The Nebraska Tourism Commission announced Monday the stops that will be part of the 2019 Nebraska Passport, including a number of area sites.
Celebrating its 10th year, the Passport inspires Nebraskans and tourists to travel throughout the state collecting stamps to earn prizes, while also supporting Nebraska’s tourism destinations. In 2018 a record-setting 749 participants in the program made it to every stop.
“There’s no better way to encourage Nebraskans to explore their own state than with this program,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director. “The Passport saw another record-breaking year in 2018 and we’re looking forward to seeing how it performs in its 10th year. Nebraskans truly love to wander and have fun throughout their state, yet I’m amazed by how many people tell us they discover new things to see and do every year.”
The 2019 Passport will feature 70 attractions in 10 themed categories, including Not-At-All What You Thought and Nebraska Stories. As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, several past “fan favorite” Passport stops will be featured. This year’s program represents 60 communities spanning the entire state. Travelers will have from May 1 through Sept. 30 to visit the attractions and get their stamps.
“The purpose of the Passport program is to help travelers discover Nebraska’s hidden gems. In 2019, Passport travelers will experience a variety of unique destinations while creating lifelong memories,” said Erin Wirth, Passport program coordinator.
Passports will be available at participating stops starting May 1 or can be pre-ordered at NebraskaPassport.com. Participants are also encouraged to download the Nebraska Passport App on their smartphone and get digital stamps, supplementing the physical Passport booklet for convenience. The Passport app will be updated with the 2019 information on May 1. Those who used the mobile app last year will need to download the update to see the new program information. To download, search “NE Passport 2019” in the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store.
2019 Passport stops in Central Nebraska
The Dotted Daisy (Albion)
Victoria Springs State Recreation Area (Anselmo)
Kinkaider Brewing Co. (Broken Bow)
Prairie Creek Vineyard & Winery (Central City)
Raising Nebraska (Grand Island)
The Happy Brush (Grand Island)
Andrew’s Garden (Kearney)
Stagecoach Gifts (Kearney)
Happy Jack Chalk Mine (Scotia)
Loup River Distilling (St. Paul)
2019 Passport stop categories
Bite of Nebraska
Not-At-All What You Thought