Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, offers great opportunities for adventure, sightseeing, exploration, and relaxation. These attributes make this state perfect not only for the casual day tripper or vacationer, but also for prospective residents looking at homes for sale and real estate. Nebraska is located between the expanses of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains; its capital is Lincoln, its state flower is the goldenrod, its state bird is the Western Meadowlark, and the largest city is Omaha. Nebraska is home to the famous humanitarian community called Girls and Boys Town, founded by Father Edward Flanagan, who aimed to protect the younger generation, lead them on the right path, and encourage them to make the most of their lives.
Nebraska is also home to the Henry Doorly Zoo, which boasts Lied Jungle, the largest indoor tropical rainforest in the entire world, the Scott Kingdoms of the Seas Aquarium, the Desert Dome, and the Kingdoms of the Night nocturnal exhibit. Omaha has an interesting night life and cultural scene; the offerings of which range from punk rock to opera performances, exemplified by the annual Shakespeare on the Green Festival. The state capitol building in Lincoln is known as the Tower on the Plains for its great view and scenic interior. While in the capital, you should also stop by the Museum of Nebraska History, Mueller Planetarium, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, the University of Nebraska State Museum, and the Strategic Air and Space Museum. This state also lays claim to the Homestead National Monument of America, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Chimney Rock, Buffalo Bill State Park, and Fort Robinson State Park.