Things to do in CHADRON with kids

Can’t decide if you want to experience the true American prairies, marvel at magnificent peaks, get lost in a rich history or have some fun in some sand dunes? In Nebraska, you don’t have to - it has it all!

What better way to start your family adventure than with genuine Nebraskan activities, like the historic Pioneer Village, the very sweet and entertaining Poppys Pumpkin Patch?

Museums like Omaha Children’s Museum and Custer County Historical Society offer kids opportunities to learn creatively, and the outdoors are just waiting to be played in with the 2,000 acre Lake Minatare, and the activity packed Missouri National River.

Of course, there are a host of fun activities for those active families - with centers like Columbus Event Center  or the rolling fun of Skate Zone. Families can even enjoy the charming small town-vibes with those sweet pumpkin patches, like Valas or Country Harvest, or perhaps enjoy the world’s largest indoor desert at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo!

Nebraska has so much to offer kids, with an incredible amount of fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. A truly unique character within the USA.

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  • Museum of the Fur Trade

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    Chadron

    Dedicated to the memory of the traders and trappers who explored a continent, and to the Indians with whom they traded, played, and fought. TELLING THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST ROMANTIC ...

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

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    (47 miles) Harrison

    Museum, Miocene mammal fossil displays, 12 minute movie about the fossil discoveries. The Cook Collection of American Indian artifacts, beautiful and noteworthy pieces of handcrafted items given to ...

  • Putt 4 Fun

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    (48 miles) Hot Springs

    Welcome to the newest, fun-filled attraction in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Putt-4-Fun offers the "Best in the West" miniature golf! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for ...

  • Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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    (48 miles) Hot Springs

    Imagine a place where as far as the eye can see, miles and miles to the horizon, you can view America as it was 300 years ago. Imagine a place, long revered by the American Indians, where the ...

  • The Mammoth Site Museum

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    (48 miles) Hot Springs

    Stand on the edge of discovery and walk where mammoths, bears, American lions and other Ice Age animals walked... The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota is the world's largest mammoth ...

  • Carhenge

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    (48 miles) Alliance

    Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, and 2 station stones, and the Aubrey circle, named ...

  • Evans Plunge

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    (49 miles) Hot Springs

    Enjoy some water fun in South Dakota with Evans Plunge - the oldest tourist attraction in the Black Hills using natural spring fed water!

  • Wind Cave National Park

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    (58 miles) Hot Springs

    Explore a hidden world beneath the prairies, with one of the longest and most complex caves in the world...right in South Dakota!

  • Custer State Park

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    (64 miles) Custer

    A stunning State Park in the Black Hills with over 70,000 acres of wildlife and wilderness to explore! A South Dakota treasure.

  • Lake Minatare

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    (67 miles) Dewey Tabor

    Outdoor fun in Nebraska with over 2,000 acres of water fun to be had! From fishing, speed boating, and swimming....adventurous family fun, as well as the state ONLY lighthouse!

  • Custers Gulch Campground

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    (70 miles) Custer

    An RV park surrounded by the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer's Gulch Campground is where General Custer actually camped in 1874! Kids can learn about the fascinating history whilst ...

  • Four Mile Old West Town

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    (71 miles) Custer

    Experience a part of history with this Old West South Dakota attraction perfect for the whole family! Explore a yee old saloon, town hall, and even talking outhouse!

  • Black Hill Aerial Tours Mount Rushmore

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    (71 miles) Custer

    offers five tours that feature additional sights and adventures, but all of them start with the glorious Black Hills.

  • Flintstones Bedrock City

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    (71 miles) Custer

    Bedrock comes alive in this modern Stone-Age setting of fun-filled buildings and play areas. Tour Fred's Bedrock City. Ride the Flintmobile and Iron Horse Train. See Mt.Rockmore and enjoy the new ...

  • National Museum Of Woodcarving

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    (73 miles) Custer

    Visit this AAA rated family attraction.Inside our carving studio today\'s magic continues to happen. During most of the season, Kieth Morrill, NMW\'s resident woodcarver, or guest woodcarvers from ...

  • Rushmore Cave

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    (74 miles) Keystone

    A true treasure of the Black Hills, this amazing cave is an exciting day out for the family beneath the surface of the earth! Not just tours, but ziplines and rides too!

  • Echo Valley Park Campground

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    (75 miles) Custer

    Escape into the Black Hill at Echo Valley Park Campground, just 3.5 miles north of Custer and right next to Crazy Horse Mountain!

  • Riverside Zoo

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    (76 miles) Scottsbluff

    At this 23 acre zoological park you will enjoy up close encounters with a family of chimpanzees, Moose, Lions, Red Pandas, Tigers and a walk through aviary. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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    (76 miles) Keystone

    Visit probably most the iconic landmark in the USA - Mount Rushmore! An amazing, fun and historic family day out option in South Dakota!

  • Rushmore Tramway

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    (76 miles) Keystone

    Ride up to a beautiful alpine landscape: get off on top to see impressive rock formations, waterfalls, flowers, and panoramic views. Have a cold drink or a bite to eat as you take in the unique view ...

  • Crazy Horse Memorial

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    (76 miles) Crazy Horse

    Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world's largest mountain sculpture in progress, is in the Black Hills of South Dakota on U.S. Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore. Sculptor ...

  • Terror Golf Mini Golf

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    (77 miles) Keystone

    The Holy Terror Mini Golf course is nestled on the side of a pine-covered slope in Keystone. Named after the last active gold mine in Keystone, the course will have you "screamin' mulligans" as you ...

  • The Presidential Waxworks Museum

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    (77 miles) Keystone

    Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy through life-size, life-like wax ...

  • Farm and Ranch Museum

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    (77 miles) Gering

    Welcome! This is our way of preserving the Farm and Ranch Heritage in honor of our ancestors. Please visit us in person soon! Farm And Ranch Museum (FARM) is located just below famous Scotts Bluff ...

  • North Platte Valley Museum

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    (78 miles) Gering

    Step back in time as you visit the North Platte Valley Museum in Gering, Nebraska, a private non-profit museum situated on the Oregon - California, and Pony Express Trails, in the shadow of Scotts ...

  • Horse Thief Campsite

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    (78 miles) Hill City

    A family campground located in the Black Hills, close to Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, and surrounded by the Great Outdoors!

  • Bear Country USA

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    (81 miles) Rapid City

    Experience a unique drive thru wildlife park, in the heart of South Dakota's Black Hills, and get up close with incredible American wildlife, including the black bear!

  • Old Macdonald's Petting Farm

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    (81 miles) Rapid City

    Farm fun with cute domestic animals that kids will love to play with! A fun, relaxed and interactive environment for the whole family in the Black Hills

  • Reptile Gardens

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    (81 miles) Rapid City

    Our beautifully landscaped park includes the Bewitched Village, which is a Family Fun Station with Gemstone and Arrowhead sluicing, a Blacklight 3D Adventure with the dizzying Black Hole, an Air ...

  • 1880 Train Black Hills Central Railroad

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    (81 miles) Hill City

    Over the Hills & Beyond the Imagination! Imagine yourself immersed in the staggering beauty of the Black Hills of Western South Dakota! Imagine you're gliding over the rugged landscape aboard a ...

  • Badlands National Park

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    (83 miles) Interior

    224,000 amazing acres of stunning rock formations, geologic deposits and ones of the world's richest fossil beds to explore, once roamed by saber-toothed tigers.

  • The Prairie Homestead

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    (87 miles) Philip

    History is waiting for you at this fascinating original Early Pioneer settlement in South Dakota - tours take you through one of the few original sod houses left in the USA!

  • Minuteman Missile

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    (88 miles) Philip

    Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launch control center and a missile silo. Minuteman missiles held the power to destroy civilization. Yet the same destructive ...

  • Fort Laramie

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    (90 miles) Fort Laramie

    This "grand old post," established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. ...