Nebrasker Trip 2
Leave motel and continue east on Highway 80 for 261 miles passing North Platte, Gothenburg, Lexington, Kearney, Lincoln the scenery more like English Countryside.
In Lincoln County on the North and South Platte Rivers, a historic town steeped in history. Look for signs to discover the many attractions in the area. Bailey Yard the world’s large rail yard, Golden Spike Tower and Visitors Centre and the Lincoln County Historical Museum.
Do something special, to explore at the Buffalo Bills Range State Historical Park. This is about the history of Buffalo Bill Cody, discover and roam around his home and out buildings and watch the film. Finish off at the Fort Cody’s Trading Post, whist in the area, off the 80 just 17 miles away from North Platte at Maxwell is the Fort McPherson National Cemetery the only one in the state to have buried War Hero’s.
Continue the journey, visit the original Pony Express Station plus the Sod House Settlement Museum, early settlers had to live for 5 years in the Sod Houses to get 162 acres of free land also this where the first Pacific Union Railway started.
A town in Dawson County, visit the Downtown and explore the many old dwellings visit the Dawson County Museum the School House and Church. All have many rooms on the history theme.
Situated in Buffalo County, visit the Downtown historic old west dwellings and Bartlett House and many more large old style wooden houses. Other points of interest are the Great Platte River Road Archway Museum Monument and Fort Kearney.
Continue the last part of the journey into the capital city.
A large city to explore at will, having a mixture of old and new dwellings. Now get ready to travel the last part of Highway 80 travel west for 48 miles then south on Highway 81 for 74 miles crossing the border into Kansas traveling to Belleville.
On arrival book into the Americas Best Value Motel for 1 night. Total mileage for the day equals 389 miles.