Camel and Pyramid in Cairo, Nebraska

Cairo, Egypt is known for its great pyramids (and, well, camels). Cairo, Nebraska just might be known for the same thing.

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Cairo (pronounced KAIR-oh) is a 0.77 square mile town with a population of about 785 (2010) that’s located in Hall County, Nebraska. It was established in 1886 and took it’s name after that other Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

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The town embraces its Middle-Eastern namesake with street names that call back to Africa: Egypt, Mecca, Nile, Medina, Syria, Nubia, Berber, Thebes, Alexandria, and Suez.

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The star roadside attraction in Cario, Nebraska is a big camel statue that stands next to a metal pyramid inscribed with “Welcome to Cairo.” It’s located next to the train tracks at the corner of (the decidedly non Egypt-inspired) S High Street and E Kansas Street in front of the baseball field.

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Along with a couple of Sinclair dinosaurs and Carhenge, it’s one of several Nebraska roadside attractions along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway that runs from Grand Island to Alliance.

But the big camel and pyramid are not the only things to see in Cairo. Adjacent to the Cairo Camel Statue is a tall black way marker pole with arrows pointing to major cities in the United States and around the world, such as Seattle, New York, Phoenix, Athens, London, Paris, and Minneapolis.

Way marking signs in Cairo, Nebraska | Roadside Attractions in Nebraska
Way marking signs in Cairo, Nebraska | Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

There’s also a colorful mural that celebrates the history of the town on the side of Cairo Flowers, next to the Pump & Pantry on the other side of the train tracks. The street art declares “A Golden Past, A Brighter Future.”

Cairo, Nebraska Mural | Street Art in Nebraska
Cairo, Nebraska Mural | Street Art in Nebraska

Camel and Pyramid in Cairo, Nebraska

Address: 134 S High St, Cairo, Nebraska (Approximate address, on the corner of S High Street and E Kansas Street)
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible


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Cairo, Egypt is known for its great pyramids. Cairo, Nebraska just might be known for this weird roadside attraction. The Big Camel and Pyramid is among the beautiful places to see on the Sandhills Journey and a fun road trip stop when traveling with kids or adults.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.