Northeast Nebraska: The Shannon Trail

Nebraska Tourism

  • Historic

  • Architecture

  • Sculpture

  • Ranch

  • Antiques

  • Scenic Drive

  • Art

  • Farm

  • Educational

  • Nature

About This Trip

The Shannon Trail is the perfect way to explore Northeast Nebraska.

These 16 stops along the trail encompass an area steeped in history, dotted with pioneer cemeteries and ghost towns. Along the way, travelers will see beautiful rolling landscapes of farmland and prairies. Each site along the Shannon Trail is surrounded by museums, fossil beds, state parks, antique shops, cultural influences, large exquisite churches and even a haunted hotel.

Private George Shannon was the youngest member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition in the early 1800's. The George Shannon Trail was created in 2001 in an effort to make Lewis & Clark history come alive, to promote tourism, and to unite area communities in a common effort. This trip takes the traveler along the Scenic Outlaw Byway, through winding dirt roads and over county lines, to each of these unique communities in Northeast Nebraska, including Bloomfield, Bow Valley, Center, Creighton, Crofton, Hartington, Lindy, Niobrara, St. Helena, St. James, Santee, Verdel, Verdigre, Wausa, Winnetoon, Wynot, and the Ponca and Santee Sioux Nations.

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