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Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-3514
Description: With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever.
Missouri National Recreational River, Nebraska and South Dakota508 East 2nd Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 665-0209
Description: Imagine a 100-mile stretch of North America's longest river, a vestige of the untamed American West. The Missouri National Recreational River is where imagination meets reality. Two free flowing stretches of the Missouri make up the National Park. Relive the past by making an exploration of the wild, untamed and mighty river that continues to flow as nature intended.
Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: (402) 376-1901
Description: The 76 miles of the Niobrara National Scenic River winds through dramatic bluffs, incredible wildlife diversity, gorgeous waterfalls, world-class fossil resources, and plenty of floating fun for the whole family. Less than 1/4 of one percent of US rivers are designated under the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Come discover why this prairie river has earned this honor.
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska190276 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: (308) 436-9700
Description: Towering 800 feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff has served as a landmark for peoples from Native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to modern travelers. Rich with geological and paleontological history as well as human history, there is much to discover while exploring the 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument.
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