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Nebraska Essential Info

Overview

Just because Nebraska is in the Great Plains doesn't mean it's plain! Take a look at the unusual natural formation at Chimney Rock State Park, check out Nebraska's way old-school wildlife at Ashfall Fossil Beds, and visit Omaha to find a museum for every taste- from art to air/space to history!

Basics

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May-Jun, Sep-Oct

Fun Facts

  1. Nebraska's name is derived from the Otoe Indian words Ñí Brásge, meaning "flat water".
  2. The largest hand-planted forest in America, covering 141,159 acres of land, is the Nebraska National Forest.
  3. The largest indoor rain forest in the United States is housed at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Nebraska.
  4. Kool-Aid was invented in 1927 by Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska.
  5. The Niobrara in Nebraska has more then 90 waterfalls, and is one of the top canoeing rivers in the United States.

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