Niobrara State Park replaced by Ponca SP on Nebraska Passport program

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Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019 7:03 am

LINCOLN – Due to the recent flood damage, two 2019 Nebraska Passport stops are unable to participate in this year’s program.

Niobrara State Park in Niobrara and The Tow Line, a bar & grill located in the Fremont State Recreation Area, will no longer be on the 2019 Nebraska Passport.

Niobrara State Park will be open for the summer, but temporary closure of Highway 12 because of damage sustained in the March floods, makes access trickier than normal.

The Tow Line and Fremont State Recreation Area will also be open for the summer, though portions of the park may be closed until repairs can be completed.

Niobrara State Park has been replaced with Ponca State Park in Ponca for the 2019 passport program. The Tow Line has been replaced with antique, home décor and clothing shop Fia + Belle in Fremont.

Both Niobrara State Park and The Tow Line will be featured on the 2020 Nebraska Passport.

“This is a bump-in-the-road we didn’t foresee and have never had to deal with before. We’re sad The Tow Line and Niobrara State Park will be unable to participate in the passport this year, but it gives them time to recover and we are looking forward to having them on the program next year,” said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission director.

The Nebraska Passport program inspires Nebraskans and tourists to travel throughout the state collecting stamps to earn prizes, while also supporting Nebraska’s tourism destinations. The 2019 Passport will feature 70 attractions in 10 themed categories, including Not-At-All What You Thought and Nebraska Stories. Travelers have from May 1 through Sept. 30, to visit the attractions and get their stamps.

Passports will be available at participating stops starting May 1, or can be ordered at Participants are also encouraged to download the Nebraska Passport App on their smartphone and get digital stamps, supplementing the physical Passport booklet for convenience.

A full list of the 2019 Nebraska Passport stops is available at

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