Nebraska is a beautiful state located in the Midwestern part of the United States of America. The state positioned at the planes of the United States was formerly considered to be a great American Desert Area but now it is very well known for the fertile stretch of land which is currently among the leading states in farming and ranching.
There are a number of places in Nebraska that would make anyone love it and travelling through this beautiful state will offer an experience that you will never forget. There are a number of spots and places in Nebraska that makes the visitors and tourist love the place and here are some of the spots you should never miss while visiting Nebraska.
This ball of stamps is found at Omaha at Nebraska and is actually made of over 4,655,00 cancelled stamps and measures about thirty two inches in diameter. This largest collection of postage stamp weights almost six hundred pounds. The stamp ball was completed or it actually reached its current diameter in 1955 and the artifact which is displayed to the public without any restriction to touch or view strictly prohibits any addition or removal from the collection.
The Strategic air museum formerly called the Strategic Air Command Museum can be visited if you go to Ashland in Nebraska. The place which was an Offutt air force base has been converted into an exhibition from the past wars and a lot of equipments and machineries that were used for purposes like bombing. Two of the very important displays in the museum are the 009 Apollo test capsule, the very first one launched into outer space and a single seat jet designed to drop bomb and fly as escort called the XF 85 Goblin or the flying egg.
This park located at Omaha is another tourist attraction spot in Nebraska and is the most peaceful area if you would like a stroll. The 31 acre park located along a riverfront also offers Gondola rides and light shows for its visitors. You can walk along the river and never know the time pass by this park offers the treat f fresh crisp air and vast area of greenery and is never congested at any time.
This largest man made forest in the desert state of Nebraska is a real surprise for anyone who gets here. The zoo also allows a nature friendly stroll through the forest like path, enjoying the view of birds and animals and the sea world offers a very close view of deep water fishes and sharks. The zoo has also been recently chosen as the family Friendly vacation spot in United States by a Disney owned magazine. The exhibits of different animals and the very well crafted forest atmosphere all together make the zoo the best place where everyone from the family can enjoy.
|Henry Doorly Zoo Date Opened||1894 as Riverview Park Zoo|
|Henry Doorly Zoo Location||Omaha, Nebraska, USA|
|Henry Doorly Zoo Land Area||over 130 acres (53 ha)|
|Henry Doorly Zoo Coordinates||41.224703°N 95.928701°W|
|Number of Animals in Henry Doorly Zoo||17,000|
|Number of Species in Henry Doorly Zoo||962|
|Henry Doorly Zoo Memberships||AZA, WAZA|
|Henry Doorly Zoo Major Exhibits||Lied Jungle, Desert Dome, Kingdoms of the Night, Scott Aquarium, Cat Complex, Hubbard Gorilla Valley, Hubbard Orangutan Forest|
|Henry Doorly Zoo Website||omahazoo.com|
The museum located in Nebraska is an attraction by itself, the exterior which stands out in pink and the more than 30 different marbles used for construction all makes the museum strikingly attractive. It is not just how the museum looks that makes it one of the best attraction in Nebraska, the art collection from the nineteenth and twentieth century like the works by El Greco, Degas, and Monet are a treat for art lovers. Besides from these permanent exhibits, the museum also offers a number of kid friendly art and activity.
This place in Omaha is a must visit if your children are there with you and you want them to enjoy the place and the visit. Fun Plex, which is the largest water theme park in Omaha, offers a number of exciting games and rides for everyone to enjoy. The park entertains everyone irrespective of what their age is and offers land games and rides and water rides at the same time. So never forget to take the kid within you for a ride at the Fun Plex if you visit Nebraska.
Nebraska offers still many spots that will be great to visit and spend time, but to enjoy the heart and excitement of Nebraska you will have to know the state and visit it taking time for each spot.
|Nebraska Featured Attraction Name||Address|
|World's Largest Time Capsule||
|Strategic Air and Space Museum||Ashland, Nebraska|
|Birthplace of Kool-Aid||
|World's Largest Ball of Stamps||
|Great Platte River Road Archway Monument||Kearney, Nebraska|
|Fall of Saigon, Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles||Lexington, Nebraska|
|Museum of the Fur Trade||