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Nebraska Lincoln Highway Historic Byway is the only byway that traverses the entire state. Now known as U.S. Highway 30, this historic route lets you enjoy a leisurely tour. Discover diversity, nostalgia and small-town charm. This website conveniently divides your drive into Western, Central and Eastern Regions, providing information on historic Lincoln Highway sites, current attractions and amenities. Follow history as you drive alongside the Oregon, Mormon and California Trails, the Pony Express route and the Union Pacific, part of the first transcontinental railroad. You’ll also experience the cultural, natural wonders and agricultural bounties of Nebraska.



The Western Region of Nebraska’s Lincoln Highway Nebraska Byway presents the traveller with an opportunity to experience not only beautiful scenery but also the area’s historical importance in American history and year-round community events. At the same time, the region provides the traveler with exceptional lodging and dining choices.

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Follow the original highway route and discover a welcoming landscape rich in heritage. Experience the Sandhill Crane migration in the spring along the Platte River, stop by the Lincoln Highway Visitors Center in Shelton, explore the “stair steps” of the original Lincoln Highway at Gothenburg, and so much more! Plan your trip to Central Nebraska today!

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The Eastern region of the Nebraska Lincoln Highway Historic Byway spans from Omaha to Central City. The Byway follows the Platte River valley that offers an abundance of wildlife, birding opportunities and water recreation.
Experience outstanding lodging facilities, top-notch dining choices, unique shopping experiences and beautiful scenery.

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Downloadable Guides

The Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway has an abundance of attractions for visitors of all ages. For an extensive list of attractions and ideas for an exciting trip, check out our comprehensive guides of the Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway.

If you would like a physical copy of this guide mailed to you, please click here.