The Nebraska Tourism Commission is announcing the 80 featured stops in the 2013 Nebraska Passport today. New this year are special-interest tours featuring top picks from past travelers, art galleries, craft breweries and literary stops.

The  Nebraska Tourism Commission is announcing the 80 featured stops in the 2013 Nebraska Passport today. New this year are special-interest tours featuring top picks from past travelers, art galleries, craft breweries and literary stops.
The Passport program encourages travelers to explore Nebraska, collect stamps from participating attractions and earn great prizes.
The 2013 Passport will feature 80 attractions on 10 themed tours: Hit the Hot Spots, Meet the Locals, Picture the Scene, Play Outside, Savor the Flavor, Seeing is Believing, Sleep Tight, Tap Into It, Turn the Page and Wrangle the West.
Travelers have from May through September to visit attractions and redeem their stamps for prizes. For each completed tour, participants win a Nebraska Passport T-shirt. Travelers also can receive 20 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch coupons in celebration of the Nebraska Lottery’s 20th anniversary (for 20 stamps) and a digital camera (for 40 stamps).
A grand-prize drawing for an iPad mini will be held in October. This year, an additional drawing for 300 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch tickets will be held for all participants, 19 and older, who turn in passports with at least one stamp.
Passports will be available at participating stops in May or can be pre-ordered by emailing
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Editor’s Note: Attached is a list of destinations featured as part of the 2013 Nebraska Passport. High-resolution photographs of many of the stops can be found in our free, online photo gallery.
2013 Passport Tours and Stops

Hit the Hot Spots

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, Nebraska CityPetrified Wood and Art Gallery, OgallalaStuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand IslandMaster's Hand Candle Company and Serendipity Chocolate Factory, TekamahFort Robinson State Park, CrawfordSandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental, MullenNEBRASKAland DAYS, North PlatteGreen Lantern Steakhouse and Lounge, Decatur 
Meet the Locals

Ricky and Lucy's Country Greenhouse, SidneyPrairie Grounds Café and Gifts, Broken BowGROW Nebraska Buy It Local Store, Grand IslandBack Alley Bakery, HastingsPrairie Point Junction Quilt Shop, CozadLakota Hope Center/Lightshine Thrift Store and Lakota Art Institute, WhiteclayIt's All About Bees, RalstonClassic Car Collection, Kearney 
Picture the Scene

Springfield Artworks, SpringfieldSheldon Museum of Art, LincolnThedford Art Gallery, ThedfordWoodland Trails Art & Learning Center, WinnebagoWestern Nebraska Arts Center, ScottsbluffNorfolk Arts Center, NorfolkBone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David CityThe Art and Gift Gallery, North Platte 
Play Outside

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, DentonNebraska National Forest (Bessey Ranger District/Bessey Nursery), HalseyFort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, ValentineCrane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, Wood RiverFontenelle Forest, BellevueSunken Gardens and Lincoln Children’s Zoo, LincolnKimmel Orchard & Vineyard, Nebraska CityAgate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison 
Savor the Flavor

Pour House Tasting Room, FriendLakehouse Bar & Grill, North PlatteOzzie & Jan's Famous Lee's Chicken, LincolnR.F. Goeke Variety Store and Soda Fountain, AtkinsonRange Café & Bassett Lodge, BassettThe Rocket Inn, IndianolaBeeHaven Farm Roadside Market, HarrisburgBarnstormers, Norfolk 
Seeing Is Believing

General Crook House at Fort Omaha, OmahaFort Hartsuff State Historical Park, BurwellChimney Rock National Historic Site, BayardLincoln County Historical Museum, North PlatteBoys Town, Boys TownInternational Quilt Study Center & Museum, LincolnKnight Museum & Sandhills Center, AllianceMayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave, Nebraska City 
Sleep Tight

Crystal Key Inn Bed & Breakfast, Newman GroveHistoric Argo Hotel and Steakhouse, CroftonWhispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, Nebraska CityTwo Rivers State Recreation Area, WaterlooCalamus Outfitters, BurwellArrow Hotel & Suites, Broken BowInner Maker Bed & Breakfast, SewardThe Balcony House Bed & Breakfast, Imperial 
Tap Into It

Loop Brewing Company, McCookThunderhead Brewing Company, KearneyLucky Bucket Brewing Company, LaVistaSchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery, Pawnee CityNebraska Brewing Company, PapillionSoaring Wings Vineyard and Brewery, SpringfieldZipline Brewing Company, LincolnBlue Blood Brewing Company, Lincoln 
Turn the Page

Bess Streeter Aldrich House & Museum, ElmwoodWilla Cather State Historic Site/Red Cloud Opera House, Red CloudJohn G. Neihardt State Historic Site, BancroftMari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, ChadronWright Morris Walking/Driving Tour, Central CityJane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors & Loren Eisley Exhibit at Bennett Martin Library, LincolnThe Lyceum Café and Bookstore, BrownvilleThe Sisters Grimm, Bushnell 
Wrangle the West

Nebraska State Capitol, LincolnGlur's Tavern, ColumbusHigh Plains Homestead, Home of the Drifter Cookshack and Bunkhouse, CrawfordBuffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, North PlatteMuseum of the Fur Trade, ChadronMorgan's Store, EllsworthStrawbale Church, ArthurArthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park, Merriman