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 sections of the Mormon Trail and the Oregon Trail. When these pioneer trails cut north near Ogallala, the Lincoln Highway continues west. Along its route in Western Nebraska it runs from east of Brady to the Wyoming border, through North Platte, Sutherland, Ogallala, Big Springs, Chappell, Sidney and Kimball.
Interstate 80 parallels the Lincoln Highway through Western Nebraska, but take the time to turn off the fastest path and embrace the backroads. The Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway will make your trip.
Along the way, the modern traveler will enjoy a wide variety of attractions that include historical museums, numerous golf courses, one of the world's largest railroad yards, the expansive waters and beaches of Lake McConaughy, the Cabela's superstore, the Plains Historical Museum, the annual Sandhill Crane migration, fishing, hiking and much more.
It's a memorable route for the whole family that dips into the life of Buffalo Bill, pioneers, settlers, wildlife, natural areas, farmlands, farm markets, wineries and everthing that Nebraska's Wild West has to offer. Don't miss it!
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Photos by Bobbi & Steve Olson