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About Nebraska

Nebraska's rolling prairies and pioneering heritage make it a unique vacation destination. You can kick back in a quiet vacation rental with picturesque views, or head into a city like Omaha for a more metropolitan experience. Wherever your adventures take you, the Cornhusker State is sure to give you a memorable experience. From winding trails to wacky museums, this state has plenty to experience.
Going Wild for the Henry Doorly Zoo
Most major cities have a zoo, but in Omaha, this feature is anything but standard. The zoo features the largest indoor desert, largest nocturnal exhibit, and largest indoor jungle in the world. The Budgie Encounter, Camel Rides, and Touch Tank let you get particularly close to the wildlife. You can ride the Skyfari from one end of the zoo to the other, soaring right over animal exhibits as you go.
Exploring Natural Wonders
Nebraska's major cities are few and far between, but what you'll find between those bustling cities are some of the best highlights in the state. You can explore the Agate Fossil Beds in Harrison, the Missouri National Recreational River, the Niobrara National Scenic River, and Indian Cave State Park. Take in the stunning views of Scotts Bluff standing 800 feet over the North Platte River, or visit the Chimney Rock National Historic Site.
The Sandhills region covers 25 percent of the state and offers scenic driving opportunities via Highway 2, with tall dunes, shallow lakes, and rolling grasslands. If you prefer to get out of the car and stretch your legs, there are plenty of opportunities for that as well. Portions of the Pony Express, Mormon Pioneer, Missouri, Lewis & Clark, and Oregon National Historic Trails pass through Nebraska.
Looking Back Through Historic Nebraska
Nebraska's historic sites offer a fascinating journey through time. The Harold Warp Pioneer Village has 28 buildings that cover the progression of pioneer life beginning in the 19th century. The Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln takes you back even further, beginning with American Indians over 10,000 years ago. The Archway near Kearny is fascinating both for its exhibits and its structure. The museum is housed in an arch that rises over Interstate 80.
Discovering Quirky Museums
If you're looking for something out of the ordinary during your time in Nebraska, see if one of these distinctive museums is located near your Nebraska vacation rental. Instead of the more common subjects like art or history, these destinations cover subjects you may otherwise overlook. Try the National Museum of Roller Skating in Lincoln to see skates dating all the way from 1819. Lincoln also offers the Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum with more than 500 pieces of equipment.
Plainview features the Klown Doll Museum. Don't let the spelling fool you. The museum houses over 7,000 clown dolls. If you're interested in a different type of toy, try Lee's Legendary Marbles and Collectibles in York.
With so many options, choosing a destination is the hardest part about planning a visit to Nebraska. Once you've chosen a region to explore during your stay, you can book a comfortable vacation rental for the comforts of home in the plains of Nebraska.
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