Yup, you read that correctly! We are one of the 80 stops highlighted throughout Nebraska for this year’s statewide passport program. There are four stops in our immediate area, our museum being one of them.
The Nebraska Passport runs from May 1st until September 30th. Passport booklets are available by request online at nebraskapassport.org, by stopping in at passport locations, or by downloading the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The whole purpose of the program is to raise awareness and educate other of the unique places that exist in our beautiful state.
Here’s how it works: At each Passport stop participants visit, they receive a stamp, either in a booklet or a digital stamp on the Nebraska Passport App. Participants then turn in their stamps after September 30th and receive prizes. (For a list of prizes, please refer to the link above.)
Legacy of the Plains is excited to be on this year’s passport program. We are featured in the tour “Celebrate Nebraska 150”. During this time, we invite visitors to check out our exhibit in our rotating gallery featuring the Croft Brothers’ Map Collection, area artifacts not regularly on display, and a photo wall featuring then and now photographs of the local area.
While you stop here, we invite you to make a whole day of it! Spend your morning with us here at Legacy of the Plains Museum. Then, head south on Highway 71 for a delicious lunch at the Double L Country Store & Café on “the hilltop”. On your way back into Gering, stop at the Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, and take in some breathtaking sites. When you’re done, head back into Scottsbluff just north of the North Platte River for a delicious dining experience at the Tangled Tumbleweed for supper. It’d be a day you’d never forget!
Looking for unique places to stay? We recommend the Barn Anew Bed & Breakfast for those looking for a unique experience. For those looking for a more traditional evening closer to downtown Gering, we recommend the Monument Inn & Suites. There are also several other hotels within the area that would be more than accommodating.
We look forward to seeing all the Nebraska Passport Travelers this summer! Happy Trails!