Sure, Nebraska has prairies, but don't
let images of land stretching to meet the horizon limit
your vision of what else this state has to offer. For
the traveler who appreciates the quirky, there are such
sites as Carhenge, a Nebraska variation on the famed
Stonehenge, and for visitors who prefer the historical
mixed in with their vacation time, markers noting the
Trail of Tears and other Native American landmarks can
be found throughout the state.
FOR ETERNITY Ashfall
Fossil Beds State
Look closely at this image, and you'll see ribcages
of animals from twelve million years ago. After a volcanic
eruption, ash blanketed the region. Eating the ash killed
the animals, but preserved such specimens as the giraffe-like
camel and the giant tortoise.
BOOK A ROOM Hotels in Omaha Along with Malcolm X's birthsite, Omaha boasts a variety of attractions and luxury hotels. If you are planning an Omaha vacation, make sure to review these hotel descriptions, ratings and photos before reserving a room.
ANIMAL PLANET Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
This Omaha attraction is not only the largest zoo in the world, but it is home to about 17,000 animals of 964 species. A crowd favorite is the Lied Jungle indoor rainforest, but our favorite is the Kingdoms of the Night exhibit, which features the world's largest indoor swamp and nocturnal exhibit.