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On vacation with kids to: Nebraska, USA.

Nebraska, a Great Plains state, is part of the central region of the United States and occupies the central portion of the Frontier Strip.

Nebraska means 'flat water' after the Platte River that flows through the state. Nebraska’s capital is Lincoln and largest city is Omaha. Once considered part of the Great American Desert, it is now a leading farming state. Nebraskans have practiced scientific farming to turn the Nebraska prairie into a land of ranches and farms. Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. The state is composed of two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. At the easternmost portion of the state you'll find the Dissected Till Plains, a region of gently rolling hills. The Great Plains occupy the majority of western Nebraska and is comprised of several smaller, diverse land regions, including the Sandhills, the Pine Ridge, the Rainwater Basin, the High Plains and the Wildcat Hills. Two major climates are represented in Nebraska: the eastern two-thirds of the state has a hot summer continental climate, and the western third of the state has a semiarid steppe climate.
Imagine the wind-swept prairies in the east, the Rockies foothills in the west, and the cities with their mid-western friendliness, all ingredients for a great vacation with the kids. Omaha may be a big city but offers some of the best tourist attractions, off course you can also explore the restaurants, bars, boutiques, and antiques shops of the Historic Old Market. The city of Lincoln will lure you with its historic Haymarket District and all its shops and galleries. Western Nebraska features the Scottsbluff area and has facilities for golf, hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing. North Central Nebraska consists of river canyons, waterfalls, and the largest manmade forest in North America.
Southwest Central Nebraska region, also called “Great American Desert”. With a number of lakes and large reservoirs here, like the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area, great for all kinds of water sports.
Northeast Nebraska, where the Missouri River runs through, celebrates the rich history of the infamous expedition. The Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area in Crofton is suited for camping and boating.
Lush landscapes, plenty of recreation, and the Lewis and Clark Trail can all make Nebraska come to mind for your next family vacation.
In Nebraska you'll find some of the most acclaimed attractions and events, from a world-class zoo to historical outposts and otherworldly rock formations, plus museums and outdoor activities. Sounds like a good destination to spend your vacation with the kids.

Popular cities and towns in Nebraska:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Nebraska are: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk, Columbus, Papillion, La Vista, Scottsbluff, Beatrice, South Sioux City and Lexington.

Accommodations:

Looking for family friendly Nebraska hotels? Many of Nebraska family hotels and resorts offer unique vacation accommodations, including family suites and kid suites, complimentary hot breakfast, family style dining and friendly service. Take a look at the accommodations section to see what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children.
Nebraska has Bed & Breakfast, historic Inns, hotels, cabins, condos, family-sized vacation rentals, guest ranches, family friendly hotels, resorts, R.V. Parks and maybe even more kinds of accommodation with year-round activities.
When staying for your vacation with the kids in Nebraska, you get much more than just a comfortable bed, you'll get the small-town charm and hospitality that's sprinkled throughout Nebraska.




Attractions:

Nebraska offers great opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking, boating, parasailing, diving or choose for Nebraska's cowboy recreation and nature trail. But Nebraska offers more. Here we’ve listed some activities for a great vacation with the kids.

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Fun Plex
Harold Warp's Pioneer Village



Nebraska Water Parks and water fun:
Island Oasis

Zoos:
Folsom Children's Zoo
Henry Doorly Zoo
Riverside Zoo
Zoo Nebraska

Other sites and tours to see:
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Carhenge
Fort Robinson State Park
Harold Warp Pioneer Village
Farm and Ranch Museum
Arbor Day Farm
Taylor - Wessel - Bickel House (Nelson House)
Homestead National Monument
Air Boat Tours
Historic Sites of Bellevue
Central Park Fountain in Alliance
Oregon Trail Wagon Train in Bayard


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More usefull websites:
Nebraska Official State Information Website
Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism


    
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