Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is located in Ashland, Nebraska. This is a family, fun museum for everyone. This museum mostly contains airplanes that were used throughout the years. There are planes that tourists are able to tour through and see the many different controls throughout the planes. There are some for the kids where they are able to act as if they are the ones controlling the plane. You are also able to get some Astronaut ice cream and take part in a flight simulation where it looks as if you are in a real airplane.

Location:  28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Hours: Open daily from 9AM-5PM

Costs:

  • Adults: $12.00
  • Senior Citizens and Active/Retired Military: $11.00
  • Children: $6.00
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Sheldon Museum of Art

Sheldon Museum of Art is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is a great museum for those of you interested in Art. There are many different types of paintings from many different artists throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This is a great way for future painters to gain inspiration for their future paintings. Also it is a fun way to get the kids out of the house, or just something different for you and your friends to do on a rainy day.

Location:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, R St & N 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Hours: 
Tuesday
10AM–5PM
Wednesday
10AM–5PM
Thursday
10AM–7PM
Friday
10AM–7PM
Saturday
10AM–5PM
Sunday
12–5PM
Monday
Closed

Costs: FREE

Pioneer Park Nature Center

Pioneer Park Nature Center is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is a family friendly environment with activities for everyone in your family from the youngsters to the older ones in your family. The activities include hiking on trails, meet the exhibit animals, listen to birds in the garden, relax on a beach, treat yourself to smells of the herb garden, dig in the natural play area, and learn from all the exhibits.

Location: 3201 S Coddington Ave, Lincoln, NE 68522

Hours: 

  • Monday – Saturday: 8:30AM – 5PM
  • Sunday: 12 – 5PM

Costs: FREE but donations are accepted!

Nebraska State Capitol

The Nebraska State Capitol is located in Lincoln, NE. This is a family fun place to visit where you can learn about what the people who run our state do during the day. You can also look at the many different rooms that are inside the Capitol and you can even call ahead and reserve a time to tour the Capitol with a tour guide who will tell you all about the Capitol. There are tours that are available every hour except over the noon hour in which you will have tour guide with you providing the tour for your whole family and friends.

Location: 1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Hours: 

  • Monday – Friday:  8AM – 5PM
  • Saturday / Holidays: 10AM – 5PM
  • Sunday: 1 – 5PM

They are open every day except for Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Costs: FREE

Lincoln Children’s Zoo

The Lincoln Children’s Zoo is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and is a fun and friendly place for children of all ages. You can find many animals ranging from the small ones such as a frilled lizard to a much larger animal such as a red panda. There are places where you are able to feed animals such as the fish. The zoo also provides a train that you are able to ride if you want a quick tour of the whole zoo.

Location: 1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502

Costs: Adults; ages 13-61 $9.95,  Children; ages 2-12 $8.95,  Seniors; 62 and over $8.95,  Children 1 and under FREE,  Zoo members FREE

Ride Costs: Individual Train Ride $2.75,  Individual Horse Ride $4.25,  10 Punch Train Pass $26.00, 20 Punch Ticket Pass $49.00,  10 Punch Horse Ride Pass $38.00

Platte River State Park

Platte River State Park is located in Louisville, Nebraska. This is a fun, family friendly state park for kids of all ages. There are many adventures for the whole family to become involved in. These include: horse back riding, swimming, fishing, camping, paddle boating, hiking, pot painting, and so much more. This is a great way to bring families together and spend time with each other, or you can grab your friends and bring them out for a weekend.

Location: 14421 346th St, Louisville, NE 68037

Hours: Open everyday 8AM-8PM

Costs: 

  • Horse Back Riding: $18
  • Swimming: $3-$4
  • Fishing: Free
  • Paddle Boating: $8
  • Archery: $4-$12
  • Pot Painting: $3-$15
  • Camping: $13-$20

Joslyn Art Museum

The Joslyn Art Museum is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This is a great museum for those people who enjoy looking at art and who paint or want to paint in the future. There are many different galleries, a theater and a cafe all inside the 1931 building.

Location: 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

Hours: 

Tuesday
10AM–4PM
Wednesday
10AM–4PM
Thursday
10AM–8PM
Friday
10AM–4PM
Saturday
10AM–4PM
Sunday
10AM–4PM
Monday

Costs: FREE

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This is a bigger zoo than the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, and is a tun of fun. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is the 6th best zoo in the United States. There are many animals that you can see throughout the entire zoo. There is building that is specifically for butterfly’s, and you can walk into the building and through a door and you are with many butterfly’s that are freely flying around you. The zoo offers a train ride for a quick tour of the whole zoo as well as a Skyfari where you can see the zoo from the sky.

Location: 3701 S. 10th  Street, Omaha, NE 68107

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily March 15 through October 31

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily November 1 through March 14

Costs: Spring and Fall Prices: March 15-April 30; October 1-October 31

  • Adults (ages 12 and over): $17:95
  • Children (ages 3-11): $11.95
  • Seniors (65 and over): $16.95
  • Children (2 and under): FREE
  • Military Adult (12 and over): $16.95
  • Military Child (3-11): $10.95

Summer Prices: May 1-September 30

  • Adults (ages 12 and over): $19:95
  • Children (ages 3-11): $13.95
  • Seniors (65 and over): $18.95
  • Children (2 and under): FREE
  • Military Adult (12 and over): $18.95
  • Military Child (3-11): $12.95

Winter Prices: January 1-March 14; November 1-December 31

  • Adults (ages 12 and over): $14.95
  • Children (ages 3-11): $9.95
  • Seniors (65 and over): $13.95
  • Children (2 and under): FREE
  • Military Adult (12 and over): $13.95
  • Military Child (3-11): $8.95

Fort Kearney State Historical Park

Fort Kearney State Historical Park is located in Kearney, Nebraska and is a fun outdoor environment made for children of all ages. There are many fun activities such as Hunting, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. They provide many fun family nights where you can go fishing with the family, or boating night.

Location: 1020 V Rd, Kearney, NE 68845

Hours: Monday – Sunday 9AM – 5PM

Costs: There are permits you have to buy to do the many activities at this park. Click here to see all the permits and their costs.

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

Mahoney State Park is located in Ashland, Nebraska. This is a family fun environment for all. There are many different activities for the whole family to engage in. These include: swimming, fishing, camping, family gatherings, birthday parties, and so many more. There is something for kids of all different ages and it is an overall fun outdorsie adventure for everyone to enjoy.

Location: 28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Costs: 

  • Swimming: Adults; $10, Children; $8
  • Miniature Golf: $3.50 per person
  • Driving Range: Balls- $3 per bucket
  • Family Gatherings/Birthday Parties: $45 per day; $60 with electric hookup
  • Ice Rink: Admission $2, Skate rental $3
  • Trail Ride: $18
  • Pony Rides: $7