|Southeast Nebraska Tour|
Travel south of Omaha and discover the many attractions of this exceptionally scenic region. This path is steeped in history and natural beauty and gives you plenty of choices when planning a road trip from Omaha. The Missouri River, sun-drenched countryside, charming towns, bountiful orchards, tallgrass prairies, and historic settlements are there for you to explore.
A must-see on this route is the Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum in Nebraska City. The National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm is also a big treat for kids and adults alike. In Brownville, spend a relaxing afternoon cruising down the Missouri River on the Spirit of Brownville Riverboat, take in a play or concert at the Brownville Village Theatre and Brownville Concert Hall, shop in the quaint downtown area, or sip wine at sunset on the deck of Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery. At Indian Cave State Park near Shubert, the whole family will enjoy 3,500 acres of outdoor recreation along the Missouri River. It’s ideal for camping, hiking, picnicking, and more. At Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, learn more about the turning point that settled the Wild West.
Lincoln boasts a number of world-class attractions within its city limits. The Lincoln Children’s Museum is a can’t-miss. Wander through three floors of hands-on exhibits at this acclaimed family fun hot spot. Don’t forget to stop in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District to see how beautifully the architecture of yesterday and the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of today have meshed. The Sheldon Museum of Art near downtown is an excellent modern art gallery that houses 20th century American art. The impressive State Capitol building is a must-see. You can take a guided tour of the building or simply wander and explore at your own pace.
Start in Omaha
50 miles south on US-75 to Nebraska City
35 miles south on US-75, east on US-136 to Brownville
13 miles west on US-136, south on NE-67 to Shubert
33 miles west on NE-63, south on US-75, west on NE-4, south on NE-50 to Pawnee City
42 miles north on NE-50, west on NE-4 to Beatrice
42 miles north on US-77 to Lincoln