This is where Nebraska begins. This is what the Indian Cave State Park describes itself, referring to a historic cave containing prehistoric petroglyphs of early Native Americans in the Nebraska region. The cave drawings and carvings are believed to be several thousand of years old, which archeologists are studying to determine the life and culture of these prehistoric people.
Established in 1853, this 3,052-acre park is located along the Missouri River in Nemaha and Richardson counties. The state park is widely popular among visitors who want to explore and witness the cave. The park offers several recreational activities such as horseback riding, hiking, RV camping, outdoor camping, picnicking, fishing, winter skiing, and trekking. The best time to go to this park is during autumn, where autumn foliage paint the region with colors. The park is also a wildlife reserve, containing portions of the former Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation.