Do NOT Do These 4 Touristy Things In Nebraska. Do This Instead.

Nebraska is a unique state in a lot of ways, but one of its most noticeable distinctions is how the population and land are divided. There are nearly two million residents, and about half of those residents live in a handful of cities in the southeastern(ish) portion of the state. This population distribution can sometimes feel as though there are two Nebraskas: the more populous eastern side and the farming and ranching land to the west.

A lot of tourists stick to the state’s largest city – and truthfully, the Omaha area has a lot to offer. But for the tourist who wants to stay a few steps off of the beaten path, here are things to do in other parts of the state that you can substitute for Omaha’s top attractions.

Instead of the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha…

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Instead of the Durham Museum in Omaha…

Instead of the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland…

Instead of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha…

Just to be clear, we aren’t suggesting that you never visit the Omaha attractions…they are pretty great. And the alternatives we offer here don’t even begin to cover the vast number of other awesome activities and attractions all around Nebraska. In fact, here’s a long list of just the museums across the state. Get out there and explore all of Nebraska – from the nationally-recognized attractions to the quirky small-town places. You’ll definitely be glad you did.