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National Parks / Natural World in Chadron, NE

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.

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 rancher James Cook and his family. Two walking trail....

47 Miles from Chadron

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

65 Miles from Chadron

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!

68 Miles from Chadron

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

76 Miles from Chadron

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.

78 Miles from Chadron

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. Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrant....

90 Miles from Chadron

A FREE experience in South Dakota with 10 acres of grounds, a museum, vintage hardware and period buildings. Educational and fascinating!

121 Miles from Chadron

Interpretive signs and information panels around the hatchery facilitate self guided tours as the kids explore every stage of the lifespan of the trout and salmon, plus learning about sustainability and fish rearing and management.

130 Miles from Chadron

An iconic 1347 acre park covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands - a sacred site for many American Indians and a very impressive feat of nature!

148 Miles from Chadron

Nature fun at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens with a labyrinth, walkways, historic plazas, and a children's village, all set in 27 speciality landscapes. Relaxing and nature filled family fun in Wyoming!

149 Miles from Chadron

A beautiful state park on the foothills of the Laramie Mountains, with fishing, and watersports. A very natural state park for exploring, and lots of family day out adventure!

161 Miles from Chadron

The Museum of the Fur Trade is much more than a history museum - it is a step back in time, and features over 6,000 artifacts to illustrate daily life in early America for fur traders and Native Americans.

4 Miles from Chadron

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 Cheyenne River flows in all four directions and eagles' sh....

45 Miles from Chadron

The Mammoth Site boasts the largest concentration of mammoths in the world! Tour an active dig site, view Ice Age fossils, & so much more!

48 Miles from Chadron

The weird and the wonderful replica of the UK's Stonehenge, but with cars! Yes, it's Carhenge!

48 Miles from Chadron

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

49 Miles from Chadron

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

58 Miles from Chadron

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 surrounded by deer and elk, only 3 miles from Custer Ci....

70 Miles from Chadron

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!

71 Miles from Chadron

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

72 Miles from Chadron

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!

74 Miles from Chadron

Riverside Discovery Center is a 25 acre zoo is filled with a host of exotic and domestic animals, with petting zoo and splash pad too!

76 Miles from Chadron

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 of Mt. Rushmore from this scenic mountain top setti....

76 Miles from Chadron

Named after the last active gold mine in Keystone, this mini golf course will have you "screamin' mulligans" as you putt around this very cool themed golf course!

76 Miles from Chadron

The National Presidential Wax Museum is an exciting patriotic experience with over 100 lifelike wax figures, including all 45 U.S. presidents, all depicted in stunning visual recreations of iconic moments in U.S. presidential history.

76 Miles from Chadron

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 Korczak Ziolkowski began the project in 1948 at the re....

76 Miles from Chadron

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

78 Miles from Chadron

Explore the Legacy of the Plains Museum where America's roots run deep - located on the Oregon Trail, explore an impressive collection of pioneer artifacts, an 80 acre working farm & more!

78 Miles from Chadron

A strange and natural phenomena that offers tours for those inquisitive families who love a challenge of the mind! Family fun with a twist in Rapid City!

79 Miles from Chadron

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

81 Miles from Chadron

One of the most popular attractions in the Black Hills, Reptile Gardens are home to the world's largest collection of reptiles!

81 Miles from Chadron

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 vintage steam train, like those that helped settle the G....

82 Miles from Chadron

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

82 Miles from Chadron

A visit to the Circle B Ranch is like stepping back in time to an Old West town, with chuckwagon meals, shows, gun fights, and lots of boot scootin' fun!

85 Miles from Chadron

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

87 Miles from Chadron

Storybook Island is a free attraction located in Rapid City, nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life in animated and real life scenes!

87 Miles from Chadron

Discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations! An exciting and adventurous South Dakota attraction for the whole family!

87 Miles from Chadron

Enjoy the outdoor maze and other games for kids and adults.

87 Miles from Chadron

Along with being the only indoor carting facility in rapid city you can also use the Lazer Tag, Batting Cage, Paint Ball, Arcade and Bumper Cars!

87 Miles from Chadron

The Journey Museum is a historical museum located in the historic Black Hills, featuring exhibits on not only the Black Hills, but prehistoric history & Native American cultures

88 Miles from Chadron

This historic old gold mine is the oldest gold mine open to the public in the Black Hills area. The easy walk along the rushing underground stream is a delightful experience for both young and old.

88 Miles from Chadron

Make a splash at the largest indoor waterpark in the Dakota's, with 30,000 square foot of waterpark, arcade and concessions! Great year round water fun for the whole family.

88 Miles from Chadron

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 force acted as a deterrent which kept the peace for th....

89 Miles from Chadron

Historic Adams House is a Queen Anne-style home built in 1892, and today showcases the life of W E Adams, with original furnishings and many stories to tell!

113 Miles from Chadron

The historic Mount Moriah Cemetery was established in 1878 in Deadwood, and today is the final resting place of notable and infamous figures as Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane

113 Miles from Chadron

Adams Museum celebrates the rich and fascinating history of the Black Hills, Deadwood, and those infamous figures who lived there, including Wild Bill Hickok

113 Miles from Chadron

Turn back the clock in the Black Hills at this fun and adventurous underground mine tour - the century old mine shafts are waiting for your family in Deadwood, South Dakota!

113 Miles from Chadron

The Days of '76 celebration began in 1924 as a way to honor Deadwood’s first pioneers, but has grown into a legendary annual event with a historic parade & rodeo!

113 Miles from Chadron

A fascinating museum that honors the old west pioneers, as well as the Native Americans of the High Plain states. Focusing on mining, transportation, logging, agriculture and Native American lore.

120 Miles from Chadron

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!

123 Miles from Chadron

The standout feature is the outdoor waterpark, with 3 huge water slides, lazy river, kiddie pool and splash pad. Lap pool and lessons also available, plus Adventure Walk and Climbing Wall.

124 Miles from Chadron

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

136 Miles from Chadron

Everybody knows that Roller City is the best place to go to have a fun filled time with your friends and family!

148 Miles from Chadron

Rodeo fun for 10 days every summer, with amazing bands performing, and that good old fashioned rodeo experience for the kids in Wyoming!

149 Miles from Chadron

The history of the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wyoming

149 Miles from Chadron

The Nelson Museum is dedicated to the preservation of fine Cowboy and Native American objects as well as fine Western art.

150 Miles from Chadron

Get to know Wyoming's "Magic City Of The Plains" in these fascinating and informative trolley tours which gives the family an insight into the history and stories of Cheyenne!

150 Miles from Chadron

The Museum is in historic Building 210, which was the Army commander's headquarters at the turn of the century. You will find exhibits in the first floor rooms, as well as the museum annex building 211, depicting the history of missiles and that of t....

150 Miles from Chadron

A true Western ranch with trail rides, dinner shows and even kids camps! Fun Western entertainment in the heart of Wyoming!

160 Miles from Chadron

The west is back at the Terry Bison Ranch! Families can immerser themselves in Western adventure, entertainment and food, with trains, horses, trucks and planes! Also great for the family to learn about Wyoming history and culture.

160 Miles from Chadron

This historic museum's focuses primarily on general history with an emphasis upon Campbell County, Wyoming, with pioneer artifacts, early printing equipment, saddles, household items, guns & more!

162 Miles from Chadron

Bounce the day away at Wyoming's FIRST EVER trampoline park! Perfect for any age, there are foam pits and trampolines to enjoy!

165 Miles from Chadron

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

165 Miles from Chadron

Casper ice arena offers a wide variety of skating fun including public skating, classes, figure skating, hockey, special events, birthday parties, and more!

167 Miles from Chadron

A great family friendly pool for all ages! Swim lessons and classes available

167 Miles from Chadron

The Laramie Community Recreation Center offers an indoor leisure pool, 8-lane lap pool, outdoor pool, water slides, lazy river, whirlpool, full-court gymnasium, cardio equipment, circuit weights, indoor playground, meeting rooms, teen area, and dozen....

168 Miles from Chadron

An inspiring art museum to encourage creativity through collections, as well as hands-on activity area for kids! Art fun for the family in Wyoming!

168 Miles from Chadron

One of a minute number of geology and paleontology museums in Wyoming, the Tate houses a collection of over 3000 fossil and mineral specimens. Museum staff are always on hand to answer questions, help identify items visitors bring in, and make your v....

168 Miles from Chadron

Located just a short walk from Casper College's campus, the museum is a valuable and interesting resource available to all! Wyoming is famous for its abundant and diverse vertebrate wildlife, thus the focus of the Werner Wildlife Museum is on wildlif....

168 Miles from Chadron

Wyoming makes science fun at The Science Zone with hands-on exhibits for kids to explore the wonders of science

168 Miles from Chadron

Old Town Fun Park, featuring a 18-hold miniature golf course, excellent video arcade, a 24' climbing wall, and much more!

169 Miles from Chadron

Enjoy the stars and learn about the universe at the Casper Planetarium in Wyoming, with public shows!

169 Miles from Chadron

- provides interactive exhibits and hands-on science activities that are fun and educational. A Science Playground for the Whole Family. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South Dakota

170 Miles from Chadron

Year round indoor rink welcoming families and beginners. Plus inflatables, arcade and more.

170 Miles from Chadron

The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has 15,000 square ft. of exhibition space located in the Cultural Heritage Center.

171 Miles from Chadron

Tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to ....

171 Miles from Chadron

he Fort Morgan Museum tells the story of Fort Morgan and Morgan County through permanent and temporary exhibits that showcase the museum's collection. It also takes advantage of traveling exhibits from other institutions throughout the United States....

183 Miles from Chadron

Skating fun for kids in Colorado with this family skate center with arcade, indoor playground and laser maze too!

188 Miles from Chadron

Train and models fans will love this one-of-a-kind facility with over 600 railroad-related artifacts, and an incredible working model railroad that will captivate

188 Miles from Chadron

Just 60 miles from Denver and 45 miles from Cheyenne, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery blends fun, science, history and culture into an interactive and engaging museum for kids and their families!

188 Miles from Chadron

Fun and interactive farmyard experience with plenty of friendly animal contact as well as an agricultural lesson. There is also a museum, and hay and pony rides too!

188 Miles from Chadron

Take a whitewater rafting vacation today. We offer rafting adventures on the Cache La Poudre River near Estes Park Colorado. Come see what river rafting in Colorado is all about. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to....

189 Miles from Chadron

Kids fun in Greeley with sports, sensory playground, trails, indoor waterpark, mini golf, and lots of FUN!

191 Miles from Chadron

Indoor water park, outdoor mini golf, sports arena and surrounding parkland offers huge adventure playground and a variety of interesting walking terrains.

191 Miles from Chadron

A fun and creativity indoor play center for kids in Colorado, with sensory games, quiet areas and a great café for parents.

192 Miles from Chadron

Boasts a proud collection of Native American art, artifacts and more. As an outreach program of St. Joseph's, the museum operates entirely on donations. Admission is free; tours are offered.

197 Miles from Chadron

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.

198 Miles from Chadron

Experience Colorado's largest indoor laser tag arena in Loveland, with Virtual Reality, cafe & more!

199 Miles from Chadron

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