The Official 2023 Not-At-All What You Thought Nebraska State Travel Guide

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METRO

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

SOUTHEAST

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

NORTHEAST

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

SOUTH CENTRAL

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

SOUTHWEST

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

SANDHILLS

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

NORTHWEST

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

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DIRECTOR

John Ricks

DEPUTY DIRECTOR Heather Hogue

ADVENTURE TRAVEL SPECIALIST Jenna Bartja

DEAR TRAVELERS,

On behalf of all Nebraskans, it is my privilege to invite you into the great adventure of exploring our state.

Some people have never even given a thought to visiting Nebraska. Indeed, visiting Nebraska may not be for everyone, but for those “not everyones” willing to discover the state’s treasures, there is no greater adventure.

Nebraska is a rewarding place to experience, especially to those who take the time to venture out onto the road (and sometimes off of it) to discover all the hidden gems we have to offer. That holds true in each corner of the state.

Pack up for a road trip to take in historic attractions like Ogallala’s Petrified Wood Gallery or family fun at Waterloo’s Two Rivers State Recreation Area and Grand Island’s Island Oasis Waterpark. Check out Nebraska’s thriving agritourism scene with homegrown breweries like Bootleg Brewers in Taylor or Nebraska Brewing Company in La Vista. Along the way, lovers of the outdoors can’t miss the state’s natural beauty with destinations like Toadstool Geologic Park, Fontenelle Forest near Omaha and the Niobrara National Scenic River.

To fuel up for your travels, tour the countless local, farm-fresh food options like Omaha’s Block 16 and small-town favorites like Norfolk’s Black Cow Fat Pig that make up a diverse culinary scene.

No matter which path you choose, we can’t wait for you to encounter all that makes Nebraska special, both for the friendly, welcoming people who live here and for those independent-minded travelers who want to discover the journey for themselves.

Sincerely,

John Ricks Executive Director, Nebraska Tourism Commission

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

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

In Nebraska, family fun can happen anywhere — from pioneer trails to interactive museums to splash parks.

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

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

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CALENDAR of events

From Oregon Trail Days to the Nebraska State Fair, 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.

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JANUARY

Quack-Off Duck Races

Avoca

Thousands of people flock for the one-of-a-kind experience of racing a live duck – a fundraiser for the local fire department.

FEBRUARY

Groundhog Day Celebration

Unadilla

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

Bull Bash

Valentine

For one day, bulls, heifers 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

Omaha

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

St. Patrick’s

O’Neill

MARCH

Day

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

Polar Bear Tank Races

Mullen

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

APRIL

Arbor Day Celebration Nebraska City

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

FEI World Cup

Omaha

See the world’s best at this premier global championship for equestrian sports held every four years, this time right in the heartland.

MAY

Toast Nebraska Wine Festival

Omaha

A celebration of Nebraska wines!

Tastings of 100+ delicious wines plus live music, educational sessions, shopping, food and yard games.

Cinco De Mayo

Omaha

Taking place along historic South 24th Street, this celebration is full of live music, food, pageantry, a Que Chulo Dog Contest and more!

JUNE

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.

BRAN

BRAN stands for Bicycle Ride

Across Nebraska. It is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the sites and enjoy the hospitality of Nebraska from the seat of your bike.

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.

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.

Hastings Pride

Hastings

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

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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.

Testicle Festival

Ashland

On Father’s Day weekend, thousands gather for cattle cojones, live music and a ball-eating contest.

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North Platte

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

College World Series

Omaha

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

JULY

Fourth of July Celebration

Seward

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

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

Burwell

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

Kearney Cruise Nite

Kearney

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

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.

The Wayne Chicken Show

Wayne

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.

AUGUST

Nebraska State Fair

Grand Island

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

Old West Balloon Fest & National Hot Air Balloon Competition

Gering-Scottsbluff-Mitchell

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

Popcorn Days

North Loup

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

Kool-Aid Days

Hastings

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

Sandhills Open Road Challenge

Arnold

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.

SEPTEMBER

Junk Jaunt Central Nebraska

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

Summer Indian Rendezvous Ogallala

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

Monument Marathon

Gering

Towering natural landmarks, pinecovered hills and a rural landscape provide a stunning and tranquil race day experience for runners.

Heritage Days

McCook

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.

OCTOBER

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.

HallowFest

Ponca

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

NOVEMBER

Light of the World Pageant Minden

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

Omaha Holiday Lights Festival Omaha

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.

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.

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

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.

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ROAD TRIP THROUGH NEBRASKA

Our state may not be for everyone, but those who venture here are in for a treat. This year’s Not-At-All What You Thought Nebraska State Travel Guide is all about discovery. Hit the road and explore all of Nebraska’s wideopen spaces. You’ll be surprised at just what you might find! So, what’re you waiting for? Pack your bags and start adventuring.

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DAY ONE

HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS: Start your journey in Nebraska’s Southwest region, where you’ll discover railroad history, frontier heritage and wide-open spaces.

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FIRST STOP: Jumpstart your family road trip with a stop in Ogallala to browse an assortment of ancient woods, fossils and Native American artifacts at the Petrified Wood Gallery.

SECOND STOP: Next, head east to North Platte to take in Bailey Yard, the world’s largest classification rail yard, from the observation decks atop the Golden Spike Tower.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Stop for the night at North Platte’s Tru by Hilton. These comfortably modern accommodations will have you resting easy after your first day on the road.

SOUTHEAST

Learn about our solar system and the natural world at University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium in Lincoln.

Spark creativity and imagination with interactive exhibits at Lincoln Children’s Museum.

Aurora’s Edgerton Explorit Center is a must for any little ones who love science.

METRO

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium features America’s largest indoor rainforest and the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit.

Learn about Nebraska’s geology and ecosystems at Schramm Park State Recreation Area and Education Center in Gretna.

NORTHEAST

Celebrate the rich history of the region at the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk.

In Royal, see fossils formed millions of years ago at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Looking for outdoor fun?

Atkinson Mill Race Park in Atkinson features excellent opportunities for birding, fishing, hiking, disc golf and camping.

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SOUTH CENTRAL

See a collection of fire engines and learn fire safety tips at the Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center in Kearney.

Discover the practices of Nebraska’s agriculture industry through hands-on experiences at Raising Nebraska in Grand Island.

Grand Island’s Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer shows visitors what life was like here in the 1890s.

DAY TWO

PIONEERS & PARKS: Head east to the state’s South Central region to follow the footsteps of pioneers, make a splash at exciting water parks and in spring, witness the sandhill crane migration.

TRAVEL TIME: 2H 55M / 190 MILES

FIRST STOP: Pack your bathing suits for a stop at Island Oasis Water Park in Grand Island. The kiddos will love making a splash at the park’s slides, lazy river and 350,000gallon wave pool.

SECOND STOP: Discover the trails of the brave pioneers who settled the American West at The Archway in Kearney. Spanning I-80, the museum details the history of the Great Platte River Road.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Stay at the all-new Crowne Plaza Kearney for contemporary quarters and can’t-miss amenities including an indoor water park.

SOUTHWEST

Step back into the 1870s at Ogallala’s Front Street and Cowboy Museum. This replica Old West town invites you to experience Ogallala’s roughand-tumble past with shows and shootouts at Crystal Palace Saloon.

Hit the track at Cody Go-Karts Family Fun Park in North Platte for go-karts, bumper boats and a video arcade.

SANDHILLS

Browse a collection of antiques, from firearms to cars, at The Sandhills Museum in Valentine. Burn off some energy with your favorite outdoor activity at Melham Park & Sports Complex in Broken Bow.

St. Paul’s Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball illustrates the careers of local baseball legends, like Wade Boggs and Bob Gibson.

NORTHWEST

See Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge crafted from 39 spray-painted automobiles, in Alliance.

Visit Crawford’s Trailside Museum of Natural History to see prehistoric geology displays on the state’s natural history.

In Harrison, browse Miocene Epoch fossils and Native American heritage at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

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SCIENTIFIC SENSATIONS: Continue east on I-80 toward the city centers of Nebraska’s Southeast and Metro regions for zoo adventures and a firsthand look at planes and spacecraft.

FIRST STOP: Go wild in the state capital at Lincoln Children’s Zoo. This award-winning family zoo features hands-on experiences and over 400 animals.

SECOND STOP: Drive northeast to Ashland and visit the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum. Learn the history of Strategic Air Command through inspiring exhibits on the brave American pilots of WWII and other conflicts.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Head up to Waterloo for a camping adventure at Two Rivers State Recreation Area. Popular for outdoors lovers, this getaway can accommodate all camping styles.

We asked locals to share the Nebraska experiences they love most. Now go turn this insider info into your next Nebraska vacation!

What’s your favorite family destination or attraction? Besides visiting York County where I grew up, I’ll take the northwest corner of the state any day. Chadron and the Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron State Park, Fort Robinson and Agate Fossil Beds are all great destinations! - Matt Bergen

What’s your Favorite family road trip memory? Completing the 2020 Nebraska Passport Stops! What a crazy year 2020 was … the Passport adventure was such a highlight for my family! - Melissa Amen

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DAY ONE

FARM FRESH: Are you ready for the ultimate Nebraska food tour? We’ll start with farm-to-table creations and homemade ice cream in the state’s biggest cities.

FIRST STOP: Begin your culinary adventure at Omaha’s Block 16, where you’ll find farmto-table street food and inventive recipes like the slow-braised pulled pork roll and “bacon and brieLT.”

SECOND STOP: Indulge your sweet tooth with delicious homemade ice cream at UNL Dairy Store. This Lincoln favorite has been whipping up homemade dairy products since 1917.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Stop for the night in Milford at West Fork Acres Bed & Breakfast. Here, you’ll find rest and relaxation in a quaint one-bedroom cabin on 57 acres along the Big Blue River.

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SOUTHEAST

Order pizza, pasta, steaks and other wood-fired favorites at FireWorks Restaurant in Lincoln.

The Keeping Room in Nebraska City offers comfort food favorites and homemade desserts along with boutique shopping.

Try authentic Northern Indian cuisine at Lincoln’s The Oven. Below, stop into The Cellar for spirits and a selection of over 1,800 wines.

METRO

If you like sushi and sake, then Omaha’s Yoshitomo is a must.

If you’re craving Italian, try Dante in Omaha for antipasti, pastas, Neapolitan pizza and an extensive wine list.

Visit Waterloo for succulent seafood and U.S.D.A. Choice steaks at Farmer Brown’s Steakhouse (pro tip: ask for the house steak seasoning).

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How about some warm miso soup, a heaping bowl of chicken yaki udon noodles and a roll of spicy white tuna from Sakura Sushi & Steakhouse in Norfolk?

In the mood for Italian? Napoli’s Italian Restaurant in Norfolk features pizza and authentic pasta dishes.

Go for sizzlin’ steaks, fresh seafood and more at Husker Steak House in Columbus.

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Looking for more steak options? Gothenburg’s Nebraska Barn & Grill has you covered for aged Nebraska cuts.

From the blackened crunch burger to the steak picanha, Hastings-favorite Odyssey offers a menu full of unique comfort-food creations.

Stop in Grand Island for cake, pastries and more sweet treats at The Enchanted Bakery.

SOUTHWEST

Choose from dozens of specialty sandwiches at Homemade Heaven Sandwich Shoppe in Ogallala.

North Platte’s Another Round Sports Bar and Grill is perfect for munching on tasty bar-food fare in a laid-back atmosphere.

Pizza, paninis, fish tacos — these are just a handful of mouthwatering dishes at Benkelman’s Skyline Grill.

DAY TWO

SMALL-TOWN EATS: Journey north for smalltown favorites with an emphasis on succulent steaks, tasty burgers and lip-smacking sweet treats.

TRAVEL TIME: 2H 57M / 173 MILES

FIRST STOP: Head north for a mouthwatering meal at Black Cow Fat Pig in Norfolk. This casual pub and steakhouse features flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches and perfectly aged steaks.

SECOND STOP: Get your hands on donuts, cookies, sweet rolls, kolaches and more made-from-scratch baked goods at the family-owned and -operated Verdigre Bakery in Verdigre.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Rest your head just around the corner at The Verdigre Inn. Experience small-town Nebraska firsthand at this renovated turn-of-the-century Victorian house. In the morning, grab another box of goodies from Verdigre Bakery before getting back on the road.

SANDHILLS

Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Broken Bow’s Tumbleweed Café.

Located in cattle country, Arnold’s Grazers Bar & Grill serves up fresh Nebraska beef, burgers and sandwiches.

Looking for something quick near Arnold? The Arnold Exchange offers breakfast and lunch specials along with graband-go bites.

NORTHWEST

Begin your day with a cup of joe and unique breakfast bites from Nebraska Coffee in Kimball.

If beer is more your style, head to Kimball’s Beer & Loathing for an excellent selection of beer and cocktails.

Scottsbluff’s The Tangled Tumbleweed offers an eclectic menu, specializing in small-plate tapas-style dishes.

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WESTERN DELIGHTS: Now you’ll head out west for more Nebraska beef, comforting coffeehouse vibes and real-life ranching experiences.

FIRST STOP: Any meat lover knows that Nebraska beef is in a class of its own. Stop into Peppermill Restaurant & E.K. Lounge in Valentine to try these perfectly aged Nebraska cuts.

SECOND STOP: Grab a pick-me-up in Chadron at Bean Broker Coffee House and Pub. The kitchen offers baked goods, sandwiches, salads and small-plate apps.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Experience the ranch life, from horseback riding to livestock feedings, at Our Heritage Guest Ranch in Crawford. The good folks at the ranch offer a home-cooked breakfast each morning of your stay upon request!

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DAY ONE

SOUTHEAST SPLENDORS: Start your adventure in the state’s Southeast region, where you’ll sample rich wines and discover the history behind Arbor Day.

FIRST STOP: Begin with a visit to Capitol View Winery in Roca. This local winery offers over 20 selections to sample. Book a tour to learn more about their wine-making process.

SECOND STOP: Next, head to Nebraska City to tour the 52-room mansion of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park.

OVERNIGHT HERE: For unique accommodations, stay at InnJunKtion in Union. Located at the antique-andvintage junk store Union Junction, the suite offers a homey stay, plus thousands of oddities for sale.

SOUTHEAST

Nebraska City’s Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard features nature trails, hayrack rides and local goods and produce for sale.

Get your hands on more locally made products from Nebraska City’s Apple House Market at Arbor Day Farm.

Spend a relaxing afternoon sipping expertly crafted wines at Superior Estates Winery in Superior.

METRO

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Pick up the freshest cuts of Nebraska beef to grill over your campfire from Waterloo’s Ellsworth Crossing. Visit Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch in Papillion for hayrack rides and a small Western frontier town.

NORTHEAST

Head to Albion for a day of flower picking at Valley View Flowers.

Wettlaufer’s Garden Center & Flower Shop in Atkinson offers fresh trees, shrubs, perennials and supplies to build your at-home oasis.

Featuring harvesting classes and wild herb walks, Red Road Herbs Retreat & Learning Center LLC is just right for a tranquil escape in Stanton.

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SOUTH CENTRAL

Celebrate fall by picking out the perfect pumpkin at Minden’s Nielsen Kid U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Sweetcorn.

Book a ranch getaway in a two-bedroom cabin nestled near the North Platte River at Whisker Creek Ranch and Lodge in Gibbon.

Sip fruit brandies, whiskeys, vodka and other craft spirits at Long Dogs Distilling in Arapahoe.

SOUTHWEST

Craving a hot meal and a crisp craft beverage? Pals Brewing Company in North Platte is the stop for you.

North Platte’s Dusty Trails welcomes adventure seekers. Visit in October for Dusty’s Pumpkin Fest at the Cody’s. Plan the ultimate hunting weekend on the 1,500-acre private hunting grounds of Spring Creek Ranch in Grant.

DAY TWO

NATURAL NORTHEAST: Hit the road northeast for nature escapes and campground fun, with a taproom stop along the way.

TRAVEL TIME: 2H 35M / 127 MILES

FIRST STOP: Craft beer connoisseurs will love Nebraska Brewing Company. Visit their La Vista brewery and taproom to sample a variety of award-winning beers and refreshing hard seltzers.

SECOND STOP: Retreat to the peaceful escape of Maple Creek Canyon near Schuyler. Take a self-guided hike of the private sanctuary’s nature trails or try a guided adventure in an off-road vehicle.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Nature lovers should plan to overnight at River Land Cabins & Campground in Columbus. This stay along the banks of the Platte River features 18 RV hookups, three cabins and all kinds of outdoor adventures.

SANDHILLS

How about some more fall fun? The Scarecrow Patch in St. Libory features a petting zoo, corn maze and zip lines.

Explore Valentine’s Golden Prairie Bison to see bison in their natural habitat.

Visit Loup River Distilling in St. Paul to try craft concoctions made from house vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon and moonshine.

NORTHWEST

Stop for a round (or two or three) of pints at Boss City Brewing Company in downtown Sidney.

If you’re traveling in autumn, visit The Pumpkin Patch at BE Farm in Bayard for farm games and fall activities.

Stay at Crawford’s Ponderosa Ranch for 3,600 acres of Nebraska beauty and exceptional hunting opportunities.

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SANDHILLS SCENES: Head west and spend Day 3 exploring the ranches of Nebraska’s expansive Sandhills.

FIRST STOP: Sample more Nebraska craft brews in the Sandhills at Bootleg Brewers in Taylor. This passion project-turned-brewery, located on a working ranch, offers ice-cold brews and home-cooked meals.

SECOND STOP: In Merriman, stop at Bowring Ranch State Historical Park to learn about the region’s heritage, cattle ranching history and the legacies of state officials and ranch owners Arthur and Eve Bowring.

OVERNIGHT HERE: Book your stay at Bar-C-Bar Ranch Guest House just west of Loup City. This four-bedroom guest house is the ideal base for a Sandhills getaway.

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WESTERN WOWS: Calling all outdoors lovers! This journey will take you across the state to some of Nebraska’s biggest and brightest natural playgrounds.

FIRST STOP: Begin your outdoor adventure at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering to follow the footsteps of the pioneers. Travelers of historic trails used this natural monument as a landmark on their journeys.

SECOND STOP: Next, head up north to Crawford for more extraordinary Nebraska scenery at Toadstool Geologic Park. Explore three hiking trails to see the region’s unique geological formations.

OVERNIGHT HERE: While in Crawford, stay at Fort Robinson State Park. The park offers 22,000 acres of outdoor fun. Camp your way or stay in the former soldiers’ quarters at Fort Robinson.

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SOUTHEAST

Memphis’ Memphis Lake State Recreation Area is a peaceful nature escape, featuring a 48-acre lake and campsites.

Try Schubert’s Indian Cave State Park for 3,052 acres of wildlife viewing, living history and Missouri River adventures.

Stroll the trails at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, a tallgrass prairie nature preserve in Denton.

METRO

Visit Gene Leahy Mall for a taste of the outdoors in Omaha, including a sculpture garden, a playground and a dog park. Interact with camels, ostriches, alpacas and more at Scatter Joy Acres in Omaha.

Papillion’s Walnut Creek Lake and Recreation Area offers playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, an off-leash dog park and a 105-acre lake.

NORTHEAST

From cross country skiing in the winter to swimming in the summer, Niobrara State Park in Niobrara is a year-round outdoor escape.

Pack your clubs and play one of the state’s best courses at Tatanka Golf Club in Niobrara.

Tour the Platte River at speeds up to 50 miles per hour with River Life Airboat Tours in Cedar Bluffs.

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SOUTH CENTRAL

Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring the nearly 8,000acre Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area in Loup City.

Observe the great sandhill crane migration at Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center in Wood River and Rowe Sanctuary and Iain Nicolson Audubon Center in Gibbon.

Stop in Republican City for a lake day at Harlan County Reservoir.

SOUTHWEST

Stop by Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area near Enders for hiking, boating and fishing.

Water lovers should visit Sutherland’s Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area for fishing, powerboating and swimming.

Lake Maloney State Recreation Area near North Platte offers two swimming beaches and 1,600 acres of water prime for fishing.

DAY TWO

SOUTHERN SPLASH: Take an excursion through southern Nebraska for lazy lake days and rugged mountain biking experiences.

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FIRST STOP: If water recreation is your kind of adventure, plan a vacation at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area . This 30,000-acre lake near Ogallala offers boating, water skiing, scuba diving and wind surfing.

SECOND STOP: Continue east to Brady to discover the ultimate mountain biker’s paradise, Potter’s Pasture. Explore 100 miles of trails across 1,200 acres of various Nebraska terrain, from canyons and tree groves to hills and native grasslands.

OVERNIGHT HERE: An hour and a half east of Potter’s Pasture, you’ll find Fort Kearny State Recreation Area near Kearney. RV and tent campers are welcome.

SANDHILLS

Overnight at Burwell’s Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area to see jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets over the lake.

Float down the Niobrara National Scenic River near Valentine and enjoy the area’s diverse landscapes and waterfalls.

Valentine’s Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area is Nebraska’s first International Dark Sky Park.

NORTHWEST

Connecting with the Nebraska National Forest, Chadron State Park offers more than 100 miles of trails to explore.

Trek the rugged bluffs and canyons at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center in Gering.

The awe-striking Chimney Rock National Historic Site near Bayard guided pioneers on the westward trail. See it for yourself.

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EASTERN ESCAPES: You might think the areas surrounding Lincoln and Omaha are more metropolitan, but there’s still plenty of outdoor fun just outside these city centers. TRAVEL TIME: 3H 31M / 221 MILES

FIRST STOP: As you near Omaha, stop in Bellevue for birding and hiking at Fontenelle Forest. For extra adventure, try the tree-top zip lines and ropes courses at TreeRush Adventures.

SECOND STOP: Head south to Louisville to visit Platte River State Park. Here you’ll find hiking, biking and birding trails, a firing range, educational nature experiences for the kiddos and unrivaled views of the Platte River Basin.

OVERNIGHT HERE: While in Louisville, camp at Louisville State Recreation Area. The outdoor getaway offers 223 electric campsites, primitive camping and seven new fully equipped Tentrr campsites.

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Memphis State Recreation Area. Nice, quiet and peaceful!

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What’s Your Favorite outdoor attraction?

The Niobrara River. Floating it is not a should-do, it’s a must-do!

- Bob DiPaolo

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Follow these scenic byways to all kinds of Nebraska adventures, including small-town stops worth veering off for. We pronounce these city names a little differently here, but we think it’s part of our charm. And don’t worry — we’ve added a pronunciation guide so you can sound just like a local.

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OUTLAW TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY

231 MILES

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.

WILD OPPORTUNITIES

STOP 1 Hit the Niobrara National Scenic River for water recreation surrounded by dramatic bluffs, diverse wildlife and gorgeous waterfalls. From 8-hour day trips to two-day riverside camping experiences, explore the river with Valentine’s Graham Canoe Outfitters

STOP 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.

STOP 3 At Ohiya Casino & Resort in Niobrara, owned and operated by the Santee Sioux Nation, play a variety of machine games, check out the evening’s entertainment and enjoy restaurant specials. Plus, there’s an arcade and indoor heated pool for the kids!

STOP 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.

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Situated on the border with South Dakota, Keya Paha County invites visitors to explore the rolling hills of northern Nebraska for a relaxing getaway steeped in natural beauty.

Escape to Larrington’s Guest Cottage in Springview for stargazing, fishing, canoeing and more outdoor fun near the Niobrara River.

While in Springview, stop in for a hearty meal at Cattleman’s Lounge — just the right spot to fuel up before a day outdoors.

Join Saddle Ridge Outfitters outside of Springview for turkey and deer hunting. Choose from a variety of multi-day, guided and self-guided hunting packages.

Wood Lake Park City Campground in Wood Lake is an excellent stop for those hiking or biking the Cowboy Trail.

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HISTORIC SITES TO SEE

STOP 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.

STOP 2 The stage home of author Willa Cather, Red Cloud Opera House depicts the mood, scene and tone of the 1880s with a full schedule of performances. Marvel at the 19th-century grandeur of this Red Cloud venue, fully restored in 2003.

STOP 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.

STOP 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.

Along with Homestead National Historical Park, you’ll discover pioneer history and countless outdoor recreation opportunities around this southeastern Nebraska city.

Rockford Lake State Recreation Area offers 450 acres of outdoor adventure. The area is popular for fishing, boating, swimming and camping.

Trek the 37-mile Chief Standing Bear Trail, a rails-to-trails development that follows a similar path to the historic trail of the Ponca Tribe.

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The Route U.S. 136 between Edison and Brownville

Traversing 10 counties, the Heritage Highway Scenic Byway transports road-trippers 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.

Cool off with water slides, diving boards, fountains and a 9,000-square-foot zero-entry pool at Beatrice’s Big Blue Water Park.

Cedar Creek Pottery is a must for art lovers. Browse the works of local Ervin Dixon, from pots to tableware, inside a former church built in the late 1800s.

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197 MILES

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.

GEMS WORTH A STOP

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 bedand-breakfast gives guests a cozy yesteryear vibe.

STOP 2 Visit the Tri-State Old Time Cowboy’s Memorial Museum in Gordon to explore cowboy artifacts dating back to the 1880s.

STOP 3 Housed in Gordon’s oldest structure and featuring gems from hand-sewn quilts and clothing to Native American art and artifacts, the Scamahorn Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the area’s early settlers.

STOP 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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This friendly community is home to Chadron State College. The scenic surroundings, college-town atmosphere and historic buildings create a small-town charm you won’t soon forget.

Discover the vibrant public art murals of Chadron Art Alley. See the local creativity and collaboration of this “Paint the Town” project on Main Street.

Experience the Pine Ridge National Forest. Explore a nearly 80-mile trail system by foot, bike or on horseback. Campers are also welcome.

Stop in for some family fun at Hilltop Lanes.

This bowling alley offers pool tables, arcade games, pinball and 12 bowling lanes — plus delicious grub onsite.

With over 2,000 acres, including a 1,600acre lake, Box Butte Reservoir is an outdoor lovers paradise. Plan a visit for boating and camping adventures.

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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.

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES

STOP 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.

STOP 2 Discover the source of residents’ early livelihood at the Museum of the Fur Trade near Chadron, featuring over 6,000 artifacts from the fur trade period. Then shop decor, books, toys and museum-item replicas at the Trade Shop.

STOP 3 Relive the history of the Sandhills region at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center in Alliance, where exhibits delve into the area’s pioneer past, Native American life, railroad heritage and the larger-than-life personalities who settled the area.

STOP 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.

Chadron Area Aquatic and Wellness Center offers splash park fun year-round. This indoor facility features water slides, dump buckets and a zero-entry pool.

Plan an outdoor weekend full of fishing and boating at Walgren Lake State Recreation Area. Keep those eyes peeled for the mythic Walgren Lake Monster.

How about a hunting trip? Rocking Heart Elk Ranch offers elk, deer and turkey hunting packages in the Pine Ridge of Northwest Nebraska.

Overnight at the Olde Main Street Inn, a bed-and-breakfast and saloon listed on the National Register of Historic Places that some believe to be haunted.

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150 MILES

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.

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STOP 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.

STOP 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.

STOP 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.

STOP 4 The Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine in Scotia is the only publicly accessible chalk room and pillar mine in North America. Explore more than 6,000 square feet of honey-combed caves inside.

This small South Central village (and many of its streets) derive their names from Egypt — they’re just pronounced a little differently. Pit-stop here for golf, wine and custom tours.

Learn about the town, region and its early settlers dating back to the 1870s at the Cairo Roots Museum.

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Centura Hills Golf Club offers an 18hole course, driving range, putting green and clubs for rent.

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STOP 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.

STOP 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.

STOP 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.

STOP 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.

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272 MILES

The Route State 2 from Grand Island to Alliance

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.

Honor the men and women of our nation’s armed forces at the recently opened Veterans Memorial Park.

Jumpstart your day with coffee and a tasty breakfast sandwich at The Medina Street Vault Coffeehouse & Bistro.

For a night of bowling and mouthwatering burgers, stop by Cairo Bowl & The Watering Hole.

Go birding at Cornhusker State Wildlife Management Area for sparrow, raptor and falcon sightings.

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231 MILES

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.

EASTERN ESCAPES

STOP 1 The last full weekend in July, visit Winnebago Nation for the tribe’s annual Homecoming Powwow and Celebration. Visit the pasture of the tribe’s buffalo herd year round, which is also located in Winnebago.

STOP 2 Visit the Washington County 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.

STOP 3 While you’re in Fort Calhoun, wander the vast floodplains of the Missouri River at Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge. These wetlands shelter migrating birds in spring and fall.

STOP 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.

Norfolk PRONUNCIATION: Nor-fork

With access to the Cowboy Trail and Elkhorn River, Norfolk is the perfect home base for outdoor fun in northeastern Nebraska.

Head to District Table & Tap for local draft beers, flatbreads, wings and craft cocktails. Plus, there’s live music on Friday nights.

Play the 18-hole championship course at Eldorado Hills Golf Club. This course offers a fun and challenging outing for all skill levels.

Stay at Norfolk Lodge & Suites to enjoy amenities like the indoor pool, driving range, sand volleyball courts and onsite Sandbar & Grill.

Get out on the water at Skyview Lake or the Elkhorn River. North Fork Outfitters offers kayak, paddle boat and paddleboard rentals.

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STOP 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.

STOP 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.

STOP 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.

STOP 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 on Sundays (June through September).

LINCOLN HIGHWAY SCENIC BYWAY

400 MILES

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.

Kearney

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Come for the great sandhill crane migration; stay for museums, fun centers and outdoor recreation. There’s a ton of family fun in this South Central city.

Get back to nature without leaving town!

The Kearney Water Trail offers over two miles of paddling fun, including a few small rapids.

Browse a collection of over 6,000 works of Nebraskan art at the recently renovated and expanded Museum of Nebraska Art.

Stop into Cunningham’s on the Lake for specialty burgers, skewers and your choice of 48 beers on tap.

Traveling with the kids? Stop by Big Apple Fun Center for bowling, arcade games, laser tag, go karts and more family fun.

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144 MILES

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.

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STOP 1 Hike or mountain bike Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center in Gering. The views — of rocky bluffs, ever-green-studded canyons and the North Platte River Valley — are epic at this site, too.

STOP 2 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 onsite 21 Bottles Premium Spirits Room. Then, sit back, relax and sip your beverage in the sophisticated Two-One Saloon.

STOP 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.

STOP 4 At Ash Hollow State Historical Park in Lewellan, look for an old schoolhouse and wagon ruts, evidence of the Oregon Trail era.

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Madrid PRONUNCIATION: MAD-dridd

Sidetrack from the byway to learn more about the Texas Trail in Madrid. This smalltown stop in Southwest Nebraska was once part of the historic cattle driving trail on the route to Ogallala.

Shop a variety of gift items, like toys, décor and tasty baked goods at Madrid General Store.

Stop into Bootleg Bar & Grill for mouthwatering burgers, sandwiches, fried baskets and more.

Be sure to bring your appetite for Little Country Kitchen’s tasty comfort-food favorites.

Visit the Texas Trail Marker to learn more about the town’s connection to the historic Texas Trail.

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REGIONS RIP-ROARIN’ Yes, that’s a lot of regions to discover. But don’t worry. You don’t have to pick favorites — just start exploring. NORTHWEST 102 COVERED WAGONS TO CARHENGE SANDHILLS 96 A NATURAL NEBRASKA GETAWAY SOUTHWEST 89 WILD WEST LORE & LAKE VIEWS SOUTH CENTRAL 79 SANDHILL CRANES LOVE IT HERE NORTHEAST 70 NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY & MORE METRO 63 OMAHA’S CITY SCENE SOUTHEAST 50 NEBRASKA’S CAPITAL REGION CAIRO HORIZONS WITHOUT BOUNDS 7 Find out more at VisitNebraska.com 49

SOUTHEAST

In this region, explore bluffs and caves carved by the Missouri River and discover the delights of Nebraska’s capital city.

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WHAT TO DO Follow a costumed guide on a tour of the Czech Capital of Nebraska, Wilber. Lounge on One of the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swings in Hebron. In Lincoln, spend an afternoon picking fresh flowers and the perfect pumpkin at SR Pumpkin & Flower Farm. Make time to tour the Nebraska State Capitol while you’re in town. 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 in for a charming stay at Rogers House Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lincoln. Lincoln’s Kindler Hotel offers a luxury boutique stay, blending neo-classical architecture with modern styles and amenities.

WHERE TO EAT Gather at LeadBelly in 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. Grab a seat at the bar or on the patio and dig into unique bar fare, from gator fingers to Thai peanut wings, at Buzzard Billy’s in Lincoln. Sample a variety of Nebraska beers and wines at Beatrice’s Tall Tree Tastings.

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AGNEW

Meadowlark Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Wildwood Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

ASHLAND

Cellar 426 1402 Dennis Dean Rd. 402-944-8109 www.cellar426.com

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park 28500 W. Park Hwy 402-944-2523 www.outdoornebraska.gov/mahoney

Glacial Till Cider House & Tasting Room 1419 Silver St. 402-944-2546 www.glacialtillvineyard.com

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari 16406 N. 292 St. 402-944-9543 www.wildlifesafaripark.com

Postscript 1434 Silver St. 402-944-2625 www.postscript.press

Quarry Oaks Golf Club 16600 Quarry Oaks Dr. 402-944-6000 www.quarryoaks.com

Round the Bend Steakhouse 30801 E. Park Hwy 402-944-9974 www.roundthebendsteakhouse.com

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum 28210 W. Park Hwy 402-944-3100 www.sacmuseum.org

AUBURN

Arbor Manor Motel 1617 Central Ave. 402-274-3663 www.arbormanorsteakhouseandmotel.com

Arbor Manor Steakhouse and Lounge 1617 Central Ave. 402-274-3663 www.arbormanorsteakhouseandmotel.com

Ariens Disc Golf Course 1400 Q St. 402-274-3420 www.auburn.ne.gov/living-in-auburn/parks-andrecreation

The Auburn Country Club 72722 US Hwy 75 402-274-4500 www.auburnnegolf.com

Auburn Inn Motel 517 J St. 402-274-3143 www.auburnnemotels.com

Auburn RV Park & Campground 410 Q St. 402-274-3420 www.auburn.ne.gov/rv-park

Auburn State Theater 1221 J St. 402-274-4096 www.auburnstatetheater.com

Bowldog Alley 1818 Central Ave. 402-274-1310 www.bowldogalley.com

Cafe Metro 901 Central Ave. 402-274-1588 www.cafemetroauburn.com

Dairy Sweet 620 J St. 402-274-2493 www.dairysweetauburn.com

Dutch Pantry 2402 J St. 402-274-1102

El Portal Mexican Restaurant 1905 J St. 402-274-1414 www.elportalnebraska.com

Great China Buffet 1300 Courthouse Ave. 402-274-3672

Honeybees in the Heartland 1015 J St. 402-414-7850

Legion Memorial Park 1015 J St. 402-274-3420 www.auburn.ne.gov/ living-in-auburn/parks-and-recreation

Longscreek RV Park 517 J St. 402-274-3143 www.auburnnemotels.com

Nemaha County Veteran’s Memorial 1015 J St. 402-274-3420 www.auburn.ne.gov/ living-in-auburn/historic-district/legion-park

Nemaha Valley Museum 1423 19th St. 402-274-2605 www.nemahavalleymuseum.org

Palmer House Motel 1918 J St. 402-274-3193 www.auburnnemotels.com

RE-Bucks Gourmet Burgers & More 914 Central Ave. 402-274-9988

Rotary Island/Optimist Lake 600 J St. 402-274-3420 www.auburn.ne.gov/livingin-auburn/parks-and-recreation

Southside RV Park 26th Street & Hwy 75 402-274-1420 www.auburnssrvpark.com

AURORA

12th Street Cinema 1121 M St. 402-694-4000 www.cityofaurora.org/12th-street-cinema

Alice M Farr Library 1603 L St. 402-694-2272 www.auroranelibrary.org

Aurora Chamber of Commerce 1604 L St. 402-694-6911 www.auroranebraska.com

Bremer Community Center 1604 L St. 402-694-2035 www.bremercenter.com

Budget Host - Ken’s Motel 1515 11th St. 402-694-3141 www.budgethost.com/hotels

Cottonwood Gallery & Arts 1214 L St. 402-694-6721 www.cottonwoodgalleryandarts.com

Edgerton Explorit Center 208 16th St. 402-694-4032 www.edgerton.org

Grape Frog 1106 L St. 402-694-4773 www.grape-frog.com

Honeysuckle Lane Floral & Gifts 1201 M St. 402-694-2345 www.auroraflowershop.net

The Leadership Center 2211 Q St. 402-694-3934 www.TLCAurora.org

Nitta’s B&B 920 16th St. 402-694-4177

The Old Homestead 1014 12th St. 402-694-1938

Pioneer Trails Recreation Area E. 14 Rd. 402-362-6601 www.upperbigblue.org

Plainsman Museum 210 16th St. 402-694-6531 www.plainsmanmuseum.org

Poco Creek Golf Course 1110 19th St. 402-694-3662

Runza 1605 10th St. 402-694-4262 www.runza.com

Streeter Park US Hwy 34 402-694-2992 www.cityofaurora.org/streeter-park

Susan’s Books & Gifts, Toys & Candy 1124 13th St. 402-694-2244

AVOCA

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch 911 108th St. 402-840-2207 www.bloompumpkinpatch.com

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse 504 Garfield St. 402-275-3221 www.greenblattandseay.com

BEATRICE

4 One 8 Bar & Grill 418 Court St. 402-230-3400 www.facebook.com/418barandgrill

Back Alley BBQ & Grill 124 S. 23rd St. 402-223-5011 www.backalleybbq.com

Beatrice Big Blue Water Park 1200 Scott St. 402-228-4114 www.beatrice.ne.gov

Black Crow Restaurant and Bar 405 Court St. 402-228-7200 www.blackcrowrestaurant.com

Burwood Books 609 Court St. 402-223-6042

Clean Slate Soap 813 Court St. 402-230-8965 www.cleanslatesoap.com

Community Players 412 Ella St. 402-228-1801 www.beatricecommunityplayers.com

The Cottage at Oak Aven Acres 23600 SW 75th Rd. 402-239-9087 www.oakaven.com

Gage County Fairgrounds 1115 W. Scott St. 402-223-3247 www.gagecountyfair.com

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SOUTHEAST

Gage County Historical Society & Museum

101 N. 2nd St. 402-228-1679 www.gagecountyhistory.org

Gage County Visitors Bureau 218 N. 5th St. 402-205-3292 www.visitbeatrice.com

Hidden Acres 5536 W. Lilac Rd 402-228-2146 www.hiddenacresgolfcourse.com

Holiday Inn Express 4005 N. 6th 402-228-7000 www.hiexpress.com/beatricene

Homestead National Historical Park 8523 W. NE Hwy 4 402-223-3514 www.nps.gov/home

Julie’s Hotdogs 1705 N. 5th St. 402-230-8106 www.julieshotdogs.com

Oak Aven Acres RV Park 23490 SW 75th Rd. 402-239-9087 www.visitbeatrice.com/oak-aven-acres-rv-park

Rockford Lake State Recreation Area 402-729-5777 www.outdoornebraska.gov/rockford

Tall Tree Tastings 122 N. 5th St. 402-239-7743 www.talltreetastings.com

Traubel’s Popcorn 101 N. 5th St. 402-446-0506

Victorian Inn 1903 N. 6th St. 402-228-5955 www.victorianinnhotels.com

Yesterday’s Lady - Step Back in Time 113 N. 5th St. 402-239-0919 www.yesterdayslady.com

BEAVER CROSSING

Beaver Crossing Country Cabin 4427 A St. Rd. 402-532-7500 www.beavercrossingcountrycabin.com

Triple E Equine, LLC 767 364th Rd. 402-643-8018 www.tripleeequine.com

BELVIDERE

Belvidere Train Watching Station C St. & 6th St. 402-768-6909

Thayer County Museum 110 9th St. 402-768-2147 www.thayercountymuseum.com

BENEDICT

Blender Pumpkin Patch 1017 Rd. 24 402-732-6873

BLUE SPRINGS

Berlin Guy Chamberlin Monument 312 W. 2nd St. 402-476-0075 www.bluespringsne.com/chamberlin.html

Blue Springs Cemetery N. A St. 402-476-0075 www.bluespringsne.com/cemetery.html

Johnson Cabin Museum 100 N. A St. 402-476-0075 www.bluespringsne.com/cabin

BRADSHAW

Harmony Nursery and Daylily Farm 705 Rd. 22 402-732-6633 www.harmonynursery.net

BRAINARD

Oak Creek Trail 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Timber Point Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

BROWNVILLE

1854 Didier Log Cabin 213 Main St. 402-326-2449 www.brownvillehistoricalsociety.org/didier-cabin

Bird’s Nest Trading Post 309 Main St. 402-825-4926 www.facebook.com/BirdsNestTradingPost

Brown-Carson House 300 Main St. www.Brownville-NE.com

Brownville Concert Hall 126 Atlantic St. 402-825-3331 www.brownvilleconcertseries.com

Brownville Depot and Railroad History Museum Main St. & Hwy 136 402-825-6001 www.brownville-ne.com

Brownville Historical Society Museum at Bailey House 412 Main St. 402-825-3968 www.brownville-ne.com

Brownville Market 308 Main St. 402-825-1240 www.brownville-ne.com

Brownville Methodist Church 423 Water St. 402-883-7398 www.brownvilleculturalcenter.com

Brownville Riverside Park and Landing US Hwy 136 402-825-3982 www.brownville-ne.com

Brownville Tours 308 Main St. 402-825-1240 www.brownville-ne.com/welcome-1.html

Brownville Village Theatre 222 Water St. 402-825-4121 www.brownvillevillagetheatre.com

Captain Bailey House 412 Main St. www.brownvillehistoricalsociety.org/ captain-bailey

Dr. Spurgin’s Dental Office 222 Main St. 402-825-6001 www.Brownville-NE.com

Environs Art of the Midwest Gallery Main St. & S. 2nd St. www.environsart.com

Flatwater Folk Art Museum 609 Main St. 402-825-4371 www.brownville-ne.com

Governor Furnas House Museum

230 S. 6th St. 402-825-4992 www.brownville-ne. com/brownville-fine-arts-association.html

Lone Tree Saloon Home Decor & Gift Shop 116 Main St. www.lonetreesaloon.com

Mary’s Emporium

313 Main St. 402-825-1240 www.brownville-ne. com/boutiques---shops.html

Meriwether Lewis Dredge and Missouri River History Museum 402-825-1240 www.lewisdredge.org

New Earth Clay Pottery 403 Main St. 402-587-1483

Palmerton Gallery Featuring John Lokke Art 212 Main St.

Quilting Brownville 427 Main St. 402-825-4992

Rohman Gardens 427 Main St. 402-825-4992

Sage Memorial Museum 213 Main St. 402-825-6001

Schoolhouse Art Gallery & Nature Center 427 Main St. 402-274-4146 www.brownville-ne. com/brownville-fine-arts-association.html

Spirit of Brownville Riverboat and River Inn Resort 72898 648 A Ave. 402-825-6441 www.spiritofbrownville.com

The Governor Robert W. Furnas Arbore tum & Whiskey Run Creek Nature Trail 230 S. 6th St. 402-825-6637 www.brownville-ne.com

TJ’s Tavern 105 N. 1st St. 402-825-9902 www.brownvilleculturalcenter.com

Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery 702 Main St. 402-825-4601 www.whiskeyruncreek.com

BRUNO

Homestead Lake Recreation Area 402-443-4675 www.lpnnrd.org

BURCHARD

Big Blue Ranch 70901 609 Ave. 402-214-6583 www.bigblueranch.com Burchard Lake www.pawneecountynebraska.com

Harold Lloyd Home 405 2nd St. 402-865-4665 www.pawneecountynebraska.com

CEDAR BLUFFS

The Den Saloon 110 W. Main St.

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CRETE

Boswell Observatory

E. 10th St. 402-826-8244 www.doane.edu/boswell-observatory

College Heights Country Club 1225 E. 4th St. 402-826-4653 www.chccgolf.com

Crete Chamber of Commerce 2905 Betten Dr. 402-826-2136 www.cretechamber.org

Crete Heritage Society 800 W. 13th St. 402-826-9461 www.creteheritage.org

Elle’s on Main 1103 Main Ave. 402-418-7101 www.ellesonmain.wix.com/ellesonmain

Historic Isis Theatre 139 W. 13th St. 402-826-2422 www.facebook.com/pages/Isis-Theatre

Tuxedo Park W. 13th St. & Tuxedo Rd. 402-826-4314 www.crete.ne.gov

DAVID CITY

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art 575 E St. 402-367-4488 www.bonecreek.org

DAYKIN

Nebraska Prairie Rose B&B 102 Francis 402-446-7471 www.nebraskaprairierosebb.com

DENTON

Conestoga State Recreation Area 3800 NW 105th St. 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/conestoga

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center 11700 SW 100th St. 402-797-2301 www.springcreek.audubon.org

DESHLER

Spring Creek Model Trains 304 E. Bryson Ave. 402-365-7628 www.springcreekmodeltrains.com

The Friendship Garden Elm St. & 4th St. 402-365-4260 www.deshlerchamber.org

DEWEESE

Wit’s End 311 S. Deweese Ave. 402-262-2363

DILLER

Diller Campground

198 Kelley St. 402-793-5991 www.diller-ne.com

Diller Locker Co 409 Commercial St. 402-793-5820 www.dillerlocker.com

DUBOIS

DuBois Bar & Grill 211 Miner 402-859-4445

Iron Horse Lake 402-335-3325 www.nemahanrd.org/recreation/ iron-horse-trail-lake

DWIGHT

Pekarek’s Produce 2447 Rd. O www.pekareksproduce.com

EAGLE

Eagle Raceway

617 S. 238th St. 402-238-2595 www.eagleraceway.com

ELMWOOD

Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum 204 E. F St. 402-994-3855 www.bessstreeteraldrich.org

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Elmwood G.A.R. Hall Veterans Museum 124 E. D St. 402-994-5315 www.visitcasscounty.com

EXETER

Aquatic Center 1103 Maplewood St. 402-266-3001 www.ci.exeter.ne.us

John E’s Cafe & Bar 116 S. Exeter Ave. 402-266-5251 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church 207 N. Union Ave. 402-266-5581 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Sweetwater 170 S. Exeter Ave 402-266-3001 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

FAIRBURY

Alexandria State Recreation Area 56020 718th Rd. 402-729-5777 www.outdoornebraska.gov/alexandria

Capri Motel 1100 14th St. 402-729-3317 www.capricomfort.com

Crystal Springs Campground 56701 Crystal Springs Rd. 402-729-2148 www.fairbury.com/businesses/crystal-springscampground

Edgewood Hotel & Suites 1503 K St. 402-587-5082 www.edgewood-hotelandsuites.com

Fairbury Country Club 56881 709th Rd. 402-729-5314 www.fairburycountryclub.com

Fairbury Executive Suites 506 E St. 402-613-2063 www.FairburyExecutiveSuites.com

Grayhouse Bed and Breakfast 615 6th St. 402-729-6141 www.fairbury.com/ businesses/grayhouse-inn-bed-breakfast

Harvest Chinese Restaurant 616 E St. 402-729-6233

McDowell’s Tomb“Magic Etched in Stone” 402-729-3000 www.visitoregontrail.org

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and State Recreation Area 57426 710th Rd. 402-729-5777 www.outdoornebraska.gov/rockcreekstation

Rock Island Railroad Museum 910 Bacon Rd. 402-729-5131

Rowdy’s Steakhouse 321 F St. 402-729-5083 www.fairbury.com/ businesses/rowdys-steakhouse

FAIRFIELD

The Fairfield Opera House Brewery & Grill

415 N. D St. 402-726-2447 www.fairfieldoperahouse.com

FAIRMONT

Fillmore County Museum 600 6th Ave. 402-268-6081 www.fairmont-nebraska.org

FALLS CITY

John Philip Falter Museum 1622 Stone St. 402-450-3724 www.johnphilipfaltermuseum.com

FILLEY

Elijah Filley Stone Barn 13282 E. Scott Rd. 402-228-1679 www.gagecountymuseum.info

GENEVA

Dairy Delight 237 N. 13th St. 402-759-4220

Fairmont State Airfield 402-759-0597 www.fairmont-nebraska.org

Fillmore County Courthouse 900 G St. 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Geneva Aquatic Center 1400 E St. 402-759-3000 www.genevane.org/2214/Geneva-Aquatic-Facility

Geneva City Park 402-759-3109 www.genevane.org/553/Parks

Geneva House by George W. Smith 324 N. 12th St. 402-759-4581 www.fillmorecounty.org

Geneva Inn 328 S. 13th St. 402-759-3176 www.genevainn.net

Hidden Hills 1115 Road L 402-759-3084 www.hiddenhillscountryclub.com

Historic Geneva Auditorium 162 N. 9th 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Historic J.M. Burk House 331 N. 11th St. 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Hotel Geneva 736 G St. 402-759-2126 www.hotelgeneva.biz

Jill’s Sweet Shop 974 G St. 402-759-3815 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Lakeshore RV Park 100 Walnut St. 402-759-3883 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Overtime Grill & Lounge 842 G St. 402-759-3434 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

The Secret Garden/Geneva Library 1043 G St. 402-759-3416 www.genevane.org

Sisters Cafe 310 S. 13th St. 402-759-4144 wwwvisitfillmorecounty.org

VFW Post 109 S. 10th St. 402-759-4399 wwwvisitfillmorecounty.org

Warner’s Filling Station & Residence/Eddie’s Station 8th St. & G St. 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

GOEHNER

Seward County Historical Society Museum 1037 364th Rd. 402-523-4055 www.sewardcountymuseum.org

GRAFTON

Gary’s Brick-House Grille 255 N. Washington Ave. 402-282-7311 www.facebook.com/garysbrickhousegrille St. Helena’s Catholic Church 170 N. Jackson 402-282-7302 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

GREENWOOD

Baker’s Candies 831 S. Baker St. 402-789-2700 www.bakerscandies.com

I-80 Speedway 13909 238th St. 402-342-3453 www.i-80speedway.com/i80

Platte Valley Antique Company 13017 238th St. 402-944-2949 www.plattevalleyantiquemall.com

HALLAM

Olive Creek State Recreation Area 24100 SW 100th St. 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/olivecreek

HARBINE

Side Trek Bar & Grill 419 Hansen St. 402-754-4391 www.fairbury.com/businesses/side-trek

HARDY

The Petal Patch 4410 Rd. G 402-879-5967 www.petalpatchonline.com

HEBRON

One of the World’s Largest Covered Porch Swings 5th St. & Jefferson Ave. 402-768-6322 www.hebronnebraska.us

HENDERSON

Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park 720 Rd. B 402-723-5694 www.hendersonheritage.org

Prairie Oasis Campground & Cabins 913 Rd. B 402-723-5227 www.prairieoasiscampground.com

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HICKMAN

Stagecoach State Recreation Area 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/stagecoach

Wagon Train State Recreation Area 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/wagontrain

HIGHLAND

Wild Plum Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

HUBBELL

Sixth Principal Meridian Marker Rd. 7300 402-768-7407 www.visitthayercounty.com

HUMBOLDT

Humboldt Historic Commercial District-City Square Park 402-862-2171 www.ci.humboldt.ne.us

Humboldt Lake Park 402-862-2171 www.ci.humboldt.ne.us

Kirkman’s Cove Recreation Area 402-335-3325 www.nemahanrd.org/lakes_kirkmanscove.php

Quad County Museum 398 E. Sq. 402-862-5421 www.ci.humboldt.ne.us

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Memorial Garden 402-862-2958

KRAMER

Merganser Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Tanglewood Lake Wildlife Management Area SW 128th St. 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

LANHAM

Oregon Trail Marker 402-228-1679 www.gagecountymuseum.info

LEWISTON

Jeannie’s Place 201 Miles Ave. 402-865-4355

LINCOLN

Adventure Golf Center 5901 S. 56th St. 402-421-2254 www.adventuregolfcenter.com

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia 631 D St. 402-474-3363 www.ahsgr.org

AmericInn Lodge & Suites 8701 Amber Hill Ct. 402-420-0027 www.wyndhamhotels.com

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar Multiple Locations 402-405-0420 www.bigredrestaurantandsportsbar.com

Blue Orchid 129 N. 10th St. 402-742-7250 www.blueorchid.hungerrush.com

Bowling Lake NW 48th St. & W. Cuming St. www.lincoln.ne.gov/Maps/PARKS/bowling.htm

Burgess House Bed and Breakfast 6501 SW 40th St. 402-797-2345 www.burgesshousebb.com

Burkholder Project 719 P St. 402-477-3305 www.burkholderproject.com

Camp A Way 200 Campers Cir. 402-476-2282 www.campaway.com

Candlewood Suites 4100 Pioneer Woods Dr. 402-420-0330 www.candlewoodsuites.com/lincolnne

Comfort Inn Lincoln I-80 1010 W. Bond St. 402-858-0610 www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Suites 331 N. Cotner Blvd. 402-817-2456 www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Suites 4231 Industrial Ave. 402-476-8080 www.choicehotels.com

Country Inn & Suites 1301 W. Bond Cir. 402-474-2080 www.countryinns.com/lincolnairport

Country Inn & Suites 5353 N. 27th St. 402-476-5353 www.countryinns.com

Courtyard Lincoln 808 R St. 402-904-4800 www.marriott.com/LNKCY

Deer Springs Winery 16255 Adams St. 402-327-8738 www.deerspringswinery.com

DEGuns Outdoor Shooting Range 252 N. 134th St. 402-875-6500 www.deguns.net

Dish 1100 O St. 402-475-9475 www.dishdowntown.com

Econo Lodge 1140 W. Cornhusker Hwy 402-475-4511 www.choicehotels.com

Embassy Suites 1040 P St. 402-474-1111 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ lnkeses-embassy-suites-lincoln

Empyrean Brewing Co. 729 Q St. 402-434-5960 www.empyreanbrewingco.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites 1000 W. Bond St. 402-413-9003 www.marriott.com/lnkno

FireWorks Restaurant 5750 S. 86th Dr. 402-434-5644 www.fireworksrestaurant.com

From Nebraska Gift Shop 803 Q St. 402-476-2455 www.fromne.com

Gallery Nine 124 S. 9th St. 402-477-2822 www.gallerynine.com

Gateway Mall 6100 O St. 402-464-3196 www.shoppinggatewaymall.com

Graduate Lincoln 141 N. 9th St. 402-475-4011 www.graduatehotels.com/lincoln

Granite City Food & Brewery 6200 O St. 402-466-1910 www.gcfb.com/location/lincoln-nebraska

Great Plains Art Museum 1155 Q St. 402-472-6220 www.unl.edu/plains/great-plains-art-museum

Green Gateau 330 S. 10th St. Ste. 110 402-477-0330 www.greengateau.com

Hampton Inn & Suites 7343 Husker Cir. 402-435-4600 www. lincolnnortheasti80suites.hamptoninn.com

Hampton Inn South 5922 Vandervoort Dr. 402-420-7800 www.hilton.com

HF Crave 4800 Holdrege St. Ste. 100 402-480-7399 www.hfcrave.com

Highlands Golf Course 5501 NW 12th St. 402-441-6081 www.lincolncitygolf.org

Hilton Garden Inn 801 R St. 402-475-9000 www.haymarketdowntown.hgi.com

Historic Haymarket District 8th St. & P St. 402-435-7496 www.lincolnhaymarket.org

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1101 W. Commerce Way Rd. 402-464-0588 www.hiexpress.com/lincolnne

Holiday Inn Express and Suites 2200 Wildcat Dr. 402-975-8330 www.ihg.com

Holmes Golf Course 3701 S. 70th St. 402-441-8960 www.lincolncitygolf.org

Holmes Lake 70th St. & Normal St. 402-441-7847 www.lincoln.org/ visit/attraction/154798-holmes-lake

Homestead Trail 25th St. & Saltillo Rd. 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Honest Abe’s Burgers and Freedom Multiple Locations 402-261-9860 www.eatabes.com

Horizon Inn 2901 NW 12th St. 402-474-5252 www.horizoninnmotel.com

Hunt and Fish, Inc. 2317 NW 43rd St. 402-802-1831

Hyde Memorial Observatory 3701 S. 70th St. 402-441-7094 www.hydeobservatory.info

The Ice Box 1880 Transformation Dr. 402-474-7827 www.lincolnstars.com

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Indigo Bridge 1346 B St. 402-477-7770 www.indigobridgebooks.com

International Quilt Museum 1523 N. 33rd St. 402-472-6549 www.internationalquiltmuseum.org

Issara 1701 Pine Lake Rd. Ste. 7 402-261-5594 www.issaracuisine.com

Jim Ager Memorial Golf Course 3761 Normal Blvd. 402-441-8963 www.lincolncitygolf.org

KD Designs Jewelry 151 N. 8th St. Ste. 110 402-304-3039 www.kddesignsjewelry.com

Kiechel Fine Art 1208 O St. 402-420-9553 www.kiechelart.com

The Kruger Collection 133 Architecture Hall 402-472-9212 www.krugercollection.unl.edu

Lancaster Event Center Campgrounds 4100 N. 84th St. 402-441-6545 www. lancastereventcenter.org/plan-visit/camping

Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds 4100 N. 84th St. 402-441-6545 www.lancastereventcenter.org

Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum 402-472-8389 www.tractormuseum.unl.edu

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill Two Locations 402-434-5636 www.lazlosbreweryandgrill.com

LeadBelly 301 N. 8th St. 402-261-8849 www.getleaded.com

Licorice International Two Locations 402-488-2230 www.licoriceinternational.com

Lied Center for Performing Arts 301 N. 12th St. 402-472-4747 www.liedcenter.org

Lincoln Children’s Museum 1420 P St. 402-477-4000 www.LincolnChildrensMuseum.org

Lincoln Children’s Zoo 1222 S. 27th St. 402-475-6741 www.LincolnZoo.org

Lincoln Community Playhouse 2500 S. 56th St. 402-489-7529 www.lincolnplayhouse.com

Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau 1128 Lincoln Mall Ste. 100 402-434-5335 www.lincoln.org

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel 333 S. 13th St. 402-474-7474 www.marriott.com/lnkfs

Lincoln Paddle Company 531-229-1040 www.lincolnpaddlecompany.com

Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center 570-598 W. Industrial Lake Dr. 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra 233 S. 13th St. Ste. 1702 402-476-2211

LUX Center for the Arts 2601 N. 48th St. 402-466-8692 www.luxcenter.org

Mahoney Golf Course 7900 Adams St. 402-441-8969 www.lincolncitygolf.org

MainStay Suites University 2803 Folkways Blvd. Bldg. B 402-438-0222 www.choicehotels.com

MoPac East Trail 84th St. 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Moran’s Liquor Works 3400 A St. 402-475-8814 www.moransliquor.com

Motel 6 6501 N. 28th St. 402-438-4700 www.motel6.com

National Museum of Roller Skating 4730 S. St. 402-483-7551 www.rollerskatingmuseum.org

Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame 500 Charleston St. Ste. 3 402-476-4767 www.nebhalloffame.org

Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre 5100 Huntington Ave. 402-465-2384 www.nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets

New Victorian Suites 225 N. 50th St. 402-464-4400 www.newvictorianinn.com

The Oven 402-475-6118 www.theoven-lincoln.com

Paint Yourself Silly

Two Locations 402-423-1030 www.paintyourselfsilly.net

Pawnee State Recreation Area 3900 NW 105th St. 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/pawnee

PepperJax Grill

Multiple Locations 402-261-4375 www.pepperjax.com

Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater 3201 S. Coddington Ave. 402-904-4444 www.pinewoodbowltheater.com

Pinnacle Bank Arena 400 Pinnacle Arena Dr. 402-904-4444 www.pinnaclebankarena.com

Pioneers Golf Course 3403 W. Van Dorn St. 402-441-8966 www.lincolncitygolf.org

Pioneers Park Nature Center 3201 S. Coddington 402-441-7895 www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter

Quality Inn & Suites 7333 Husker Cir. 402-817-7807 www.choicehotels.com

Quality Inn & Suites 1511 Center Park Rd. S. 402-423-3131 www.choicehotels.com

Residence Inn 5865 Boboli Ln. 402-423-1555 www.residenceinn.com/lnkri

Robber’s Cave Tours 925 Robbers Cave Rd. 402-975-0598 www.robberscavetours.com

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery 1650 N. 35th St. 402-472-2911 www.cehs.unl.edu/textilegallery

Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop 2900 Pine Lake Rd. Ste. F 402-328-3499 www.rocketfizz.com

Rococo Theatre 140 N. 13th St. 402-476-6540 www.rococotheatre.com

Rodeway Inn 2801 W. O St 402-475-4921 www.choicehotels.com

Saro Cider 1746 N. St. 531-500-3966

SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House 575 Fallbrook Blvd. Ste. 109 402-904-7161 www.schillingbridgecorkandtap.com

Sheldon Museum of Art 12th St. & R St. 402-472-2461 www.sheldonartmuseum.org

Sleep Inn & Suites 2803 Folkways Blvd. Bldg. A 402-477-0645 www.choicehotels.com

Smoking Gun Jerky 443 N. 48th St. 402-467-6315 www.smokinggunjerky.com

SouthPointe Pavilions Shopping Center 2910 Pine Lake Rd. 402-421-2114 www.southpointeshopping.com

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed 599 Oak Creek Dr. 402-323-3166 www.MuseumofAmericanSpeed.com

State Capitol 1445 K St. 402-471-0448 www.capitol.nebraska.gov

Staybridge Suites 2701 Fletcher Ave. 402-438-7829 www.staybridge.com/lincolni-80

Staybridge Suites 1501 N. 86th St. 402-484-6000 www.staybridgesuites.com/lincolnne

Super 8 by Wyndham 2545 Cornhusker Hwy 402-413-0629 www.wyndhamhotels.com

Tico’s 317 S. 17th St. 402-475-1048 www.ticosoflincoln.com

Tomahawks Axe Throwing 815 O St. 402-782-4270 www.tomahawkslnk.com

Topgolf Swing Suite 141 N. 9th St. 402-475-4011 www.graduatehotels.com/lincoln/top-golf

TownePlace Suites by Marriott 7353 Husker Cir. 402-323-2000 www.marriott.com/lnkts

Townhouse Extended Stay Hotel Downtown 1744 M St. 402-475-3000 www.townhouselincoln.com

Trade-A-Tape Comic Center 145 S. 9th St. 402-435-6063 www.tradeatapecomiccenter.com

University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium 645 N. 14th St. 402-472-2637 www.museum.unl.edu

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Botanical Garden and Arboretum 402-472-1229 www.unl.edu/bga/home

Venue Restaurant & Lounge 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr. 402-488-8368 www.yourvenue.net

Vincenzo’s Ristorante 808 P St. 402-435-3889 www.vincenzos-ne.com

Westview B&B 7000 NW 27th St. 402-470-6000 www.westviewbb.com

Whitehead Saline Wetland 2700 Whitehead Dr. 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

Wilderness Ridge Golf Club 1800 Wilderness Woods Pl. 402-434-5118 www.wildernessridgegolf.com

LINWOOD

Lost Island Hunt Club and Lodge 1850 Rd. 45 402-677-3440

LOUISVILLE

Louisville State Recreation Area 15810 Hwy 50 402-234-6855 www.outdoornebraska.gov/louisville

Platte River Rentals, LLC 104 S. Main St. 402-234-2824 www.platteriverrentals.com

Platte River State Park 14421 346th St. 402-234-2217 www.outdoornebraska.gov/platteriver

Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex 14421 346th St. 402-471-5547 www.outdoornebraska.gov/ohec

LYONS

Wahoo Country Music Show 1480 County Rd. V 402-936-0638 www.wahoocountrymusicshow.com

MANLEY

Lofte Community Theatre 15841 Manley Rd. 402-234-2553 www.lofte.org

MARTELL

Bluestem State Recreation Area 5800 W. Sprague Rd. 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/bluestem

Cottontail Lake Wildlife Management Area 16899 SW 29th St. 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

MCCOOL JUNCTION

Kerry’s Restaurant & Catering, Inc. 119 N. 1st Ave. 402-724-2120 www.kerrysinmccool.com

MEMPHIS

Memphis State Recreation Area 799 County Rd. D 402-471-5497 www.outdoornebraska.gov/memphis

MILFORD

Blue River State Recreation Area 150 294th 402-796-2362 www.outdoornebraska.gov/blueriver

Main Street Market 102 N. Walnut 402-761-4773 www.mainstreetmilford.com

Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Association 521 1st St. 402-405-1291 www.nebraskawines.com

West Fork Acres Bed & Breakfast 2871 Rokeby Rd. 402-641-5660 www.westforkacres.com

MILLIGAN

Ceski Bratri Cemetery and Pioneer Chapel 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Charlie’s Pub 524 Main St. 402-629-4411 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Hwy 41 Express Stop 1200 Rd. 24 402-629-4554

The Milligan Auditorium Main St. 402-629-4446 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Milligan RV Park 5th St. & L St. 402-629-4446 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

MURDOCK

The Garden Junkie 10305 310th St. 402-440-6284 www.thegardenjunkie.blogspot.com

NEBRASKA CITY

Apple House Market at Arbor Day Farm 2611 Arbor Ave. 402-873-8710 www.arbordayfarm.org/activities/shopping.cfm

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park 2600 Arbor Ave. 402-873-7222 www.arbordayfarm. org/activities/arbor-lodge.cfm

Best Western Nebraska City Inn 2515 S. 11th St. 402-873-7000 www.bestwesternnebraska.com

Civil War Veterans Museum 910 1st Corso 402-873-4018 www.civilwarmuseumnc.org

Dinty Moore’s Lunch Room 108 S. 8th St. 402-873-5833 www.facebook.com/DintyMooresBar

El Portal Mexican Restaurant 1640 S. 11th St. 402-873-3134 www.elportalnc.com

Historical Murals Multiple Locations

The Keeping Room

717 Central Ave. 402-873-7797 www.thekeepingroomnc.com

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts 801 3rd Corso 402-874-9600 www.khncenterforthearts.org

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard 5995 G Rd. 402-873-5293 www.kimmelorchard.org

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum 1416 Central Ave. 402-873-1078 www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.org

Lied Lodge 2700 Sylvan Rd. 402-873-8733 www.arbordayfarm.org/accommodations

Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail & Visitor Center 100 Valmont Dr. 402-874-9900 www.lewisandclarkvisitorcenter.org

Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting and Education Center 1320 Central Ave. 402-873-4403 www.ncmuseumoffirefighting.net

Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce 806 1st Ave. 402-873-6654 www.nebraskacity.com

Nebraska Hunting Company 7210 N Rd. 402-304-1192 www.nebraskahunting.net

Nelson House 711 3rd Corso 402-873-6188 www. nebraskacitymuseums.org/about-the-society

Old Freighters Museum 407 N. 14th St. 402-873-6188 www.nebraskacitymuseums.org/old-freightersmuseum

Porter’s at the Apple House Market, Arbor Day Farm 2611 Arbor Ave. 402-873-8777 www.arbordayfarm.org/food-drink/porters.cfm

River Country Nature Center 114 S. 6th St. 402-873-4265 www.rivercountrynaturecenter.org

Steamboat Trace Hike/Bike Trail 7118 L Rd. 402-335-3325 www.nemahanrd.org/trail.htm

Timbers at Lied Lodge 2700 Sylvan Rd. 402-873-8740 www.arbordayfarm.org/food-drink/timbers.cfm

Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm 2611 Arbor Ave. 402-873-8717 www.arbordayfarm. org/activities/tree-adventure.cfm

Whispering Pines B&B 2018 6th Ave. 402-205-7003 www.bbwhisperingpines.com

Wildwood Historic House, Gift Shop and Victorian Garden 420 S. Steinhart Park Rd. 402-873-6340 www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org

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ODELL

Old West Trails Center 301 Main St. 402-766-3700 www.visitodell.org

Rice Lodge and Conference Center 302 Main St. 402-806-2174 www.odell-nebraska.us

OHIOWA

Lazy Horse Vineyard & Brewing 211 Rd. 20 402-295-2550 www.lazyhorsebrewing.com/about

Ohiowa Auditorium S. Main St. 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Ohiowa Cafe 520 S. Main St. 402-295-2319 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

OSCEOLA

Fields and Frills 246 N. State St. 402-747-2120 www.fieldsandfrills.com/

Gathering Grounds Coffee House 411 Hawkeye St. 402-366-9497

PALMYRA

Glacial Till Vineyard & Winery 344 S. 2nd Rd. 402-610-3068 www.glacialtillvineyard.com

PAWNEE CITY

Amish Country 71070 Hwy 50 402-852-3131 www.pawneecountynebraska.com

Creative Thoughts 626 6th St. 402-852-2881

Iron Horse Trail Lake 1 Iron Horse Lake Rd. 402-335-3325 www.nemahanrd.org

My Blue Heaven 1041 5th St. 402-852-3131 www.nebraskabb.com

Pawnee Cafe 1021 F St. 402-852-2002

Pawnee City Historical Society Museum 529 P St. 402-852-3131 www.pawneecountyhistory.com

Pawnee City Post Office Mural 715 G St. 402-852-2097 www.pawneecountynebraska.com

Pawnee Inn 1023 F St. 402-852-2238

Pedal Clinic 701 I St. 402-852-2655 www.pawneecity.org/pedal.htm

SchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery 62193 710th Rd. 402-852-2400 www.schillingbridgewinery.com

PERU

Duck Creek 736 Rd. 402-335-3325 www.nemahanrd.org/ recreation/duck-creek-recreation-area

Peru State College Library 600 Hoyt St. 402-872-2311 www.peru.edu

PLATTSMOUTH

Cass County Historical Society Museum 646 Main St. 402-296-4770 www.casscountynemuseum.org

Fairways Restaurant at Lake Ridge Golf Course 1536 Country Club Cir. 402-235-4653 www.golflakeridge.com

Lake Ridge Golf Course 1536 Country Club Cir. 402-235-4653 www.golflakeridge.com

River House Soda Fountain, Cafe, and Antiques 402 Main St. 402-296-4949

Visit Cass County 316 Chicago Ave. Ste. 2 402-296-5999 www.visitcasscounty.com

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 402-443-4675 www.nrdnet.org/rec-area/ czechland-lake-recreation-area

RAYMOND

Branched Oak Observatory 14300 NW 98th St. 402-203-2982 www.branchedoakobservatory.com

Branched Oak State Recreation Area 12000 W. Branched Oak Rd. 402-783-3400 www.outdoornebraska.gov/branchedoak

James Arthur Vineyards 2001 W. Raymond Rd. 402-783-5255 www.jamesarthurvineyards.com

WindCrest Winery 3110 W. Branched Oak Rd. 402-902-0012 www.windcrestwinery.com

ROCA

Capitol View Winery 2361 Wittstruck Rd. 402-328-3494 www.capitolviewwinery.com

Wunder Roost B&B 14817 S. 25th 402-430-9130 www.wunderroost.com

SEWARD

Blue Valley Campground 730 S. 6th St. 402-643-4000 www.cityofsewardne. gov/locations/blue-valley-campground/ Bottle Rocket Brewing Company 230 S. 5th St. 402-646-5847 www.bottlerocketbrewing.com

Cafe on the Square 101 S. 6th St. 402-643-3434 www.cafeonthesquareseward.com

Chapters Books & Gifts 548 Seward St. 402-643-2282 www.sewardchapters.indielite.org

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites 2575 Progressive Rd. 402-646-1004 www.staycobblestone.com

Heartfelt Children’s Memorial 115 Hillcrest Dr. 402-803-1771 www.heartfeltseward.org

Inner Maker Art Village 1693 224th Rd. 402-540-6929 www.innermaker.com

Junto Wine 1356 182nd St. 402-646-0515 www.juntowine.com

Liberty House B&B 441 N. 5th St. 402-643-2555 www.libertybbantiques.com

Nebraska National Guard Museum 201 N. 8th St. 402-309-8763 www.nengm.org

Olde Glory Theatre 348 Jackson Ave. 402-304-5392 www.oldeglorysewardne.com

Red Path Gallery and Tasting Room 514 Seward St. 402-641-8211 www.redpathgallery.com

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce 616 Bradford St. 402-643-4189 www.sewardnebraskatourism.org

SHICKLEY

Mallard Haven Waterfowl Production Area 402-759-3883

Stockholm Swedish Lutheran Church 402-759-4910 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

STRANG

Bubba’s Anytime 313 Main St. 402-759-4840 www.visitfillmorecounty.org

Strang Museum 402-759-0120 www.fillmorecounty.org

STROMSBURG

Buckley Park Campground S. Hwy 81 402-764-8228 www.stromsburgnebraska.com

The Fiber Mill 214 E. 3rd St. 402-405-1971 www.thefibermill.com

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The Rose Colored Glass 403 Commercial St. 402-764-8299 www.therosecoloredglass.com

Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle 214 E. 3rd St. 402-405-1971 www.spindleshuttleandneedle.com

SUPERIOR

Lincoln Park Campground

840 W. 4th St. 402-879-4713 www.cityofsuperior.org

Nuckolls County Museum 612 E. 6th 402-879-4144

Superior Country Club 3628 Rd. E 402-879-3146 www.superiorcountryclub.com

Superior Estates Winery 200 W. 15th St. 402-879-3001 www.superiorestateswinery.com

Velvet Rose 1800 Idaho St. 402-879-4400

Victorian Inn 1540 Idaho St. 402-879-3245

SUTTON

Allegro Wolf Arts Center 304 S. Way Ave. 402-469-8684 www.allegrowolf.org

BG’s Corner 306 S. French 402-773-4136

Fox Hollow Golf Course 500 Fox Hollow Ln. 402-773-5365 www.foxhollowgolfsutton.com

Fox Hollow Motel 402 S. French 402-773-4464 www.foxhollowmotel.com

Maury’s Place 211 N. Saunders Ave. 402-773-3138

The Mustang Restaurant and Lounge 113 N. Saunders Ave. 402-773-5277

Sutton Aquatic Park 206 E. Ash St. 402-773-4706

Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce 402-773-4233 www.suttonchamber.org

Sutton Legion Restaurant 103 E. Forrest St. 402-773-5503 www.sutton-legion.business.site

Sutton Nebraska Museum 309 N. Way Ave. 402-773-0222 www.suttonhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

Sutton Pharmacy and Gifts 210 N. Saunders Ave. 402-773-4300 www.suttonpharm.com/index.html

Sutton RV Park and Campground 107 W. Grove St. 402-773-4225 www.cityofsutton.org

SYRACUSE

Otoe County Museum of Memories 366 Poplar St. 402-269-2355 www.ocgsne.org/index.php/research/museum

Rich Harvest Vineyard and Winery 3010 G Rd. 402-828-0708 www.richharvestwine.com

Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce 320 5th St. Ste. 201 402-269-3242 www.gosyracusene.com

TABLE ROCK

The Museums of Table Rock 414 Houston St. 402-839-3003 www.TableRockHistoricalSociety.com

Rock School Foundation 509 Luzerne St. 402-839-2915

Table Rock Community Club 306 E. Grand St. 402-839-3003

Village of Table Rock Grand St. 402-839-3003 www.TableRockHistoricalSociety.com

TECUMSEH

Johnson County Historical Society 289 Clay St. 402-853-3614

Montz Motorcycle Museum 432 Clay St. www.montzmotorcyclemuseum.com

Wirth Brothers Lake 402-335-3325 www.nemahanrd.org

TOBIAS

Lone Star Recreation Area 402-364-2145 www.littlebluenrd.org

Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area 402-228-3402 www.lbbnrd.net

UNION

Union Orchard 2405 S. US Hwy 75 402-263-4845 www.unionorchard.com

UTICA

Old Cottonwood 400 1st St. 402-630-6718 www.oldcottonwood.com

VERDON

Verdon State Recreation Area 64530 712 Rd. 402-883-2575 www.outdoornebraska.gov/verdon

WACO

Double Nickel Campground 907 Rd. S 402-728-5558 www.doublenickelcampground.com

WAHOO

Hanson House 12th St. & Linden St. 402-443-3090

Saunders County Fairgrounds 635 E. 1st St. 402-443-5822 www.saunderscountyfair.com

Saunders County Historical Society Museum 240 N. Walnut St. 402-443-3090 www.saunderscomuseum.org

Spencer Hill Lake View Accommodations & Events 1640 Cty Rd. 17 402-880-8318 www.spencerhillcabins.com

WALTON

Prairie Creek Inn B&B 2400 S. 148th St. 402-488-8822 www.pcibnb.com

WEEPING WATER

Weeping Water Valley Historical Society 215 W. Eldora Ave. 402-267-4925

WESTON

Red Cedar Lake Wildlife Management Area 402-476-2729 www.lpsnrd.org

WILBER

Hotel Wilber 203 S. Wilson 402-821-2020 www.nebraskaczechsofwilber.com/hotel-wilber

Wilber Czech Craft Shop 216 W. 3rd St. 402-821-2166 www.wilberczechcraftshop.com

Wilber Czech Museum 3rd St. & Main St. 402-821-2183 www.nebraskaczechsofwilber.com

WYMORE

Big Indian Recreation Area 46800 S. 23rd Rd. 402-228-3402 www.lbbnrd.net

Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project 307 S. 7th St. 402-432-3656 www.welshheritageproject.org

Southern Lodge 601 S. 14th St. 402-645-8198

YORK

Americas Best Value Inn 2426 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-5585 www.yorkpalmerinn.com

Anna Palmer Museum 211 E. 7th St. 402-362-1844 www.cityofyork.net

B&B on Sixth LLC 501 E. 6th St. 402-363-8926

Chances ‘R’ Restaurant & Lounge 124 W. 5th St. 402-362-7755 www.chancesryork.com

Clayton Museum of Ancient History at York College 1125 E. 8th St. 402-363-5748 www.claytonmuseumofancienthistory.org

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Comfort Inn

3815 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-6555 www.choicehotels.com

GoodyPop

113 E. 6th St. 402-366-2351 www.goodypopyork.com

Hampton Inn 309 W. David Dr. 402-362-0222 www.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 4020 Grand Ave. 402-745-6272 www.holidayinnexpress.com

Holthus Convention Center 3130 Holen Ave. 402-363-2675 www.holthusconventioncenter.com

Lee’s Legendary Marbles and Collectables

3120 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-3320 www.leeslegendarymarbles.com

McLean Beef Inc. 3208 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-0055 www.mcleanbeef.com/

Motel 6 4817 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-6660 www.motel6.com

The Quilt Basket 718 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-5737 www.thequiltbasket-york.com

Victorian Inn York 3724 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-1686 www.new-victorian-inn-suites-york-us. book.direct/en-gb

Wessels Living History Farm 5520 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-710-0682 www.LivingHistoryFarm.org

York Children’s Museum 612 Nebraska Ave. 402-362-1347 www.yorkareachildrensmuseum.org

York College Prayer Chapel 1125 E. 8th St. 402-363-5600 www.york.edu

York Country Club 1016 W. Elm St. 402-362-3721 www.yorkcountryclub.net

York County Visitors Bureau

601 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-4575 www.yorkvisitors.org

York KAMPground

214 Naomi Rd. 402-362-0625 www.yorkkampground.com

Yorkshire Inn Motel 3402 S. Lincoln Ave. 402-362-6633 www.yorkshiremotel.com

Yorkshire Playhouse 517 Lincoln Ave. 402-362-7060 www.yorkshireplayhouse.com

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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.

WHAT TO DO Boat, hike, bike or bird watch along Omaha’s stretch of the Missouri Riverfront, or get back to nature and learn about the wetland ecology at Heron Haven Nature Center. In the suburb of Bellevue, discover the National Natural Landmark, Fontenelle Forest. 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 stilloperating community.

WHERE TO STAY Stay in the heart of downtown 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 U.S.D.A. Choice-cut steaks and an extensive wine list perfect for a romantic dining experience. Visit the BBQ Man in Yutan for pulled pork and chicken, ribs, brisket and more BBQ favorites.

WHERE TO DRINK Gather ’round creative cocktails and fine bar food (served until 2 a.m.) at Nite Owl in Omaha. Stop in for wings, burgers and a stellar craft beer list at Omaha’s Benson Brewery. 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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BELLEVUE

Bellevue Little Theatre 203 W. Mission Ave. 402-291-1554 www.bellevuelittletheatre.weebly.com

Candlewood Suites Bellevue 10902 S. 15th St. 402-932-8144 www.ihg.com

Comfort Inn & Suites 2105 Pratt Ave. 531-213-4087 www.comfortinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott 3730 Raynor Pkwy 402-408-5300 www.marriott.com/omasb

Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. 402-731-3140 www.fontenelleforest.org

Gifford Farm Education Center 700 Camp Gifford Rd. 402-597-4920 www.esu3.org/GF/About

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 10804 S. 15th St. 402-502-4500 www.ihg.com

Missionary Society of St. Columban (Columban Fathers) 1902 Calhoun St. 402-291-1920 www.columban.org

Rodeway Inn 1110 Fort Crook Rd. 402-291-0804 www.choicehotels.com

Sarpy County Historical Museum 2402 Clay St. 402-292-1880 www.sarpymuseum.org

Sinful Burger Sports Grill 4005 Twin Creek Dr. 402-933-8727 www.sinfulburger.com

TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. Ste. A 402-316-7038 www.treerush.com

Tregaron 13909 Glengarry Cir. 402-292-9300 www.tregarongolf.com

BENNINGTON

Oft’s B&B 11523 N. 156th St. 402-614-7509 www.oftbnb.com

BOYS TOWN

Boys Town 13628 Flanagan Blvd. 531-355-1141 www.boystown.org/about/visit-the-village

ELKHORN

The Garden Gallery 2721 N. 206th St. 402-707-0056 www.the-garden-gallery.blogspot.com

Main Street Studios & Gallery 2610 N. Main St. 402-452-3088 www.mainstreetstudios2610.com

Tank Down the Elkhorn 23301 W. Maple Rd. 402-709-8693 www.tankdown.com

GRETNA

Local Beer, Patio and Kitchen - Gretna 21351 Nebraska Crossing Dr. 402-332-0088 www.localbeer.co

Nebraska Crossing Outlets 21209 Nebraska Crossing Dr. 402-332-5650 www.nexoutlets.com

Schramm Park State Recreation Area and Education Center 21502 W. Hwy 31 402-332-5022 www.outdoornebraska.gov/schramm

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard 12102 S. 180th St. 402-332-4200 www.valaspumpkinpatch.com

Voodoo Taco 21407 Nebraska Crossing Dr. 402-332-5715 www.voodootaco.com

LA VISTA

Beyond Golf Bar + Kitchen 12040 McDermott Plaza Ste. 330 402-916-4727 www.beyondgolfomaha.com

The Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott 12560 Westport Pkwy 402-339-4900 www.courtyard.marriott.com/tour/bistro

Cabela’s 12703 Westport Pkwy 402-861-4800 www.cabelas.com/lavista

Caffeina’s Marketplace Cafe 12520 Westport Pkwy 402-331-7400 www.hilton.com

Courtyard by Marriott 12560 Westport Pkwy 402-339-4900 www.omahalavistacourtyard.com

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy 402-331-7400 www.omahalavista.embassysuites.com

Hampton Inn & SuitesOmaha Southwest 12331 Southport Pkwy 402-895-2900 www.omahalavistasuites.hamptoninn.com

Kros Strain Brewing Company 10411 Portal Rd. Ste. 102 402-779-7990 www.krosstrainbrewing.com

The La Vista Nines Restaurant 12520 Westport Pkwy 402-331-7400 www.embassysuites3.hilton.com

Lucky Bucket Brewing Company and Cut Spike Distillery 11941 Centennial Rd. 402-763-8868 www.luckybucketbrewing.com

Nebraska Brewing Company 6950 S. 108th St. 402-934-7100 www.nebraskabrewingco.com

Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild 10411 Portal Rd. Ste. 102 402-706-6470 www.nebraska.beer

OMAHA

The Admiral Theater 2234 S. 13th St. 402-346-9802 www.sokolunderground.com

Amazing Pizza Machine 13955 S Plz. 402-829-1777 www.amazingpizzamachine.com

AmericInn Hotel & Suites 9720 W. Dodge Rd. 402-391-5300 www.americinn.com

Artists’ Cooperative Gallery Ltd. 405 S. 11th St. 402-342-9617 www.artistscoopomaha.com

Bagel Bin

1215 S. 119th St. 402-334-2744 www.bagelbin.com

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 724 S. 12th St. 402-341-7130 www.bemiscenter.org

Benson Brewery 6059 Maple St. 402-934-8668 www.bensonbrewery.com

Benson Park 5333 N. 72nd St. 402-444-5900 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

The Berry & Rye 1105 Howard St. 402-613-1331

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn 4706 S. 108th St. 402-339-7400 www.bestwesternnebraska.com

Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering 2112 N. 30th St. Ste. 201B 402-455-6262 www.bigmamaskitchen.com

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar 8100 Cass St. 402-390-9495 www.bigredrestaurantandsportsbar.com/omaha

Blatt Beer & Table North Downtown 610 N. 12th St. 402-718-8822 www.blattbeer.com

BLUEBARN Theatre 1106 S. 10th St. 402-345-1576 www.bluebarn.org

Carter Lake 809 Carter Lake Shore Dr. www.parks.cityofomaha.org

CHI Health Center Omaha 455 N. 10th 402-341-1500 www.chihealthcenteromaha.com

Comfort Inn 10729 J St. 531-213-4088 www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Inn 2920 S. 13th Ct. 531-213-4086 www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Inn & Suites 7007 Grover St. 531-213-4085 www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Suites 10503 Bedford Ave. 402-445-0400 www.choicehotels.com

Comfort Suites 2500 S. 192nd Ave. 402-991-3885 www.choicehotels.com

Courtyard by Marriott 101 S. 10th St. 402-346-2200 www.marriott.com/omacy

Crescent Moon Ale House 3578 Farnam St. 402-345-1708 www.beercornerusa.com/crescentmoon

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Cunningham Lake 8660 Lake Cunningham Rd. 402-444-5900 www.parks.cityofomaha.org/cunningham-lake

Cunninghams Pub & Grill 10904 W. Dodge Rd. 402-934-4385 www.cunninghamspubandgrill.com

DoubleTree Hotel 1616 Dodge St. 402-346-7600 www.omahadowntown.doubletree.com

Downtown Omaha 1620 Dodge St. 402-916-1796 www.omahadowntown.org

The Durham Museum 801 S. 10th St. 402-444-5071 www.durhammuseum.org

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 9595 S. 145th St. 402-896-6300 www.choicehotels.com

eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato Two Locations 402-934-3888 www.ecreamery.com

El Museo Latino 4701 S. 25th St. 402-731-1137 www.elmuseolatino.org

Elmwood Park 6232 Pacific St. 402-444-5900 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

Fairfield Inn & Suites 17240 Wright St. 402-504-9444 www.marriott.com

Fat Brain Toys 16909 Burke St. Ste. 131 402-504-6218 www.fatbraintoys.com

Felius Cat Café 522 S. 24th St. 402-502-7650 www.felius.org

Film Streams’ Dundee Theater 4952 Dodge St.

Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey St. 402-933-0259 www.filmstreams.org

Florence Mill 9102 N. 30th St. 402-551-1233 www.theflorencemill.org

Fontenelle Park 4405 Fontenelle Blvd. 402-444-5920 www.visitomaha.com

Four Sisters Boutique 2900 South 110th Ct. 402-884-6399 www.foursistersboutique.com

Fun-Plex 7003 Q St. 402-331-8436 www.fun-plex.com

General Crook House Museum/ Douglas County Historical Society 5730 N. 30th St. Ste. 11b 402-455-9990 www.douglascohistory.org/crook-house-museum

Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens 3202 Woolworth Ave. 402-444-5940 www.visitomaha.com

German-American Society 3717 S. 120th St. 402-333-6615 www.germanamericansociety.org

Great Plains Black History Museum 2221 N. 24th St. 402-932-7077 www.gpblackhistorymuseum.org

Heartland of America Park and Fountain 800 Douglas St. 402-444-5955 www.visitomaha.com

Hilton 1001 Cass St. 402-998-3400 www.omaha.hilton.com

Hilton Garden Inn 17879 Chicago St. 402-289-9696 www.omahawest.stayhgi.com

Hiro 88 1308 Jackson St. 402-704-3602 www.hiro88.com

History Walks LLC 3202 Parker St. 816-616-9162 www.historywalksnebraska.com/tours.html

History Walks Wicked Omaha 10th St. & Farnam St. 816-616-9162 www. historywalksnebraska.com/wicked-omaha.html

Holland Performing Arts Center 1200 Douglas St. 402-345-0202 www.omahaperformingarts.org

Hollywood Candy / Fairmont Mercantile 1209 Jackson St. 402-346-9746 www.hollywoodcandy.com

Home2 Suites 17889 Chicago St. 402-289-9886 www.home2suites3.hilton.com

Hot Shops Art Center 1301 Nicholas St. 402-342-6452 ww.hotshopsartcenter.com/ Hyatt Place 540 S. 12th St. 402-513-5500 www.hyatt.com

Infusion Brewing Co. 6115 Maple St. 402-916-9998 www.infusionbrewing.com

Johnny Goodman Golf Course 6111 S. 99th St. 402-444-4656 www.golfingnebraska.com

Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge St. 402-342-3300 www.joslyn.org

Joslyn Castle 3902 Davenport St. 402-595-2199 www.joslyncastle.com

KANEKO 1111 Jones St. 402-341-3800 www.thekaneko.org

The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel 302 S. 36th St. 402-810-9500 www.thecottonwoodhotel.com

Kitchen Table 1415 Farnam St. 402-933-2810 www.kitchentableomaha.com

Knolls Golf Course 11630 Sahler St. 402-444-5440 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

La Veinticuatro - South 24th Historic Main Street DistrictOmaha - Walking Tour 24th St. & N St. 402-933-3104 www.restorationexchange.org

Lauritzen Gardens and Kenefick Park 100 Bancroft St. 402-346-4002 www.lauritzengardens.org

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill 2425 S. 192nd Ave. 402-289-5840 www.lazlosbreweryandgrill.com

Lewis & Clark Country: Nebraska 14707 California St. Ste. 6 402-444-1607 www.LCMidMo.org

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center 601 Riverfront Dr. 402-661-1804 www.nps.gov/lecl

Love’s Jazz & Arts Center 2510 N. 24th St. 402-502-5291 www.ljac.org

Magnolia Hotel Omaha 1615 Howard St. 402-342-2222 www.magnoliahotelomaha.com

Malcolm X Memorial Foundation 3448 Evans St. 800-645-9287 www.malcolmxfoundation.org

The Mark 20902 Cumberland Dr. 402-289-4614 www.markomaha.com

Midtown Crossing 3110 Farnam St. 402-351-5954 www.midtowncrossing.com/visit/turner-parkpavilion

Motel 6 3511 S. 84th St. 402-391-4321 www.motel6.com

Motel 6 10560 Sapp Brothers Dr. 402-896-6868 www.motel6.com

Mt. Vernon Gardens 6011 S. 13th St. 402-444-5955 www.visitomaha.com

Museum of Shadows 1110 Douglas St. 402-885-7557 www.museumofshadows.com/index.html

N.P. Dodge Park 11001 John J. Pershing Dr. 402-444-5955 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

Neale Woods 14323 Edith Marie Ave. 402-731-3140 www.fontenelleforest.org

Nebraska Cards & Gifts 4907 Chicago St. Ste. 10 402-661-9093 www.nebraskacardsgifts.com

Nebraska Tour Company 402-881-3548 www.nebraskatourcompany.com

New Victorian Inn & Suites 10728 L St. 402-593-2380 www.newvictorianinn.com

The Next Chapter 2508 Farnam St. 531-218-7996 www.nextchapterbooksandgifts.com

Old Market 1100 Howard St. 402-916-1796 www.oldmarket.com

Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S. 20th St. 402-342-6164 www.ocm.org

Omaha Community Playhouse 6915 Cass St. 402-553-0800 www.omahaplayhouse.com

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Omaha Symphony 1200 Douglas St. 402-342-3836 www.omahasymphony.org

Omaha Visitors Center 306 S. 10th St. 402-444-7762 www.visitomaha.com

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 3701 S. 10th St. 402-733-8401 www.omahazoo.com

Orpheum Theater 409 S. 16th St. 402-661-8501 www.omahaperformingarts.org

Outdoor Venture Center 6001 Dodge St. 402-554-2258 www.unomaha.edu

PepperJax Grill

Multiple Locations 402-884-0430 www.pepperjaxgrill.com

Pitch Pizzeria 5021 Underwood Ave. 402-590-2625 www.pitchpizzeria.com

Ponderosa Cyclery + Tour 3901 Leavenworth St. 402-614-1392 www.ponderosacyclery.com

Prairie In Bloom 1702 Cuming St. 402-502-5265 www.prairieinbloom.com

Prairie View Lake and Recreation Area 180th St. & H St. 402-444-6222 www.papionrd.org

Quality Inn & Suites 9505 S. 142nd St. 402-764-9006 www.choicehotels.com

Ragazzi’s Pizza

Two Locations 402-201-2453 www.ragazzi-pizza.com

Residence Inn 18202 Cuming St. 402-289-9500 www.marriott.com

Residence Inn By Marriott 106 S. 15th St. 402-342-4770 www.marriott.com

River City Star Riverboat 151 Freedom Park Rd. 402-342-7827 www.rivercitystar.com

The RiverFront 900 Farnam St. 402-599-6565 www.theriverfrontomaha.com

Rodeway Inn 7833 W. Dodge 402-391-7100 www.choicehotels.com

The Rose Theater 2001 Farnam St. 402-345-4849 www.rosetheater.org

Scatter Joy Acres 4966 Newport Ave. 402-709-9401 www.scatterjoyacres.org

Sheraton 655 N. 108th Ave. 402-496-0850 www.sheratonomaha.com

Shuck’s Fish House & Oyster Bar Multiple Locations 402-827-4376 www.shucksfishhouse.com

Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. 402-345-7569 www.theslowdown.com

Spielbound Board Game Cafe 3229 Harney St. 402-763-8444 www.spielbound.com

Spring Lake Golf Course 4020 Hoctor Blvd. 402-444-4630 www.parks.cityofomaha.org/golf

Standing Bear Lake 6404 N. 132nd St. 402-444-5955 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

Steve Hogan Golf Course 6315 N. 30th St. 402-444-5396 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

Taqueria Tijuana 5139 S. 24th St. 402-731-1281

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha 1200 Mike Fahey St. 402-341-1500 www.tdameritradeparkomaha.com

Ted and Wally’s 1120 Jackson St. 402-341-5827 www.tedandwallys.com

Towl Lake 9310 W. Center Rd. 402-444-5900 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

TownePlace Suites 10865 W. Dodge Rd. 402-590-2800 www.marriot.com/omats

Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market 514 S. 11th St. 402-344-0200 www.upstreambrewing.com

Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza 9735 Q St. 402-339-1944 www.varsityromancoinpizza.com

Visit Omaha 306 S. 10th St. 402-444-4660 www.visitomaha.com

The Waiting Room Lounge 6212 Maple St. 402-884-5353 www.waitingroomlounge.com

West Omaha KOA 14601 US Hwy 6 402-332-3010 www.koa.com

Westwood Heights 12929 W. Center Rd. 402-444-4658 www.parks.cityofomaha.org

Zorinsky Lake 156th St. & F St. 402-444-5955 www.parks.cityofomaha.org/parks

PAPILLION

Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch 11001 S. 48th St. 402-331-5500 www.bellevueberryfarm.com

Chocolaterie Stam 7474 Towne Center Pkwy Ste. 123 4 02-933-7826 www.stamchocolate.com

Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A Kansas City Royals Affiliate) 12356 Ballpark Way 402-738-5100 www.omahastormchasers.com

Papio Fun Park 210 E. Lincoln St. 402-592-5671 www.papiofunpark.com

Prairie Queen Lake Cornhusker Rd.

Sarpy County Tourism 12356 Ballpark Way. 4 02-332-5771 www.gosarpy.com

Twisted Vine Wine & Tap 123 N. Washington St. 402-593-7616 www.twistedvinepapillion.com

Walnut Creek Lake and Recreation Area 9902 Schram Rd. 402-592-8877 www.papillion.org

RALSTON

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ralston 7306 Q St. 402-991-0084 www.ihg.com

It’s All About Bees! 8540 Park Dr. 402-216-4545 www.itsallaboutbees.com

Latino Legacy 7755 L St. 531-466-8115

Liberty First Credit Union Arena 7300 Q St. 402-934-9966 www.libertyfirstcreditunionarena.com

SPRINGFIELD

Robin’s Nest 101 W. Main St. 402-490-7754

Springfield Artworks and Margie Trembley Chapeaux 183 Main St. 402-301-9162 www.springfieldartworks.com

WATERLOO

Ellsworth Crossing 26902 W. Center Rd. 402-359-8747 www.ellsworthcrossing.com

Two Rivers State Recreation Area 27702 F St. 402-359-5165 www.outdoornebraska.gov/tworivers

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

WHAT TO DO In Monroe, see bears, zebras and more at Horn T Zoo. In Genoa, learn about Native American history at Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Museum. In Neligh, tour Nebraska’s only mill with its original equipment intact at Neligh Mill State Historic Site. 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 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 house-made 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.

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ALBION

Albion Family Aquatic Center 1144 S. 8th St. 402-395-9957 www.albionne.com/unwind/parks-pools

Valley View Flowers 2671 State Hwy 91 402-741-0634 www.valleyviewflowers.com

ATKINSON

The Alley 607 N. Carberry St. 402-925-8400 www.thealleyatkinson.com

Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce 104 S. Main St. 402-925-5313 www.atkinsonchamber.com

Atkinson Community Center 206 W. 5th St. 402-925-5313 www.atkinsonne.com/ atkinson-community-center

Atkinson Community Thrift Store 120 S. Main St. 402-925-2263

Atkinson Floral 704 E. State St. 402-925-2689 www.atkinsonfloral.net

Atkinson Mill Race Park 47450 877th Rd. 402-925-5313 www.atkinsonne. com/mill-race-park-campground

Atkinson Swimming Pool 700 N. Main St. 402-925-5745 www.atkinsonne.com/poolrules

Bluebird Trail 47450 877th Rd. 402-925-5313 www.atkinsonne.com/mill-race-park-campground

Brush Creek Brewery Co., LLC 102 S. Main St. 402-925-2629 www.brushcreekbrewingcompany.com

Eagle Springs Lodge 47953 882nd Rd. 402-925-5475 www.eaglespringslodgellc.com

Flat Iron Bar & Grill 112 S. Main St. 402-925-2933 www.flatironbarandgrill.com

JuJu Bean Coffee 708 E. State St. 402-925-6313 www.juju-bean-coffee.square.site

Oregon Trail RV Park 702 N. Carberry St. 402-925-5117 www.oregontrailrvpk.com

Sandhills Guest House Motel 119 S. Hyde St. 402-925-5600 www.atkinsonmotel.com

Someplace Else Bar 116 S. Main St. 402-925-2513

Something Special by Marilyn 204 S. Main St. 402-925-2753 www.somethingspecialbymarilyn.com

Stockman’s Cafe 87604 Wixon St. 402-925-5141

Wettlaufer’s Garden Center & Flower Shop 47642 Hwy 20 402-340-7252 www.wettlaufers.com

BANCROFT

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site 306 W. Elm St. 402-648-3388 www.neihardtcenter.org

BATTLE CREEK

Battle Creek Municipal Park 402-675-2165

BLAIR

ACME Fabric & Quilt Co 1716 Washington St. 402-533-1015 www.acmefabric.com

Bakers Bed and Breakfast 2106 Grant St. 402-426-8909 www.bakersbedandbreakfast.com

Blair Area Chamber of Commerce 1646 Washington St. 402-533-4455 www.Blairchamber.org

Chili Dawgs Foods of Fire 1940 Ridgeview Rd. 402-426-4090 www.chilidawgs.com

Creative Connection Studio Gallery 1546 Washington St. 402-443-7078

Main Street BBQ and Grill 1616 Washington St. 402-426-9935

Prairie Star Botanicals 321 N. 16th St. 402-533-4433 www.prairiestarbotanicals.com

River Wilds Golf Club 14002 N. US Hwy 75 402-426-2941 www.riverwilds.com

Rodeway Inn 1355 S. Hwy 30 402-426-2340 www.choicehotels.com/nebraska

BLOOMFIELD

Bloomfield City Park Campground 402-373-4396

Knox County Fairgrounds 412 Main St. 402-373-4615 www.KnoxCountyFairgrounds.com

Springs Motel 407 W. Main St. 402-373-2441 www.springsmotelbloomfield.com

CENTER

Knox County Tourism 209 Lovell St. 402-288-5619 www.knoxcountynebraska.com/vacation-here

CENTRAL CITY

Brandy’s Balloons 1448 US Hwy 30 210-882-2689 www.brandysballoons.com

Heber Hord House 1505 16 St. 402-706-7251

Merrick County Historical Museum 211 E St. 308-946-3686 www.merrickcountyhisto.wixsite.com/website

Prairie Creek Vineyard & Winery 1600 16th St. 308-940-3863 www.prairiecreekwine.com

CHAPMAN

Bader Memorial Park 898 Bader Park Rd. 308-986-2522 www.baderpark.com

COLUMBUS

Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial 2001 AJ Higgins Rd. 402-276-3606 www. andrewjacksonhigginsmemorialfoundation.org

Apple Barrel Restaurant - Sapp Bros. 517 E. 23rd St. 402-564-8268 www.applebarrelrestaurant.com

Bistro on the Loup 265 33rd Ave. 402-564-1492

Columbus Area Recreational Trails 753 33rd Ave. www.columbusnetrails.com

Columbus Art Gallery 2504 14th St. 402-563-1016 www.discoverthearts.org

Columbus Powerhouse Park 4757 3rd Ave. 402-562-5709 www.loup.com

Columbus Racetrack 822 15th St. 402-562-8009 www.columbushorseracing.org

Days Inn & Suites 1716 E. 23rd St. 402-564-1266 www.daysinn.com

“Discovering the Colorful History of Columbus” Mural 2524 13th St. 402-276-3606 www.visitcolumbusne.com

Discovery Island Water Playland 265 33rd Ave. 402-564-1492 www.riversedgecolumbus.com

Dusters 2804 13th St. 402-564-8338 www.dustersrestaurant.com

Fair Park Grille 822 15th St. 402-562-7625

Glur’s Tavern 2301 11th St. 402-564-8615

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 524 E. 23rd St. 402-564-2566 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us

Husker Steak House 1754 33rd Ave. 402-564-4121 www.huskersteakhouse.com

Lake Babcock and Lake North 402-562-5709 www.loup.com

Loup Park 402-562-5709 www.loup.com

Pawnee Plunge Water Park 560 33rd Ave. 402-562-4269 www.columbusne.us/aquatics

Platte County Historical Society Museum 2916 16th St. 402-564-1856 www.megavision.net/museum

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Quail Run Golf Course 327 S. 5th St. 402-564-1313 www.quailrungolf.com

Quincentenary Belltower US Hwy 81 & 33rd Ave. 402-276-3606 www.visitcolumbusne.com

Ramada Columbus and River’s Edge Convention Center 265 33rd Ave. 402-564-1492 www.ramada.com

Riverland Cabins and Campground 3919 SE 16th St. 402-910-8166 www.riverlandcampground.com

Sleep Inn & Suites Hotel 303 23rd St. 402-562-5200 www.sleepinncolumbus.com

Tailrace Park 402-562-5709 www.loup.com

CREIGHTON

Bruce Park 1205 Main St. 402-358-3557 www.creighton.org

Creighton Community Country Club 87190 NE-13, 402-358-3565

Creighton Historical Center 716 Main St. 402-358-3377 www.creighton.org

CROFTON

CJ’s at the Lake 54882 897th Rd. 402-388-4267 www.cjatthelake.com

Eagle’s Roost RV Park & Cabin 55368 NE Hwy 121 402-640-8439 www.eaglesroostrvpark.com

Historic Argo Hotel 211 W. Kansas St. 402-388-2400

Lakeview Golf Course 55256 NE Hwy 121 402-388-4552 www.croftonlakeview.com

Lewis & Clark Pulley Museum and Haymarket 105 W. Main St.

Lewis and Clark Lodge NE 121 & Harold St. 402-388-2630 www.lewisandclarklodge.com

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area 54731 897 Rd. 402-388-4169 www.outdoornebraska.gov/lewisandclark

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center 55245 NE Hwy 121 402-667-2546 www.nwo.usace.army.mil

Murdos Aten Resort 55421 Hwy 121 402-388-4455

DECATUR

Nebraska Country Hill Cabins 3283 Cty Rd. V 402-349-5646 www.nebraskacountryhillcabins.com

Pop-n-Doc’s Decatur Marina 3000 Hutton Dr. 402-349-5357 www.popndocs.com

DODGE

Eat Restaurant 327 2nd St. 402-693-2292

EWING

Summerland Golf Club 51020 857th Rd. 402-626-7555 www.summerlandgolf.com

FORT CALHOUN

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park 201 S. 7th St. 402-468-5611 www.outdoornebraska.gov/fortatkinson

Too Far North 111 N. 14th St. 402-468-9463 www.toofarnorthwine.com

Washington County Museum 102 N. 14th St. 402-468-5740 www.wcnemuseum.org

FREMONT

Baymont by Wyndham 2700 N. Diers Pkwy 402-512-0641 www.wyndhamhotels.com

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar 2323 Laverna St. 402-721-8545 www.bigredrestaurantandsportsbar.com/fremont

Calvin Crest Camp, Conference & Retreats 2870 Cty Rd. 13 402-628-6455 www.calvincrest.org

Fremont & Dodge County Convention & Visitors Bureau 529 N. Main St. 402-753-6414 www.visitfremontne.org

Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area 4349 W. State Lakes Rd. 402-727-2922 www.outdoornebraska.gov/fremontlakes

Holiday Inn Express 2415 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-753-3850 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

La Hacienda 3140 E. Elk Ln. 402-721-9909 www.lahaciendafremont.com

Louis E. May Historical Museum 1643 N. Nye Ave. 402-721-4515 www.maymuseum.com

Nebraska Quilt Company 330 N. Main St. www.nebraskaquiltcompany.com

Rodeway Inn 120 W. Cathy St. 402-721-8400 www.choicehotels.com/nebraska

Woody’s Airboat Tours 2865 Big Island Rd. 402-704-6220 www.nebraskaairboattours.com

Yankee Peddler West 141 E. 6th St. 402-721-7800 www.loc8nearme.com/ nebraska/fremont/yankee-peddler-west

FULLERTON

Broken Arrow Wilderness 1025 P322 Rd. 308-536-2441 www.brokenarrowwilderness.com

Nance County Historical Society 501 Broadway 308-536-2750

Nance County Veterans Memorial & Military Resource Center 825 N. 3rd St. 308-482-0581

Pawnee Hills Golf Course 52198 N. 273rd Ave. 308-536-2274 www.pawneehillsfullerton.com

GENOA

Fill My Cup

415 Willard Ave. 402-993-2872

Genoa Historical Museum 402 Willard Ave. 402-993-2875 www.megavision.net/genoamuseum

Genoa Indian School Interpretive Center 209 E. Webster Ave. 402-993-6036 genoaindianschoolmuseum.org

Great Plains Cafe 408 Willard Ave. 402-993-6540

Headworks Park 51137 N. Impala Ln. 402-562-5709 www.loup.com

HARTINGTON

Cobblestone Inn & Suites 405 Arens Dr. 402-254-9866 www.staycobblestone.com

FarmHouse Inn 56149 890 Rd. 402-841-9644 www.nebraskafarmhouse.com

Meridian Bridge

North Crick Lodge 112 N. 564 Ave. Bow Valley 402-254-3849 www.northcricklodge.com

HOMER

Sportsmen’s Preserve 441 230th St. 402-404-4770 www.sportsmenspreserve.com

HOOPER

Elkhorn Valley Golf Club 410 N. Main St. 402-654-3512 www.elkhornvalleygolfclub.com

HUBBARD

Danish Alps State Recreation Area 1260 200th St. 402-632-4109 www.outdoornebraska.gov/danishalps

LAUREL

Big Red Inn and Suites

301 S. Hwy 20 402-375-8741

Bose’s B&B 301 W. 1st St. 402-256-9126

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LEIGH

Maple Creek Recreation Area Rd. 1a 402-371-7313 www.lenrd.org

LINDSAY

The Farmer’s Wife Boutique & Coffee Co. 112 Pine St. 402-428-8000 www.farmerswifeboutiqueandcoffee.com

LYNCH

Ponca Creek Outfitters 14050 Hwy 12 402-672-6864 www.poncacreekoutfitters.com

MADISON

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 www.madisoncountyhistory.org

Taylor Creek Golf Course 120 Taylor Creek Rd. 402-649-8764

MARQUETTE

Timberlake Ranch Camp 2709 N. S Rd. 308-946-3871 www.timberlake.org

MONROE

Horn T Zoo 37692 State Hwy 22 402-276-0435

NAPER

White Horse Ranch Museum and Heritage Hall Main St. 402-832-5471 www.napernebraska.org

NELIGH

Country Junction Antiques 401 Main St. 402-750-4905

Fred Penn Park 311 W. 2nd St. 402-887-4066 www.neligh.org

Riverside Park 100 Riverside Ln. 402-887-4066 www.neligh.org/visit/park-and-recreation

TK-Starlite Drive-In 1000 US 275 402-887-5584 www.nelighdriveintheater.com

NEWMAN GROVE

3 and Out Restaurant & Sports Bar 520 Hale Ave. 402-447-2287 www.facebook.com/3andOutsportsbar

Betz’s Little Shoppe 505 Hale Ave. 402-447-6048 www.betzslittleshoppe

NICKERSON

Soaring Hawk Zip Line Tour 12997 Cty Rd. P1 800-695-6690 www.girlscoutsnebraska.org

NIOBRARA

Historic Bear Home Rental 95 E. Juniper Rd.

KSK Big Game Outfitters 88971 517 Ave. 402-394-7532 www.niobrarane.com

Mah-Ko-Chay Cabins 89115 525 Ave. 605-760-1272

Niobrara MuseumMemories of Old Niobrara 89054 519th Ave. 402-857-3546

Niobrara State Park 89261 522 Ave. 402-857-3373 www.outdoornebraska.gov/niobrara

Ohiya Casino 52946 NE Hwy 12 Ste. 2 402-857-3860 www.ohiyacasino.com

Ponca Educational Trail and Earthlodge 88915 521st Ave. 402-857-3519 www.poncatribe-ne.org/EducationalTrail

Ponca Tribal Museum 88915 521 Ave. 402-857-3519 www.poncatribe-ne.org

Santee Sioux Tribe 425 Frazier Ave. N. Ste. 2 402-857-2302

Sportsmen’s Bar & Two Rivers Hotel 25411 Park Ave. 402-857-3340

Tatanka Golf Club 53138 Hwy 12 402-857-3504 www.tatankagolfclub.com

NORFOLK

320 MX Park Norfolk MXers 2900 Old Hwy 8 402-649-6292

411 Restaurant & Lounge 411 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-851-3034 the-411-restaurant-and-lounge.business.site

AquaVenture Water Park 715 S. 1st St. 402-844-2270 www.ci.norfolk.ne.us/parks/AquaVenture.htm

Aroma Circuit 1201 S. 13th St. 402-225-0808 www.aromacircuit.com

Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar 2101 W. Pasewalk Ave. 402-371-3068 www.bigredrestaurantandsportsbar.com/norfolk

Black Cow Fat Pig Pub & Steak 702 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-4315 www.blackcowfatpig.com

The Boat House 501 W. Norfolk Ave. Ste. 110 402-532-1222 www.boathouserecreation.com

Cowboy Trail 2201 S. 13th St. 402-471-5443 www.outdoornebraska.gov/cowboytrail

District Table & Tap 226 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-4788 www.facebook.com/districttabletap

Divots Brewery

4200 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-844-2985 www.divotsbrewery.com

Downtown Coffee Company 302 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-844-3699 www.downtowncoffee.co

Eldorado Hills Brick Oven Restaurant 1227 Eldorado Rd. 402-379-4527

Elkhorn Valley Museum 515 Queen City Blvd. 402-371-3886 www.elkhornvalleymuseum.org

Hampton Inn - Norfolk 904 S. 20th St. 402-379-3585 www.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 920 S. 20th St. 402-379-1524 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

Kelly’s Country Club 9601 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-371-9959 www.golfingnebraska.com

Kuper Farms 401 W. Omaha Ave. 402-640-0492 www.facebook.com/KuperFarmsCountryMarket/

Lot 279 Premium Meats & Spirits 400 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-3688 www.lot279.com

Love & Threads 306 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-7003 www.loventhreads.com

Magnolias Home Decor & Design 432 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-379-2300 www.magnoliasonline.com

Michael’s Cantina 912 W. Omaha Ave. 402-371-6707 www.michaelscantina.com

MJ’s Gelato & More 107 N. 4th St. 402-640-8018

New Victorian Inn & Suites 1001 Omaha Ave. 402-379-3035 www.newvictorianinn.com

Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau 609 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-371-2932 www.visitnorfolkne.com

Norfolk Arts Center 305 N. 5th St. 402-371-7199 www.norfolkartscenter.org

Norfolk Lodge & Suites at Divots Conference Center 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-379-3833 www.divotslodge.com

Norfolk Public Library 308 W. Prospect Ave. 402-844-2100 www.norfolkne.gov/library

Norfolk Sculpture Walk 609 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-371-2932 www. visitnorfolkne.com/norfolk-sculpture-walk-2021

Norfolk Skate Park 901 Blaine St.

North Fork Outfitting LLC 205 N. 2nd St. 402-316-0157 www.nforkoutfitting.com

Off Road Ranch and 320 MX Park 2904 Old Hwy 8 402-844-5044 www.offroadranch.net

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Olive & Ave

321 W. Norfolk Ave. www.oliveaveclothing.com

The Pier Seafood 312 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-860-0879

Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch 55275 837th Rd. 402-379-0455 www.poppyspumpkinpatch.com

Rodeway Inn & Suites 2206 Market Ln. 402-371-9779 www.choicehotels.com/nebraska

SandBar & Grill 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-844-2981 www.divotsbrewery.com

Smitten + Steel 300 W. Norfolk Ave. www.shessmitten.com

Smitten Curvy Girlz 320 W. Norfolk Ave.

Statement by 318 428 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-316-3689 www.statementdowntown.com

Sunset Plaza Mall 1700 Market Ln. 402-371-8668 www.sunsetplazamall.com

Ta-Ha-Zouka Park 2201 S. 13th St. 402-644-8717 www.ci.norfolk.ne.us/parks

Uncle Jarrol’s Pub-B-Que 2610 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-379-2438 www.unclejarrols.com

White Mulberry Bakery 222 W. Norfolk Ave. 402-860-4256 www.whitemulberrybakery.com

O’NEILL

Historic Golden Hotel 406 E. Douglas 402-336-4436 www.historicgoldenhotel.com

Joy Boutique 123 S. 4th St. 402-961-1079

O’Neill Historic Depot Building 330 E. Hancock St. 402-336-1504 www.growholt.com

OAKLAND

The Bing Bed and Breakfast 201 N. Oakland Ave. 402-380-9744 www.thebingbnb.com

Oakland Express Motel 911 NE Hwy 32 402-685-5942

Swedish Heritage Center 301 N. Charde Ave. 402-685-5652 www.swedishheritagecenter.org

OSMOND

Hill Street Inn 302 E. 2nd St. 402-748-3133 www.hillstreetinnosmond.com

PENDER

Blue Ox RV Park 1 Mill Rd. 402-385-3051 www.blueox.com

CrossRoads Lodge 402 Earl St. 402-385-6160 www.crossroadslodge.com

Heritage Museum of Thurston County 500 Ivan St. 402-385-3248

Veterans Memorial Park 610 Main St. 402-385-2565

PIERCE

Willow Creek State Recreation Area 54876 852 Rd. 402-329-4053 www.outdoornebraska.gov/willowcreek

PLAINVIEW

Klown Doll Museum 306 W. Park Ave. 402-582-4433 www.klowndollmuseum.com

PONCA

Keller Pharmacy 101 W. 3rd St. 402-755-2216

Ponca State Park 88090 Spur 26E 402-755-2284 www.outdoornebraska.gov

RANDOLPH

City of Randolph RV Park 207 E. Park www.ci.randolph.ne.us

Randolph Golf Course 209 W. Walden St. 402-337-1405

ROYAL

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park 86930 517 Ave. 402-893-2000 www.ashfall.unl.edu

Grove Lake Bait Shop and RV Park 86561 519th Ave. 402-893-2694 www.randyerbcarvings.com

SCHUYLER

Cobblestone Inn and Suites 2218 Colfax St. 402-352-9968 www.staycobblestone.com

Colfax Theater 314 E. 11th St. 402-352-5847 www.schuylercolfaxtheater.com

Gold Mine Antiques 721 W. 16th St. 308-379-9610 www.schuylerantiques.com

M&R Thrift Store 1017 B St. 402-615-1185

Maple Creek Canyon 1892 Rd. K 402-860-0719 www.maplecreekcanyon.com

Oak Ballroom 175 Higgins Dr. 402-352-9972 www.schuylernebraska.net

Railside Green Arboretum 1103 B St. 402-615-3179 www.schuylernebraska.net

Schuyler Campground 116 Colfax St. 402-352-3101 www.schuylernebraska.net

Schuyler Park 1103 B St. 402-352-3101 www.schuylernebraska.net St. Benedict Center and Benedictine Mission House 1126 Rd. I 402-352-8819 www.stbenedictcenter.com

SCRIBNER

Dead Timber State Recreation Area 227 Cty Rd. & 12 Blvd. 402-727-2922 www.outdoornebraska.gov/deadtimber

SOUTH SIOUX CITY

Covington Links 497 Golf Rd. 402-494-9841

The Koffie Knechtion 419 Golf Rd. 712-635-7374

SPENCER

63 County Store 203 S. Thayer 402-589-1111

ST. JAMES

St. James Marketplace 89039 570th Ave. 402-357-3357 www.stjamesmarketplace.com

STANTON

Cedar Valley Hunt Club 57088 832 Rd. 402-439-5400 www.ptcnet.net/tlclabs

Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area 10 mi. E. of Norfolk 402-371-7313 www.lenrd.org/maskenthine-lake-recreation-area

Red Road Herbs Retreat & Learning Center LLC 57190 835th Rd. 402-640-0744 www.redroadherbs.com

TEKAMAH

Burt County Museum 319 N. 13th St. 402-374-1505 www.burtcountymuseum.org

Chatterbox Brews 203 S. 13th St. 402-374-2013 www.chatterboxbrews.com

Master’s HandEvery Woman’s Dream Shop 3599 Cty Rd. F 402-374-2003 www.mastershandcandles.com

Northridge Country Club 3398 Cty Rd. H 402-374-2661 www.golfnorthridge.com

Pelican Point State Recreation Area 402-468-5611 www.outdoornebraska.gov/pelicanpoint

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Serendipity Chocolate Factory 3599 Cty Rd. F 402-374-2003 www.mastershandcandles.com/chocolate.html

Silver Hills Vineyards and Winery 3130 Cty Rd. M 402-374-1602 www.silverhillswinery.com

Summit Lake State Recreation Area 2787 Cty Rd. G 402-374-1727 www.outdoornebraska.gov/summitlake

Way North Restaurant and Lounge 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 www.commercialhotelbb.com

Niobrara Adventures Campground and Niobrara Adventures Beach 88772 Hwy 14 402-841-4190

Niobrara Adventures LLC Campground & Beach 88772 Hwy 14 402-841-4190 www.niobraraadventures.com

The Shannon Trail 16 Stops Throughout Northeast NE 402-394-1132 www.shannontrail.com

Slinger Farms Cabins 88017 521 Dr. 402-358-1317

Verdigre Bakery 405 Main St. 402-668-2233

Verdigre Heritage Museum 402-665-2292 www.verdigre.org/museum-page

The Verdigre Inn 305 W. 3rd Ave. 402-668-2277 www.verdigre.org

Wildwood Acres NE Hwy 14 & Hwy 84 402-668-2621 www.verdigre.org

WAYNE

AquaPop 200 Main St. 402-241-9008 www.aquapoppopcorn.com

Blue Cat Gallery & Studio 114 W. 3rd St. 402-454-5144 www.bluecatgallerystudio.com

Fred G. Dale Planetarium

1111 Main St. 402-375-7471 www.wsc.edu/planetarium

Hwy 15 Salvage Co 311 Main St. 402-369-2653

Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company 121 N. Pearl St. 402-833-1522 www.johnniebyrd.beer

The Majestic Theatre 310 Main St. 402-833-1833 www.majesticonmain.org

Sports Club Motel 900 E. 7th 402-375-4222

Swans Apparel 205 Main St. 402-375-1511 www.swansapparel.com

The Table Coffeehouse 203 Main St. 402-369-3479 www.facebook.com/the.table.coffeehouse

Thrift Warehouse 121 Main St. 402-833-1810

Wayne Commercial Historic District Main St. 402-375-2240 www.wayneworks.org

Wayne Community Activity Center 901 W. 7th St. 402-375-4803 www.cityofwayne.org

Wayne Country Club 302 E. 21st St. 402-375-1152 www.waynecountryclub.org

Wayne County Historical Museum 702 Lincoln St. 402-375-1278 www.cityofwayne.org

WEST POINT

Horizon Inn & Suites 301 Plaza Dr. 402-372-1959 www.HorizonInnAndSuites.com

The Nielsen Community Center 200 Anna Stalp Ave. 402-372-0184 www.WPNielsenCenter.com

West Point Community Theatre 237 N. Main St. 402-372-2250 www.westpointcommunitytheatre.org

WINNEBAGO

Angel De Cora Museum and Research Center

601 E. College Dr. 402-257-5587 www.winnebagotribe.com

WINNETOON

Boardwalk Back in Time and Winnetoon Mall 312 W. Main St. 402-847-3368

WINSIDE

Winside Guest House 311 Miner St. 402-286-4839 www.winsideguesthouse.com

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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 yearround, but the big draw is thoroughbred racing from mid-February to early May. Plus, a brand-new casino is expected to open soon.

WHERE TO STAY Captain’s Lagoon features water slides and a kids’ pool at Holiday Inn Kearney Overnight in a charming early 20th-century mansion at Cambridge Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge. Stay in a room that belonged to Willa Cather or the rooms of her parents and siblings at the Cather Second Home Guest House.

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. Cozad’s Bella Italia offers fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, manicotti and more Italian favorites. Stop by Shirley K’s in Cambridge, a favorite for coffee and sandwiches. Visit Tommy Gunz Bistro in Grand Island for brick oven pizza, burgers, black angus steaks, local beers and craft cocktails.

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.

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ALMA

Alma Farmers’ Market

717 Main St.

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

ARAPAHOE

Long Dogs Distilling 313 Chestnut St. 308-655-1646 www.longdogsdistilling.com

Shady Rest Motel 309 Chestnut St. 308-962-5461 www.shadyrestne.com

Tornado Alley 1212 W. Chestnut St. 308-962-5500 www.tornadoalleybowlingcenter.com

AYR

Crystal Lake Recreation Area 4480 W. Pony Express Rd. 402-463-8880 www. littlebluenrd.org/Recreation/crystal_lake.html

BEAVER CITY

Five Arrows Boutique 418 Nebraska Ave. 308-655-0632 www.fivearrowsboutique.com

BERTRAND

Countryside Market Bertrand 522 Minor Ave. 308-472-3311 www.countrysidemarketbertrand.com

BLADEN

Pavelka Farmstead 2031 Rd. 1100 402-746-2653 www.willacather.org/location/pavelka-farmstead

BLUE HILL

Blue Hill Leader 565 W. Gage St. 402-756-2077 www.mainstreetnewsgroup.com/bluehillleader

The Corner Nook-Blue Hill 560 W. Gage St. 402-224-0437

CAIRO

Cairo Roots Museum 306 Berber St. 308-485-4159 www.cairo-rootsmuseum.org

Horizons Without Bounds, LLC 8066 N. 130th Rd. 308-379-3261 www.horizonswb.com

CAMBRIDGE

Amateur’s Bar N Grill

602 Paxton 308-697-4808

Cambridge Bed & Breakfast 606 Parker St. 308-697-3220 www.cambridge-bb.com

EarthBlooms EcoRetreat 71637 Rd. 407 308-697-3220 www.earthblooms-ecoretreat.com

Faling Living History Tour Home 606 Parker St. 308-697-3220 www.cambridge-bb.com

Medicine Creek State Recreation Area 40611 Rd. 728 308-697-4667 www.outdoornebraska.gov/medicinecreek

Shirley K’s Coffee Shop 624 Patterson St. 308-697-3399 www.poniday.com

COZAD

100th Meridian Museum 206 E. 8th St. 308-784-1100 www.cozadhistory.org

Barn Quilts of Dawson County Trail www.barnquiltsdc.com

Bella Italia Restaurant & Pizzeria 114 W. 7th St. 308-784-3100

Cozad Chamber of Commerce 209 W. 8th St. 308-784-3930 www.cozadchamber.com

Cozad Creates Palette Icons www.barnquiltsdc.com

Green Apple Cafe 128 E. 8th St. 308-784-2080

Rhakenna’s Wings www.barnquiltsdc.com

Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery 218 E. 8th St. 308-784-4154 www.roberthenrimuseum.org

Rodeway Inn by Choice Hotels 809 S. Meridian Ave. 308-784-4900 www.choicehotels.com

Sculpture Garden at Wilson Public Library 910 Meridian 308-784-2019 www.wilsonpubliclibrary.org

DONIPHAN

Mormon Island State Recreation Area 7425 S. US Hwy 281 308-385-6211 www.outdoornebraska.gov/mormonisland

ELM CREEK

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Turkey Creek Rd. 888-395-2564 www.fishingbooker.com

ELWOOD

Johnson Lake State Recreation Area 1 E. Park Dr. 25A 308-785-2685 www.outdoornebraska.gov/johnsonlake

Simply Indigo Retreat 42424 Rd. 746 308-325-0509 www.simplyindigoretreat.com

EUSTIS

Gallagher Canyon State Recreation Area 75243 Rd. 422 308-785-2685 www.outdoornebraska.gov/gallaghercanyon

FARNAM

Fast Horses LLC - Stables & Campground 40436 Hwy 23 308-350-0432 www.fast-horses.com

Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery 812 Lincoln St. 308-569-2501 www.3brothersvineyard.com

GIBBON

Axes 707 Front St. 308-468-6707

George Spencer Tasting Room 7155 Pawnee Rd. 308-455-0717 www.georgespencerwine.com

Icon Poly 45880 Hwy 30 308-468-9411 www.iconpolystudio.com

KneeKnocker Woods 46290 Hwy 30 308-390-2789 www.kneeknockerwoods.com

Rowe Sanctuary and Iain Nicolson Audubon Center 44450 Elm Island Rd. 308-468-5282 www.rowe.audubon.org

Whisker Creek Ranch and Lodge 45630 Kilgore Rd. 308-380-0452 www.whiskercreek.com

Windmill State Recreation Area 2625 Lowell Rd. 308-468-5700 www.outdoornebraska.gov/windmill

GOTHENBURG

Blue Heron Campground 1102 S. Lake Ave. 308-537-7387 www.campnative.com/campgrounds

Comfort Suites 315 Platte River Dr. 308-537-7378 www.choicehotels.com

Gothenburg Historical Museum 1420 Ave. F 308-537-4212 www.gothenburghistory.com

Gothenburg Visitors Center & Chamber of Commerce 1001 Lake Ave. 308-537-3505 www.gothenburgdelivers.com

Lafayette Park 315 27th St. 308-537-2299 www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us

Lake Helen Recreation Area 22nd St. & Lake Ave. 308-537-3505 www.gothenburgdelivers.com

Pony Express Station 510 15th St. 308-537-9876 www.ponyexpressstation.org

Swedish Crosses Cemetery 40900 Rd. 769 308-537-3505 www.gothenburgdelivers.com

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GRAND ISLAND

Best Western Plus 2707 S. Locust St. www.bestwesternnebraska.com

Candlewood Suites 859 Allen Dr. 308-381-7000 www.younes.com

Comfort Inn 3535 W. State St. 308-381-7788 www.choicehotels.com

Days Inn 7800 S. US Hwy 281 308-384-5006 www.wyndhamhotels.com

The Enchanted Bakery 418 N. Eddy St. 308-383-2255 www.theenchantedbakerygi.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites 805 Allen Dr. 308-381-8980 www.marriott.com

Finish Line Restaurant and Fonner Keno 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. 308-382-4515 www.fonnerpark.com/finish-line

Fonner Park and Heartland Events Center 700 E. Stolley Park Rd. 308-382-4515 www.heartlandeventscenter.com

Grand Island Little Theatre 3180 W. US Hwy 34 308-382-2586 www.githeater.org

Grand Island Visitor Center 201 W. 3rd St. 308-382-4400 www.VisitGrandIsland.com

Hall County Park 3138 W. Schimmer Dr. 308-385-5087 www.hallcountyne.gov

Hampton Inn 504 N. Diers Ave. 308-384-9777 www.hamptoninn.com

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

Images Bar & Grill 2503 S. Locust St. 308-384-1330

Island Oasis Water Park 321 E. Fonner Park Rd. 308-385-5381 www.grand-island.com/oasis

Mainstay Suites 3051 S. Locust St. 308-646-2091 www.choicehotels.com

Motel 6 7301 Bosselman Ave. 308-384-6666 www.motel6.com

PepperJax Grill 940 Allen Dr. 308-382-0228 www.pepperjaxgrill.com

Quality Inn & Conference Center 7838 S. US Hwy 281 Bldg. A 308-210-2124 www.choicehotels.com

Railside BID 201 W. 3rd St. Ste. 2

Raising Nebraska 501 E. Fonner Park Rd. Ste. 100 308-385-3967 www.raisingnebraska.unl.edu

Ramada Midtown Conference Center 2503 S. Locust St. 308-384-1330 www.wyndhamhotels.com

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3205 S. Locust St. 308-646-2090 www.choicehotels.com

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway 308-546-0636 www.sandhillsjourney.com

Sleep Inn 1716 N. Diers Ave. 308-381-8111 www.choicehotels.com

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

Studio K Art Gallery 112 W. 3rd St. 308-381-4001 www.StudioKArtGallery.com

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer 3133 W. US Hwy 34 308-385-5316 www.stuhrmuseum.org

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel 7838 S. US Hwy 281 308-210-2124 www.choicehotels.com

Super 8 Motel 2603 S. Locust St. 308-225-4334 www.super8.com

Thunder Road Grill 3335 W. Wood River Rd. 308-382-6986 www.thunderroadgrill.net

Tommy Gunz Bistro 1607 S. Locust St. Ste. B 308-395-3889 www.tommygunzbistro.com

Townsley-Murdock Immigrant Trail Site 308-382-4400 www.visitgrandisland.com U.S.A. Inns of America 7501 S. US Hwy 281 308-381-0111 www.usainnsofamericadoniphan.us

HASTINGS

Adams County Convention & Visitors Bureau 234 N. Lincoln Ave. 402-461-2370 www.visithastingsnebraska.com

Adams County Fairgrounds 947 S. Baltimore 402-462-3247 www.adamscountyfairgrounds.com

Back Alley Bakery 609 W. 2nd St. 402-460-5056 www.backalleybakery.com

Bill Smith Softball Complex 4103 Osborne Dr. E. 402-462-7100 www.nebraskasoftball.org

Comfort Inn 2903 Osborne Dr. W. 402-463-5252 www.choicehotels.com

Duncan Field 601 E. South St. 402-461-2324 www.cityofhastings.org

First Street Brewing Company 119 N. Saint Joseph Ave. 402-834-2400 www.firststreetbrewing.com

Hastings Aquacourt 2200 W. 3rd St. 402-463-1016 www.cityofhastings.org/parks

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

Hastings Museum 1330 N. Burlington Ave. 402-461-2399 www.hastingsmuseum.org

Holiday Inn Express 3605 Cimarron Plz. 402-463-8858 www.younes.com

Kitty’s Roadhouse 1400 E. South St. 402-463-9225 www.kittysroadhouse.net

Lochland Country Club 601 W. Lochland Rd. 402-462-4151 www.lochlandcc.com

Motorsport Park Hastings MPH II, LLC 427 S. Showboat Blvd. 402-303-6427 www.racemph.com

Nebraska Bigfoot Crossroads of America 1205 E. 42nd St. 402-705-0000 www.nebraskabigfoot.org

Odyssey 521 W. 2nd St. 402-834-3811 www.odysseydowntown.com

Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor & Agricultural Learning 4705 Dld Rd. 402-463-0565 wwww.prairieloft.org

Quality Inn 203 W. 33rd St. 402-461-4076 www.choicehotels.com

Rodeway Inn 2424 Osborne Dr. E. 402-463-1422 www.choicehotels.com

Small Town Famous 733 W. 2nd St. 402-515-4454 www.shopstf.com

Steeple Brewing Co. 717 W. 1st St. 402-519-4205 www.steeplebrewing.com

HOLDREGE

4th Avenue Coffee 612 E. 4th Ave. 308-995-2195 www.facebook.com/4thavecoffee

Gifts & Things 505 West Ave. 308-995-4300 www.giftsandthingsholdregene.com

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

Holdrege Country Club 314 W. 18th Ave. 308-995-5744 www.holdregecc.com

Lost Way Brewery 614 3rd Ave. 308-995-0503 www.lostwaybrewery.com

Nebraska Prairie Museum 2701 Burlington St. 308-995-5015 www.facebook.com/NebraskaPrairieMuseum

Phelps County Development Corporation 502 East Ave. Ste. 201 308-995-4148 www.phelpscountyne.com

Plains Motel 619 W. US Hwy 6 308-995-8646

Rodeway Inn 420 Broadway St. 308-995-2793 www.choicehotels.com

Skydive Atlas 1320 Brewster Rd. 402-831-1231 www.skydiveatlas.com/cms

The Speakeasy 72993 S Rd. 308-995-4757 www.thespeakeasyrestaurant.com

The Tassel - Phelps County Center for the Performing Arts 1324 Tilden St. 308-995-2717 www.thetassel.org

JOHNSON LAKE

Lakeshore Marina 2 Lakeview Acres Dr. 308-785-4032 www.thenauticalrose.com/lakeshore-marina

JUNIATA

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

KEARNEY

AmericInn Lodge & Suites 215 W. Talmadge Rd. 308-234-7800 www.americinn.com

The Archway 3060 E. 1st St. 308-237-1000 www.archway.org

Barista’s Daily Grind Two Locations 308-236-8728 www.baristasdailygrind.com

Best Western Plus Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites 224 2nd Ave. S. 308-234-2541 www.bestwestern.com

Big Apple Fun Center 500 W. 4th St. 308-234-4545 www.bigapplefuncenter.com

Buffalo Records 19 E. 21st St. 308-224-2290 www.buffalorecordshop.com

The Buy Nebraska Store 421 W. Talmadge St. Ste. 1 308-338-3520 www.buynebraska.com

Cabela’s 3600 US Hwy 30 308-234-3933 www.cabelas.com/kearney

Candlewood Suites 400 W. Talmadge St. 308-234-1100 www.younes.com

Classic Car Collection 3600 E. US Hwy 30 Ste. B 308-234-1964 www.classiccarcollection.org

Comfort Inn 118 3rd Ave. 308-236-3400 www.younes.com

Cottonmill Lake Cottonmill Ave.

Country Inn & Suites 105 Talmadge St. 308-236-7500 www.countryinns.com/kearneyne

Crane River Theater 12 E. 22nd St. 308-627-5796 www.CraneRiverTheater.org

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EconoLodge Inn & Suites 411 2nd Ave. 308-698-2810 www.choicehotels.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites 510 Talmadge St. 308-236-4200 www.marriott.com

Fort Kearny State Recreation Area 1020 V Rd. 308-865-5305 www.outdoornebraska.gov/fortkearnysra

G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture 2010 University Dr. 308-865-8284 www.frank.unk.edu

GROW Nebraska Foundation 421 W. Talmadge St. Ste. 1 308-962-6767

Hampton Inn 507 Talmadge St. 308-234-3400 www.hilton.com

Hilltop Mall 5011 2nd Ave. 308-236-9798 www.shophilltopmall.com

Holiday Inn 110 2nd Ave. 308-237-5971 www.ihg.com/holidayinn

Holiday Inn Express 508 2nd Ave S. 308-234-8100 www.younes.com

Kearney Area Children’s Museum 5827 4th Ave. 308-698-2228 www.kearneychildrensmuseum.org

Kearney Community Theatre 83 Plaza Blvd. 308-234-1529 www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com

Kearney Visitor Center 1007 2nd Ave. 308-237-3178 www.visitkearney.org

Kearney Water Trail 1800 W. 11th St. www.kearneywhitewater.org

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 108 3rd Ave. 308-237-4400 www.younes.com

McCue’s Nebraska Taproom 2008 A Ave. 308-708-7750 www.mccuesnebraskataproom.com

Merryman Performing Arts Center 225 W. 22nd St. 308-698-8297 www.merrymancenter.org

Microtel Inn & Suites 104 Talmadge St. 308-698-3003 kearneyhotels.com

Morris Press Cookbooks - Gift Shop 3212 E. Hwy 30 800-445-6621 www.morriscookbooks.com

Motel 6 101 W. Talmadge Rd. 308-338-0705 www.motel6. com/en/home/motels.ne.kearney.4105.html

Museum of Nebraska Art 2401 Central Ave. 308-865-8559 www.mona.unk.edu/mona

Nebraska Firefighters Museum & Education Center 2834 E. 1st St. 308-338-3473 www.neffm.org

New Victorian Inn & Suites 903 2nd Ave. 308-237-5858 www.newvictorianinn.com

Quality Inn 121 3rd Ave. 308-237-0838 www.choicehotels.com

Ramada Conference Center 301 2nd Ave. 308-237-3141 www.ramada.com

Rooted Plant Co. 203 E. 25th St. 308-251-6179 www.rootedplantco.com

Sandy Channel State Recreation Area 1020 V Rd. 308-865-5305 www.outdoornebraska.gov/sandychannel

The Solid Rock 1010 3rd Ave. Ste. E 308-234-9813 www.kearneysolidrock.com

Stagecoach 310 3rd Ave. 308-234-3313 www.stagecoachgifts.biz

Super 8 Motel 15 W. 8th St. 308-234-5513 www.super8.com

Suwannee Thai Cuisine 1420 W. 24th St. Ste. C 308-234-2289 www.suwanneekearney.com

Thunderhead Brewing 18 E. 21st St. 308-237-1558 www.thunderheadbrewing.com

Trails and Rails Museum 710 W. 11th St. 308-234-3041 www.bchs.us

Western Inn South 510 3rd Ave. 308-234-1876 www.westerninnsouthkearney.com

LEXINGTON

Bargain John’s Antiques 700 Washington Blvd. 308-324-4576 www.bargainjohn.com

Comfort Inn 2810 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-217-4328 www.choicehotels.com

Dawson County Historical Museum 805 Taft St. 308-324-5340 www.dchsmuseum.com

Family Aquatic Center 1002 N. Monroe 308-324-6288 www.cityoflex.com

Grandma’s RV Park 3030 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-746-2293

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 2605 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-324-9900 www.hiexpress.com

Kirk’s Nebraskaland Restaurant 3002 Plum Creek Pkwy 308-324-6641 www.kirksrestaurant.com

Mac’s Creek Winery & Brewery 43315 Rd. 757 308-324-0440 www.macscreek.com

LOOMIS

Bridal Isle 315 Commercial St. 308-876-2583 www.bridalisle.com

MINDEN

Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn 1578 30th Rd. 308-832-1323 www.burchellfarmhouseinn.com

Harold Warp Pioneer Village 138 E. Hwy 6 308-832-1181 www.pioneervillage.org

Harold Warp Pioneer Village Campground 224 E. US Hwy 6 308-832-2750 www.pioneervillage.org

Minden Chamber of Commerce 325 N. Colorado Ave. 308-832-1811 www.mindenne.org

Minden Opera House 322 E. 5th St. 308-832-0588 www.mindenoperahouse.com

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

ODESSA

Union Pacific State Recreation Area S. Odessa Rd. 308-865-5305 www.outdoornebraska.gov/unionpacific

RAVENNA

Buffalo County Lake 308-236-1225

Farmhouse Grill 219 Grand Ave. 308-452-4270 www.facebook.com/Farmhouse-Grill R Bar 207 Grand Ave. 308-370-8840 www.facebook.com/rbg207

Ravenna Chamber of Commerce 318 Grand Ave. 308-452-3344 www.experienceravenna.com

Ravenna Golf Course 1117 Alba Ave. 308-452-3150

Ravenna Hike & Bike Trail McKinley Ave. 308-452-3344 www.experienceravenna.com/hike-bike-trail

Ravenna Swimming Pool 1116 Grand Ave. 308-452-3139 www.facebook.com/Ravenna-Swimming-Pool

Ravenna Wellness Center 313 Grand Ave.

Sports Bowl 1103 Grand Ave. 308-452-3101 www.facebook.com/SportsBowlRavenna

RED CLOUD

Cather Second Home Guest House 541 N. Seward St. 402-746-2218 www.willacather.org

Green Acres Motel & RV Park 791 US Hwy 281 402-746-2201

Knock ‘em Over Alley 129 E. 4th Ave. 402-460-9160 www.visitredcloud. com/business-recreation/knockem-over-alley

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National Willa Cather Center

425 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653 www.WillaCather.org

On the Brix

437 N. Webster 402-746-3120

The Palace Lounge & Steakhouse 125 W. 4th Ave. 402-746-9951 www.visitredcloud.com/visit/dining-and-nightlife

Red Cloud Golf Club 766 Rd. 1400 402-746-2567 www.visitredcloud.com/ attraction-recreation/red-cloud-golf-course

Red Cloud Opera House 413 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653 www.willacather.org

Red Cloud Tourism & Commerce 413 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653 www.visitredcloud.com

Starke Round Barn 1639 US 136 402-746-4165

The M Guest House 106 N. Cherry St. 402-960-9393

Villa Willa Historic Loft Apartment 425 N. Webster St. 402-746-2218

Webster County Historical Museum 721 W. 4th Ave. 402-746-2444 www.visitredcloud.com/attraction/webster-countyhistorical-museum

Willa Cather Childhood Home & Historic Sites

413 N. Webster St. 402-746-2653 www.willacather.org

Willa Cather Memorial Prairie 402-746-2653 www.willacather.org

Yost Farm Cottage 1144 Rd. GH 4 02-746-2856 www.VisitRedCloud.com

REPUBLICAN CITY

Cedar Run ATV Trail 308-799-2105

Harlan County Dam Playhouse 102 Berrigan Rd. 308-799-3093 www.harlancountyplayers.webs.com

Harlan County Reservoir 308-799-2105 www.harlantourism.org

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

SHELTON

War Axe State Recreation Area 4601 Shelton Rd. 308-468-5700 www.outdoornebraska.gov/waraxe

ST. PAUL

North Loup State Recreation Area 7425 S. US Hwy 281 308-385-6211 www.outdoornebraska.gov/northloup

WOOD RIVER

Cheyenne State Recreation Area

I-80 Exit 300 308-385-6211 www.outdoornebraska.gov/cheyenne

Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center 9325 S. Alda Rd. 308-382-1820 www.nebraskanature.org

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WHAT TO DO Grant’s Soulful Salvage takes the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a new level. Shop one-of-a-kind home decor items here. Hit the water at Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area in McCook. Shop bath products and goods made with fresh lavender at Our Lavender Co. in Big Springs. Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area in Enders offers 5,700 acres of outdoor fun.

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. Book your stay at the McNeil House Bed & Brew just steps from Pals Brewing Company in North Platte. At Balcony House Bed & Breakfast in Imperial, four of the five rooms offer a cozy enclosed porch.

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 round out 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 unwind with your favorite beverage.

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BRADY

Old Depot Vineyard and Winery 33651 E. Banner Rd. 308-584-2251

Potter’s Pasture Mountain Bike Trail 308-530-1897 www.whitetailcyclesport.com

BRULE

Bayside Golf Club 865 Lakeview West Rd. 308-287-4653 www.baysidegolf.com

Lake McConaughy Guide Services 308-289-1904 www.lakemcconaughywalleyeguide.weebly.com

CULBERTSON

Hillside Perk 37416 US Hwy 34 308-278-3100

CURTIS

Fox Creek Outdoors Cut Creek Rd. 308-367-6504 www.foxcreekoutdoorsne.com

Valley View Inn 202 Garlick Ave. 308-367-4580 www.curtisvalleyviewinn.com

ENDERS

Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area 33864 Hwy 61 308-394-5118 www.outdoornebraska.gov/endersreservoir

GRANT

Meadowlark Gallery 246 Central Ave. 308-352-4574 www. meadowlarkgallerygrantnebraska.weebly.com

Soulful SaLvAgE 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 143 S. East Ave. 308-340-1689

One Room Country School House Museum 100 S. Porter Ave.

Texas Trail Canyon Hwy 34 308-340-1689

HAYES CENTER

Midway Motel 73706 NE Hwy 25 308-286-3253

IMPERIAL

The Balcony House B&B 1004 N. Spruce 308-882-5597 www.balconyhouse.com

Imperial Inn 748 E. 12th 308-882-4880 www.imperialchamber. com/portfolio/imperial-inn

KEYSTONE

The Little Church at Keystone 308-726-2006 www.ogallalatrails.com

LEMOYNE

Lake Mac RV Rentals 51 McGinley Lake Rd. 308-289-6769 www.lakemacRVrentals.com

LEWELLEN

TG Camper Rentals 308-280-1203 www.tgcampers.com

MADRID

Madrid General Store 302 S. Perkins Ave. 308-326-4630

MCCOOK

Cedar Inn-4-Less 1401 E. C St. 308-345-7091 www.cedarinn4less.com

Chief Motel 612 W. B St. 308-345-3700 www.thechiefmotel.com

Citta’ Deli & Restaurant 110 W. 1st St. 308-345-1515 www.cittadeli.com

Coppermill Steakhouse N. Hwy 83 & Coppermill St. 308-345-2296 www.coppermillsteakhouse.com

Days Inn & Suites 901 N. US Hwy 83 308-345-7115 www.daysinn.com

Economy Inn 1103 E. B St. 308-345-1141 www.economyinnmccook.us

Heritage Hills 6000 Club House Dr. 308-345-5032 www.golfmccook.com

Horse Creek Inn One Holiday Bison Dr. 308-345-4505 www.horsecreekinnmccook.com

Karrer Park 1628 E. B St. 308-345-2022 www.cityofmccook.com

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

Loop Brewing Company 404 W. A St. 308-345-5198 www.loopbrewingcompany.com

Mac’s Drive-In 809 W. B St. 308-345-2420 www.macsdrivein.com

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

Red Willow State Recreation Area 72718 Trl. 2 308-345-5899 www.outdoornebraska.gov/redwillow

Sew Blessed 402 Norris Ave. Ste. 103 308-344-9389 www.sewblessed.us

Visit McCook 402 Norris Ave. 308-345-1200 www.visitmccook.com

MOOREFIELD

Lazy RW Distillery 511 S. Ash St. 308-530-0600 www.LazyRwDistillery.com

NORTH PLATTE

20th Century Veterans’ Memorial 2811 S. Jeffers 308-532-6579 www.visitnorthplatte.com 83 Motel 920 N. Jeffers St. 308-532-2313

A-1 Sunset Mobile Park 3120 Rodeo Rd. 308-532-9182 www.mysunsetrvpark.com

Americas Best Value Inn 602 E. 4th St. 308-534-4020 www.bestvalueinn.com

Another Round Sports Bar and Grill 1008 W. 18th St. 308-534-2080 www.golfriversedgenp.com/dine

Best Western Plus 3201 S. Jeffers St. 308-534-3120 www.bestwestern.com

Birdwood WMA Lake N. Platte Exit 177

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreation Area 2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd. 308-535-8035 www.outdoornebraska.gov/buffalobillranch

Canteen Bar and Grille 2102 S. Jeffers St. 308-535-6168 www.canteenbargrille.com

CB’s Hideaway 206 W. North Lake Rd. 308-539-3985

The Cedar Room 505 N. Dewey St. 308-532-4825 www.thecedarroomne.com

Cody Go-Karts Family Fun Park 805 Halligan Dr. 308-534-8277 www.codygokarts.com

Cody Park Antique Carousel and Rides 1601 N. Jeffers St. 308-535-6718 www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/parks/cody-park

Cody Park Campground 1402 N. Jeffers St. 308-535-6706 www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/parks/cody-park

Cody Park Railroad Museum 1400 N. Jeffers St. www.visitnorthplatte.com/ directory-posts/cody-park-railroad-museum

The Coffee Bin 1800 E. 12th St. www.facebook.com/TheCoffeeBin

Comfort Inn & Suites 2809 Halligan Dr.

Dave’s Place & Lounge 1510 E. 4th St. 308-532-3922 www.davesplacenp.com

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Days Inn

3102 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-9321 www.wyndhamhotels.com

Double Dips Ice Creamery 522 N. Dewey St. 308-660-2264 www.doubledipsicecreamery.com

Dusty Trails 2617 N. Buffalo Bill Ave. 308-530-0048 www.dustytrails.biz

Espresso Shop by Caravan 408 N. Chestnut St. 308-534-9550 www.theespressoshopbycaravan.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites 319 W. South River Rd. 308-532-9900 www.marriott.com/lbffi

Fort Cody Trading Post 221 Halligan Dr. 308-532-8081 www.fortcody.com

Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center 1249 N. Homestead Rd. 308-532-9920 www.goldenspiketower.com

Good Life on the Bricks 402 N. Dewey St. 308-252-1044 www.goodlifeonthebricks.com

Grain Bin Antique Town 10641 S. Old Hwy 83 Rd. 308-539-7401 www.grainbinantiquetown.com

Hampton Inn 200 Platte Oasis Pkwy 308-534-6000 www.hampton-inn.com/hi/northplatte

Holiday Inn Express 300 Holiday Frontage Rd. 308-532-9500 www.ihg.com

Holiday RV Park & Campground 601 Halligan Dr. 308-534-2265 www.holidayparkne.com

Homestead Pumpkin Patch 6459 S. Homestead Rd. 308-398-6444 www.homesteadpumpkinpatch.com

Hospitality Inn 501 Halligan Dr. 308-532-6650 www.northplattehospitality.com

Husker Inn 721 E. 4th St. 308-534-6960 www.facebook.com/pages/Husker-Inn

I-80 Lakeside Campground 3800 Hadley Dr. 308-534-5077 www.i80lakesidecampground.com

King Buffet & Mongolian Grill 402 E. Leota St. #1 www.npkingbuffet.com

La Casa Del Rios 1911 E. 4th St. #7403 308-221-6907 www.facebook.com/lacasadelrios

La Hacienda 321 E. 6th St www.lahanp.square.site

Lake Maloney Golf Club 608 Birdie Ln. 308-532-9998 www.lakemaloneygolf.com

Lake Maloney State Recreation Area 100 N. Maloney Dr. 308-535-8025 www.outdoornebraska.gov/lakemaloney

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 2600 Eagles Wings Pl. 308-534-0700 www.wyndhamhotels.com/laquinta

Law Enforcement Memorial 2811 S. Jeffers St.

Lincoln County Historical Museum 2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave. 308-534-5640 www.lincolncountymuseum.org

Lincoln County Raceway 5015 Rodeo Rd. 308-530-5947 www.lincofair.com

Lincoln Highway Diner 320 Rodeo Rd. 308-534-5124 www.facebook.com/Lincoln-Highway-Diner

Lincoln Highway RV Park 4684 W. Hwy 30 308-534-4910 www.lincolnhighwayrvpark.com/contact

Los Mariachis

520 E. Philip Ave. #2 308-221-6150 www.losmariachisnorthplatte.com

McNeil House Bed & Brew 2351 W. State Farm Rd. 308-530-0889 www.mcneil-house-bed-brew-at-pals-brewingcompany.business.site

Memorial Park Splash Pad E. 4th St. 308-535-6700 www.visitnorthplatte.com/ directory-posts/splash-pad-in-memorial-park

Motel 6 1520 S. Jeffers St. 308-534-6200 www.motel6.com

Neville Center for the Performing Arts 301 E. 5th St. 308-532-8559 www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.com

North 40 Chophouse 520 N. Jeffers St. 308-221-6688 www.north40.bar

North Platte Area Children’s Museum 314 N. Jeffers St. 308-532-3512 www.npchildrensmuseum.com

North Platte Cody Park 1601 N. Jeffers St. 308-535-6706 www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/parks/cody-park

North Platte Inn & Suites 1209 S. Dewey St. 308-532-0130 www.north-platte-inn-and-suites.business.site

North Platte Visitors Bureau 101 Halligan Dr. 308-532-4729 www.VisitNorthPlatte.com

Oriental House of Food 508 N. Jeffers St. 308-534-0422 www.facebook. com/OrientalAndAmericanHouseOfFoods

Pals Brewing Company 4520 S. Buffalo Bill Ave. 308-221-6715 www.palsbrewingcompany.com

Peg Leg Brewery 2519 Halligan Dr. 308-252-1658

Penny’s Diner

451 Halligan Dr. 308-535-9900 www.facebook.com/PennysNorthPlatte

Prairie Arts Center 416 N. Jeffers St. 308-534-5121 www.prairieartscenter.org

Prairie Friends and Flowers 320 W. 4th St. 308-532-2577 www.prairiefriendsandflowers.com

Quality Inn 2901 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-6144 www.choicehotels.com

Quilt Rack & Wool Cubby 101 W. Front St. 308-532-2606 www.the-quilt-rack.com

Ramada by Wyndham 2102 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-9090 www.ramadanorthplatte.com

River’s Edge Golf Course 1008 W. 18th St. 308-532-7550 www.golfriversedgenp.com

Royal Wok Chinese Restaurant 1318 S. Chestnut St. 308-532-8145 www.royalwokchinesene.com

San Pedro Mexican Restaurant 1002 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-9575 www.san-pedro-mexican-restaurant.business.site

Studio 6 2701 Halligan Dr. 308-252-7042

Super 8 220 Eugene Ave. 308-532-4224 www.super8.com

Szechuan Famous Food And Sushi Bar 520 E. Philip Ave. www.szechuanfamous.com

Tru by Hilton 2400 Halligan Dr. 308-532-8700 www.tru3.hilton.com

The Vault-Escape Games of Nebraska 418 N. Dewey 308-221-6059 www.thevaultne.com

WB’s Fun Center 1100 S. Jeffers St. 308-532-5720 www.wbsfun.com

Wild West Memorial 1601 N. Jeffers St. 308-532-4729 www.visitnorthplatte.com/attraction/cody-parkwild-west-memorial

OGALLALA

Boot Hill

119 E. 2nd St. 800-658-4390 www.ogallalatrails.com

Crandall Creek Golf Club 359 Rd E. 85 308-284-4358 www.crandallcreekgolfclub.com

Driftwood 118 N. Spruce 308-284-7053

Front Street and Cowboy Museum 519 E. 1st St. 308-284-6000 www.ogallalafrontstreet.com

Keith Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center 119 E. 2nd 308-284-4066 www.explorekeithcounty.com

Kingsley Lodge 1510 N. NE Hwy 61 308-284-2775

Lake McConaughy 1475 Hwy 61 N. 308-284-8800 www.ilovelakemac.com

Mansion on the Hill 1004 N. Spruce 800-658-4390 www.kchsmansion.com

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

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Ogallala KOA

221 Rd. E. 85 308-284-1300 www.koa.com/campgrounds/ogallala

Petrified Wood and Art Gallery

418 E. 1st St. 308-284-9996 www.petrifiedwoodgallery.com

Quality Inn 201 Chuckwagon Rd. 308-284-3623 www.choicehotels.com

Rodeway Inn 108 Prospector Dr. 308-284-2056 www.choicehotels.com

Super 8 Motel

500 E. A St. S. 308-284-2076 www.super8.com

The Historic Walk of Fame 308-284-4066 www.ilovelakemac.com/attractions/ historic-walk-of-fame

PARKS

Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery 70995 Rock Creek Rd. 308-423-2080 www.outdoornebraska.gov/hatcheries

Winemaker’s Loft 32621 Rock Creek Rd. 308-423-2062

PAXTON

Anne Marie’s Antiques & Gifts 111 S. Oak St. 308-239-4400 www.anne-maries.com

Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge 123 N. Oak St. 308-239-4500 www.olesbiggame.com

STRATTON

Lakeview Lodge, Inc. 35685 Rd. 712 308-276-2166

SUTHERLAND

Allsorts 822 1st St. 308-386-6568 www.facebook.com/allsortssutherland

Big Eye Spinnerbaits, LLC 810 1st St. 308-386-2177

O’Fallon’s Bluff 308-386-4617

Oregon Trail Campground 31200 W. Tower Rd. 308-386-4653 www.villageofsutherland.com/oregontrails-golf-course

Oregon Trail Golf Course

31200 W. Tower Rd. 308-386-4653 www.villageofsutherland.com/oregon-trails-golfcourse

Oregon Trail Mobile Estates 31599 W. Park Rd. 308-386-4379 www.oregontrailmobileestates.com

Oregon Trail Park 31200 W. Tower Rd. 308-386-2288

Park Motel 1110 1st St. 308-386-4384

Sutherland Longhorn Bar 830 1st St. 308-386-2327

Sutherland State Recreation Area W. State Farm Rd. & S. NE Hwy 25 308-535-8025 www.outdoornebraska.gov/sutherland

TRENTON

Swanson Reservoir

State Recreation Area 71171 Recreation Rd. 44B 308-334-5493 www.outdoornebraska.gov/swansonreservoir

WELLFLEET

Wellfleet Lake 308-963-4366 www.visitnorthplatte.com/directoryposts/wellfleet-lake

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SANDHILLS

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

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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. Explore at your own pace with kayak, canoe and tube rentals from Glidden Canoe Rental in Mullen and Brewers Canoers & Tubers in Valentine. Fish for rainbow trout at Keller Park State Recreation Area in Ainsworth. In Taylor, seek out “The Villagers,” lifesized paintings representing the townsfolk. Plan to grab breakfast or lunch at The Sweet Shoppe in St. Paul to see a collection of over 1,700 cookie jars. The Golden Husk in Ord features family movies, concerts, community theater and more.

WHERE TO STAY Stay at Comstock Premier 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 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.

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.

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AINSWORTH

Big John’s Restaurant 1110 E. 4th St. 402-387-0500

Red & White Market 611 E. 4th St. 402-387-1450 www.redwhitemarket.com

Rodeway Inn 1124 E. 4th St. 402-387-1050 www.choicehotels.com

ANSELMO

Victoria Springs State Recreation Area 43400 Hwy S. 21 A 308-749-2235 www.outdoornebraska.gov/victoriasprings

ARNOLD

Arnold Center School Museum and Guest House N. Walnut 308-520-1102

The Arnold Exchange 104 Arnold Ave. 308-848-3354 www.arnoldexchange.com

Arnold Golf Course 308-529-2665 www.arnoldgolfcourse.weebly.com

Arnold Lake, Campground and Recreation Area 308-848-2228 www.arnoldne.org/parks

Arnold Motel & Camp Site 307 Hillcrest 308-848-2223 www.campnative.com/campgrounds/usa/ne/ arnold/arnold-motel-camp

Arnold’s Winsome Inn & Suites 302 W. Arnold Ave. 308-848-0064 www.arnoldne.org

BrewBakers Coffee House and Gifts 106 S. Walnut St. 308-529-0228 www. brewbakerscoffeehouseandgifts.business.site

Center School Guest House N. Walnut 308-520-1102

Grazers Bar & Grill 208 W. Arnold Ave. 308-848-2900 www.grazersbarandgrill.com

The Halstead House (Bed & Breakfast) N. Carroll St. www.arnoldne.org/lodging

Hidden Valley Campground 79979 Lower Powell Canyon Rd. 308-848-3302 www.hiddenvalleyoutfitter.com

Hidden Valley Outfitters and Hidden Valley Campground 79975 Lower Powell Canyon Rd. 308-848-3302 www.hiddenvalleyoutfitter.com

Jake’s Horses & Harleys Grille 209 W. Arnold Ave.

ASHBY

CaLinda’s Pot Shop & Art Gallery 113 Main St. 308-458-8051 www.calindaspotshop.com

ASHTON

Polish Heritage Center and Museum 120 Howells Ave. 308-738-2249

BARTLETT

Pibel Lake Recreation Area 308-728-3221 www.llnrd.org

BASSETT

Allen’s Pizza Place 111 S. Clark St. 402-684-2555

Bassett City Park W. US Hwy 20 402-684-3338 www.bassettnebr.com

Bassett Lodge 205 Clark St. 402-684-3379 www.bassettlodge.com

The Corral Bar 206 S. Clark St. 402-684-3473

Long Lake State Recreation Area 402-684-2921 www.outdoornebraska.gov/longlake

Old Feed Store Art Center 104 S. Clark St. 402-822-0461

The Porch 117 S. Clark St. 402-322-1238

Range Cafe 205 Clark St. 402-684-3379 www.bassettlodge.com

Rock County Historical Museum W. US Hwy 20 402-244-5445

BREWSTER

Sandhills Guest Ranch B&B 42852 W. North Loup Rd. 308-547-2460

BROKEN BOW

Arrow Hotel & Bonfire Grill 509 S. 9th Ave. 308-872-6662 www.arrowhotel.com

Boarders Inn and Suites 215 S. E St. 308-872-6428 www.staycobblestone.com

Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry Motel 1037 E. South St. 308-872-6842 www.bosselman.com

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

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites 2570 S. 27th Ave 308-767-2060 www.staycobblestone.com

Custer County Museum/ Historical Society 445 S. 9th Ave. 308-872-2203 www.custercountymuseum.org

Fiesta Brava 625 S. 10th Ave. 308-872-6022

Kinkaider Brewing Co. 43860 Paulsen Rd. 308-872-8348 www.kinkaiderbrewing.com

Lillie Kate Boutique 833 S. D St. www.lilliekateboutique.com

Melham Park & Sports Complex 199 Memorial Dr. 308-872-2003 www.brokenbow-ne.com/recreation#Parks

Nebraska One Box Convention Center 2750 S. 27th Ave. 308-870-0374 www.oneboxcc.com

Ortello Dale 421 S. 9th Ave. 308-872-2727 www.loc8nearme.com/nebraska/broken-bow/ ortello-dale/4729999

Round Valley Farmhouse 79918 Rd. 441 308-870-3053 www.brokenbow.chamberofcommerce.me/ brokenbow/mem_roundvally

BURWELL

Bosselman’s Pump & Pantry Motel 517 S. 1st St. 308-346-5556 www.pumpandpantry.com

Burwell Area/Garfield County CVB 404 Grand Ave. 308-346-5210 www.visitburwell.com

Burwell City Park N. 8th St. 308-346-4509 www.visitburwell.com/

Calamus Golf Course 82796 Whitetail Ln. 308-346-5559 www.calamusgolf.net

Calamus Outfitters LLC 83720 Valleyview Ave. 308-346-4697 www.calamusoutfitters.com

Calamus State Fish Hatchery 42254 Hatchery Rd. 308-346-4226 www.outdoornebraska.gov/hatcheries

Calamus State Recreation Area 42285 York Point Rd. 308-346-5666 www.outdoornebraska.gov/calamus

Cedar Creek Cabin LLC 210 S. 6th Ave. 402-202-1712 www.airbnb.com/h/cedarcreekcabinne

Country Cabinn 853 D St. 308-214-0920

Dry Creek Western Wear 827 G St. 308-346-4810 www.drycreekwesternwear.com

Fifth Avenue Cottage 210 S. 5th Ave. 308-214-0230 www.fifthavenuecottage.com

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park 82034 Fort Ave. 308-346-4715 www.outdoornebraska.gov/forthartsuff

The Hub 180 Grand Ave. 308-346-4674

Kaleo on the River - Camp and Retreat Center 46872 Willow Springs Rd. 308-346-5083 www.kampkaleo.com

Mariposa 412 Grand Ave. 308-346-4964 www.mariposa-design-events.com

Pump & Pantry Motel 517 S. 1st St. 308-346-5556

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Rodeo Inn 150 S. Hwy 11 308-346-4408 www.rodeoinnburwell.com

Rowse’s 1+1 Ranch 46849 833rd Rd. 308-346-5530 www.1plus1ranch.com

Sandhills Suites 412 Grand Ave. 308-346-4964 www.sandhillssuites.com

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

CALLAWAY

Seven Valleys Museum 102 N. Grand Ave. 308-870-2107

DUNNING

Hereford Crossroads Exhibit 415 Jewitt Ave. 308-430-0786

Sandhills Heritage Museum 415 Jewitt Ave. 308-430-0786

ERICSON

Get Tanked 82379 Ericson-Scotia Ave. 308-750-5974

Lake Ericson 49147 Pothast Rd. 308-728-3132 www.lakeericson.com

HALSEY

Double T Bar 103 Main St. 308-533-2208

Nebraska National Forest (Bessey Ranger District) 40637 River Loop 308-533-2257 www.fs.usda.gov/ detail/nebraska/about-forest/districts

Pine Street Cabin 804 Pine St. 308-533-2345

Redwood Inn 503 NE Hwy 2 308-533-2240

Redwood Inn Campground 504 NE Hwy 2 308-533-2240 www.halseyfrontierinn.com

HYANNIS

Grant County Museum 105 E. Harrison 308-458-2371

Hyannis Hotel 102 S. Main St. 308-458-2344 www.hyannishotelinc.com

LONG PINE

Keller Park State Recreation Area 88637 US Hwy 183 402-684-2921 www.outdoornebraska.gov/kellerpark

Long Pine “Paradise House” 198 E. 5th St. 402-640-0816

Long Pine State Recreation Area 402-684-2921 www.outdoornebraska.gov/longpine

LOUP CITY

Bowman Lake 308-745-0230 www.outdoornebraska.gov

Colony Bar & Grill 700 NE 92 308-745-0164

Colony Inn 700 NE Hwy 92 308-745-0164

Loup City Diner 705 O St. 308-745-2021

Loup City Rx Shoppe 133 S. 7th St. 308-745-2109 www.loupcityrxshoppe.com

Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area 79025 Sherman Dam Rd. Ste. 1 308-745-0230 www.outdoornebraska.gov/sherman

LYONS

Kenastons 1480 County Rd. V 402-936-0638 www.kenastons.com

MERNA

The Secret Garden 80445 Rd. 431 www.thesecretgardenonline.com

MERRIMAN

Bowring Ranch State Historical Park 90468 State Hwy 61 308-684-3428 www.outdoornebraska.gov/bowringranch

Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area Cottonwood Lake Rd. 308-684-3428 www.outdoornebraska.gov/cottonwood

MULLEN

Double R Guest Ranch LLC 86091 Double R Dr. 308-546-2314 www.sandhilldoublerranch.com

Glidden Canoe Rental 507 SW 1st 308-546-2206 www.gliddencanoerental.com

Hondo Lanes 202 S. Washington Ave. 308-546-2417

Macke’s Grocery & Deli 104 NW 1st St. 308-546-2261 www.mackesgrocery.com/index.shtml

Mullen Arts Center 109 NW 1st St. 308-546-0636

NENZEL

Niobrara Valley Vineyards 90256 State Spur 16F 402-823-4131 www.nvvsandhills.com

NEWPORT

Newport Pool Hall NORTH LOUP

Davis Creek Recreation Area 308-728-3221 www.nrdnet.org/rec-area/daviscreek-recreation-area

Loup Valley Veterans Memorial Park Hwy 11 402-389-0537

Main Street Gallery 414 1st St. 308-219-0382 www.mainstreetgallerynorthloup.com

Popcorn County USA 107 N. Grand Ave. 308-496-4781

ORD

Anderson Island E. Hwy 70 308-728-5791 www.visitvalleycounty.com

Bussell Park 24th St. & G St. 308-728-5791 www.visitvalleycounty.com

Cobblestone Inn & Suites 127 Trotter Ave. 308-728-5122 www.staycobblestone.com/ne/ord

Evelyn Sharp Airfield N. Hwy 11 308-728-3913 www.visitvalleycounty.com

The Golden Husk 129 S. 16th St. 308-730-8133 www.goldenhuskarts.org

Kindergarten Park 17th St. & O St. 308-728-5791 www.visitvalleycounty.com

Lower Loup NRD Arboretum 2620 Airport Dr. 308-728-3221 www.llnrd.org/contact

North Loup River 308-728-7875 www.OrdNebraska.com

Ord Aquatic Center & Splash Pad 24th St. & J St. 308-728-7779 www.OrdNebraska.com

Rex & Deb’s River Lodge 47563 815th Rd. 308-728-3990

Riverview Bunkhouse 81063 480th Ave. 402-276-4394 www.sites.google. com/view/riverviewbunkhouse/home

Scratchtown Brewing Company 141 S. 16th St. 308-728-5050 www.scratchtownbrewingcompany.com

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

Trotter Event Center 127 Trotter Ave. 308-728-5307 www.trottereventcenter-ord.com

Valley County Courthouse 125 S. 15th St. 308-728-3700 www.OrdNebraska.com

Valley County Fairgrounds 801 S St. 308-728-5071 www.valleycountyfairgrounds.com

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Valley County Tourism 1514 K St. 308-728-7875 www.visitvalleycounty.com

SARGENT

Comstock Premier Lodge LLC 81785 Rd. 457 308-527-4199 www.comstocklodge.com

Ollie’s Coffee and Boutique 311 W. Main St. 308-215-0604

Thompsons Treasures Antiques & Uniques 100 N. Hwy 183 308-214-0358 www.thompsonstreasuresinc.com

SCOTIA

Happy Jack Peak and Chalk Mine 801231 NE 11 308-245-3276 www.happyjackchalkmine.org

SPALDING

Crazy Rayz Tanking 82228 499th Ave. 308-571-0990 www.crazyrayztanks.com

Petal & Stem 141 E. St. Joseph St. 308-497-2292 www.shoppetalandstem.com

SPARKS

Sunny Brook Camp & Prairie River Outfitter 41508 River Rd. 402-376-1887

SPRINGVIEW

The Sawle Mill, Inc. 89748 US Hwy 183 402-497-3571 www.sawlemill.com

ST. PAUL

Loup River Distilling 503 Howard Ave. 308-754-2242 www.loupriverdistilling.net

Miletta Vista Winery 1732 US Hwy 281 308-754-4416 www.milettavistawinery.com

Museum of Nebraska

Major League Baseball 619 Howard Ave. 308-754-5558 www.nebraskabaseballmuseum.com

Sweet Shoppe 605 Howard Ave. 308-754-4900

STAPLETON

Augusta Winds Golf Course US Hwy 83 308-529-1861

TAYLOR

Bootleg Brewers 45145 829th Rd. 308-942-3440 www.bootlegbrewers.com

Creekside at Calamus West 45538 NE 96 308-346-4644 www.creeksideatcalamuswest.com

Harrop Sandhills Park www.taylorne.com/recreation

Historical Museum of Loup County Murray St. & 4th St. 308-942-6237 www.taylorne.com

Lazy D Restaurant and Lounge 308 3rd St. 308-942-3400

Loup County Veterans Memorial 203 3rd St. www.taylorne.com

Taylor Community Arboretum Hwy 91 & 183 www.taylorne.com/recreation

Taylor RV Park Hwy 91 & 5th St. 308-942-6136

Taylor Villagers 308-214-0847 www.taylorne.com

Taylor Visitor Information Center www.taylorne.com

THEDFORD

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

Middle Loup River Ranch 40203 NE Hwy 2 308-645-2715

Roadside Inn 39357 NE Hwy 2 308-645-2284 www.roadsideinn.net

Sandhill River Trips 608 Court St. 308-645-2235 www.sandhillrivertrips.com

Sandhills Retreat Airbnb

Thomas County Historical Museum 609 Court St. 308-645-2477 www.sandhillsjourney.com

VALENTINE

Auntie D’s Gift and Coffee Shop 201 N. Main St. 402-376-3318

Bolo Beer Co. 420 E. 1st St. 402-259-5180 www.bolobeer.com

Brewers Canoers & Tubers 433 E. Hwy 20 402-376-2046 www.brewerscanoers.com

Broken Spoke Boutique 205 N. Main St. 803-422-1629 www.brokenspokeboutique.com

Bulldoggers BBQ 223 S. Main St. 402-376-2786 www.bulldoggersbbq.com

Cherry County Tourism 239 S. Main St. 402-376-2969 www.visitvalentine.org

Comfort Inn 101 S. Main St. 402-376-3300 www.choicehotels.com/nebraska

Golden Prairie Bison 39953 Hwy 12 www.goldenprairiebison.com

Graham Canoe Outfitters 603 E. C St. 402-376-3708 www.grahamoutfitters.com

Heartland Elk Guest Ranch 90236 Sparks River Rd. 402-376-2553 www.heartlandelkranch.com

Little Outlaw Canoe, Tube & Kayak Rentals 1005 E. US Hwy 20 402-376-1822 www.outlawcanoe.com

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area 402-376-3320 www.outdoornebraska.gov/ merrittreservoir

The Niobrara Lodge 803 E. US Hwy 20 402-376-3000 www.niobraralodge.com

Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center 214 W. US Hwy 20 402-376-1901 www.nps.gov/niob

Peppermill & E.K. Valentine Lounge 502 E. Hwy 20 402-376-2800 www.peppermillvalentine.com

The Prairie Club 88897 State Hwy 97 888-402-1101 www.theprairieclub.com

Raine Motel 618 W. Hwy 20 402-376-2030 www.sleepintheraine.com

Rocky Ford Camp and Outfitters LLC 41619 River Rd. 402-497-3479 www.rockyfordoutfitters.com

Smith Falls State Park 90165 Smith Falls Rd. 402-376-1306 www.outdoornebraska.gov/smithfalls Snake River Falls www.visitvalentine.com

Valentine City Park 2 Lakeshore Dr. 402-376-2323

Valentine National Wildlife Refuge 39679 Pony Lake Rd. 402-376-1889 www.fws.gov/valentine

Valentine Runza 527 E. Hwy 20 402-389-7434 www.Runza.com

Wildcat Camp 603 C St. 402-376-3708 www.grahamoutfitters.com

Young’s Western Wear 143 N. Main St. 800-658-4398 www.discountwesternwear.com

YANKTON

Missouri National Recreational River 508 E. 2nd St. 605-665-0209 www.nps.gov/mnrr

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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, tour Monkey Ranch with Rocky Hollow Buffalo Company 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 Experience the foothills of the Pine Ridge when you stay at Our Heritage Guest Ranch. Overnight your horse or go birding 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.

WHERE TO EAT Sample family recipes and creative takes on traditional Mexican fare at Rosita’s Restaurant 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 donuts and treats go fast.

WHERE TO DRINK Gather for a round of award-winning 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. All of the coffees in this shop are Nebraska-roasted.

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ALLIANCE

1st Interstate Inn 1207 W. 3rd St. 308-762-4040 www.1stinterstatealliance.com

Alliance Airport 5631 Sarpy Rd. 308-762-4512 www.flyalliancene.com

Alliance Hotel & Suites 117 Cody Ave. 308-762-8000 www.alliance-hotel.com

Big Blue Bay 201-229 E. 18th St. 308-762-4028

Brewery 719 817 E. 3rd St. 308-761-2719 www.brewery719.com

Carhenge 2151 Cty Rd. 59 308-762-3569 www.carhenge.com

Carnegie Arts Center 204 W. 4th St. 308-762-4571 www.carnegieartscenter.com

City of Alliance Tourism 324 Laramie Ave. 308-762-5400 www.visitalliance.com

Dobby’s Frontier Town 320 E. 25th St. 308-762-7157 www.dobbysfrontiertown.com

Econolodge 1419 W. 3rd St. 308-762-8300 www.choicehotels.com

Go West Guesthouse 1023 Toluca 308-762-3979 www.facebook.com/gowestguesthouse

Grandma Lala’s Bed & Breakfast 1232 Box Butte Ave. 308-762-2925

Holiday Inn Express 1630 Holsten Dr. 308-761-0970 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

J&C RV Park 2491 S. US Hwy 385 308-762-3860

Jeske’s Over The Hill Campground 2131 Cty Rd. 59 308-762-3763 www.dalejeske. wixsite.com/jeskes-campground

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

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

Mi Ranchitos 930 Flack Ave. 308-762-1500

Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance 2610 Cty Rd. 57 308-763-2958 www.veterans.nebraska.gov/nvca

Newberry’s 110 W. 4th St. 308-761-1300

Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit 816 Flack Ave. 308-761-8747 www.panhandletrails.com

Quality Inn 1420 W. 3rd St. 308-762-7600 www.choicehotels.com

Rainbow Lodge 614 W. 3rd St. 308-762-4980

Sallows Military Museum 1101 Niobrara St. 308-762-2385 www.sallowsmilitarymuseum.com

Sky View Golf Course 2613 Cty Rd. 57 308-762-1446 www.cityofalliance.net/index.aspx?NID=194

Steph’s Studio 210 Box Butte Ave. 308-762-7655 www.stephsstudio.com

Sunset Motel & RV Park 1210 E. 3rd St. 308-762-8600

BAYARD

Bayard Depot Museum 103 S. Main St. 308-586-1496 www.cityofbayard.net/2184/Bayard-Museum

Chimney Rock Museum 9822 Cty Rd. 75 308-586-2581 www.history.nebraska.gov/rock

The Heirloom Market | Mercantile Co. 401 Main St. 308-545-1060 www.theheirloommarket.co/mercantile-co

LeafyT’s Botanical Wellness 336 Main St. 308-760-0807 www.leafytwellness.com

The Pumpkin Patch at BE Farm 11249 Rd. 73 308-641-5336

The Vault Coffee Shop 401 Main St. 308-545-1060 www.theheirloommarket.co/the-vault

BIG SPRINGS

Max’s Highway Diner 109 Circle Rd. Ste. 200 308-889-3239 www.maxshighwaydiner.com

Motel 6 111 Circle Rd. 308-889-3671 www.motel6.com

Our Lavender Co 20380 Rd. 4 507-298-1812 www.ourlavenderco.com

BRIDGEPORT

Bridgeport Pioneer Trails Museum 103 Bell Rd.

Bridgeport State Recreation Area 100 Recreation Rd. 308-436-3777 www.outdoornebraska.gov/bridgeport

Pioneer Trails Museum 103 Bell Rd. 775-291-3354

CHADRON

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

Best Western West Hills Inn 1100 W. 10th St. 308-432-3305

Bunk House Motel 901 E. 3rd St. 308-432-5591 www.chadronbunkhouse.com

Camp Norwesca 79 Camp Norwesca Rd. 308-432-3872 www.norwesca.org

Chadron Area Aquatic and Wellness Center 540 E. 10th 308-432-0524 www.chadron-nebraska.com

Chadron Art Alley 200 Main St.

Chadron Downtown Historical District

Chadron State Park 15951 US Hwy 385 308-432-6167 www.outdoornebraska.gov/chadron

Cliffs Trailhead Hwy 20 & Bordeaux Rd. www.fs.usda.gov/activity/nebraska/recreation/ camping-cabins/

Dawes County Historical Society Museum 341 Country Club Rd. 308-432-4999 www.chadron.com/list/member/dawes-countyhistorical-society-chadron-55

Eagle’s Rest RV & Campground 1 Stockade Rd. 308-432-4349

Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology 1000 Main St. 308-432-6377 www.csc.edu/sci/ebcmuseum

Far West Cuisine 410 W. 3rd St. 308-207-0317 www.farwestcuisine.com

The Favorite Bar 155 Main St. 308-432-5366

Fryday’s 120 Bar & Grill 120 W. 2nd St. 308-430-5924

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

Hilltop Lanes 950 W. 10th St. 308-432-5263

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 247 Ash St. 308-747-2223

Just Love Coffee Cafe 302 Main St. 308-432-2000 www.justlovecoffeecafe.com/chadron

Little Hawk Yarns 223 Main St. 308-225-0822 www.littlehawkyarns.com

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center 1000 Main St. 308-432-6401 www.csc.edu/sandoz

Museum of the Fur Trade 6321 US Hwy 20 308-432-3843 www.furtrade.org

Nebraska National Forest (Pine Ridge Ranger District) 125 N. Main St. 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda.gov/nebraska

Pine Ridge National Recreation Area 125 N. Main St. 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nebraska/about-forest/ districts/?cid=stelprdb5097992

Red Cloud Campground Hwy 385 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda.gov/nebraska

Ridgeview Country Club 16611 US Hwy 385 308-432-4468

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Sheepwagon Hideouts at Rujoden Ranch 61 Country Club Rd. 308-432-5954 www.sheepwagonhideouts.com

Spotted Tail Campground 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ nebraska/recreation/camping-cabins

Travelodge 755 Microtel Dr. 308-646-3838

Victorian Inn B&B 307 Shelton St. 308-432-5696 www.chadronvictorianinn.com

Wild’s Bar & Grill 216 W. 2nd St. 308-430-2407

CHAPPELL

Chappell Golf Course 1240 Rd. 167 308-874-2729 www.chappellne.org/9-hole-golf-course

CRAWFORD

Crawford City Park 1 Main St. 308-665-1300 www.crawfordnebraska.net

Crawford Inn & RV 3591 US Hwy 20 308-207-2185 www.crawford-inn-rv.business.site

“Down Home” Ranch Guest House 12733 Hwy 2 602-620-5755 www.downhomeranchhouse.com

Fort Robinson State Park 3200 US Hwy 20 308-665-2900 www.outdoornebraska.gov/fortrobinson

High Plains Homestead 263 Sandcreek Rd. 308-665-2592 www.highplainshomestead.com

Hilltop Motel 304 McPherson St. 308-665-1144

Hudson-Meng Research and Education Center 1811 Meng Dr. 308-665-3900 www.fs.usda.gov/nebraska

Legend Buttes Golf Course 3440 US Hwy 20 308-665-2431 www.crawfordnebraska.net

Millennium Pioneers Glenship 831 White River Rd.

Our Heritage Guest Ranch 1041 Toadstool Rd. 308-430-1239 www.ourheritageguestranch.com

Perk Up Java Shop 312 2nd St. 308-665-4122

Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area 308-665-2924

Q’s Dairy Sweet 3554 Hwy 20 308-665-1323

Tailgate Bar & Grill 303 2nd St. 308-665-1388

Toadstool Geologic Park 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nebraska/ recreation/recarea/?recid=10616

Trailside Museum of Natural History 3200 W. US Hwy 20 308-665-2929 www.trailside.unl.edu

West Ash Picnic Area 308-432-0300 www.fs.usda.gov/activity/nebraska/ recreation/camping-cabins

ELLSWORTH

Deer Meadows Outfitters 2122 365th Trl. 308-360-0664 www.deermeadowsoutfitters.com

GERING

Arcadia Hotel 3655 N. 10th St. 308-635-3176 www.thearcadiahotel.com

Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area 210615 Hwy 71 308-436-6886 www.visitgering.com

Circle S Lodge 400 M St. 308-436-2157 www.circleslodge.com

The Daily Grind Coffeehouse 1520 10th St. 308-275-1115 www.facebook.com/thedailygrindcoffeehouse

Five Rocks Amphitheater 2505 D St. 308-436-6886 www.gering.org/five-rocks-amphitheater-0

Hi-Way 92 Raceway Park 260263 Hwy 92 720-937-9001 www.hiway92raceway.com

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

Monument Inn and Suites 1130 M St. 308-436-1950 www.monumentinnsuites.com

Robidoux Pass and Robidoux Trading Post 2200 D St. 308-436-6886 www.visitgering.com

Robidoux RV Park 585 Five Rocks Rd. 308-436-2046 www.gering.org

Scotts Bluff National Monument 190276 Old Oregon Trl. 308-436-9700 www.nps.gov/scbl

Western Nebraska Pioneers Baseball Club 1414 10th St. 308-633-BALL www.wnpioneers.com

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area + Nature Center 210615 Hwy 71 308-436-3777 www.outdoornebraska.gov/wildcathills

GORDON

Butler’s Daylight Donuts 131 N. Main 308-282-2634

Fuel Grill 220 N. Main 308-282-1088

Gordon Swimming Pool 300 W. 4th 308-282-0711

Harvest Coffee 108 N. Main Jefco Inn 308 S. Cornell St. 308-282-2935 www.facebook.com/pages/Jefco-Inn

King Pin Lanes 101 E. Orin 308-282-1199

Pizza Hut 100 E. Hwy 20 308-282-0500

Scamahorn Museum 208 W. 5th St. 308-360-0900 www.Sheridancountyhistoricalsociety.com

Subway 101 W. Hwy 20 308-282-0559

Tri State Oldtime Cowboy’s Memorial Museum 308-282-1115 www.gordon-ne.us

HARRISBURG

Laura Lee’s Double L Country Store and Café 2213 Hwy 71 308-241-2266 www.lauraleescountrystore.com

HARRISON

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument 301 River Rd. 308-665-4113 www.nps.gov/agfo

Gilbert Baker WMA Monroe Canyon Rd. 308-665-2924

Harrison City Park 260 4th St. 308-668-2445

Long Horn Bar 168 Main St. 308-668-2112

Sage Motel & Campground 398 E. Hwy 20 308-665-5300 www.sagemotelharrison.com

HAY SPRINGS

Alcorn’s Hunter Haven 4399 460th Rd. 308-232-4508 www.alcornshunterhaven.com

The Barns At Galyen Farms 4507 500th Rd. 308-207-0065 www.galyenfarms.com

Farm to Family Cooperative 127 N. Main St. 308-638-4649 www.farmtofamilycooperative.org

Hay Springs Swimming Pool 118 S. Post 308-638-7301

Heritage Center I and II 2nd & Main 308-638-7643 www.sheridancountyhistoricalsociety.com

Main Street Grind 101 N. Main 308-207-0151

Silver Dollar Bar 124 N. Main St. 308-638-7100

Walgren Lake State Recreation Area 4175 540th Rd. 308-432-6167 www.outdoornebraska.gov/walgrenlake

HEMINGFORD

Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area 308-665-2903 www.outdoornebraska.gov/boxbutte

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

Shared Outdoors

130 Old Dunlap Rd. 308-487-3426 www.sharedoutdoors.com

Village Pizza 404 Niobrara Ave. 308-487-5862

KIMBALL

1st Interstate Inn 1704 S. Old NE Hwy 71 308-235-4601

Beer & Loathing 206 S. Chestnut St. 308-235-3051

Days Inn 611 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4671 www.daysinn.com

The Diner 1704 S. Hwy 71 308-235-4330

The Flumes 308-235-3639

For The Birds! 204 S. Kimball Blvd. 308-241-0573 www.realwesternhunting.com/birds

Four Winds Golf Course 4555 Gilliland Dr. 308-235-4241

Good Times at Chute #7 109 W. 2nd St. 308-235-4421

High Point RV Park 1508 S. Hwy 71 308-230-2003

High Point Welcome Center/ Kimball County Visitor Center 204 S. Kimball Blvd. 308-241-0573 www.visitkimball.com

Historic Walking Tour 308-241-0573 www.visitkimball.com

Karen’s Kitchen 214 S. Walnut St. 308-230-2111

Kimball Bakery/Merrycakes 124 S. Chestnut St. 308-235-3541 www.kimballbakery.com

Kimball Event Center 615 E. 3rd St. 308-235-3639 www.kimballne.org

Kwik & Fresh Mex 230 S. Chestnut St. 308-235-4668 www.kwikstop.org/kimball

Main Street Market Deli 815 E. 3rd St. 308-235-3272

Monkey Ranch Buffalo Tours 308-235-3214

Motel Kimball 1017 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4606

Nebraska Coffee 103 S. Chestnut

Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area 308-254-2377 www.spnrd.org/oliverreservoir

Panorama Point and Three-State Marker 308-241-0573 www.kimballne.org

Phoenix Conoco 1700 S. Hwy 71 308-235-2016

Plains Historical Museum 200 S. Chestnut 308-360-3572

Prairie Wildflower Tours 204 S. Kimball Blvd. 308-241-0573 www.visitkimball.com

PrairieAdventure Tours 308-241-0878

Sleep for Less 4603 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4878

Vince’s Corner 100 E. 3rd St. 308-235-4411

Wind Break Bar & Grill 4552 Gilliland Dr. 308-235-3222

LEWELLEN

Ash Hollow State Historical Park 4265 Hwy 26 308-778-5651 www.outdoornebraska.gov/ashhollow

Lewellen Lodge 215 E. Church St. 308-672-0690 www.lewellenlodge.com/

The Most Unlikely Place 205 Main St. 308-778-9557 www.themostunlikelyplace.com

MARSLAND

Box Butte Reservoir Table Center Rd. & River Rd. www.outdoornebraska.gov/boxbutte

MINATARE

Lake Minatare State Recreation Area 308-783-2911 www.outdoornebraska.gov/lakeminatare

MITCHELL

Brown Sheep Company 100662 Cty Rd. 16 800-826-9136 www.brownsheep.com

I&L Coffee Roasters 1456 Center Ave. 308-672-2483 www.iandlcoffeeroasters.com

MORRILL

Horse Creek Treaty State Historical Marker 308-247-3132

Travelodge by Wyndham Morrill 707 E. Webster St. 308-217-4327 www.wyndhamhotels.com

OSHKOSH

Oshkosh Water Tower 103 East Ave. E.

POTTER

1912 Nostalgic Train Crew Bed & Breakfast 334 Vine St. 308-249-5161 www.dorihoux.wixsite.com/bedandbreakfast Bags Bar 940 Front St. 308-879-4227

Chuckaboo Station 947 Sherman St. 308-207-5907 www.chuckaboostation.com

Point of Rocks Motel & RV Park 8175 US Hwy 30 308-879-4400 www.facebook. com/point.of.rocks.motel.campground

Potter DuckPin Bowling 326 Chestnut St. 308-879-4451 www.facebook.com/potterduckpinbowling

Potter Sundry 324 Chestnut St. 308-879-4548 www.thepottersundry.com

Potter Visitor Center 327 Chestnut St. 308-207-5908

RUSHVILLE

Farmhouse Coffee 133 S. Main 308-327-2401

Modisett Swimming Pool 208 Conrad 308-327-2137

Nebraskaland Motel 508 E. 2nd St. 308-327-2487

Plains Theatre 208 E. 2nd

Sheridan County Historical Museum 438 U.S. 20 308-638-7643

Smith Lake

The Twisted Turtle Pub 129 N. Main 308-327-2233 www.the-twisted-turtle-pub.edan.io

SCOTTSBLUFF

18th Street Farmers’ Market 18th St. 308-225-0822

Blue Stem Shoppe 1609 1/2 Broadway 308-633-2021

Cappuccino and Company 1703 Broadway 308-635-9997 www.cappuccinoandcompany.com

Capri Motel 2424 Ave. I 308-635-2057

Captain Critters Country Campground 180454 Hwy 26 308-765-4260 www.captaincritters.com

Comfort Inn 1902 21st Ave. 308-632-7510 www.choicehotels.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Conference Center 301 W. US Hwy 26 308-635-5200 www.hilton.com

The Midwest Theater 1707 Broadway 308-632-4311 www.midwesttheater.com

Rebecca Winters’ Grave 308-633-1808 www.VisitScottsBluff.com

Riverside Discovery Center 1600 S. Beltline Hwy W. 308-630-6236 www.riversidediscoverycenter.org

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

Rosita’s 1205 E. Overland 308-632-2429

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Sam & Louie’s

1522 Broadway 308-633-2345 www.samandlouiespizza.com

Scottsbluff YMCA Trails West 1918 S. Beltline Hwy W. 308-635-2318 www.ymcaofscottsbluff.org/camp-lodging

Super 8 Motel

2202 Delta Dr. 308-635-1600 www.super8.com

The Tangled Tumbleweed 1823 Ave. A 308-633-3867 www.tangledtumbleweed.com

Tossed & Found Antiques 1607 Broadway 308-765-1877 www.tossfind.com

West Nebraska Arts Center 106 E. 18th St. 308-632-2226 www.thewnac.com

SIDNEY

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 2115 W. Illinois St. 308-254-2081

Best Western Plus Sidney Lodge 645 Cabela Dr. 308-254-0100 www.bestwestern.com

Blue Iron Motel & RV 11552 US Hwy 30 308-250-9911

Boot Hill Cemetery 640 Elm St. 308-254-5395 www.sidneyboothill.com

Boss City Brewing Co. Inside of Sam & Louie’s 824 10th Ave. 308-203-1200 www.samandlouies.com/boss-city-brewing

Cabela’s RV Park 1 Angler’s Ln. www.stores.cabelas.com

Camp Lookout 940 Elm St. 308-254-5395 www.sidneyboothill.com

Comfort Inn & Suites 825 Hoffies Dr. 308-830-7691 www.choicehotels.com

Country Inn and Suites 664 Chase Blvd. 308-254-2000 www.radissonhotelsamericas.com

Days Inn

3042 Silverberg Dr. 308-210-9543 www.wyndhamhotels.com

Fairfield Inn and Suites 889 E. Jennifer Ln. 308-254-9000 www.marriott.com

Fort Sidney Museum and Post Commander’s Home 544 Jackson St. 308-254-2150 www.visitsidneyne.com

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

Hampton Inn and Suites 635 Cabela Dr. 308-254-2111 www.hilton.com

Hillside Golf Course 2616 Hillside Dr. 308-254-2311 www.hillsidegolfcourse.com

Memorial Gardens/Angel of Hope 308-254-5300 www.cityofsidney.org/192/Attractions

Motel 6 3040 Silverberg Dr. 308-254-5463 www.motel6.com

Pony Express Monument 1 Cabela Dr. 308-254-5851 www.cheyennecountychamber.com

Quality Inn 730 E. Jennifer Ln. 308-224-5011 www.choicehotels.com

Sidney/Cheyenne County Visitors Center 658 Glover Rd. 308-254-4030 www.VisitSidneyNE.com

Sidney Motor Lodge 2031 Illinois St. 308-254-4581 www.sidneymotorlodge.com

Sleep For Less 954 E. Elm St. 308-254-4009 www.sleepforlessmotel.com

WHITNEY

Aunt Myrna’s Cabin 934 Bethel Rd. 308-665-5396 www.airbnb.com

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Directions from Interstate 80: From I-80, take Exit 312 and go south on Highway 281 for approximately 16 miles. Turn left (east) at the intersection of 14th and Burlington.

Come for the Kool-Aid, discover so much more:

• Three floors of exhibits

• Super Screen Theatre with a 65-foot wide screen

• Dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats

• A firearms exhibit with rare pistols, military weapons, a Gatling Gun, and more

• Planetarium with live full dome and digital shows

And yes, Hastings is the home to that famous sweet drink. Our Kool-Aid exhibit tells the origin story of this iconic beverage with original packages, promotional materials, and vintage commercials. We even have one of the three original Kool-Aid Man costumes on display!

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