One for the outdoor-loving traveller, Nebraska offers wild wide-eyed exploration in the heart of America, filled with glorious nature, rugged beauty and a step back in time to the Old West. There’s plenty of country charm, but also superior touches of luxury with cotemporary hotels and cosmopolitan cities. Get a fast quote from Air Charter Service to charter a private jet to Nebraska.
America’s 37th state is made up of two significant regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. Charming historical towns to explore include Red Cloud on the borders of Kansas, Seward on the banks of the Big Blue River and Nebraska City on the banks of the Missouri River. The largest cities are state capital Lincoln and Omaha. One of the state’s most magnificent sights is the year-round wildlife living on the wetlands and the mesmerising migration of over half a million Sandhill cranes that descends on the southern state’s Platte River Valley in March and early April.
Nebraska’s small towns are the best places to stay if you’re looking to discover the region’s captivating natural attractions. Surrounded by vast pine forests and bottomless canyons, the western Panhandle region is home to the rocky formations of Scottsbluff, the 320ft tall sandstone formation of Chimney Rock and the Agate Fossils Beds Monuments in Harrison. In Alliance you’ll find a Stonehenge replica made entirely from vintage cars; Ogallala has a replica 19th-century main street at the Front Street & Cowboy Museum; and at celebrity favourite Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse in Paxton you can sample some of the tastiest steak in the country.
The immense grasslands of Nebraska are often labelled as bleak, but are in fact home to a vast array of archeological and historical sites, invigorating hiking and biking trails, luxury log cabins, bed-and-breakfast gems, pioneer villages and wildlife sanctuaries. Geology, paleontology and Native American life can be seen in small towns such as Chadron and Red Cloud, while Burwell’s one-of-a-kind Big Rodeo is a must if you’re visiting in July.
Take a jeep or horseback tour through Fort Robinson State Park’s pine-topped bluffs where Indian wars were fought. Thrill-seekers should head to Valentine to canoe, tube or kayak the safe but fascinating 76 miles of the warm, spring-fed Niobrara National Scenic River (look out for heron, kingfisher, elk and deer); or cycle the 195-mile Cowboy Trail. For a quirky attraction, head to the tiny town of Taylor to see life-sized cutouts of artist Marah Sandoz’s black-and-white ‘The Villagers’ scattered across the streets.
Nebraska’s quiet beauty, natural attractions, vast terrain and warm hospitality make the ‘Cornhusker State’ an unpretentious destination from which to escape the urban world. Contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Nebraska, landing at Omaha Airport.