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You've found a corner of America where the spirit and generosity of its people are as boundless as the skies above it. A land of fertile, rolling fields and unexpected natural wonders. We invite you to explore Genuine. Nebraska from the Pine Ridge region in the northwest where bison, elk and antelope still roam to the River Front country of the rolling Missouri. This web site offers extensive, database-driven information about places to go and things to see and do in Nebraska. We invite you to explore it in depth, as well as bookmark it. We promise you'll discover a Nebraska you probably didn't know existed. A place of refreshing tranquility, openness and honesty.
All year-round, there's something happening in Nebraska. Each summer, Nebraska's biggest rodeo is held in Burwell. All Summer-long there are arts festivals, county fairs, AAA baseball games, 10K runs, stockcar races, air shows, horse racing, softball matches, fireworks extravaganzas, parades, open-air concerts and Shakespeare In The Park. Autumn means Husker football, the beginning of the concert season and the opening of pheasant and duck hunting. With the coming of Winter, the concert season is in full-swing, our hockey teams are slicing up the ice and a parade ofhome shows, car shows and sports shows open. Regardless of the season, you'll find something to do nearly every week in Nebraska.
Whether you like to "rough it" or pamper yourself to the hilt, there are lodging venues available across Nebraska to meet just about any taste or budget. If you like camping out, you've got your choice of private and state-run camp grounds. In addition, Nebraska's three state park resorts offer the finest in lodging, recreation and dining facilities for family and business retreats. Looking for something a little more intimate? There are many cosy, quiet bed and breakfasts that will let you get away from it all. Or, if you're more at ease staying in a hotel or motel, you can choose between a wide selection of clean, comfortable independents or nationally-known chains. Now there's no reason you can't spend a little time in Nebraska and get to know us - and maybe yourself - a little better.
Would it surprise you to know that some of Hollywood's best and brightest came from Nebraska? Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd perfected his classic brand of slapstick humor by playing pranks in Beatrice, Nebraska. The legendary Hollywood movie mogul, Darryl F. Zanuck once called Wahoo his real "home office". Henry Fonda made his acting debut on the boards of the Omaha Community Theater stage. Famous leading man Robert Taylor was a native Nebraskan and before Marlon Brando climbed aboard that "Street Car Named Desire" he hoofed it on the sidewalks of Omaha. So did Nick Nolte. Most recently, Nebraska has provided the backdrop and the talent for an impressive string of cinematic releases from the award winning "Terms of Endearment" to Matthew Broderick's new film, "Election" shot on location in Omaha.
There's some pretty neat "stuff" in Nebraska from prehistoric elephants and rhinos to awesome Cold War bombers and missiles. To make it really fun and easy to learn about Nebraska, we've assembled a ton of facts and figures about all the folks - not to mention the wildlife - who made the state their home. Just use the dropdown menu to the right to access information that will help you with all those school reports you have to write. Remember though, plagiarism is definitely un-Cool! So be sure to put it in your own words.
Many early trails crossed Nebraska including the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the California Trail, and the Pony Express Trail. Retracing these historic routes can make for a rewarding vacation. To learn more about these fascinating pathways of history, use the drop-down menu at the right. Spanning nearly three-quarters of the state and totaling more than 300 miles in length, the Cowboy Trail will be the longest trail of its kind, to date, in the USA. But its only one of many hiking and biking trails you'll find in Nebraska. Use the drop-down menu above to preview additional trails by region.