Settler tracks used to travel through the wide plains of Nebraska towards the Rocky Mountains. Today ranches and farms shape the country. In big cities, travelers can expect remarkable sights.
The state of Nebraska in the Midwest is located south of South Dakota, west of Iowa and Missouri, north of Kansas and east of Wyoming. The name is of Indian origin and means “shallow water”. What is meant is the Platte River, which crosses the entire state from west to east to the Missouri estuary.
The largest city in Nebraska is Omaha in the east with over 400,000 inhabitants. With the internationally renowned Joslyn Art Museum, the city has a much-visited cultural highlight. The museum, which opened in 1931, presents art collections from antiquity to modern times in a magnificent Art Deco building. The focus is on American and European works from the 19th and 20th centuries, which include artistic Greek ceramics and master paintings by Titian, El Greco, Delacroix, Degas, Monet and Picasso.
A nationally recognized jazz festival takes place in the museum’s sculpture garden every year. The most important building in the capital, Lincoln, is the mighty Nebraska State Capitol. An impressive eye-catcher is its 122-meter-high tower with the shiny gold dome. Also in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska State Museum has the world’s largest collection of mammalian fossils. Also visit the Scotts Bluff National Monument on the south bank of the North Platte at Low. The striking sandstone cliff, which offers breathtaking views over the Plains, showed early settlers the way over the Rocky Mountains.
Travel tips and best travel time
The climate of Nebraska is characterized by hot summers and cold winters. The average annual temperature is 10.6 ° C. In July and August, the values often reach 30 degrees.
The best travel time is due to the moderate temperatures from May to June as well as September and October. Mountain Standard Time (MST) applies in Nebraska, which is eight hours ahead of our Central European Time. You can reach the two regional airports in Omaha and Lincoln via the major American airports.
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THE LARGEST CITY IN NEBRASKA
The city of Omaha is known for its cultural centers and museums, such as B. the renowned Joslyn Art Museum.
OMAHA´S HENRY DOORLY ZOO
A very special zoo with countless animals. The Desert Dome, the largest indoor desert in the world, is particularly impressive.
SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT
With its striking cliff, the National Monument was an important landmark for all pioneers on the way across the Rocky Mountains.
NIOBRARA NATIONAL SCENIC RIVER
The prairie river meanders through beautiful natural landscapes and offers plenty of swimming fun for the whole family.