Best Way to Learn on Vacation : The interactive exhibits and collection of personal artifacts at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics  in Lawrence make learning about local government and politics anything but dull.
Best Architecture : Built solely for foot traffic, Omaha’s cable-stayed Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge  is an impressive work of architecture, and is even more picturesque when it’s illuminated after dark.
Best Recreational Activity : You won’t find any white-water rapids on this river, but the Missouri River Boating Tour  is an interactive and one-of-a-kind way to see the river and surrounding valleys and bluffs near Rocheport. Get ready for an upper-body workout, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Best Blast from the Past : The building may be small, but the Friends of Rocheport Historical Museum  boasts an extensive display of local memorabilia that makes for an interesting — and educational — stop.
Best Reason to Rent a Bike : Even if you don’t want to bike the Katy Trail ’s full 225-mile length, heading out from Rocheport for a quick five-mile ride is still a great way to experience the historic trail and enjoy prime views of the Missouri River.
Best Spot for Souvenirs : Stock up on old-fashioned candy, lye soap, and other nostalgic favorites at the Rocheport General Store , also a great spot for a game of checkers or a live music performance.