There is a ton to explore in the state of Nebraska. From historical sites in Omaha and the state capitol to natural sights along the many winding rivers, there are plenty of ways to get out there and discover everything the magnificent state has to offer. Here are the 10 best sightseeing tours in Nebraska.
For a unique tour of hole-in-the-wall and off-the-beaten path gems in Omaha, this tour takes you around the best shops, galleries, and hangouts the city has to offer. The itinerary was designed by local residents and will take you to the best places only a local would know.
The Crane Trust preserves approximately 10,000 acres of land in and along the central Platte River where, each year, thousands of cranes and other migratory birds make their way to rest and refuel. Book a tour and get up close and personal when the cranes arrive at dawn and sunset for an awe-inspiring experience.
From prohibition to steamboats, the Omaha History Tour will take you back in time to learn how the state got its start and the pivotal moments in its history. Learn how the city of Omaha developed during times of the Oregon Trail and how it became the booming destination it is today.
The infamous Buffalo Bill built his mansion home in Nebraska in the 1800s and it has since been restored and open to the public for tours. Surrounded by acres of camping ground, this is perfect place for a weekend getaway with plenty of natural and historical sights to see.
For incredible sightseeing along the Platte River, book your spot on a Bryson Airboat Tour for hours of fun. The boat can carry up to 11 passengers and features movie-theater style seating so everyone can enjoy astonishing views along the Platte River.
Not only will you enjoy delicious food on this culinary tour, but you’ll also get a great overview of some of Omaha’s historic neighborhoods and learn about the city’s rich history and culture. Tours are available through the Old Market, Blackstone District, and a variety of other neighborhoods.
Whatever is going on in your life, you can pedal it out with a Group Therapy Tour in Lincoln. This 15-seat passenger-powered bicycle takes you on a wild ride around the city and stops at dozens of fun sights along the way.
The River City Star Riverboat offers family-friend sightseeing tours featuring Park Rangers from the National Parks Services so you can not only soak in the beautiful scenery along the Missouri River but also learn about Lewis & Clark’s expedition across the area. Enjoy music and concessions and all the sights and sounds of life on the river.
Sightseeing tours at the Nebraska State Capitol are available every day on the hour. Get to know the amazing capitol building which is 400 feet-tall and was constructed in 1922. The Memorial Chamber is the central room of the capitol building and is a stunning sight to see.
Every first and third Sunday of the month, the grounds of the Joslyn Castle are open to visitors to tour and enjoy. This beautiful, Scottish style castle located in the heart of the city was built by George and Sarah Joslyn, who were important business leaders and the wealthiest couple in Nebraska during the first two decades of the 20th century.