash using organic farming principles. FARMYARD play area for kids. 11249 Rd. 73 308-641-5336

The Vault Coffee Shop

401 Main St. 308-545-1060

Lodge, cabins and a conference facility in a setting that provides a variety of activities, including sand volleyball, gaga ball, archery & hiking! 79 Camp Norwesca Rd. 308-432-3872 Open year-round, the center features a 15-foot slide, children’s slide, dump buckets, splash pad, zero-depth entry, six lap lanes and a diving board. 540 E. 10th 308-432-0524

Chadron Art Alley

Chadron’s Art Alley on the west side of Main Street offers several public murals perfect for unique backdrops for all those selfies! 200 Main St.

Chadron Downtown Historical District


Pick up a self-guided walking tour brochure at the Chadron Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau to visit 40+ sites with historical architecture.

Max’s Highway Diner

Chadron State Park

Hometown cooking just like Grandma Max used to make. Conveniently located on I-80 with great selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come join us! 109 Cir. Rd. Ste. 200 308-889-3239

Motel 6

Free wireless internet access. 111 Cir. Rd. 308-889-3671

BRIDGEPORT Bridgeport State Recreation Area

Sandpit lakes provide camping and recreation within a few minutes of Chimney, Courthouse and Jail Rocks. Park permit required. 308-436-3777

Pioneer Trails Museum

A homestead museum located on the Oregon, Mormon, many other trails and Pony Express Route. Early-settler items and Indian artifacts on display. FREE 103 Bell Rd. 775-291-3354

CHADRON Bean Broker Coffee House & Pub 202 W. 2nd St. 308-432-4500

Best Western West Hills Inn

Nebraska’s first state park nestled in the picturesque Pine Ridge with a modern campground, swimming pool, trail rides and more. 15951 U.S. Hwy 385 308-432-6167

Cliffs Trailhead

With an extensive trail system, The Cliffs are a popular spot for motorized and non-motorized trail users. Dispersed camping is allowed at no cost. Hwy 20 & Bordeaux Rd.

Eagle’s Rest RV & Campground

Full hook-ups, wi-fi, pull-through shady sites with clean shower houses and laundry open all the time. Overnight, weekly and monthly rates. 1 Stockade Rd. 308-432-4349

EJ’s BBQ & Take-Out

EJ’s BBQ and Take-Out offers authentic BBQ in the heart of Chadron’s Downtown Historic District. Lunch buffet served daily. 251 Main St. 308-432-3138

Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology

Rocks, minerals and fossils from Nebraska and around the world. Exhibits include the Ohme collection of agates, jade and petrified wood. 1000 Main St. 308-432-6377

Far West Cuisine

1100 W. 10th St. 308-432-3305

Far West Cuisine is a family-style restaurant with a menu inspired by Asian, Thai, Mexican and American cuisines. 410 W. 3rd St. 308-207-0317

Bunk House Motel

The Favorite Bar

WI-FI, picnic area, parking at the door, connecting rooms. 901 E. 3rd St. 308-432-5591

Whether it’s skill games, minnow races or poker runs, there’s always something happening at The Fave! Street parking and outdoor seating available. 155 Main St. 308-432-5366

Fryday’s 120 Bar & Grill

Serving American food including burgers, steaks and appetizers; daily specials; breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. 120 W. 2nd St. 308-430-5924

Helen’s Pancake & Steak House 950 W. Hwy 20 308-432-9958

Hilltop Lanes

12 lanes for bowling, pool tables, pinball machines, arcade games, skill machines and Keno, along with lunch and supper menus and a full bar. 950 W. 10th St. 308-432-5263

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Make yourself at home in one of the 68 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access, indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, free on-site parking. 247 Ash St. 308-747-2223

Just Love Coffee Cafe

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, specialty coffees and teas, Just Love Coffee Cafe offers up unique menu items, including artisan waffles! 302 Main St. 308-432-2000

Little Hawk Yarns

Come get your creativity on at Little Hawk Yarns! Join us for spinning, knitting, crochet or any other fiber art. We have classes too! 223 Main St. 308-225-0822

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

The life and literature of author Mari Sandoz and the history and culture of the High Plains region. Free, closed Sundays and college holidays. 1000 Main St. 308-432-6401

Museum of the Fur Trade

Dedicated to preserving the North American fur trade. The Bordeaux Trading Post, built in 1837, stands on the museum grounds. Open May 1 - October 31. 6321 U.S. Hwy 20 308-432-3843

Nebraska National Forest (Pine Ridge Ranger District)

Deer and turkey hunting on public lands. Hiking, biking and horseback trails. Open year-round. 125 N. Main St. 308-432-0300

Pine Ridge National Recreation Area

Enjoy 6,600 acres of semi primitive recreation. No motorized vehicles. Mountain bikes are permitted. Open year-round. $5/vehicle for camping. 125 N. Main St. 308-432-0300

Red Cloud Campground

The campground has 13 sites with picnic tables, parking pads, pedestal grills, fire rings and a vault toilet. Hwy 385 308-432-0300 camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=10619&actid=29

Ridgeview Country Club

16611 U.S. Hwy 385 308-432-4468

Sheepwagon Hideouts at Rujoden Ranch Unique lodging in sheep wagons with access to a horse motel. 61 Country Club Rd. 308-432-5954

Spotted Tail Campground

Dispersed camping off of Forest Road 711 near the Spotted Tail Trailhead south of Chadron, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding opportunities. 308-432-0300


Free morning coffee, expanded cable, coin laundry and indoor pool; Wi-Fi access, refrigerators and microwaves in every room. 755 Microtel Dr. 308-646-3838

Victorian Inn B&B

Enjoy a stay in this uniquely decorated historical house built in 1910. Wi-Fi, grand piano, an open front porch and plenty of parking. 307 Shelton St. 308-432-5696

Walgren Lake State Recreation Area 15951 Hwy 385 308-432-6167

Wild’s Bar & Grill

Daily lunch specials, burgers and other sandwiches in a cozy atmosphere. Dinner and drink service offered to reservation and walk-in clients. 216 W. 2nd St. 308-430-2407


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Perk Up Java Shop

Chappell Golf Course

Situated next to Chappell Lake and parallel to I-80 on the north side, this well-conditioned course features built-up greens and a number of bunkers. 1240 Rd. 167 308-874-2729

Serving soup and sandwich lunch specials and specialty coffees. 312 2nd St. 308-665-4122

Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area

Primitive camping available; small area along the creek is kept mowed. 308-665-2924

Q’s Dairy Sweet


Fuel up your body with goodies from Q’s Dairy Sweet and then hook up the RV at one of the three RV sites, complete with electricity and water. 3554 Hwy 20 308-665-1323

Crawford City Park

Tailgate Bar & Grill

Combination of pads with electrical hookups, non-pad sites without electricity and dispersed camping. 308-665-1300

Crawford Inn & RV

Queen sized rooms with carpet, high speed internet, Direct TV, full kitchenettes. Laundry facility onsite. 3591 U.S. Hwy 20 308-207-2185

“Down Home” Ranch Guest House

Enjoy a comfortable stay in this 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home surrounded by canyons and pine trees. Directions: 10 mi. S. of Crawford Mile Marker 127. 12733 Hwy 2/71 602-620-5755

Fort Robinson State Park

Activities include trail rides, historic tours, cookouts, swimming, trout fishing, crafts, hiking, jeep and stagecoach rides. 3200 U.S. Hwy 20 308-665-2900

High Plains Homestead

Lodging rooms for 1 to 6 people open May-Oct. RVs and tents welcome. Two bedroom cabin open year round. Onsite mercantile open May-Oct. 263 Sandcreek Rd. 308-665-2592

Bar and grill in downtown Crawford. 303 2nd St. 308-665-1388

Toadstool Geologic Park

The “moonscape” of the Badlands is an unusual setting for a picnic. Use a self-guided trail brochure to explore the area’s fascinating geology. 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda. gov/recarea/nebraska/recreation/recarea/?recid=10616

Toadstool Geologic Park Campground

Hiking trails through interesting “moonscape” and unusual geologic formations. 308-432-0300 recarea/nebraska/recreation/recarea/?recid=10616

Trailside Museum of Natural History 3200 W. U.S. Hwy 20 308-665-2929

West Ash Picnic Area

Dispersed primitive camping with access to the Pine Ridge Trail and the West Ash Trailhead. 308-432-0300

Millennium Pioneers Glenship 831 White River Rd.

Our Heritage Guest Ranch

Offering three places to stay: a fully equipped house or two lofts in the barn. Enjoy horseback riding, moving cattle, feeding livestock or hiking. 1041 Toadstool Rd. 308-430-1239


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Legacy of the Plains Museum 2930 Old Oregon Trl. 308-436-1989

Monument Inn and Suites

Close to attractions such as Scotts Bluff National Monument, Chimney Rock and the Oregon Trail. Our historical surroundings set us apart. 1130 M St. 308-436-1950, 866-436-1950

Robidoux Pass and Robidoux Trading Post 308-436-6886

Robidoux RV Park

Open year-round, each site has paved drives and patios with picnic tables. Restrooms, showers, sanitary dump station, basketball court and playground. 585 Five Rocks Rd. 308-436-2046

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Western Nebraska Pioneers Baseball Club


One of Nebraska’s most scenic courses, nestled below Saddle Rock and Lover’s Leap buttes. Clubhouse offers refreshments and a friendly atmosphere. 3440 U.S. Hwy 20 308-665-2431

260263 Hwy 92 720-937-9001

Deer Meadows Outfitters

Hudson-Meng Research and Education Center Legend Buttes Golf Course

Hi-Way 92 Raceway Park


Hilltop Motel

1811 Meng Dr. 308-665-3900

Five Rocks is a scenic 3,000-seat amphitheater featuring a summer concert series of jazz, blues, country and rock performances. 2505 D St. 308-436-6886 five-rocks-amphitheater-0

Scotts Bluff National Monument protects 3,003 acres of historic overland trail remnants, mixed grass prairie, rugged badlands and towering bluffs. 190276 Old Oregon Trl. 308-436-9700

2122 365th Trl. 308-360-0664

304 McPherson St. 308-665-1144

Five Rocks Amphitheater

Arcadia Hotel

Easily accessible to downtown Gering and area attractions. Close to Scotts Bluff National Monument; clean; friendly owners and welcoming atmosphere. 3655 N. 10th St. 308-635-3176

Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area 210615 Hwy 71 308-436-6886

Circle S Lodge

28 units available. Located close to the Scotts Bluff National Monument. 400 M St. 308-436-2157

The Daily Grind Coffeehouse

1520 10th St. 308-275-1115

Western Nebraska Summer Baseball is a member of the 10-team Expedition League, an elite collegiate wood-bat baseball league. 1414 10th St. 308-633-BALL

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area & Nature Center

Beautiful and rugged. A treat for backpackers, hikers, campers and shutterbugs. Park permit required. 210615 Hwy 71 308-436-3777

GORDON Scamahorn Museum

Come see a variety of treasures from the past. Admire hand-sewn quilts, dishes, a kitchen and a wide range of native American art and artifacts. 208 W. 5th St. 308-360-0900




Tri State Oldtime Cowboy’s Memorial Museum 308-282-1115

HARRISBURG Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store and Café

Our farm to table menu features locally produced beef, pork, chicken, eggs, honey, produce and ice cream. 2213 Hwy 71 308-241-2266




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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument 301 River Rd. 308-665-4113

Gilbert Baker WMA

Watch a variety of wildlife or fish in Gilbert Baker Pond. Free primitive camping available. Monroe Canyon Rd. 308-665-2924

Harrison City Park

Two RV pads with electrical hookups. Free will donation. 260 4th St. 308-668-2445

Long Horn Bar

Bar and grill in downtown Harrison. 168 Main St. 308-668-2112 take your flock

Sage Motel & Campground

Ground-level rooms with WIFI and Cable TV. The campground has 12 full hook-ups and easy access. A horse motel adjoins the campground. 398 E. Hwy 20 308-665-5300

HAY SPRINGS The Barns At Galyen Farms

Galyen Farms is a 4th generation “sustainable” family farm in Sheridan County. “The Barns” were built in 1930 and have been converted to host events. 4507 500th Rd. 308-207-0065

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HEMINGFORD Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area

This 1,600-acre reservoir on the Niobrara River offers camping and water-related recreation just south of the Pine Ridge. Park permit required. 308-665-2903

Serenity at Heritage Acres 7102 Dodge Rd. 713-818-7782

Shared Outdoors

One-stop spot for hunting, fishing, camping and lodging services, with facilities for outdoor weddings, family reunions or other group functions. 130 Old Dunlap Rd. 308-487-3426

Village Pizza

Village Pizza hand tosses each pizza crust to order. There are also sub sandwiches, wings, salads and cheese breadsticks to choose from. 404 Niobrara Ave. 308-487-5862

For The Birds!

Reservations are required to be certain a guide is available. Self-guided tour maps and birding books are available at the High Point Welcome Center. 204 S. Kimball Blvd. 308-241-0573

Four Winds Golf Course

Four Winds, at nearly 5,000 feet, is the highest golf course in Nebraska. The 18 hole championship course plays from 4,800 yards to 6,900 yards. 4555 Gilliland Dr. 308-235-4241

Good Times at Chute #7

Burgers, sandwiches, appetizers. 109 W. 2nd St. 308-235-4421

Motel Kimball

This 15 room property has all ground floor rooms. Near Gotte Park, Kimball Banner County Fairgrounds and the public swimming pool. 1017 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4606

Nebraska Coffee 607 E. 3rd St.

Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area

Camping and fishing. Free primitive camping. Handicapped dock, toilet and picnic tables. 308-254-2377

Panorama Point and Three-State Marker 308-241-0573

High Point RV Park

Phoenix Conoco

High Point Welcome Center/ Kimball County Visitor Center

Plains Historical Museum

1508 S. Hwy 71 308-230-2003

Area information for visitors as well as a gift shop with locally made souvenirs. 204 S. Kimball Blvd. 308-241-0573

1700 S. Hwy 71 308-235-2016 Fraternal Hall was built in 1904 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is a museum in itself. 200 S. Chestnut 308-360-3572

Prairie Wildflower Tours

204 S. Kimball Blvd. 308-241-0573


Historic Walking Tour

1st Interstate Inn

Karen’s Kitchen

PrairieAdventure Tours

Kimball Bakery/Merrycakes

Sleep for Less - East


This locally owned motel has 29 rooms, all ground floor. Right next door is The Diner, featuring breakfast all day. 1704 S. Old NE Hwy 71 308-235-4601

Beer & Loathing

Burgers, sandwiches, salads and specials. All American pub food. 206 S. Chestnut St. 308-235-3051

Days Inn

Next door to the Kimball Event Center and the Kimball Fitness Center, locally owned and features 30 rooms, 13 ground floor and 17 on the second floor. 611 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4671

The Diner

1704 S. Hwy 71 308-235-4330

The Flumes


214 S. Walnut St. 308-230-2111 A great hometown bakery. Get there early, they close early. 124 S. Chestnut St. 308-235-3541

Kimball Event Center

615 E. 3rd St. 308-235-3639

Kwik & Fresh Mex

Tex-Mex. 230 S. Chestnut St. 308-235-4668

Main Street Market Deli

Pick up a meal or a picnic outing. 815 E. 3rd St. 308-235-3272

Monkey Ranch Buffalo Tours 308-235-3214


4603 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4878

Vince’s Corner

Try the buffalo wings and other goodies in Vince’s Deli. 100 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4411

LEWELLEN Ash Hollow State Historical Park

Popular stop along the Oregon Trail; visible wagon ruts. Grounds open May-Sept., daily. Park permit required. 308-778-5651

Lewellen Lodge

215 E. Church St. 308-672-0690

The Most Unlikely Place

205 Main St. 308-778-9557

MINATARE Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

Lake Minatare and its unique lighthouse is popular with boaters, campers and fishermen. Park is closed Oct. 15 Jan. 15. Park permit required. 308-783-2911

MITCHELL Brown Sheep Company

100662 Cty Rd. 16 800-826-9136

MORRILL Horse Creek Treaty State Historical Marker 308-247-3132

Travelodge by Wyndham Morrill 707 E. Webster 308-217-4327

POTTER 1912 Nostalgic Train Crew Bed & Breakfast 334 Vine St. 308-249-5161

Bags Bar

940 Front St. 308-879-4227

Chuckaboo Station

947 Sherman St. 308-207-5907

Point of Rocks Motel & RV Park

5 room motel and full-service RV park and campground in a beautiful country setting. 8175 U.S. Hwy 30 308-879-4400


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The only Duckpin Alley west of the Mississippi and one of only 2 historic hand set lanes in the USA. 326 Chestnut St. 308-879-4451




Potter Sundry

Old fashioned soda fountain & hard-packed ice cream counter. Home of the Tin Roof Sundae. Serves breakfast, lunch and dessert Monday through Saturday. 324 Chestnut St. 308-879-4548

Potter Visitor Center

The Tangled Tumbleweed

1823 Ave. A 308-633-3867

Tossed & Found Antiques

1607 Broadway 308-765-1877

Trails West Camp

Located near Riverside Discovery Center, our camp is nestled on the banks of the North Platte River overlooking the Scotts Bluff National Monument. 22 S. Beltline Hwy E. 308-635-2318


A premier visual arts and cultural center featuring 11 exhibits each year by local, regional and nationally known artists. 106 E. 18th St. 308-632-2226

18th Street Farmers’ Market

Farmers Market in downtown Scottsbluff every Saturday morning June - September. Wide variety of vendors. Come shop and meet your farmers. 18th St. 308-225-0822

Blue Stem Shoppe

Blue Stem is a unique home decor shoppe full of one-of-akind gifts, keepsakes and fun must-haves. 1609 1/2 Broadway 308-633-2021

Cappuccino and Company

1703 Broadway 308-635-9997

Capri Motel

Fresh brewed in-room coffee, airport transportation, refrigerators. 2424 Ave. I 308-635-2057

Captain Critters Country Campground

180454 Hwy 26 308-765-4260

Comfort Inn

In-room coffee, wireless internet access. 1902 21st Ave. 308-632-7510

Hampton Inn & Suites Conference Center

Conference center for over 400, free evening beverage reception Mon-Wed. 301 W. U.S. Hwy 26 308-635-5200

The Midwest Theater

If you have yet to visit our wonderful theater, we encourage you to discover the magic of the Midwest Theater. Open year-round. 1707 Broadway 308-632-4311

Rebecca Winters’ Grave


Riverside Discovery Center

The AZA-accredited zoo hosts 170 native and exotic animals. Also features a playground, petting zoo, splash pad and dino dig for children of all ages. 1600 S. Beltline Hwy W. 308-630-6236

Riverview Golf & Country Club 100928 Cty Rd. 19 308-635-1555


1205 E. Overland 308-632-2429

Sam & Louie’s

A casual, New York style pizzeria. Our menu consists of Italian pastas, handmade calzones and strombolis, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and burgers. 1522 Broadway 308-633-2345

Super 8 Motel

Free hi-speed wireless internet access. 2202 Delta Dr. 308-635-1600

West Nebraska Arts Center

SIDNEY Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

Sidney’s newest property! 75 rooms, wheelchair accessible, free continental breakfast, bar/lounge on premises, indoor pool. 889 E. Jennifer Ln. 308-254-9000

Fort Sidney Museum and Post Commander’s Home

The Fort Sidney complex consists of the museum, Post Commander’s home and a powder magazine. Open summer, winter by appointment. 544 Jackson St. 308-254-2150

French Door Antique Mall & Creative Boutique 1516 10th Ave. 308-254-4184

Hampton Inn and Suites

Take advantage of our business center, free Wi-Fi and nearby dining. 635 Cabela Dr. 308-254-2111

58 rooms, wheelchair accessible, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, internet access. 2115 W. Illinois St. 308-254-2081

Hillside Golf Course

Best Western Plus Sidney Lodge

Laughing Lamb Fibers

64 rooms, wheelchair accessible, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, internet access, pool. 645 Cabela Dr. 308-254-0100, 800-634-3444

Blue Iron Oasis Ranch

Motel and RV park. 9 rooms, wheelchair accessible, fire-pit, family atmosphere, 5 RV sites on 5 acres, grass w/trees, elec/water, sewer dump, Wi-Fi. 11552 U.S. Hwy 30 308-250-9911

Boot Hill Cemetery - Sidney

Most burials took place between sunset and sunrise. Read about the people supposedly buried at the cemetery & how many graves may remain at the site. 640 Elm St. 308-254-5395

Cabela’s RV Park

Motor homes, trailers, tents, year round, electricity, water, sewer, toilets/shower, reservations not accepted. 1 Angler’s Ln.

Camp Lookout

The oldest building in Sidney was built in 1867 to house soldiers sent to protect railroad workers and later the Sidney/Blackhills Trail gold rush. 940 Elm St. 308-254-5395

Cheyenne County Visitors Center

A warm and welcoming center to provide information to visitors to Sidney and Cheyenne County on I-80. Travel with you in mind at Exit 59. 658 Glover Rd. 308-254-4030

Comfort Inn & Suites

Includes pet-friendly and wheelchair accessible rooms, free continental breakfast and an indoor pool. Located off I-80 and a short drive to Cheyenne. 825 Hoffies Dr. 308-830-7691

Country Inn and Suites

85 rooms, wheelchair accessible, restaurant on premises, pets allowed, fitness room, internet access, pool. 664 Chase Blvd. 308-254-2000

2616 Hillside Dr. 308-254-2311 925 Illinois St. 866-582-0058

Living Memorial Gardens

This beautiful garden is home to Nebraska’s first Angel of Hope Memorial. Legion Park houses the War Memorial. 308-254-4030

Motel 6

47 rooms, wheelchair accessible, pets allowed and Internet access. 3040 Silverberg Dr. 308-254-5463

Pony Express Monument

The National Pony Express Memorial near Cabela’s includes a bronze statue of horse and rider and the flags of every state the express rode through. 1 Cabela Dr. 308-254-5851

Quality Inn

55 rooms, wheelchair accessible, fitness room, complimentary breakfast, Internet access and a pool. 730 E. Jennifer Ln. 308-224-5011

Sidney Motor Lodge

18 rooms, wheelchair accessible, pets allowed, free WiFi and family rooms. Located adjacent to a steakhouse and a grocery store. 2031 Illinois St. 308-254-4581

Sleep For Less

Sidney’s only agri/eco-tourism motel. A comfortable stay that will not cost a fortune. Free Wi-Fi and organic, homemade breakfast available. 954 E. Elm St. 308-254-4009, 877-220-0109

WHITNEY Aunt Myrna’s Cabin

On the banks of East Ash Creek, enjoy the Pine Ridge sunrises and sunsets at Aunt Myrna’s Cabin. 934 Bethel Rd. 308-665-5396

Days Inn

47 rooms, wheelchair accessible, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, internet access, pool. 3042 Silverberg Dr. 308-210-9543

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Cleanest public restrooms on I-80 with visitor information. Original Tin Roof Sundaes, duckpin bowling, antiques and coffee just across the street. 303 Chestnut St. 308-207-5908

Fairfield Inn and Suites




SANDHILLS Home to the Niobrara National Scenic River, this region’s visual landscape and ecological diversity create a natural getaway.


WATERFALL Smith Falls State Park, Valentine


WHAT TO DO Bring your clubs to golf at The Prairie Club in Valentine. Hit the Niobrara National Scenic River for water recreation surrounded by gorgeous scenery. In Mullen, Glidden Canoe Rental, and in Valentine, Brewers Canoers & Tubers, rent canoes, kayaks and tubes so you can explore at your own pace. Fish for rainbow trout at Keller Park State Recreation Area in Ainsworth. In Taylor, seek out “The Villagers,” life-sized paintings representing the townsfolk. Explore the Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball in St. Paul to learn about the state's iconic ballplayers like Wade Boggs, Josh Gibson and Richie Ashburn. The Golden Husk in Ord features family movies, concerts, community theater and more. WHERE TO STAY Stay at Comstock Premier SMITH FALLS STATE PARK, VALENTINE

Lodge in Sargent. Enjoy nearby golf, antiques shopping, river tanking and bison and elk viewing tours. Step into 1950s charm in Bassett at Bassett Lodge, known as the cattleman’s “home away from home” during its heyday.

WHERE TO EAT Brake for nostalgia in Valentine,

where carhops serve burgers and sundaes at the Frosty Drive-In. In Loup City? Don’t miss Loup City Diner’s all-American comfort food. In Bassett, let the Range Café feed you the way it has fed diners since mid-century cattlemen frequented the spot. If you’re craving pizza, try a variety of homemade pies at the Pizza Palace in Burwell.


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WHERE TO DRINK At Double T Bar & Steakhouse in Halsey, order up a cold one with dinner as locals swap stories. See the vines and taste the wines at Niobrara Valley Vineyards in Nenzel. Pop into Kinkaider Brewing Co. in Broken Bow for beer on tap and a crave-able food menu.

Photos courtesy of The Prairie Club, Nebraskaland Magazine / Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Comstock Premier Lodge






Big John’s Restaurant

Polish Heritage Center and Museum

Fun for the entire family. Excellent amenities, including: swimming pool, lake, sports fields, picnic shelter, bike path, restrooms & a walking trail. 199 Memorial Dr. 308-872-2003


Nebraska One Box Convention Center

A small restaurant with amazing food and great service! Owned by John Stec! Specializing in buffets, burgers and sandwiches. 1110 E. 4th St. 402-387-0500

Keller Park State Recreation Area 402-684-2921

We are your local community connection for high quality meat, foods, deli and bakery items with friendly service and great prices. 611 E. 4th St. 402-387-1450

Rodeway Inn

1124 E. 4th St. 402-387-1050

ANSELMO Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

Visitors will find a peaceful setting with rustic cabins, fishing, paddleboats, camping and hiking. 43400 Hwy S. 21 A 308-749-2235

ARNOLD The Arnold Exchange

Breakfast and lunch specials, as well as options including sandwiches, pizza, salads and grab & go items. Open seven days a week. 104 Arnold Ave. 308-848-3354

Arnold Golf Course

This public scenic 9-hole run crosses a small creek four times, contains many trees and spans approximately 75 acres. 308-529-2665

Arnold Lake, Campground and Recreation Area

Pibel Lake Recreation Area

This 26-acre lake provides boating and fishing. Picnicking and primitive camping areas. Open year-round. Free. 308-728-3221

Ortello Dale is your home away from home store. We are a home decor and gift store specializing in unique, one of a kind items. 421 S. 9th Ave. 308-872-2727

Allen’s Pizza Place

Round Valley Farmhouse

111 S. Clark St. 402-684-2555

Bassett City Park

W. U.S. Hwy 20 402-684-3338

Bassett Lodge

Historic charm, modern comfort, “1950’s modernaire” hotel. 205 Clark St. 402-684-3379

The Corral Bar

206 S. Clark St. 402-684-3473

Long Lake State Recreation Area

Calamus Golf Course

We put unique life back into old furniture by repurposing it, ours or yours! Shop from a variety of consigners and products. We rent tuxedos too! 117 S. Clark St. 402-322-1238

Range Cafe

Classic diner, serving traditional favorites and much more! 205 Clark St. 402-684-3379

Rock County Historical Museum

Sandhills Guest Ranch B&B

42852 W. N. Loup Rd. 308-547-2460


BrewBakers Coffee House and Gifts

Boarders Inn and Suites

Jim’s is a small town, friendly bar serving classics like hamburgers, cheeseburgers, steaks, south of the border and other favorites. 208 W. Arnold Ave. 308-848-2900

509 S. 9th Ave. 308-872-6662 Boarders Inn & Suites is conveniently located near everything Broken Bow has to offer and provides easy access for traveling on Nebraska highways. 215 E. S. E St. 308-872-6428

Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry Motel

Free wireless internet access 1037 E. South St. 308-872-6842

Chapin’s Furniture & Decorating 846 S. E St.

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

The Halstead House (Bed & Breakfast) N. Carroll St.

The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites is located in Broken Bow, along Highway 2. We offer daily hot breakfast and an indoor pool and spa. 2570 S. 27th Ave. 308-767-2060

Hidden Valley Outfitters & Hidden Valley Campground

Custer County Museum/ Historical Society

79975 Lower Powell Canyon Rd. 308-848-3302

Jake’s Horses & Harleys Grille

209 W. Arnold Ave. 308-650-0532

ASHBY CaLinda’s Pot Shop & Art Gallery

Handmade pottery, watercolor, oil paintings, pastels and inks with a Western flair featuring landscapes of the Nebraska Sandhills. 113 Main St. 308-458-8051

Burwell Area/Garfield County CVB

The Porch

Arrow Hotel & Bonfire Grill

Grazers Bar & Grill

Complimentary coffee, wireless internet access. 517 S. 1st St. 308-346-5556

Burwell City Park

104 S. Clark St. 402-822-0461

Free high-speed internet access. 11-room motel. 302 W. Arnold Ave. 308-848-0064

In the basement of this piece of history is lodging with all the amenities. You have a separate entrance to a home away from home. N. Walnut 308-520-1102

Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry Motel

Old Feed Store Art Center


Center School Guest House


404 Grand Ave. 308-346-5210 888-328-7935

Arnold Motel & Camp Site

106 S. Walnut St. 308-529-0228

Country stay with modern amenities. Perfect for families, couples retreats and even can be used for business meetings. 79918 Rd. 441 308-870-3053



Arnold’s Winsome Inn & Suites

Ortello Dale


Call for hours or to set appointment. W. U.S. Hwy 20 402-244-5445

Individual rooms, as well as camper hook-ups, tent spots, showers for truckers, restaurants nearby. Call directly or make reservations online. 307 Hillcrest 308-848-2223

The One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow, Nebraska, is a prime event venue, equipped with cutting edge technology. 2750 S. 27th Ave. 308-870-0374

We host a photo gallery for Solomon D. Butcher, our pioneer photographer. Our research center archives have genealogy & history of Custer County area. 445 S. 9th Ave. 308-872-2203

N. 8th St. 308-346-4509 82796 Whitetail Ln. 308-346-5559

Calamus Outfitters LLC

Calamus Outfitters is your vacation destination. Great space for a large family gathering or just a peaceful getaway for the two of you. 83720 Valleyview Ave. 308-346-4697

Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area 42285 York Point Rd. 308-346-5666

Calamus State Fish Hatchery

Below the Virginia Smith Dam (Calamus Reservoir). 42254 Hatchery Rd. 308-346-4226

Cedar Creek Cabin LLC

210 S. 6th Ave. 402-202-1712

Country Cabinn

Quiet setting; Minutes from the lake; 2 separate units with full kitchen and baths; room to park boats. 853 D St. 308-214-0920

Dry Creek Western Wear

Dry Creek offers a full line of the ‘die hard cowboy stuff’ – products used and worn by the people who live this lifestyle everyday. 827 G St. 308-346-4810

Fifth Avenue Cottage

210 S. 5th Ave. 308-214-0230

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Restored 1870s Plains infantry fort. Free admission for children under 3. 82034 Fort Ave. 308-346-4715

The Hub

180 Grand Ave. 308-346-4674

Kaleo on the River

46872 Willow Springs Rd. 308-346-5083


Fiesta Brava

Fresh Mexican cuisine with daily specials and a full bar available! 625 S. 10th Ave. 308-872-6022

Mariposa is a trendy boutique full of women’s clothing, unique home decor, baby items, gifts and locally made items. 412 Grand Ave. 308-346-4964

Kinkaider Brewing Co.

Pump & Pantry Motel

43860 Paulsen Rd. 308-872-8348

Lillie Kate Boutique

833 S. D St.

517 S. 1st St. 308-346-5556

Rodeo Inn

In-room coffee. 150 S. Hwy 11 308-346-4408

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Red & White Market

120 Howells Ave. 308-738-2249

Melham Park & Sports Complex




Rowse’s 1+1 Ranch

Looking to work cattle, saddle up and learn what ranching is all about? Looking for a true ranching experience, this is your place! 46849 833rd Rd. 308-346-5530

Sandhills Safari Jeep Tours

Guided open air jeep tours on the Switzer Ranch provide a rare opportunity to experience Nebraska’s natural paradise of the Sandhills. 83720 Valleyview Ave. 308-346-4697

Sandhills Suites

Spacious suites with a private bedroom and bathroom. Queen pullout couch, big screen Smart TVs, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and local coffee. 412 Grand Ave. 308-346-4964

The Wagner Bunkhouse and Cabins 46042 825th Rd. 308-346-4931

CALLAWAY Seven Valleys Museum

102 N. Grand Ave. 308-870-2107


Colony Bar & Grill

Great burgers and steaks. Refreshments. Motel, liquor store and large Subway in the same complex. Moderately priced menu. 700 NE Hwy 92 308-745-0164

Colony Inn

Colony Inn Motel, Colony Bar & Grill, Spirit Shoppe and Subway all in one great location. Great burgers, steaks and your favorite beverages. 700 NE Hwy 92 308-745-0164

Nebraska’s first and best tanking operation. Located on the upper Cedar River which is spring-fed. We supply custom made picnic table with each tank. 82379 Ericson-Scotia Ave. 308-750-5974

Lake Ericson

49147 Pothast Rd. 308-728-3132

HALSEY 40637 River Loop 308-533-2257 nebraska/about-forest/districts/?cid=stelprdb5343059

Loup Valley Veterans Memorial Park

We are an independently owned and operated full service pharmacy with a wide selection of cards and gift items. 133 S. 7th St. 308-745-2109

Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area

Sherman Reservoir offers nearly 5,000 acres of land and 3,000 acres of water for great fishing, boating and primitive camping. Park permit required. 79025 Sherman Dam Rd. Ste. 1 308-745-0230


Redwood Inn

Located near the Nebraska National Forest, in the heart of the Sandhills. 11 guest rooms, a 2-bedroom bunkhouse, perfect for your Sandhills adventure. 503 NE Hwy 2 308-533-2240

Redwood Inn Campground

Full hookup spaces complete with restroom and shower facilities. 504 NE Hwy 2 308-533-2240

HYANNIS Grant County Museum

105 E. Harrison 308-458-2371

Hyannis Hotel

102 S. Main St. 308-458-2344

Popcorn County USA

107 N. Grand Ave. 308-496-4781, 800-445-2868

ORD Anderson Island

Auble’s Pond

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden store is filled with unique gifts, handmade crafts and antiques, cards, candies, candles and more! 80445 Rd. 431

Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park

Peaceful and secluded, includes a 60-acre Sandhills lake surrounded by 180 acres of rolling hills. Power boating, fishing, bird watching & picnicking. Cottonwood Lake Rd. 308-684-3428

A paved two-mile hike/bike trail circles the pond and makes its way through a canopy of trees on the north edge of the pond with docks. 24th & G St. 308-728-5791

Bussell Park

Includes playground, tennis and sand volleyball courts. Adjacent to baseball and softball fields, golf course, swimming pool and Aubles Pond. 24th & G St. 308-728-5791

Cobblestone Inn & Suites

Complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Unwind, relax and rest peacefully in our cozy and spacious guestrooms. 127 Trotter Ave. 308-728-5122

Evelyn Sharp Airfield

N. Hwy 11 308-728-3913

The Golden Husk


The historical theater built in 1928 hosts arts and cultural events including theatre productions, concerts, movies and community gatherings. 129 S. 16th St. 308-730-8133

Double R Guest Ranch LLC

Kindergarten Park

Enjoy lakes, open prairie and dark skies. Fish, hike, hunt and relax in serious seclusion with cozy cabins equipped with kitchens and outdoor games. 86091 Double R Dr. 308-546-2314 866-217-2042

Glidden Canoe Rental

We have 2 tent campgrounds on the Middle Loup and Dismal Rivers and RV hookups at the motel. Tanking also available. 507 SW. 1st 308-546-2206

Hondo Lanes

Hondo Lanes is here for your bowling needs. We offer leagues, open bowling, children’s party bowling and bumper bowling. We also are here for parties. 202 S. Washington Ave. 308-546-2417

Macke’s Grocery & Deli


Regional art work, collectables and gifts. Expressions in oil, charcoal, acrylic, water color, clay, glass, textiles and metal. 414 1st St. 308-219-0382


Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area

804 Pine St. 308-533-2345

Main Street Gallery

Anderson Island provides access for swimming, canoeing, tubing, bird watching or relaxing on a sand-bottom river. E. Hwy 70 308-728-5791

Nebraska National Forest (Bessey Ranger District) Pine Street Cabin

Hwy 11 402-389-0537

Private park with minimal fee for usage. Primitive camping with easy access to the Niobrara River. 402-382-5646

Double T Bar

40637 River Loop 308-533-2257 nebraska/about-forest/districts/?cid=stelprdb5343058

Davis Creek Reservoir

Loup City Rx Shoppe

The park preserves a turn-of-the-century working cattle ranch. Ranch house, outbuildings and visitor center. 308-684-3428

103 Main St. 308-533-2208


705 O St. 308-745-2021

Loup City Diner


Charles E. Bessey Tree Nursery

Newport Pool Hall

Located 18 miles south of Ord, Davis Creek is a hidden gem in Central Nebraska. Great for wildlife viewing, water sports, camping and fishing. 308-728-3221

Meadville Park

Get Tanked


Kindergarten Park is a park perfect for children. Here you’ll find a skate park, playground equipment and basketball courts. 17th & O St. 308-728-5791

North Loup River

A spring-fed, sand-bottomed river that covers nearly onefifth of Nebraska. Serves as a water trail for canoeing and kayaking. 308-728-7875

Ord Aquatic Center & Splash Pad

A great place to cool off during blistering summer days for people of any age. 24th & J St. 308-728-7779

Rex & Deb’s River Lodge

An elegant lodge and a haven of peacefulness. This bed and breakfast is on the North Loup River and only minutes away from Ord and Burwell. 47563 815th Rd. 308-728-3990

198 E. 5th St. 402-640-0816

Our specialties include hot breakfast sandwiches and bakery rolls daily. We offer subs, wraps and chef salads to go, plus fresh meats and sausage. 104 NW. 1st St. 308-546-2261

Long Pine State Recreation Area

Mullen Arts Center

81063 480th Ave. 402-276-4394


In the scenic North Loup River Valley, serving a variety of handcrafted, local beer that prides itself on simplicity and Nebraska Sandhills water. 141 S. 16th St. 308-728-5050

Long Pine “Paradise House”

Long Pine is a 153-acre tract of Pine Ridge land straddling Long Pine Creek. The area offers basic camping, fishing, hiking and an archery range. 402-684-2921

LOUP CITY Bowman Lake

Middle Loup River access and 20-acre lake. Excellent location for fishing, camping, picnicking and swimming. 308-745-0230


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The Mullen Arts Center is comprised of local artists and features various art exhibitions and adult/youth workshops each month. 109 NW. 1st St. 308-546-0636

Niobrara Valley Vineyards

Nestled in the Sandhills on the Diamond Lazy J Ranch, including a working cattle ranch, a winery and vineyard and our western style tasting room. 90256 State Spur 16F 402-823-4131

Riverview Bunkhouse

Scratchtown Brewing Company

The Shepherds’ Inn Bed & Breakfast, Inc. 46919 814 Rd. 308-728-3306

Trotter Event Center

127 Trotter Ave. 308-728-5307






Sunny Brook Camp & Prairie River Outfitter

Augusta Wind

Home to the Valley County Fair, Loup Valley Livestock Challenge, Valley County Home & Ag Expo. 801 S St. 308-728-5071



Valley County Tourism

89748 U.S. Hwy 183 402-497-3571

Valley County Courthouse

The historic Valley County Courthouse is the focal point of the downtown square. The green space provides an ideal atmosphere for community events. 125 S. 15th St. 308-728-3700

Valley County Fairgrounds

SARGENT Comstock Premier Lodge LLC

This 8,500-sq-ft lodge and bed and breakfast on the edge of the Sandhills offers 9 private rooms (sleeps 32) with a full bath in each room. 81785 Rd. 457 308-527-4199

Thompsons Treasures Antiques & Uniques 100 N. Hwy 183 308-750-9435

SCOTIA Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine 801231 NE Hwy 11 308-245-3276

SPALDING Crazy Rayz Tanking

Enjoy tanking, whether you’re 2 or 92, to view the beautiful scenery of the Cedar River or kick back and have a cold one with friends and family. 82228 499th Ave. 308-571-0990

The Sawle Mill, inc.

ST. PAUL Loup River Distilling

Loup River Distilling serves craft cocktails using our own distilled vodka, whiskey, gin and hooch. Come see us for a tasting and tour. 503 Howard Ave. 308-754-2242

Miletta Vista Winery

Our scenic beauty takes second place to customer care, wines of unparalleled quality and foods prepared in culinary excellence. 1732 U.S. Hwy 281 308-754-4416

Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball

Displays of Nebraska Baseball Hall of Famers plus other Nebraska players. 619 Howard Ave. 308-754-5558

North Loup State Recreation Area

North Loup is a 13-acre area adjacent to the Loup River with 2 ponds totaling 7 acres. Fishing, picnicking, a playground and primitive campsites. 7425 S. U.S. Hwy 281 308-385-6211

Sweet Shoppe

Great food. Breakfasts, lunches and more! Come see our extensive cookie jar collection. We feature a full bakery with everything from donuts to pies! 605 Howard Ave. 308-754-4900

This challenging, 9-hole course boasts watered greens & fairways, tee boxes, sand traps, natural rough and varied elevations including a deep canyon. 308-636-8900

Bootleg Brewers

Located on a working ranch near the Calamus Lake. On site we have a brewery, steakhouse and cabins nestled on our 40 acre beer garden. 45145 829th Rd. 308-942-3440

Creekside at Calamus West

We are an RV campsite with electricity and water. A convenience store bar and grill selling liquor, beer, wine, ice, grocery and fishing supplies. 45538 Hwy 96 308-346-4644

Harrop Sandhills Park

The park offers a closeup of the Sandhills and has a 1/3-mile walking trail with guides to native range plants, historical information and camping.

Historical Museum of Loup County

A local museum filled with artifacts of local history from the era when Loup County was settled and established. Open by appointment. Murray St. & 4th St. 308-942-6103

Lazy D Restaurant and Lounge

The Lazy D Restaurant and Lounge is located in the heart of Taylor. We are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, late night menu on weekends. 308 3rd St. 308-942-3400

Loup County Veterans Memorial

The Loup County Veteran’s Memorial is dedicated to the military men and women of the United States who served their country. Open year-round. 203 3rd St. 308-942-6195

Taylor Community Arboretum

Hwy 91 & 183

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1514 K St. 308-728-7875

Family friendly, quiet, alcohol-free campground located on the Niobrara National Scenic River. 41508 River Rd. 402-376-1887




Taylor RV Park

Little Outlaw Canoe, Tube & Kayak Rentals


Taylor Villagers

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area

Smith Falls State Park

Located at the junctions of Highway 91 and 183, you will find area brochures and memorabilia. Hwy 91 & 183 308-346-4697

The Niobrara Lodge

Snake River Falls


Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center

Restroom facilities available at city park just 1 block east. Calamus Dam only 15 minutes away. Hwy 91 & 5th St. 308-942-6136 Taylor “Villagers” are life size paintings which “Capture The Spirit Of Our Past.” Hwy 91 & 183 308-214-0847

Taylor Visitor Information Center

Niobrara River trip outfitter in Valentine, Nebraska, “for all your summer fun.” 1005 E. U.S. Hwy 20 402-376-1822 This 3,000 acre reservoir set in the Nebraska Sandhills offers great fishing and camping. Park entry permit required. 402-376-3320 803 E. U.S. Hwy 20 402-376-3000

Little Girls Lost Historical Marker & Bronze Statue Main & Walnut 308-645-2489

Outstanding for river recreation with a unique mix of cliffs, rock formations, waterfalls, diverse plants and animals, fossils and high-water quality. 214 W. U.S. Hwy 20 402-376-1901

Middle Loup River Ranch

Peppermill & E.K. Valentine Lounge

Ranch house adjacent to Nebraska National Forest with 90,000 acres of public access areas to enjoy. 40203 NE Hwy 2 308-645-2715

Roadside Inn

Full hookups available. 39357 NE Hwy 2 308-645-2284

Sandhill River Trips

502 E. Hwy 20 402-376-2800

The Prairie Club

The Prairie Club is a 46-hole golf destination with two 18hole courses, on-site dining and comfortable lodging. This is as pure as golf gets. 88897 State Hwy 97 888-402-1101

Sandhill River Trips offers tubing, tanking and kayaking floats down the scenic Middle Loup River in Thedford, Nebraska. 608 Court St. 308-645-2235

Raine Motel

Sandhills Retreat Airbnb

Rocky Ford Camp and Outfitters LLC

Thomas County Historical Museum

Former Chester and Ida Paxton home. The museum depicts the history of the Sandhills Region and many relics used by the settlers. 609 Court St. 308-645-2477

Our motel has rooms with 1 queen and rooms with 2 queens. Outdoor entrance. Clean. 618 W. Hwy 20 402-376-2030 One or two-day river trips. Rocky Ford uses all Old Town canoes and kayaks. Camping, cabins and convenience store available. 41619 River Rd. 402-497-3479

A runza is a delicious blend of fresh ground beef, cabbage, onions and our secret spices. 527 E. Hwy 20 402-389-7434 Nebraska’s newest state park. A national historic bridge across the Niobrara River provides access for visitors to our state’s highest waterfall. 90165 Smith Falls Rd. 402-376-1306

Trade Winds Motel

Large, clean and comfortable rooms. Updated and nonsmoking. Microfridge/coffee. Breakfast, high speed fiber wireless internet. Local owners on site. 1009 E. U.S. Hwy 20 402-376-1600, 888-376-1601

Valentine City Park

Primitive camping along Minnechaduza Creek. 2 Lakeshore Dr. 402-376-2323

Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

A Sandhills prairie with shallow lakes surrounded by marshes. The refuge provides a rich environment for all sorts of waterfowl and wildlife. 39679 Pony Lake Rd. 402-376-1889

Wildcat Camp

Primitive, riverside tent campsites with fire rings and picnic tables. Can accommodate small to large groups. 603 C St. 402-376-3708

Young’s Western Wear

Quality western clothing and gear for a region where the cattle industry is the foundation of a small-town work ethic and cowboy craftsmanship. 143 N. Main St. 800-658-4398

VALENTINE Auntie D’s Gift and Coffee Shop

We offer a variety of home decor, kitchen items and many specialty coffee drinks including lattes, mochas, frapps, iced lattes and many more. 201 N. Main St. 402-376-3318

Bolo Beer Co.

420 E. 1st St. 402-259-5180

Brewers Canoers & Tubers

Canoe, tube or kayak the beautiful Niobrara River. Reservations can be made on Brewers online booking system. 433 E. Hwy 20 402-376-2046

Broken Spoke Boutique

Family owned & operated, offering a variety of handmade jewelry, children’s & women’s clothing, natural skin care & eco-friendly products. 205 N. Main St. 803-422-1629

Cherry County Tourism

This region is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Rolling sandhills to the winding Niobrara River – adventure and scenic beauty that we are famous for. 239 S. Main St. 402-376-2969, 800-658-4024

Comfort Inn

This smoke free hotel is located near popular attractions, including the Prairie Club Golf Course, Rosebud Casino and Niobrara National Scenic River. 101 S. Main St. 402-376-3300

Frosty Drive-In

223 S. Main St. 402-376-2786

Golden Prairie Bison

We raise and sell American Bison. We also provide educational tours about prairie ecosystems and camping experiences to visitors. 39953 State Hwy 12

Graham Canoe Outfitters

Half-day to two-day trips with canoes, tubes, tandem and solo kayaks, car shuttles, riverside camping and full-service catered floats. 603 E. C St. 402-376-3708


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WHAT TO DO Grant’s Soulful Salvage takes the saying “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. Here you'll find one-of-a-kind home decor items. Hit the water at Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area in McCook. Browse Ogallala’s Petrified Wood Gallery. The collection showcases ancient woods, fossils, Native American artifacts and artwork. Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in Enders offers 5,700 acres of outdoor fun, including boating, fishing and camping. WHERE TO STAY Lakeview Lodge in Stratton offers public hunting grounds and peaceful overnight stays. Rent an RV from Lake Mac RV Rentals in Lemoyne to maximize your time at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area. At Balcony House Bed & Breakfast in Imperial, four of the five rooms offer a cozy enclosed porch. OLE'S BIG GAME STEAKHOUSE & LOUNGE, PAXTON


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WHERE TO EAT At Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse

& Lounge, a Paxton landmark, enjoy hearty fare surrounded by impressive taxidermy. Sample new favorites at Hillside Perk in Culbertson. Get classic Italian fare at Citta’ Deli in McCook. In Madrid, line up for fresh-baked cinnamon rolls at Madrid General Store. The Cedar Room, in North Platte, is an upscale dining experience, specializing in succulent steaks and seafood. Nachos, wings and brisket mac and cheese are just a few of the items on the ultimate bar menu at Driftwood in Ogallala.

WHERE TO DRINK In Moorefield, there’s a unique spirit: Make an appointment to visit Lazy RW Distillery and sip straight and flavored whiskeys that start with Nebraska corn and family recipes. With live music, pool tables and a casual atmosphere, Ogallala’s Open Range Grill is the perfect joint to relax and unwind with your favorite beverage.


Largest lake in 3-state area Natural white-sand beaches Fishing • Camping • Boating Explore the Old West history of Ogallala & Keith County

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Open to all ages and all countries! At least one of your birding locations must be at the Red Willow State Recreation Area.

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Old Depot Vineyard and Winery

Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area

The Balcony House B&B

What was once the 1909 Gothenburg Union Pacific Depot has now been moved & restored into one of Nebraska’s newest and most vibrant wineries! 33651 E. Banner Rd. 308-584-2251

Potter’s Pasture Mountain Bike Trail

Potter’s Pasture consists of 100 miles of the best mountain bike trails through 1,200 acres of hills, canyons, groves of trees & native grasses. 308-530-1897

BRULE Bayside Golf Club

Five tee boxes allow all skill levels to enjoy the course with breathtaking views of Big Mac. The facility also houses an 18-hole putt-putt course. 865 Lakeview W. Rd. 308-287-4653

Lake McConaughy Guide Services

For a great personal fishing experience on Lake McConaughy, Ogallala, NE. Families welcome. We furnish the boat, tackle, bait & fish cleaning. 308-289-1904

CULBERTSON Hillside Perk

The entire area encompasses 5,700 acres. Good escape for outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy the bounties of nature in peaceful, uncrowded settings. 73122 338 Ave. 308-394-5118

GRANT Meadowlark Gallery Soulful SaLvAgE

The Historic Walk of Fame

Gatherers of the unique and quirky, along with the ordinary. We refurbish and combine to create one-of-akind pieces and take orders for custom work. 221 Central Ave. 308-352-6674

HAIGLER Conoco Station Museum

Hwy 34 & Porter Ave. 308-340-1689

Cornerstone Museum Hwy 34 & Porter Ave.

Haigler White House

A Victorian bed & breakfast. 143 S. East Ave. 308-340-1689


Texas Trail Canyon

100 S. Porter Ave.

Hwy 34 308-340-1689

74869 Rd. 391 308-367-6504


Valley View Inn

Midway Motel


748 E. 12th 308-882-4880


One Room Country School House Museum

Great rates, open year round. 202 Garlick Ave. 308-367-4580

Imperial Inn

246 Central Ave. 308-352-4574

37416 U.S. Hwy 34 308-278-3100

Fox Creek Outdoors

Luxury accommodations, five large rooms, all with private baths. Southwest Nebraska’s premier B&B. 1006 Court St. 308-882-5597, 888-882-5597

Great rates, open year round. 73706 NE Hwy 25 308-286-3253

Built in a pioneer town that was too small for two churches, the Catholic/Protestant Little Church is a monument to religious harmony. 308-726-2006

LEMOYNE Lake Mac RV Rentals - Arthur Bay Area, Lake McConaughy

Lake McConaughy, with beautiful, soft, white-sand beaches and blue waters, is a popular attraction for camping, boating and fishing. 51 McGinley Lake Rd. 308-289-6769

LEWELLEN TG Camper Rentals - Lake McConaughy 308-280-1203

MADRID Madrid General Store

A family-owned business that replicates Amish and Mennonite stores. Purchase gifts, books, linens and doilies, candles, children’s toys, and food. 302 S. Perkins Ave. 308-326-4630

MCCOOK Cedar Inn-4-Less

HBO, free high speed wireless internet access. Microwaves, refrigerators, irons and hairdryers in rooms. Gold Award winner. 1401 E. C St. 308-345-7091

Chief Motel

Fax and copy services, free Wi-Fi. 612 W. B St. 308-345-3700

Citta’ Deli & Restaurant

110 W. 1st St. 308-345-1515

Coppermill Steakhouse

N. Hwy 83 & Coppermill St. 308-345-2296

Days Inn & Suites

Free wireless internet, hair-dryers, in-room coffee/ refrigerator/microwaves, irons, close to Heritage Hills golf. 901 N. U.S. Hwy 83 308-345-7115

Economy Inn

Free breakfast and in-room coffee, free high speed internet access, refrigerators and microwaves, non-smoking rooms, all rooms ground level. 1103 E. B St. 308-345-1141

Heritage Hills

6000 Club House Dr. 308-345-5032

Horse Creek Inn

Fax/copy service, jacuzzi suites. High-speed wireless internet access. One Holiday Bison Dr. 308-345-4505

Karrer Park

1628 E. B St. 308-345-2022

Lighthouse Marina & Grill N. Hwy 83 308-345-2292

Loop Brewing Company

Enjoy the historic building, unique atmosphere, fresh brick-oven pizza and smooth craft beer. 404 W. A St. 308-345-5198


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Mac’s Drive-In

Americas Best Value Inn Travelers Inn

Cody Park

Museum of the High Plains 421 Norris Ave. 308-345-3661

Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds, our heated outdoor pool and relax while saving money year-round with our Kids Stay Free Policy. 602 E. 4th St. 308-534-4020

Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area

Another Round Sports Bar and Grill

Comfort Inn & Suites

Sew Blessed

Best Western Plus North Platte Inn & Suites

809 W. B St. 308-345-2420

402 Norris Ave. Ste. 103 308-344-9389

Visit McCook

402 Norris Ave. 308-345-1200

Enjoy drinks and dinner in our sports bar dining room or on our patio and enjoy the river and golf course views. We also offer carry out options. 1008 W. 18th St. 308-534-2080 Conveniently located close to I-80 in the heart of Nebraska! Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Indoor heated pool. 3201 S. Jeffers St. 308-534-3120

Birdwood WMA Lake


Visit this picturesque area for great scenery, tranquility and nature. Located near North Platte. N. Platte Exit 177

Lazy RW Distillery

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreation Area

511 S. Ash St. 308-530-0600

NORTH PLATTE 20th Century Veterans’ Memorial

Dedicated to the military men and women of the United States who served their country. Open year-round, 24 hrs/ day. Donations appreciated. 2811 S. Jeffers 308-532-6579

83 Motel

This motel features an outdoor pool and is less than one mile from the Children’s Museum, the Cody Park Railroad Museum and the Wild West Memorial. 920 N. Jeffers St. 308-532-2313

A-1 Sunset Mobile Park

This RV park has 24 units with TV and laundry, plus children stay free. It is also located near Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. 3120 Rodeo Rd. 308-532-9182

Home of famed showman scout William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, this park recaptures the life and career of the showman, army scout and buffalo hunter. 2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd. 308-535-8035

CB’s Hideaway

CB’s Hideaway is a full service campground. Each stall has a picnic table and a fire pit. We also have a playground and the fishing is excellent! 206 W. N. Lake Rd. 308-539-3985

The Cedar Room

With its unique atmosphere of modern meets rustic, you will feel cozy yet elegant all while eating from our delicious American fusion cuisine menu. 505 N. Dewey St. 308-532-4825

Cody Go-Karts Family Fun Park

Features figure 8 go-karts, slick track go-karts, bumper boats, hi ball, 3 waterslides, kiddie wading pool, game room, snack bar and much more! 805 Halligan Dr. 308-534-8277

This conveniently located I-80 hotel offers the relaxing accommodations you need to be ready for the day ahead. Breakfast and indoor pool included. 2809 Halligan Dr.

Days Inn

Our hotel offers the comforts and conveniences you expect at a value you’ll love. With 48 units, suites available and continental breakfast included. 3102 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-9321

Double Dips Ice Creamery 522 N. Dewey St.

Espresso Shop by Caravan

419 N. Dewey St. 308-534-9550

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

319 W. S. River Rd. 308-532-9900

Fort Cody Trading Post

Watch a miniature replica of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show on the half hour. Also enjoy the exhibits of the Old West in the museum. 221 Halligan Dr. 308-532-8081

Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center

Take in the sights and sounds of Bailey Yard, the world’s largest classification rail yard. Witness more than 150 trains are processed each day. 1249 N. Homestead Rd. 308532-9920

Grain Bin Antique Town

Grain Bin Antique Town has salvaged and repurposed historical grain bins and filled them with antique treasures of all kinds. 10641 S. Old Hwy 83 Rd. 308-539-7401

Hampton Inn

Applebee’s and Dunkin Donuts adjacent. Coffee makers, hair dryers, irons in all rooms. Free Wi-Fi. 200 Platte Oasis Pkwy 308-534-6000

Enjoy a panoramic view of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard from the two observation decks of the Golden Spike Tower in North Platte, Nebraska! Full-service gift shop. Pets welcome. Picnic area available. Open daily.

A panoramic view of the world’s largest rail yard.

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A water lover’s paradise, offering a great setting for fishing, boating, water skiing and winter sports. Camping facilities, swimming beach and more. 72718 Tr. 2 308-345-5899

Home to a collection of animals, picnic areas, children’s rides, concession stand, camping pads, horseshoes, disc golf, playgrounds, swim pool & more. 1601 N. Jeffers St. 308-535-6718





North Platte Inn & Suites

Located a short distance off of Interstate-80. Within close proximity of many restaurants, convenience stores and Walmart. Breakfast included. 1209 S. Dewey 308-532-0130 800-678-4025

North Platte Visitors Bureau

101 Halligan Dr. 308-532-4729, 800-955-4528

Pals Brewing Company

Not just a business, it’s who we are. An extension of us as people. We welcome you to join us anytime because truly “you’re always at home with Pals.” 4520 S. Buffalo Bill Ave. 308-221-6715

Peg Leg Brewery

Specialty craft beer brewed by Captain Peg Leg, served in a warm, welcoming environment with Midwest hospitality and pub munchies to accommodate! 2519 Halligan Dr. 308-252-1658

Prairie Arts Center

The Prairie Arts Center provides opportunities for creative self-expression through exhibits, classes and community events. 416 N. Jeffers St. 308-534-5121

Prairie Friends and Flowers

Enjoy our beautiful gift and floral shop in a 100-year-old home. Try samples of our gourmet food lines and enjoy our adult humor soaps and candles. 320 W. 4th St. 308-532-2577

Quality Inn

Conveniently located near I-80 and within walking distance of the 20th Century Veterans Memorial, the Quality Inn North Platte is the place to be. 2901 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-6144

Quilt Rack & Wool Cubby Holiday Inn Express

High speed internet access. 300 Holiday Frontage Rd. 308-532-9500

Holiday RV Park & Campground

Heated pool, large pull-through sites with 50-amp hookups, cable and free Wi-Fi access plus laundry facilities, a playground and kids stay free! 601 Halligan Dr. 308-534-2265

Homestead Pumpkin Patch

Family fun! Enjoy hayrack rides, u-pick pumpkins, a jump pillow, barrel car ride, hill slide, concession stand, fire pits and more. 6459 S. Homestead Rd. 308-398-6444

Husker Inn

This down-to-earth budget hotel is near the Children’s Museum, Cody Park and the Lincoln County Historical Museum. We offer 21 rooms and internet. 721 E. 4th St. 308-534-6960

I-80 Lakeside Campground

Lincoln County Historical Museum

Home of the North Platte Canteen exhibit, with wagons & artifacts displayed in a restored Old West town. Hands on history spanning the last 200 years. 2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave. 308-534-5640

Lincoln County Raceway

Saturday night racing for stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport modified and sport compacts. Plus special events hosted here throughout the year! 5015 Rodeo Rd. 308-530-5947

Lincoln Highway Diner

Comfort food at a fair price. Traditional homestyle fare. All day breakfast with lunch & dinner. 320 Rodeo Rd. 308-534-5124

Lincoln Highway RV Park

Lincoln County RV Park has everything you need for your outdoor adventures. We offer propane, a grill, a bar and an entertainment venue. 4684 W. Hwy 30 308-534-4910

Clean private lake. 89 sites & tent camping. Shower house, laundry & small store. Non-motorized watercraft for rent (no outside watercraft allowed). 3800 Hadley Dr. 308-534-5077

McNeil House Bed & Brew

Judy’s Grab-A-Bite

Memorial Park Splash Pad

This café serves breakfast, lunch and tasty desserts! Located in the newly restored Historical Canteen District! 517 N. Dewey St. 308-221-6782

Lake Maloney Golf Club

A recent facelift carved this into a challenging regulation course. Wavelike terrain ripples the course and sand and trees punctuate several holes. 608 Birdie Ln. 308-532-9998

Lake Maloney State Recreation Area

Conveniently located reservoir offers camping, fishing, boating, picnicking and other outdoor fun. Open yearround. Park permit required. 308-535-8025

Owned & operated by Pal’s Brewing Company. 2351 W. State Farm Rd. 308-530-0889 The perfect place for small children to cool off on a hot summer day. The park and splash pad are free and open to everyone! E. 4th St. 308-535-6700 www.visitnorthplatte. com/directory-posts/splash-pad-in-memorial-park

Motel 6

Conveniently located along Hwy 83, adjacent to the recreational trail along the South Platte river, close to Centennial Park, dining and shopping. 1520 S. Jeffers St. 308-534-6200


2701 Halligan Dr. 308-252-7042

Neville Center for the Performing Arts

2600 Eagles Wings Pl. 308-534-0700

The historic Fox Theater was built in 1929 and is now home of the North Platte Community Playhouse. Various productions & movies throughout the year. 301 E. 5th St. 308-532-8559

Law Enforcement Memorial

North Platte Area Children’s Museum

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

A solemn memorial to honor those officers that selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their communities in the state of Nebraska. 2811 S. Jeffers


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An interactive place of learning, play and discovery for children and their families. With 10 interactive exhibits, the fun never stops. 314 N. Jeffers St. 308-532-3512

A premier quilt shop with more than 4,000 bolts of quality quilt fabrics, the best books, patterns and notions. Shop online or in store 6 days a week. 101 W. Front St. 308-532-2606

Ramada by Wyndham

Located north of Interstate 80, just west of U.S. Highway 83. Near many North Platte area attractions, visitors will find full service amenities. 2102 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-9090

River’s Edge Golf Course

Features modern amenities, a beautifully maintained course, lush greens and breathtaking views of the North Platte River. 1008 W. 18th St. 308-532-7550

Royal Wok Chinese Restaurant

One of the best Chinese restaurants! We specialize in providing customers with fast and delicious Chinese food and Asian cuisine. 1318 S. Chestnut St. 308-532-8145

Super 8

Guest laundry, free wireless internet access. Free SuperStart breakfast. 220 Eugene Ave. 308-532-4224

Tru by Hilton

Embrace the Tru in you at the newly built Tru by Hilton hotel. We’re near dining, museums, golf and one-of-a-kind spots that make travel fun. 2400 Halligan Dr. 308-532-8700

The Vault-Escape Games of Nebraska

The Vault is a premier escape experience. Bring your team. Bring your brain. Play the Game. Do you have what it takes? Don’t bank on it! 418 N. Dewey 308-221-6059

WB’s Fun Center

22 lanes of bowling, arcade, laser tag, pool room and party room! Inside you’ll also find Godfather’s Pizza Sports Grill. 1100 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-5720

Wild West Memorial

A statue of Buffalo Bill Cody stands at the entrance to Cody Park, the site of the original 1882 Old Glory Blowout & precursor to his Wild West Show. 1601 N. Jeffers St. 308-532-4729




OGALLALA Balcony House B&B

This 1887 Victorian mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Fri. before Memorial Day through Sun. before Labor Day. 1004 N. Spruce 800-658-4390

Boot Hill

Crandall Creek Golf Club

The front nine is level with rows of cottonwoods along the fairways. The back nine contrast the front with wide-open, rolling moguls and large greens. 359 Rd. E. 85 308-284-4358


118 N. Spruce 308-284-7053

Front Street and Cowboy Museum

This unique gallery features petrified wood from around the world plus an impressive array of pictures, music boxes, polished rocks and carvings. 418 E. 1st St. 308-284-9996

Quality Inn

Super 8 Motel

Oregon Trail Golf Course

500 E. A St. S. 308-284-2076

PARKS Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery 70995 Rock Creek Rd. 308-423-2080

Winemaker’s Loft

The Historic Walk of Fame


Plan your visit to Lake McConaughy and the Ogallala/Keith County area at and download the Lake McConaughy app. 119 E. 2nd 308-284-4066

Kingsley Lodge

1510 N. NE Hwy 61 308-284-2775

Lake McConaughy

1475 Hwy 61 N. 308-284-4066, 800-658-4390

Ogallala Antique Shop 109 W. 1st 308-284-9987

Ogallala KOA

Full-service RV park includes Wi-Fi, clean restrooms/ showers, playground, picnic tables, Direct TV and coin-op laundry on site. Pet friendly. 221 Rd. E. 85 308-284-1300

Oregon Trail Campground

108 Prospector Dr. 308-284-2056

Rodeway Inn

Country comfort with room for 6. Close to wildlife, fishing and fish hatchery. Full kitchen with all the amenities overlooking a 2-acre vineyard. 32621 Rock Creek Rd. 308-423-2062

Keith Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

I-80 Eastbound Sutherland rest area. Covered wagons on the Oregon Trail followed a narrow trail here. Come learn the story and see the ruts. 308-386-4617 This golf course & campground sit on the Sutherland Reservoir 1 mi. from I-80. This stop has everything from golfing and camping to boating & fishing. 31200 W. Tower Rd. 308-386-4653

201 Chuckwagon Rd. 308-284-3623

Recreation of 1880s Main Street. Open year-round, closed Sun. Western stage show June thru mid-Aug. Museum, gift shop, steakhouse and saloon. 519 E. 1st St. 308-284-6000 Downtown self-guided walking tour: 10 outdoor markers chronicle the history of Keith County. 308-284-4066

O’Fallon’s Bluff

Anne Marie’s Antiques & Gifts

Anne Marie’s is an antique and gift shop located in a historic Union Pacific Railroad Depot. 111 S. Oak St. 308-239-4400

Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge

123 N. Oak St. 308-239-4500

STRATTON Lakeview Lodge, Inc.

35685 Rd. 712 308-276-2166


Featuring refurbished timeless treasures, hand-painted shabby chic, locally made quality craft items, decor and collectibles from across the nation. 822 1st St. 308-386-6568

This beautiful lakeside course resides on a hillside, part of which the Oregon Trail once crossed. The adjacent campground and lake provide lodging. 31200 W. Tower Rd. 308-386-4653

Oregon Trail Mobile Estates

This quiet park in a country setting is ready to welcome you! We are named after the historic Oregon Trail so come trace the path of history. 31599 W. Park Rd. 308-386-4379

Park Motel

A 19 room, pet friendly motel. 1110 1st St. 308-386-4384

Sutherland Longhorn Bar

Craft beers, signature cocktails and pub food as well as 31 ft. of HD big screens, pool tables, shuffleboard, darts and electronic games. 830 1st St. 308-386-2327

Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area

Offering primitive campsites, camping area with electrical hookups, nine-hole golf course, four boat launching ramps and two swimming areas. 301 E. State Farm Rd. 308-535-8025

TRENTON Swanson Reservoir State Recreation Area

A major flood-control reservoir on the Republican River provides fishing and water-related activities. Park permit required. Camping fees. 36166 Rd. 44B 308-334-5493

WELLFLEET Wellfleet Lake

Hunting, fishing, birding and primitive camping access. No-wake boating allowed. 308-963-4366


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Texas Trail era cemetery where cowboys were buried with their boots on. Open daily. 119 E. 2nd St. 800-658-4390

Petrified Wood and Art Gallery




SOUTH CENTRAL Follow the trails — this region is full of them. Just be sure to look up for the iconic Archway and in spring, the sandhill crane migration.



WHAT TO DO Take a scenic drive through Cozad along the Barn Quilts Trail. With splashgrounds, boat rentals and fishing piers, Yanney Heritage Park in Kearney offers outdoor fun for all ages. In Red Cloud, take the “Country Tour” from the National Willa Cather Center. You’ll also see Cather’s childhood home and Pavelka Farmstead. Fonner Park in Grand Island hosts events year-round, but the big draw is thoroughbred racing from midFebruary to early May. Plus, a brand new casino and hotel is set to open in 2022. WHERE TO STAY Captain’s Lagoon features



WHERE TO EAT Dine at Joy’s Table in Kearney,

where the menu features delicious pasta dishes and steaks. Go for a variety of specialty pizzas at The Flippin Sweet in Kearney. Gothenburg’s Nebraska Barn and Grill offers an eclectic mix — from sirloin steaks to oven-roasted pastrami sandwiches — sure to please any palate. Stop by Shirley K’s in Cambridge, a favorite for coffee and sandwiches. For something different, munch on bruschetta boards and Japanesestyle noodle bowls at Odyssey in Hastings.

WHERE TO DRINK Grab a few pints in Grand Island’s Railside District at Prairie Pride Brewing Co. At Steeple Brewing Co. in Hastings, settle into an old church pew for fellowship with friends and craft beer. Sample creations such as the Prairie Peach pale wheat ale at Thunderhead Brewing in Kearney. 70

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water slides and a kids pool at Holiday Inn Kearney. Whisker Creek Ranch and Lodge in Gibbon offers a natural retreat surrounded by 25 acres and access to the Platte River. Stay in a room that belonged to Willa Cather or the rooms of her parents and siblings at the Cather Second Home Guest House.




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EarthBlooms EcoRetreat

Alma Farmers’ Market 717 Main St.

Joe Camera - Coffee House and Printing 717 Main St. 308-928-9060


Enjoy the serenity of the Great Plains on 1,000 acres of native mixed-grass prairie. 71637 Rd. 407 308-697-3220

Faling Living History Tour Home

Home is a designated Heritage Hidden Treasure and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its superior neoclassic architecture. 606 Parker St. 308-697-3220

Medicine Creek State Recreation Area

Includes free Wi-Fi, keycode locks, online check-in, RV parking. Affordable rates. 309 Chestnut St. 308-539-6139

A 1,700 acre reservoir and nearly 7,000 land acres provide fun for water enthusiasts and campers. Park entry permit required. 40611 Rd. 728 308-697-4667

Tornado Alley

Shirley K’s Coffee Shop

Shady Rest Motel

1212 W. Chestnut St. 308-962-5500

AYR Crystal Lake Recreation Area

Fishing access to Little Blue River and 5-acre lake, playground and gathering pavilions. Electric motor or non powered boating. RV and tent sites. 4480 W. Pony Express Rd. 402-463-8880

Homemade food including soup, sandwiches, desserts, cookies, cinnamon rolls, shakes, swirlies and on Fridays, a loose meat sandwich. 624 Patterson St. 308-697-3399

COZAD 100th Meridian Museum

Memorabilia from local businesses and individuals, a Yellowstone Touring Coach, period photos and displays telling the stories of early settlers. 206 E. 8th St. 308-784-3930


242 House, LLC

Five Arrows Boutique

Barn Quilts of Dawson County Trail

Come on down to Beaver City and shop at our new clothing boutique. You can find something for everyone from clothing and footwear to accessories. 418 Nebraska Ave. 308-655-0632

242 E. 8th St. 308-784-2422 Follow the Barn Quilts of Dawson County Trail where beauty, history and inspiration merge. Enjoy a scenic drive through our communities. 308-784-3930

Bella Italia Restaurant & Pizzeria


Authentic Italian food. All homemade, nothing processed. Eat like you’re in Italy. 114 W. 7th St. 308-784-3100

Countryside Market Bertrand

Cozad Chamber of Commerce

Your destination for homemade potato bologna, groceries, daily noon deli specials, party trays, a gift shop, candy bouquets and balloons. 522 Minor Ave. 308-472-3311

Cozad is a heart-warming community, located on the 100th Meridian, filled with history, innovative industries and art. We welcome you to Cozad! 209 W. 8th St. 308-784-3930

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Pavelka Farmstead

Gallagher Canyon is a 400-acre irrigation impoundment with 24 acres of recreation land adjacent in a secluded and beautiful setting. 1 E. Park Dr. 25a 308-785-2685

Tour the farmstead that inspired the Cuzak farm in Willa Cather’s classic My Ántonia. Contact National Willa Cather Center for tour information. 2031 Rd. 1100 866-731-7304, 866-731-7304

BLUE HILL Blue Hill Leader

Stop in the Blue Hill Leader newspaper office to check out current events in the area! Or look up an article in our archives. 565 W. Gage St. 402-756-2077

The Corner Nook

560 W. Gage St. 402-224-0437


Green Apple Cafe

We offer breakfast & lunch daily specials along with freshly baked pies and Sunday Buffet! 128 E. 8th St. 308-784-2080

Rhakenna’s Wings Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery

Art enthusiasts around the nation have visited the largest depository of sketches by world-renowned artist, Robert Henri, at his childhood home. 218 E. 8th St. 308-784-4154

Rodeway Inn by Choice Hotels

Laundry facilities. Ages 18 and under stay free with parents. 809 S. Meridian Ave. 308-784-4900

Sculpture Garden at Wilson Public Library

Cairo Roots Museum

306 Berber St. 308-485-4159

Horizons Without Bounds, LLC

Travel with Bill Burdett, off-road junkie/sometimes cattle vet, to scenic vistas, rivers, valleys, Nebraska sandhills, history, farms & ranches. 8066 N. 130th Rd. 308-379-3261

CAMBRIDGE Amateur’s Bar N Grill

602 Paxton 308-697-4808

Cambridge Bed & Breakfast

606 Parker St. 308-697-3220


Gallagher Canyon State Recreation Area

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910 Meridian 308-784-2019

ELWOOD Simply Indigo Retreat

Simply Indigo is a beautiful turn-of-the-century 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom rental home surrounded by fields, wildlife and fresh air. 42424 Rd. 746 308-325-0509

FARNAM Fast Horses LLC - Stables & Campground

40436 Hwy 23 308-350-0432

Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery

Tour the vineyard or relax on the patio with a glass of wine. Special events year round. Fee for tastings. Check website for upcoming events. 812 Lincoln St. 308-569-2501


707 Front St. 308-468-6707

George Spencer Tasting Room

A true Nebraska tasting room, surrounded by a 10 acre vineyard, featuring wines from 19 Nebraska wineries and beer from 9 Nebraska breweries. 7155 Pawnee Rd. 308-455-0717

Icon Poly

45880 Hwy 30 308-468-9411

KneeKnocker Woods

46290 Hwy 30 308-390-2789

Rowe Sanctuary and Iain Nicolson Audubon Center

2,400-acre wildlife sanctuary along the Platte River. Offering views of interpretive displays, gift shop and trails. Open year-round, no admission. 44450 Elm Island Rd. 308-468-5282

Whisker Creek Ranch and Lodge

45630 Kilgore Rd. 308-380-0452

Windmill State Recreation Area 2625 Lowell Rd. 308-468-5700

GOTHENBURG Blue Heron Campground

We are now a Good Sam Campground. We invite you to come and stay. Peaceful oasis just off I-80. Enjoy our British foods and souvenirs. 1102 S. Lake Ave. 308-537-7387

Comfort Suites

Stay near the Frito-Lay manufacturing center. Pet-friendly, smoke-free, indoor pool, hot tub, putting green and playground. Close to area attractions. 315 Platte River Dr. 308-537-7378

Gothenburg Historical Museum

Step back in time and experience Gothenburg’s history from the early 1900s when it was destined to be the “little Chicago” of Nebraska. Free. 1420 Ave. F 308-537-4212

Gothenburg Visitors Center & Chamber of Commerce

Stop in to find out all the information you need while visiting Gothenburg. 1001 Lake Ave. 308-537-3505

Lafayette Park


North of Lake Helen. Shaded, quiet, large spaces with access to walking trails. 315 27th St. 308-537-2299

Mormon Island State Recreation Area

Lake Helen Recreation Area

I-80 lake that offers excellent camping. Fishing, swimming and hiking trails. Park permit required. Camping fee. 7425 S. U.S. Hwy 281 308-385-6211

ELM CREEK FishingBooker

FishingBooker helps you find, compare and book your perfect fishing charter anywhere in the Midwest. Turkey Creek Rd. 888-395-2564

22nd & Lake Ave. 308-537-3505

Pony Express Station

An original station of the “lightning mail.” Post mail with a Pony Express seal. Exhibits and a guided tour. Free admission! 510 15th St. 308-537-9876

Swedish Crosses Cemetery

For more than a century, these unique crosses have been a symbol of Swedish heritage in Gothenburg. Free. 40900 Rd. 769 308-537-3505









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GRAND ISLAND Best Western Plus Grand Island Inn & Suites 2707 S. Locust St.

Candlewood Suites

859 Allen Dr. 308-381-7000

Comfort Inn

100% non-smoking facility. Free high speed wireless internet access, refrigerator/microwave rooms. 3535 W. State St. 308-381-7788

Days Inn Grand Island I-80

7800 S. U.S. Hwy 281 308-384-5006

Island Oasis Water Park

Thunder Road Grill

Mainstay Suites

Tommy Gunz Bistro

Features water slides, speed slides, wave pool, 750-ft lazy river, sand volleyball, children’s play area, concessions. Open Memorial Day-August. 321 E. Fonner Park Rd. 308-385-5381 Close to the State Fairgrounds, Heartland Events Center, Fonner Park, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie, Riverside Golf Course and Island Oasis Water Park. 3051 S. Locust St. 308-646-2091

Motel 6

Free wireless internet access. 7301 Bosselman Ave. 308-384-6666

PepperJax Grill

The Enchanted Bakery

418 N. Eddy 308-383-2255

PepperJax Grill is home of America’s Best Philly. Our menu items are fresh grilled just for you, right before your eyes! 940 Allen Dr. 308-382-0228

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Quality Inn & Conference Center

Hotel-wide high speed wireless internet, HDTVs with free DVD rentals. Manager’s reception Mon-Thu evenings. Meetings for up to 60 persons. 805 Allen Dr. 308-381-8980

Finish Line Restaurant and Fonner Keno

Great food and daily specials. Play “live draw keno,” watch and bet live on simulcast thoroughbred horse racing from Fonner Park or across the nation. 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. 308-382-4515

Fonner Park and Heartland Events Center

3138 W. Schimmer Dr. 308-385-5087

Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn in Grand Island is your home away from home. Enjoy complimentary wi-fi and breakfast. Indoor pool and hot tub. Honors points. 504 N. Diers Ave. 308-384-9777

Heartland Public Shooting Park 6788 W. Husker Hwy 308-385-5048

Images Bar & Grill

2503 S. Locust St. 308-384-1330

U.S.A. Inns of America

Rooms available with private jacuzzi, laundry coin avail. Free hi-speed wireless internet. 7501 S. U.S. Hwy 281 308-381-0111

Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Ramada Midtown Conference Center

Adams County Fairgrounds

Explore and engage with Nebraska agriculture year-round through interactive hands-on exhibits, touch screens and more! 501 E. Fonner Park Rd. Ste. 100, 308-385-3967 2503 S. Locust 308-384-1330

Near US Hwy 281, less than one mile from the Conestoga Mall and a short distance from Mormon Island State Recreation Area and Downtown Grand Island. 1716 N. Diers 308-381-8111

Hall County Park


Raising Nebraska

Grand Island Little Theatre

201 W. 3rd St. 308-382-4400

Townsley-Murdock Immigrant Trail Site


Rodeway Inn

Grand Island Visitor Center

A speakeasy vibe with the best burgers and steaks in town! Full menu, lunch specials, bar & lounge area with covered patio seating available. 1607 S. Locust St. Ste. B 308-395-3889

Free hi-speed wired & wireless internet access. 7838 S. U.S. Hwy 281 Bldg. A 308-210-2124

The Nebraska Springtime Tradition of horseracing & keno. Fonner is home to the Nebraska State Fair plus premier facilities for livestock & expo shows. 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. 308-382-4515 The Grand Island Little Theatre was started in 1960 by a group of locals with a passion for theatre. Call box office for show times and show tickets. 3180 W. U.S. Hwy 34 308-382-2586

Take a break from the road with great eats at Thunder Road Grill. Enjoy the brick-fired-oven pizza and breakfast served all day. 3335 W. Wood River Rd. 308-382-6986

3205 S. Locust St. 308-646-2090

Sleep Inn

Stolley Park

2822 W. Stolley Park Rd. 308-385-5444

Studio K Art Gallery

A cooperative group of Midwest artists featuring original works of art in a wide variety of media. Traveling art shows, exhibits, classes and tours. 112 W. 3rd St. 308-381-4001

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

Stuhr Museum features year-round historic, cultural, educational and artist programming. Immerse yourself in the past and explore this iconic place! 3133 W. U.S. Hwy 34 308-385-5316

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel 7838 S. U.S. Hwy 281 308-210-2124

Super 8 Motel

Close to area attractions. 2603 S. Locust St. 308-225-4334

Come EXPLORE Hastings, Nebraska! Hastings is a city with small town charm. Exploration and enjoyment are at your fingertips! Birthplace of Kool-Aid! 219 N. Hastings Ave. 402-461-2370 The Adams County Fairgrounds has a camper/trailer parking facility for overnight guests or camping conventions. 947 S. Baltimore 402-462-3247

Back Alley Bakery

We strive to create fresh and wholesome bread. We also offer lunch. 609 W. 2nd St. 402-460-5056

Bill Smith Softball Complex

One of the finest competition facilities in the Midwest, six lighted fields and a playing surface made from the latest weather resistant materials. 4103 Osborne Dr. E. 402-462-7100

Comfort Inn

2903 Osborne Dr. W. 402-463-5252

Duncan Field

Built in 1940, Duncan Field is one of Nebraska’s best-loved sports venues known for its deep outfield surrounded by a red brick wall. 601 E. South St. 402-461-2324

First Street Brewing Company

First Street Brewing Company is in the business of making quality craft beers and promoting the growth and usage of local ingredients. 119 N. Saint Joseph Ave. 402-834-2400

Hastings Aquacourt

The Hastings Aquacourt features a variety of water attractions, including: a zero-depth entry pool, a lazy river, a wave pool and water slides. 2200 W. 3rd St. 402-463-1016

Hastings College Observatory (Sachtleben Observatory) 4725 S. Wabash Ave. 402-462-7378

Hastings Museum

Experience three floors of natural & cultural history exhibits, films on a super screen, full dome astronomy shows in the Planetarium and a Kool-Aid exhibit! 1330 N. Burlington Ave. 402-461-2399

Holiday Inn Express - Hastings

3605 Cimarron Plz. 402-463-8858

Kitty’s Roadhouse

1400 E. South St. 402-463-9225

Lochland Country Club

601 W. Lochland Rd. 402-462-4151

Motorsport Park Hastings MPH II, LLC

Named by as one of the 10 best places to speed legally in America. 427 S. Showboat Blvd. 402-303-6427


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Casual, modern and innovative cuisine, drink and service in historic downtown. Reservations strongly recommended. 521 W. 2nd St. 402-834-3811

Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor & Agricultural Learning


Teaching agriculture appreciation, outdoor education, cultural connections and the wise use of natural resources. Experiential learning for all ages. 4705 DLD Rd. 402-463-0565

Quality Inn

Indoor swimming pool. 203 W. 33rd St. 402-461-4076

Rodeway Inn

In room coffee makers, hair dryers, free local calls and long distance phone cards. Some rooms include a refrigerator and microwave. 2424 Osborne Dr. E. 402-463-1422

Steeple Brewing Co.

A cozy taproom serving local craft beer, tank-to-table. Our brewery is home to good company, good conversation and good beer. 717 W. 1st St. 402-519-4205

HOLDREGE 4th Avenue Coffee

Always serving great coffee, baked goods, wraps, croissants, salads and a comfortable environment to just hang out. 612 E. 4th Ave. 308-995-2195

Gifts & Things

505 West Ave. 308-995-4300

Hilsabeck Sporting Goods 408 East Ave. 308-995-5081

Holdrege Country Club

314 W. 18th Ave. 308-995-5744

Lost Way Brewery

614 3rd Ave. 308-995-0503

Nebraska Prairie Museum

2701 Burlington 308-995-5015 NebraskaPrairieMuseum/?rf=1027625393936966

Phelps County Development Corporation

The Phelps County Development Corporation leads economic development efforts for Phelps County in south central Nebraska. 502 East Ave. Ste. 201 308-995-4148

Rodeway Inn

Conveniently located off Highways 6 and 34, this petfriendly hotel offers free deluxe continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and an indoor heated pool. 420 Broadway St. 308-995-2793

Skydive Atlas

Provides professional skydiving instruction and service to both business and recreational clients throughout the Midwest, including tandem skydiving. 1320 Brewster Rd. 402-831-1231

The Speakeasy

72993 S Rd. 308-995-4757

The Tassel - Phelps County Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a variety of music, theater, dance, educational and outreach programs, new works, special projects and social activities. Admission to events. 1324 Tilden St. 308-995-2717

JOHNSON LAKE Lakeshore Marina

2 Lakeview Acres Dr. 308-785-4032

JUNIATA Michelle’s Scrumptious Bakery 909 N. Uniata Ave. 402-461-6737

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Holiday Inn Express - Kearney

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

110 2nd Ave. 308-237-5971

The Solid Rock, downtown Kearney, is a Christian Living store carrying books, Bibles & gifts to surround your soul with encouragement & inspiration! 2010 Central Ave. 308-234-9813

Kearney Area Children’s Museum


508 2nd Ave S. 308-234-8100

The AmericInn Kearney will feel like your home away from home. Guests can also enjoy our inviting, indoor pool and hot tub. 215 W. Talmadge Rd. 308-234-7800

The Archway

Visit the Archway for an epic experience in American history that visitors of all ages will enjoy. The Archway spans I-80 at Exit 275 in Kearney. 3060 E. 1st St. 308-237-1000, 877-511-2724

A hands-on experience for children of all ages. Explore the world of science, music, art, agriculture and more. 5827 4th Ave. 308-698-2228

Kearney Community Theatre

1502 2nd Ave. 308-236-8728

Live Theatre by the community, for the community. Five main stage productions a year and two children’s productions. 83 Plaza Blvd. 308-234-1529

Barista’s Daily Grind

Kearney Visitor Center

Barista’s Daily Grind

2301 13th Ave. 308-236-8728

Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites Free cribs. 224 2nd Ave S. 308-234-2541

Big Apple Fun Center

The Buy Nebraska Store

Merryman Performing Arts Center

Candlewood Suites - Kearney

400 W. Talmadge St. 308-234-1100

108 3rd Ave. 308-237-4400

Morris Press Cookbooks - Gift Shop

Cottonmill Lake

AARP discount, children under 17 are free. Free wireless internet, HBO. 101 W. Talmadge Rd. 308-338-0705

Country Inn & Suites

Museum of Nebraska Art

Crane River Theater

Crane River Theater offers professional productions each year, including plays, family shows and musicals, featuring artists from across the country. 12 E. 22nd St. 308-627-5796

EconoLodge Inn & Suites

411 2nd Ave. 308-698-2810

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Kearney

We offer a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and a complimentary evening reception (Mon-Thurs) with beer, wine and snacks. 510 Talmadge St. 308-236-4200

Fort Kearny State Historical Park 1020 V Rd. 308-865-5305

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area

Camping with 94 electric sites and 26 non-electric sites with modern restrooms, swimming beach, showers and a dump station. 1020 V Rd. 308-865-5305

G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture

Located in a beautiful Richardsonian Romanesque mansion, the G.W. Frank Museum is part house museum, part history museum, part cultural center. 2010 University Dr. 308-865-8284

Hampton Inn - Kearney, Nebraska

507 Talmadge St. 308-234-3400

Hilltop Mall

5011 2nd Ave. 308-236-9798


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Western Inn South

510 3rd Ave. 308-234-1876


Comfort Inn

Hotel features pillow-top queen mattresses, free Wi-Fi, TV’s and a complimentary breakfast. 100% smoke free. Pet friendly. 104 Talmadge St. 308-698-3003

Motel 6

Enjoy complimentary chocolate chip cookies, coffee and candy in the lobby, a complimentary hot breakfast, whirlpool tub or the indoor pool. 105 Talmadge St. 308-236-7500

710 W. 11th St. 308-234-3041

Microtel Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn

Cottonmill Ave.

Enjoy award-winning beer and fabulous pizza baked in a stone oven. 18 E. 21st St. 308-237-1558

Bargain John’s Antiques

3600 E. U.S. Hwy 30 Ste. B 308-234-1964 118 3rd Ave. 308-236-3400

1420 W. 24th St. Ste. C 308-234-2289

Built in 1926 and renovated in 2006, this 750-seat auditorium features nationally touring music and theatre performances. 225 W. 22nd St. 308-698-8297

Morris Press Cookbooks is the nation’s #1 publisher for fundraising and community cookbooks. Visit our cookbook store for a free cookbook. 3212 E. Hwy 30 800-445-6621

Classic Car Collection

Suwannee Thai Cuisine

Trails and Rails Museum

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

Boasting 35,000 sq. ft. of quality outdoor gear. Our experienced outfitters are ready and waiting to help you get the most out of your next adventure. 3600 U.S. Hwy 30 308-234-3933

15 W. 8th St. 308-234-5513

Kearney Water Trail

Buffalo Records


Super 8 Motel

Thunderhead Brewing

The Kearney Water Trail is an easy way to get outdoors right in the heart of Kearney. Starts at Yanney Park and continues 2.3 mi. past 2nd Avenue. 1800 W. 11th St.

Buy Nebraska is your shop for everything designed and made in Nebraska. Our store is located in Kearney, NE. Shop online at 421 W. Talmadge St. 308-338-3520

The finest handmade Native American jewelry and Nebraska souvenirs are found at Stagecoach. You do not want to miss this great gift store. 310 3rd Ave. 308-234-3313

If you are planning to Stop, Play & Stay in Kearney, please stop by and visit with our friendly staff and we will help you plan your trip today. 1007 2nd Ave. 308-237-3178

Ballocity, bowling, arcade, mini-golf, sand volleyball, go-karts, laser tag, snack bar and more. Open year-round. Activity fees vary. 500 W. 4th St. 308-234-4545 19 E. 21st St. 308-224-2290

The Solid Rock

MONA offers a friendly museum experience, where the views are great and where the power of art captures the spirit of Nebraska. Free admission. 2401 Central Ave. 308-865-8559

Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center

The museum is dedicated to honoring the history and heritage of Nebraska’s fire service and to educating people about fire prevention and fire safety. 2834 E. 1st St. 308-338-3473

Family owned and operated store that has been buying and selling quality antiques since 1968. 700 Washington Blvd. 308-324-4576 Newly remodeled. Free high speed internet access. 2810 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-217-4328

Dawson County Historical Museum

Main building exhibits Dawson County history, art gallery and a gift shop. Outdoor exhibits include depot, steam engine and one-room schoolhouse. 805 Taft St. 308-324-5340

Family Aquatic Center

In Memorial Park. Zero-depth pool, lap pool, 2 waterslides, splash pool, sand play area and concessions. 1002 N. Monroe 308-324-6288

Grandma’s RV Park

Campsites with full and partial hookups available. 3030 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-746-2293

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Free high speed wireless internet. 2605 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-324-9900

Johnson Lake State Recreation Area

Camping, fishing, boating, hike/bike trail and swimming areas. Boat ramp, dock and shower added at the inlet area. Park permit required. Camping fees. 308-785-2685

Kirk’s Nebraskaland Restaurant 3002 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-324-6641

New Victorian Inn & Suites

Mac’s Creek Winery & Brewery

Quality Inn


Welcome to the unbeatable combination of comfort, value and service you will enjoy while staying with the New Victorian Inn and Suites in Kearney, NE. 903 2nd Ave. 308-237-5858 Same day dry cleaning, suites with whirlpools, cribs available free of charge and free high-speed wireless Internet. 121 3rd Ave. 308-237-0838

Ramada Conference Center

New Bourbon Street Blues Bistro & Bar: piano Bar, tropical fundome, free high speed internet access, free hot breakfast. Remodeled in 2008. 301 2nd Ave. 308-237-3141 800-854-9517

Guests will be transported to the heart of Nebraska’s wine country to sample some of the prairie’s best regional wines and craft brews. Open daily. 43315 Rd. 757 308-324-0440

Bridal Isle

315 Commercial St. 308-876-2583

MINDEN Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn

Regency Inn

619 2nd Ave. 308-234-5617

Historic farmhouse, quiet country charm and ultramodern convenience. Near Oregon, Ft. Kearny and spring crane viewing. Minutes from I-80. Clean. Safe. 1578 30th Rd. 308-832-1323

Sandy Channel State Recreation Area

Harold Warp Pioneer Village

Great for fishing, boating, kayaking and primitive camping. A popular fishery for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and yellow perch. 1020 V Rd. 308-865-5305

See How America Grew! Over 50,000 authentic historic items from every field of human endeavor in 26 buildings. Motel & campground. Open year-round. 138 E. Hwy 6 308-832-1181, 800-445-4447


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Harold Warp Pioneer Village Campground

Adjacent to Pioneer Village, the campground has 30 and 50 amp electric, sewer, pull through and back in sites available. Most shaded, free Wi-Fi. 224 E. U.S. Hwy 6 308-832-2750, 800-445-4447

Knock ‘em Over Alley

We are a 6 lane bowling alley with open bowling on Fri & Sat. Event rentals available. 129 E. 4th Ave. 402-460-9160 business-recreation/knockem-over-alley

Willa Cather Childhood Home & Historic Sites

Harold Warp Pioneer Village Motel

The M Guest House

Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

Adjacent to Pioneer Village, the motel offers spacious, comfortable, quiet rooms. Handicapped & pet friendly w/ interior corridors. WiFi. Smoke free. 224 E. U.S. Hwy 6 308-832-2750, 800-445-4447

Minden Chamber of Commerce

325 N. Colorado 308-832-1811

Minden Opera House

This beautifully renovated theater is a stunning venue for concerts, theater productions, weddings, conferences and houses a gallery and gift shop. 322 E. 5th St. 308-832-0588

Nielsen Kid U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Sweetcorn 838 33 Rd. 308-830-1304


Our guest house has all the amenities you need for your stay and can sleep up to 6 adults. We’re also familyfriendly! 106 N. Cherry St. 402-960-9393

National Willa Cather Center

A museum, arts and cultural center. Guided tours of the nation’s largest collection of historic sites dedicated to an American author depart daily. 425 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653, 866-731-7304

On the Brix

437 N. Webster 402-746-3120

The Palace Lounge & Steakhouse

The Palace Lounge is a cornerstone of the Red Cloud dining scene, having been in business for 35+ years. Prime rib special on Thursdays. 125 W. 4th Ave. 402-746-9951

Red Cloud Golf Club

Union Pacific State Recreation Area

Boating, fishing and camping areas. Park permit required. Camping fee. Open year-round. I-80 Exit 263. S. Odessa Rd. 308-865-5305

RAVENNA Ravenna Wellness Center

A spunky layout just east of town, this Harry Obitzdesigned course makes good use of the naturally uneven terrain. 766 Rd. 1400 402-746-2567 www.visitredcloud. com/attraction-recreation/red-cloud-golf-course

Red Cloud Opera House

Restored historic opera house with regular music and theater performances, exhibit gallery, educational programs and lectures and private rentals. 413 N. Webster St. 402-746-2641

Tour Willa Cather’s National Historic Landmark home and preserved sites and settings from the life and writing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. 413 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653, 866-731-7304 A 612-acre native prairie with free access for hiking, wildflowers, birding, picnics, stargazing and an unbroken horizon for sunrises and sunsets. 402-746-2653

Yost Farm Cottage

Enjoy country life just a few blocks from Cather’s childhood home and the Red Cloud Opera House. Located next to a one-room schoolhouse! 1144 Rd. GH 402-746-2856

REPUBLICAN CITY Cedar Run ATV Trail 308-799-2105

Harlan County Dam Playhouse 102 Berrigan Rd. 308-799-3093

Harlan County Reservoir


Stone’s Country Cabin 70208 T Rd. 308-799-4475


313 Grand Ave.

Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce


Starke Round Barn

War Axe State Recreation Area comprises nine acres of land and a 16 acre lake just off Interstate 80. I-80 Exit 291 308-468-5700

Cather Second Home Guest House

Villa Willa Historic Loft Apartment


Stay in Willa Cather’s bedroom, another cozy room or reserve entire house: 2.5 baths, 6 bedrooms, full kitchen, spacious gathering areas. HOST-FREE. 541 N. Seward St. 402-746-2218

Green Acres Motel & RV Park

The motel is comfortably furnished and has coffee available in the lobby, along with high-speed internet access. 791 U.S. Hwy 281 402-746-2201

413 N. Webster St. 402-746-4065 1639 U.S. 136 402-746-4165 2 bedroom rental loft available in Red Cloud, NE. The loft contains 1,400 sf of renovated space. 12 ft ceilings and large windows. 425 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653

Webster County Historical Museum

Housed in a 1909 Classic Revival 30 room mansion. The museum captures the area’s rich pioneering & agricultural history, includes two other buildings. 721 W. 4th Ave. 402-746-2444

War Axe State Recreation Area

Cheyenne State Recreation Area I-80 Exit 300 308-385-6211

Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center

Experience the wonder of the sandhill crane migration and view touch-screen displays programmed with the latest information on habitats and programs. 9325 S. Alda Rd. 308-382-1820


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NORTHEAST Quaint towns dot the landscape and history runs deep, as if taking a cue from the Missouri River.


PHOTOGENIC BELLTOWER Quincentenary Belltower, Columbus


WHAT TO DO In Monroe, see bears, zebras and more at Horn T Zoo. In Genoa, learn about Native American history at Genoa Indian School. In Neligh, tour Nebraska’s only mill with its original equipment intact at Neligh Mill State Historic Site. Shop unique decor at 1912 Emporium in Wayne. Get acquainted with Nebraska’s 1921 Poet Laureate, John G. Neihardt, at Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft. WHERE TO STAY Looking for a homey stay?

Book a night at Bakers B&B in Blair and unwind in one of three relaxing guest rooms. Check into the Historic Argo Hotel, a bed-and-breakfast, steakhouse and lounge in Crofton. In O’Neill, stay where travelers have been welcomed since 1913 — the Historic Golden Hotel.

WHERE TO EAT Sample soups and sandwiches

Photos courtesy of Columbus Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bakers B&B



using farmers market produce at Bistro on the Loup in Columbus. Reserve a table to taste how Dodge mixes country influences with city sophistication at Eat. If coffee’s in order, get your fix — plus homecooked specials — at Fill My Cup in Genoa. Inside Norfolk’s SandBar & Grill Restaurant, discover Divots Brewery and casual American fare.

WHERE TO DRINK Sample unique craft beer, like Abe’s Honey Porter, from Johnnie Byrd Brewing Co. in Wayne. Pair your dinner with housemade wines at Prairie Creek Vineyard & Winery in Central City. In the same Columbus building as local-favorite restaurant Dusters, pull up a seat at Gottberg Brew Pub for craft beverages such as Platte River Pale Ale. In Fort Calhoun, sample wines, beers and spirits at tasting room Too Far North. Stop by Glur’s Tavern in Columbus, the longest continuously running tavern west of the Missouri River. Find out more at






Oregon Trail RV Park

Albion Family Aquatic Center

Sandhills Guest House Motel

702 N. Carberry St. 402-925-5117

A a safe, clean and enjoyable swimming environment for all ages. Full concessions and wireless internet are also available on-site. 1144 S. 8th St. 402-395-9957

Valley View Flowers

2671 State Hwy 91

Conveniently located right along Highway 20 in Atkinson. Just minutes away from the area’s finest restaurants, museums, golf courses, lakes and parks. 119 S. Hyde St. 402-925-5600

Someplace Else Bar

116 S. Main St. 402-925-2513

Something Special by Marilyn


607 N. Carberry 402-925-8400

Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

104 S. Main St. 402-925-5313

Atkinson Community Center

206 W. 5th St. 402-925-5313

Atkinson Community Thrift Store 110 S. Main St. 402-925-2263

Atkinson Floral

704 E. State St. 402-925-2689

Atkinson Mill Race Park

Camping, hiking, playground and fishing area. Open yearround. Camping fee. 47450 877th Rd. 402-925-5313

Atkinson Swimming Pool 700 N. Main St. 402-925-5745

Bluebird Trail

47450 877th Rd. 402-925-5313

Brush Creek Brewery Co., LLC 102 S. Main St. 402-925-2629 www.

Eagle Springs Lodge

47953 882nd Rd. 402-925-5475

Flat Iron Bar & Grill

112 S. Main St. 402-925-2933

JuJu Bean Coffee

708 E. State St. 402-925-6313

Discover some of the most unique pieces and collectibles. Shop three floors of always changing collections and themed spaces. Shipping available. 204 S. Main St. 402-925-2753

Stockman’s Cafe

87604 Wixon St. 402-925-5141

Wettlaufer’s Garden Center & Flower Shop 47642 Hwy 20 402-340-7252

BANCROFT John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

The John G. Neihardt State Historic Site is dedicated to preserving and promoting the life and work of John G. Neihardt, Poet Laureate of Nebraska. 306 W. Elm St. 402-648-3388

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A great place to play. Golfing, swimming, biking or walking on trail systems, fishing, boating, numerous parks and playgrounds. 1646 Washington St. 402-533-4455

Chili Dawgs Foods of Fire

1940 Ridgeview Rd. 402-426-4090

Main Street BBQ and Grill

Local restaurant specializing in barbecued meats, roasted chicken, Phillies and Mexican/American fare. A huge menu with daily and nightly specials. 1616 Washington St. 402-426-9935

Prairie Star Botanicals

Prairie Star Botanicals is a manufacturer of herbal extracts that are sourced primarily from locally grown prairie medicinal plants. 321 N. 16th St. 402-533-4433

River Wilds Golf Club

Course features an 18-hole championship layout at an affordable price. Full practice facility with driving range, putting green and chipping green. 14002 N. U.S. Hwy 75 402-426-2941

Rodeway Inn

Conveniently located off U.S. Highway 30, guests can enjoy amenities such as free WiFi and continental breakfast. Pet friendly. 1355 S. Hwy 30 402-426-2340



Battle Creek Municipal Park

Bloomfield City Park Campground

Nearby trails, arboretum, tennis court, soccer field, ball diamonds, shelters and plenty of shade. 402-675-2165


Knox County Fairgrounds


412 Main St. 402-373-4615

ACME Fabric & Quilt Co.

Springs Motel

Bakers Bed and Breakfast


Here at Acme Fabric & Quilt, we carry a vibrant selection of fabrics to meet a variety of sewing needs. 1716 Washington St. 402-533-1015 Bakers Bed and Breakfast provides all the comforts of home! A relaxing stay in the heart of Blair, with a feeling that you’re in the country. 2106 Grant St. 402-426-8909



Blair Area Chamber of Commerce

407 W. Main St. 402-373-2441

Knox County Tourism

206 Main St. 402-288-5619




CENTRAL CITY Brandy’s Balloons

1448 U.S. 30 210-882-2689

Heber Hord House

1505 16th St. 402-706-7251

Merrick County Historical Museum Positively You Boutique 916 16th St. 308-946-0113

Prairie Creek Vineyard & Winery

Family-owned and operated winery located in central Nebraska. Tasting room open year-round. 1600 16th St. 308-940-3863

CHAPMAN Bader Memorial Park

898 Bader Park Rd. 308-986-2522

COLUMBUS Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial

Features a full-size replica of a “Higgins Boat” and bronze statues. Dedicated to native son, Andrew Jackson Higgins, designer/builder of the boat. 2001 AJ Higgins Rd. 402-276-3606

Apple Barrel Restaurant - Sapp Bros.

Family-friendly, full service cafe. We provide quality menu choices at an affordable price. Please stop in and dine with us soon! 517 E. 23rd St. 402-564-8268

Bistro on the Loup

265 33rd Ave. 402-564-1492

Columbus Area Recreational Trails

Columbus Area Recreational Trails (CART) is a non-profit organization that works to support biking and walking recreation routes in our community. 753 33rd Ave.

Columbus Art Gallery

2504 14th St. 402-563-1016

Columbus Powerhouse Park

4757 3rd Ave. 402-562-5709

Columbus Racetrack

Live racing August through September. Year-round simulcast racing Thursday through Sunday. Free. 822 15th St. 402-562-8009

Days Inn & Suites

Our well-appointed rooms have a kitchen, free cable TV with HBO, free wireless and/or wired high speed internet access. 1716 E. 23rd St. 402-564-1266

“Discovering the Colorful History of Columbus” Mural

This mural commemorates the city’s history since its founding on May 28, 1856 to 2006. It reveals key moments by peeling through eight layers of time. 2524 13th St. 402-276-3606

Discovery Island Water Playland

265 33rd Ave. 402-564-1492


Built in 1920 by Max Gottberg as a Ford assembly plant, the Gottberg building features a mural depicting 200 years of the area’s history. 2804 13th St. 402-564-8338

Fair Park Grille

822 15th St. 402-562-7625

Glur’s Tavern

Established in 1876, Glur’s Tavern is the oldest continuously operated tavern west of the Missouri River. On the National Register of Historic Places! 2301 11th St. 402-564-8615

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 524 E. 23rd St. 402-564-2566

Whether you’re on the run or throwing a party, you can enjoy a delicious, affordable steak with takeout and catering services from Husker Steak House. 1754 33rd Ave. 402-564-4121

Lake Babcock and Lake North 402-562-5709

Loup Park


Pawnee Plunge Water Park

560 33rd Ave. 402-562-4269

Platte County Historical Society Museum

Features the complete 1857 log cabin of Frederick Gottschalk, turn-of-the-century barbershop, country schoolroom and 1912 Challenger windmill. 2916 16th St. 402-564-1856

Quail Run Golf Course

327 S. 5th St. 402-564-1313

Quincentenary Belltower

FORT CALHOUN Fort Atkinson State Historical Park 201 S. 7th St. 402-468-5611

Too Far North

111 N. 14th St. 402-468-9463

Washington County Museum

Artifacts from Fort Atkinson and county history. Lewis and Clark display. $3 per adult, $1 children. 102 N. 14th St. 402-468-5740

FREMONT Baymont by Wyndham

2700 N. Diers Pkwy 402-512-0641

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar 2323 Laverna St. 402-721-8545

This unique monument is made from 10 large church bells that peal every 15 minutes and are historical to the area. Located in Pawnee Park. U.S. Hwy 81 & 33rd Ave. 402-276-3606

Calvin Crest Camp, Conference & Retreats

Ramada Columbus and River’s Edge Convention Center

Fremont & Dodge County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Everything you need for a productive and refreshing trip. Located conveniently on Highway 81 and 30 South next to the Loup River, close to businesses. 265 33rd Ave. 402-564-1492

Riverland Cabins and Campground 3919 SE. 16th St. 402-910-8166

Sleep Inn & Suites Hotel

Group conference and retreat facilities in a scenic setting near the Platte River. 2870 Cty Rd. 13 402-628-6455

Spend the day in eastern Nebraska’s county for unique shopping, delicious dining and friendly service. 529 N. Main St. Ste. 1 402-753-6414

Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area

Offers a variety of outdoor activities from fishing, swimming, boating and camping to picnicking. Open year-round. 4349 W. State Lakes Rd. 402-727-2922

Conveniently located on Hwy. 30 near several attractions and fine restaurants. Enjoy a good night’s sleep and wake up to a wonderful hot breakfast. 303 23rd St. 402-562-5200

Holiday Inn Express

Tailrace Park

The authentic Mexican food of Fremont. 3140 E. Elk Ln. 402-721-9909



2415 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-753-3850

La Hacienda

Louis E. May Historical Museum

1643 N. Nye Ave. 402-721-4515

Rodeway Inn

Creighton Country Club

Amenities include free newspaper, fax service, copier, guest laundry and free wireless high-speed Internet available. 120 W. Cathy St. 402-721-8400

Creighton Historical Center


1205 Main St. 402-358-3557 Rd. 310 402-358-3565

716 Main St. 402-358-3377

CROFTON CJ’s at the Lake

54882 897th Rd. 402-388-4267

Broken Arrow Wilderness

1025 P322 Rd. 308-536-2441

Nance County Historical Society

Eagle’s Roost RV Park & Cabin

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the historical society houses the Fullerton Museum and a historic one-room schoolhouse. 501 Broadway 308-536-2750

Historic Argo Hotel

Nance County Veterans Memorial & Military Resource Center

55368 NE Hwy 121 402-640-8439 211 W. Kansas St. 402-388-2400

Lakeview Golf Course

55256 NE Hwy 121 402-388-4552

Lewis and Clark Lodge

NE 121 & Harold St. 402-388-2630

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area

54731 897 Rd. 402-388-4169 lewisandclark

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center 55245 NE Hwy 121 402-667-2546

825 N. 3rd St. 308-482-0581

Pawnee Hills Golf Course

A beautiful 9-hole golf course 2 miles north of Fullerton on Highway 22. 52198 N. 273rd Ave. 308-536-2274

GENOA Fill My Cup

We serve specialty coffees (mochas and lattes), fruit smoothies, frappes and Chai tea. We also serve homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. 415 Willard Ave. 402-993-2872

Murdos Aten Resort

Genoa Historical Museum


Genoa Indian School Interpretive Center

55421 Hwy 121 402-388-4455

Summerland Golf Club

51020 857th Rd. 402-626-7555

402 Willard Ave. 402-993-2875 ONLY government boarding school for Indian youth in Nebraska! 1884-1934, harness/bridle original murals, tribal flag display, 1921 campus model. 209 Webster Ave. 402-993-6036

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211 E St. 308-946-3686

Husker Steak House




NAPER White Horse Ranch Museum and Heritage Hall Main St. 402-832-5471

NELIGH Country Junction Antiques 401 Main St. 402-750-4905

Fred Penn Park

Located next to the Elkhorn River and Fred Penn Lake, this park offers primitive camping for $5/day; first come, first served. 311 W. 2nd St. 402-887-4066

Riverside Park

100 Riverside Ln. 402-887-4066

TK-Starlite Drive-In

1000 U.S. 275 402-887-5584

NEWMAN GROVE 3 and Out Restaurant & Sports Bar 520 Hale Ave. 402-447-2287 www.facebook.com3andOutsportsbar


A wonderful place to get homemade food that is NOT from a bag. Gravy and soup from scratch and breakfast served all day. 408 Willard Ave. 402-993-6540

Headworks Park

51137 N. Impala Ln. 402-562-5709

HARTINGTON Cobblestone Inn & Suites

Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour

LEIGH Maple Creek Recreation Area

Modern and primitive camping available. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Rd. 1a 402-371-7313

Open to the public, the 5-station zip line tour offers runs of different heights and lengths, providing a variety of thrills and breathtaking views. 12997 Cty Rd. P1 800-695-6690

NIOBRARA Mah-Ko-Chay Cabins


Three cabins available south of Niobrara, NE. They sleep 5 people, with small kitchenettes, air and heat. 89115 525 Ave. 605-760-1272

The Farmer’s Wife Boutique & Coffee Co.

Niobrara Adventures LLC

112 Pine St. 402-428-8000

88772 Hwy 14 402-841-4190

56149 890 Rd. 402-841-9644


Niobrara State Park


Ponca Creek Outfitters

405 Arens Dr. 402-254-9866

FarmHouse Inn

Sportsmen’s Preserve

A private hunting and fishing preserve near the Missouri River filled with fish, geese and mallard ducks. Turkeys, pheasants and quail thrive here. 441 230th St. 402-404-4770

Ponca Creek Outfitters Cabin 50140 State Hwy 12 402-672-6864


HOOPER Elkhorn Valley Golf Club

Elkhorn Valley Golf Course is the Dodge County location for golf for the whole family. 410 N. Main St. 402-654-3512

DeGroots Apple Orchard

83210 554th Ave. 402-454-3445

Madison Area Chamber of Commerce 209 S. Lincoln St. 402-454-2251

Madison County Historical Society Museum

210 W. 3rd St. 402-992-1221


Taylor Creek Golf Course

Danish Alps State Recreation Area

The Danish Alps State Recreation Area provides an outdoor environment perfect for fishing, horseback riding and camping. 1260 200th St. 402-632-4109


120 Taylor Creek Rd. 402-649-8764

MARQUETTE Timberlake Ranch Camp

2709 N. S Rd. 308-946-3871


Big Red Inn and Suites

301 S. Hwy 20 402-375-8741

Big Red Motel

202 S. Hwy 20 402-375-8741


14050 State Hwy 12 402-672-6864

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Horn T Zoo

Family-owned and operated zoo. Check out the ring-tail lemurs, zebras, alligators, bear, camels and much more. 37692 State Hwy 22 402-276-0435

Niobrara Museum - Memories of Old Niobrara 89054 519th Ave. 402-857-3546

Beautiful park overlooking the scenic Missouri River bluffs. Camping and cabins, trail rides, swimming pool, hiking, picnicking and fishing. 89261 522 Ave. 402-857-3373

Ohiya Casino

52946 NE Hwy 12 Ste. 2 402-857-3860

Ponca Educational Trail and Earthlodge 88915 521st Ave. 402-857-3519

Ponca Tribal Museum

Located near the village of Niobrara. Displays include artifacts from Ponca history, American Indian artwork and pictures from the tribal archives. 88915 521st Ave. 402-857-3519

Tatanka Golf Club

Golf at this new course where each hole is named and derived from a different story of the Santee Sioux Culture. 53138 Hwy 12 402-857-3504

NORFOLK 320 MX Park Norfolk MXers 2900 Old Hwy 8 402-649-6292

411 Restaurant & Lounge

411 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-851-3034

AquaVenture Water Park

At AquaVenture, we have something fun for everyone! Come and enjoy our recreational pool, wave pool and play station with over 20 water features! 715 S. 1st St. 402-844-2270

Aroma Circuit

1201 S. 13th St. 402-225-0808




Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar 2101 W. Pasewalk Ave. 402-371-3068

Black Cow Fat Pig Pub & Steak 702 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-4315

Cowboy Trail

District Table & Tap

2904 Old Hwy 8 402-844-5044

Olive & Ave

321 W. Norfolk Ave.

The Pier Seafood

312 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-860-0879

Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch

South of Norfolk on a farm. This family business sells homegrown pumpkins and squash while offering family style entertainment at a reasonable cost. 55275 837th Rd. 402-379-0455

226 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-4788

Rodeway Inn & Suites

Divots Brewery

SandBar & Grill

Downtown Coffee Company

Simpler Thymes Flower Farm

Norfolk’s first microbrewery offering signature beers handcrafted in small batches using only the finest ingredients. 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-844-2985 302 W. Norfolk Ave.

2206 Market Ln. 402-371-9779 American cuisine and home to Divots Brewery. Fresh ingredients to provide a great selection of casual fare. The restaurant offers a full bar. 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-844-2981

Eldorado Hills Brick Oven Restaurant

2400 W. Eisenhower Ave. 402-649-1592

Elkhorn Valley Museum

300 W. Norfolk Ave.

1227 Eldorado Rd. 402-379-4527

Situated at the edge of Verges Park, the Elkhorn Valley Museum is fun and interesting for all ages. 515 Queen City Blvd. 402-371-3886

Hampton Inn - Norfolk

904 S. 20th St. 402-379-3585

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 920 S. 20th St. 402-379-1524

Kelly’s Country Club

9601 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-371-9959

Kuper Farms

401 W. Omaha Ave. 402-640-0492

Lot 279 Premium Meats & Spirits 439 W. Norfolk Ave.

Love & Threads

306 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-7003

Magnolias Home Decor & Design

330 E. Hancock St. 402-336-1504

OAKLAND The Bing Bed and Breakfast

Housed in a 100 year old photography studio, our quaint 3-bedroom building is great for any event on your calendar. 201 N. Oakland Ave. 402-380-9744

Oakland Express Motel

911 NE Hwy 32 402-685-5942

Swedish Heritage Center

Exhibits Swedish crystal, linens, needlework brought by pioneers. Rooms of early Swedish/American homes. Gift shop. Open May-Oct. by appt. Donation. 301 N. Charde Ave. 402-685-5652

OSMOND Hill Street Inn

Smitten + Steel

Wireless internet access. 302 E. 2nd St. 402-748-3133

Smitten Curvy Girlz


Statement by 318

Blue Ox RV Park

Sunset Plaza Mall

CrossRoads Lodge

320 W. Norfolk Ave.

428 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-3689 1700 Market Ln. 402-371-8668

Ta-Ha-Zouka Park

2201 S. 13th St. 402-644-8717

Uncle Jarrol’s Pub-B-Que

2610 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-379-2438

White Mulberry Bakery

222 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-860-4256


432 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-379-2300

Historic Golden Hotel

MJ’s Gelato & More

Joy Boutique

107 N. 4th St. 402-640-8018

O’Neill Historic Depot Building

406 E. Douglas 402-336-4436 123 S. 4th St. 402-961-1079

Pull-in and back-in sites, 50-amp electric sites available. 1 Mill Rd. 402-385-3051 CrossRoads Lodge is a motel in Pender with 10 rooms located conveniently along Highway 9. 402 Earl St. 402-385-6160

Heritage Museum of Thurston County Stroll through this 1905 prairie home. Free. 500 Ivan St. 402-385-3248

Veterans Memorial Park

A gathering place to thank, honor and celebrate the lives of all who have served and are still serving our country. Free 610 Main St. 402-385-2565

PIERCE Willow Creek State Recreation Area 54376 852 Rd. 402-329-4053

New Victorian Inn & Suites

Welcome to the unbeatable combination of comfort, value and service you will enjoy while staying with the New Victorian Inn & Suites Norfolk, NE. 1001 Omaha Ave. 402-379-3035

Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau

609 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-371-2932

Norfolk Arts Center

Bringing people and the arts together by connecting local and regional artists to Northeast NE and providing educational experiences to all ages. 305 N. 5th St. 402-371-7199

Norfolk Lodge & Suites at Divots Conference Center

A 100-room full service, lodge-style hotel with 21 suites. Includes 18-hole miniature golf, atrium-style pool and hot tub and billiards. 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-379-3833

Norfolk Public Library

Access to computers, WiFi, genealogy resources and an interactive area for kids that includes an “Imagination Forest.” 308 W. Prospect Ave. 402-844-2100

Norfolk Sculpture Walk

609 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-371-2932

Norfolk Skate Park 901 Blaine St.

North Fork Outfitting LLC

Hourly rates at Skyview Marina, renting kayaks, stand up paddle boards and pedal boats. 2hr., 4hr. and all-day tube/ kayak trips on the Elkhorn River. 2055 N. 2nd St. 402-316-0157

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This rail to trail conversion spans 187 miles across scenic northern Nebraska. Visit our website for more information. 2201 S. 13th St. 402-471-5443

Off Road Ranch and 320 MX Park




PLAINVIEW Klown Doll Museum

More than 8,000 clown dolls of all sizes attractively displayed. Open May-September. Guided tours available. Free. 306 W. Park Ave. 402-582-4433

Gold Mine Antiques

Gold Mine Antiques offers a wide array of antiques of all varieties. Our store is full to the brim with relics and treasures! 721 W. 16th St. 308-379-9610

M&R Thrift Store

1017 B St. 402-615-1185

Maple Creek Canyon


1892 Rd. K 402-860-0719

Keller Pharmacy

101 W. 3rd St. 402-755-2216

Ponca State Park

Ponca State Park offers several lodging options, as well as many naturalist-led activities including a swimming pool, horseback riding and kayaking. 88090 Spur 26E 402-755-2284

RANDOLPH City of Randolph RV Park

207 E. Park

Oak Ballroom

The Oak Ballroom was built in 1937 and is a great place for receptions, reunions, community events and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 175 Higgins Dr. 402-352-9972

Railside Green Arboretum

St. James Marketplace

89039 570th Ave. 402-357-3357

STANTON Cedar Valley Hunt Club

57088 832 Rd. 402-439-5400

Schuyler Campground

Red Road Herbs Retreat & Learning Center LLC

116 Colfax St. 402-352-3101

Schuyler Park


St. Benedict Center and Benedictine Mission House

Fossil skeleton bed of animals that died at a watering hole following a massive volcanic eruption, uncovered and left in place for public viewing. 86930 517 Ave. 402-893-2000


Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area

Adjacent to city park, golf course, Mormon Trail, swimming pool and Oak Ballroom. 1103 B St. 402-352-3101

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

Meridian Bridge

This arboretum has a walking path, old caboose and dozens of varieties of trees, shrubs, bushes, grasses and flowering plants. 1103 B St. 402-615-3179

209 W. Wayne 402-337-1405

Randolph Golf Course


Retreat and conference center where the Benedictines share their hospitality and spirituality with those who search for personal and spiritual growth. 1126 Rd. I 402-352-2177

Located in the rolling hills of northeast Nebraska. 402-371-7313 Red Road Herbs offers herb classes, nature retreats and group tours. It’s a great location for weddings, family gatherings and business retreats 57190 835th Rd. 402-640-0744

TEKAMAH Burt County Museum and Bryant House

Visit historic houses from the early 1900s, a country schoolhouse and historic bridge. Museum open yearround. Donations accepted. 319 N. 13th St. 402-374-1505


Chatterbox Brews

Dead Timber State Recreation Area

Master’s Hand - Every Woman’s Dream Shop



Northridge Country Club


Covington Links

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

The Koffie Knechtion

Grove Lake Bait Shop and RV Park

86561 519th Ave. 402-893-2694

SANTEE Santee Indian Reservation

2218 Colfax St. 402-352-9968

Colfax Theater

This 200-acre area provides camping, fishing and hiking. 5 picnic shelters, 17 electric camp pads. 227 Cty Rd. 12 402-727-2922

497 Golf Rd. 402-494-9841 419 Golf Rd. 712-635-7374

314 E. 11th St. 402-352-5847


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203 S. 13th St. 402-374-2013 We are quite accurately described as “every woman’s dream store!” Purses, jewelry, candles, flowers, chocolates, home-décor – limitless gifts. 3599 Cty Rd. F 402-374-2003 A 9-hole golf course that’s public/private. 3398 Cty Rd. H 402-374-2661

Pelican Point State Recreation Area

Missouri River access with 6 campsites. No electrical. Boat dock and ramp. Park permit required. 402-468-5611




Serendipity Chocolate Factory

Serendipity Chocolate Factory is located inside Master’s Hand. 3599 Cty Rd. F 402-374-2003

Silver Hills Vineyards and Winery

Started in 2000, the small winery has 3 acres of vines and 175 apple trees and uses only Nebraska fruit, grapes and honey. Call for hours. 3130 Cty Rd. M 402-374-1602


Summit Lake State Recreation Area

Enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking and camping. Open year-round. Park permit required and camping fees. Group sites by reservation. 2787 Cty Rd. G 402-374-1727

Way North Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy spectacular views of Summit Lake while savoring homemade cuisine. 2800 Cty Rd. G 402-374-2043

TILDEN Old Buzzard Antiques 114 2nd St. 402-750-0582

VERDIGRE Commercial Hotel B&B

217 Main St. 402-668-2386

Niobrara Adventures LLC Campground & Beach 88772 Hwy 14 402-841-4190

The Shannon Trail

This trail includes 16 stops throughout Northeast NE that Private George Shannon traveled after he was separated from the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 401 S. Main St. 402-394-1132

Slinger Farms Cabins

88017 521 Dr. 402-358-1317

Verdigre Bakery

405 Main St. 402-668-2233

Verdigre Heritage Museum


The Verdigre Inn

Renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian home in a quiet, small-town setting. Family atmosphere. 305 W. 3rd Ave. 402-668-2277

Wildwood Acres

NE Hwy 14 & Hwy 84 402-668-2621


WAYNE 1912 Emporium

Enjoy browsing a collection of farmhouse and industrial decor! Open 7 days a week, our vintage finds and home decor are sure to brighten any home. 207 Main St. 402-833-1912


Gourmet popcorn in a variety of flavors, cotton candy, snow cones, glass bottle sodas & nostalgic candy! Vintage pinball machines and video games! 200 Main St. 402-241-9008

Blue Cat Gallery & Studio

Blue Cat displays artwork by local, regional and national artists, including a range of styles and mediums for all tastes and budgets. 114 W. 3rd St. 402-454-5144

Fred G. Dale Planetarium

Fred G. Dale Planetarium is the most technologically advanced and educationally versatile planetarium in Nebraska! It’s your gateway to everywhere! 1111 Main St. 402-375-7471

Hwy 15 Salvage Co.

311 Main St. 402-369-2653

Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company

121 N. Pearl St. 402-833-1522

The Majestic Theatre

An affordable state-of-the-art movie and event theatre. 310 Main St. 402-833-1833

Sports Club Motel

Vending machines, free coffee & donuts, weekly and monthly rates available. 900 E. 7th 402-375-4222

Swans Apparel

Swans Apparel has been the leading fashion expert in Wayne, Nebraska, since the early 1900s. Swans offers a variety of sizes and styles for every age. 205 Main St. 402-375-1511

Swans for Men

Excellent customer service and fine quality goods. Offering men’s clothing and accessories while accommodating a range of sizes including Big & Tall. 204 Main St. 402-375-1511

The Table Coffeehouse

203 Main St. 402-369-3479

WEST POINT Horizon Inn & Suites

301 Plaza Dr. 402-372-1959

The Nielsen Community Center 200 Anna Stalp Ave. 402-372-0184

West Point Community Theatre

Newly restored 1911 Historic Theatre. Featuring weekend movies, live productions, performances and special events. Call for tours. 237 N. Main St. 402-372-2250

Thrift Warehouse

121 Main St. 402-833-1810


Wayne Commercial Historic District

Boardwalk Back in Time and Winnetoon Mall

Main St. 402-375-2240

Wayne Community Activity Center

312 W. Main St. 402-847-3368

901 W. 7th St. 402-375-4803


Wayne Country Club

Winside Guest House

A straightforward course, this layout rolls over gentle slopes into smooth, midsize greens. The rough is seeded and well-kept with a few tough holes. 302 E. 21st St. 402-375-1152

311 Miner St. 402-286-4839

Wayne County Historical Museum

Early 1900s decorated house showcasing the history of Wayne County. 702 Lincoln St. 402-375-1278

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METRO Arts, culture, food, nightlife: The Metro area is the place to experience Nebraska’s vibrant urban scene. Oh and don't miss out on stellar outdoor fun like exploring the Missouri Riverfront.




Boys Town

WHAT TO DO Boat, hike, bike or birdwatch along Omaha’s stretch of the Missouri riverfront. In the suburb of Bellevue, discover the National Natural Landmark, Fontenelle Forest, where you can experience the leafy canopy via ziplines and ropes courses at TreeRush Adventures. Cheer on the Minor League Omaha Storm Chasers in Papillion. Rack up deals at Gretna’s Nebraska Crossing Outlets. Tour inspirational Boys Town, which showcases the still-operating community.

Omaha at The Peregrine, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection. Each room features a comfortable, modern style with touches of unique local artwork. Stay in a revitalized 1920s landmark building at The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, which combines Omaha’s storied heritage with contemporary style and boutique amenities.


WHERE TO EAT Sample seasonal dishes in a hip setting at Over Easy, fill up on vegan fare at Modern Love or go for creative eats and drinks at M’s Pub in Omaha. Another Omaha favorite, Brother Sebastian’s, offers USDA Choice-cut steaks and an extensive wine list perfect for a romantic dining experience. In Waterloo, treat yourself to a succulent steak and buttery crab legs at Farmer Brown’s Steak House.


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WHERE TO DRINK Gather ’round creative cocktails and fine bar food (served until 2 a.m.) at Nite Owl in Omaha. Relish the perfect atmosphere for conversation and drinks at Nebraska Brewing Company in La Vista. Head to the taproom at Pint Nine Brewing Company in La Vista for expertly crafted beer, such as the Oso Café coffee brown and small-batch special Shark Jumper double IPA.

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(402) 731-3140

(402) 316-7038

Conveniently located just off Hwy. 75, just minutes from downtown Omaha.

1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, Find out moreNE at





Voodoo Taco

Check website for hours. 21209 Nebraska Crossing Dr. 402-332-5715

LA VISTA Beyond Golf Bar + Kitchen

Featuring the world’s finest High Definition Golf simulators, country club atmosphere with a full bar, food menu and lots of big screen TV’s. 12040 McDermott Plz. Ste. 330 402-916-4727

The Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott

The Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott is your food and beverage destination for breakfast, dinner, cocktail options and Starbucks beverages. 12560 Westport Pkwy 402-339-4900


12703 Westport Pkwy 402-861-4800

Courtyard by Marriott

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center



12520 Westport Pkwy 402-331-7400

Bellevue Little Theatre

Oft’s B&B

Hampton Inn & Suites - Omaha Southwest

Bellevue Little Theatre presents five live theatre productions a year, from September-May. Visit our website. 203 W. Mission Ave. 402-291-1554

Candlewood Suites Bellevue

10902 S. 15th St. 402-932-8144

Comfort Inn & Suites

2105 Pratt Ave. 531-213-4087

Courtyard by Marriott

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before. 3730 Raynor Pkwy 402-408-5300

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest, one of Nebraska’s five National Natural Landmarks, features 2,100 acres of lush forest and 24 miles of trails. 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. 402-731-3140

Gifford Farm Education Center 700 Camp Gifford Rd. 402-597-4920

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

10804 S. 15th St. 402-502-4500

Missionary Society of St. Columban (Columban Fathers)

1902 Calhoun St. 402-291-1920

Rodeway Inn

Enjoy a stay in this historic B&B just a few miles northwest of Omaha. 11523 N. 156th St. 402-614-7509


Established in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan, Boys Town is a national organization that saves children and heals families across America. 13628 Flanagan Blvd. 531-355-1141 800-625-1400

ELKHORN The Garden Gallery

2721 N. 206th St. 402-707-0056

Main Street Studios & Gallery

Two large gallery spaces as well as numerous in-house art studios. Including a glass worker, a bronze sculptor, a silversmith and an acrylic painter. 2610 N. Main St. 402-452-3088

The Mark

20902 Cumberland Dr. 402-289-4614

Tank Down the Elkhorn

Come and get tanked with us! Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Each stock tank is custom fitted with a picnic table that holds up to 4 adults. 23301 W. Maple Rd. 402-709-8693

1110 Fort Crook Rd. 402-291-0804


Sarpy County Historical Museum

Local Beer, Patio and Kitchen - Gretna

Explore Sarpy County history. Exhibits include the history of the fur traders and missionaries, period rooms and early agricultural pursuits. 2402 Clay St. 402-292-1880

Sinful Burger Sports Grill

Our bar will stay open late during NFL and Husker night games. We are a Green Bay Packers, Nebraska Huskers and Chicago Cubs friendly bar. 4005 Twin Creek Dr. 402-933-8727

TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest

Climb & zip at TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest in Metro Omaha. Explore treetop trails rated easy to expert for ages 4 - adult. Feel the Rush! 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. Ste. A 402-316-7038


13909 Glengarry Cir. 402-292-9300


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21351 Nebraska Crossing Dr. 402-332-0088

Nebraska Crossing Outlets

Midwest’s Premier Outlet Shopping destination. NEX Outlets is home to 75 premier “new to market” brands. Easily accessible via I-80, Exit 432. 21209 Nebraska Crossing Dr. 402-332-5650

Schramm Park State Recreation Area and Education Center

12331 Southport Pkwy 402-895-2900

Kros Strain Brewing Company

Award winning beers brewed on site and served in our family friendly taproom! Come enjoy a beer in the taproom or take 6 packs or growlers to go! 10411 Portal Rd. Ste. 102 402-779-7990

The La Vista Nines Restaurant 12520 Westport Pkwy 402-331-7400

Lucky Bucket Brewing Company and Cut Spike Distillery 11941 Centennial Rd. 402-763-8868

Nebraska Brewing Company, Brewery and Tap Room

The brewery offers tours of the facility, a beautiful tap and tasting room and a wonderful meeting space for private parties or business meetings. 6950 S. 108th St. 402-934-7988

Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild

10411 Portal Rd. #102 402-706-6470

OMAHA The Admiral

2234 S. 13th St. 402-346-9802

Amazing Pizza Machine

Family entertainment facility offers more than 60,000 square feet of fun for all ages and a buffet featuring more than 100 items made fresh daily! 13955 S Plz. 402-829-1777

AmericInn Hotel & Suites

100% satisfaction guaranteed. Free high-speed internet access. 9720 W. Dodge Rd. 402-391-5300

Artists’ Cooperative Gallery Ltd.

405 S. 11th St. 402-342-9617

Bagel Bin

Day-use nature trails and picnicking rugged woodlands. Schramm Education Center allows visitors to learn about aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. 21502 W. Hwy 31 402-332-5022

New York-style bagels baked fresh daily! Family-owned and operated for over 40 years. Coffee, breakfast and lunch sandwiches plus Kosher. 1215 S. 119th St. 402-334-2744

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Enjoy hayrack rides, haunted house, lost pumpkin mine, pig races, petting corral, pick your own pumpkin and more. 12102 S. 180th St. 402-332-4200

Bemis Center supports today’s artists through an international residency program, temporary exhibitions and innovative public programs. 724 S. 12th St. 402-341-7130

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Located off Interstate 80 at Exit 442. All major attractions in the area are within 20 minutes by car. Includes an indoor pool, whirlpool and gym. 12560 Westport Pkwy 402-339-4900




Benson Brewery

Comfort Inn & Suites

The Durham Museum

Benson Park

Comfort Inn at the Zoo

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites West

A cozy neighborhood brew-pub welcoming all who look for friendly company, good conversation, house-made beers and solid drinks. 6059 Maple St. 402-934-8668 5333 N. 72nd St. 402-444-5900

The Berry & Rye

We find inspiration in Pre-Prohibition-era drinks and yet approach cocktails from an experimental, contemporary and culinary perspective. 1105 Howard St. 402-613-1331 4706 S. 108th St. 402-339-7400

Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering

Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering is a family-owned restaurant specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine. 2112 N. 30th St. Ste. 201B 402-455-6262

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar

8100 Cass St. 402-390-9495 www.

Blatt Beer & Table North Downtown

At Blatt Beer & Table we strive to bring people together. A hub for the common folk, those who appreciate craft beer and curated pub food. 610 N. 12th St. 402-718-8822


Located just south of the Old Market, the Blue Barn’s mission is to provoke thought, emotion, action and change through daring and innovative theatre. 1106 S. 10th St. 402-345-1576

Free internet access. 2920 S. 13th Ct. 531-213-4086

Comfort Suites

Merely minutes from the Nebraska Furniture Mart, Creighton University and the Westroads Mall. You’ll find plenty of other sites and activities nearby. 10503 Bedford Ave. 402-445-0400

Comfort Suites West Omaha

All guest rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, sofa sleeper and USB outlets for easy electronic device charging. Offering many free amenities. 2500 S. 192nd Ave. 402-991-3885

Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Downtown

101 S. 10th St. 402-346-2200

Crescent Moon Ale House

The place for craft beer since 1996, this location is now home to four of the finest beer experiences in Omaha and offers more than 60 beers on draft. 3578 Farnam St. 402-345-1708

Cunningham Lake

In 2014, Omaha Parks unveiled a marvelous addition to the park system: a new, universally accessible, 36,000-squarefoot facility at Cunningham Lake. 8660 Lake Cunningham Rd. 402-444-5900

Cunninghams Pub & Grill

Carter Lake

809 Carter Lake Shore Dr.

Find a unique offering of 33 beers on tap, lots of big HDTVs. Our burgers are Angus Beef and our juicy wings are never frozen or fried – we smoke ‘em! 10904 W. Dodge Rd. 402-934-4385

CHI Health Center

Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

455 N. 10th St. 402-341-1500

Comfort Inn

10729 J St. 531-213-4088

1616 Dodge St. 402-346-7600

Downtown Omaha

1620 Dodge St. 402-916-1796

Making its home in one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region. 801 S. 10th St. 402-444-5071 2-room suites, hot tub rooms, guest laundry, free high speed wireless internet. Pets not allowed in No Smoking Rooms or Suites. 9595 S. 145th St. 402-896-6300

eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

eCreamery offers freshly churned ice cream, gelato & dairy free sorbet. Featured on Shark Tank & Warren Buffett and Sir Paul’s $63 billion selfie! 5001 Underwood Ave. 402-934-3888

eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato West Parlor Location

763 N. 114th St. 402-391-4331

El Museo Latino

First Latino art and history museum and cultural center in the Midwest. View world class exhibitions featuring local, national and international art. 4701 S. 25th St. 402-731-1137

Elmwood Park

It’s a historical park that dates back to the late 19th century. It was known for its spring-fed creek. 6232 Pacific St. 402-444-5900

Fairfield Inn & Suites Omaha West

Hotel features complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center and fridge, microwave, HDTV in every room. Meeting space available. 17240 Wright St. 402-5049444 888-236-2427

Fat Brain Toys

16909 Burke St. #131 402-504-6218 800-590-5987

Felius Cat Café

Non-profit cat café whose mission is to revolutionize Omaha’s cat adoption experience. Get a cat-cuddle fix and enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea! 522 S. 24th St. 402-502-7650




Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

This pet-friendly hotel offers an onsite restaurant, Firewater Grille and Lounge, an indoor heated pool, game room, exercise room and free amenities. 7007 Grover St. 531-213-4085




Film Streams’ Dundee Theater

The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel

Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater

Kitchen Table

4952 Dodge St.

Film streams is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. 1340 Mike Fahey St. 402-933-0259

Florence Mill

Connecting agriculture, history and art, founded in 1846, home to the Winter Quarters Mill Museum, Art-Loft Gallery and summer Farmers Market. 9102 N. 30th St. 402-551-1233

Fontenelle Park

Since the closing of the golf course, the 108-acre park has seen numerous improvements including a new picnic shelter, splash pad and playground. 4405 Fontenelle Blvd. 402-444-5920


7003 Q St. 402-331-8436

General Crook House Museum/Douglas County Historical Society

The museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook. It was constructed in 1879 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. 5730 N. 30th St. #11B 402-455-9990

Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

Walk through the beautiful Memorial Gardens where President Ford’s boyhood home once stood. Open yearround. 3202 Woolworth Ave. 402-444-5940

German-American Society

Formerly Omaha Plattdeutscher Verein, this society has helped make local history and has taken part in the growth of Omaha. 3717 S. 120th St. 402-333-6615

Great Plains Black History Museum

Experience the preservation, celebration and education of the African American on the Great Plains through exhibits. Free. 2505 N. 24th St. 402-932-7077

Hilton Garden Inn Omaha West 17879 Chicago St. 402-289-9696

Hilton Omaha

1001 Cass St. 402-998-3400

Hiro 88

1308 Jackson St. 402-704-3602

History Walks LLC

Join us where History Walks through Omaha’s past with an experienced guide who provides tales of the rich history and unique characters of the city. 3202 Parker St. 816-616-9162

History Walks Wicked Omaha

10th & Farnam 816-616-9162

Holland Performing Arts Center 1200 Douglas St. 402-345-0202

Hollywood Candy/Fairmont Mercantile

1209 Jackson St. 402-346-9746

Home2 Suites

17889 Chicago St. 402-289-9886

Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown - Old Market 540 S. 12th St. 402-513-5500

302 S. 36th St. 402-810-9500 1415 Farnam St. 402-933-2810

Knolls Golf Course

11630 Sahler St. 402-444-5440

24th & N. St. 402-933-3104

Lauritzen Gardens and Kenefick Park

Omaha Symphony

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill

Omaha Visitors Center

A 100-acre living museum featuring 20+ themed gardens, a lush indoor conservatory and engaging exhibits, events and programs. Open year-round. 100 Bancroft St. 402-346-4002 Comfort food is our passion. Exceeding expectations is our mission. Fresh ingredients paired with from-scratch recipes and hickory-flame grilling. 2425 S. 192nd Ave. 402-289-5840

Lewis & Clark Country: Nebraska

14707 California St. Ste. 6 402-444-1607

Lewis and Clark Landing

345 Riverfront Dr. 402-444-5900

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center

Located on the riverfront, next to the Bob Kerrey Bridge. The Visitor Center is open daily in summer and weekdays in winter. 601 Riverfront Dr. 402-661-1804

Love’s Jazz & Arts Center

2510 N. 24th St. 402-502-5291

Magnolia Hotel Omaha

The new design is reminiscent of the building’s 1920s Italian heritage. Marble flooring, travertine walls, Roman columns and elegant ceilings. 1615 Howard St. 402-342-2222

Malcolm X Memorial Foundation

3448 Evans St. 800-645-9287

Motel 6

Free WiFi 3511 S. 84th St. 402-391-4321

Motel 6

1111 Jones St. 402-341-3800


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Unleash your sense of wonder among 160 acres of plants, animals and unique habitats from around the world at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. 3701 S. 10th St. 402-733-8401

Orpheum Theater

Omaha’s “golden palace” and a Midwestern landmark. 2,600-seat theater built in 1927 now hosts touring Broadway productions, dance and Opera Omaha. 409 S. 16th St. 402-661-8501

Outdoor Venture Center

Learn more about and rent equipment needed for rock climbing, paddling, hiking, camping, skiing and biking. 6001 Dodge St. 402-554-2258

PepperJax Grill

PepperJax Grill is home of America’s Best Philly. Our menu items are fresh grilled just for you, right before your eyes! Multiple Locations 402-884-0430

Pitch Pizzeria

5021 Underwood Ave. 402-590-2625

Ponderosa Cyclery + Tour

1702 Cuming St. 402-502-5265

Voted Most Haunted in the World, The Museum of Shadows houses more than 3000 haunted artifacts. Come feel the energy, and read their cryptic stories. 1110 Douglas St. 402-885-7557

N.P. Dodge Park

Next to the Missouri River, N.P Dodge Park offers camping facilities, playground equipment, boat ramps and picnic shelters. 11001 John J. Pershing Dr. 402-444-5955

Neale Woods

A 600-acre nature preserve featuring forest and hilltop prairies along the Missouri River, 9 miles of trails, birding, wildlife and scenic views. 14323 Edith Marie Ave. 402-731-3140

Nebraska Cards & Gifts

Handmade Nebraska greeting cards and prints. Visit us online. 4907 Chicago St. #10 402-661-9093

Nebraska Tour Company

The Next Chapter


Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Museum of Shadows

6011 S. 13th St. 402-444-5955

Joslyn Art Museum

Built in 1903, this 35-room castle is on the National Register of Historic Places. 3902 Davenport St. 402-595-2199

Talk with friendly Omaha experts who will help customize your Omaha experience. Brochures, maps and WiFi available. 306 S. 10th St. 402-444-7762

Mt. Vernon Gardens

Johnny Goodman Golf Course

Joslyn Castle

A nonprofit professional orchestra that presents live performances from September through June. Offering a six-concert series and special concerts. 1200 Douglas St. 402-342-3836

Maybe you want a tune-up or a new bike; maybe you just want to chat about making an overnight getaway somewhere new. We like to share the excitement. 3901 Leavenworth St. 402-614-1392

Free WiFi 10560 Sapp Brothers Dr. 402-896-6868

New Victorian Inn & Suites

2200 Dodge St. 402-342-3300

Omaha Community Playhouse

The Omaha Community Playhouse features two theatres with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment and 11 productions and special events annually. 6915 Cass St. 402-553-0800

Infusion Brewing is located in the former home of Olson’s Market in the heart of Benson, a historic neighborhood. 6115 Maple St. 402-916-9998 6111 S. 99th St. 402-444-4656

A special place for families to spend quality time together. There are two floors of permanent and special exhibits including a Tinker Lab. 500 S. 20th St. 402-342-6164

La Veinticuatro - South 24th Historic Main Street District - Omaha - Walking Tour

A local business offering unique history tours and food tours for sightseeing in Omaha with tour guides who are local, knowledgeable residents. 402-881-3548

Infusion Brewing Co.

Omaha Children’s Museum

10728 L St. 402-593-2380 The Next Chapter is a local, independent bookstore, located in mid-town Omaha. The shop is filled with new books and gift items. 2508 Farnam St. 531-218-7996

Old Market

This turn-of-the-century marketplace of brick streets and buildings features a variety of quaint restaurants and shops. 1100 Howard St. 402-916-1796

Prairie In Bloom

Prairie View Lake and Recreation Area 180th & H St. 402-444-6222

Quality Inn & Suites

A pet-friendly hotel, minutes from several Nebraska destinations. Offering many amenities including an indoor pool, fitness center and cable TV. 9505 S. 142nd St. 402-764-9006

Ragazzi’s Pizza

We have a delicious thin crust pizza with a sweet homemade sauce topped with smoked provolone. Also great salads, sandwiches, pasta and appetizers. 16909 Lakeside Hills Plz. 402-201-2453

Ragazzi’s Pizza

Thin crust pizza with a sweet homemade sauce topped with smoked provolone. Plus, great salads, sandwiches, pasta and an assortment of appetizers. 15475 Ruggles St. 402-359-1682

Residence Inn By Marriott Omaha Downtown/ Old Market Area 106 S. 15th St. 402-342-4770

Residence Inn Omaha West

18202 Cuming St. 402-289-9500

River City Star Riverboat

On the Omaha Riverfront, this magnificent vessel sails daily and offers a variety of cruises. Relax and enjoy life on the Missouri River. May-Oct. 151 Freedom Park Rd. 402-342-7827

Rodeway Inn West Dodge

Outdoor hotel. 7833 W. Dodge 402-391-7100

The Rose Theater

2001 Farnam St. 402-345-4849




Scatter Joy Acres

We are a petting zoo and animal therapy ranch in Omaha. We care for abandoned, abused and neglected animals and provide animal assisted therapy. 4966 Newport Ave. 402-709-9401

Sheraton Omaha Hotel

No matter what brings you to Omaha, The Sheraton Omaha Hotel staff looks forward to welcoming you, with many amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. 655 N. 108th Ave. 402-496-0850

Shuck’s Fish House & Oyster Bar

A variety of activities for all ages, including go-karts, mini-golf, lazer runner, batting cages, arcade, water wars, concessions and more. Admission. 210 E. Lincoln St. 402-592-5671

Prairie Queen Lake Cornhusker Rd.

Sarpy County Tourism

12356 Ballpark Way 402-332-5771 800-467-2779

Twisted Vine Wine & Tap

729 N. 14th St. 402-345-7569

Wine bar & tap room with 40 beers on tap, a large selection of wine, mules and mixed drinks. Enjoy the patio with fire pits or the historic building. 123 N. Washington St. 402-593-7616

Spielbound Board Game Cafe

Walnut Creek Lake

Spring Lake Golf Course

Walnut Creek Lake and Recreation Area

Standing Bear Lake



3229 Harney St. 402-763-8444 4020 Hoctor Blvd. 402-444-4630 Enjoy a variety of activities at this lake and recreation area. Hawk Field, the only flying field with a paved runway for radio-controlled airplanes. 6404 N. 132nd St. 402-4445955

Steve Hogan Golf Course

Rich with character, this city course features lush fairways and true putting greens. Golfers will find a relaxed atmosphere in the clubhouse. 6315 N. 30th St. 402-444-5396

11601 S. 96th St. 402-597-2043 9902 Schram Rd. 402-592-8877

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ralston

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Omaha South - Ralston Arena. All guest rooms and suites feature HDTV, fridge and microwave. Complimentary hot breakfast. 7306 Q St. 402-991-0084, 800-315-2621

It’s All About Bees!

8540 Park Dr. 402-216-4545

Latino Legacy

7755 L St. 531-466-8115

Ralston Arena

7300 Q St. 402-934-9966


101 W. Main St. 402-490-7754

Springfield Artworks and Margie Trembley Chapeaux

Working studio and gallery featuring contemporary glass art, wearable art, etched glass, mixed media, surface design, jewelry and one-of-a-kind hats. 183 Main St. 402-301-9162

VENICE Two Rivers State Recreation Area

Ten Union Pacific cabooses offer unique lodging. Camping, concessions, fishing, swimming beach, bike rentals, horse camping area and hiking trails. 27702 F St. 402-359-5165

Taqueria Tijuana

5139 S. 24th St. 402-731-1281

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha 1200 Mike Fahey St. 402-341-1500

Ted and Wally’s

Not just an ice cream parlor, but an Omaha tradition. Producing barrels of high-quality homemade ice cream made from scratch with fresh ingredients. 1120 Jackson St. 402-341-5827

Towl Lake

9310 W. Center Rd. 402-444-5900

TownePlace Suites Omaha West 10865 W. Dodge Rd. 402-590-2800

Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

3110 Farnam St. 402-351-5954

Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

514 S. 11th St. 402-344-0200

Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza

Serving up the best pizza, coldest brews & sporting events. 9735 Q St. 402-339-1944

The Waiting Room Lounge

6212 Maple St. 402-884-5353

West Omaha KOA/NE Lincoln KOA

Full hookup sites and cabins available. Reservations encouraged. 14601 U.S. Hwy 6 402-332-3010

Westwood Heights

12929 W. Center Rd. 402-444-4658

Zorinsky Lake

156th & F St. 402-444-5955

PAPILLION Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch 11001 S. 48th St. 402-331-5500

Chocolaterie Stam

7474 Towne Center Pkwy #123 402-933-7826

Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A Kansas City Royals Affiliate) 12356 Ballpark Way 402-738-5100




Fresh seafood. 1218 S. 119th St. 402-827-4376

Papio Fun Park




SOUTHEAST In this region, explore bluffs and caves carved by the Missouri River and discover the delights of Nebraska’s capital city.






WHAT TO DO Follow a costumed guide on a tour of the Czech Capital of Nebraska, Wilber. Sit a spell on One of the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swings in Hebron. In Denton, walk the trails to see wildlife at the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. In Lincoln, tour the Nebraska State Capitol. Explore downtown Lincoln to discover the Haymarket District and Memorial Stadium, home of the Husker football team. WHERE TO STAY Looking for a bit of R and R? Try Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm for comfortable guest rooms with scenic views of the orchard and arboretum. Going for quaint? Check into one of the refined farmhouses at Nebraska Prairie Rose B&B in Daykin. Lincoln’s Kindler Hotel offers a luxury boutique stay, blending neo-classical architecture with modern styles and amenities.



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Lincoln for upscale comfort food. In Nebraska City, shop at The Keeping Room, then grab lunch — the sandwiches, salads and desserts served here star fresh, local ingredients. From lobster tails to Nebraska prime rib, Chances ‘R’ Restaurant and Lounge in York is open for lunch and dinner every day of the year except Christmas.

WHERE TO DRINK Discover Midwestern fare and freshly brewed beer at Fairfield Opera House Brewery & Grill (located, as you guessed, in Fairfield’s former opera house). At Lazy Horse Brewing & Winery in Ohiowa, choose from beer, wine and woodfired pizza — all crafted on-site. Retro couches, house martinis and Sinatra-era music conjure up pure nostalgia at The Starlite Lounge in Lincoln. Sample a variety of Nebraska beers and wines at Beatrice’s Tall Tree Tastings.

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It’s more than a getaway. at every turn. It’s


Come explore the 260-acre Arbor Day Farm — located less than an hour south of Omaha. Play among the trees at the one-of-a-kind Treetop Village®, hike wooded trails, pick apples in the fall, and visit a historic mansion. Complete your adventure with an overnight stay and award-winning dining at Lied Lodge. Your vacation awaits. Find it at

2700 Sylvan Road, Nebraska City, NE | 800-546-5433 |





Auburn Inn Motel

Meadowlark Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729

Wildwood Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729

ALEXANDRIA Alexandria State Recreation Area

A peaceful, scenic recreation area encompassing 55 acres of land with two lakes totaling 46 acres of water. 57426 710th Rd. 402-729-5777


Auburn Inn features 28 units, an expansive parking lot, a walking trail, fishing pond, wellness center and a luxury suite. 517 J St. 402-274-3143

Auburn Recreation Complex

Enjoy paved walking/bike trail, ballfields, pavilion & grills, restrooms, playground, splash pad, sand volleyball courts, RV sites, free tent camping. 410 Q St.

Auburn RV Park & Campground

410 Q St. 402-274-3420

Auburn State Theater

A nostalgic theater, Auburn State shows new releases in one auditorium 7 days a week and offers fabulous ticket and concession prices. 1221 J St. 402-274-4096

Bowldog Alley

Cellar 426

Taste award winning wines made on-site while enjoying beautiful views from the lodge-style tasting room. Open year-round. Call for current hours. 1402 Dennis Dean Rd. 402-944-8109

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Located along the Platte River bluffs with cabins, a lodge, camping, horseback rides, trails, fishing, a theater, water park, miniature golf and more. 28500 W. Park Hwy 402-944-2523

Glacial Till Cider House & Tasting Room

Glacial Till Vineyards Tasting Room offers wine tastings, wine by the glass, bottles and an assortment of small appetizers are offered. 1419 Silver St. 402-944-2546

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

Embark on your next outdoor adventure at Wildlife Safari Park, a four mile, drive-through North American wildlife experience in Ashland, Nebraska. 16406 N. 292 St. 402-944-9543


Nestled along the brick main street in the small town of Ashland, Postscript is a modern boutique for paper, book and lettering arts. 1434 Silver St. 402-944-2625

Quarry Oaks Golf Club

This diverse course is nestled into the natural landscape of ridges and valleys, limestone enriched terrain. Includes clubhouse and conference center. 16600 Quarry Oaks Dr. 402-944-6000

Round the Bend Steakhouse

We are family owned and encourage families to come and make memories with us! We do not take reservations. 30801 E. Park Hwy 402-944-9974

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Ignite the thrill of discovery and innovation. The museum houses a collection of military aircraft and space artifacts along with traveling exhibits. 28210 W. Park Hwy 402-944-3100

AUBURN Arbor Manor Motel

Clean and non-smoking rooms. Reasonable rates. The 30 plus rooms are warm and welcoming. 1617 Central Ave. 402-274-3663

Arbor Manor Steakhouse and Lounge

Bowldog Alley is family-friendly entertainment, and they serve some of the tastiest burgers around. Bowling, food and family fun! Come party with us! 1818 Central Ave. 402-274-1310

Cafe Metro

Offering everything from juicy burgers and fries, healthy salads or an all day hearty breakfast menu, you will find something delicious at Cafe Metro. 901 Central Ave. 402-274-1588

Dairy Sweet

“Not Fast Food, Good Food” Dairy Sweet is one of the classic malt and burger joints and serves THE BEST soft serve ice cream and famous snowstorms! 620 J St. 402-274-2493

Dutch Pantry

Dutch Pantry offers delicious deli sandwiches on soft homemade bread. They offer daily sandwich and soup specials and fresh baked goods and coffee. 2402 J St. 402-274-1102

El Portal Mexican Restaurant

El Portal uses the freshest ingredients in every entree. The authentic Mexican food, friendly staff and fun, family atmosphere makes this a must stop. 1905 J St. 402-274-1414

Great China Buffet

1300 Courthouse Ave. 402-274-3672

Honeybees in the Heartland

An art project featuring 26 unique and exquisitely painted honey bee sculptures, that bring beauty to Nemaha County as they buzz around. Various Locations 402-414-7850

Legion Memorial Park

Tickets may be purchased, at the door ONLY, before showtime for that day’s showing or for any showings with availability that weekend. 1121 M St. 402-694-4000

Alice M Farr Library

1603 L St. 402-694-2272

Aurora Chamber of Commerce

1604 L St. 402-694-6911

Bremer Community Center

Rooms can be rented for events and conferences, kitchen, gym and dance rooms. 1604 L St. 402-694-2035

Budget Host - Ken’s Motel

Refrigerators & hair dryers; direct dial telephone. 1515 11th St. 402-694-3141 Budget_Host_Kens_Motel_Aurora_NE.aspx

Cottonwood Gallery & Arts

1214 L St. 402-694-6721

Edgerton Explorit Center

The center is named after Harold “Doc” Edgerton who grew up in Aurora and became a pioneer in the fields of science, engineering and photography. 208 16th St. 402-694-4032

Grape Frog

At Grape Frog we curate our gently used clothing from a variety of sources and select only the best examples, giving you fashion at a fraction. 1106 L St. 402-694-4773

Honeysuckle Lane Floral & Gifts

Great assortment of gifts and jewelry and home decor. They also make beautiful floral arrangements for all occasions. 1201 M St. 402-694-2345

The Leadership Center

2211 Q St. 402-694-3934

The Old Homestead

Longs Creek RV Park located at the north end of Auburn and next to Auburn Inn Motel. Nearby is Optimist Lake, walking trail, fishing and picnic area. 517 J St. 402-274-3143

Nemaha County Veteran’s Memorial

The Nemaha County Veteran’s Memorial honors and names more than 1,000 veterans and depicts mural scenes from the Civil War through Afghanistan. 1015 J St. 402-274-3420 historic-district/legion-park

Nemaha Valley Museum

The NVM consists of 3 buildings housing local history. Genealogy library. Donations accepted. 1423 19th St. 402-274-2605

RE-Bucks Gourmet Burgers & More

The Auburn Country Club

Rotary Island - Optimist Lake

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12th St Cinema

Longscreek RV Park

Ariens Disc Golf Course



Nitta’s B&B

Palmer House Motel

Our golf course is located in rural, southeast Nebraska. When you play here you will enjoy nine holes of beautiful views and lush green fairways. 72722 U.S. Hwy 75 402-274-4500

South Side R.V. Park is a 30 lot park shaded by large sycamore trees in a quiet area of Auburn, Nebraska. 26th St. & Hwy 75 402-274-1420

A National Historic Park, the site is home to the swimming pool, features a picnic shelter, tennis & basketball courts and an area for skateboarding. 1015 J St. 402-274-3420

We feature the area’s finest cuts of certified Angus beef and offer seafood, chicken and pork entrees, plus scrumptious desserts. Full service bar. 1617 Central Ave. 402-274-3663 This 9 hole disc golf course has a great layout and is fun to play. This park also features a playground, shelter, picnic tables and grill. 1400 Q St. 402-274-3420

Southside RV Park

Clean rooms and reasonable rates, Palmer House accommodations feature 22 units and are centrally located to shopping, dining and outdoor recreation. 1918 J St. 402-274-3193 Re-Bucks is a bar & grill serving fresh burgers, BBQ, chicken, pizza, salads, wings & more. Offering craft beers on tap, liquor, wine & bottled beer. 914 Central Ave. 402-274-9988 A quiet place to fish, Optimist Lake is nestled on the north side of Auburn. Along with great fishing, a nice biking/ walking path is available.600 J St. 402-274-3420 www.

Charming early 1900s home, unique to Aurora. Features fine dining and a relaxing atmosphere. 920 16th St. 402-694-4177 1014 12th St. 402-694-1938

Pioneer Trails Recreation Area

A Natural Resources District project, the lake offers fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities. Hiking trails, camping, wildlife and restrooms. E. 14 Rd. 402-362-6601

Plainsman Museum

“Journey through yesterday” at the Plainsman Museum! Focusing on the time from 1860-1950, learn about the history and people of the Great Plains. 210 16th St. 402-694-6531

Poco Creek Golf Course

Starts and ends strong, beginning with two par 3s and six par 4s before closing with an approach over the creek bed to a green only seven paces wide. 1110 19th St. 402-694-3662


Featuring our world famous runza sandwich: fresh-baked bread stuffed with ground beef, onions, cabbage and our secret blend of spices. 1605 10th St. 402-694-4262

Streeter Park

U.S. Hwy 34 402-694-2992

Susan’s Books & Gifts, Toys & Candy 1124 13th St. 402-694-2244




AVOCA Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Authentic farm open for fall pumpkin patch activities. Monthly vintage markets. 911 108th St. 402-840-2207

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse

BEATRICE 4 One 8 Bar & Grill

Visit our Facebook page for hours! 418 Court St. 402-230-3400

Back Alley BBQ & Grill

Slow-cooked meat, using oak and hickory wood smoke for the perfect flavor. It’s the smoke from the burning wood that gives barbecue its unique flavor. 124 S. 23rd St. 402-223-5011

Beatrice Big Blue Water Park

Zero-depth pool, youth pool with fountain, 124-ft loop waterslide, 8-ft-wide river slide, two diving boards, shade structures and concessions. 1200 Scott St. 402-228-4114

Black Crow Restaurant and Bar

Great American/international food/drink for 27 yrs. Dine in, outdoor dining & takeout. Check our Facebook page for menu, photos and hours. 405 Court St. 402-228-7200

Burwood Books

609 Court St. 402-223-6042

Clean Slate Soap

813 Court St. 402-230-8965

Community Players

Community Players is an award-winning theater located in downtown Beatrice. We produce a variety of entertainment and educational programs. 412 Ella St. 402-228-1801

The Cottage at Oak Aven Acres

23600 SW. 75th Rd. 402-239-9087

Fistful of Daisies: Furnishings with a Past

Fistful of Daisies is a vintage store that specializes in home decor and furnishings with a past. 512 Court St. 402-230-0842

Gage County Fairgrounds

Beautiful fairground facilities with asphalt roads. Building rental available. 1115 W. Scott St. 402-223-3247

Gage County Historical Society & Museum

The museum preserves and showcases the unique history of Gage County. Displays feature the history of the communities and people of Gage County. 101 N. 2nd St. 402-228-1679

Gage County Visitors Bureau

218 N. 5th St. 402-205-3292

Hidden Acres

5536 W. Lilac Rd. 402-228-2146

Consists of approximately 300 land acres around a 150-acre lake. The area offers boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming and camping. 402-729-5777

Tall Tree Tastings

Located downtown on the beautifully renovated 5th Street block. Serving more than 50 Nebraska wines and more than seven Nebraska craft beers on tap. 122 N. 5th St. 402-239-7743

Oak Aven Acres RV Park

Enjoy the beauty of the rural countryside surrounded by 80 acres of native timber and the sounds of Cub Creek. Offering 14 drive-through site pads. 23490 SW. 75th Rd. 402-239-9087


1854 Didier Log Cabin

Guest laundry, free airport shuttle. 1903 N. 6th St. 402-228-5955

Yesterday’s Lady - Step Back in Time

Step back in time and tour the historic 1887 Schmuck building. Vintage clothing and fashion artifacts from 1840 to 1960 are on display. 113 N. 5th St. 402-239-0919

BEAVER CROSSING Beaver Crossing Country Cabin

This 3-bedroom cabin is a relaxing getaway with all the amenities. Sleeps 10 comfortably. 4427 A Street Rd. 402-532-7500

Triple E Equine, LLC

Our Bunkhouse & Horse Motel is ideally located just off Interstate 80 and halfway between Highway 77 and Highway 81. 767 364th Rd. 402-643-8018

BELVIDERE Belvidere Train Watching Station

This train watching station includes the county’s last depot and a wooden box car. Can view trains on a double-wide track about every 20 minutes. C St. & 6th St. 402-768-6909

Thayer County Museum

This complex exhibits artifacts from all 11 county communities including remains of a 17-ft. diameter Leffel’s Double Turbine Water Wheel. 110 9th St. 402-768-2147

BENEDICT Blender Pumpkin Patch

Visitors are welcome to come see the variety of sizes, shapes and colors of our pumpkins and gourds. Choose from already picked or pick your own! 1017 Rd. 24 402-732-6873

Located in Boettner Park, this original historic cabin served as the residence of John B. Didier, II. He resided there for more than 63 years. 213 Main St. 402-326-2449

Bird’s Nest Trading Post

New, vintage and handmade Boho and Southwesterninspired items sourced from across the U.S. 309 Main St. 402-825-4926

Brown-Carson House

300 Main St.

Brownville Concert Hall

Live music in an intimate setting! Nationally acclaimed talent from NY cabaret and Broadway to jazz, classical, bluegrass and rock. Season Mar-Dec. 126 Atlantic St. 402-825-3331

Brownville Cultural Center

The Brownville Historical Society began the movement to restore, preserve & encourage visitors to come to the historic village of Brownville in 1957. 121 Main St. 402-326-2449

Brownville Depot and Railroad History Museum Tour the renovated depot and caboose. Artifacts and memorabilia of area history. Donation. Main St. & Hwy 136 402-825-6001

Brownville Historical Society Museum at Bailey House

Stop at visitor center at 3rd & Main for tour guide. Special rates for visiting both Carson House and Bailey House Museum. 412 Main St. 402-825-3968

Brownville Market

At the market you will find coffee, candy, cigars, craft beers and plenty of outdoor seating to relax in between visiting the local historic sites. 308 Main St. 402-825-1240

Brownville Methodist Church 423 Water St. 402-883-7398

Brownville Riverside Park and Landing


Primitive camping, picnicking and fishing access to the Missouri River. U.S. Hwy 136 402-825-3982

Berlin Guy Chamberlin Monument

Brownville Tours

Born January 16, 1894. Blue Springs, Nebraska, monument dedicated 2014. 312 W. 2nd St. 402-476-0075

Blue Springs Cemetery

Homestead National Historical Park

1705 N. 5th St. 402-230-8106

Timber Point Lake Wildlife Management Area

Victorian Inn

Johnson Cabin Museum

Julie’s Hotdogs

The Oak Creek Trail spans 12 miles through oak woodlands and highland vistas between Valparaiso and Brainard. Plenty of trailer parking in Valparaiso. 402-476-2729


101 N. 5th St. 402-770-7483

4005 N. 6th 402-228-7000 Homestead National Historical Park commemorates the lives and accomplishments of all pioneers and the changes brought on by the Homestead Act. 8523 W. NE Hwy 4 402-223-3514

Oak Creek Trail

Traubel’s Popcorn

Founded in 1860 as a Methodist Cemetery, the Blue Springs Cemetery has long been regarded as the “Oldest Recorded Cemetery” in Nebraska. N. A St. 402-476-0075

Holiday Inn Express


National Register of Historical Places. Represents one approach communities implemented across Nebraska to recognize and promote local history. 100 N. A St. 402-476-0075

BRADSHAW Harmony Nursery and Daylily Farm

Full service garden center that specializes in field grown daylilies with over 550 varieties. We carry annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees. 705 Rd. 22 402-732-6633

308 Main St. 402-825-1240

Brownville Village Theatre

Producing shows in true repertory. Come see five different shows in one weekend! Season runs June-August with special events throughout the year. 222 Water St. 402-825-4121

Captain Bailey House

412 Main St.

DD Art Store

Advertising art, posters, specialty items from Thailand, seashells and hand painted houseware items. 119 Main St.

Dr. Spurgin’s Dental Office

This charming landmark features antique dental tools and oddities from the time period in an old-time dentist office. 222 Main St. 402-825-6001

Environs Art of the Midwest Gallery

Amazing new art gallery opening in January 2019. Main St. & S. 2nd St.

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The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. 504 Garfield St. 402-275-3221

Rockford Lake State Recreation Area




Flatwater Folk Art Museum

An art collection of vernacular expressions reflecting the human spirit and passion of common folk; traditions, experiences, ceremony and rituals. 609 Main St. 402-825-4371

Governor Furnas House Museum

This 1868 Italianate and Gothic Revival home reflects typical expressions of the era, also serving as a documentation of historical activities. 230 S. 6th St. 402-825-4992

The Governor Robert W. Furnas Arboretum & Whiskey Run Creek Nature Trail 230 S. 6th St. 402-825-6637

Lone Tree Saloon Home Decor & Gift Shop

The historic Lone Tree Saloon has been renovated into a unique gift shop. 116 Main St.

The Loren Entz Studio & Gallery

Discover thousands of used books, an on-site cafe and changing art exhibits in a renovated 1800s building. Open by appt only. 117 Main St. 402-414-0673

Mary’s Emporium

Handmade estate and new jewelry are the hidden gems of Mary’s Emporium. Located on Main Street in a historic home, treasures abound. 313 Main St. 402-825-1240

Meriwether Lewis Dredge and Missouri River History Museum

Recreation area just S. of Brownville Bridge. A restored sidewheeler dredge used on the Missouri River. 402-825-3341

New Earth Clay Pottery

Hand thrown pottery both wood and gas fired. Beautiful work designed to be both artistic and functional. Open Mid-May thru November.

Palmerton Gallery Featuring John Lokke Art

A step back in time and glimpse of a time gone by. Unique works of art focus an emphasis on the region’s landscape and the Missouri River. 212 Main St.

Quilting Brownville

The Brownville Quilt project displays 19 quilt patterns located throughout town. Walking Trail of Quilt Blocks starts at Outfitters Row. 427 Main St. 402-825-4992

Rohman Gardens

427 Main St. 402-825-4992

Sage Memorial Museum

The Brownville Fine Arts Association’s School House Art Gallery features artist shows and speaker events. 213 Main St.

Schoolhouse Art Gallery & Nature Center

427 Main St. 402-274-4146 brownville-fine-arts-association.html

Spirit of Brownville Riverboat and River Inn Resort 72898 648 A Ave. 402-825-6441

Sweetwater Brooms & Engraving

Handcrafted custom brooms made on a kick winder machine from the 1890s. Laser engraving on wood, metal, leather or glass items. Call for hours. 619 Main St. 402-825-3701

TJ’s Tavern

105 N. 1st St. 402-825-9902

Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery

702 Main St. 402-825-4601

BURCHARD Big Blue Ranch

Beautiful log lodge, fishing, hunting whitetail deer or turkey, birdwatching on cattle ranch SE of Lincoln. Jon boats, kayaks, canoe, 60’ lake dock. 70901 609 Ave. 402-214-6583

Burchard Lake

This lake offers fishing, camping, birdwatching & picnicking. Use the blinds to watch the prairie chickens when they’re booming from February - April.

Harold Lloyd Home

Wit’s End

311 S. Deweese Ave. 402-262-2363



Diller Locker Co.

Boswell Observatory

Boswell Observatory is the oldest extant building on Doane’s campus. Built in 1883, the observatory is still functional. E. 10th St. 402-826-8244

The Brew House

A wonderful spot to gather, relax and unwind, the Brew House offers made-from-scratch eats, fresh-brewed coffee and full service bar. 1206 Main Ave. 402-418-7070

College Heights Country Club

1225 E. 4th St. 402-826-4653

Crete Chamber of Commerce

2905 Betten Dr. 402-826-2136

Crete Heritage Society

This 21-acre tract located along the Big Blue River was once part of Crete founder Jesse C. Bickle’s 80-acre homestead. 800 W. 13th St. 402-826-9461

Elle’s on Main

1103 Main Ave. 402-418-7101

Historic Isis Theatre

139 W. 13th St. 402-826-2422

Tuxedo Park

The Village of Diller has 12 camper hook ups in the Diller Village Park which offers water, sewer and trash pick-up at a cost of $15.00 per day. 198 Kelley St. 402-793-5991 Family owned and operated. We produce beef and pork specialty items such as summer sausage, polish, bacon, hams, snack sticks, jerky and more. 409 Commercial St. 402-793-5820

Rock Creek Aquaculture

Locally produced fresh shrimp coming soon to Nebraska! Family-owned farm, no antibiotics or hormones used to produce our wholesome shrimp. 70850 578th Ave. 402-793-5553

DORCHESTER Blue River State Recreation Area

Day-use areas and fishing. Walk-in activities only mid-Sep thru May 1, sunrise to sunset. No camping. Park permit required. 402-796-2362

DUBOIS DuBois Bar & Grill

Good food. Good times. Homemade pizza. 211 Miner 402-859-4445

Iron Horse Lake

Iron Horse Lake is located one mile north and two miles west of DuBois. It offers facilities for camping, boating, swimming and hiking. 402-335-3325

W. 13th St. & Tuxedo Rd. 402-826-4314



Pekarek’s Produce

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art is the nation’s only exclusively agrarian art museum and features a collection of art by regionalist Dale Nichols. 575 E. St. 402-367-4488

DAYKIN Nebraska Prairie Rose B&B

Enjoy a stay in a historically restored farmhouse furnished with antiques and surrounded by rose gardens. 102 Francis 402-446-7471

DENTON Conestoga State Recreation Area

A 230-acre reservoir surrounded by 486 acres of land. The area offers power boating, picnicking, hiking and biking trails, camping and fishing. 3800 NW. 105th St. 402-796-2362

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Homestead Lake Recreation Area


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Diller Campground



We are the largest model train store between Denver and Chicago. Stop in and say “WOW.” An HO and N scale modeler’s paradise located in Deshler, NE. 304 E. Bryson Ave. 402-365-7628

Home of 1920’s silent film star Harold Lloyd. The actor’s films featured hair-raising stunts, and you may view one of them during your visit. 405 2nd St. 402-865-4665

Audubon’s 850-acre tallgrass prairie. Trails open sunrise to sunset year-round. Free admission. 11700 SW. 100th St. 402-797-2301

The 37-surface-acre reservoir is open to the public for fishing, picnicking, no-wake boating and other activities. No park permit required. 402-443-4675

Spring Creek Model Trains

The Friendship Garden

Elm & 4th St. 402-365-4260

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EAGLE Eagle Raceway

Weekend races run on America’s fastest 1/3-mile dirt track. Sat night programs feature 360 sprints, IMCA modifieds, sport modifieds and hobby stocks. 617 S. 238th St. 402-238-2595

ELMWOOD Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum

Beautiful 1922 Prairie Mansion home and gardens of Nebraska Hall of Fame author Bess Streeter Aldrich. Tours, teas, weddings and other rental options. 204 E. F St. 402-994-3855

Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum

Items displayed range from Civil War era to current military personnel memorabilia. 124 E. D St. 402-994-5315

EXETER Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center was built in 2009. A zero-entry pool has a large slide, a toddler slide and wheelchair area. 1103 Maplewood St. 402-266-3001

John E’s Cafe & Bar

116 S. Exeter Ave. 402-266-5251




St. Stephen’s Catholic Church

Wood frame and built in 1874. The present Romanesque church dates to 1902 with many renovations. Altars and stained-glass windows are original. 207 N. Union Ave. 402-266-5581


170 S. Exeter Ave. 402-266-3001



Capri Motel

Standard motel rooms or extended-stay suites with kitchenettes. Newer suites on north side. Pet-friendly motel. Handicap-accessible rooms available. 1100 14th St. 402-729-3317

Crystal Springs

The 73-acre park just south of Fairbury offers recreation and a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities and is less than 5 miles from civilization. Crystal Springs Rd. 402-729-2148

Edgewood Hotel & Suites

We are conveniently located near the Fairbury Municipal Airport, Jefferson County Speedway and Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. 1503 K St. 402-587-5082

Fairbury Country Club

This hilly course features water hazards, severely sloping lies, 2-tiered greens, oak tree chutes and blind tee shots. 56881 709th Rd. 402-729-5314

Fairbury Executive Suites

Located in downtown Fairbury, we offer fully-furnished, one and two bedroom apartments for nightly, weekly and extended-stay guests. 506 E St. 402-613-2063

Grayhouse Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to the Grayhouse Inn, Fairbury’s newest bed and breakfast, located just one block from Fairbury’s historic downtown. 615 6th St. 402-729-6141 businesses/grayhouse-inn-bed-breakfast

Harvest Chinese Restaurant 616 E St. 402-729-6233

McDowell’s Tomb - “Magic Etched in Stone”

FALLS CITY John Philip Falter Museum

Hand-carved into a sandstone bluff by Nelson L. McDowell, a wealthy bachelor and one of Fairbury’s founders. Open days. Hiking required. Free. 402-729-3000

To preserve & honor John Philip Falter in his hometown. The museum features his Philadelphia studio, his 129 Saturday Evening Post covers & more! 1622 Stone St. 402-450-3724

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and State Recreation Area


Historic park on the Oregon Trail and the Overland Stage. Oregon Trail ruts are visible. Modern camping at adjacent recreation area. 57426 710th Rd. 402-729-5777

Rock Island Railroad Museum 910 Bacon Rd. 402-729-5131

Rowdy’s Steakhouse

321 F St. 402-729-5083

Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room

The award-winning Stagecoach Mall is a multi-dealer mall, coffee house, restaurant, event venue and tasting room all in one. 508 E St. 402-587-2521

FAIRFIELD The Fairfield Opera House Brewery & Grill

Housed in the town’s old opera house built in 1894, the restaurant features Midwest foods and its own hand crafted beers. 415 N. D St. 402-726-2447

FAIRMONT Fillmore County Museum

Two historic buildings house more than 15,000 artifacts from schools, businesses, farms, WWII airbase and optical office equipment. 600 6th Ave. 402-268-6081 ART/530e2dd225baf

Elijah Filley Stone Barn

13282 E. Scott Rd. 402-228-1679

GENEVA Dairy Delight

237 N. 13th St. 402-759-4220

Fairmont State Airfield

Previous site of a U.S. bomber training facility during WWII, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 402-759-0597

Fillmore County Courthouse

The newly renovated Fillmore County Courthouse, a simplified version of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, was first completed in 1894. 900 G St. 402-759-4910

Geneva Aquatic Center

Admission is free for ages 4 & under, $4 for ages 5 & up. 1400 E St. 402-759-3000

Geneva City Park

It was designed as a formal Memorial Park in 1941 and includes an army tank, sundial, flagpole and the largest natural boulder in Fillmore County. 402-759-3109

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Geneva House by George W. Smith

A Queen Anne-style home built in 1890 by Geneva settler George Smith, whose land office was the predecessor of the First National Bank of Geneva. 324 N. 12th St. 402-759-4581

Geneva Inn

Looking for a place to stay in Fillmore County? Try Geneva Inn, located next to Sister’s Cafe, the park and swimming pool. 328 S. 13th St. 402-759-3176

Hidden Hills

Hidden Hills Country Club is a 9 hole golf course located on the northwest edge of Geneva. 1115 Rd. L 402-759-3084

Historic Geneva Auditorium

162 N. 9th 402-759-4910

Historic J.M Burk House

331 N. 11th St. 402-759-4910

Hotel Geneva

736 G St. 402-759-2126

Jill’s Sweet Shop

974 G St. 402-759-3815

Lakeshore RV Park

Peaceful camping for the whole family. Reservations available. Tourist attractions nearby. Will hold 10 trailers. 100 Walnut St. 402-759-3883

Overtime Grill & Lounge

842 G St. 402-759-3434



Side Trek Bar & Grill

Merganser Lake Wildlife Management Area

419 Hansen St. 402-754-4391

HARDY The Petal Patch

Greenhouses and gardens. 4410 Rd. G 402-226-3721

HEBRON One of the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swings

One of the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swings. The 32 ft. long seat holds 24 children or 18 adults and was constructed from a center pivot frame. 5th St. & Jefferson Ave. 402-768-6322

Prairie Oasis Campground & Cabins

Warner’s Filling Station & Residence/ Eddie’s Station

Stagecoach State Recreation Area

8th & G St. 402-759-4910

GOEHNER Seward County Historical Society Museum

Filled with artifacts from the county, a 1915 one-room schoolhouse, a restored 1901 farmhouse and the Chippewa Northern Rail Company miniature train. 1037 364th Rd. 402-523-4055

GRAFTON 255 N. Washington Ave. 402-282-7311

St. Helena’s Catholic Church

170 N. Jackson 402-282-7302

GREENWOOD Baker’s Candies

Bakers Candies’ world-renowned chocolates are a Nebraska Tradition. The largest candy outlet store in Nebraska and one of the largest in the U.S. 831 S. Baker St. 402-789-2700

I-80 Speedway

NASCAR-sanctioned semi banked oval dirt track featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Full concessions, souvenirs and free camping available. 13909 238th St. 402-342-3453

Platte Valley Antique Company

Visible and easily accessible from I-80, exit 420, midway between Omaha and Lincoln. Quality antiques. Café and pub. 13017 238th St. 402-944-2949

HALLAM Olive Creek State Recreation Area

612 acres of land and water. The 175-acre lake supports a variety of fish species. Other activities include primitive camping and picnicking. 24100 SW 100th St. 402-796-2362



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The stone monument was erected in 1913 by the Daughters of the American Revolution near where the historic Oregon Trail crossed Kansas into Nebraska. 402-228-1679

LEWISTON Jeannie’s Place

Homestyle dinners with homemade rolls and pie, served in a beautiful and comfortable dining room. 201 Miles Ave. 402-865-4355

Dedicated to the collection, preservation and dissemination of information related to the history, heritage and genealogy of Germanic settlers. 631 D St. 402-474-3363

AmericInn Lodge & Suites - South

Enjoy a pleasant stay at AmericInn Lodge & Suites Lincoln South, conveniently located off Highway 2 in Nebraska’s capital. 8701 Amber Hill Ct. 402-420-0027

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar

Wagon Train State Recreation Area

8933 Andermatt Dr. 402-405-0420


955 W. O St. 402-434-7789 www.


Wild Plum Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729

HUBBELL Sixth Principal Meridian Marker

Gary’s Brick-House Grille

Oregon Trail Marker

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

720 Rd. B 402-723-5694


109 S. 10th St. 402-759-4399


Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park

VFW Post

310 S. 13th St. 402-759-4144

SW. 128th St. 402-476-2729


Sisters Cafe

1043 G St. 402-759-3416

Tanglewood Lake Wildlife Management Area


Shade and minimal freeway noise. Big rig-friendly sites. 100% pull-through sites; 30 amp and 50 amp. Small pond with free paddle boats and life vests. 913 Rd. B 402-723-5227

The Secret Garden/Geneva Library


Location marks the spot where all land in NE and KS, most in CO & WY and parts of SD were surveyed from as a result of the KS-NE Act of 1854. Rd. 7300 402-768-7407

HUMBOLDT Humboldt Historic Commercial District-City Square Park

Commercial District features historic lighting, a mural, bandstand, Veteran Memorial, Lions Club Fountain and playground. 402-862-2171

Humboldt Lake Park

Park has a swimming pool, basketball, tennis courts, playground, electrical campsites, picnic shelters, fishing lakes and a walking trail and bridge. 402-862-2171

Kirkman’s Cove Recreation Area

Large greens and golfer-friendly fairways surround a scenic 160-acre lake at one of southeast Nebraska’s finest courses. 402-335-3325

Quad County Historical & Research Society (Quad County Museum)

Donated items reflect the life of early settlers of Humboldt and area counties. 398 E. Square 402-862-5421

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Memorial Garden

See a variety of trees and flowers; benches, statues, pergola, swings and walkway with personalized bricks leads to a working water wheel and bridge. 402-862-2958

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar Blue Orchid

Like our Facebook page for news and developments, special features and to keep an eye on any upcoming events. 129 N. 10th St. 402-742-7250

Bowling Lake

Located just 7.6 miles from Lincoln, in Lancaster County. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including bass, bream and bluegill here. NW. 48th & W. Cuming St.

Burgess House Bed and Breakfast

Rest, restore, renew in our restored 1912 local landmark farmstead. Private baths, sitting room, WIFI. Just 15 minutes from downtown Lincoln. 6501 SW. 40th St. 402-797-2345

Burkholder Project

Located in the Haymarket, this unique art collection includes artist studios and 3 levels of galleries. Come see us. 719 P St. 402-477-3305

Camp A Way

Cable, Wi-Fi, big rig sites, whirlpool, heated pool, cabins and playground on-site. 200 Campers Cir. 402-476-2282

Candlewood Suites

4100 Pioneer Woods Dr. 402-420-0330

Comfort Inn Lincoln I-80

Free wireless internet. 1010 W. Bond St. 402-858-0610

Comfort Suites

Unwind from your travels at the pet-friendly, smoke-free Comfort Suites Hotel, just five miles from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 331 N. Cotner Blvd. 402-817-2456

Comfort Suites

Pet-friendly, smoke-free hotel, close to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and minutes from the Lincoln Children’s Museum and Lincoln Children’s Zoo. 4231 Industrial Ave. 402-476-8080




Country Inn & Suites - Lincoln Airport

HF Crave

Country Inn & Suites Lincoln North

Highlands Golf Course

1301 W. Bond Cir. 402-474-2080

High speed wireless internet access, rooms with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. 5353 N. 27th St. 402-476-5353

Courtyard Lincoln Downtown

5501 NW. 12th St. 402-441-6081

Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket

Located in the Historic Haymarket District and near the University of Nebraska, perfectly situated for business or leisure travelers. 801 R St. 402-475-9000

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill - Haymarket

Comfort food is our passion. Exceeding expectations is our mission. Fresh ingredients paired with from-scratch recipes and hickory-flame grilling. Two Locations 402-434-5636


301 N. 8th St. 402-261-8849

Licorice International

230 N. 7th St. 402-488-2230

Lied Center for Performing Arts

Deer Springs Winery

Historic Haymarket District

8th & P St. 402-435-7496

Season runs Sep-May with evening and matinee performances. Prices vary with each event. 301 N. 12th St. 402-472-4747

DEGuns Outdoor Shooting Range

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln Airport

Lincoln Children’s Museum

16255 Adams St. 402-327-8738 We have 3 outdoor gun ranges, including one 100 yard rifle range. We also have a fully stocked catch and release pond available to the public. 252 N. 134th St. 402-875-6500 www.


Continental American cuisine. Classic cocktails. Unmatched service. 1100 O St. 402-475-9475

Econo Lodge

1101 W. Commerce Way Rd. 402-464-0588

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Lincoln I-80 2200 Wildcat Dr. 402-975-8330

Holmes Golf Course

3701 S. 70th St. 402-441-8960

Holmes Lake

Wireless internet access, refrigerator, microwave, coffee makers and ironing boards in room. 1140 W. Cornhusker Hwy 402-475-4511

70th & Normal St. 402-441-7847

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln

25th St. & Saltillo Rd. 402-476-2729

1040 P St. 402-474-1111

Empyrean Brewing Co.

Founded in 1990, Empyrean Brewing Co. is the oldest brewery in Nebraska. Grab a free sample of beer anytime next door inside Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill. 729 Q St. 402-434-5960

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lincoln Airport

1000 W. Bond St. 402-413-9003

FireWorks Restaurant

FireWorks features the simplicity and beauty of flavors created over a wood fire, with the tradition of from-scratch recipes and house brewed beer. 5750 S. 86th Dr. 402-434-5644

From Nebraska Gift Shop

Taste wines from the largest winery in Nebraska, James Arthur Vineyards, at the authentic Grain Bin Bar and shop for Nebraska souvenirs. 803 Q St. 402-476-2455

Gallery Nine

124 S. 9th St. 402-477-2822

Gateway Mall

Shop over 100 retailers. Grab a bite to eat in the food court. Enjoy hours of fun at Round 1 Bowling & Amusement. Lincoln’s community destination. 6100 O St. 402-464-3196

Graduate Lincoln

Graduate Lincoln is a 16-story, 231-room hotel located in the Haymarket District in Lincoln. It was created for travelers who seek memorable journeys. 141 N. 9th St. 402-475-4011

Granite City Food & Brewery

A polished casual dining restaurant with an on-site brewery. 6200 O St. 402-466-1910

Great Plains Art Museum

The museum features exhibits of art that interpret the history, culture, environment and creative spirit of the Great Plains of North America. Free 1155 Q St. 402-472-6220

Green Gateau

An upscale restaurant that has been in operation for more than 24 years in downtown Lincoln with French-influenced contemporary American cuisine. 330 S. 10th St. Ste. 110 402-477-0330

Hampton Inn & Suites - Lincoln Northeast I-80 7343 Husker Cir. 402-435-4600, 800-426-7866

Hampton Inn South - Heritage Park

Located in Lincoln, the hotel is in close proximity to many dining, shopping and entertainment venues. Includes free breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. 5922 Vandervoort Dr. 402-420-7800

Homestead Trail

Create, discover and learn through the power of play at the Lincoln Children’s Museum. Be whatever and go wherever your imagination takes you! 1420 P St. 402-477-4000

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Rated among the nation’s best zoos for children by Parents Magazine, the award winning Lincoln Children’s Zoo is home to over 400 animals. 1222 S. 27th St. 402-475-6741

Lincoln Community Playhouse

2500 S. 56th St. 402-489-7529

Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau

The home of tasty beef, soft buns and a whole lot of gloriously honest food. Multiple Locations 402-261-9860

Lincoln, Nebraska has earned a reputation as one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities. Visit our website or our office for more information. 1128 Lincoln Mall Ste. 100 402-434-5335 800-423-8212

Horizon Inn

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

Hunt and Fish, Inc.

Lincoln Paddle Company

Honest Abe’s Burgers and Freedom

2901 NW. 12th St. 402-474-5252 Specializing in pheasant, goose, turkey, white-tailed and mule deer hunts. Lodging, meals and guides available. 2317 NW. 43rd St. 402-802-1831

Hyde Memorial Observatory

3701 S. 70th St. 402-441-7094

The Ice Box

Home of the Lincoln Stars, a Western Conference USHL Hockey Team. 1880 Transformation Dr. 402-474-7827

Indigo Bridge

1346 B St. 402-477-7770

International Quilt Museum

View a world-class collection, which spans five centuries and 65 countries! Visit the gift shop onsite or online. Open year-round. 1523 N. 33rd St. 402-472-6549


1701 Pine Lake Rd. Ste. 7 402-261-5594

Jim Ager Memorial Golf Course

3761 Normal Blvd. 402-441-8963

333 S. 13th St. 402-474-7474, 866-706-7706

Lincoln NE’s premier kayak & paddle board rentals & experiences on area lakes! We make getting on the water easy & fun, not frustrating! 531-229-1040

Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center 570-598 W. Industrial Lake Dr. 402-476-2729

Lux Center for the Arts

2601 N. 48th St 402-466-8692

Mahoney Golf Course

An open city course in northeast Lincoln, this layout boasts well-conditioned fairways, a modern clubhouse, driving range and a first-rate pro shop. 7900 Adams St. 402-441-8969

MainStay Suites University

A Lincoln hotel conveniently located near University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Memorial Stadium and Pinnacle Bank Arena. 2803 Folkways Blvd. Bldg. B 402-438-0222

MoPac East Trail

KD Designs Jewelry

151 N. 8th St. Ste. 110 402-304-3039

A 25-mile crushed limestone recreational trail for hikers, joggers, bicyclists, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and wildlife watchers. 84th St. 402-476-2729

Kiechel Fine Art

Moran’s Liquor Works

1208 O St. 402-420-9553

The Kruger Collection

133 Architecture Hall 402-472-9212

Lancaster Event Center Campgrounds

Camp under Nebraska skies on our 160 acre grounds with 300+ campsites. Private, near shopping, dining & easy to get to. Amenities on our website. 4100 N. 84th St. 402-441-6545

Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds

Lancaster Event Center is on the east side of Lincoln & hosts 320+ events annually. 4100 N. 84th St. 402-441-6545

Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum

History of tractor testing in Nebraska since 1920, as well as the advancement of tractor technology since the early 1900s. 402-472-8389

Locally owned neighborhood store specializing in beer, wine and spirits. A growler shop & tasting room provide the best of what’s new and seasonal. 3400 A St. 402-475-8814

Motel 6

Free fax service and smoke-free facility. Free morning coffee. Up to 2 pets stay free. 6501 N. 28th St. 402-438-4700

National Museum of Roller Skating

4730 S. St. 402-483-7551

Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame

The exhibit space is both interactive and technologically advanced. Games, touch screens and artifacts. “Honor the Past and Inspire the Future.” 500 Charleston St. Ste. 3 402-476-4767

Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre 51st & Huntington Ave. 402-465-2384

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Just steps away from the new Pinnacle Bank Arena, the 155 modern and comfortably appointed guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi and in-room refrigerators. 808 R St. 402-904-4800

4800 Holdrege St. Ste. 100 402-480-7399




New Victorian Suites

SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House

The Oven

Sheldon Museum of Art

Great location in Midtown. Free breakfast, parking and internet. Relax in our heated indoor swimming pool or fitness room. 225 N. 50th St. 402-464-4400 We cook authentic Northern Indian Cuisine! We shake great martinis and provide a Wine Spectator award-winning fine wine list. Two Locations 402-475-6118

Pawnee State Recreation Area

Pawnee State Recreation Area features 2,544 acres, 740 of which are water acres. Camping, fishing, boating, trails, swimming beach. 3900 NW. 105th St. 402-796-2362

PepperJax Grill

What makes us unique? You order from the grill cook and watch them prepare your food the way you want, right then. It doesn’t get fresher than that! Multiple Locations 402-261-4375

Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater

Pinewood Bowl continues to serve the community and surrounding areas with a rich theater tradition. Come experience the magic under the stars! 3201 S. Coddington Ave. 402-904-4444

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Our 470,400 sq. ft., state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena offers year-round entertainment including concerts, family shows and sporting events. 400 Pinnacle Arena Dr. 402-904-4444

Pioneers Golf Course

A popular site for local golfers and has even hosted the Nebraska Open. Includes many challenging holes and is located right next to Pioneers Park. 3403 W. Van Dorn St. 402-441-8966

Pioneers Park Nature Center

Trails, nature interpretive center, prairie, wetland and woodland habitats. Outdoor exhibits include bison, deer, non releasable raptors and gardens. 3201 S. Coddington 402-441-7895

Quality Inn & Suites

We offer our own brand of craft beers and wines and our scratch farm-to-table kitchen is simply the best. Come relax by the fire pits on our patio! 575 Fallbrook Blvd. Ste. 109 402-904-7161 Houses a collection of international distinction in a landmark Philip Johnson building at the University of Nebraska. Admission is free. 12th & R St. 402-472-2461

SouthPointe Pavilions Shopping Center

SouthPointe Pavilions is a beautiful, open-air shopping center featuring six movie screens, eateries and a variety of stores unique to Lincoln. 2910 Pine Lake Rd. 402-421-2114

Platte River State Park

Staybridge Suites - Lincoln I-80

Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex

Constructed 1922-1932, the capitol is described by architects as the nation’s first truly vernacular state capitol and can be easily seen miles away. 1445 K St. 402-471-0448 As an all-suite hotel, feel at home in our apartment-style suites. Enjoy our fitness room, heated outdoor pool (seasonal) or take your pet for a walk. 2701 Fletcher Ave. 402-438-7829

Staybridge Suites Lincoln Northeast

Travelers near and far will find us a welcoming home away from home. Minutes from downtown Lincoln, offering convenience without sacrificing comfort. 1501 N. 86th St. 402-484-6000 2545 Cornhusker Hwy 402-413-0629


Tomahawks Axe Throwing

815 O St. 402-302-1000

7353 Husker Cir. 402-323-2000

Rococo Theatre

141 N. 9th St. 402-475-4011

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lincoln North Townhouse Extended Stay Hotel Downtown 1744 M St. 402-475-3000

Trade-A-Tape Comic Center 145 S. 9th St 402-435-6063

University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium

645 N. 14th St. 402-472-2637

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Botanical Garden and Arboretum

UNL City Campus and East Campus. New and unusual plants. Open daily dawn-dusk. 402-472-2679

Venue Restaurant & Lounge

The Rococo Theatre is Lincoln’s high-end concert venue that provides a unique entertainment experience. Purchase tickets online. 140 N. 13th St. 402-476-6540

4111 Pioneer Woods Dr. 402-488-8368

Rodeway Inn

Westview B&B

Saro Cider

Whitehead Saline Wetland

2801 W. O St. 402-475-4921 1746 N. St. 531-500-3966


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Excellent camping and fishing facilities highlight this sandpit lake area, part of the Venture Parks Complex. Park entry permit required. 15810 Hwy 50 402-234-6855

State Capitol

Robber’s Cave

A retro soda pop and candy shop. The shop specializes in hard-to-find candies, bottled sodas and nostalgic gifts. 2900 Pine Lake Rd. Ste. F 402-328-3499

Louisville State Recreation Area

Platte River Rentals, LLC

An array of history-making cars, engines, parts, pedal cars, automotive toys and memorabilia. Racing displays range from dirt tracks to the Indy 500. 599 Oak Creek Dr. 402-323-3166

Topgolf Swing Suite

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop

Lost Island Hunt Club and Lodge is located on the bank of the Platte River near Linwood. Guided Hunts Sept.-March. Rent the lodge Apr.-Aug. 1850 Rd. 45 402-677-3440

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed

Guests have room to spread out beyond their suite, with an indoor pool and hot tub, a modern fitness center, outdoor seating with grill and fire pit. 5865 Boboli Ln. 402-423-1555

This gallery showcases fiber art, textiles and apparel from all periods and places, with many ever-changing exhibitions. Free. 1650 N. 35th St. 402-472-2911



443 N. 48th St. 402-467-6315

A Lincoln tradition! Tico’s has been serving Lincoln’s finest Mexican food for 40 years. Enjoy the chile rellenos, fish tacos and fajitas. 317 S. 17th St. 402-475-1048

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

1800 Wilderness Woods Pl. 402-434-5118

Smoking Gun Jerky

Quality Inn & Suites

Visit Lincoln’s only underground attraction! Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020. Book tours in advance! 925 Robbers Cave Rd. 402-975-0598

Wilderness Ridge Golf Club

Lost Island Hunt Club and Lodge

Amenities include a free hot breakfast and access to a fitness center and indoor heated pool. All guest rooms include microwaves and refrigerators. 2803 Folkways Blvd. Bldg. A 402-477-0645

Super 8 by Wyndham Lincoln North

Residence Inn

1800 Wilderness Woods Pl. 402-434-5118

Sleep Inn & Suites University

In-room coffee, iron, blowdryer, internet access, free newspaper, complimentary airport and hospital shuttle. Free high-speed internet. 7333 Husker Cir. 402-817-7807 In-room coffee, iron, blowdryer, internet access, free newspaper, complimentary airport and hospital shuttle. Free high-speed internet. 1511 Center Park Rd. S. 402-423-3131

Wilderness Ridge

Vincenzo’s Ristorante

808 P St. 402-435-3889 7000 NW. 27th St. 402-470-6000 2700 Whitehead Dr. 402-476-2729

Outfitter. Canoes, kayaks, tube rentals. River trip equipment rentals include shuttle service. Open weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day. 104 S. Main St. 402-234-2824 Beautiful park, part of the Venture Park Complex, with cabins, camping, fishing, spray park, supervised trail rides and playground with kids zipline. 14421 346th St. 402-234-2217

At Platte River State Park, this facility accommodates several shooting disciplines. A certified NRA Range Safety Officer is present at all times. 14421 346th St 402-471-5547

MANLEY Lofte Community Theatre

15841 Manley Rd. 402-234-2553

MARTELL Cottontail Lake Wildlife Management Area 16899 SW. 29th St. 402-476-2729

MCCOOL JUNCTION Kerry’s Restaurant & Catering, Inc.

We have a family friendly atmosphere with great staff and the best home cooking around! 119 N. 1st Ave. 402-724-2120

MEMPHIS Memphis Lake State Recreation Area

Hiking, non-powered boating, fishing and camping. Open year-round. Camping fee. Park permit required. 101 Alton St. 402-471-5497

MILFORD Main Street Market

102 N. Walnut 402-761-4773

Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Association 521 1st St. 402-405-1291

West Fork Acres Bed & Breakfast

Relax and let the cares of everyday life melt away with a stay at this cabin by the river! 2871 Rokeby Rd. 402-641-5660

MILLIGAN Ceski Bratri Cemetery and Pioneer Chapel

The earliest gravestone dates to 1876. Other unmarked graves represent earlier burials of travelers from passing wagon trains. 402-759-4910




Charlie’s Pub

Formerly known as Evening with Friends, this business is now reopened as Charlie’s Pub. 524 Main St. 402-629-4411

Hwy 41 Express Stop

Serving Piccadilly Pizza and Champs Chicken. 1200 Rd. 24 402-629-4554

The Milligan Auditorium

Main St. 402-629-4446 Shaded sites near Centennial Garden. The site will hold 6 tents and 6 trailers. 5th & L St. 402-629-4446

MURDOCK The Garden Junkie

Beautiful gardens to stroll, companion planting education, perennial and annual bedding plants and a garden porch boutique. 10305 310th St. 402-440-6284

Green Gables Inn at Greatful Acres, LLC

30 minutes from Lincoln or Omaha. This 1905 country home was “remade” in 2003 and has the charm of an old home, and the comforts of a new one. 30312 Alvo Rd. 402-429-3648

NEBRASKA CITY Apple House Market at Arbor Day Farm

Walk in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark. Life-size replicas of their boats. 3 floors. Discounts for children, military veterans, senior citizens. 100 Valmont Dr. 402-874-9900

Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting

Oldest operating volunteer fire department in Nebraska. Interactive exhibits, antique equipment, dress in real bunker gear or peruse the gift shop. 1320 Central Ave. 402-873-4403

Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce

806 1st Ave. 402-873-6654

Nebraska Hunting Company

7210 N Rd. 402-304-1192

Nelson House

The Taylor-Wessel-Bickel-Nelson House is a museum inside an 1857 brick home on a historic brick street. 711 3rd Corso 402-873-6188

Old Freighters Museum

Includes numerous galleries dedicated to the history of the freighting company, the men who ran the wagon trains and the journeys they experienced. 407 N. 14th St. 402-873-6188

Porter’s at the Apple House Market, Arbor Day Farm

Head to Porter’s for fall-off-the-bone barbecue. Or, stop in for apple pie or an apple cider slushie. 2611 Arbor Ave. 402873-8777

Taste Arbor Day Farm wines and the goodness of the orchards. Showcasing unique and gourmet gifts, plus seasonal produce, pies, salsa, jams & more. 2611 Arbor Ave. 402-873-8710

River Country Nature Center

Arbor Day Foundation

Steamboat Trace Hike/Bike Trail

100 Arbor Ave. 888-448-7337

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Historic 52-room mansion, home of Arbor Day creator J.Sterling Morton. Grounds feature 200 varieties of lilacs, whispering bench and walking trails. 2600 Arbor Ave. 402-873-7222

Best Western Nebraska City Inn

Featuring cable TV, free Wi-Fi access and coffeemakers. Enjoy the heated indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room; complimentary breakfast served. 2515 S. 11th St. 402-873-7000

Civil War Veterans Museum

910 1st Corso 402-873-4018

Dinty Moore’s Bar

Opened in 1906, we’re Nebraska City’s oldest bar, serving the coldest frosty mugs and tasty cocktails. 108 S. 8th St. 402-873-5833

El Portal Mexican Restaurant

1640 S. 11th St. 402-873-3134

Historical Murals Downtown

The Keeping Room

See first-hand many of the birds and animals that inhabit these areas. Numerous interactive exhibits incorporating more than 500 wildlife specimens. 114 S. 6th St. 402-873-4265 See 21 miles of scenic Missouri River country. The trail has been designated by the National Park Service as an official Lewis and Clark site. 7118 L Rd. 402-335-3325

Timbers at Lied Lodge

An award-winning, on-site restaurant at Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm. Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 2700 Sylvan Rd. 402-873-8740, 800-546-5433

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm

1416 Central Ave. 402-873-1078

Lied Lodge

Enjoy beautiful guest rooms & suites, an expansive indoor pool, restaurant & spa. Golf nearby or hike trails to Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. 2700 Sylvan Rd. 402-873-8733 800-546-5433

We carry women’s clothing and accessories. There is also a great variety of foods made in Nebraska in our Grow Nebraska room. 246 N. State St. 402-747-2120

PALMYRA Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery

Located in a scenic country setting only 15 minutes from Lincoln. Stroll in the vineyard and enjoy the rolling hills, creeks and ponds. 344 S. 2nd Rd. 402-610-3068

PAWNEE CITY Amish Country

Numerous Amish families have opened businesses & occasionally open their homes to provide meals for bus tours. Call for information and locations. 71070 Hwy 50 402-852-3131

Creative Thoughts

626 6th St. 402-852-2881

Iron Horse Trail Lake

A 360-acre recreation area with 85-acre lake. Handicapped-accessible boat dock. 1 Iron Horse Lake Rd. 402-335-3325

My Blue Heaven

A 1920s home decorated with antique furnishings, quilts and handcrafted items. 1041 5th St. 402-852-3131

Pawnee Cafe

Located next to the Pawnee Inn, the Pawnee Cafe serves home-cooked breakfasts and lunch. 1021 F St. 402-852-2002

Pawnee City Historical Society Museum

529 P St. 402-852-3131

Pawnee City Post Office Mural

715 G St. 402-852-2097

Tour this unique display featuring more than 450 pedal cars, tractors, airplanes and other toys. 701 I St. 402-852-2655

Relax, retreat and renew in an 1878 Victorian home. Unwind on the veranda or stroll through the gardens. Outdoor spa available to guests. 2018 6th Ave. 402-873-5850

Wildwood Historic House, Gift Shop and Victorian Garden

An 1869 restored Victorian house. Open late April-October 31. House tour admission: adults $5, under 12 $2. Gift shop and Victorian garden are free. 420 S. Steinhart Park Rd. 402-873-6340

Old West Trails Center

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

Fields and Frills

Whispering Pines B&B

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

5995 G Rd. 402-873-5293


Pawnee Inn


Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Serves homemade meals and provides that small-town atmosphere where everybody knows your name. 520 S. Main 402-295-2319

Explore Treetop Village, ride the ZipKrooz, hike forested trails and take a Discovery Ride. Each fall, pick apples and enjoy fresh apple pie & cider. 2611 Arbor Ave. 402-873-8717

717 Central Ave. 402-873-7797 International Residency Program housed in prairie-style triplex. Six exhibitions/year featuring the work of regional artists and past residents. 801 3rd Corso 402-874-9600

Ohiowa Cafe

Enjoy 100 feet of interior murals, exhibits showing the evolution of transportation, local history of the Oregon Trail, Otoe Indian exhibits and more. 301 Main St. 402-766-3700

Rice Lodge and Conference Center

302 Main St. 402-806-2174

OHIOWA Lazy Horse Vineyard & Brewing 211 Rd. 20 402-295-2550

Ohiowa Auditorium, Historical Marker 460 S. Main St. 402-759-4910

Refrigerators, microwaves, VCRs, movies. 1023 F St. 402-852-2238

Pedal Clinic

SchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery

Wine, craft beer, signature cocktails or unique beer and wine infused menu items. SchillingBridge elevates the level of gastronomy and imbibing. 62193 710th Rd. 402-852-2400

PERU Duck Creek

Duck Creek offers outdoor recreation opportunities including camping, no wake boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and picnic areas. 736 Rd. 402-335-3325

Peru State College Library

This college is nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska near the Missouri River. Guests are welcome to explore the beautiful campus. 600 Hoyt St. 402-872-2311

PLATTSMOUTH Cass County Historical Society Museum

Tells the history of Cass County since settlement in 1854. Admission: $2.50 adults, free for members and children under age 12. 646 Main St. 402-296-4770

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Milligan RV Park

Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitor Center




Fairways Restaurant at Lake Ridge Golf Course Everyone can enjoy the ambience, personal service and great cuisine that comes with every meal or event. 1536 Country Club Cir. 402-235-4653

The Hop Yard

18003 Club View Dr. 402-296-0633

Lake Ridge Golf Course

Chapters Books & Gifts

Chapters is an independent, local book and toy store. We feature books for everyone; unique toys for kids; and gifts, games and puzzles for all ages. 548 Seward St. 402-643-2282

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

2575 Progressive Rd. 402-646-1004

1536 Country Club Cir. 402-235-4653

Heartfelt Children’s Memorial

River House Soda Fountain, Cafe, and Antiques

Inner Maker Art Village

402 Main St. 402-296-4949

Visit Cass County

A popular destination in Nebraska for families seeking serenity or adventure away from the city for outdoor activities and unique experiences for all. 316 Chicago Ave. Ste. 2 402-296-5999 800-965-8479

PLYMOUTH P-Town’s Daily Grind

316 N. Madison Ave. Ste. 400 402-200-8646

PRAGUE A-Mazing Flowers and Studio 103 W. Center Ave. 402-304-8916

Czechland Lake

115 Hillcrest Dr. 402-803-1771 We sell American Indian jewelry, art and books by registered tribal members in the new gallery space. Modern-day vision quests using the Labyrinth. 1693 224th Rd.

Junto Wine

Junto is a winery and event venue located between Seward and Lincoln, Nebraska. Please visit our website for more information. 1356 182nd St. 402-646-0515

Liberty House B&B

You’ll love this bed and breakfast! Enjoy 3 spacious guest rooms and an antique & gift shop. Breakfast served in the sunny dining room. 441 N. 5th St. 402-643-2555

Nebraska National Guard Museum

The Nebraska National Guard Museum is home to the history and heritage of Nebraska’s Prairie Soldiers and Airmen. 201 N. 8th St. 402-309-8763

Spindle, Shuttle and Needle

Spindle, Shuttle and Needle offers high-quality fiber art supplies, specializing in fine yarn for weaving and knitting, including Nebraska wool. 214 E. 3rd St. 402-405-1971

SUPERIOR The Dawg House Bistro

Out in the rain? We got you covered! Kick back and unwind at the Dawg House. Escape the day or accelerate your evening! See you there! 410 N. Central 402-879-1134

Lincoln Park Campground

840 W. 4th St. 402-879-4713

Nuckolls County Museum 612 E. 6th 402-879-4144

Superior Country Club

A creative layout that incorporates the creek and plateauringed valley. The large clubhouse serves as the gathering place for post-round celebration. 3628 Rd. E 402-879-3146

Superior Estates Winery

Craftsman details, colors and forms were chosen to create an environment to experience and appreciate the work that goes into making a premium wine. 200 W. 15th St. 402-879-3001

Velvet Rose

1800 Idaho St. 402-879-4400

This 82-surface-acre lake is situated on 260 acres of public access land. Fishing, picnicking, no-wake boating and camping. Park permit not required. 402-443-4675

Olde Glory Theatre

Victorian Inn

Red Path Gallery and Tasting Room

Art gallery, wine, craft beer, spirits and food. 514 Seward St. 402-641-8211


RAYMOND Branched Oak Observatory

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce

14300 NW. 98th St. 402-203-2982

Branched Oak State Recreation Area

This popular 1,800-acre lake offers camping, boating, fishing and swimming and picnic areas. Park permit required. 12000 W. Branched Oak Rd. 402-783-3400

348 Jackson Ave. 402-304-5392

Helping support new and existing business, assist in economic development and to cultivate communication and cooperation within the community. 616 Bradford St. 402-643-4189

SHICKLEY Mallard Haven Waterfowl Production Area

1540 Idaho St. 402-879-3245

Allegro Wolf Arts Center

Allegro Wolf was established to bring art, in all forms, to rural Nebraska. We love showcasing the amazing talent of local artists and performers. 304 S. Way Ave. 402-469-8684

BG’s Corner

BG’s Corner is your all in one gas station, liquor store and pizza place. 306 S. French 402-773-4136

Fox Hollow Golf Course

2001 W. Raymond Rd. 402-783-5255


500 Fox Hollow Ln. 402-773-5365

WindCrest Winery

Stockholm Swedish Lutheran Church 402-759-4910

Fox Hollow Motel

James Arthur Vineyards

We invite newcomers and old friends alike to share in an award-winning wine experience at WindCrest Winery. Our tasting room awaits you. 3110 W. Branched Oak Rd. 402-902-0012

ROCA Capitol View Winery

2361 Wittstruck Rd. 402-328-3494

Wunder Roost B&B

SPRAGUE Bluestem State Recreation Area

This 742-acre area has great spots for picnicking and camping, as well as a lake, making it a perfect place for a close-to-home getaway. 402-796-2362


Enjoy the sunsets from a second-floor perch on this century-old farm. 14817 S. 25th 402-430-9130

Bubba’s Anytime


Housed in the former Hamilton Township Hall built in 1889. The hall was moved to town in 1984. 402-759-0120

Blue Valley Campground

First come basis, reservations not available for sites. 730 S. 6th St. 402-643-4000

313 Main St. 402-759-4840

Strang Museum


402 S. French 402-773-4464

Maury’s Place

Small town bar open to all. 211 N. Saunders Ave. 402-773-3138

The Mustang Restaurant and Lounge

Restaurant & bar. American cuisine. “Where home cooking makes you good looking.” 113 N. Saunders Ave. 402-773-5277

Sutton Aquatic Park

Public swimming pool and park. 206 E. Ash St. 402-773-4706

Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce

Cultivating commerce and community. Join us for Dugout Days (last weekend in June) and the Parade of Lights (1st Monday in December). 402-773-4233

Sutton Legion Restaurant

Restaurant & bar open to the public. American cuisine, full bar, catering, delivery, good for groups and kids, reservations, take out, waiter service. 103 E. Forrest St. 402-773-5503

Bottle Rocket Brewing Company

Buckley Park Campground

Close to business district. New playground equipment added 2014. Sand volleyball, tennis court, ball fields and basketball courts as available. S. Hwy 81 402-764-8228

Sutton Nebraska Museum

Craft brewery devoted to creating great tasting beer. We brew our beers in a historic 1947 grain processing mill, located in downtown Seward. 230 S. 5th St. 402-641-4314

Cafe on the Square

The Rose Colored Glass

Sutton Pharmacy and Gifts

Cafe on the Square is a locally-owned full service restaurant that lives by the slogan “Big City Taste with Small Town Charm!” 101 S. 6th St. 402-643-3434


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Features a Nebraska wines tasting bar, tables and chairs and comfortable overstuffed leather furniture next to a beautiful fireplace. 403 Commercial St. 402-764-8299

Collection of rich history dating back to 1871. From its humble beginnings as a railroad depot to a present day thriving farming and industrial city. 309 N. Way Ave. 402-773-0222 Pharmacy and expanded gift department. Every purchase includes free gift-wrapping and you can add that extra touch with a greeting card. 210 N. Saunders Ave. 402-773-4300




Sutton RV Park and Campground

Electric and water hookups available. Check in at City Hall to pay for your camping and receive a permit. Please enjoy your stay! 107 W. Grove St. 402-773-4225

SYRACUSE Otoe County Museum of Memories

Saunders County Historical Society Museum

Come see exhibits in several historic buildings including a depot, caboose, post office, ag building, church, schoolhouse and a log cabin. 240 N. Walnut St. 402-443-3090

Spencer Hill Lake View Accommodations & Events

Clayton Museum of Ancient History at York College

Discover the ancient world of the Near East and Rome. Children will enjoy an interactive area designed for them to touch, play, pretend and learn. 1125 E. 8th St. 402-363-5748

Comfort Inn

3815 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-6555


113 E. 6th St. 402-366-2351

Rich Harvest Vineyard and Winery

Located just 30 minutes from Omaha or Lincoln and footsteps away the lake. This retreat is ideal for couples, families, business or social gatherings. 1640 Cty Rd. 17 402-880-8318

Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Prairie Creek Inn B&B

Holthus Convention Center

3010 G Rd. 402-828-0708 320 5th St. Ste. 201 402-269-3242

TABLE ROCK The Museums of Table Rock

Architectural treasures include log cabin (1854), country school (1874), church with unique interior murals (1877), opera house (1893) & much more! 414 Houston St. 402-839-3003

Rock School Foundation

509 Luzerne St. 402-839-2915

Table Rock Community Club 306 E. Grand St. 402-839-3003

Village of Table Rock

Surrounded by native prairie, trails and 100 acres of privacy. Rooms, suites or rental by entire house: Leavitt House, Cottage House and Lake Lodge. 2400 S. 148th St. 402-488-8822

TOBIAS Lone Star Recreation Area

Fishing, camping, picnicking and hiking areas. Electrical, tents and water hookups. 402-364-2145

Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area

195 acres of fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking and many other outdoor activities. The area includes 23 electric camper pads. 402-228-3402

UNION Union Orchard

2405 S. U.S. Hwy 75 402-263-4845

VERDON Verdon Lake State Recreation Area

A 45-acre lake and 30 acres of land. The area offers primitive camping and picnicking. 402-883-2575

WACO Double Nickel Campground

Shaded, clean, quiet, family-friendly and fun-filled campground adjacent to Sandy Meadows Golf Course. We have a pool, putt-putt golf and arcade. 907 Rd. S. 402-728-5558


WILBER Hotel Wilber

The Hotel Wilber has rooms available for the night and the dining rooms are available for special events. 203 S. Wilson 402-821-2020

Wilber Czech Craft Shop

216 W. 3rd St. 402-821-2166

Wilber Czech Museum

Lee’s Legendary Marbles and Collectables

Motel 6

The Quilt Basket

718 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-5737

Victorian Inn York

3724 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-1686

Wessels Living History Farm

Experience life on a 1920s farm! Equipment on display, hands-on activities and a farm to explore! Visit our gentle animals and shop the mercantile! 5520 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-710-0682

York Children’s Museum

Offering a variety of hands-on exhibits and reality-based displays designed to bring out the creative nature of children. 612 Nebraska Ave. 402-362-1347

York College Prayer Chapel

1125 E. 8th St. 402-363-5600

York Country Club

1016 W. Elm St. 402-362-3721

3rd & Main St. 402-821-2183

York County Visitors Bureau


York KAMPground

Big Indian Recreation Area

Yorkshire Inn Motel

Enjoy 250 acres for boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, archery range, shelter and playground equipment. 46800 S. 23rd Rd. 402-228-3402

Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project

Our Welsh Museum is the only one in the U.S. & Canada dedicated to the Welsh settlers who came to the Midwest for land. One-room school in addition. 307 S. 7th St. 402-432-3656

601 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-4575 800-SEE-YORK 214 Naomi Rd. 402-362-0625 3402 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-6633

Yorkshire Playhouse

517 Lincoln Ave. 402-362-7060

Southern Lodge

601 S. 14th St. 402-645-8198

YORK Americas Best Value Inn - Palmer Inn

Laundry, fax machine. 2426 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-5585

Anna Palmer Museum

Displays reflecting life from 1860-1960. View the history and development of York County through thousands of artifacts. 211 E. 7th St. 402-362-1844


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Hanson House

Chances ‘R’ Restaurant & Lounge

Restored home of Howard Hanson, Pulitzer Prize-winner for outstanding, contemporary musical composition in 1944. Open by appt. Donations accepted. 12th & Linden St. 402-443-3090

3130 Holen Ave. 402-363-2675

4817 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-6660

The farm, through our kitchen, to your table. Lakeside dining in rural Nebraska where the region and season provide the foundation and ingredients. 10405 Branched Oak Rd. 402-786-2239

Red Cedar Lake Wildlife Management Area

An 89-acre recreation area with 34-acre lake. 402-335-3325

4020 Grand Ave. 402-745-6272

Prairie Plate Restaurant


Wirth Brothers Lake

Find us in southern York, four miles from York College. WiFi, parking and daily hot breakfast are included. 309 W. David Dr. 402-362-0222



289 Clay St. 402-853-3614

Hampton Inn

A “Million Dollar” collection. Buy, sell and trade marbles, antiques, coins and collectables. 3120 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-3320

Grand St. 402-839-3003

Johnson County Historical Society

Photo Courtesy of Nebraska Department of Economic Development

635 E. 1st St. 402-443-5822


Explore three different buildings. The church includes a butcher shop, carriage room with sleigh, country store, a loom room and a doctor’s office. 366 Poplar St. 402-2692355

Saunders County Fairgrounds

501 E. 6th St. 402-363-8926 124 W. 5th St. 402-362-7755

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USE YOUR PEEPERS We’ve had some fun playing with this image from one of our classic county fair rodeos. Compare the images to see if you can spot eight differences.

The differences are: extra level on barrel, additional barrel in background, shirt pink instead of green, extra foot on rider, one knot missing on lead, girl missing in background, info missing on banner in back, hat missing on man in background


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