About Nebraska

Nebraska is made up of a diverse range of terrain making for spectacular views seen on the sandhills, prairies, forests and bluffs. Nebraska’s Highway 2 has been dubbed one of America's 10 most beautiful highways for the wide open spaces and dramatic, beautiful views of the Sandhills. There are many places to see and things to do in this state from discovering wildlife from the prairie, taking a stroll through Kearney’s Archway or attending summer festivals. The state is also home to several national monuments, including Homestead National Monument, landmarks such as Chimney Rock National Historic site and historic parks, such as Toadstool Geologic Park. In the city of Lincoln lies the Nebraska State Capitol building which boasts interesting facts and artwork about a state where history is extremely valued.

The state can be divided into eight regions:


North Central/Sandhills



South Central

East Central



Recreational opportunities are abundant Nebraska, including fishing, small game and big game hunting, camping, boating, floating, shed hunting, hiking, biking and more. Some popular lakes include Branched Oak and Lake McConaughy.

Nebraska is home to eight state parks, two national forests, one national recreation area and six national wildlife refuges, which provide great hiking trails and camping as well. All of these offer something unique and are a big part of what makes this state so special.

Fun facts about Nebraska:

State Capitol: Lincoln

Area: 77,354 square miles – 16th largest state in the US

Population: 1,881,503

Major Industries: Farming (corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum) grain processing, meat-packing

Statehood: March 1, 1867 – 37th state

State Animal: White-tailed deer

Nebraska provides residents and visitors alike with unlimited opportunity.  Purchase your piece of Nebraska land for sale today from the experts at Hayden Outdoors.