Lewis and Clark Region, Nebraska

The mighty Missouri River defines the northern and eastern borders of this region first explored by Lewis and Clark in 1804. It was the winding road navigated by trappers, traders and Native American Indians. For centuries, it has fed and shaped the personality of this fertile land. Poet John Neihardt was greatly moved by the river and the spiritual heritage of the Native Americans of the region. His work chronicles and preserves the richness of the Sioux and Omaha Indian cultures. It's a land of beauty and wonder that is sure to bring out the explorer in anyone.

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Cook's Blacksmith Shop Museum

The blacksmith shop was built in 1901 by C.O. Cook, who operated his business for over thirty years. The building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Ponca, NE Museums

Boone County Historical Society Museum

The Boone County Historical Society Museum has many indoor and outdoor exhibits that many will find to be both

Albion, NE Museums

Fremont & Elhorn Valley Railroad and Museum

Come relive a portion of our history aboard the FEVR, Nebraska's longest and largest tourist railroad, in rail cars dating from the 1920

Fremont, NE Excursions

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church Complex

The St. Bonaventure complex consists of the brick church, a three-story brick school, a two-story frame rectory, a one-story frame parish hall, and the church cemetery and orchard. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the magnificent church was built in 1917-19

Raeville, NE Historic Churches

Mormon Trail Ruts

The Mormon Trail through Nebraska was not a narrow pathway in the same sense as a road. It was a corridor which might be a few dozen yards wide to several miles in width depending on the terrain. The oxen dictated the pioneers'

Genoa, NE Historic Trails

Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge

The "Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge" over the Missouri River is approximately 3000 feet long and 80 feet high over the river on the South Dakota side. It links

Niobrara, NE Memorials

Spielman House - NHR

The Spielman House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been owned by Delmar and Elaine Chamberlain since 1981 and exhibits both Queen Anne and NeoClassical Revival detailing in its design. Built in 1906, the house boasts 14

Tekamah, NE National Register

Alexander Thomas Barn

This huge red-and-white candy-striped building was built in 1888

North Bend, NE Historic Barns

Indian School Smokestack

The brick smokestack stands alone where at one time it was attached to the power house that made steam heat which heated the buildings at the Indian Industrial School through underground tunnels. Electricity was also produced in this building.

Genoa, NE

Lewis and Clark Lake Cabins

Lewis & Clark State Recreation area offers beautiful new modern housekeeping cabins situated on the shore of Lewis and Clark Lake, offering a beautiful scenic view of the lake and the bluffs. The cabins can be rented one year in advance. Cabins are two-bedroom air conditioned/

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Cuming County Historical Society Museum Complex

The Museum Complex includes a depot museum, one-room school house museum (formerly District #34), the former St. Mathew's Lutheran Church building, Drinklage machinery building, and a caboose.

West Point, NE Museums

Gavins Point Dam

Gavins Point Dam, part of the 1944 Pick-Sloan Plan, plays an important role in the successful operation of the six main stem dams and reservoirs on the Upper Missouri River Basin. The dam was completed in 1957 at a cost of $51 million.

Niobrara, NE Recreation

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