Nebraska is a midwestern U.S. state encompassing the prairies of the Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills and the panhandle’s dramatic rock formations. Lincoln, the capital and a vibrant university town, is distinguished by its soaring state capitol. 0.The city of Omaha is home to the Durham Museum, which honors the state’s pioneering past in a converted railroad depot.5*

Capital: Lincoln
Abbreviation: NE
Nickname: Cornhusker State
Population: 1.929 million (2018)