Concerts on the Creek kicks off Saturday in Cambridge

The soothing sounds of Medicine Creek’s tranquil waters meeting the Republican River is natural music serenading Cambridge. Dick Shoemaker and Becky Van de Bogart’s home overlooks the valley where those streams join. Music of another sort flows when the Nebraska Chamber Players assemble in the spacious home during Concerts on the Creek. Shoemaker is tendingRead More

North Platte celebrates NEBRASKAland Days

There’s no place like NEBRASKAland Days for celebrating Nebraska’s 150th birthday this summer. North Platte rolls out the Wild West red carpet June 14-24 for a supercharged sesquicentennial version of the official state celebration. “We’ve ramped up the rodeo, parade, the concerts and everything in between,” said David Fudge, NEBRASKAland Days’ executive director. “This isRead More

Nebraska’s Home Away From Home State Parks

The state’s highest waterfall, out-of-this-world rock formations, roaming bison and an annual fruitcake fling are just a handful of what awaits at Nebraska’s eight state parks and 58 state recreation areas. From river bluffs to rocky outcroppings, thousands of scenic acres have been preserved and enhanced with facilities for camping, fishing, hiking and enjoying theRead More

Nebraska’s Bucket List Destinations

The Cornhusker State inspires images of wide-open prairies, never-ending cornfields and pancake-flat horizons. These stereotypes only reflect a fraction of the state’s varied landscapes. The nation’s 16th-largest state is peppered with geological and manmade wonders that will make you rethink your definition of Nebraska. The Nebraska State Capitol, built from 1922-1932, was the first statehouseRead More

Water Adventures Await in Nebraska

Nebraska is blessed with water. The same water bringing life to our crop fields and sea of prairie grass provides an ocean of recreational opportunities thanks to man-made reservoirs, natural Sandhills lakes and shallow spring-fed rivers. Adventure is just offshore for those not skittish about leaving the land. Float, ride and wade along with usRead More

Nebraska Celebrates 150 in 2017

There is no place like Nebraska … especially in 2017. The Cornhusker State is commemorating 150 years of statehood with tributes all year long. Sesquicentennial celebrations are planned statewide to connect Nebraskans, enhance state pride and illuminate state history for the next generation, according to First Lady Susanne Shore. “The Nebraska 150 Celebration allows usRead More

Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway

The jagged cliffs, hills, valleys and draws of Nebraska’s northern border provided refuge for frontier outlaws like Doc Middleton, Kid Wade and their associates. That rough topography is also what necessitated the twisted trajectory of Highway 12 – the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway. The eastern terminus of this route is South Sioux City, once knownRead More

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