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Visit Nebraska: glamping vacations

You may have never considered a vacation to Nebraska, but we’re here to change your mind. Will perhaps many people write off the state and never give it another thought, you will be happy you kept reading. This midwestern state is home to the prairies of the Great Plains, dramatic rock formations like Scotts Bluff National Monument, and the towering dunes of the Sandhills. Make a pit stop in the capital city, Lincoln, before heading out to the plains for a glamping getaway; Nebraska’s other principal city, Omaha is another popular stopping point in any Nebraska road trip or glamping vacation. There are many Omaha attractions and things to do in Lincoln, NE; cross the "must-dos" off your list and then head for the hills! Beyond the cities, are amazing outdoor destinations like Scotts Bluff or Chimney Rock National Historic Site. But there is still so much more to do and see in Nebraska. Go tanking—tubing down different rivers, like the Cedar River or Elkhorn River, but instead of in floating tubes, in a recycled livestock tank—bring your fishing rod and go fishing on Lake McConaughy or the Calamus River, hike in Platte River State Park, kayak the Niobrara River...are you starting to get the picture? Nebraska’s Great Plains are anything but plain! Keep reading to learn more about the best things to do in Nebraska outside!

Things to do in Nebraska outdoors

Nebraska, while it may surprise some, is filled with amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, no matter the season. Learn about the best Nebraska attractions here. Some of the best hiking trails in the state are near our glamping accommodations. For example, Toadstool Geologic Park is like a surreal moonscape perfect for hiking. The Platte River State Park is also a popular destination for hiking in Nebraska; climb the two observation towers for the best views over the tree canopy and the blue Platte River basin. The Cowboy Trail, from Norfolk to Valentine, is another great hike in Nebraska; this railroad-converted trail is great of bikers, hikers, and other adventurers. Another time, check out the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area in Ogallala. With nearly 35,000 acres of water, the reservoir is a great place to go kayaking, sailing, or just to take a dip on a hot summer day. But that’s not all! As the weather gets colder and winter settles in, warm up at Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Cross-country skiing along the frozen Platte River is a great way to explore the landscape and get outside in the winter.

Nebraska weather

Nebraska weather is great for a glamping vacation. Nebraska has a four-season climate with hot summers and cold winters, and the eastern part of the state is more humid than the western plains. Most people visit in late spring to early fall, when temperatures are anywhere from 70-85°F. Winters are cold, with temperatures as low as 10°F. Local annual events include the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, from August to September.