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Travel to any of the five stops in Nebraska 
served by 
AMTRAK'S  CALIFORNI ZEPHYR

Although the Zephyr normally travels through Nebraska during overnight hours, if your trip requires a stop or route change in our state, consider the following options:

OMAHA

Junctions:  Eppley Airfield, Interstates 80 & 29, Highways 6, 50. 75, 92. 275, & 370, Missouri River, Amtrak bus to Kansas City (Southwest Chief & Mo. routes)
Taxi and Transit services are available
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce  
Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amtrak station (built in 1984; adjacent to Historic Burlington Depot) is a short walk to the Tenth Street Bridge, Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha's Old Market Area, Heartland of American Park, numerous restaurants, and several hotels.  

LINCOLN

Junctions:  Lincoln Municipal Airport, Interstate 80, Highways 2, 6, & 77
Taxi and Transit services are available
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amtrak station (part of original Burlington Station) is adjacent to Lincoln's Haymarket Square with shops and restaurants.  University of Nebraska Lincoln Campus and sports are nearby.  Hotels and restaurants are nearby. 

HASTINGS

Junctions:  Interstate 80, Highways 6, 34 & 281
Hastings Chamber of Commerce
Beautifully restored inside and out in 2000, thisAmtrak depot (historical Burlington depot) is worth a look itself. Outdoors is a Union Pacific display.  Indoors is railroad memorabilia from an extensive collection. Directly across the street is the "birthplace of Kool-Aid."  A few blocks away are historic downtown Hastings and the former Union Pacific depot, now a restaurant.

HOLDREGE

Junctions:  Highways 23 & 183
Holdrege Chamber of Commerce
Beautifully restored Amtrak depot is near the Zephyr Cafe.  A nice display of railroad equipment is nearby, along with a unique fence made of very old rail.

McCOOK

Junctions:  Highways 6, 34 & 83
McCook Chamber of Commerce
Amtrak station is adjacent to Norris Avenue.  The avenue is the main north/south thoroughfare dividing McCook in half.  Near the Depot is a Frank Lloyd Wright design, once a home, then a doctor's office, and then recently renovated back to the original design.  Also nearby is the home of Senator George W. Norris.  Directly across the street from the home is Norris Park, a one square block that is graced with a band shell for summer concerts.

All photos by Eric Miller except McCook by Robert Norman.

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Updated: July 30, 2011