Top Choice Museum in Omaha

Durham Museum

The soaring art-deco Union Station train depot houses a remarkable museum. Covering local history from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Omaha stockyards to the trains that once called here, the Durham makes the…
Top Choice Museum in Omaha

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Just across the river in the cute little downtown area of Council Bluffs, IA, this grand museum tells the story of the world's most profitable railroad and the company that rammed the transcontinental line west from…
Top Choice Museum in Grand Island

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

A remarkable combination of museum exhibits with a vast outdoor living museum. Note how conditions dramatically improved from the homes in 1860 to 1890 thanks to riches made possible by the railroad.
Top Choice Monument in Nebraska Panhandle

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Some 20 million years ago, this part of Nebraska was like the Serengeti in Africa today: a gathering place for a rich variety of creatures. Today the bones of thousands of these ancient dinosaurs are found at this i…
Top Choice Park in Nebraska Panhandle

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Scotts Bluff has been a beacon to travelers for centuries. Rising 800ft above the flat plains of western Nebraska, it was an important waypoint on the Oregon Trail in the mid-19th century. You can still see wagon ru…
Museum in Omaha

Strategic Air & Space Museum

After WWII Omaha's Offutt Air Force Base was home to the US Air Force Strategic Air Command, the nuclear force detailed in Dr Strangelove. This legacy is documented at this cavernous museum, which bulges with bomber…
Museum in Omaha

Joslyn Art Museum

This admired and architecturally imposing museum has a great collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. There's also a good selection of Western-themed works, plus a cool sculpture garden.
Landmark in Lincoln

State Capitol

From the outside, Nebraska's remarkable 1932 400ft-high state capitol represents the apex of phallic architecture (like many tall buildings in the Plains, it's often called 'the penis on the prairie'), while the sym…
Museum in Lincoln

Museum of Nebraska History

Follows the Cornhusker State's story, starting with a large First Nebraskans room.
Museum in Kearney

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Arching unexpectedly over I-80 east of Kearney, the multimedia exhibits here tell colorful tales about the people who've passed this way, from those riding wagon trains to those zipping down the interstate.