Nebraska is positively brimming with unique attractions, and today’s feature destination is no exception. Four mysterious sandstone pillars sit in Pioneers Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, creating an interesting sight that has been fascinating to visitors since the 1970s. But did you know the story behind this unusual park feature? It turns out that these pillars have quite a history.

Have you visited Pioneers Park in Lincoln, Nebraska? There’s a whole lot more to do there, including eight miles of trails, a bison herd and other wildlife, and some fascinating public art. If you’re interested in visiting this unique urban park, check out this previous article outlining fun things to do at this lovable Nebraska park.

And, while you’re in the area, be sure to explore all that Lincoln has to offer. For a little travel inspiration, watch the incredible drone footage taken of Lincoln, Nebraska:

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What are some of the best parks to explore in Nebraska?

If you enjoy parks, you'll find no shortage of these beautiful spaces in Nebraska! Below you'll find a list of some of our absolute favorite parks to explore in Nebraska:

  • Chadron State Park
  • Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
  • Fort Robinson State Park
  • Indian Cave State Park
  • Niobrara State Park
  • Platte River State Park
  • Ponca State Park
  • Smith Falls State Park


In our humble opinion, each of these state parks in Nebraska is worth exploring!

Does Nebraska have any natural wonders?

Absolutely! Nebraska is a land-locked state without any major mountain ranges, but that doesn't mean there aren't tons of natural wonders to explore. Below you'll find a list of some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the state:

  • Crane Trust, Wood River
  • Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton
  • Lincoln Saline Wetland Nature Center (and the saline wetlands), Lincoln
  • Indian Cave State Park and the Missouri Valley, Shubert
  • Wildlife Safari Park/Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park, Ashland
  • Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue
  • Glacier Creek Preserve, Bennington
  • Ashfall Fossil Beds, Royal
  • Niobrara Valley Preserve, Johnstown
  • Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District, Halsey


Curious to visit the above places? You're in luck! We've put together a natural wonders road trip in Nebraska that will take you to some of the state's most impressive outdoor places. Happy exploring!

What is the highest point in Nebraska?

The highest natural point in Nebraska is appropriately named Panorama Point. It is located in Kimball County and measures 5,429 feet above sea level.

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