Rising from the prairie plains of the Missouri River to the Great Plains and foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Nebraska evokes the explorers, pioneers and Native Americans of yesteryear. The largest city, Omaha, is on the west bank of the Missouri River and is one of the state’s top tourist destinations. The priest Edward Flanagan founded it in 1921 as Boys Town, a home for homeless, needy boys. Even today, the exemplary facility gives boys and girls a new, loving and safe home. Lincoln is one of the most impressive capitals of all US states. Also known as the “Tower on the Plains,” the State Capitol building is as imposing on the inside as it is on the outside. Great views of the city can be enjoyed from the top floor.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Nebraska geography and economy.
Arriving by plane
From the airport in Omaha (website: www.epleyairfield.com) there are connections to all major cities in the USA.
Arrival by car
Greyhound buses run from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York. More information from Greyhound (website: www.greyhound.com).
Note on arrival by car
Average bus travel times: Omaha – Denver: 11 hr 30; Omaha – Cheyenne: 10 hrs; Omaha – Chicago: 10 hrs 30; Omaha – Kansas City: 5 hrs.
Arrival by train
There are Amtrak services from Los Angeles to Chicago. Additional information from Amtrak (website: www.amtrak.com).
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Greater Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
US-68102 Omaha, Nebraska
(402) 444 46 60, (866) 937 66 24 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitomaha.com Nebraska Tourism Commission
301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 98907
US-68509 Lincoln, Nebraska
(402) 471 37 97, (888) 444 18 67 (travel industry only, toll free within the US).
http://www.visitnebraska.com Nebraska Game and Park Commission
2200 North 33rd Street
US-68503 Lincoln, Nebraska
(402) 471 06 41.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Nebraska.
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