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Nebraska has 48,000 farms totaling 45,700,000 acres, averaging a 952 acres per farm. This makes the average farm size in Nebraska 10th largest in the nation. In terms of total acres of farming, Nebraska is 4th in the nation, behind only Texas, Montana, and Kansas.
Nebraska's #1 crop is grain corn, while the state also produces large quantities of soybeans and wheat.
Updated Dec 4, 2006
Created in 1987, Carhenge is made of 38 American cars painted gray and aligned to resemble the ancient Stonehenge monument in England. Farmer Jim Reinders created the monument for his father. Though the townspeople originally wanted to tear it down, it is now advertised around the town, it has grown to include new art, and a visitors' center is under construction.
In 2006, Carhenge was included in a Nissan Pathfinder commercial.
Updated Dec 4, 2006
Address: 2141 County Road 59, Alliance, NE 69301
Boothill cemetery in Ogallala was one of several "boothill " cemeteries we found out West.
Ogallala had a reputation for being a lawless place and lots of gun fights happened there.
The cemetery has very many young people burried in it. It was kind of strange looking at the graves. Usually cemetaries are not something I think of as a tourist destination.
Updated Oct 18, 2006
This was the largest zoo we have ever visited and well worth the little detour. We spent 5 hours there, and still did not see everything. We skipped the aquarium stuff, since we have plenty of that at home. I was amazed at the amount of tigers and leopards they had! I counted at least 20. Most zoos only have one or two. I have never seen a Rhino before in a zoo, and there were a few rather odd looking creatures, one of them very disgusting : Hissing cockroach, yikes! Don't want that running around in my house...
The kids loved it and we had to practically drag them out.
I ran out of photos in my camera before we got to the tigers.
Updated Oct 2, 2006
Just south of Omaha, there is a small wildlife safari (4-miles) that has a variety of animals (bobcats, bears, deer, wolves, eagles, buffalo etc.). There are bear and wolf feedings on the weekend. Admission $5 Adults $3 Kids
Open in the from April - October only.
Written Sep 16, 2006
Omaha is fortunate to have one of the country's better zoos. So, if you're into animals, have children, or just want to do something different for the day, check out the Henry Doorly. The zoo has a rainforest jungle, a desert dome, an aquarium, a recently built semi-interactive (through glass bubbles) gorilla enclosure, an imax theater, etc. etc. Admission is free for kids 4 and under $6.50 for other kids, and $10.50 for adults.
Written Sep 16, 2006
Address: 3701 S 10th Street
Scottsbluff is one of the monuments the pioneers that settled the American West used as a point of direction. There are some more in the area. The wagon trails went through here. There are still some ruts of the wagon wheels on the Oregon Trail visible.
It took us a day to drive through Nebraska, doing mostly about 75 mph, I can't imagine doing this on a wagon at probably 3 mph! It is very hot and dusty in Nebraska and there is not much to see outside of the far western part that has the monuments. Most of Nebraska is flat, but then these strange looking rock formations appear.
Written May 2, 2006
Probably nothing... There is nothing to do...If you really wanna visit Nebraska the only place you could see it is probably Lincoln......Pretty flat and boring but at least there is more to do than every other places.
Written Apr 18, 2006
THE GREATEST MIGRATION OF WATERFOWL IN NORTH AMERICA comes right through central Nebraska. From about the middle of February, when the geese arrive, through late March when the Sandhill Cranes are here, it is quite a show.
In the photos you will see Canadian and Snow Geese.
Written Feb 14, 2006
This museum, in central Nebraska, gives a lot of insight into the lives of earlier inhabitants of this state. Here's a place to learn about the pioneers, farmers, ranchers, town dwellers, and others who have lived out on the Great Plains.
Its collection of vintage cars, aircraft, appliances, furniture, art, crafts, and memorabilia is impressive. The Pioneer Village has the only example that I've seen of the Bell P-59 Airacomet, the US Army Air Force's first jet aircraft. It never saw active service, but served as a test-bed for future jet fighters. The museum even has the world's largest collection of early outboard motors--no kidding!
Updated Dec 6, 2005
Address: 138 East Highway 6, Minden, Nebraska 68959
Phone: (800) 445-4447
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