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Grand Island
Stolley Park Railway's Locomotive #42 is a replica of the Central Pacific's Locomotive No. 3. In those days it was very common to name locomotives and the No. 3 received the name "C.P. Huntington". The Central Pacific was the Railroad Company that st...
Grand Island
One of the best ways to cool off in Grand Island is at Island Oasis' popular Wave Pool. This is a popular spot for swimming, but you'd better hang on when those waves kick in !This feature is not for the faint of heart! THRILL-SEEKERS from across N...
Aurora
The Edgerton Explorit Center function is to instill and nurture the joy of scientific discovery and exploration through hands-on learning experiences. Named for Dr. Harold ""Doc"" Edgerton, Aurora native, inventor of flash photography, the strobe li...
Hastings
Pastime Lanes Family Fun Center, 32 bowling lanes, arcade, illusions lounge, banquet room, go-carts, batting cages, and miniature golf. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebraska
Hastings
Where children play to learn, and grown-ups learn to play! Great Fun for Children! Great Fun for Adults! Dont Miss the new exhibits at CMCN! The museum continues to feature these "hands on" educational exhibits which explore themes of growing, li...
Glenvil
Country Harvest Pumpkin Patch offers folks of all ages a fun and relaxing real country adventure that your family will look forward to year after year! Whether it's taking it easy on our barn porch playing a game of checkers and enjoying a dip of ...
York
A beautifully designed and interactive museum great for expanding the creative side.
Kearney
Described by the Miami Herald as a "splashy, brassy history museum that uses film, computer graphics, light and sound, life-size dioramas, re-enactors and classic cars to document over 150 years of transportation and communication across America." Th...
Kearney
Child development experts agree that learning comes easiest to people who are actively involved in the process. For children that involvement comes in the form of play. Through play children discover the world around them and grow in understanding...
Minden
You can climb aboard an ocean going cruiser or a steam powered locomotive, see 17 historic flying machines and marvel at 100 antique tractors. Explore a sod house, a one room school or an old fashion general store. See the world's oldest Buick, a 19...
Amherst
There is SOOO much to do at .Harvest Moon Farms * Take a scenic hayrack ride to the pumpkin patch, choose your own pumpkins and enjoy the beauty of the countryside * We grow a large variety of pumpkins, squash, gourds, indian corn and we ...
Idlewild Park
(61 Miles)
Ligonier
Idlewild has seven themed areas including the Soak Zone, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe and Story Book Forest and is the third oldest theme park in the US - loads to do with the kids
Columbus
The Columbus Hockey and Skate Center is a popular spot for kids and families. It offers skating and roller hockey, indoor soccer and dodgeball.
Columbus
Nebraska's premiere family water fun park, offering terrifying plunge slides, fun family rides, interactive wate rplazy zone and more.
Columbus
The studio offers dance classes in: Pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe. Students must be 4 years of age in September to register for classes.
Platte County
(62 Miles)
Columbus
Travel Thru Time! History Gallery containing discoveries of fossils, Indian stone tools, artifacts and photographs of early Platte County, settlers and communities. Rooms of Victorian clothing, furnishings and heirlooms. Theres so much to see at the ...
Simply Loved
(62 Miles)
Columbus
If you are looking for a different and all together better photography experience, you are in the right place! Internationally recognized photographer, Ashley Swierczek-Bowns, of Columbus NE, specializes in custom fine art portraiture. Her whimsical ...
Columbus Art Gallery
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(62 Miles)
Columbus
Performing arts events for schools and the general public ranged from ballet to theatre and from storytellers to concerts. The Gallery has presented over 200 formal exhibits and offers a gift shop that features even more artists.
Just for Kix
(62 Miles)
Columbus
If your childs toes cant stop tapping...then Just For Kix is just the program for you. Their dance classes are the perfect way to introduce your child to the world of dance. Young dancers can have fun while gaining relationships that will last a lif...
Loup Parks
(62 Miles)
Columbus
The District owns, operates and maintains five parks and recreation areas containing 265 acres of land and 1,100 acres of water. These facilities are open to the public from May 1 to November 1 (weather permitting). More than 150,000 people visit the...
Columbus
Columbus Family YMCA school age programs offer a fun, safe place for children. Children enrolled at Family YMCA school age programs are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that enhance physical fitness, encourage sportsmanship and pr...
Columbus
Experience live thoroughbred racing, simulcast wagering, the famous Platte County Fair and much more.
Columbus
The Aquatic Center is one of the finest indoor public pools in Nebraska. The pool is open seven days a week, 12 months out of the year. A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of the community.
Lexington
1002 N. Monroe in Memorial Park - Zero-depth pool, lap pool, 2 waterslides, splash pool, sand play area and concessions. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebraska
Republic
The Pawnee Nation was the dominant power of the Central Plains for hundreds of years. This museum tells the story of an 1820s Pawnee village. The most remarkable feature is the museum's centerpiece the excavated floor of a large 1820s Pawnee earth l...
Broken Bow
In our museum you'll find exhibits that provide a glimpse into 19th century life in Custer County. For example, a wonderful bit of Americana can be seen in the museum's large front room--a recreation of the Wescott, Gibbons, and Bragg General Merchan...
Fairbury
Located in one of the state's two intact Rock Island depots, the Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum at 910 Second Street in Fairbury, Nebraska, gives visitors a look at life when trains were the fastest and classiest way to go anywhere, from the billo...
Norfolk
Poppy's Pumpkin Patch is located south of Norfolk, Nebraska. It is an on the farm, family business that sells fresh home grown produce and pumpkins while offering family style entertainment at a reasonable cost. It started in the fall of 1999. It ...
Pumpkin Corner
(86 Miles)
Stamford
Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy a hayrack ride or have a snack. Pumpkin patch open weekends in Oct, 1-5pm or by appt. Areas available for snowmobiling during the winter months.
Lincoln
10,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home.Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebras...
Lincoln
At Champions Fun Center people of all ages will have tons of fun. They can get rolling with some bowling, play for prizes in our huge arcade or explore in the adventure challenge maze. They can also speed to the finish line in a go-kart, take a crack...
Lincoln
Build, dance, play, climb, create, sing, and laugh at the Lincoln Children's Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Here you can be whatever and wherever your imagination takes you! The Lincoln Children's Museum offers three floors and 45,500 square feet of ha...
Lost In Fun
(87 Miles)
Lincoln
From inflatable jumpers to the space foam pit and endless play sets, this is a sure bet for keeping the kids happy all afternoon.
Weston
Discover the Florida Everglades on a thrilling airboat adventure! Glide over the sawgrass and cattails and let your spirit soar as you hear the stories of this unique environment. Hold an alligator and see a Florida Panther in our exhibit areas featu...
Lincoln
Come and visit more than 300 animals, all from a child's eye view! The Zoo consists of 19 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Lincoln.
Lincoln
Main leisure pool area with 2 water slides, plus smaller kids' section with play fountains and water jungle gym. Sandy beach for play and adventure playground too.
Hastings
Wave pool, lazy river, leisure pool, waterslides, interactive water play area for young children and concessions. Open summer months. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebraska
Lincoln
Undeniably an educational trip but a visually fascinating one which will enthral imaginative kids covering art in the mediums of pottery, printmaking, painting, jewelry, glass, and fibers.
Skate Zone
(89 Miles)
Lincoln
Skate Zone is a great family oriented place to have fun roller skating.
Skate Zone
(89 Miles)
Lincoln
Skate Zone is a family oriented roller skating rink where "kids" of all ages can have a safe and enjoyable time. We offer public skating sessions as well as many special events.
Lincoln
Roller skating is the shared experience of many through recreation, sport, and business. The National Museum of Roller Skating is committed to enriching people's lives by increasing their understanding and enjoyment of roller skating's past. At th...
Norfolk
Featuring a multi level climbing structure, Air Hockey and Ping Pong tables, ride on toys, wooden trains, Lego, pretend play, toddler toys, Wii and XBOX w Kinect!
Beatrice
Swimming and outdoor recreation. Including a 9,000-sq-ft, zero-depth pool, youth pool with fountain bubbler and toys, 124-ft loop waterslide, 8-ft-wide river slide, two diving boards, shade structures, sand volleyball courts, bathhouse and concession...
Pierce
Visitors to the Pierce Historical Society Museum enter the complex through a new 3,000 square foot building. The main part of this large building is a virtual main street of of Pierce's past.
Ashland
The Strategic Air & Space Museum is committed to providing guests with engaging experiences that will inspire the young - and the young at heart - as they explore the worlds of aviation, history, science and technological innovation.
O Neill
Kids who visit the Missouri National Recreational River are in for a treat! Recreational activities abound here. They include hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating, and picnicking, just to name a few.
Arco
Explore a weird and scenic landscape guaranteed to get the kids' imaginations going, with extensive lava fields and surreal natural features.
Arco
Explore a weird and scenic landscape guaranteed to get the kids' imaginations going, with extensive lava sculpted cave tours and surreal natural features above ground too.
Gretna
All of the various species on display in both the aquarium and large terrarium are either native to Nebraska or have been successfully introduced here. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Lincoln for kids.
Gretna
People love the caramel apples, the hay-rack rides, and the Pigtucky Derby Pig Races, but it's the memories and traditions that keep them coming back. We take great pride in the role we play as a wholesome family entertainment destination, and we hop...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Grand Island with kids

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Kearney Kidzone

(42 Miles) Indoor Play in Kearney

2

Pastime Lanes Family Fun Center

(22 Miles) Indoor Play in Hastings

3

Island Oasis Waterpark

(1 Miles) Waterparks in Grand Island

4

York Area Childrens Museum

(39 Miles) Museums in York

5

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

(40 Miles) Museums in Kearney

6

Edgerton Explorit Center

(19 Miles) Historical Attractions in Aurora

7

Stolley Park Railway

(0 Miles) Transport Attractions in Grand Island

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Childrens Museum Of Central Nebraska

(23 Miles) Museums in Hastings

9

Pioneer Village

(43 Miles) Historical Attractions in Minden

10

Harvest Moon Farms

(49 Miles) Kids Fun in Amherst

Fun places to visit in Grand Island with kids

Nebraska is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Nebraska's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Nebraska with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Nebraska - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a lookabove , lots of the best things to do with children in NE