Eight great Nebraska gift ideas for this holiday season

Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Angela Sears at 402-471-7755, or angela.sears@nebraska.gov

Eight great Nebraska gift ideas for this holiday season

LINCOLN, Neb. (December 1, 2016)— As the holidays get closer everyone is busy looking for that perfect gift. Whether it’s tickets to a show, concert or big event, there’s a lot of Nebraska experiences that will look great under your tree this year. To help, some elves at the Nebraska Tourism Commission came up with eight Nebraska ideas to assist you.
1.       Nebraska Statehood 150 Merchandise
At the Nebraska 150 store purchase your commemorative Nebraska items, honoring the state's 150 birthday!

2.       Game and Parks Bucks
Give the outdoorsy people in your life a gift that will keep on giving all year round. With Game and Parks Bucks folks can buy park permits, fishing permits, camping fees, horse rides and so much more.
3.       Membership to a Children’s Museum
Enjoy almost limitless playtime with a membership to a Children’s Museum. Passes can be bought for any of the children’s museums across the state.
Omaha Children’s Museum- http://www.ocm.org/
Lincoln Children’s Museum- http://www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org/
York Area Children’s Museum - http://www.yorkareachildrensmuseum.org/
Kearney Children’s Museum- http://kearneychildrensmuseum.org/
Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska- http://cmocn.org/
North Platte Children’s Museum- http://npchildrensmuseum.com/

4.       Omaha World-Herald Book
Gift Nebraska knowledge with the large selection of books produced by the Omaha World-Herald. The latest book, Nebraska: 150 years told through 93 counties, brings the state’s history to life just in time for the Sesquicentennial.

5.       A 2017 Membership to the local zoo
Christmas in July? A yearlong membership to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo or the Riverside Discovery Center means endless trips for the family and a lot of memories to be made.

6.            Nebraska Beef
With the nickname The Beef State, you know Nebraska produces high-quality meat. It may not be grilling season but you can help the griller in your life prepare, by gifting some delicious cuts from these Nebraska producers.
7.            Shop at Grow Nebraska
Support Nebraska’s entrepreneurs and small businesses by purchasing their local products through Grow Nebraska, whose vision is to create awareness of Nebraska businesses and services through the “Buy It Local Nebraska” campaign.
8.            Performing Arts
Hosts to Broadway shows and top notch performers, tickets to a show at one of Nebraska’s many theaters and performing arts centers would be a special holiday treat.


For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube.
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.



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