The 15 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Nebraska

When you need a little getaway and want to explore our fascinating state, a day trip is perfect. You don’t have to commit to a hotel stay and you can keep costs fairly low. These 15 day trips are by no means a complete list of the things you should see in Nebraska, but they represent some of our favorite trips we’ve featured here in the past.

Obviously, in such a big state, not all of these will be possible as a day trip from every starting point. But even if you have to plan a long drive and an overnight hotel stay to see them, every one of these places is worth a visit. They’re listed here in no particular order.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

There are thousands of awesome day trips to take in Nebraska – and as always, we’ll keep telling you about them!

Address: Sage Hill Vineyard, 70993 Rock Creek Rd, Parks, NE 69041, USA
Address: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, 86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773, USA
Address: BeeHaven Farm Roadside Market, 855 NE-71, Harrisburg, NE 69345, USA
Address: Callaway, NE 68825, USA
Address: Sand Hills, Whitman, NE 69366, USA
Address: Happy Jack Peak, Scotia, NE 68875, USA
Address: Crawford, NE 69339, USA
Address: Indian Cave State Park, 65296 720 Rd, Shubert, NE 68437, USA
Address: Heritage Mennonite Park, 720 Rd B, Henderson, NE 68371, USA
Address: Riverside Discovery Center, 1600 S Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
Address: Master's Hand - Every Woman's Dream Shop, 3599 Co Rd F, Tekamah, NE 68061, USA
Address: Fairbury, NE 68352, USA
Address: Smith Falls State Park, 90159 Smith Falls Rd, Valentine, NE 69201, USA
Address: Toadstool Geological Park and Campground, Harrison, NE 69346, USA
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Day Trips Near Me In Nebraska

July 27, 2021

What are the best day trips in Nebraska I can take?  

Nebraska is a fun state filled with plenty of day trips perfectly designed to help us unwind without going too far away from home. From Omaha, a drive to Ashland just takes about a half-hour and is super fun for those who love wildlife and wildlife parks. Burt County is another fun place to make a whole day trip out of; boutique shops, chocolatiers, and more await visitors there like some kind of Nebraskan paradise. If you can dream it, you can make a trip out of it, and Nebraska is great for those who like low-key but engaging things to do.  

What are some must-visit places in Nebraska?  

Contrary to popular beliefs of other Americans, Nebraska is far from a boring place – you just need to know where to look. It’s a place with interesting geology, and paying a visit to both Chimney Rock and Scottsbluff National Monument are must-dos for Nebraskans and visitors alike. Our state parks are wonderful and truly showcase some of the most beautiful places in the state. There are also strange and wonderful things, like Carhenge – what is that you ask? Guess you’ll simply have to come and see.  

What kind of unique day trips in Nebraska are possible? 

If you can dream it, you can drive it – that’s what we say. You can create all kinds of unique day trips in Nebraska. If you’re an ice cream fan, draw up plans for a tour of the best creameries in the state. If you’re a chaser of waterfalls, a road trip to all the most iconic falls in the state is a must-do. What about an awesome natural wonders road trip, which takes you to all the most interesting places in nature that Nebraska’s got to offer? You could also create a trip in which you visit all most offbeat and bizarre places in the state; the possibilities are truly endless and entirely up to the limits of your imagination.  

Address: Sage Hill Vineyard, 70993 Rock Creek Rd, Parks, NE 69041, USA
Address: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, 86930 517th Ave, Royal, NE 68773, USA
Address: BeeHaven Farm Roadside Market, 855 NE-71, Harrisburg, NE 69345, USA
Address: Callaway, NE 68825, USA
Address: Sand Hills, Whitman, NE 69366, USA
Address: Happy Jack Peak, Scotia, NE 68875, USA
Address: Crawford, NE 69339, USA
Address: Indian Cave State Park, 65296 720 Rd, Shubert, NE 68437, USA
Address: Heritage Mennonite Park, 720 Rd B, Henderson, NE 68371, USA
Address: Riverside Discovery Center, 1600 S Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
Address: Master's Hand - Every Woman's Dream Shop, 3599 Co Rd F, Tekamah, NE 68061, USA
Address: Fairbury, NE 68352, USA
Address: Smith Falls State Park, 90159 Smith Falls Rd, Valentine, NE 69201, USA
Address: Toadstool Geological Park and Campground, Harrison, NE 69346, USA