Root Route 2020 Passport Tour

Ever wanted to go see where you came from? You can, by checking out these great cultural and heritage sites.

Root Routes is one of 10 tours on the 2020 Passport program. Visit for more information on the tours!

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

82034 Fort Ave
Burwell, NE

(308) 346-4715

Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Typical of Plains infantry outposts, this park is home to nine restored concrete buildings. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Native Americans, and to protect the Pawnee from the war-like Sioux in the North Loup River Valley from 1874 to 1881.
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Genoa Indian School Interpretive Center

209 East Webster
Genoa, NE

(402) 993-6036

Mon 10 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4 pm
Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this school was the only Federal Boarding School in Nebraska. Open from 1884-1934, it features original murals, tribal flag and extensive pictorial displays, a campus model and other exhibits.
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Genoa Indian School

Henderson Mennonite Heritage Museum and Park

720 Road B
Henderson, NE

(402) 723-5694

Tues-Sat 1 pm - 4 pm

Walk through this park’s many historic buildings. Docents will share unique experiences of these Germans from Russia, such as their struggles while immigrating to America for religious freedom and the history of Mennonite faith.
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Henderson Mennonite Park

Fort Kearny State Historical Park

1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE

(308) 865-5305

Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Originally a safe haven for Overland Trail travelers, Pony Express riders and gold prospectors; Fort Kearny was established in 1848 to protect all travelers coming west.
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano

3001 S 32nd Ave
Omaha, NE

(402) 345-56562

Mon-Thurs 11 am - 9 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am - 10 pm

This family-owned and operated dining location features both northern and southern Italian dishes. Be sure to take a picture under their "Ciao Amore Mio" photo wall.
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Rosita’s Restaurant

1205 East Overland
Scottsbluff, NE

(308) 632-2429

Daily 10 am - 9 pm

A staple since 1965, this Tex-Mex restaurant has been featured in several books and magazines showcasing their handcrafted food with authentic flair.
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Rosita's Restaurant

Wilber Czech Museum

102 W. 3rd St
Wilber, NE

(402) 499-0737

Daily 1 pm - 4 pm

Be sure to see all three levels of this building. The middle level shows off costumes of different villages in the Czech Republic and the lower level is dedicated to "Old Wilber."
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Wilbur Czech Museum

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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