Every year, nearly half a million cranes stop over in Nebraska to rest and feed during their pilgrimage from southern North America to Canada.
Union Pacific's Bailey Yard is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. Every day, the yard caters to approximately 10,000 rail cars that need to be sorted and paired.
Housed in a former Union Station building, Durham Museum is a time capsule of a bygone era, with its Art Deco style and restored rail cars from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
As the birthplace of the tree planter's holiday, Nebraska attracts nature lovers and families to the Arbor Day Farm, where 260 acres of forested trails, gardens, an arboretum and other natural attractions await.
In celebration of the Great Platte River Road that led gold seekers, missionaries and settlers through Nebraska, the Archway Monument takes visitors on a journey spanning 170 years.
In the middle of the Oglala National Grasslands in far northwestern Nebraska, eroded sandstone rock formations and ancient fossils abound at Toadstool Geologic Park, which sits in the bed of a river that flowed millions of years ago.
Rising 800 feet above the Platte River, Scotts Bluff served as a landmark and resting place for emigrants and Native Americans. More than 200,000 people passed through the area in the mid-19th century.