Everyone’s Nebraska experience is different, but we have our little commonalities. Whether you were born and raised here or chose to settle here later in life, these images are instantly recognizable to any Nebraskan.
1. Chimney Rock
This is maybe the most iconic Nebraskan image ever. It was a welcome sight to travelers on the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails, and people still flock to the rock formation today.
2. The Capitol Building
This gorgeous building needs no introduction. If you grew up anywhere near Lincoln, tours of the capitol building were definitely a part of your childhood.
It's sort of a comfort to drive past them when you've been away for a while...this is how you know you're home.
4. The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
You may or may not have visited the interstate-spanning museum, but it is definitely a familiar sight, even if you don't drive under it often.
5. The Omaha Skyline
Nebraska's biggest city has a rather pretty skyline that's hard to forget...even if you've only seen it in pictures.
6. Old, Abandoned Barns
Drive along any rural road and you're bound to see these relics dotting the land on either side. How very "Nebraska."
7. Herbie Husker
This handsome guy can often be found running around and dancing at Huskers games.
8. Memorial Stadium
The place that becomes the state's third-largest "city" on game days.
9. Scotts Bluff National Monument
A Nebraska landmark since long before there was a Nebraska, the Scotts Bluff rock formations are uniquely Nebraska.
10. The classic lone windmill
Lonely windmills in fields are definitely an iconic Nebraska sight. They're even prettier set against the colorful backdrop of a Nebraska sunset.
11. The Henry Doorly Zoo's Desert Dome
This thing is visible from a long way off, and even in pictures it's a very recognizable icon of our state.
12. Holy Family Shrine
This stunning and somewhat mysterious sight (so many people have gotten lost trying to get there) is a favorite among Nebraskans.
These are just some of the sights that we instantly associate with Nebraska. What are some other images that conjure up feelings of home for you? Tell us all about them in the comments.