Gourd for it at Lincoln’s JK’s Pumpkin Patch

Fall seems to mean a trip to the pumpkin patch. The Midwest has a lot of choices – big and small. We visited a smaller pumpkin patch near Lincoln that packed a lot of fun. JK’s Pumpkins is located just northeast of Nebraska’s capital city. The pumpkin patch – opened Friday-Sunday until the end of […]

Honest, Lincoln is home to great burgers and pizza

Honest Abe’s Burgers and Freedom Honest Abe’s Burgers and Freedom rates up there with the best burger I can recall ever having. The Lincoln diner is known as having the best burgers in the state capital. I’m willing to say they have some of the best burgers in the United States. How good are the […]

Light bulbs ‘illuminate’ Lincoln for charity

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 […]

Best Western returns to Lincoln with outstanding hotel plus Giveaway

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 […]

10 things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska

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 […]

4 fun day trip ideas from Omaha

As the summer travel season winds down, you may still have the itch to get out of town, but not want to drop a lot of green to do it. What’s a person to do? How about checking cities and attractions within a tank of gas from Omaha? Day trips can be fun and economical. […]

August Midwest Twitter Chat featuring Lincoln, Nebraska

We are very excited to team up with Sara Broers of Travel with Sara to bring our love of the Midwest to you. Each month we highlight a new feature destination of the Midwest with the monthly Midwest Twitter Chat! They are held on the first Wednesday each month from 11:00 a.m.- noon (CT). Lincoln, Nebraska, will be featured on […]

10 things to do in Nebraska

Nebraska IS “The Good Life.” This is a very popular slogan with us. Nebraska has a lot of interesting attractions – both historical and cultural. Of course, most people probably recognize Nebraska as home to the Huskers or one of the world’s best zoos. But, we have a lot to offer. I recently made a […]

Frank H. Woods museum documents phone history in Lincoln, Nebraska

Alexander Graham Bell is credited with inventing the telephone in January 1875. A few years later, the first telephone made its appearance in Lincoln, Nebraska. The first phone in Lincoln was considered a “coffin” phone. It had a slide manual switch and either a single or double receiver. It’s considered the original telephone. In 1879, […]

Minions return to Beatrice; add new friend Nebraskans will love

The Minions have returned to the Beatrice area. And they brought along a friend. Last year, we visited the traffic-stopping attraction on US Highway 77, between Lincoln and Beatrice. After seeing the story on Facebook, Lisa and I “HAD” to make the approximately 90-minute drive from Omaha. We loved it! There were three minions. This […]

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