From original homestead cabins to the architectural wonders of the State Capitol, the Land of the Pioneers is a rich and exciting land to explore. Historic attractions and events in the river towns of the east complement the prairie experience, ethnic cultures, and modern highlights found in towns and cities to the west. If variety is the spice of your life, you'll love touring this area.
Explore Pioneer Country
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, created the territories of Nebraska and Kansas, which had to be surveyed before settlement of the prairies could proceed. On May 8, 1855, Charles A. Manners set a cast-iron monument on the bluff west of the Missouri river at 40-degrees north latitude. In 1855Fairbury, NE Historical Markers
If history is your "thing," you'll find plenty to stir the imagination at the Nebraska Game and Park's Commission's Indian Cave State Park. In addition to the petroglyphs left by those mysterious inhabitants of long ago, you'll find the remnants of a mid-19Shubert, NE Historic Schoolhouses
Now, nearly extinct as an educational institution, this one room school, built in 1884, stands proudly on the museum grounds - a monument to the importance the prairie pioneer placed on educating their young. Many a rural student was provided eight years of "readin','ritin', and 'rithmetic"Superior, NE Historic Schoolhouses
"Everybody played marbles when I was going to school,including the girls. Sometimes they were better shots than the boys. It was one of the most popular games. There wasn't TV then, none of that. So you got out and played marbles. Back then the marbles cost a little bit of nothing. You could get 50York, NE Museums
There is no better way to appreciate and understand history than to live it. Now your students or organization can have the opportunity to do so at a convenient location. During your visit to the Prairie Country School in Murdock, Nebraska you will step back into the 1890Murdock, NE Historic Schoolhouses
The Table Rock Site, located near the town of Table Rock, is one of only a few documented late prehistoric earthlodge villages in the Nemaha basin. Artifacts recovered at the site reflect influences from Central Plains Tradition (A.D.900-1450) culture.
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