Explore the Beauty and Heritage of Nebraska, United States


The state is bordered by Iowa and Missouri, across the Missouri River to the east, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest, Wyoming to the northwest, South Dakota to the north.

French fur traders were the first to visit Nebraska at the end of 1600; the land was part of the purchase of Louisiana in 1803, and Nebraska was explored by Lewis and Clark from 1804-1806. Years later, Robert Stuart controlled the Oregon Trail across Nebraska within 1812-1813, and the first permanent settlement for the whites was established in 1823 at Bellevue. After the Mexican War in 1848, Western Nebraska was obtained by treaty. In 1865, the first Union Pacific transcontinental railroad was started. In 1937, Nebraska became the only state in the Union that had a legislative body (one-house legislature). Members of the body were then elected without any party designation. Nebraska's land area is 77,227 square miles (200,018 square kilometers), with a population of over 2 million in 2024. The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln, and Omaha is known to be the largest city in the state. Nebraska gained statehood on March 1st, 1867, as the 37th state.

Nebraska is known to be a major producer of grains, including crops like corn, sorghum, and wheat. More grasses suitable for food grow in Nebraska than in any other state in America. Dakota City and Lexington are known to be the country’s largest meat centers due to the state hog industry and cattle rearing. Oil was discovered in the state in 1939, and natural gas was discovered in 1945. Nebraska's other industries include clothing, farm machinery, electronic components, and pharmaceuticals, amongst others.

Landmarks in Nebraska includes Carhenge, this structure is formed from American automobiles; Chimney Rock National Historic Site, located in Morrill County and used by Native Americans; Durham Museum, built to display United States western region history; Great plains black history museum, located in north Omaha; Nebraska state capitol, known as the tower of the plains, classical and gothic architectural traditions can be seen on this structure; Henry Doorly Zoo and aquarium, this zoo has the largest indoor rainforests in the world; strategic Air and space Museum, built to promote science and aviation among the general public; Pioneer Village, founded in 1953 and consist of 28 buildings on a 20 acres of land, it is also a tourist attraction; Old market, located in Douglas county; World’s largest ball of stamps, created by the local stamp collecting club between 1953 and 1955. Living in Nebraska is fantastic; everything in the state is red, including their beer. The state hosts one of the country's best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. If you love sandwiches, Nebraska Runza will suit you as it’s perhaps the world’s most incredible sandwich. Nebraskans are lovely and humble, and they are fond of talking to strangers. There are lots of excellent cows, which means lots of steaks in the state. Nebraska weather can be funny most times as the weather changes drastically

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