Zoos in NORTH PLATTE with kids

It’s animal time in North Platte, Nebraska and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than North Platte because this The Comhusker State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Family Aquatic Center

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    (59 miles) Lexington

    A fun community water park in Lexington, open seasonally with fun features including an olympic-sized pool!

  • Pumpkin Corner

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    (94 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.

  • Custer County Historical Society

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    (61 miles) Broken Bow

    Immerse the family into 19th century life in Custer County. A historical experience for the family day out in Nebraska, with a fun recreation of a 1886 general store.

  • Kearney Area Children's Museum

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    (92 miles) Kearney

    A place to inspire play, exploration, and discovery for kids through interactive experience!

  • Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

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    (96 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 ...

  • Cody Go Karts

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    (2 miles) North Platte

    Rides, games, and karting for the whole family, with bumper boats and mini golf too! Family fun in North Platte!

  • Country View Campground

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    (50 miles) Ogallala

    A quiet country setting for those failing heading out into the Nebraskan country for an RV experience together.

  • Eagle Canyon Hideaway

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    (60 miles) Brule

    A nature and fishing inspired Nebraskan RV and camping getaway for the whole family, right near the shores of Lake McConaughy - and open March to December!