Take some time to enjoy Nebraska
Don’t cut a trail through Nebraska without stopping to see some of the great sights in the state. We have a not-so-ancient pantheon that hails back to the early 1900s, a sprawling forest made entirely by mankind, a floor that traces Nebraskan history all the way back to dinosaurs, and plenty of nature for all to enjoy. Sit back, enjoy the article, and make a note of all the things you want to see in Nebraska.
An American pantheon
You don’t have to go to Rome to see ancient columns! Though the columns at Pioneers Park aren’t nearly as ancient, you can get a good feel of otherworldliness about them.
They’ve been weathered and aged over the years, so they look like something from the ancient past. While they’re not as old as their counterparts in Rome, they do hold a bit of American history in them as they were once part of the Treasury Department.
After reconstruction on the building, the old pillars were left to rot until four of them were shipped to Nebraska where they came to rest in Pioneers Park. There’s more to see and do at Pioneers Park than the columns. You can go hiking, enjoy the natural woodland and wetland environment, as well as see their raptor, bison, and elk exhibits!
A settler’s landmark
While it wasn’t always called Chimney Rock, that’s what settlers came to call it as it was one of their biggest landmarks during their migration.
The spire itself stands some 120 feet tall and offers places to stay, eat, and ways to see the beautiful fall foliage. You can visit their little zoo called the Discovery Den where you can get up close and personal with some of the animals that call the park home. You can traverse their trails for a more intimate look at the mountains. You can also go rock climbing, have downtime with your family, and enjoy great music!
A man-made national forest
In fact, the Nebraska National Forest is the biggest of its kind in the U.S. While it used to be plains, it now spans roughly 20 thousand acres of woodlands. While you’re there you can enjoy a gorgeous landscape to go camping in, miles of marked trails for hiking, horseback riding, and bask in the beauty of this national gem. Just be sure you don’t leave any trace you were there. The park likes to keep the same natural look and feel for everyone who visits.
A floor that’s a work of art
We’re talking about the mosaic floor of the state capitol. The floor itself is built to reflect the life that called Nebraska home. It’s made to reflect natural elements and depicts many different lifeforms from familiar animals to prehistoric tortoises and dinosaurs. When looking at the floor, make note that it’s not made up of lifeforms found in the state of Nebraska, but rather the Nebraska territory which encompasses many surrounding states.
Boating in Calamus Reservoir
If you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax, then you’re looking for Calamus Reservoir. There are 122 RV locations equipped with electrical hookups, water, a dump station and bathrooms and showers recently updated. Enjoy a day of fishing on the shore or on a boat, and clean your fish at their cleaning station when you’re done. If fishing isn’t your style, you can enjoy hiking, swimming, or just relax on the shore!
Don’t get stranded on your grand adventure through Nebraska’s wilderness! Be sure to take along the RV Advisor’s roadside assistance to get quick service. We’ll have you back on the road in no time and can even deliver fuel if you missed your last gas station!