Frank Museum among destinations highlighted by Nebraska Passport

KEARNEY – G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture is among stops highlighted in the summer 2017 Nebraska Passport program hosted by the Nebraska Tourism Commission.

In addition the Frank Museum on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus, Kearney’s Chapman Swifts Coffee House and the Buffalo County Historical Society Trails and Rails Museum are among the 80 attractions listed.

“The Passport inspires Nebraskans and tourists to travel the state collecting stamps to earn prizes, while also supporting small businesses, attractions and hidden gems,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism executive director. “Every year since its inception the program has gained popularity. In 2016, more than 87,000 total stamps were collected, and we expect 2017’s participation to be even better.”

The 2017 Passport features 80 attractions on 10 themed tours, with one tour honoring the state’s sesquicentennial. Travelers have from May 1 through

Sept. 30 to visit the attractions and get their stamps.

“The 2017 Passport program is focused on giving travelers truly memorable

experiences,” said Passport program coordinator Erin Wirth. “The 80 Passport stops

offer a mix of thrilling, relaxing and unique adventures. Passport travelers will create lifelong memories while they have fun exploring Nebraska.”

Passports will be available at participating stops starting May 1 or can be pre-ordered at

Participants are also encouraged to download the Nebraska Passport App for their smartphones and get stamped digitally, supplementing the physical Passport booklet for convenience. The passport app will be updated with 2017 information on May 1.

2017 Passport Stops


Arrow Hotel (Broken Bow)

Fort Cody Trading Post (North Platte)

Fort Sidney Museum and Post Commander’s Home (Sidney)

Historic Argo Hotel (Crofton)

Klown Doll Museum (Plainview)

Museum of Shadows (Elmwood)

The Speakeasy (Holdrege)

Trails and Rails Museum/BCHS (Kearney)



Brownville Historic District (Brownville, Stamps at Flatwater Folk Art Museum &

Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard & Winery)

Chez Bubba Café (Goehner)

Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire (Blair)

Clayton Museum of Ancient History at York College (York)

Gibbons Honey Farms (Crawford)

G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture (Kearney)

Pawnee City Historical Society & Museum (Pawnee City)

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed (Lincoln)



Artists’ Cooperative Gallery (Omaha)

Cedar Creek Pottery (Beatrice)

Main Street Studios & Gallery (Elkhorn)

Pender Quilt Tour (Pender, Stamp at Main Street Thriftique)

Postscript (Ashland)

Prairie Arts Center (North Platte)

Robin’s Nest (Springfield)

Studio K Art Gallery (Grand Island)



Ash Hollow State Historical Park (Lewellen)

Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center (Wood River)

Fort Robinson State Park & History Center (Crawford)

Niobrara State Park (Niobrara)

North Fork Outfitting LLC (Norfolk)

Ponderosa Cyclery + Tour (Omaha)

Red Willow State Recreation Area (McCook)

Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (Gering)



Aurora Downtown Square (Aurora, Stamps at The Renaissance Fine Art and

Photography Studio & Aurora Floral)

Fairbury Downtown Square (Fairbury, Stamp at Stagecoach Mall Antiques/Main Street

Coffee House)

Ord Downtown Square (Ord, Stamp at The Golden Husk Theater)

Our Corner Cottage Gifts (Wahoo)

Polish Heritage Center (Ashton)

Rustic & Red (Cozad)

Seward Downtown Square (Seward, Stamps at Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room &

Chapters Books & Gifts)

Tecumseh Downtown Square (Tecumseh, Stamp at Johnson Country Museum)



Legacy of the Plains Museum (Gering)

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center (Chadron)

National Willa Cather Center (Red Cloud)

NE 150 Mobile Museum (Various Locations)

Nebraska History Museum (Lincoln)

Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District (Halsey)

Nebraska State Capital (Lincoln)

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (Grand Island)



A Little Inspiration (Geneva)

Chapman Swifts Coffee House (Kearney)

Citta’ Deli (McCook)

Double L Country Store and Café (Harrisburg)

Lauritzen Gardens (Omaha)

Positively You Boutique (Central City)

Smith Falls State Park (Valentine)

Something Special by Marilyn (Atkinson)



17 Ranch Winery (Lewellen)

The Chocolate Bar (Grand Island)

Glacial Till Tasting Room (Ashland)

Infusion Brewing Company (Omaha)

Junto Wine (Seward)

Legends of Clatonia (Clatonia)

Odyssey (Hastings)

The Tangled Tumbleweed (Scottsbluff)



Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park (Royal)

Bakers Candies Inc (Greenwood)

Carhenge (Alliance)

Father Flanagan’s Historic Home (Boys Town)

Happy Jack Chalk Mine (Scotia)

University of Nebraska State Museum – Morrill Hall (Lincoln)

Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse (Paxton)

Runza Restaurant (Lincoln)



Dusty Trails LLC (North Platte)

eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato (Omaha)

Edgerton Explorit Center (Aurora)

Front Street Steakhouse and Crystal Palace Saloon (Ogallala)

Horn T Zoo (Monroe)

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard (Nebraska City)

TTM Toys (Nebraska City)

UNL Dairy Store (Lincoln)