About Heritage Highway 136

Heritage Byway Highway 136 is a 238-mile stretch of Nebraska Highway 136 extending from historic Brownville along the banks of the Missouri River westward to Edison. “Nebraska’s Heritage Highway,” was designated a state scenic byway by Governor Mike Johanns in 1999, one of nine scenic byways in the state of Nebraska.

The “Heritage Highway” name was selected in 1994 and was officially designated a “byway” when the Nebraska Byway program was announced in 1998. “Nebraska’s Heritage Highway,” was designated a state scenic byway by Governor Mike Johanns in 1999, one of nine scenic byways in the state of Nebraska.

The byway traverses 10 counties: Nemaha, Johnson, Gage, Jefferson, Thayer, Nuckolls, Webster, Franklin, Harlan and Furnas. The route has been extended to include 20 miles on either side of Highway 136 and includes an additional four “corridor” counties; Richardson, Pawnee, Otoe and Saline.

The Nebraska Heritage Highway Byway Association is comprised of tourism professionals and volunteers, dedicated to resource development, historic preservation and interpretation, and promotion tourism in the region.

If you would like to become of part of the Heritage Highway Byway Association, please visit our member for more information.