Take These 8 Country Roads In Nebraska For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive

Whenever you take a drive out on the country roads in Nebraska, you’re likely to see some beautiful scenery and even some interesting wildlife. But did you know the state has specially-designated scenic roads to help you get the most out of your road trip (or Sunday afternoon)? Here are eight of those particularly scenic drives to take in Nebraska next time you get a chance:

Whether you follow them all the way or just jump on for a few miles, these scenic drives always offer a memorable experience. Which is your favorite? Do you have any to add? What are your favorite scenic drives to take in Nebraska? Let us know in the comments.

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Address: U.S. Highway 385, US-385, Chadron, NE, USA
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Address: US Highway 136, US Hwy 136, Beatrice, NE, USA
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Address: Lincoln Hwy, Kearney, NE, USA
Address: Loup Rivers Scenic Byway, 330 S HWY 11, Burwell, NE 68823, USA
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Scenic Drives to Take in Nebraska

May 02, 2021

Where are the best country roads in Nebraska? 

Don’t let the rumors of Nebraska being “flat and boring” prevent you from exploring and learning the truth! Turns out, Nebraska is home to plenty of scenic drives and byways just waiting to be explored. Honestly, the best country roads in Nebraska are the ones that take you somewhere you’ve never been. They’re the ones that lead you to incredible streams, rivers, or valleys, and they’re the ones that take your breath away with every curve. You can find them just about anywhere - just start on a road you’ve never been on before, and go from there. 

What kind of Nebraska road trips can I take?

Anything you can do anywhere else, you can do in Nebraska, and that includes unique road trips! No matter what you’re interested in - from country roads to waterfalls to wide-open prairies to more modern things like donuts and ghost towns, you’ll find a road trip involving it if you know where to look. We have some great suggestions, too! For example, here you’ll find a list of some of the coolest road trips you’ll find in this beautiful state, and here you’ll find some more. The possibilities are endless, so you’d better start planning.

Where are some of the best scenic places in Nebraska?

Oh, goodness, where do we start? Nebraska is a gorgeous state with plenty of natural wonders to admire; for example, there’s the world-famous Chimney Rock, an intriguing geological wonder from millennia past. Even though we’re not exactly known for having mountain ranges, you’ll still find some other interesting geological features, too, like the Courthouse and Jailhouse rocks near Bridgeport. We’ve got waterfalls to admire, too - for example, one of our favorites is the beautiful Stone Creek Falls, which are hidden inside Platte River State Park. If you know where to look, you’ll find many places that will simply take your breath away.