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


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

Costs: FREE but donations are accepted!


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


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

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


  • 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