North Platte Nebraska Culture
Nebraska may not have the largest population in the US or even the most populous state, but those of us who live here know that we have one of the highest levels of cultural diversity in North America.
With so much open space, it's no surprise that Nebraska has plenty of outdoor activities for visitors. We have historic trails that trace the routes of cowboys, pioneers and the Pony Express, as well as some of the few places you and your family can travel together. Depending on where you live, it can be difficult to find new activities for the family because it gets cold and seems to be the perfect season for boating, hiking, camping or fishing. If you're running out of ideas for the year, we've found a number of great ways to go out and do new things in the cities that serve as our home base, such as Omaha, Omaha City, Lincoln, Grand Forks and Omaha.
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The Stuhr Museum is a living museum where visitors can experience Nebraska's pioneering history on guided tours. It houses the state's most important visual art collection and is the only museum of its kind in North Platte County.
The Golden Spike Tower Visitor Center offers miles of views, whether you're looking for a view of the Great Plains or a view of the flat open spaces in central Nebraska. If this is the most beautiful country you will ever see, then take the local highway and drive to the Sandhills.
The best way to explore this vast area is to visit the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Hastings, Neb., and discover some of its attractions. The Hastings Museum focuses on the history of the Great Plain and its inhabitants, from the first settlers to the present day settlers.
Founded in 1878, the Nebraska State Historical Society continues to make North Platte one of the state's most important historical sites. The Lincoln County Historical Museum showcases the history of Lincoln, Neb., and the 6.5 million servants who were welcomed by the North Platte canteen. During the Second World War, the city was famous for its "North Platte Canteeens," today only freight trains run to North Platte. It was also home to the historic North Platter Canteyons, who offered friendly faces and food to thousands of soldiers and trains who stopped at the city's train station during World War II during the Great Plains Expeditionary Force.
The canteen itself has disappeared, but the Lincoln County History Museum keeps its history alive with interesting exhibits. Located in the vibrant history park of the North Platte National Wildlife Refuge, it protects wildlife including bison, elk and prairie dogs.
Since most of the state is rural and life on the prairie is generally less hectic than in major cities, there are always outdoor activities. Nebraska is the 8th least populated state, so it may take some time to explore the small towns and nature.
Of course, North Platte is also a haven for shoppers and has a few restaurants, breweries, bars and restaurants to keep the streets full of shopping. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha has 7 acres of exhibit space that are close to dense, so there's plenty to see even without the outdoor exhibits. Few people visit the zoo in winter in Nebraska or any other state, but you don't have to fight your way through crowds to catch a glimpse of the most popular animals.
The Lincoln County Historical Museum provides much information about the Union Pacific Railway and is a popular stop for rail fans. Throughout history, North Platte served as the terminus for the Omaha, Lincoln and Omaha Express Railroad and the Nebraska Central Railway. Lincoln County's History Museum shows the making of parts of the railroad and provides much information about it.
The historic plains, where the Sioux, Cheyenne and Pawnee tribes followed large herds of buffalo and where hunting, fishing and other forms of hunting and collecting wild animals were commonplace, are a sight that is familiar to all. The State Park in North Platte is now the site of Nebraska State Park, a popular tourist attraction in the state of Nebraska. Also from Nebraska comes the Great Plains National Park in South Dakota, the largest national park of its kind in America.
The impressive thing about North Platte is that it's a small town, but I don't think you can really define it as a certain kind of community. It reflects robust individualism combined with small-town hospitality, and this is reflected in its unique culture. The Jewish family, which is one of the most important aspects of their culture, is a fact of Jewish life in Nebraska, even though most of their activities are in eastern Nebraska.