Things to do in MISSOURI VALLEY with kids

Iowa is a very rural state, but one that should never be overlooked. It is charming, quaint, beautiful, and jam packed with places to go with kids!

There is a plethora of places to enjoy the great outdoors, such as the very cool Spook Cave, the historic Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and the secluded Wilson Island State Park.

The beautiful and the quirky will always be just around the corner, with the National Farm Toy Museum and Fort Custer Maze, and the whole family will love the rural farm fun with Center Grove Orchard and Bloomsbury Farm - a real taste of the Iowa hospitality and charm!

Don’t think for a second that Iowa can’t be thrilling - just head to Adventureland Park or the classic Arnolds Park - one of the oldest amusement parks in the WORLD!

And don’t forget to get those baseball fans down to the Field Of Dreams Movie Site!

Is this Heaven? No, it’s Iowa…

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  • Mormon Trail Center

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    (16 miles) Omaha

    A historical experience at the Mormon Trail Center, where you can re-live the lives of those part of the great "Mormon Migration"

  • Loves Jazz and Art Center

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    (19 miles) Omaha

    A unique center featuring African American Arts Exhibits, and where families can learn all about the rich cultural and heritage of jazz music!

  • Railswest Railroad Museum

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    (20 miles) Council Bluffs

    The construction of the transcontinental railroad played a major role in the development of southwest Iowa, and vice versa. The history of this era is well preserved in the former 1899 Rock lsland ...

  • Joslyn Art Museum

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    (21 miles) Omaha

    As Nebraska's largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from ...

  • Omaha Childrens Museum

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    (21 miles) Omaha

    A fun and hands-on experience for kids, where they can challenge themselves, learn, explore, and discover how the world works and learn through play!

  • The Durham Museum

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    (21 miles) Omaha

    Fascinating exhibits on the history of Omaha, and amazing rotating exhibits on the cultures of the world!

  • Omaha Botanical Gardens

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    (22 miles) Omaha

    Gained from a visit to Lauritzen Gardens today are tranquility, appreciation of nature's beauty and wonder, inspiration for visitors' own gardens and the pleasure of watching the seasons change and ...

  • Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

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    (23 miles) Omaha

    Step into the rainforests, deserts, wander through an ocean and more all through total immersion exhibits at this family friendly Nebraska zoo!

  • Coco Key Waterpark Omaha

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    (24 miles) Omaha

    Waterpark fun at Coco Key Water Resort slides, a kiddie pool, water attractions and lots of family fun to cool you down!

  • El Museo Latino

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    (24 miles) Omaha

    One of only eleven Latino museums in the entire USA, El Museo Latino is an educational experience on the history and culture of the Latino Heritage.

  • Fun Plex

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    (25 miles) Omaha

    Thrilling rides, water park fun, as well as go-karts and mini-golf: an exciting family day out in Nebraska!

  • Fun-Plex Waterpark

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    (25 miles) Omaha

    A water and amusement park which includes wave pools, kids' pool, waterslides, go-cart track, tilt-a-whirl, bumper boats and cars, miniature golf, and batting cages.

  • SkateDaze Family Entertainment Center

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    (26 miles) Omaha

    An Omaha family entertainment center filled with great fun for active kids and their families. Skating, rock climbing, laser tag, bumper cars and even a roller coaster!

  • Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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    (26 miles) Bellevue

    Walking or hiking the trails of Fontenelle Nature Association is an experience unlike any other within the Omaha metro area. FNA owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of ...

  • BounceU Omaha

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    (26 miles) Omaha

    Offers it's trademarked standard of inflatable fun, with offerings ranging from classic bounce houses and slides to mazes, obstacle courses and more including organised games, music, toys and other ...

  • Shelby County Historical Museum

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    (30 miles) Harlan

    Welcome to the Shelby County Historical Museum, located at the corner of Pine Street and Morse Avenue in Harlan. Opened in 1975 as a Bicentennial project, the facility has grown to four buildings ...

  • Valas Pumpkin Patch

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    (34 miles) Gretna

    Family fun at this sweet pumpkin patch, with caramel apples, the hay-rack rides, and the Pigtucky Derby Pig Races! Over 50 attractions, live shows and entertainment to top your family day out off in ...

  • Ak Sar Ben Outdoor Aquarium

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    (41 miles) 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 ...

  • Danish Windmill Museum and Welcome Center

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    (43 miles) Elk Horn

    The Danish Windmill Museum is for all people interested in Denmark, Danish Customs, Scandinavian traditions and, of course, windmills. Elk Horn's Danish Windmill is America's only authentic working ...

  • Strategic Air and Space Museum

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    (43 miles) 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, ...

  • Viking Lake State Park Hiking Trails

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    (60 miles) Stanton

    Viking Parks Hiking trails totaling six miles provide visitors an excellent look at the park\'s natural features. The Bur Oak Nature Trail and its accompanying booklet provide insight on many of the ...

  • Arbor Day Farm

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    (60 miles) Nebraska City

    Charming farm fun in Nebraska City, with hiking, tree adventures, forest rides, seasonal activities, and great memories!

  • Lux Center for the Arts

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    (64 miles) Lincoln

    Undeniably an educational trip but a visually fascinating one for imaginative kids covering art in the mediums of pottery, printmaking, painting, jewelry, glass, and fibers.

  • Skate Zone

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    (65 miles) Lincoln

    A family oriented roller skating rink where "kids" of all ages can have a safe and enjoyable time, with public skating sessions as well as many special events.

  • Champions Fun Center

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    (65 miles) Lincoln

    Great fun for active kids in Lincoln with go-karts, batting cages, adventure challenges, bowling, mini golf, water wars - and more! Phew!

  • Museum of Nebraska History

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    (66 miles) 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 ...

  • Lincoln Childrens Museum

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    (66 miles) 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 ...

  • Lincoln Childrens Zoo

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    (67 miles) Lincoln

    Come and visit more than 350 animals, all from a child's eye view! The Zoo consists of 19 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Lincoln.

  • Star City Shores Aquatic Center

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    (68 miles) Lincoln

    Water fun in Lincoln at the BIGGEST pool in the city, with a main pool, slides, and kids section! Fun sandy beach too for those active kids!

  • Play All Day

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    (69 miles) Sioux City

    Offer over-the-top fun for under 10s with awesome inflatables and age zoned play stations that engage young imaginations and exercise little bodies!

  • Sioux City Art Center Hands On Gallery

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    (70 miles) Sioux City

    A creative interactive art gallery for kids (and adults!) to experience the colorful and fascinating world of art! A fun (and maybe messy!) family day out in Sioux Falls.

  • Lost In Fun

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    (71 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 in Lincoln, Nebraska!

  • Sioux City Public Museum

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    (72 miles) Sioux City

    The Sioux City Public Museum preserves and shares the heritage of Sioux City through a variety of exhibitions, programs and historic structures. We tell the stories of our community through ...

  • Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

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    (75 miles) Sioux City

    A visit to Stone Park would not be complete without a visit to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The center features a variety of interpretive displays, including a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon ...

  • Woodbury Conservation Area

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    (75 miles) Sioux City

    Welcome The Woodbury County Conservation Board invites you to explore nearly 5,000 acres of unique conservation lands. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities ...