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Things to see and do in Nebraska

Tourist offices

Nebraska Tourism Commission

Address: 301 Centennial Mall South , Lincoln, 68509
Telephone: (888) 444 1867
Website: http://www.visitnebraska.com

Attractions in Nebraska

Chimney Rock

Discover state attractions such as the pioneer landmark of Chimney Rock; and Fort Robinson State Park, where Chief Crazy Horse surrendered in 1877.

Henry Doorly Zoo

See the world's largest indoor tropical rainforest at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (website: www.omahazoo.com); watch brown sharks swim ominously close in the aquarium; experience three desert climates in one biosphere in the Desert Dome; or venture into the nocturnal exhibit, Kingdoms of the Night.

Holland Performing Arts Center

Take in Omaha's culture at the Holland Performing Arts Center (www.omahaperformingarts.org), or the free Shakespeare on the Green (Nebraska Shakespeare) festival (www.nebraskashakespeare.com), which takes place in late June and early July in Elmwood Park. Explore the state capital, Lincoln, and enjoy spectacular views from the top floor of the State Capitol building. Discover the history of the Plains Indians at the Museum of Nebraska History, or see the largest mounted mammoth in a US museum at the University of Nebraska State Museum (www.museum.unl.edu).

Mueller Planetarium

Study the stars at Mueller Planetarium (www.spacelaser.com); or enjoy a collection of Warhol Pop Art at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (www.sheldonartgallery.org).

Omaha

Visit Omaha, the state's largest city, and the nearby Girls and Boys Town, the famous homeless children's community (www.boystown.org).

Strategic Air & Space Museum

Tour the Strategic Air & Space Museum (www.strategicairandspace.com), near Ashland, which features exhibitions and displays of aircraft and missiles, and is regarded as one of the best in the USA.