A travelers cheatsheet to Western Nebraska. Your quick guide to aat, stay & play. Born March 1, 1867. Nebraska is gearing up for an amazing celebration. Jump in the car and explore all of the magic of the Oregon trail. This is the year! You have always wanted a road trip well here is your chance to cross wide open plains. Unique fur gems and western culture will greet you along the way. Wander western Nebraska and celebrate the states 150th Anniversary and the 96th remembrance of the Oregon Trail crossing. It is time to tune up that “vacation” station-wagon and gas up the motor-home. Program your navigation towards Western Nebraska for an amazingly educational holiday vacation that you and the family will cherish for a lifetime.
The Steel Grill, Scottsbluff, NE
Good eating for sure. The Steel Grill is the definition of a fantastic meal. Home grown beef dances well with their own creative menu medley. The steak nacho dish is divine. This destination is favorite hangout amongst the local’s, so you know it’s good. You will likely see the owner Lisa Weborg (pictured) – whose inspiring story will captivate you! Perhaps you may Lisa’s brother helping out and blessing the room with his skill set as resident pianist.
The Emporium Coffeehouse – Scottsbluff, NE
A top 10 restaurants in Nebraska and we see why and so will you. The food, service and atmosphere is awesome. Enjoy a taste of the wide-open range.
Fort Robinson State Park – Crawford, NE
Let your eyes wonder and your mind rest. Beautiful landscapes and rising buttes will be your morning view. Fill your day with a plethora of activity at this beautiful state park. Bike, boat, camp, cabins, motor-home hook ups, horseback riding, fishing, food, hiking, hunting, picnics, swimming and trail riding are all on site. There is fun for the entire family. Hitch a horse drawn carriage around the property! Our favorite location to rest our heads along the journey are the Adobe Officer Quarters. You will enjoy this alternative option for lodging the quarters are spacious, relaxing and very quiet. Experience the authentic spirit of the era when it was an active fort in the early 1900’s. Great locals and park rangers who tell you the history of Western Nebraska make visiting this state a remarkable experience.
The Oregon Trail Landmarks – Courthouse/ Jail House Rocks and Chimney Rock
These are part of our school history books and should be seen in person. They were a sign to those traveling west, that they were about to venture into the hardest part of their journey over the rocky-mountains. It was a place to stop and rest, resupply and a meeting site for many.
Scottsbluff National Monument – Scottsbluff, NE
This photo opportunity will burn a memory deep for you and your family. It truly is stunning and transports you to think about what those on the Oregon Trail must have thought during the long-journey across open plains and they see this! Truly a “moment” when visiting.
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