Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska

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Nebraska Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

200,343 sq km (77,353 sq miles).

Population

1.9 million (2013).

Population density

9.3 per sq km.

Capital

Lincoln.

Nebraska rises from the Missouri prairie lands to the Great Plains and foothills of the Rocky Mountains, still echoing from the footsteps of explorers, pioneers and Plains Indians. Omaha, its largest city set on the west bank of the Missouri River, is one of the state's major tourist destinations.

Girls and Boys Town, the famous homeless boys' community, is situated nearby. Originally founded as 'Boys Town' by Father Edward Flanagan, the home for unwanted and distressed boys is still thriving, and, today, girls also enjoy the care and protection it offers.

Lincoln is one of the most stunning state capitals in the USA. The State Capitol building, known as the 'Tower on the Plains', is as impressive inside as it looks from the street; for an unsurpassed view of the city, take the elevator to the top floor.

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