50 States and DC ranked by Zombie Apocalypse survivability

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5. Nebraska

Nebraska is home to some amazing tourist stops: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Carhenge. Scotts Bluff National Monument. These are all great places to go when the zombies aren’t coming after you. But if the dead have risen, you’ll need to find better places to hide.

What’s important about Nebraska as a place to survive the apocalypse is that Nebraska was a stop along the Oregon Trail. The state’s history is steeped in pioneering, and when civilization collapses after the zombies appear, modern life will quickly disappear and the people who survive will be the ones who can learn to adapt to the ways of our forefathers. Omaha has a museum dedicated to its pioneering history, and here you will find supplies that might come in handy. It was also built in a converted railroad depot, so if you can make a steam engine work you’ll have a way to get around.

In addition to a beautiful landscape, survivors can find shelter in Lincoln, the state capital. There you’ll find the University of Nebraska, and a college town can yield lots of places to go. In addition to secure buildings, the fortified athletic facilities can be used for crops and shelter as well.