For eight years, the Nebraska Passport program has grown and captured the curiosity of travelers. With over 25,000+ participants in recent years, the Passport program is an unforgettable experience.
How many Nebraska stops are featured on the Passport each year?
Each year we feature 80 stops that give travelers fresh ideas for where their paths can take them — to every corner and region in the state, showcasing beautiful scenery, interesting destinations, and more. The 80 stops are divided into 10 themed tours.
How many stops do participants have to visit?
Passport participants can visit as many stops as they wish – one stop or all 80.
What do participants do at the Passport stops?
At each Passport stop participants receive a stamp, either in a booklet or a digital stamp on the Nebraska Passport app. Program participants must be present to receive stamps in their Passport. Passport destinations will not stamp multiple booklets for one person, or for people not present. No purchase necessary.
Participants then turn in their stamps and receive prizes.
What are the prizes?
Prizes change each year. Prizes are given for collecting set numbers of stamps. For example, 2016 Passport participants received the following prizes:
10 stamps = T-shirt
20 stamps = Travel mug
40 stamps = Selfie stick
60 stamps = Duffel bag
80 stamps = Gift basket
Additionally, if participants completed any of the 10 individual tours, they received lottery tickets. Participants whom collected all 80 stamps, or submitted stories about their travels on the Nebraska Passport website, were entered to win a grand prize drawing sponsored by Omaha Steaks.
The prizes are cumulative. For example, if a participant visited all 80 stops, they received all 5 prizes.
How long do participants have to collect stamps?
The Nebraska Passport program runs May 1 to September 30. Prize entry forms must be postmarked by October 1, or submitted through the Nebraska Passport digital app by October 1.
Each household may submit only one prize-entry sheet. Photocopies will not be accepted, and prize-entry sheets will not be returned.
2016 NEBRASKA PASSPORT PROGRAM STATISTICS
- 26,440 total participants
- 28 states represented
- 219 Nebraska communities represented (up from 125 in 2015)
- 1,292 passports submitted for prizes (up from 553 in 2015)
- 168 completed 80 stops (up from 81 in 2015)
- Average number of stops = 30
- 87,492 total stamps collected (up from 26,842 in 2015)
MOST VISITED tour stops
- Find Your Park: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters
- Rise ‘n Shine: Indigo Bridge Books and Café
- Where Art Thou: Crystal Forge
- Order Up: Springfield Drug & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain
- How It’s Made: Florence Mill
- Flavors of Nebraska: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
- Prairie Treasure: The Keeping Room
- Earth + Sky: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
- Nebraska on Film: Museum of the Fur Trade
- Rise Above: Peru State College Library
TOP 10 MOST VISITED STOPS
- Museum of the Fur Trade
- Peru State College Library
- Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
- Chimney Rock National Historic Site
- Lake McConaughy Visitor Center
- Indian Cave State Park
- Boys Town Hall of History
- Mansion on the Hill
- Raising Nebraska
- Saunders County Museum
PAST PROGRAM SUMMARIES