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The Cornhusker State

Come visit Lincoln, Nebraska

By Paige Schultze | null null , null

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A corn field. Nebraska is one of the leading producers of corn in the United States. (Photo: Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism)
Are you looking for a unique adventure this summer? Well you found one in Nebraska. Nebraska is located in the middle of the U.S. in a part called the Great Plains.

The state got its nickname, the Cornhusker State, from the University of Nebraska athletic teams. Corn is a major vegetable that is farmed in Nebraska, and the term "cornhusker" comes from how the corn is harvested.

The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln. This beautiful city has lots of things you can do including, visiting Fairview, the Bryan Museum. This is the historic residence of Congressmen Williams Jennings Bryan. Bryan served two terms in Congress and was the Secretary of State. He also ran for President three times for the Democratic Party in 1896, 1900, and 1908.

There are other museums in Lincoln, including the Great Plains Art Museum. This museum features famous artists as well as modern Native American artists.

Lincoln is also famous for sporting events at the University of Nebraska. The university's volleyball team is one of the top teams in the country!

You can also visit one of Lincoln's many parks or if you are a shopper, visit one of their ten exciting malls.

And don't forget to drive through the beautiful countryside and stop by the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln. The gardens feature amazing flowers and water displays. Sunken Gardens is one of top gardens to visit in the U.S. and Canada.

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Paige Schultze is a member of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

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