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Nebraska Places to Visit

by Vishal Kumar

There are numerous museums, state parks, historical and archaeological sites in the state of Nebraska.


Map of Nebraska Attractions

Nebraska is a beautiful state and has many unique attractions that offer fishing, swimming, picnicking, and sightseeing opportunities. The major attractions in the state are:

Platte River State Park: Situated on the Platte River, the Platte River State Park is a state park in Nebraska, United States. It is one of the most-visited parks in the state. The park provides recreation opportunities like fishing, hiking and camping. There is a visitor center in the park that conducts many campfire programs. The park also has an amphitheater and an arts and crafts center. Recently, an archery range was constructed in the park.

Joslyn Art Museum: Located in Omaha, the Joslyn Art Museum is a fine arts museum. It was established in 1931 by Sarah H. Joslyn as a tribute to her husband, George A. Joslyn. The museum is famous for its eclectic collection of works, ranging from American and European arts to the ancient Greek pottery. The museum organizes regular exhibitions.

Durham Museum: Located in Omaha, the Durham Museum is one of the most unique treasures in the state. It was opened in 1931. The building is housed in the former Union Station of Omaha. The museum preserves and displays the history of the western United States. There are many events organized by the museum, like Christmas at Union Station and a tree-lighting ceremony.

Henry Doorly Zoo: Established in 1894 as Riverview Park Zoo, Henry Doorly Zoo is a zoo located in Omaha, Nebraska. The zoo was created with the mission of conserving wildlife and educating people about the same. The Henry Doorly Zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is famous for many exhibits, particularly for its large cat complex, Desert Dome, and the largest nocturnal exhibit, the “Kingdoms of the Night.”

Ash Hollow State Historical Park: Located near Lewellen, Nebraska, Ash Hollow State Historical Park is most known for two attractions: Ash Hollow Cave and Windlass Hill. The Ash Hollow Cave was designated a national historic landmark in 1966. The park displays the remains of animals that lived in the area some twelve million years ago like rhinos, camels, and three-toed horses.

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