2014 Nebraska Passport Sites Selected

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 5, 2014)—The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2014 Nebraska Passport Program. New to the program this year are special-interest tours featuring top Nebraska quilting destinations, patriotic and military sites and a tour that will help visitors learn about the history of transportation.

The Passport program encourages travelers to explore Nebraska, collect stamps from participating attractions and earn great prizes.

The 2014 Passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours: Sips and Suds, Patchwork Passion, Rare Finds, Home Grown Nebraska, Fork in the Road, Hit the Snooze, Without Walls, Stars and Stripes, How We Move and Can’t Get Enough.

Travelers have from May 1 through September 30 to visit attractions and redeem their stamps for prizes. For each completed tour, participants win a Nebraska Passport T-shirt. Travelers also can receive 20 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch coupons (for 20 stamps) and a digital picture frame (for 40 stamps) and a Pebble Smartwatch (for all 80 stamps).

A grand-prize drawing for a 60” Plasma TV will be held in October. This year, an additional drawing for 300 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch tickets will be held for all participants, 19 and older, who turn in passports with at least one stamp.

Passports will be available at participating stops in May or can be pre-ordered by emailing info@NebraskaPassport.com.

Selected Tour Sites:

Can’t Get Enough

1)      Arbor Lodge State Historical Park – Nebraska City

2)      Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park – Royal

3)      Hastings Museum – Hastings

4)      Nebraska State Capitol – Lincoln

5)      NEBRASKAland Days – North Platte

6)      Neligh Mill State Historic Site – North Neligh

7)      University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall – Lincoln

8)      Wessel’s Living History Farm – York

Forks in the Road

1)      Bella Italia Restaurant – Cozad

2)      High Plains Homestead, Home of the Drifter Cookshack & Bunkhouse – Crawford

3)      Nebraska Barn and Grill – Gothenburg

4)      River House Soda Fountain & Café – Plattsmouth

5)      Sandstone Grill – Burwell

6)      The Black Crow Restaurant & Bar – Beatrice

7)      The Chocolate Bar – Grand Island

8)      Westside Restaurant – O’Neill

Hit the Snooze

1)      Balcony House Bed & Breakfast – Imperial

2)      Comstock Premier Lodge – Sargent

3)      Grand Weaver Hotel – Falls City

4)      Liberty House B&B Antiques and Gifts – Seward

5)      Lied Lodge and Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm – Nebraska City

6)      Magnolia Hotel – Omaha

7)      Pine Valley Resort – Long Pine

8)      Prairie Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast – Walton

Home Grown

1)      Benson’s Plant Rescue: Charlotte’s Store and Gardens – Omaha

2)      Country Drawers – Cambridge

3)      It’s All About Bee’s – Ralston

4)      Jisa’s Farmstead Cheese – Brainard

5)      Prairie Grounds Café and Gifts – Broken Bow

6)      Springfield Artworks – Springfield

7)      The Most Unlikely Place – Lewellen

8)      Victory Hill Farm – Scottsbluff

How We Move

1)      Carhenge – Alliance

2)      Classic Car Collection – Kearney

3)      Farm and Ranch Museum – Gering

4)      Golden Spike Tower and Visitor’s Center – North Platte

5)      Great Platte River Road Archway – Kearney

6)      Lauritzen Garden’s Model Railroad Garden – Omaha

7)      Lincoln Highway Diner – North Platte

8)      The Durham Museum – Omaha

Patchwork Passion

1)      Calico Annie’s Quilt Shop – Fullerton

2)      Country Traditions – Fremont

3)      International Quilt Study Center & Museum – Lincoln

4)      Pat’s Creative – Hemingford

5)      Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop – Cozad

6)      Quilter’s Candy Shoppe– O’Neill

7)      The Quilting Cupboard – Valentine

8)      Wagner’s Quilts & Conversation – Arapahoe

Rare Finds

1)      Bassett Lodge and Range Café – Bassett

2)      Circle C Market – Cody

3)      Countryside Market – Bertrand

4)      Dick’s Western Wear – Tekamah

5)      Higgins Hardware – Plattsmouth

6)      Leifeld Hardware – Petersburg

7)      Lucy’s – Mullen

8)      Main Street Apothecary & Patefield’S Good Old Fashioned Soda Fountain

Sips & Suds

1)      Cellar 426 – Ashland

2)      Loop Brewing – McCook

3)      Mac’s Creek Winery & Vineyards – Lexington

4)      Nissan Winery – Hartington

5)      Scratchtown Brewing Company – Ord

6)      Thunderhead Brewing Co. – Kearney

7)      Too Far North – Fort Calhoun

8)      Winemaker’s Loft – Parks

Stars and Stripes

1)      Nebraska State Historical Society’s Fort Robinson Museum – Crawford

2)      Fort Sidney Museum and Post Commander’s Home – Sidney

3)      Fort Atkinson State Historical Park – Ft. Calhoun

4)      Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles – Lexington

5)      Lincoln County Historical Museum  – North Platte

6)      Platte County Historical Society – Columbus

7)      Strategic Air and Space Museum – Ashland

8)      The General Crook House Museum – Omaha

Without Walls

1)      Agate Fossil Beds National Monument – Harrison

2)      Country Lavender Farm – Hampton

3)      Fontenelle Forest – Bellevue

4)      Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area – Ogallala

5)      Lincoln Children’s Zoo – Lincoln

6)      Nebraska National Forest (Bessey Ranger District / Bessey Nursery) – Halsey

7)      Riverside Discovery Center – Scottsbluff

8)      Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area – Gering

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