If Midwest plains and Omaha beef are all you know about the Cornhusker state, it's time to book your plane tickets to Nebraska. You can learn about Kool-Aid (invented here), the Native Americans who first called this area home, and visit the world's largest railroad yard. You'll have plenty of opportunities to taste the delicious local beef and eat like a true Midwesterner by pairing it with homegrown corn and potatoes. Don't forget to visit the Homestead National Monument of America or Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer for a window into the life of early settlers.
Pack extra bags on your flights to Nebraska if you plan to go antiquing. Treasure hunting is at its best during the annual Nebraska Junk Jaunt in September, where yard sales stretch for 300 miles. More fall fun in Nebraska includes college Cornhuskers football in Lincoln, ideal weather for hiking in Nebraska National Forest, and the Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City. Keep warm in winter by visiting Nebraska wineries such as Cellar 426 in Ashland or Rockin' Rooster Winery in Scotia. Most museums are open year-round, but chilly winters make it a perfect time to explore the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children's Museum. As temperatures rise again in the spring, explore the dig sites at the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and witness the seasonal migration of Sandhill cranes near the Platte River. Book Omaha hotels for the annual Omaha Summer Arts Festival in June to view art in its many forms. Summer fun in Nebraska can include trips to the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, Oregon Trail, and Spade Ranch.
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