Nebraska is known for its endless plains and beautiful views, and a Nebraska vacation gets you away from the busy streets of your hometown and out into the fresh air of the Great Outdoors. Nebraska tourism is centered around exploring the incredible natural beauty of the Cornhusker State, and there are great hiking trails that’ll take you right into the rock formations Nebraska is famous for. Book your Nebraska vacations and stay along the Oregon Trail, or saddle up and explore the Cowboy Trail to really get to know this grassland state.
Outdoor enthusiasts love Nebraska and families have a great time here with so much to do, from horseback riding and hiking to cave exploring and kayaking on the rivers. Visit Lincoln and view the huge Nebraska State Capitol building, which can be seen from 20 miles away. Hunt fossils at the Agate Fossils National Monument, and take the kids fishing on the Platte River at Grand Island. Vacations in Nebraska are all about getting outside and experiencing this vast landscape first hand.
In North Platte, visit the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park where William Cody (aka Buffalo Bill) owned a ranch. Find out all about Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and stop at nearby Cody Park. With its animal enclosures and attractions, it’s a fun day out for the family.
Toadstool Geologic Park is a fascinating stop on your vacations in Nebraska, thanks to its unique rock formations. Hike the mile-long loop around the park to find the toadstool-shaped rocks and see if you can spot some of the many fossils that have been here for millions of years.
On the banks of the Missouri River, which runs along the border with Missouri State, you can take a trip to the Indian Cave State Park to see what Nebraska State can really offer. This huge park has a boardwalk that takes you through towering rocks, and you can go hiking and biking as well as skiing and snowshoeing during the winter.
1. Columbus - On the Platte River, Columbus is a laid-back city and a great destination for a Nebraska vacation. Head to the visitor center to pick up a travel guide, before taking the family to the Pawnee Plunge Water Park or going for a hike along the Two Lakes Trail.
2. Omaha - This is the perfect Nebraska vacation city for families, thanks to the Henry Doorly Zoo – home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest. The zoo also has an indoor swamp and a huge indoor desert, plus an amazing collection of animals. Stop for lunch in the city’s Old Market while you check your travel guide for the next great attraction to visit.
3. Mississippi River - This river might be one of the most famous waterways in the world but one of its tributaries, the Missouri River, is actually 100 miles longer. The Missouri River winds its way through Nebraska and offers lots of kayaking and fishing activities for your Nebraska package vacations.
Summer Nebraska vacations are always hot, with temperatures up to 80°F. Spring and fall are great times for hiking while, during the summer families head to the state’s water parks and get out on the rivers to cool down. Winters in Nebraska are cold and snowy, and this is the perfect time to get your skis on and head to one of Nebraska’s ski resorts.
Nebraska only has one interstate, the I-80, which links Omaha and Lincoln through to Denver and Cheyenne in neighboring states. The best way to get around Nebraska is by driving and you can hire a car at the international airports like Eppley Airfield Omaha (OMA) and Lincoln Airport (LNK).