Places to see, places to eat (food, that is)!

Nebraska’s capital city is named after one of our American Presidents* (I’m trying to remember which, but the name escapes me). Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature (unicameral - what’s that?? A camel with a single horn? A camera with only one lens?)

Unicameral means there is only one group of legislators - while every other state has two groups, Nebraska has only a Senate - no House of Representatives! This happened right after the current Capitol was built (second tallest in the nation), so there is a room for the House of Representatives, if Nebraska ever changes its mind!

*There’s another capital city named after an American president - do you know which city? (if you said, Jackson, Mississippi, you’re wrong; it was, indeed, named after Andrew Jackson, but 7 years before he became president)

Capitol Address:

1445 K Street

Lincoln, NE 68508

Hours: M-F 8-5

Tour Information: 402-471–0448

On-line tour

Nebraska State Maps

Joined the Union

March 1, 1867

Population (2010) 1,796,619 (38th)

Area (Square Miles) 76,872 (15th)

Largest City               Omaha