Visit us in Northeast Nebraska!

Are you ready for an adventure? Do you want to get away and travel the backroads? Come along as we help you fulfill those plans! Traveling the “Best of the Backroads Tour of Northeast Nebraska”, you will travel through 10 Counties, enjoying the colorful landscape of the “rolling hills” and the picturesque view of the Missouri River. Reading the history on the strategically-placed viewpoints will take you back hundreds of years!  Did we mention that there are over $7,000.00 in cash prizes? 

10 County Map
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As you travel the “Backroads”, you will come upon small towns that encounter rich heritage demonstrated with their unique and quaint shops and restaurants. You will see merchants displaying their talents— the taste of home-cooked meals, and goodies that will bring you back to your Grandmother’s recipes. Hidden Treasures, Historical Landmarks, Heavenly Treats, and Hometown Hospitality… that is what you will find on the Best of the Backroads Tour in Northeast Nebraska!

There are also County Fairs, Geocaching (or download the Geocaching app on your phone), Golf Courses… and many other events and activities!  Check out the ‘Events’ page to learn more.

Here’s how to get started:

¨ Get your map at a participating business or on this website.

¨ Visit participating businesses and places to collect stamps in order to win cash prizes!Get Your Map HERE

¨ Great family friendly activity, photography opportunities, outdoor recreation, geocaching opportunities.

Dates of the Backroads Tour are May 1st through September 30th

Mail completed forms to:
City of Laurel Economic Development Office
101 W. 2nd St.
Laurel, NE  68745

Or email to: laureled@abbnebraska.com

Deadline to mail forms in is Friday, October 15th, 2021.

We hope you enjoy traveling through Northeast Nebraska as we enjoy you visiting us!

Events Across Northeast Nebraska
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October
  • 02

    Wayne Farmer's Market

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/02/2021

    Every Saturday 9am – Noon, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

  • 02

    Pierce Fall Festival J&H Produce/Greenhouse

    All day
    10/02/2021-10/03/2021

    Pierce Open House J&H Produce/Greenhouse Oct 2 & 3

  • 06

    Wayne Farmer's Market

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    10/06/2021

    Every Wednesday 4-6 pm, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

  • 09

    Wayne Farmer's Market

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/09/2021

    Every Saturday 9am – Noon, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

  • 10

    Ponca State Park Hallowfest

    All day
    10/10/2021-10/11/2021

    10/9/21 & 10/16/21 Hallowfest at Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE

  • 13

    Wayne Farmer's Market

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    10/13/2021

    Every Wednesday 4-6 pm, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

  • 16

    Wayne Farmer's Market

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10/16/2021

    Every Saturday 9am – Noon, 5th & Lincoln, Wayne County Courthouse

  • 16

    NiobraraAll Things Pumpkin - Vendor Fair, Farmers Market, Passport

    All day
    10/16/2021

    Niobrara All Things Pumpkin – Vendor Fair, Farmers Market, Passport October 16th

Email: nebackroadtour@gmail.com
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