Nebraska State Travel Guide

North America

According to abbreviationfinder, Nebraska is located in the center of the United States, between Colorado and Wyoming (west), Iowa (east), South Dakota (north), and Kansas (south). The state is divided into seven regions, namely Panhandle, Sandhills, Lewis and Clark, Prairie Lakes, Frontier Trails, Pioneer Country, and Metro.

The Cornhusker State has a continental climate, with long, cold winters and warm, dry summers. In the winter months, temperatures drop to -10°C, while temperatures of up to 25°C are normal in summer. Around Omaha about 80 cm of precipitation falls annually, about half of that falls in the dry areas in the west. Snow falls mainly in the northwest, with 114 cm the most covered area. Nebraska is known for its harsh weather; blizzards, drought and strong winds are the order of the day.

Best travel time

The best months for a trip to Nebraska are May through September. Please note that in June and July, prices and crowds increase due to US and Canadian national holidays.

Flora and fauna

The deciduous forests of this state are primarily filled with oak and hickory; the pine forests are dominated by the Ponderosa pine. Grass is plentiful in Nebraska: needlegrass and sporobolus grow on the highgrass prairies, Smith’s nurserygrass and buffalo grass on the mixed prairies, and bluestem and gramas grow on the Sand Hills lowgrass prairies. Wild flowers naturally grow lush in between; wild roses, petunias and sunflowers color the landscape. Pronghorn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer, badgers, coyotes, and various species of skunks populate the landscape. More than 400 species of birds float in the air, including weeping doves, swallows and meadow starlings. Carp, bass, trout and catfish swim in abundance in the eagerly fished rivers.

Main cities

According to countryaah, the state capital of Nebraska is Lincoln. Omaha is the largest city, next to larger cities such as Bellevue, Grand Island and Kearney.


The largest city in the US state of Nebraska is Omaha. This is where most of the inhabitants live. Different cultures come together here. The rich history, city parks and many other attractions ensure that visitors have plenty to see. The most popular attraction is Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo with an aquarium. This is therefore a very pleasant place to visit with the family. The zoo is gigantic and the aquarium is home to many tropical fish and penguins, sharks and turtles. It also has wildlife safari park where the wolves, bison and deer roam loose. If you rent a car, you can safely drive through the park and admire the animals.

In the Old Market there are a number of restaurants, pubs, shops and museums that you can visit. It is very cozy and the atmosphere is relaxed, because it is packed with artists, musicians and artists. If you go from May to October, you can visit the Farmers Market every Saturday. You can visit several parks scattered around the city. Heartland of America, Mermorial Park or Lauritzen Gardens are a few examples. There are many hiking trails, monuments and flowers in the parks.

Omaha Eppley Airport

The largest city in the US state of Nebraska is Omaha. In the past, different tribes lived there. The Omaha and Ponca. This made it a relatively small town at the time. In recent years, the population of the city has increased considerably. As a result, many new buildings have been added and cultural life has flourished. Nebraska has quite a few beautiful nature reserves and you certainly don’t want to miss this one. Renting a car during your stay is highly recommended. This can already be done from the airport.

The NCAA College World Series is also played here every year. As a baseball fan, you don’t want to miss this. This event always takes place in June and here the best teams will compete against each other. In addition to this event, there are also the regular games that you can attend in Omaha. The historic district, also known as The Old Market, shows you how it used to be. It is full of restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. You can visit it while enjoying music made by the street musicians. For the experience, you can also take a ride in a carriage.


Nebraska has no National Parks. Scotts Bluff National Monument is a rock formation that is part of the harsh landscape of the Oregon Trail, the great westward movement of the second half of the 19th century. The narrow rocky outcrop of Chimney Rock National Historic Site is also hard to miss, especially given the meager selection of attractions in Nebraska. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument provides a wealth of information about the state’s history through an impressive collection of Myocene fossils. Finally, Nebraska National Forest consists of two national forests, two national grass plains and a tree hospital. In addition to lots of grass, it is wonderful for hiking, walking, cycling and camping.

WWII on the prairies

From an unexpected source comes the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdredge. In addition to all kinds of information and exhibitions about farmers and their tools, there is also a real concentration camp for German prisoners of war.


Fort Robinson, near northwestern Crawford, was a military post from 1864 to 1948 where names such as Crazy Horse and Calamity Jane left their mark on the area. Today, a beautiful State Park has been created around the fort, with many opportunities for fishing, cycling, horseback riding and hiking. While sparse, there are also some explorer Lewis & Clark attractions around Dakota City.