The Nebraska Passport is back with new stops, fun tours and exciting prizes. The 2012 program has expanded to 80 stops organized into 10 special interest tours: culinary, culture, family fun, festivals, golf, GROW Nebraska, parks, unique accommodations, water adventure and wineries.
The program, created by the Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska and take home great prizes.
Tourists who travel to the featured locations receive a stamp at each stop. At the end of the trip, visitors can send in a tear-out page from the passport. If visitors complete an interest tour, they get a Passport T-shirt. If visitors collect 25 stamps, they get a $25 GROW Nebraska gift card; and if they get 40 stamps, they receive a Canon Powershot digital camera. A grand-prize drawing for an Apple iPad will be held in October.
Travelers are also invited to share stories and photos from their Passport adventures at NebraskaPassport.com. Sharing a story will also earn travelers an extra entry in the grand-prize drawing.
The program begins May 1 and runs through Sept. 30. A list of stops and all the program details can be found at NebraskaPassport.com.