The state of Nebraska used to be known as "where the west begins" and it was only a century and a half ago that wild bison roamed Nebraska's open plains. Most cities in Nebraska have preserved much of it's wild past, and so there are many historical attractions in Nebraska. Parts of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express Trail, and the Mormon Trail have all been preserved in the state, and when visiting the sites, you can learn about how these pioneers settled this wild frontier land. Also, be sure to drive past geologically unique Chimney Rock, a major landmark for those early pioneers. The city of Omaha is also a great travel destination, with countless restaurants, events and attractions. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is one of the best in the world.
If you are relocating to Nebraska for a job, you will be glad to know that the cost of living ranks lower than the national average in every category from housing to food and transportation. As far as weather goes, everywhere in Nebraska summers are generally hot and winters cold. The eastern side of the state is more humid than the western side, which has a steppe terrain. Most of Nebraska will get around 30 inches of snow every year, and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are common in spring and summer.
Crime rates in Nebraska cities do fall below the national average by about 10%. Larger cities like Omaha and Lincoln do have higher than average crime rates, but that is to be expected from cities of their size.