100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways
Pioneer spirit in Nebraska
Nebraska City Newcomers travel here to visit the striking Lied Lodge (left) and the farm of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton. They return for shops downtown and riverboat rides in nearby Brownville.
Crawford Home of Fort Robinson and site of key western events, this town's Pine Ridge landscape entertains visitors with hiking, biking and golf.
Valentine A cowboy spirit prevails in a town that's the base for canoe trips on the famed Niobrara River.
Scottsbluff Get a taste of the Oregon Trail life at the namesake bluff, Chimney Rock and pioneer museums.
Ogallala Real-life cowboys hang out in a base for visitors to Lake McConaughy's white beaches.