Nebraska

February 2017

A Weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

By |2019-12-12T06:56:43-06:00February 24th, 2017|Destinations, Guides, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|

In less than three hours you can drive from Kansas City to Omaha, Nebraska. Once there you will find a multitude of attractions, activities, and oddities to keep you occupied. We have made this trip on multiple occasions, and it seems that we always find plenty to keep us busy. This place makes for a wonderful three day weekend destination, and you can still get back home early enough on the Sunday to catch your breath.  […]

Back in Time at Durham Museum

By |2019-12-12T06:56:33-06:00February 17th, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|

As times change many cities are faced with the dilemma of what to do with some of their grandiose historical buildings. Larger cities were often rail hubs, and have massive station houses that have seen thousands of visitors over the decades. In Omaha, Nebraska they turned their Union Station into a rail and history museum. Originally opened in 1931, this train station quickly became one of the busiest in the nation with 64 passenger trains daily. As the construction of major highways increased, so the use of train travel decreased. In 1971, the last passenger train departed this station, and it closed it’s [...]

Take Flight at the Strategic Air Command Museum

By |2019-12-12T06:57:29-06:00February 13th, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|

Just south of Omaha you will come across the Offutt Air Force Base. This fairly nondescript area happens to be the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command. Nestled in the middle of farmland, just off exit 426 from Interstate 80, travelers will come across the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Strategic Air Command, while educating the public in the areas of aviation and science. […]

January 2017

Be Amused at Fort Cody Trading Post

By |2019-12-12T06:54:00-06:00January 23rd, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Nebraska, North Platte|

Located on the north side of I-80, in North Platte, Nebraska, you can find the Fort Cody Trading Post. This iconic tourist trap is designed to replicate an old frontier fort on the plains. The name is obviously associated with “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the scout, buffalo hunter, and showman. A larger than life placard stands in the parking lot, and helps guide potential visitors to the site. It is an appropriate memorial, as Buffalo Bill lived in North Platte for many years. […]

December 2016

Talk To The Animals at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

By |2019-12-12T05:02:15-06:00December 29th, 2016|Destinations, Kansas City Vicinity, Midwest, Nebraska, Omaha|

We Kansas Citians are very fortunate to have a good selection of zoos to choose from, within a fairly reasonable driving distance. The Kansas City Zoo is a decent park, but doesn’t have the monetary sponsors that a couple of the others in the Midwest are blessed with. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska has been wildly successful in part due to the corporate funding they have been provided. Being less than a 3 hour drive away makes this park a great option for a day trip, which we recently experienced.  […]