Discover Nebraska’s Hidden Gems

The purpose of the Nebraska Passport is to help travelers discover Nebraska’s hidden gems. The Nebraska Passport is special because it offers a wide variety of travel adventures, including museums, parks, restaurants, wineries, retail stores and more. The 2021 Nebraska Passport program runs from May 1 to September 30, 2021.

How the Passport Works

  • At each Passport stop, participants visit they receive a stamp, either in a Nebraska Passport booklet or a digital stamp on the Nebraska Passport app. It is acceptable for an individual to collect stamps in both the booklet and the app and submit all their stamps for prizes.
  • Stamps can be collected from May 1 to September 3o.
  • 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 Announcements

  • Planned Stop Closings
    • Malcolm X Memorial Foundation: Closed June 19-20
  • Modified Hours:
    • Buffalo Bill State Historical Park in North Platte: May hours – Thurs – Sun 9am-4:30pm
    • Buffalo Records in Kearney: Tues – Wed 4-7pm; Thurs – Sat 12-8pm; Sun 2-4pm
    • GoodyPop in York: Tues 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm
    • Malcolm X Memorial Foundation: Sat – Sun 12-4pm
    • Lincoln Children’s Museum in Lincoln: Thurs-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
      • If between hours of 9am-5pm, Mon-Wed ring doorbell and a staffer will provide stamp
    • Screamers Restaurant in Lincoln: Wed-Thurs 5-9pm; Fri-Sat 5-10pm; Sun 5-9pm
    • Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island: Daily 9am – 5pm
    • Tossed and Found Antiques in Scottsbluff – Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm

Order Booklets & Download the App

  • Did you know? You can pick up Passport booklets at any of the 70 Passport stops. This is recommended if you want them as soon as possible.
    • Also, be sure to check your local tourism office or chamber as some cities keep them on hand throughout the season. 

Order your 2021 Passport booklet here!

  • Every Passport traveler should also download the Nebraska Passport app. Through the app, you will receive notifications about unexpected Passport stop hour changes and important announcements.
  • The 2021 Nebraska Passport app update will be available for both iPhones and Androids on May 1, 2021. Simply search for “Nebraska Passport 2021” in your app store. [Minimum requirements are Android 6 and iOS 10.]

Passport Tools

Passport Activities

Nebraska Passport’s Impact

According to the study done by Dean Runyan Associates, in 2019, the Nebraska Passport program not only generated $23.7 million in traveler spending but $1.9 million in state and local tax revenue. For every dollar Nebraska Tourism invested in the program, $150 was generated in traveler spending and $12.30 was generated in tax revenue. Participants included residents from 37 states and 418 Nebraska communities. Additionally, the study found that 82 percent of passport participants made an overnight trip with 81 percent of them staying in traditional lodging.