The Hollenberg Pony Express Station near Lincoln, NE, is a historic site where many pony riders would stop to rest or to get goods before getting back on the trails. The station was established in 1857 and now features some of the documents and furnishings that were once in the building for tourists to discover. There are various programs held during the year for families to enjoy.
The visitor center offers a bit of basic information about the pony express and how it was used. Once you have got a map of the property and seen some of the murals of the Oregon and Nebraska trails on the walls and in books, you can take a tour of the property. There is a station building with rooms that are decorated with period furniture. You can even try on some of the clothing that was worn during the time period when people had horses and wagons. There is a station store with displays of items that people would have purchased as well as a few items that you can buy to take home. Hiking trails are located on the premises. There are events where actors will dress up in period clothing to give demonstrations about what took place in the area.
While you're in Lincoln, stop by the Hollenberg Pony Express to get an idea as to how people traveled in the 1800s. You can also learn about some of the activities that they took part in while they were resting after traveling on the trails. After your historical visit, explore some of the other museums in the Lincoln area.