Nebraska Sample Group Itineraries

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No, Nebraska is not for everyone, but if your group travels here, you've got a pretty special trip ahead of you.

Our state has some amazing group tour destinations, and in this guide, you'll find a sampling of some of our favorite attractions and highlights. We've put together nine itineraries spanning the state, from the cosmopolitan buzz of Omaha and Lincoln and the rolling hills of eastern Nebraska to the great sandhill crane migration in central Nebraska and the Old West and early pioneer history of the state's western corners. Each itinerary is designed to show you a different part of the state and give your clients memories they'll cherish for years to come.

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Buffalo Bill’s Rails & Trails West

To experience western Nebraska is to experience the Old West. This is a land filled with history and culture, from the Native American tribes who first settled this wild region to fur traders and trappers looking for fortune to early pioneers searching for a better way of life out west to farmers and ranchers who carved out an existence in this wild and rough landscape. Hear their exciting stories and tales as you explore and experience western Nebraska.

Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center
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Buffalo, Bones and Books: Traveling the Fossil Freeway

Take the Fossil Freeway for a scenic drive between Colorado's Front Range to South Dakota's Black Hills through western Nebraska. While exploring this highway corridor connecting the region's rich fossil history, hand-feed bison, explore a natural shortgrass prairie setting and take in stunning views of the Oregon Trail and North Platte River Valley.  You’ll hear the many stories and tales of early pioneer and settler life in this rugged landscape.

Scotts Bluff National Monument at dusk.
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Buffett, Birds and Beef: The Great Platte River Road

Start the tour in Omaha, Nebraska's largest city and home of business magnate, investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha.” Stop by Buffett’s favorite stomping grounds and hangouts. After sightseeing, get ready for birding in Lincoln, followed by the Central Flyway. Guided sunset and sunrise tours give visitors different perspectives of these majestic birds. For a taste of agritourism, venture to North Platte to learn where Nebraska's beef comes from and how it's processed, followed by a feast of five delicious cuts to sample yourself.

TreeRush Adventures at Fontenelle Forest.
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Cosmopolitan to Cowboys: Omaha to Kimball

This itinerary follows the path of the great American west along one of the nation's busiest migration and transportation routes, the Great Platte River Road. Today, Interstate 80 follows this route, taking travelers through diverse landscapes and terrains. The cosmopolitan urban centers of Omaha and Lincoln in eastern Nebraska, the fertile farmlands and migratory birding paths of central Nebraska and the Central Flyway and the wide-open and sprawling vistas of western Nebraska make up this exciting land of contrasts.

Aircraft collection at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum
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The World’s Breadbasket: An Agricultural Tour through Nebraska

Even though Nebraska boasts two major urban metropolitan areas, it remains a true agricultural and rural state. Center-pivot irrigation was invented in Nebraska, and this unique type of irrigation system provides the much-needed moisture to hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland that make Nebraska the “Breadbasket to the World.” Nebraska's agricultural roots run deep, and on this itinerary, we’ll cross the state from Omaha to Kimball, visiting many of its agricultural businesses, attractions and farm-to-table restaurants.

LEster F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum tractor collection.
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Eastern Nebraska Encounters

Just west of the mighty Missouri River, eastern Nebraska is chock-full of exciting group-friendly destinations to delight any adventurer. From the cosmopolitan buzz of Omaha and Lincoln to the wide-open spaces of northeast and southeast Nebraska, this journey will show visitors why this region of Nebraska is truly an untapped destination for any size or type of group.

Wessels Living History Farm
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Spiritual Escapes

Nebraska has a long history of religious and spiritual devotion among its residents, always welcoming different belief systems and rituals. This tour itinerary takes us on an educational journey meant to inspire and encourage reflection and peace. Visitors can view impressive stained-glass collections, follow along the Stations of the Cross, go behind the scenes to view centuries-old quilts, try Greek dancing or place prayers in a replica of Jerusalem's Western Wall. To round out the escape, a relaxing airboat ride down the Platte River will remind visitors that we are all one with nature.

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Nebraska’s Missouri River Valley & Capital City

Forming Nebraska's eastern border, the Missouri River is one of the nation's great rivers and has helped shape and grow the Great Plains region. This itinerary follows alongside the mighty Missouri River through Brownsville to Nebraska City, Omaha and the Winnebago Nation before finishing near the Siouxland region of South Sioux City. Enjoy delicious homemade fare, unique cultural immersions, top-notch entertainment, an insightful look into our nation's national security and examples of responsible environmental stewardship.

Spirit of Brownville Riverboat.
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Nebraska’s Six Degrees of Separation

They say we're only separated from each other by six handshakes. See how connected you may be to some of our state’s most famous locals, both past and present. On this trail, you will discover how the actions of great Nebraska business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, politicians, filmmakers, entertainers and visionaries helped to guide and shape the state.

Johnny Carson Mural by artist Karl Reeder
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