• Attractions


    Here the traveler has an opportunity to experience beautiful scenery as well as the area's historical importance in American history.


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    Experience the Sandhill Cranes in the spring, explore the "stair steps" of the original Highway or stop by the visitors center.


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    This part of the Byway follows the Platte River Valley that offers an abundance of wildlife, birding and water recreation.


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  • Dawson County Museum

    Dawson County Museum  805 N Taft St Lexington, NE  68850 308-324-5340   The Dawson County Historical Society and Museum provides an interesting look at how life was lived in Dawson County through the Military Hall of…

    University of Nebraska Kearney

    If you’re rolling through Kearney a great place to pull off of the Lincoln Highway is at the University of Nebraska Kearney.  It’s a prototypical Midwestern college campus to the point of being a stereotypical college…

    Green Apple Cafe

    If you find yourself hungry for breakfast, lunch, or pie while passing through Cozad, stop at the Green Apple Café.  It offers everything you’re looking for in a small-town main street café.  There are plenty…

    Grand Theatre

    The Grand Theatre in Grand Island is a true throwback.  It has been lovingly restored to it’s original state by a group of local volunteers.  No detail has been overlooked.  The carpet in the lobby…

    Gothenburg Pony Express

    The Sam Machette Pony Express Station is located in Ehmen Park just blocks from downtown Gothenburg and the Lincoln Highway.  The station is open to visitors from April 1st through October 31st each year.  Admission is free…

    Coney Island Cafe

    The Coney Island Café is an old lunch counter tucked away in historic downtown Grand Island.  It’s been in operation for more than 90 years and is open from 8:30-5:00 pm on weekdays and 8:30-3:00…

    Chubby Monkey

    As you're cruising along on the Lincoln Highway you’ll pass through a small non-descript town of Shelton, Nebraska roughly halfway between Grand Island and Kearney. On the east side of Shelton you may notice a gigantic…

    Chicken Coop Grand Island

    If you’re looking for a dinner spot traveling through Grand Island look no farther than the Chicken Coop.  It’s a sports bar and microbrewery with a laid back atmosphere that you expect from central Nebraska. …