Nebraska at 150: Buffalo Bill’s Scout Ranch in North Platte

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 Buffalo Bill’s ranch in North Platte… North Platte is proud of its Buffalo Bill legacy. The Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park is the crown […]

Happy birthday Nebraska! Looking good for 150

Happy birthday Nebraska! The cute little state in the middle of the United States turns a youthful 150 years young. Nebraska became the 37th state March 1, 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War. I wondered how to write about the state’s sesquicentennial. Should I discuss the history of the state, dating […]

Omaha’s Cathedral flower show celebrates Nebraska’s history

Nebraska turns 150 years old in 2017. St. Cecelia Cathedral’s annual flower event showcased several displays related to the state’s history. From Native Americans to Mrs. B, the 32nd annual show intertwined flowers and history. Several Omaha-area florists designed displays that shared information about specific historical events or people. While the historical exhibits are interesting, […]

Nebraska Passport 2016: North Platte Grain Bin Antique Town

Pat and Lori Clinch used an old grain bin from the 1930s as sort of an extra room. They used the wooden structure to sit and take in the panoramic view of the valley and trees near their home. Friends seemed to enjoy the time they spent in the bin, Lori said. Unbeknownst to her, […]

Checking out some of our favorite Midwest festivals

Tulip Time in Pella and Orange City, IA Celebrating Dutch ancestry and culture kick off our look at area summer festivals. Pella, Iowa, celebrates the 81st annual Tulip Time festival May 5-7. Parades, tours of the working windmill and great food are part of the events for the central Iowa community. We have visited Pella […]

April Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Visit North Platte

Disclosure: Thanks to Visit North Platte for sponsoring this post and the April Midwest Travel Twitter Chat.  All opinions and views are ours. Our featured destination for the April Midwest Travel Twitter Chat is one that we have grown fond of. We had our first visit to the western Nebraska city nearly two years ago. We were pleasantly surprised at […]

Sandhill cranes hanging out in Nebraska

They’re baaaccckkk! And it’s a beautiful sight. Sandhill cranes have started their annual migration through the Central Flyway, which encompasses about 100 miles of Nebraska’s Platte River valley. The prehistoric birds have migrated to roost among the river’s sandbars between Grand Island and North Platte for thousands of years. Kearney is considered Ground Zero for […]

Looking forward to Midwest Travel Twitter Chat 2016 by looking back at 2015

When Sara of Travel with Sara and I started this chat last year, I honestly wasn’t sure what would happen. Along with Sara, Tim and I are very passionate about our love for travel and know there is so much to explore in our own backyard that is the Midwest. Tim and I had been to […]

Who needs Route 66? Nebraskans can get their kicks along the Lincoln Highway

Nebraska is one of the states chosen to host a portion of the Lincoln Highway – the first transcontinental highway in the United States. US Highway 30 runs the entire state, from Blair on the east side to past Sidney, near the Wyoming border. The Nebraska section of Highway 30 is among the longest in the country, […]

Our adventure with the Nebraska Passport program

With about 45 days left, Nebraskans continue to travel around the state and visit spots to get that important stamp in the 2015 Nebraska Passport program. We’re (meaning Lisa) no different. We likely aren’t going to challenge anyone for the grand prize in October, but we’ve made a dent. The passport program highlights 80 businesses […]

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