Never been to Nebraska before? Load up the kids and family and come to Nebraska, where you can experience unforgettable moments all right here, with these Nebraska family vacations.

The 77,000 square miles that make up Nebraska are home to a diverse range of terrain. Unique trails and scenic byways are laced throughout the state. Through the rolling Sandhills, prairies, forests and bluffs the sights and views are spectacular. Our state is also home to many national monuments and a number of historic parks. It’s pretty safe to say, Nebraska is a one-of-a-kind wonder.
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Delight in Days Gone By
Nebraskans are distinctly proud of their history, and it truly shows. Throughout the state you’ll find countless opportunities to learn about our heritage, from the American Indians who roamed the plains to the settlers who tamed the land. So come share in our experience; plan a Nebraska vacation today. You won’t be disappointed.

Pioneering Spirit
Lewis and Clark’s exploratory journey through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 led the way to western expansion that brought thousands of pioneers to these lands in search of a better way of life. The Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails all wound their way through Nebraska, where their existence can yet be seen in the historic way stations and wagon ruts that remain.

One of the most recognizable landmarks along the westward route is Chimney Rock near Bayard. Jutting into the skyline, it was a welcome trail marker for weary pioneers making their way [...]

The Niobrara River winding along the northern edge of Nebraska’s Sandhills Region is not just any river… it’s a national scenic river and one of the top 10 canoeing hot spots in the nation. Plenty of outfitters in the area offer canoe and kayak rentals so you can navigate the waters. If you’re looking for a more leisurely trip downstream, rent tubes and let the current move you.

No matter how you choose to traverse the river, though, one thing is for certain. You’re in for a spectacle. Along the river’s path is Smith Falls. Cascading down 70 feet of rocky cliff, this is Nebraska’s tallest waterfall and newest state park.

In addition, you will also discover a wonderfully diverse mix of flora and fauna thriving on the banks. In fact, six different ecosystems converge in the Niobrara River Valley, making the river a rare ecological wonder.

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Nebraska is home to several one-of-a-kind attractions that offer fun for everyone. One such place is Lincoln’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum, which has a new place to call home—and the building itself is as much a work of art as the quilts within. This is definitely a stop for the entire family.

Speaking of family fun, be sure to grab the kids and head to Kearney for an adventure-filled getaway that features art, history, wildlife viewing, and hands-on activities. The Great Platte River Road Archway is a great place to start.

To the west in North Platte, discover a long list of things to do, including visits to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center at Bailey Railroad Yard, and Cody Park. And that’s just the beginning.

Ready for more? Go to http://www.visitnebraska.govand request a free Nebraska Travel Guide.

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