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In the words of the US National Parks: “There are 84 million acres of iconic, treasured and sacred places protected in America’s over 400 national parks – and it all belongs to you. This is your land. “

With so many natural vistas, wild animals, and natural beauty to observe…what are you waiting for?  

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California National Historic Trail
California National Historic Trail Top Attraction!
National Park in State of Nebraska, NE USA

National Historic Trail The California Trail carried over 250,000 gold-seekers and farmers to the gold fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's, the greatest mass migration in American history.


Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
National Park in Harrison, NE USA

National Monument Agate is an internationally recognized fossil site. However, as a place, Agate is so much more. The landscape surrounding the fossil beds has been a site of change for millions of years.

Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Chimney Rock National Historic Site
National Park in Bayard, NE USA

National Park Chimney Rock has become one of the most famous landmarks in the American West. This unique formation--the most noted on the Oregon Trail--has come to symbolize the greatest voluntary migration in the history of mankind.

Homestead National Historical Park
Homestead National Historical Park
National Park in Beatrice, NE USA

National Monument of America The cry was FREE LAND!! The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman a chance to live the American dream.

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
National Park in State of Nebraska, NE USA

National Historic Trail In 1804, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark began a voyage of discovery with 45 men, a keelboat, two pirogues,and a dog. They departed from Camp Wood located in what was to become Illinois.


Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
National Park in State of Nebraska, NE USA

National Historic Trail Led by Brigham Young, roughly 70,000 Mormons traveled along the Mormon Pioneer Trail from 1846 to 1869 in order to escape religious persecution. The general route is from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, covering about 1,300 miles.

Niobrara National Scenic River
Niobrara National Scenic River
National Park in Valentine, NE USA
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National Scenic River This 76-mile reach of the Niobrara River in northcentral Nebraska was added to the nation's Wild and Scenic River System in 1991. The river is swift and shallow over much of its length, cutting through bedrock forming riffles, rapids and waterfalls.

Oregon National Historic Trail
Oregon National Historic Trail
National Park in State of Nebraska, NE USA

National Historic Trail As the harbinger of America's westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.

Pony Express National Historic Trail
Pony Express National Historic Trail
National Park in State of Nebraska, NE USA
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National Historic Trail The Pony Express National Historic Trail was used by young men on fast paced horses to carry the nation's mail across the country, from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California, in the unprecedented time of only ten days.


Scotts Bluff National Monument
Scotts Bluff National Monument
National Park in Gering, NE USA

National Monument A prominent natural landmark for emigrants on the Oregon Trail, Scotts Bluff, Mitchell Pass and the adjacent prairie lands are set aside in a 3,000 acre national monument. This site preserves the memory of the historic Oregon, California and Mormon Trails.


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