Nebraska’s state slogan might make you think it’s a place you don’t want to go to. The state slogan is “Nebraska: honestly, it’s not for everyone.” While I don’t disagree with the state’s slogan, it’s also somewhat misleading. The state might for everyone, but it holds some of the country’s greatest treasures. Everyone should know and be aware of those treasures.
With all that in mind, I want to showcase some of the great things Nebraska has to offer and show you some reasons you should have it on your list of places to visit when you’re planning your next RV road trip.
1. Amazing and Beautiful Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks
Nebraska has some of the most iconic and amazing national monuments in the whole country. For example, Chimney Rock, which was a major landmark along the Oregon Trail, sits in the Nebraska panhandle.
Other great finds include the Toadstool Geologic Park, Scotts Bluff National Monument, and the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. You can spend so much time at these important sites soaking in all the information and history they have to offer.
2. Omaha’s Fantastic Foodie Scene
Omaha is just one of the vibrant cities located in Nebraska, but if you or someone that will be going on the trip with you qualifies as a foodie, then it’s a place you need to visit. This city has tons to offer with it comes to food and drink.
Dundee Dell is home to one of the largest scotch collection in the U.S. and serves fantastic food. Dante Pizzeria offers some of the best wood-fired pizzas in the entire state and beyond. Le Bouillon is known for its high-class eating experience and mouth-watering meals from chef Paul Kulik. Last but certainly not least comes Grey Plume offers a high-class eight-course tasting menu that’s worth every penny.
There are dozens of fantastic restaurants in Omaha, and I have no doubt you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for at a price that agrees with you.
3. Plenty of Beautiful Natural Areas for You Enjoy
I could do a whole article on just the amazing wildlife and natural areas in the state of Nebraska. I may at a later date. All you need to know now is that there are many places to see and visit.
The Sandhills of Nebraska is one of these places. It’s home to 400-foot dunes and 272 miles of breathtaking landscape. Here you can camp, watch wildlife, hike, and be out in the natural world. The Niobrara National Scenic River is another wonderful place to spend a few days out in nature. You can partake in swimming, white water rafting, fishing, canoeing, or kayaking and have plenty of fun for days along its beautiful banks.
Nebraska has a lot to offer travelers, especially campers and outdoors people. The state’s slogan is accurate. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a place everyone should experience.
Have you visited Nebraska? What were your favorite spots or activities? Tell others by leaving a comment below!