|Subject: Re: Information on Nebraska WANTED|
My name is Debbie and I have been to Nebraska! I actually spent most of
my time across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I had a
good time there, and while I can't recommend a lot of specific things,
I can give you a brief impression of the area.
I thought the people were friendly and the food was good. The city of Omaha was a bit dull, and I would recommend spending more time out in the country and along the river. We sought out local small town attractions, like folks' favorite swimming hole, favorite view from Council Bluffs, and favorite local diner (there was good food at the most casual places; avoid American chain-restaurants, of which there are a huge amount, and seek out the small neighborhood eateries).
This is the heartland of America, and you might want to do some typical American things. I would recommend seeing a movie in one of the new, gigantic movie houses that are springing up all over our country. They are fairly amazing, with stadium seating, all kinds of food, good sound systems, and lots of peripheral entertainment. Plus, they all have powerful air-conditioning systems if you are there when it is hot, which it sometimes is at the end of August. If you are there for Labor Day, be sure to go to a parade and other traditional Labor Day festivities.
I would also say that a riverboat ride on the Missouri River is something you must do. I am not sure, but I think you can also visit some sites that are a part of Native American history. Finally, make sure you have a steak in an Omaha steakhouse. Omaha is the center of cattle county, and the beef there is good.
I like the Midwest, too, and I'm sure you will have a great time. Many of the people that live in this area are the descendants of farmers, and they have a way of life that seemed very attractive to me. Nice homes, quiet towns, and friendly people. I truly enjoyed my trip to Iowa and Nebraska.
Welcome to the Travelzine, Debbie