It is possible to save a great deal of money by buying a foreclosed home. Although foreclosures often require repairs and renovations, and generally call for greater effort than acquiring a new home, with the right planning and research a homeowner can take full advantage of a foreclosed property. At this time, there are thousands of these homes available in Nebraska for those planning to relocate there.
Nebraska has a prominent college and professional sports presence. This is evidenced by the large number of stadiums and sports venues in the state, including but not limited to CenturyLink Center, TD Ameritrade Park, Memorial Stadium, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Attractions tied to the state's history also abound. Lewis and Clark Landing is a public park centered on the original landing site of Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition into the then-unexplored Nebraska region. Union Station in Omaha, constructed from 1898 to 1899, was the first Union Pacific art deco rail station to be completed and its addition to the city helped establish it as a major Midwest railroad terminus. The remembrance of more contemporary history is served by the marker designating the former site of the house that civil right activist Malcolm X grew up in. Leisure facilities in Nebraska include the Fun-Plex amusement park, Gene Leahy Mall and Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
The Nebraska region was originally inhabited by Native American tribes including the Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee and Lakota, before both France and Spain established trade with the various peoples there. When the two countries went to war with each other in 1720, hostilities grew between the settlements and allied tribes until, during the Seven Years' War, France ceded the region to Spain. It was the California Gold Rush of 1854 that finally brought Americans to the territory, and once the U.S. government had forced out large numbers of the indigenous population to open up and granted land to new settlers under the Homestead Act, Nebraska would become the 37th U.S. state in 1867.