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  • 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.
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  • 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 info@NebraskaPassport.com.
    Order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
    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 City
    • Petrified Wood and Art Gallery, Ogallala
    • Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island
    • Master's Hand Candle Company and Serendipity Chocolate Factory, Tekamah
    • Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford
    • Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental, Mullen
    • NEBRASKAland DAYS, North Platte
    • Green Lantern Steakhouse and Lounge, Decatur
    Meet the Locals
    • Ricky and Lucy's Country Greenhouse, Sidney
    • Prairie Grounds Café and Gifts, Broken Bow
    • GROW Nebraska Buy It Local Store, Grand Island
    • Back Alley Bakery, Hastings
    • Prairie Point Junction Quilt Shop, Cozad
    • Lakota Hope Center/Lightshine Thrift Store and Lakota Art Institute, Whiteclay
    • It's All About Bees, Ralston
    • Classic Car Collection, Kearney
    Picture the Scene
    • Springfield Artworks, Springfield
    • Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln
    • Thedford Art Gallery, Thedford
    • Woodland Trails Art & Learning Center, Winnebago
    • Western Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff
    • Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk
    • Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, David City
    • The Art and Gift Gallery, North Platte
    Page 2 of 2 - Play Outside
    • Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton
    • Nebraska National Forest (Bessey Ranger District/Bessey Nursery), Halsey
    • Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine
    • Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, Wood River
    • Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue
    • Sunken Gardens and Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln
    • Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, Nebraska City
    • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison
    Savor the Flavor
    • Pour House Tasting Room, Friend
    • Lakehouse Bar & Grill, North Platte
    • Ozzie & Jan's Famous Lee's Chicken, Lincoln
    • R.F. Goeke Variety Store and Soda Fountain, Atkinson
    • Range Café & Bassett Lodge, Bassett
    • The Rocket Inn, Indianola
    • BeeHaven Farm Roadside Market, Harrisburg
    • Barnstormers, Norfolk
    Seeing Is Believing
    • General Crook House at Fort Omaha, Omaha
    • Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, Burwell
    • Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Bayard
    • Lincoln County Historical Museum, North Platte
    • Boys Town, Boys Town
    • International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln
    • Knight Museum & Sandhills Center, Alliance
    • Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave, Nebraska City
    Sleep Tight
    • Crystal Key Inn Bed & Breakfast, Newman Grove
    • Historic Argo Hotel and Steakhouse, Crofton
    • Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, Nebraska City
    • Two Rivers State Recreation Area, Waterloo
    • Calamus Outfitters, Burwell
    • Arrow Hotel & Suites, Broken Bow
    • Inner Maker Bed & Breakfast, Seward
    • The Balcony House Bed & Breakfast, Imperial
    Tap Into It
    • Loop Brewing Company, McCook
    • Thunderhead Brewing Company, Kearney
    • Lucky Bucket Brewing Company, LaVista
    • SchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery, Pawnee City
    • Nebraska Brewing Company, Papillion
    • Soaring Wings Vineyard and Brewery, Springfield
    • Zipline Brewing Company, Lincoln
    • Blue Blood Brewing Company, Lincoln
    Turn the Page
    • Bess Streeter Aldrich House & Museum, Elmwood
    • Willa Cather State Historic Site/Red Cloud Opera House, Red Cloud
    • John G. Neihardt State Historic Site, Bancroft
    • Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Chadron
    • Wright Morris Walking/Driving Tour, Central City
    • Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors & Loren Eisley Exhibit at Bennett Martin Library, Lincoln
    • The Lyceum Café and Bookstore, Brownville
    • The Sisters Grimm, Bushnell
    Wrangle the West
    • Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln
    • Glur's Tavern, Columbus
    • High Plains Homestead, Home of the Drifter Cookshack and Bunkhouse, Crawford
    • Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, North Platte
    • Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron
    • Morgan's Store, Ellsworth
    • Strawbale Church, Arthur
    • Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park, Merriman
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