VACATION IDEAS: ROAD TRIP
PHOTOS: Heartland Road Trip
Smack dab in the middle of America, this leisurely drive across Nebraska's Sandhills region includes peaceful winding rivers, gentle hills, and some of the most interesting folks you'll ever bump into anywhere.
By , Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:00 PM
Source Article: PHOTOS: Heartland Road Trip
One of the rustic rooms at Calumus Outfitters in Nebraska's Sandhills region.
Cattle soak up the scenery along the road in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Taylor's unofficial population includes a town-wide collection of life-size cutouts evoking the town's prairie past.
A sunset tour of the Sandhills.
Wade Morgan's general store sells snacks, scented candles—and saddles.
Chicken Spaniard at the Sandstone Grill.
(Courtesy Sandstone Grill)
A livestock watering tank has room for eight people to go "tanking" on lakes and rivers.
(Joel Sartore/National Geographic Stock)
Kayaking is peaceful and scenic on the beautiful Niobrara River.
Nebraska's gentle natural beauty includes prairies and forests.
Kayakers can paddle through six ecosystems—including prairies and forests—on the Niobrara River.
(Chuck Haney/Danita Delimont)