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There's much to explore in this 16th largest state of the US. The Nebraska map is ideal for understanding the richness of the state that's home to world's largest hand-planted forest and the only museum in the world dedicated to fur trading.
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About Nebraska Map: The above map of Nebraska shows Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri surrounding this landlocked state in the US. The map of the 16th largest US state depicts state highways, interstate highways, and US Federal highways. It also shows airports, railway network, national parks, lakes, and rivers. Lincoln, the capital city shown on the map, is home to unique museums worth exploring. Apart form the largest city, Omaha, other important towns such as Bellevue and Grand Island are also depicted on the map. This Nebraska map helps you explore popular tourist attractions and many historic trails in the state.

History of Nebraska
Inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, European exploration started in Nebraska in the 17th century.
The territory was claimed by both France and Spain and was a part of the Louisiana territory. Following the purchase of Louisiana by the United States in 1803, Nebraska came under the its rule. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created Nebraska Territory, but the territory assumed its current shape only in 1861. On 1 March 1867 Nebraska was granted statehood and it became the 37th state of the United States.

Nebraska has two prominent land regions: Great Plains to its west and Dissected Till Plains to its east. Western Nebraska consists of diverse land regions like the Sand Hills, the Pine Ridge, and the Wildcat Hills. The main rivers of the state are the Platte, Niobrara, and the Republican rivers.

Nebraska experiences two different kinds of climate. The eastern part has a humid continental climate and the western part has a semi-arid climate. The summers are hot and winters are fairly cold across the state. It is also prone to thunderstorms. The Chinook winds also influence the climate of Nebraska.

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The Cornhusker State is a popular tourist destination and is known for its scenic trails, cuisine, and entertainment scene. Some important places to visit when in Nebraska include the following :

Lincoln : The capital of Nebraska has a vibrant art and culture scene. The Nebraska State Capitol, Hyde Observatory, Lincoln Children's Zoo and Fairview, and home of William Jennings Bryan are worth a visit.

Omaha : The largest city of Nebraska, Omaha has many historic districts and museums. The Henry Doorly Zoo, The Old Market, Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center and Dreamland Historical Project, are popular tourist destinations.

Kearney : Important places of tourist interest include Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, Museum of Nebraska Art, and Stagecoach.

Fairbury : The former railroad city of Fairbury houses the Rock Island Railroad Depot Museum, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, and the Fairbury City Park.

Grand Island : It is a major shopping hub in Central Nebraska. Tourists also flock the city to visit the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and the Crane Meadows Nature Center. You can also witness the migration of cranes from the banks of the Platte River.

Ogallala : Walk in the white sandy beaches, camp, or go fishing in Nebraska’s biggest lake - Lake McConaughy. Other places of interest in Ogallala include Boot Hill Cemetery and the Petrified Wood Gallery.

Beatrice : Located on the Big Blue River, Beatrice houses several tourist attractions including the Homestead National Monument of America, Gage Museum, and Beatrice Speedway.

North Platte : Popular tourist destinations include the Lincoln County Historical Museum, Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center, Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and the America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

Ashland : Top tourist attractions in Ashland include Strategic Air & Space Museum and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

Last Updated On : May 12, 2016

The official flag of Nebraska has a field of azure color that has the Nebraska State seal at the center.
Official Name Nebraska
Area77,354 sq mi
Population1,881,503 (2014 est)
Largest CityOmaha
Official LanguageEnglish
Time ZoneCentral: UTC 6/5, Mountain: UTC 7/6
GovernorPete Ricketts
Lt. GovernorMike Foley
U.S. SenatorBen Sasse, Deb Fischer
Joined the UnionMarch 1, 1867
NicknameCornhusker State
Highest PointPanorama Point
Lowest PointMissouri River at Kansas border
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