Nebraska has wonders in every direction: vast prairies to the east, majestic cliffs and peaks to the west, and sand dunes in between. Also rich in history, visitors can discover some of the state's heritage at pioneer-era landmarks and along meandering historic byways. No matter where your pet friendly adventures take you, be sure to partake in the local culinary experiences. Nebraska has a long tradition of preparing heartland comfort food with ingredients often coming straight from the farm. So pack your bags and go hungry, because eating your way across Nebraska will be a highlight of your trip!
Best Time To Visit
Early summer and fall are the nicest times to plan a pet friendly trip to Nebraska. From late May through early June the temperatures are excellent, the humidity hasn’t kicked in yet, and the land is every shade of green. In September comfortable temperatures return and the summer rains move out, making the weather perfect for outdoor activities. Fall is also harvest season and a time for festivals, blue skies, and crisp evenings. Since Nebraska doesn't have a pronounced tourist season, hotel rates in the state don’t fluctuate much during the year. Your best chance to find deals will be in the spring and winter when few travelers visit.
Things Not To Miss
Hike the trails and view the places where internationally-known mammal fossils were recovered from a bonebed in the early 1900s at Agate Fossil Beds. Don't forget to ask how your pet can become a BARK Ranger during your visit!
Explore the rich history, spectacular scenery, and fantastic pet friendly hiking trails at Fort Robinson State Park.
Step back in time at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, where interpreters recreate the inspiring lives of pioneers who moved to Nebraska.
Paddle the Niobrara National Scenic River as it flows by dramatic bluffs, incredible wildlife, gorgeous waterfalls, and world-class fossil beds.
Drive Summit Road, hike the paved trails, sign up for a ranger-led tour, or visit with living history interpreters about bygone times in the shadow of the bluffs that served as landmarks for Native Americans as well as emigrants on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails at Scotts Bluff National Monument.