A true Nebraska vacation isn't defined by one destination or another. It's the journey—the culmination of sights and sounds you encounter as you make your way through the state. And that's what Nebraska's Byways are all about.


These nine scenic stretches of two-lane will introduce you to the diverse terrain, rich history, unusual attractions, and warm hospitality that are oftentimes just around the bend.


Nebraska's Scenic Byways


385 - Gold Rush Byway

158 miles through the Nebraska Panhandle from South Dakota to Colorado along U.S. Highway 385.


Bridges to Buttes Byway

197 miles from Valentine west to the Wyoming border on U.S. Highway 20.


Heritage Highway

A 238-mile stretch from historic Brownville on the banks of the Missouri River to Edison on U.S. Highway 136.


Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway

82 miles from just north of Omaha to South Sioux City along U.S. Highway 75.


Lincoln Highway Scenic & Historic Byway

(awarded National Scenic Byway)

400 miles along U.S. Highway 30—America's first coast-to-coast route—from the eastern to the western border.


Loup Rivers Scenic Byway

150 miles along Nebraska Highways 11 and 91 from Wood River to Dunning.


Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway

A 231-mile jaunt from near South Sioux City to Valentine on Nebraska Highway 12.


Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

(awarded National Scenic Byway)

272 miles on Nebraska Highway 2 from Grand Island to Alliance.


Western Trails Scenic & Historic Byway

A 144-mile route from Ogallala northwest to the Wyoming border along U.S. Highway 26 and Nebraska Highway 92.



For more information about each byway, go to VisitNebraska.com and click on the Trips tab.