Spreading the love of my home state to the World! Come and visit Nebraska. Drive the heartline which is Nebraska highway 2 from Nebraska City to Crawford and experience for yourself the “Good Life”.
Nebraska is a true road trip. Interstate 80 is for barreling through the State, but for those of you who want to experience the beauty and diversity of this region of the Great Plains, the highway is the place to be.
Highway 75 runs south from the Kansas border north to Sioux City. Eastern Nebraska is hilly with river bluffs as it runs along the Missouri River from north to south. Here you will find early rivertowns such as Nebraska City and Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha. 80 miles north of Omaha is the Winnebago Tribe reservation. The tribe is a sovereign nation. More can be learned by visiting the tribe’s website at www.winnebagotribe.com.
Highway 20 runs coast to coast across the United States from Boston, Massachussets to Newport, Oregon making it the longest road in the United States. Highway 20 rolls along west from Sioux City through northeast Nebraska and then angles north to run along the northern border of Nebraska west through the majestic sandhills to the Wyoming border through the Nebraska Pine Ridge.
Highway 136 at Brownville will take you through the southern skirts of Nebraska from the Missouri river west to Harlan County dam reservoir and then angles north to meet up with highway 6 and highway 34 until you reach just west of Culbertson where the highways split once again. Highway 34 dips south and highway 6 west tips just a bit to the north, both leading you to two different points on the Nebraska – Colorado borders.
Highway 61 heads north from the Kansas border and will pass through Ogallala and skirt along the eastern edge of the great Lake McConaughy taking you through more of the majestic sandhills on up to the South Dakota border. Be sure to gas up before heading north out of Hyannis as you will drive 70 miles before reaching the Nebraska border town of Merriman.
Highway 71 is your drive south to north through the Nebraska panhandle. From the Colorado border you will drive through Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, and then jog east and north where highway 71 joins Nebraska Highway 2 through Crawford to the South Dakota border and the entry to the Black Hills.
You should come and visit this beautiful wonderous place on our earth and take home some memories of awe.