What to expect at Britishfest 2017

Doctor Who fans rejoice! The Fourth Doctor will make an appearance at Omaha’s Britishfest. Sort of. A Tom Baker lifelike sculpture will be on hand for photo opportunities. The sculpture will appear alongside the 18th season’s console room. Not only will the Fourth Doctor “make” an appearance at the June 2-4 convention at the Comfort […]

Nebraska at 150: Burt County Museum in Tekamah

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are revisiting some of the state’s attractions. Today, we take a look at the Burt County Museum in Tekamah… Imagine pouring gasoline or kerosene into your iron and lighting it with a match. How about putting charcoal in […]

Hometown tourists – Checking out Omaha history with Nebraska Tour Company

A recent history tour of Omaha allowed me to look at some of our areas from a different viewpoint. The trip with Nebraska Tour Company covered areas from the Old Market to both north and south Omaha. Nebraska Tour Company was created by Jamie Thomas. Jamie is a friend of ours, so taking the tour […]

Dream weaver: Moorhead museum documents Minnesotan’s Norwegian sailing dream

You can take a trip to Norway simply by visiting Moorhead, Minnesota. The city is home to the Hjemkomst Center, which honors an American’s dream of traveling across the ocean to his homeland of Norway in a replica of a Viking ship. Robert Asp dreamed of traveling aboard the Hjemkomst (pronounced Yem-komst), the name given […]

Fremont, Washington – ‘Center of the Universe’

Fremont, Washington. Fremont, Nebraska. Two cities with the same name. What do they have in common beyond their name? Absolutely nothing. One sits on the Nebraska plains, a city of about 22,000 with a conservative-looking downtown that could be a scene out of a 1960s movie. The second is the “Center of the Universe.” Fremont, […]

Holy Family Shrine – Roadside chapel welcomes all near Gretna, Nebraska

Call it the little chapel on the prairie. Most people driving along Interstate 80 west of exit 432 likely wonder why there is a church atop a hill as they make their way east or west through Nebraska. The Holy Family Shrine near Gretna welcomes visitors who want to connect religiously or maybe just want […]

Holy comics! Kansas City’s Planet Comicon brings together celebrities and fans

Thousands of sci fi and fantasy fans donned their best costumes and headed to Kansas City’s convention center as part of the 19th annual Planet Comicon. If you didn’t know there was a convention in town, I’m not sure what people might think seeing Star Trek officers, Wonder Woman and characters from “The Walking Dead” […]

Nebraska at 150: Icons Chimney Rock and Carhenge

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are revisiting some of the state’s attractions. Today, we take a look at two travel icons – Chimney Rock and Carhenge… What do Chimney Rock and Carhenge have in common? Were they both creations from aliens? Nope. They […]

Nebraska at 150: Bellevue’s Stella’s burgers

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are revisiting some of the state’s attractions. Today, we take a look at Stella’s in Bellevue… Hungry? Hungry enough to devour six burger patties, 12 pieces of bacon, six slices of cheese and six fried eggs between a […]

Wagons Ho! Omaha sculptures tell pioneer story

Nebraskans are known to have a pioneer spirit. It’s considered the determination and strong work ethic we take pride in. That attitude can be explained by having more than 600,000 people cross the state over a two-decade period in the mid-1800s along the Oregon and Mormon trails. The pioneer story is recognized with a series […]

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