Whether your idea of a perfect bachelor party includes a morning round on the golf course, an afternoon of canoeing, an evening exploring a museum, or an all-nighter at local bars and clubs, Nebraska has it all. Make the Cornhusker State your vacation destination for an exciting bachelor party that gathers the guys for an unforgettable time before the big day. While you’re looking for a Nebraska vacation rental in the gently rolling hills of the countryside or set in the big city, consider one of these top seven cities.
As the largest city in Nebraska, Omaha offers plenty of opportunities to make your bachelor party weekend a memorable one. Take the gang to Fun-Plex to feel like a kid again with roller coaster rides, go-kart tracks, mini-golf, and a lazy river; visit on adults-only nights to take advantage of the swim-up bar as you listen to a live band. Bet on the ponies at Horsemen’s Park, or catch a game on one of the many TVs as you nosh on tacos. Share some laughs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, or get out on the greens at Tiburon Golf Course or Indian Creek Golf Course. Book your whole group for a brewery tour at Brickway Brewery & Distillery; the vanilla stout and bourbon are customer favorites here.
Situated in western Nebraska’s Great Plains region, Scottsbluff provides access to nature and relaxation. Golf a few rounds at Scotts Bluff Country Club, which offers a gorgeous and well-maintained course. Spend an afternoon hiking the trails at Monument Valley Pathway, and be sure to carve out some time for a visit to Lake Minatare. Bring a boat to enjoy tubing, fishing or waterskiing on the lake. At night, kick back for dinner and drinks at Silver Saddle Lounge. This corner bar has a small-town feel; Philly cheesesteaks are a popular menu item, and there are pool tables for a friendly game of billiards. Backaracks is a great choice for burgers, brews, and ball games on the big screen.
3. North Platte
Book a vacation rental in southwestern Nebraska to experience all that is North Platte. If you’re partying with a group of history buffs, add Cody Park to your itinerary to check out the antique train display. You can tour the cab of steamer and diesel trains and walk through a caboose and mail car. Book a guided tour of William Cody’s mansion at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, or head to Lake Maloney State Recreation Area for fishing and water sports. Feel like a cowboy when you take a horseback riding tour with Dusty Trails, or challenge the crew to a race at Cody Go Karts. Devour a prime rib dinner at Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, then throw back some beers at Brothers Tavern. Pals Brewing Company is another great option for brews and fantastic bar food.
4. South Sioux City
South Sioux City, Nebraska, is located in the northeastern corner of the state in Dakota County. Tee off at South Ridge Golf Dome, and check out the Vietnam Wall half-scale replica at Siouxland Freedom Park. It’s only 30 minutes to the west to Iron Horse Bar & Casino in Emerson, Nebraska. Head here for hot food, cold drinks, and your chance to win big on more than 50 gaming machines. For a delicious steak-and-potatoes dinner in South Sioux City, be sure to visit Gateway Bar and Grill. Huddle Lounge is the go-to spot for downing beers, munching on tacos, throwing darts, or watching a football game.
Sitting in the southeast corner of Nebraska, Lincoln is the state’s capital and your ticket to an unforgettable bachelor party weekend. There are endless opportunities for excitement, relaxation, and outdoor adventures in the Star City. Check out the events taking place at Pinnacle Bank Arena; this venue hosts basketball games as well as concerts, comedy shows, wrestling shows, and monster truck events. Go horseback riding through Wilderness Park, or spend an afternoon fishing at Pawnee Lake. Racing fans and car buffs can’t miss a visit to the Museum of American Speed. If you have a crew of sports fans, see the Lincoln Saltdogs or Nebraska Cornhuskers play at Haymarket Park. Book your group at Escape Lincoln for a fun room escape adventure, then drop by Honest Abe’s Burgers for dinner. Nightlife options in Lincoln include The Other Room, The Starlite Lounge, Toast, and The Zoo Bar.
Mullen might be known as the Biggest Little Town in Hooker County, but it does not disappoint when it comes to entertainment options. Stop by Glidden Canoe Rental for all the equipment you need to canoe or kayak on the Middle Loup River and Dismal River. Take your group to Sand Hills Golf Club for a few rounds, or bowl a few frames at Hondo Lanes Bowling Alley. Mullen High School features a seven-hole disc golf course and offers basketball and tennis courts for public use. The Rustic Tavern is your place to go for beers and pizza in Mullen. If you’re visiting in February, check out the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Polar Bear Tank Race, an annual event that sees teams racing stock tanks on the Middle Loup River. July brings the Sandhills Chute-Out Bull Riding competition and the Smokin’ Hot in Hooker County BBQ contest.
In northern Nebraska’s Cherry County, Valentine is known as America’s Heart City. Plan a bachelor party here to get your fill of outdoor adventures. See buffalo, antelope, bison, and prairie dogs at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, take in stunning views as you walk the Cowboy Trail, or get out on the Niobrara River with a rental from Little Outlaw Canoe, Tube, and Kayak Rentals. Hit the links at Frederick Peak Golf Club, then have a brew or Scottish ale at Bolo Beer Co. Sample some wines at Niobrara Valley Vineyards, and spend an evening playing table games or slot machines at Rosebud Casino.
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