Tourism Commission to Present Update on 2019 Nebraska Passport

GERING, NE – The 2019 Nebraska Passport season is in full swing! Since its start on May 1st, passport stops around the Panhandle have seen hundreds of visitors from all over Nebraska eager to stamp their Passport books. With multiple Passport stops located in Western Nebraska, the Nebraska Tourism Commission will host a presentation highlighting the 2019 stops, fun stories from program participants, the economic impact of the overall program and how to become a future stop.

Madison Schlake, Nebraska Tourism Commission Passport Program Coordinator, will present on Tuesday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the West Nebraska Arts Center. “Passport presentations are a wonderful way to get people excited and informed about the program. It grows awareness for not only participants, but future stops,” says Schlake. “My hope is for you to leave the presentation and say, ‘That sounds like so much fun. My family and I would absolutely love Passporting!’”

The presentation is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Nebraska Passport Program including businesses and attractions interested in being a future Passport stop. “Attending this presentation is a great first step for local businesses and attractions that are considering applying to be a future Passport stop,” notes Kayla Gasker from Scotts Bluff National Monument, which is a 2019 Passport stop. “But this presentation will also be fun and interactive for families that want to know just a little more before hitting the road on their Passport adventure! Within one or two days, you can get stamps for 10 stops just within Western and Northwest Nebraska!” Refreshments will be provided by The Mixing Bowl Café, which is also a 2019 Passport stop.

The Nebraska Passport program runs from May 1st to September 30th so there is still plenty of time to discover the 70 different stops scattered throughout the state. For a list of all 2019 stops, visit www.nebraskapassport.com

What: “Discover the 2019 Nebraska Passport”

When: Tuesday, July 16th – 11:00 a.m.

Where: West Nebraska Arts Center, 106 E. 18th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Cost: Free; Refreshments Provided

For more information about this program or Scotts Bluff National Monument, please call 308-436-9701, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/scbl or Facebook at www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.