Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Nebraska.
Once called ‘The great American desert’, Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state. It also has the largest underwater lake in the US. A visitor to Nebraska is spoilt for choices considering all that is on offer. It is a place where the past merges seamlessly with the present to give an unforgettable experience. A place where the ancient and modern come together to provide a great time to one and all.
It is the land through which the pioneers passed as they moved west. If you want a slice of life here, try being a cowboy at the various cattle ranches learning the ropes!
The Mansion on the Hill is a Victorian style home from the 1800s and is a historic place that has now been converted into a museum. At the Lincoln Children’s Museum, children can have a great time with the interactive exhibits to keep young minds enthralled. The Henry Doorly Zoo also has a great display of animals to keep the young minds occupied. There is more than you can cover in a day here – ranging from a great aquarium of sharks to the Desert Dome displaying some interesting nocturnal animals. A must visit!
Head to the Orpheum Theatre to enjoy some dazzling theatric performances. If lucky, you might even witness a celebrity on the stage. Don’t miss a trip to the Hastings College Art Gallery to view the prestigious works of several artists. The Junction Motor Speedway is a prime speedway with an oval track that hosts various races throughout the year.
A trip to Nebraska will not be complete without a visit to the Palatte River to take the magnificent view of millions of sand hill cranes as they make their annual spring migration.
Boot Hill, as the name might suggest, was a place where the dead were buried with their boots on. If you like history, you will definitely want to take a look. If you are seeking something unusual, you should make a trip to Carhenge where 38 cars have been painted and aligned to resemble Stonehenge in Britain.
Visit the Original Pony Express Station, a log cabin that was a trading post, ranch house and stagecoach stop. It served as the means to deliver pony mail using the pony express until telegraph lines came into being. There are also some excellent mountain biking trails that the enthusiast will find challenging.
Finally round off the trip with a visit to Lake McConaughy for some skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Lake Ogallala offers some milder pastimes like fishing and bald eagle watching. Besides this, you can explore nature to your hearts’ content along all the hiking and biking trails.
We are sorry but at the present time we do not have any holiday rentals available in Nebraska.
Things to do
The Riverside Zoo is located in Scottsbluff and is home to over 70 species of animals including several rare and endangered species including the Red Panda and the Cinereous Vulture. The zoo also displays traditional zoo favourites including the White Tiger.
Wildlife World is a natural history museum with a range of animal displays from the prehistoric to the modern day. There are over 500 species to see and learn about with help from the huge range of educational displays. One of the most popular displays is that of “Ricky the Rhino”, a full size replica of the worlds largest land mammal, at 19 feet tall and 30 feet long.
Island Oasis Water Park
The Island Oasis Water Park is located in Grand Island. The park offers a range of activities and attractions including water Basketball, high-speed water slides which drop from 60ft, volleyball courts, wave pools and a lazy river. Younger children can also receive swimming lessons and have special slides designed with them in mind.
The Fun Plex is an amusement park with a variety of activities including Mini-Golf, an arcade, a water park, rides and more. The water park includes a wave pool, lazy river and slides. The amusement parks rides include a roller coaster, Karting, Ferris wheel, bumper boats and the “Tilt-A-Whirl”, a spinning ride which is a popular attraction at carnivals the world over.
Strategic Air & Space Museum
The Strategic Air and Space Museum is home to some of the most important historical aircraft in history. The collection contains rare aircraft including the Avro Vulcan, a British cold war bomber and one of only three on display in the United States and the famous SR-71 Blackbird, which is still the worlds fastest and highest flying aircraft, records that it has held since the 1960s. The museum offers a range of exhibits to enjoy and a large range of aircraft from World War 2 to the modern day.
Nebraska’s Airports are national and regional serving only other states. The largest and busiest airport is Eppley Airfield, though there are several other regional airports spread throughout the state.
The state capital of Nebraska is Lincoln and its largest city and metropolitan area is Omaha. Other large and notable cities include Bellevue, Grand Island and Kearney.
Nebraska has varied climates from the east and western sides of the state. Though temperatures tend to remain fairly the same across the state the rainfall is less in the western areas than in the eastern areas.
Nebraska is located in Tornado Alley and as such, tornados a common in the warmer months and violent thunderstorms are also relatively common in the state.
Nebraska is located in the centre of the United States in the region is known as the Great Plains and the state is considered part of the American Midwest. The state is landlocked and shares boarders with the states of Wyoming, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Kansas and Colorado.