"Get High in Nebraska" Kimball by caffeine_induced78

Kimball Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 19 photos

This is probably one of the few places in the world that misses the cold war nuclear missile race. Kimball is a small town of 2500 citizens in the Nebraska panhandle. When you stand in this quiet little farming town on the high plains it's hard to imagine that in a several hundred kilometer radius around you hundreds of ICBM's rest unseen in underground silos around you. This is in the heart of the nations nuclear deterent. The United States placed the silos in the heart of the country because of a lack of major cities nearby and the distance from seas - making the silos almost unreachable to Nukes fired from Soviet subs. The Nuclear disarmanant treaties have been economically rough on this town, returning the foundation to what it was - farming.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gateway to Western Nebraska, friendly people
  • Cons:it's small, but is that a bad thing?
  • In a nutshell:standing in the middle of armageddon - and where peace was created from?
  • Last visit to Kimball: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 26, 2004
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  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    Looks like an interesting small town. Thanks for the tips and photos.

  • Rich62's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 2:26 PM

    Your Kimball page is great. you capture the essence of Nebraska. Nice work.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2004 at 12:44 PM

    It's great to see Kimball, and especially Panorama point on VT. I visited the point several years ago on a quest to hike to the highest peak in every state. Only completed 38 of them so far.

  • thecatsmeow's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2004 at 10:51 PM

    Interesting page Bryant. I always take pics inside the rooms also. Looks pretty good for a super 8. =^oo^=

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2004 at 10:28 PM

    Bryant, I think your are the King of ...the off the beaten path, does that make sense ?? standing in the middle of armageddon, what a description

  • roz.van's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2004 at 5:42 AM

    poor pigeon! I am still fascinated by those strange motels :-)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 8:11 AM

    Chilling! And sweet. How odd. (Wonderful stuff!)

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