Safety Score

Safety Score

United States

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High

Exercise Normal Precaution

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Known For

  • Native American tribes
  • Hot summers
  • Cold winters
  • Scenic drives
  • Famous people

imageCovid Status

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Risk Level

High

Vaccination Progress

58%

Daily new cases

17.4 Per
100k

Infection rate

0.79

Positive test rate

32.5 %

% Vaccinated

58 1+ Dose

Nebraska is located in the midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa to the east, Missouri to the southeast, Kansas to the south, Colorado to the southwest, and Wyoming to the west. You can reach Nebraska by car, plane, or train.

There are many things to do in Nebraska! Visit Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Scotts Bluff National Monument, or Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Or take a scenic drive along the Cowboy Trail or Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway. For more ideas, check out Visit Nebraska’s website.

Nebraska has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The state receives an average of 30 inches of precipitation per year.

You can rent a car to explore Nebraska on your own, or take advantage of the state’s extensive public transportation system. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve cities across Nebraska, and there are also several regional bus lines.

Be sure to pack comfortable clothes for exploring all that Nebraska has to offer, including a jacket for cool evenings. If you’re planning on hiking or spending time outdoors, don’t forget to pack sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent.

The land that is now Nebraska was first inhabited by Native Americans. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through the state in 1804, and Nebraska became a territory of the United States in 1854. The state was admitted to the Union as the 37th state in 1867.

The population of Nebraska is about 1.9 million people.

Famous people from Nebraska include aviator Charles Lindbergh, athletes Bob Gibson and Gale Sayers, and actresses Marlon Brando and Hilary Swank.

Nebraska is home to a number of Native American tribes, and visitors can learn about the state’s rich cultural heritage at the Nebraska State Historical Society or one of the many tribal museums and cultural centers. If you’re interested in learning more about the state’s history, take a trip to Chimney Rock National Historic Site or Scotts Bluff National Monument.

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