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 hadn’t changed much over the decades and looks much the same as it did 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.
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 is 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 some other creative attractions here including a metal fish which is shown emerging from the ground.
Nebraska is not one of the most traditional 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.
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, things are changing slowly but surely.