Light bulbs ‘illuminate’ Lincoln for charity

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Nebraska’s capital city is “lit” up for a good cause. More than 50 light bulb sculptures are scattered throughout Lincoln to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lighthouse, an after-school program for middle and high school students. The 51 light bulbs – made from fiberglass with a polyurethane resin and six feet tall – are… Continue Reading …

Best Western returns to Lincoln with outstanding hotel plus Giveaway

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The Best Western hotel chain has returned to Nebraska’s capital city with a freshly opened and well-operated hotel. The Best Western Plus opened its doors in Lincoln late July. The hotel is located on 27th Street, south of Interstate 80. It’s nicely located minutes from city attractions, while also allowing guests peace and quiet away… Continue Reading …

How can you be in two places at the same time? If you’re on ‘The Bob’ in Omaha

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It’s the only pedestrian bridge in the United States connecting two states. It may also be the only “talking” pedestrian bridge in the country. The Bob Kerrey pedestrian bridge connects Nebraska and Iowa via the Missouri River. It’s also a major tourism attraction for Omaha. “The Bob,” as it has affectionately become known, wasn’t welcomed… Continue Reading …

Stuhr Museum’s renovated main building, Railroad Town make for informative, fun visit

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We took a trip back in time during a visit to the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island. We wanted to check out the recently renovated museum building. We were not disappointed. The museum underwent a $7.4 million renovation over the last couple of years. The lobby area looks similar to its original appearance from 1963.… Continue Reading …

Food, fun at Iowa State Fair

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I’ve never been to a state fair. Lisa is sure she went as a kid, but doesn’t remember. So, we ventured out to Des Moines to check out the 2015 Iowa State Fair. We weren’t disappointed. The state fair is just like a county fair…multiplied by about 1 million gazillion times. Or, at least the… Continue Reading …

Eisenhower Museum covers military, political careers

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A visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will be heavy on World War II, and a little lighter on Ike’s presidency. The Abilene, Kansas, presidential center includes five attractions of sorts – Dwight Eisenhower’s boyhood home, a visitors center, a meditation place, the presidential museum and the presidential library. Abilene was the hometown… Continue Reading …

10 things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lincoln is more than just the state capital of Nebraska. It has a lot of nice attractions to check out. You can spend a day or a long weekend visiting some pretty interesting spots. Here are our Top 10 Lincoln attractions: State Capitol Nebraska’s legislature is a one-house senate. The remaining 49 states have a… Continue Reading …

Road Trip Plans, Part 3: Hitting the big city or checking out history

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This is the third in a three-part series… Getting away for three-day weekends seems to be the American way…or, at least, our way. If you like a road trip, here are a few spots to check out in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul The Twin Cities in Minnesota have always… Continue Reading …

Road Trip Plans, Part 2: Missouri attractions – Check out the Show Me State

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  This is second in a three-part series. Missouri has much to offer visitors. Here is a look at a few of the Missouri attractions we like. Kansas City Kansas City’s Union Station is hosting the Pro Football hall of Fame exhibit for its last weekend. The exhibit is open through Sept. 7th. You can… Continue Reading …

September Midwest Twitter Chat – Featuring St. Joseph, MO #MWTravel

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As I sit here looking out the window at the rain pouring down outside, it makes me think that the fall season is not too far away. Based on recent search results on the blog, I would say that many of you are thinking of fall as well.  We’ve had quite a few searches for haunted… Continue Reading …