2015 Nebraska Passport Sites Selected

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 11, 2015)—The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2015 Nebraska Passport Program. The Passport program encourages travelers to explore Nebraska, collect stamps from participating attractions and earn great prizes.

The 2015 Passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours. Travelers have from May 1 through September 30
to visit attractions and redeem their stamps for prizes. For each completed tour, participants win a Nebraska Passport T-shirt. Travelers also can receive 20 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch coupons (for 20 stamps), a Travel Duffle Bag (for 40 stamps), and a Local First Gift Basket (for all 80 stamps).

A grand-prize drawing for an Omaha Steaks Culinary Calendar Package will be held in October. This year, an additional drawing for 300 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch tickets will be held for all participants, 19 and older, who turn in passports with at least one stamp.

Passports will be available at participating stops in May or can be pre-ordered by emailing info@NebraskaPassport.com. Participants can also download the Nebraska Passport App for their smart phone and get stamped digitally rather than carrying around the paper passport. Please note, the passport app will be updated with the 2015 information at 12:01 a.m. on May 1. Those who used the application last year will need to download the update to see the new information.

Selected Tour Sites

Play Nice

1. Alia Arram Children's Museum - Kearney

2. Cody Park and Train Display - North Platte

3. Edgerton Exploit Center - Aurora

4. Lincoln Children's Museum - Lincoln

5. North Platte Area Children's Museum - North Platte

6. Omaha Children's Museum - Omaha

7. Pawnee Plunge - Columbus

8. Wildlife Safari Park - Ashland

Happy Heart

1. Bike Cowboy Trail – Long Pine to Ainsworth

2. Climb the Tower at Platte River State Park - Louisville

3. Golf Awarii Dunes - Axtell

4. Hike at Fontenelle Forest - Bellevue

5. Kayak the Niobrara River with Graham Canoe Outfitters - Valentine

6. Run at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center - Denton

7. Trek to the Hudson-Meng Education & Research Center - Toadstool Park, near Crawford

8. Walk at Pioneer's Park Nature Center - Lincoln

Art

1. Art at Lodgepole Creek - Sidney

2. Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art - David City

3. Carnegie Arts Center - Alliance

4. Love's Jazz Center - Omaha

5. Lux Center for the Arts - Lincoln

6. Museum of the Fur Trade - Chadron

7. Petrified Wood and Art Gallery - Ogallala

8. Red Path Gallery and Tasting Room - Seward

One Of A Kind

1. Hollywood Candy and Fairmont Antiques - Omaha

2. Lee's Legendary Marbles & Collectables - York

3. Meadville Store and Park - Ainsworth

4. Moonstruck Meadery - Bellevue

5. Sew Blessed - McCook

6. The Solid Rock Inc. - Kearney

7. The Whistle Shop - Bassett

8. Yankee Peddler West - Fremont

Yummy Tummy

1. Back Alley Bakery (Organic Sourdough Bread) - Hastings

2. Bakers Candies (Bakers chocolates) - Greenwood

3. Big Mama’s Kitchen (Big Mama’s Oven-Fried Chicken & Catfish) - Omaha

4. Dinty Moore's (The Dinty Moore Sandwich) - Nebraska City

5. Dundee Dell (The Reuben) - Omaha

6. Dusters Restaurant (Dorothy Lynch) - Columbus

7. Kuper Farms Country Market (farm fresh produce) - Norfolk

8. The Drifter Cookshack (The Coffee Burger) – Crawford

Chill & Chat

1. Balcony House B&B – Imperial

2. Historic Golden Hotel - O'Neil

3. Liberty House B&B - Seward

4. Ofe's Bed and Breakfast - Bennington

5. Pine Valley Resort LLC - Long Pine

6. River Inn Resort- Brownville

7. The Red Cloud Bed and Breakfast at the Kaley House - Red Cloud

8. Whispering Pines B&B – Nebraska City

Sauce & Cycles

1. Fairfield Opera House Brewery & Grill - Fairfield

2. Kinkaider Brewing Co. - Broken Bow

3. Sandhills Hotel & Glidden Canoe Rental – Mullen

4. Schilling Bridge - Pawnee

5. Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room - Fairbury

6. Storz Trophy Room Grill & Brewing Company - Omaha

7. The Brewery at Divots Center - Norfolk

8. Union Bar & Grill - Gering

Crazy Confections

1. 4th Avenue Coffee - Holdrege

2. Licorice International - Lincoln

3. R.F. Goeke Variety and Soda Fountain - Atkinson

4. Seihnert's Bakery - McCook

5. Serendipity Chocolate Factory - Tekamah

6. The Gering Bakery - Gering

7. The Sweet Shoppe - St. Paul

8. Tru Café – Kearney

Only In Nebraska

1. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument - Harrison

2. Boys Town - Omaha

3. Buffalo Bill Ranch & State Historic Park - North Platte

4. Homestead National Monument - Beatrice

5. Scotts Bluff National Monument - Gering

6. Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer - Grand Island

7. The State Capitol - Lincoln

8. Winnebago Arts Center – Winnebago

Nebraska Legends

1. Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial - Columbus

2. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Home of J. Sterling Morton - Nebraska City

3. Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park - Merriman

4. General Crook House Museum – Omaha

5. John G. Nieheart State Historical Site - Bancroft

6. Ponca Tribal Museum and Library - Niobrara

7. Senator George W. Norris Nebraska State Historical Site – McCook

8. Willa Cather State Historic Site – Red Cloud

For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at www.VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest and on YouTube.

The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to www.VisitNebraska.com.