What is now the Fort Sidney Museum Complex ceased operation in 1899, but its post commander’s home, barracks and magazine building remain. Visit to learn the history of Sidney’s days as a railroad town.
Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier, rancher and entertainer “Buffalo Bill” Cody moved into his North Platte “Mansion on the Prairie” in 1886. Tour his home and barn, full of memorabilia, at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.
Visit Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum, noted for its Art of the American West Collection. Eye for watercolors and prints documenting early explorations of the state and works by iconic artists, including Frederic Remington.
Take in one-of-a-kind views of the Omaha skyline and Missouri River from the 3,000-foot-long Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Bonus: The bridge provides access to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, nature trails and play areas.
Lincoln Highway National Scenic & Historic Byway
24 miles west on US-30 to Fremont • 49 miles west on US-30 to Columbus
63 miles west on US-30 to Grand Island • 39 miles west on US-30 to Gibbon
13 miles west on US-30 to Kearney • 41 miles west on US-30 to Lexington
19 miles west on US-30 to Cozad • 13 miles west on US-30 to Gothenburg
37 miles west on US-30 to North Platte • 34 miles west on US-30 to Paxton
21 miles west on US-30 to Ogallala • 72 miles west on US-30 to Sidney
21 miles west on US-30 to Potter • 21 miles west on US-30 to Kimball
Small-Town Stop: Fremont
This family friendly community is an ideal launch point for hiking, camping, waterskiing, fishing—even air-boating. And the historic downtown and regional mall offer shopping options from boutiques to brand names.
DO Swim, fish or picnic at Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area, with sandy beaches and 20 bodies of water.
SHOP Browse and select artful souvenirs at Gallery 92 West.
EAT Order the tender brisket and potato wedges loaded with beans and coleslaw at Huey’s Smokehouse BBQ.
STAY Take advantage of free WiFi and onsite dining at Baymont by Wyndham.
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