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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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  • Pastime Lanes Family Fun Center

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    (1 miles) Hastings

    32 fun bowling lanes in Hastings, Nebraska, which make for a fun family experience together!

  • Childrens Museum Of Central Nebraska

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    (2 miles) 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" ...

  • Country Harvest Pumpkin Patch

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    (11 miles) Glenvil

    Fun, relaxing, and real country adventure at the Country Harvest Pumpkin Patch in Nebraska, with hayrack rides, jumping pillows, corn maze and prairie golf! Charming family day out fun.

  • Island Oasis Waterpark

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    (22 miles) 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 ...

  • Stolley Park Railway

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    (24 miles) 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". ...

  • Edgerton Explorit Center

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    (28 miles) 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 ...

  • Pioneer Village

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    (30 miles) Minden

    Immerse the family in authentic Americana at this fascinating museum that tells the story of the growth of the USA. With historic flying machines, old fashioned stores and the world's oldest Buick!

  • Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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    (34 miles) 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 ...

  • Kearney Kidzone

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    (37 miles) 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 ...

  • York Area Childrens Museum

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    (46 miles) York

    A beautifully designed and interactive museum great for expanding the creative side.

  • Pawnee Indian Village Museum

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    (55 miles) Republic

    Step back in time in this Kansas museum as the whole family can experience the history of the Pawnee Indians, who settled in Republic County as early as 1770.

  • Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum

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    (71 miles) 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 ...

  • Pumpkin Corner

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    (71 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.

  • Family Aquatic Center

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    (72 miles) 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 ...

  • Idlewild Park

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    (78 miles) Ligonier

    Theme and water park fun with Idlewild Park - with seven themed areas. Family fun in the third oldest theme park in the entire world!

  • Pawnee Plunge Water Park

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    (79 miles) Columbus

    Nebraska's premiere family water fun park, offering terrifying plunge slides, fun family rides, interactive wate rplazy zone and more.

  • Columbus Event Center

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    (79 miles) Columbus

    Active kids and families - this is for you! With skating, roller hockey, dodgeball and indoor soccer, the Columbus Event Center is a day out for the active family in Nebraska.

  • Simply Loved

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    (79 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, ...

  • Platte County

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    (79 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, ...

  • Columbus Art Gallery

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    (79 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 ...

  • Just for Kix

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    (79 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 ...

  • Loup Parks

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    (79 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 ...

  • Lynettes Dance Studio

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    (79 miles) 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.

  • Columbus Family YMCA

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    (80 miles) 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 ...

  • Annual Platte County Fair

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    (80 miles) Columbus

    Experience live thoroughbred racing, simulcast wagering, the famous Platte County Fair and much more.

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