Nebraska

Nebraska was the 37th state admitted into the United States, back in 1867. With approximately 1.7 million residents, Nebraska is towards the lower end in population. This is exaggerated by the fact that people think all Nebraskans live on farms.

Just The Facts

  1. Nebraska can basically be divided into Omaha, Lincoln, and other places that aren't Omaha or Lincoln.
  2. The most worthwhile things in Nebraska are Cornhusker football and the Zoo.
  3. There ARE actually people in Nebraska (in some places at least).

People

The people of Nebraska are generally known to be conservative, hard-working, and laid back. Historically, Nebraska has voted Republican for the Presidential election. Nebraska's second district, made up of just Omaha, went against historical precedent and voted for Obama in the 2008 election. This was presumably to prove Nebraska isn't racist. One positive about Nebraska residents is that they are typically very courteous drivers. They also know to look out when they see a car with an Iowa license plate.

Idiot Out Wandering Around

Government and Politics

Nebraska is the only state that has a unicameral legislature. For some reason this makes the government of Nebraska better than all other states. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska recently made national headlines by taking millions of dollars in federal aid for Nebraska in exchange for his vote, which allowed the Health Care Bill to be passed. Nelson has been called a close ally of Obama in the Senate, which is ironic because most of Nebraska voted against Obama. On that note, Nebraska's politics have always been at the highest standard of ethics.

Just like Illinois!

Tourist Attractions

Nebraska is home to many tourist attractions. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is one of the top zoos in the country. The Lied Jungle, an indoor rainforest at the zoo, has been called the best zoo attraction in the United States. The zoo also has the Desert Dome, which is both the world's largest indoor desert and the world's largest glazed geodesic dome.

Big dome

In addition to the zoo, the College World Series take place in Omaha. Sometimes known as the nine days Omaha doesn't suck, the city plays host to the best college baseball teams in the country. Fans from all over descend on legendary Rosenblatt Stadium. Some of the regular attendees are Texas, Rice, Cal State Fullerton, and, of course, LSU.

You know how I got MY beads?

Another famous tourist attraction is found in Kearney. The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument is a definite must-see in Nebraska. This unique combination of a bridge, arch, and museum crosses Interstate 80 just outside of Kearney. Most of the visitors to the museum are travelers looking to use the restroom.

Like this, except...more boring?

Sports

Nebraska is home to a variety of sports teams. It boasts two minor league baseball teams, three junior hockey teams, one Division 1 hockey team, indoor professional football, and an assortment of other college athletic teams.

And then there are the Cornhuskers. The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, established as the Bugeaters in 1890, are the pride and joy of all Nebraska. The entire state stops moving and watches intently whenever the Huskers are playing. The Huskers have sold out every home game since 1963. That is over 300 consecutive sell outs. Nebraska's fans have been called the greatest fans in college football.

"You may be the greatest fans, but you still can't bring in food!"

Husker fans are among the most loyal fans in the world. They stick by the Huskers through thick and thin. No matter how the Huskers are doing, you can be assured that the fans will continue to pack renowned Memorial Stadium week in and week out.

This in no way indicates that there is nothing to do in Nebraska.