Lincoln Highway - Main Street Across Nebraska
The Lincoln HIghway (US HWY 30) was the United States' first transcontinental highway and cuts through the heart of Western Nebraska's Wild West region.
The highway trace historic routes followed first by Native Americans and also s
The Western Trails Scenic Byway starts in Ogallala and runs northwest along US Highway 26 to the Wyoming border. The byway passes the length of Lake McConaughy then travels on through the towns of Lewellen, Oshkosh, Broadwater, Bridgeport, Bayard, Scottsbluff, Mitchell and many other s
The most popular route through the Sandhills is Nebraska Highway 2, deemed the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. For the westbound traveler, Highway 2 heads northwest from Grand Island, passes the Nebraska National Forest at Halsey, crosses the lake country of the western Sandhills, then exits
Today, the Nebraska portion of U.S. Highway 385 is designated the Gold Rush Byway. From the Colorado to the South Dakota state lines, the highway connects Sidney with Bridgeport, Alliance and Chadron. It follows the old trail for much of the way and rolls through some of the most spectacular
The Bridges to Buttes Scenic Byway cuts a 200 mile long path near the northern border of Western Nebraska, from Valentine to the Wyoming border beyond Harrison. It's wide open country, dotted with world class surprises.
To start with, near Valentine, you'll find the Niobrara National Scen
Special events throughout the year create unforgettable family memories at Western Nebraska’s only zoo. Birthday parties, live music concerts, after hours events and holiday celebrations have visitors, and the zoo’s big cats, roaring loudly with approval. (308) 630-6236.
Late December through the first weekend of March. Water discharged from the Kingsley Hydroplant creates open water on Lake Ogallala, attracting bald eagles. View from the heated facility below the dam. (800) 658-4390.