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Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska - Stonehenge made from cars roadside attraction in Nebraska.

The 15 Best Nebraska Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a Nebraska road trip and want to find all the best Nebraska roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’ve driving across I-80 or exploring the Sandhills Journey, you won’t want to miss these 15 must-see places to go in Nebraska. They’re fun pit stops on the road and great additions to your travel itinerary. Below are the 15...

World’s Largest Time Capsule in Seward, Nebraska

World’s Largest Time Capsule in Seward, Nebraska

Just outside of Lincoln, on an unassuming road, in the Southeast part of Nebraska, you’ll find a big pyramid-shaped object next to a sideways zigzag protruding from the ground. This is the world’s largest time capsule. And you won’t believe what’s inside! The late Harold Keith Davisson (1907-1999), a local writer, store owner, and historian, built...

Justin Queal Home Run mural in Omaha, Nebraska - Omaha baseball mural street art

Justin Queal Home Run mural in Omaha, Nebraska

Driving East of Cuming Street in Omaha, Nebraska, you might find yourself confronted by a big, bright, red, white, and blue mural depicting a baseball player and a union laborer. That is the Home Run mural by local artist Justin Queal. And it’s worth pulling over to see for yourself. The Omaha mural was painted on the side of the historic J.F. Bloom Building in...

World's Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska | Nebraska Roadside Attractions

World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska

The World’s Largest Covered Wagon in Milford, Nebraska has seen better days. Once upon a time, this Nebraska roadside attraction was a glorious example of mimetic architecture. Picture it. A fine white building, 50 feet long and 50 feet tall, topped with a brown wagon bed and a crisp round cover made from roofing shingles. Four 24-foot wheels, in themselves...

Sinclair Dinosaur in Thedford, Nebraska at a Sinclair Gas Station on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway | Nebraska Roadside Attractions

Sinclair Dinosaur in Thedford, Nebraska

If you’re taking a road trip and pass a Sinclair Gas Station it is required that you slow the car down to a crawl and carefully observe the property to see if there is an elusive dinosaur statue on site. And, if there is, if you see a Sinclair dino, you must immediately point and yell, “DINO!” and swerve to pull into the station to say hello and...

Camel and Pyramid in Cairo, Nebraska | Welcome to Cairo Sign | Roadside Attractions in Nebraska

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. 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. The town...

World’s Largest Porch Swing in Hebron, Nebraska

World’s Largest Porch Swing in Hebron, Nebraska

I don’t know about you, but when I heard that there was a world’s largest porch swing roadside attraction in Nebraska, I was kind of imagining an Edith-Ann like wonderment growing tall into the sky. Something to the likes of this: I guess I was, therefore, a little bit disappointed when instead of that tall majestic beast I got this: This is the world’s largest porch...

The Spawning Salmon sculpture at Carhenge Roadside Attraction in Alliance, Nebraska - Giant Fish Sculpture at Carhenge

Car Art Reserve: Carhenge Artwork in Nebraska

Surrounding the Carhenge roadside attraction in Alliance, Nebraska (a replica of England’s Stonehenge made from cars) are some other interesting works of art that have been added throughout the years. Beyond the main attraction lies the field of Carhenge artwork is known as the Car Art Reserve that features art made of cars ranging from sculptures of fish to...

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