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  • Capital: Lincoln


  • Largest city: Omaha


  • Highest point: Panorama Point, 5,424 ft (1654 m)


  • Lowest point: Missouri River at Kansas border, 840 ft (256 m)


  • Admission to Union: March 1, 1867 (37th)

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  • Crop circles, flattened, geometric patterns in fields of standing grain, have appeared in Nebraska


  • Walgren Lake near Hay Springs has long been the purported home of an elusive "sea monster."


  • Carhenge is a replica of England's Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska


  • Serving as a landmark for all-night truckers, the Sapp Bros. Coffee Pot is known by locals as "The World's Largest Pot of Coffee. The old-fashioned percolator, which steams and flashes light when coffee is "ready," is a refashioned water tower


  • It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup


  • Nebraska was once called “The Great American Desert”.


  • The Sand Hills, which occupy much of central and western Nebraska, are the largest sand sea in the Western Hemisphere.


  • 90% of cities in Nebraska have less than 3,000 people


Nebraska Points of Interest

Nebraska Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Nebraska, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Nebraska State Counties

94 Counties in Nebraska

  1. Adams County


  2. Antelope County


  3. Arthur County


  4. Banner County


  5. Blaine County


  6. Boone County


  7. Box County


  8. Butte County


  9. Boyd County


  10. Brown County


  11. Buffalo County


  12. Burt County


  13. Butler County


  14. Cass County


  15. Cedar County


  16. Chase County


  17. Cherry County


  18. Cheyenne County


  19. Clay County


  20. Colfax County


  21. Cuming County


  22. Custer County


  23. Dakota County


  24. Dawes County


  25. Dawson County


  26. Deuel County


  27. Dixon County


  28. Dodge County


  29. Douglas County


  30. Dundy County


  31. Fillmore County


  32. Franklin County


  33. Frontier County


  34. Furnas County


  35. Gage County


  36. Garden County


  37. Garfield County


  38. Gosper County


  39. Grant County


  40. Greeley County


  41. Hall County


  42. Hamilton County


  43. Harlan County


  44. Hayes County


  45. Hitchcock County


  46. Holt County


  47. Hooker County


  48. Howard County


  49. Jefferson County


  50. Johnson County


  51. Kearney County


  52. Keith County


  53. Keya County


  54. Paha County


  55. Kimball County


  56. Knox County


  57. Lancaster County


  58. Lincoln County


  59. Logan County


  60. Loup County


  61. Madison County


  62. McPherson County


  63. Merrick County


  64. Morrill County


  65. Nance County


  66. Nemaha County


  67. Nuckolls County


  68. Otoe County


  69. Pawnee County


  70. Perkins County


  71. Phelps County


  72. Pierce County


  73. Platte County


  74. Polk County


  75. Red Willow County


  76. Richardson County


  77. Rock County


  78. Saline County


  79. Sarpy County


  80. Saunders County


  81. Scotts Bluff County


  82. Seward County


  83. Sheridan County


  84. Sherman County


  85. Sioux County


  86. Stanton County


  87. Thayer County


  88. Thomas County


  89. Thurston Valley County


  90. Washington County


  91. Wayne County


  92. Webster County


  93. Wheeler County


  94. York County






Our Story

  • The state of Nebraska is located in the Great Plains region of the Midwestern United States. The capital of the state is the city of Lincoln, however the largest city is Omaha which is located right on the Missouri River. Many historical trails cross the state, however it was the California Gold Rush that initially brought a large amount of people here, and Nebraska eventually became a state in 1867. Nebraska has large temperature variations between its summers and winters along with violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are frequent in the area. Two different climate zones are prevalent in the state with the eastern half of the state experiencing a humid continental climate and the western half experiencing a semi-arid climate.


  • Much of the state consists of treeless prairie land which is used for cattle grazing and is also a major source of beef and pork production along with corn and soybeans. The state is largely rural is the 8th ranked least densely populated state in the country with only 1.84 million people residing in the state. Nebraska consists of 77,358 square miles of land area. Nebraska consists of the largest group of German-Americans as well as the largest population of Czech-Americans per head.


  • The major industries in the state are primarily farming (wheat, soybeans, corn, sorghum), meat packing, grain processing, and the Air Force Strategic Air Command. Nebraska's major bodies of water are the Missouri River, Platte River, Republican River, Niobrara River, Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake C.W. McConaughty, and Harlan County Lake. The highest point of elevation in the state is Panorama point which sits 5,426 feet above sea level. The state bird is the Western Meadowlark, the state fish is the Channel Catfish, the state flower is the Goldenrod, the state tree is the Cottonwood Tree and the state grass is Little Bluestem. Nebraska is one of the nations top agricultural points in the country and will continue to be due to the farming type landscape that covers most of the state.


  • Nebraska is in Tornado Alley; thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months


  • Boot Hill, or Boothill, is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those who "died with their boots on".


  • Fred, who lived near Holdrege, was a known philanderer, much to his long-suffering wife's dismay. Having tired of his antics, Fred's wife killed him and cut off most of his face, before dumping him down a well. A local eating and drinking establishment was erected on the site of the abandoned well and it is now believed that Fred haunts the place, scaring employees and patrons alike


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