When to visit:
Nebraska’s prime tourist season is during the summer months from Labor Day through Memorial Day, but it isn’t a state that gets unduly crowded, and prices aren’t terribly steep. Springs are very pleasant as well, and visitors are less likely to encounter peak-season prices. Fall is Nebraska’s 2nd most popular season, when visitors can enjoy a number of fairs and harvest festivals. Winter is the slowest time for tourism in Nebraska.
State Abbreviation: NE
State Capital: Lincoln
Largest City: Omaha
Area: 77,358 (16th biggest in the USA)
Nebraska Population: 1,747,214 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: agriculture, meatpacking, Air Force Strategic Air Command
Nebraska Rivers: Missouri River, Niobrara River, Platte River, Republican River
Nebraska Lakes: Lewis and Clark Lake, Harlan County Lake, Lake C.W. McConaughty
Highest Point: Panorama Point - 5,426 feet above sea level
Origin of the Name Nebraska: an Oto Indian word that means "flat water"
State Nickname: Cornhusker State, The Tree Planters' State
State Motto: "Equality before the law"
State Song: Beautiful Nebraska