Visit Hastings for interactive astronomy lessons—plus local history, eats and drinks that are out of this world.
If you're unfamiliar with the power of Nebraska's night skies, peek through a telescope at the Hastings College Observatory. Stay on theme at the Hastings Museum, home to a full-dome planetarium—and exhibits about local Edwin Perkins and his sweet invention, Kool-Aid. The drink is the inspiration for the city's annual Kool-Aid Days festival in August. For adult beverages, try one of Hastings' craft breweries, located near a variety of locally owned, original restaurants.