The Southern Border Passport Tour

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The Southern Border Passport Tour

This trip across southern Nebraska has something for everyone, whether you're satisfying a sweet tooth or learning about history!

I know, I know, you're wondering how a bunch of stuff dangerously close to Kansas could possibly be interesting. Well guess what? I'm about to tell you. Just to give you an idea of what you're getting into, we've got windswept prairies, bright pink buildings, and famous artists coming up...now!

Passport Stop #4 – Wagner’s Quilts and Conversation Quilt Shop (Arapahoe) Visit Site

This charming quilt shop displays their beautiful handmade wares from an open beam ceiling. Even better, Wagner’s offers quilting and sewing classes for all ages so that you can learn to make your own quilts too!


Passport Stop #7 – Homestead National Monument of America (Beatrice) Visit Site

Featuring an authentic Nebraskan homestead, walking trails, and an immersive tallgrass prairie experience, Homestead National Monument is a great way to get a feel for life on the plains in the 1800s.


Passport Stop #10 – The Bluebird (Brownville) Visit Site

Is handcrafted ice cream your thing? If it isn’t now, it soon will be! The Bluebird also offers housewares, books and antiques dating back to the early days of Brownville.

Blue Bird Ice Cream and Cafe


Passport Stop #22 – John Philip Falter Museum (Falls City) Visit Site

Dedicated to showcasing the work of a renowned Nebraskan artist, John Philip Falter, this museum is a must-see for those near Falls City. Located in the lobby of the former Richardson County Bank, the exhibit features a replica of Falter’s Philadelphia studio and his 129 Saturday Evening Post covers.


Passport Stop #40 – Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café (McCook) Visit Site

This family bakery/café/espresso shop is dedicated to serving delicious pastries, breads, and bieroc sandwiches. The first and only Nebraskan winner of the James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Award, Sehnert’s is sure to delight your taste buds.


Passport Stop #45 – Kregel Windmill Factory Museum (Nebraska City) Visit Site

Prepare to be blown away by this historic museum! Visiting the Kregel Windmill Factory is like stepping back in time, with a one-of-a-kind workshop that looks like it just stopped producing windmills yesterday.

Kregel Windmill Factory


Passport Stop #59 – On the Brix (Red Cloud) Visit Site

The final stop on this Passport tour, On The Brix offers a globally-sourced wine collection, Nebraskan beers, and specialty cocktails. If you get hungry during your visit, they offer snacks and desserts, as well as delivery from Fat Fox’s.