More to Explore 2020 Passport Tour

Only boring people get bored, which may or may not explain why interesting people find Nebraska so interesting. Check out these points of interest.

More to Explore is one of 10 tours on the 2020 Passport program. Visit for more information on the tours!

Platte County Museum

2916 16th St.
Columbus, NE

(402) 564-1856

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat-Sun 1 pm - 4 pm

Consisting of three buildings, enjoy historical displays of artifacts depicting early life in Platte County. Included is an 1857 log cabin, a 1913 Indian motorcycle and a 1914 Chevy Baby Grand touring car.
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Platte County Museum Columbus

Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center

1811 Meng Drive
Crawford, NE

(308) 665-3900

Wed-Sun 9 am - 5 pm (last tour at 4pm)

See one of the most important paleo-archeological discoveries in North America within the bonebed enclosure. Learn about the mystery of the bison deaths and evidence that supports a variety of theories on what happened to them.
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Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center

The Tow Line Co

3120 State Lakes Rd
Fremont, NE

(402) 753-0957

Mon-Tues 11 am - 8 pm
Wed 11 am - 10 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Fri 11 am - 11 pm
Sat 9 am - 11 pm
Sun 9 am - 8 pm

This lakeside bar and grill and beach volleyball venue are located in the Fremont State Recreation Area. The park offers fishing, boating and swimming beaches with overnight camping and day-use areas.
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The Tow Line Co Fremont

Pony Express Station Museum

510 15th St
Gothenburg, NE

(308) 537-9876

Daily 9 am - 7 pm

Visit an original Pony Express Station and explore the history, legacy and legend of the brave souls on horseback who delivered mail through thousands of miles of treacherous territories in just ten days. 
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Pony Express Station Museum Gothenburg

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail and Visitor Center

100 S 67th Rd
Nebraska City, NE

(402) 874-9900

Mon-Sat 9 am - 6 pm
Sun 9 am - 5 pm

Observe and discover the 300 new plants and animals Lewis and Clark found on their 2.5 year adventure. Walk in the footsteps of the explorers on the outdoor trails.
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Trail Nebraska City

Niobrara State Park

89261 522 Ave
Niobrara, NE

(402) 857-3373

Daily 8 am - 6:30 pm

Situated at the meeting point of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers on Nebraska’s northeastern border, Niobrara State Park offers visitors a wide array of outdoor experiences. 
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Niobrara State Park

Branched Oak State Recreation Area

12000 West Branched Oak Rd
Raymond, NE

(402) 783-3400

Mon-Thurs 12:30 pm - 8 pm Fri-Sun 8 am - 9 pm

This area is an 1800 acre lake, open for boating, fishing, hunting, over 300 electrical campsites and another 300 basic campsites, swimming beaches, picnic areas, biking, hiking, and equestrian trails and archery range.
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Branched Oak State Recreation Area

The 2020 Passport will run from June 1 through October 31 and features 70 attractions put into 10 categories: Anything That Rolls, Art Cetera, Big Bites, Brew – HaHa, Fancy Plants, Little Bites, More to Explore, Roots Routes, Sip & Shop and Unexpectacles. Interested in discovering Nebraska's hidden gems? Passport booklets will be available at all stops starting June 1 or can be pre-ordered online. Participants are also encouraged to download the Nebraska Passport App on their smartphone to collect digital stamps and stay up-to-date with program changes.

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