How the Passport Works
  • At each Passport stop participants visit they receive a stamp, either in a booklet or a digital stamp on the Nebraska Passport App. Stamps can be collected from May 1 to September 30.
  • Participants then turn in their stamps and receive prizes.
  • There is no fee to participate in the Nebraska Passport program. There is no purchase necessary to receive Passport stamps at the Passport stops.
  • Passport participants can visit as many stops as they wish, one stop or all of them.
How does getting booklet stamps work?

It’s easy! When you visit any of the destinations listed in the booklet, be sure to collect two stamps — one next to the destination name in the booklet itself (that’s for you to keep), and one on the prize entry sheet tucked in the back pocket of the booklet (that’s what you’ll turn into the Nebraska Tourism Commission).

To receive your stamp, simply enter the Passport stop and let the staff members know you are a Passport participant. There is no purchase necessary to receive your stamp. After you get your stamp, the Passport stops will invite you to experience all that they have to offer. The Passport stops greatly appreciate your business.

Is there a fee to participate in the Passport Program?

There is no fee to participate in the Nebraska Passport Program. There is no purchase necessary to receive Passport stamps at the Passport stops.

After you get your stamp, the Passport stops will invite you to experience all that they have to offer. The Passport stops greatly appreciate your business.

Can I get Passports stamped for people not present?

No, you MUST be present to get your Passport stamped. The Passport stops have strict orders not to stamp booklets for people not present.

How does getting digital stamps work?

The app works with your phone’s location services to detect if you are at a Passport stop. If you at a Passport stop, you will simply be able to press “Stamp” to collect your digital stamp.

If you are in a location where you can’t get cell phone service, the app will allow you to collect a “temporary” stamp which will become “permanent” as soon as you get back to a region with cell phone service. No action is needed on your end to make a temporary stamp permanent.

Can I collect both digital and booklet stamps? How do I get credit for all my stamps?

It is acceptable to collect both digital and booklet stamps.

Here’s how you get credit for all your stamps: Digital stamps are automatically recorded under the name you use to set up your app account. Thus, you do not need to “submit” your digital stamps. Once a digital stamp is collected, you are automatically given credit; no further action needed.

When you are done collecting booklet stamps, mail your booklet prize entry sheet to Nebraska Tourism and your booklet stamps will be added to your digital stamp totals.

Important

Every Passport traveler should download the Nebraska Passport app. Through the app you will receive notifications about unexpected Passport stop hour changes and important announcements.

The app also includes directions to the stops through Google maps. The app is free to download and is available for both iPhones and Androids; simply search for “Nebraska Passport” in your app store. You can create multiple accounts on one phone, so multiple people can collect stamps on one phone by logging in and out of accounts.

What if a Passport stop changes hours and I don’t have the app?

Important announcements are also posted on this website.

What do I do if a Passport stop is closed when I arrive?

It is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to plan your Passport stop visits during their business hours. That’s the whole point of the Nebraska Passport – to experience all that the Passport stops have to offer! However, if you absolutely can’t make it during business hours, you can use the Nebraska Passport App to get a digital stamp 24 hours a day.

What if I don’t have the app and have to visit a stop when it’s closed? Are selfies allowed?

As a last resort, you can submit “selfies” (a picture of yourself) in front of the location. If there are several people in your group, you can take one group selfie and everyone will get credit. Upload your selfies at: http://nebraskapassport.com/2018-passport-selfies.

Please submit all your selfies at one time, when you are all done with your Passport travels. Another option is to print your selfies and submit them with your prize entry sheet. On the prize entry sheet you can indicate for each Passport stop if you collected a digital stamp or selfie. This helps ensure you get credit for all your stamps.

How long do I have to collect Passport stamps?

You have from May 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 to collect stamps. Your booklet prize entry must be postmarked by October 2, 2018.

Why can't I collect stamps all year long?

Why isn’t the Passport season all year long? Because May-September works best for the majority of Passport stops for many reasons.

Can more than one person from the same household earn prizes?
Yes, people in the same household can receive prizes if they submit their own prize entry forms and/or have their own app accounts. Each individual can submit their own booklet prize entry sheet and/or have one digital app account.
Can households combine stamps from multiple booklets and apps?
No, households cannot combine their stamps from different booklets and apps. In order to receive all the prizes you qualify for, please collect your own stamps on your own prize entry form and/or digital app. Participants must be present to receive stamps; Passport stops will not stamp booklets for people not present.
Why are the Passport stops spread across the state?

The Nebraska Passport is designed to showcase “hidden gems” in every region of the state. Past Passport travelers report that they love Passport road trips with their family and friends and enjoy seeing Nebraska’s beautiful scenery.

The Nebraska Tourism Commission encourages you to not only visit the Passport stops, but explore all that Nebraska has to offer. The Passport stops can recommend other things in their regions that you might want to check out. They are happy to recommend local restaurants and lodging options.

How are Passport stops chosen?

Passport stops are chosen through an application process. The Nebraska Passport is designed each year with an emphasis on destination variety and geographical diversity.

How do I share my Passport stories on social media?

Please use the hashtag: #NEPASSPORT. You can also submit your stories on this website: http://nebraskapassport.com/shareyourstory/