Located in both the Great Plains and the Midwest, Nebraska is the only case of a triply landlocked state in the U.S., which means that one must cross three different states to reach the Pacific Ocean (Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon), the Gulf of Mexico (Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas) or Hudson Bay (South Dakota, North Dakota and Manitoba). The state capital, Lincoln, situated in the Dissected Till Plains, is home to the University of Nebraska. Since this state lies in Tornado Alley, thunderstorms and tornadoes are common during spring and summer.
Population: Almost 2 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Omaha, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney
Main attractions: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Carhenge, Durham Museum, Joslyn Castle, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Joslyn Art Museum, Sandhills (or Sand Hills)
Nearest airports: Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI), Lincoln Airport (LNK), Omaha Airport (OMA)