Central Nebraska Adventures

Enjoy An Invigorating Holiday With Things To Do In Nebraska

Nebraska is not one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. In fact for a long time and even now it is often overlooked when considering a place for leisure travel in the country. However, this does not mean that this state does not have all the attractions that a tourist place should have. In fact, the landscape of the state has some jewels like Chimney Rock and the beautiful scenery of the Sandhills for those who wish to explore natural beauty. At the same time there are the larger cities like Omaha and Lincoln the state capital. There are old historic areas in these cities along with the vibrant cultural scenes which you can enjoy to the fullest.

Visiting the old market in Omaha

One thing that you must do is visit the old market in Omaha. It is a great place to dine and shop and also experience the way that this city would have been in the older days. This area is full of cobblestone streets and renovated old buildings which belong to the earlier part of the 19th century which gives this area a historic and quaint feeling. In these interesting buildings you will find many varied retail shops which range from coffee shops to art galleries and fine dining establishments. The old Market of Omaha is downtown and within walking distance of many other tourist attractions of the city like Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and Durham museum.

Visiting The Chimney Rock National Historical Site

The Chimney Rock formation is almost 24 to 25 million years old and it rises 480 feet above the surrounding area. This rock spire is truly dramatic and was a noted landmark for pioneers who were headed towards the west in the early and mid 19th century. The landscape hasn’t changed much over the decades and looks much the same as it did during the time when wagon trains chugged through it during the western migration. There is a visitor center on the site here which provides information regarding the geology of this rock formation and the history of the Overland Trail.

Visiting carhenge

The creativity of the people of Nebraska can be witnessed in this quirkier attraction in the state. This attraction copies the Stonehenge, but it is created with cars. A total of thirty nine cars are arranged in different positions to perfectly duplicate the Stonehenge. In fact the summer solstice happens here just like it does in England as the formation with automobiles so truly duplicates the original attraction. There are a number of other creative attractions here including a metal fish which is shown emerging from the ground.

There are many other natural and manmade attractions in the state of Nebraska which make it a worthwhile place to consider spending your vacation. The refreshingly different culture of the state and the noteworthy attractions are slowly drawing tourists to Nebraska although tourism is still not a major industry in this state, but things are definitely changing slowly but surely.

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