Visiting Nebraska

Boasting proud Native American and farming heritages along with countless museums, parks, and recreation areas, Nebraska is football country at heart. No visitor to the state should bypass a Cornhuskers football game at Memorial Stadium, which can fit about four percent of the state’s population. The state’s largest city of Omaha is bursting at the seams with attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo -- home to the world’s largest indoor desert to the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit, among other superlatives -- and the Durham Western Heritage Museum. Ashland’s Strategic Air and Space Museum wows aviation buffs, while outdoorsy types have their choice of campsites and hiking destinations like Branched Oak State Reservoir and Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants,... Read More
Boasting proud Native American and farming heritages along with countless museums, parks, and recreation areas, Nebraska is football country at heart. No visitor to the state should bypass a Cornhuskers football game at Memorial Stadium, which can fit about four percent of the state’s population. The state’s largest city of Omaha is bursting at the seams with attractions like the Henry Doorly Zoo -- home to the world’s largest indoor desert to the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit, among other superlatives -- and the Durham Western Heritage Museum. Ashland’s Strategic Air and Space Museum wows aviation buffs, while outdoorsy types have their choice of campsites and hiking destinations like Branched Oak State Reservoir and Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Nebraska

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America's 20th Century Veteran's Memorial

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 16 Jan, 2009

Unusual circumstances caused Ed and me to interrupt our journey on Interstate 80 with a stop in North Platte, Nebraska. My submission to CNN iReport about our RV cross-country trip grabbed the attention of the network producers. We weren’t just taking the typical…Read More


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My College World Series Experience

Written by melissabowman on 04 Oct, 2006

My experience of the college World Series is one that I will never forget and will hopefully not be my last. When I got married I knew I married into a crazy baseball fan family. My husband and his dad of course being the worst.…Read More


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Sand Hill Country and Mari Sandoz

Written by btwood2 on 19 May, 2005

Valentine is on the northern edge of the "sea" of sand dunes known as Sand Hill Country. I’d heard about the Sand Hills and didn’t have high expectations, but they all but stole the show. The land is wide, open, and hilly, with…Read More


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Cody, Nebraska: Life Cycles of a Prairie Town

Written by btwood2 on 19 May, 2005

Driving east on Highway 20 to Valentine, Nebraska, I read to my husband Bob from the Highway 20 to Adventure brochure: "Cody has a city park with free overnight electrical hookups". He responded, "Let’s check it out". We pulled off our motor home…Read More


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Boys Town

Written by zabelle on 01 Aug, 2001

Located on Dodge St about 7 miles outside downtown, Omaha Boys Town (now Boys and Girls Town) has been helping troubled children since it was founded by Father Flanagan in 1917. Tours are offered from the visitors center. Unfortunately we arrived too late for a…Read More


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Creatures in pens

Written by Casual Tourist on 28 Sep, 2000

Henry Doorly boasts many acres of penned wildlife. Some of my favorite were the giraffes, ostriches, elephants and rhinos. It's strange seeing these exotic animals in the heart of a large city like Omaha. The zoo itself is in a hilly area…Read More


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T-Shirt Stands and Main Road to Stadium

Written by melissabowman on 18 Sep, 2006

When you pull onto the main road that goes to Rosenblatt Stadium you will see stand after stand after stand selling T-shirts. The strip of road that these stands are on is about a half mile long. They are all lined up one next…Read More


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Rosenblatt Concession Stands

Written by melissabowman on 18 Sep, 2006

Normally I find stuff like this kind a waste of time to write about, but there were some neat foods at the concession stands at the College World Series. The first thing that is well known up there and everyone must try at least once…Read More


Old Town Life

Written by Louie55 on 05 Dec, 2005

Saint Edward, Nebraska, is the only town in the United States by that name and the town‘s populous is proud to tell everyone this fact. We have camped in Saint Edward several times. There is a lovely, small city park just off the main street…Read More


Clowns

Written by Louie55 on 05 Dec, 2005

The small town of Plainview, NE calls itself the Klown Capital of the U.S. The name originated when the local town band decided to dress in clown costumes during one of their concerts. They were so well received that it became a tradition that continues…Read More


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