Nebraska: Out-of-this World!
There are a trillion reasons why you should explore Nebraska, but if you're seeking truly unique experiences found nowhere else on Earth, don't miss these 10 one-of-a-kind places!
The world’s largest stamp ball can be seen at the Leon Myers Stamp Center in Boys Town, in the heart of Omaha. Visitors are welcome to examine and touch the stamp ball- its sphere is 32 inches in diameter, weighs 600 pounds and contains a reported 4,655,000 stamps. It was originally started by the Boys Town Stamp Collecting Club in 1953 and took three years to complete.
The International Quilt Museum is located in Nebraska's state capital on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. The museum has the world's largest public collection of quilts, with some objects dating as far back as the early 1600s. The museum's mission is to build a global collection of quilts celebrating culture and diversity throughout history.
Roller skating is an experience enjoyed by many, and it's made even more special by the unique presence of the National Roller Skating Museum. This one-of-a-kind place is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history and vibrant culture of roller skating, making it a must-visit destination for enthusiasts from around the globe.
Come and see the world's largest collection of verified haunted objects. The Museum of Shadows is located in downtown Omaha, just steps away from The RiverFront's Gene Leahy Mall. The museum houses over 3,000 paranormal artifacts from across the world. Be sure to ask about Ayda, voted the creepiest doll in the world!
Visit the only museum dedicated to the preservation of the North American fur trade situated in Chadron. This remarkable gallery is on the historic grounds of James Bordeaux's trading post, established in 1837 for the American Fur Company and now proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Chadron.
Nebraska's most famous attraction, the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, has the world's largest indoor desert, and the world's largest glazed geodesic dome. The desert is divided into three sections by the mountain in the middle. The zoo also has North America's largest indoor rainforest - the Lied Jungle.
View the Union Pacific Railroad's Bailey Yards at The Golden Spike Tower in North Platte. The railyard proudly holds the title of the world's largest rail classification complex. Spanning across an impressive 2,850 acres, this expansive facility boasts an extensive network of over 315 miles of track.
Swing on the world's largest covered porch swing in all seasons! The porch swing is a staggering 32 feet long and was built in 1985. The swing is a loved treasure for many in the small community of Hebron, which is now "Nebraska's Porch Swing Capitol."
The world's smallest court room resides in Arthur, Nebraska. Spanning 26x28 feet, the building took $900 to finish in 1914. It served as the Arthur County Courthouse until 1961 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Meet the world's largest standing Woolly mammoth fossil, Archie. Made from the fossils of four Columbian mammoths, Archie towers at a staggering height of 14 feet and 25 feet long. The bones were originally discovered in 1921 by a rancher in Lincoln County. Within 12 years the Archie fossil mount was completed and open to display in 1933 at Morrill Hall on the University of Nebraska city campus in Lincoln.