Introduction to Nebraska City, Nebraska
Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe county, is 40 miles S of Omaha, Nebraska. The city has a population of approximately 7,228.
Nebraska City History
First explored in 1804 by Lewis and Clark, Nebraska City was the original location of Old Fort Kearny, a military outpost. The city was a site of slave trade during the 1850’s. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 resulted in the formation of Otoe County, which was named after the eponymous Indian tribe. This allowed legal settlement of the area, and the city was incorporated in 1855.
Nebraska City and nearby Attractions
- Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
- Arbor Day Farm
- Wildwood Period House
- Waubonsie State Park
- Omaha Children's Museum
- Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
- Civil War Veterans Museum at G.A.R. Hall
- River Country Nature Museum
Things To Do In Nebraska City
The Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, which is a 52 room colonial mansion once belonging to J. Sterling Morton, is a popular local tourist spot. The Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure provides an enjoyable family experience. Local festivals include the Applejack Festival and the Pumpkin Ridge Festival.
Nebraska City Transportation
Eppley Airfield is the nearest major airport.
Nebraska City Higher Education
Bellevue University, Iowa Western Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College provide higher education to the residents of this area.