Every so often, I enjoy looking through my Nebraska travel brochures and picking places that I hope to visit. Sometimes that keeps me motivated in the midst of the not-quite-as-fun details of life. These seven places are ones that I definitely hope to visit sometime. Like in my Detour Nebraska book, I used regions to help organize my list.
Panhandle Region: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument On our 2013 Nebraska travel to the Northwest part of the state, this location was one that I decided was too far away. I am guessing we would have had to drive an hour extra. That distance seems rather short now that I would have to drive several hours to explore. What fascinates me about this place is the fact that there are so many historic and nature possibilities.
Sandhills: Mignery Sculpture Garden Public art. As long as I can understand it or it is not graphic, I am a fan. Mignery is a Western artist who basically has this outdoor gallery in the small town of Bartlett. I definitely would like to see these sculptures sometime during my Nebraska travel.
Lewis & Clark: John G. Neihardt State Historical Site Known for writing about the Native Americans, Neihardt is considered a prolific Nebraska author. His book, Black Elk Speaks is definitely on my list.
Metro: Fontenelle Forest Technically this maybe should not be on my bucket list since I have been there before. But I was in 4th grade then, and all I can remember of the experience is that there were lots of trees. Not exactly a stellar memory since it is a forest. In the past 35 years, they have made a few updates. And this stop is on the Nebraska Passport for 2018.
Pioneer: Rock Creek Station State Historical Park I am not sure if this was on my 4th grade field trip list or not. If it was, I know that I still want to go back. Some interesting pioneer history took place here. Guess you will have to read my book or wait for the blog post to learn more. 😉
Prairie Lakes: Senator George Norris State Historic Site The photograph on the left can be seen in my Detour Nebraska book. And I did take the picture. True confession – I did not actually go inside of the house. Not because I did not want to do that, but because it closed about 15 minutes before I arrived.
Frontier Trails: Mac’s Creek Winery & Vineyard If you followed this blog for awhile, you would know that I do not cover very many wineries or breweries. But this is another Nebraska passport site. I interviewed the manager for an article and was fascinated. As a family operated winery, they work together on various aspects of wine making. More than that, they use sustainable agricultural practices including essential oils for pest control.
A Giveaway to Help with Your Nebraska Travel
Looking through brochures is fun to me. But watching videos can be even better. This “Nebraska Land & Sky” dvd has been one of my favorites ever since it came out. Once you watch the clip below, you will easily see that this is a DVD that you will want in your collection. To win, all you need to do is comment below on what is on your Nebraska travel bucket list.