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A Place for Pioneers

The Nebraska of the Old West was an adventurer’s destination, calling to those with a pioneering spirit. And, though its cattle towns may not deliver quite the raucous and rowdy times they used to, you can be sure to find a bona fide cowboy adventure in Nebraska today. Take in the action arena-side at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, update your duds at Omaha’s multi-generational western wear store, or relive Westward Expansion at the Great Platte River Road Archway. If you’re looking to do some cowboying, spend a week in the Sandhills at a real, working guest ranch. No matter the adventure you’re pining for, you’ll find it in Nebraska, alongside your inner pioneer.

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Trappings from Red Cloud, Nebraska: The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather

On a nearly 900-mile round-trip weekend getaway to witness the sandhill crane migration along the Platter River corridor, a trip to nearby Red Cloud and home of Willa Cather—a turn-of-the-last-century pioneer of the West and its literature —was a must. | Read More

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Trappings from Red Cloud, Nebraska: The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather

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