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Nebraska is a vast, centrally located, American prairie state where 89 per cent of communities contain fewer than 3,000 people. Nebraska’s northwest Pine Ridge forests are just one of many exceptions to the state’s stereotypically flat terrain. None of the Western Hemisphere’s other sand dune formations can rival the size of Nebraska’s 20-mile long Sand Hills. The Chimney Rock National Historic Site officially marks where Nebraska’s prairies end and the Western Foothills leading to the Rocky Mountains begin.
Rental vehicles can be found in eastern Nebraska’s Metropolitan region, which contains the vast majority of the state’s population and cultural attractions. Eppley Airfield and Lincoln Airport both offer wide varieties of vehicles, with companies such as Avis, Budget Hertz, Enterprise and others represented. Compare car hire early to get the best discounts.
Neither Lincoln Airport nor Omaha’s Eppley Airfield, Nebraska’s two largest airports, offer any international flights. Omaha and Lincoln are also stops along Amtrak’s California Zephyr rail line and Greyhound bus routes. The Burlington Trailways and Arrow Stage Lines bus companies serve some smaller Nebraska cities. Otherwise, car hire in Nebraska is frequently the only way to reach most parts of this largely rural state.
Despite Nebraska’s vast size, it takes just over an hour to drive between Lincoln, the state capital, and Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha, along Interstate 80 with car rental in Nebraska. Interstate 80 extends west to east across the entire state and connects with Interstate 76, the state’s only other major Interstate highway, near the Colorado border. Nebraska’s Interstate 76 stretch is slightly more than three miles long.
Motorists wishing to venture away from Interstate 80’s sometimes monotonous flat Platte River valley scenery have plenty of fascinating back roads to choose from. The transitional Western Foothills cover most of Nebraska’s panhandle, while the towering Sand Hills extend for 20 miles over sparsely populated ranch country. The Chimney Rock National Historic Site and Scotts Bluff National Monument stand tall over Nebraska’s flat terrain.
Nebraska’s rural western half experiences a more arid climate than the state’s more populated and more humid eastern half. However, precipitation and temperature both vary dramatically throughout the state. Winters are typically cold and snowy, while summers are hot (up to 40°C) with frequent thunderstorms. The state’s tornado season lasts from late spring to early autumn.