Many people think Nebraska is a flat stretch of empty land with more cows than people. While the latter is undoubtedly true, according to the Nebraska Beef Council, Nebraska is far more than the cliché of vast expanses of plains.
For one, Nebraska isn’t flat at all. While the state is composed of prairies and grassland, it’s also full of sand dunes, buttes, bluffs, and mesas, which translates to cool landscapes to explore on foot.
And the state isn’t empty. The capital city — Lincoln, and the largest city — Omaha, have a combined population of nearly 800,000. Like just about everywhere else in the US, they are equipped with all the good stuff that makes modern life accessible and entertaining: Airports, large arenas, museums, restaurants and bars, and hotels — many of which are beautiful, fun, and filled with personality. In short, they are well worth checking out for an atypical vacation. Here are nine experiences you never knew you could have in Nebraska.