Imperial’s Balcony House part of Nebraska Passport again
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The Balcony House Bed & Breakfast in Imperial is once again one of the attractions included in the Nebraska Passport Program, sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission.
The Commission contacts businesses and attractions to see if they want to be included in the program, which promotes tourism throughout the state.
Participants collect stamps from attractions and earn prizes such as t-shirts, Lottery Scratch coupons and a travel duffle bag.
A grand prize drawing for an Omaha Steaks Culinary Calendar Package will be held in October. This year, an additional drawing for 300 $1 Nebraska Lottery Scratch tickets will be held for all participants, 19 and older, who turn in passports with at least one stamp.
Other area businesses included in the program are Petrified Wood and Art Gallery in Ogallala; Sew Blessed, Sehnert’s Bakery and Senator George W. Norris Nebraska State Historical Site in McCook and Buffalo Bill Ranch & State Historic Park in North Platte.
Passports will be available at participating stops in May or can be pre-ordered by emailing
Participants can also download the Nebraska Passport App for their smart phone and get stamped digitally rather than carrying around the paper passport.
The 2015 Passport features 80 attractions that can be stamped from May 1 through Sept. 30.