Saturday, January 22, 2011

Telling Nebraska's Story - The Byways

What better way to experience the beauties of a state than by getting off the beaten path and onto one of our Scenic Byways? Nebraska is fortunate enough to have nine Scenic Byways that meander through some of the most beautiful country in the United States.
Pulling all of the promotion of our byways together is the Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism. Their dedicated and talented staff, in partnership with Snitily Carr, Nebraska's advertising agency produces some great materials showcasing our great state. Here are the video snippets they have produced for each of the byways, but each byway also has its own separate byways organization or coalition, often made up of volunteers. These volunteers are absolutely invaluable in getting local support for the byway, generating events and activities along the byway, and partnering in the promotion of the byway.

Heritage Highway


Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

You might recognize scenes from the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway from a recent episode of Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, where he moonlighted as an asphalt paver.

Going right through my stomping grounds is the Lincoln Highway Byway:


Western Trails Scenic Byway


Nebraska Panhandle's Gold Rush Byway


Along the northern edge of the state, the Bridges to Buttes Byway


The Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway


Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway


Loup River Scenic Byway

Sadly, some of the links I posted above don't go to byway organizations simply because I couldn't find the link in the first three pages or so of search results on Google. However, they are links you can go to to find more information about the byways.

I could go on and on and on about what there is to see and do along each byway, but I recommend that you do some exploring yourself!

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.

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