Explore the Historic Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway
Follow Highway 75 for a historic and picturesque journey along the Missouri River. This scenic byway follows Lewis and Clark’s journey on their way to find the Pacific Ocean back in 1804. The Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway allows you to see some of Nebraska’s earliest settlements along with scenic countryside.
Omaha is home to one of the nation’s top zoos, the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium along with a collection of museums that will pique anyone’s interest. Get an in-depth look into Lewis & Clark’s journey at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center. Stop at the Durham Museum or the Great Plains Black History Museum for even more history. End your trip with some local shopping around the historic Old Market and a meal from Upstream Brewing Company.
While in Fort Calhoun, make a stop at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park to see the area’s history come to life. For a closer look into the area’s natural beauty, Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge offers an auto tour with stops to get out and explore, along with an observation platform to get a scenic view of the surrounding area. Enjoy an American meal at Longhorn Bar or try a Nebraska wine or craft beer at Too Far North.
The town of Blair offers the perfect mix of scenic outdoor activities, shopping and delicious eats. Immerse yourself in nature and go fishing, kayaking, or explore at the picturesque DeSoto Chute National Wildlife Refuge. Check out Creative Connection Studio Gallery for a wide variety of art made by local artists and even take an art class. Stop by the Blair Marina, a local favorite since 1959, for a delicious American meal.