Cheap flights to Nebraska

Nebraska is an American state in the midwest of the United States of America, bordered by Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Wyoming and South Dakota. Its name was derived from an Indian word for ‘flat water’, after the Platte River that flows through it. First discovered by French traders, Nebraska subsequently became part of the United States after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and was explored in the famous Lewis and Clark expedition between the years of 1804 to 1806 - a historic trail that still exists today. It was admitted as a state in 1867, and today is one of the United State’s largest producers of grain such as corn, wheat and sorghum.

With an area of more than 70,000 square miles, Nebraska has much to offer in terms of geographic diversity. It is characterised by grass-covered sand hills, buttes, valleys and lakes in the west (the Nebraska Panhandle), fertile lands and prairies in the east and countless rivers like the Missouri, Platte and Niobrara River flowing through it.

Nebraska has a populaton of more than 1.5 million, and a varied climate that changes rather dramatically between seasons.

Getting around

As with most US states, the best way to get around Nebraska is by car; the entire region is road-trip-friendly, with an extensive network of well-developed highways and roads and plenty of amazing scenery along the way. For those who’d prefer not to helm their own vehicle, long-distance Greyhound buses are readily available for inter-city transport.

Within Nebraska’s major cities (like Lincoln and Omaha) buses, trains and taxis can easily be found, so a rental vehicle will not be necessary if you are planning on staying within one city. 

What to see and do

Nebraska’s Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park is an archaeologist’s daydream - it is a pristine fossil site 360 acres in area, created when a volcano in Idaho erupted and spread a cloud of ash all over grasslands where wild creatures of the past were feeding. An ecological snapshot of wildlife in Nebraska over 10 million years ago, the Park contains skeletons of animals like rhinos, giraffes, camels, turtles, horses and more so well-preserved by the ash that many of them still have remnants of their last meal in their stomachs.

History buffs can also visit the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, to learn more about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and how the intrepid explorers ventured the United States in a long route that connected 11 states.

Flights to Nebraska

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