Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Nebraska with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Nebraska sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Nebraska that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Nebraska whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is the world’s largest collection of publicly held quilts dating from the early 1700’s to present, the quilts represent more than 45 countries. Rotating exhibitions display gems from the collection and traveling exhibits.
The Strategic Air & Space Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of aircraft and Cold War artifacts that make it one of the premier aviation museums in the nation. Additionally, the museum presents national touring exhibits to provide new and interesting content that gives guests a unique experience each visit. The museum also offers many themed activities for guests including spectacular science demonstrations and family friendly special events.
The Lincoln Children’s Zoo (called Folsom Children’s Zoo & Botanical Gardens between 1979 and 2006) is a privately funded 10-acre zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The zoo is open from April 15 through October 15 each year. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1991. Its mission is “to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things.”
12,000 years of history. Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. See fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from their rich past.
Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Museum. Making its home in one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through our affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum.
Grand Island, NE
Island Oasis offers over six acres of refreshing Family Fun! Guests can brave the waves in the 350 thousand-gallon wave pool or relax and unwind in our 750-foot lazy river. More adventurous thrill seekers will experience the force of gravity first hand when they ride one of two six-story high-speed slides! Adventurers can also attempt to tackle four giant 150-foot slides. Children will love zero depth acres that include spraying fountains and a wacky wet otter slide. Plus they can build sand castles in the sand, stroll across the lily pads, or test their skills on the log walk.
Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the garden. Discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Relax while cultivating your mind in this living plant museum, conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills.
Catch the spectacular Heartland of America Fountain with its 320-ft water jet and light show. Lewis & Clark Interpretive exhibits, WWII and Airborne Memorial Sculptures and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the Lewis & Clark Landing. Gondola rides by Heartland Gondola. Pet friendly outdoor areas.
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children’s Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. It is Omaha’s primary participatory museum and provides a variety of hands-on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations and special events that put children in touch with their ever-changing world.