Nebraska is a beautiful state, no matter where you go. Each town has its own unique kind of beauty tucked away somewhere or another, but there are some places that are just radiant – and here are 10 of them.
There's something truly special about Chadron and its unparalleled beautiful surroundings. With Chadron State Park, Nebraska National Forest, Oglala National Grasslands, and Toadstool Geologic Park all nearby, there's always something fun to do in Chadron.
Beemer is a small town with all the charm and warmth you'd expect but is located close enough to everything you need to make life comfortable, not to mention it has some of the most beautiful views around.
There's so much natural beauty in Valentine it's almost unbelievable. Smith Falls State Park, home to the state's tallest waterfall, is nearby, as is the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. The Cherry County Historical Society Museum is a fantastic attraction that memorializes the hardy pioneer history of Valentine and the surrounding area.
Gering lies just east of Scotts Bluff National Monument, making for some truly remarkable views both from the city looking out, as well as looking down onto the city from the bluff. Gering itself is a charming town, and their Oregon Trail Days you must attend at least once.
5. Red Cloud
As the former home of American author Willa Cather, Red Cloud's natural beauty and pioneer history has been immortalized in novels like O! Pioneers and My Antonia. The town now contains a large Willa Cather memorial consisting of multiple sites connected with the author's life. The historic downtown area is a great place to take a leisurely stroll, and the town's nine-hole golf course is said to be the third best in the state.
Located in southwest Nebraska, McCook has the charm and friendliness of a small town, and plenty of cultural events keep residents and visitors busy year-round. McCook is also home to the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in the state, a truly beautiful home and a must-see on your next visit to the area.
This small town of less than 5,000 people has some big history, starting with the Pony Express and transcontinental railroad. The town's Old West heritage is preserved in the fantastic historic Front Street, and the town is conveniently close to Nebraska favorite Lake McConaughy.
This historic town in southeast Nebraska is known for its many charming old-time buildings, and quaint brick-paved downtown. If you travel just outside of town, you can see the Israel Beetison House, a beautiful mansion built in 1875 by an Englishman who settled in the area.
9. Nebraska City
Nebraska City is full of natural beauty, but it's also full of fun activities and historic attractions. One of the highlights of the town is the annual AppleJack Festival which attracts from 60,000 to 80,000 visitors to the town every year and features all kinds of apple-related foods and fun.
Located in the Nebraska panhandle, the city is centrally located within Scotts Bluff County. Scottsbluff shares its borders with the city of Gering and the city of Terrytown and is the retail hub of the Nebraska panhandle offering lodging, dining, and shopping as well as some of the most amazing views in the state.
Each one of these beautiful scenes is just one of many for these towns and cities – this is just the tip of the iceberg. What are some more towns and cities with beautiful views in Nebraska? Share some suggestions with us, and if you have pictures, share those too!