Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Nebraska - Scenic Views

On your travels throughout Nebraska, you're going to see some pretty beautiful landscapes. Our team has worked hard to re-create some of the most popular spots for you to check out in our upcoming Nebraska DLC for American Truck Simulator. Let's take a closer look at some of them, shall we?

Often with some of the more popular viewpoints, you'll find a dedicated turnout to pull in and park. In these areas, you'll often find information boards, which offer a brief history about the area, as well as some public amenities. 

One of the more unusual, but popular roadside attractions in Nebraska is Carhenge, a replica of England's Stonehenge but with... you guessed it, cars! Constructed in 1987 by Jim Reinders, with the help of his family members, he built the 38-car homage as a memorial to his late father, who grew up on the farmland where Carhenge now stands, just north of the city of Alliance.

Another famous stop for travellers in the State is the Scotts Bluff National Monument, which offers travellers a breath-taking roadside vista, with its dramatic rock formations and sweeping plains. Consisting of layers of sandstone, volcanic ash, and siltstone, it towers 800 feet above the river. Back in the 1800's, it also served as an important landmark monument for Pioneer travellers, and those who walked the Oregon and Mormon trails. 

If you love learning history, Nebraska has a unique location along the I-80 which no driver can miss!  Offering visitors a unique historical exhibit that brings American history to life, the Archway is a landmark and museum which stands as a monument to the adventurers who followed the Great Platte River Road and helped to build America. Our map team could not miss out on including this iconic structure on the road network. 

One location you will surely not miss is the McConaughy Lake, Nebraska's largest reservoir. At full capacity, the lake is 22 miles long and four miles wide! Here you'll also find the Kingsley Hydroplant, which was built to meet Nebraska's growing demand in electricity. During the year, many visitors come to enjoy its waters, especially during the summer seasons. 

Of course, you'll find plenty of rest areas, scenic overlooks and lookout towers along your travels too. Be sure to look out for them, you may just find a viewpoint or two! We hope you look forward to enjoying the beautiful scenery that our map team has re-created in detail in our upcoming Nebraska DLC. If you are, be sure to add Nebraska to Steam Wishlist. Until next time, keep on truckin'. 

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