Nebraska January 05, 2017
The 11 Towns You Should Never Ever Visit In Nebraska
Part of our mission here at Only In Nebraska has always been to show you the unknown, underrated, and underappreciated parts of our state. But it’s been pointed out over and over again by our readers that we should stop telling everyone how great Nebraska is because we don’t want it overrun with people. In the (silly, sarcastic, and not at all serious) spirit of keeping people away, here are some good reasons not to visit these places in Nebraska.
1. Long Pine
Long Pine is Nebraska's best-kept secret, so you definitely don't want to go there. That would be like letting the secret out, right? Read more about it
- just don't tell anyone.
2. Nebraska City
This town is crawling with history lovers and nature enthusiasts, so our suggestion is to stay far away. Especially in the fall, when everyone will try to get you to eat apples fresh off of the trees. You can read about it
, if you really want to.
Let's just make this easy for you: the scenery in and around Crawford is way too beautiful to make it a place you'd want to visit. All that natural beauty is just too much to handle. Read about it
, but don't say we didn't warn you.
4. North Platte
I guess North Platte is ok if you like history and trains...but nobody really does, right? Buffalo Bill's ranch and the Golden Spike Tower are both pretty dull - just drive right by and don't bother stopping in. Read about the city's winter celebration
(but don't worry - it's already over for 2016 holiday season).
You'll want to give Fairbury a wide berth when you drive by it. You might be pulled in by its adorable main street and beautiful old buildings, and before you know it you will have spent a whole afternoon there. No time for that - move it along! Educate yourself on the dangers of this sweet little town
6. Red Cloud
Red Cloud is full of historic buildings, a big memorial prairie, and a tight-knit community. Don't go here if you hate history or literature, because Red Cloud is the home of Willa Cather and the inspiration for many of her books. You can read more about it
Ogallala is basically just a distraction on your way to Lake McConaughy, so don't bother to give it another thought. All you'll find there is a bunch of cowboy history and one of the most unusual museums in the state, anyway. Don't believe me?
about why this is just the most boring place ever.
Ok, Wilber, we get it. You're adorable and like a little island of Eastern Europe in Nebraska. Plus,
some of the public signs are in a different language.
If I wanted to visit Europe I'd get on a plane. Definitely don't stop by Wilber when you're in the area, but you can read about why it's the worst
Oh, Ord likes to pretend that it's out there in the middle of the state doing nothing...but we know the truth. We know all about the beautiful green spaces and lovely architecture. And we want nothing to do with it. Read about why you should stay far away from Ord
Ugh, where do we even start with Valentine? It's adorable, first of all, which no one likes. It's also surrounded by gorgeous nature, and if you go to the National Wildlife Refuge, you might even have to look at a bison herd. There's more about Valentine
The walking trails, the beautiful parks, the great schools, the proximity to Omaha and historic Plattsmouth...it all adds up to one city that you just really don't need to visit. You're welcome to pass over the toll bridge and give them a dollar, though. All of the terrible details about Bellevue are
Well, there you have it. These towns are all bad news – we’re just happy we could be here to stop you from visiting any of them.
(This is, of course, all in good fun. Do visit all of these towns, and more!)