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During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew—bones preserved in one of the world’s most significant Miocene Epoch mammal sites. Yet, this place called “Agate” is a landscape that reflects many influences—from early animals roaming the valleys and hills, to tribal nations calling the High Plains home, […]

Agate Fossil Beds

Home to over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space that will educate, inspire, and entertain all who come from Nebraska, across the country, and around the world. Every year, the museum hosts certain regular events, such as our annual Indoor Air Show, Swing Under the Wings, Helicopter […]

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Located in western Nebraska, the Farm And Ranch Museum (Legacy of the Plains) offers an excellent look at High Plains agriculture of the past. The feature crops are sugar beets, dry beans, potatoes, ranching, irrigation, dryland farming and conservation tillage. Phone: 308-436-1989 Website: Farm And Ranch Museum is located 1 […]

Farm and Ranch Museum

The museum, standing on the site of James Bordeaux’s trading post established for the American Fur Company in 1837, began as a plan—then only a dream—in the minds of its founders. A half century later, it has become an institution whose collections and research are known and respected worldwide. It […]

Museum of the Fur Trade

Our 5000+ sq ft Playland is a place for both kids (of all ages) and adults too! We have a 20×40 ft climbing structure, Air Hockey and Foose ball tables, Ride on toys, Wooden Trains, Legos, Pretend Play, Toddler Toys and XBOX w Kinect! Phone: 402-640-5588 Website:

Gobs & Gobbs Of Fun

Columbus Family YMCA school age programs offer a fun, safe place for children. Children enrolled at Family YMCA school age programs are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that enhance physical fitness, encourage sportsmanship and promote cooperative learning. Phone: (402) 564-9477 Website: Facility Hours The YMCA facilities are open […]

Columbus Family YMCA

Whether you climb high into the trees and discover wooded trails or raise a glass to new tastes and relish the simple pleasures of nature, we welcome you to Arbor Day Farm—a place where inspiration comes naturally. Phone: 402-873-8717 Website:

Arbor Day Farm

Big Blue Water Park provides swimming and outdoor recreation.  The Big Blue Water Park features a 9,000 sq. ft. zero entry pool, youth pool with fountain bubbler and toys, 124 ft. loop water slide, 8 ft. wide river slide, 2-1 meter diving boards, shade structures, sand volleyball courts, bathhouse, and […]

Beatrice Big Blue Water Park

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 […]

Island Oasis Water Park

The Omaha Children's Museum is a nonprofit learning and exploration space for young people located at 500 South 20th Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The museum has received a national award from the Association of Science and Technology Museums.

Omaha Children’s Museum

The Alia Arram Children’s Museum provides fun, interactive and educational experiences for children which stimulate creative play and expression, while supporting connections within the family, the community and the world around us.

Kearney Children’s Museum

There are many prairie dog towns on public and private land throughout Harlan County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a family-friendly viewing site with educational signage on Corps Road A between Republican City and the Harlan County Dam. Another public viewing site is located just off Corps Road B between Alma and the entrance to Methodist Cove. Hunting is not allowed on these sites.

Prairie Dog Towns of Harlan County

Grove Trout Rearing Station is located 2 miles east and 1 mile north of Royal, Nebraska. This 40-acre facility is surrounded by 2,000 acres of the Grove Lake Wildlife Management Area. Trout production began in 1961 through the use of two spring ponds constructed on the facility. In 1962, a diversion dam was constructed along East Verdigre Creek to supply water for a series of eight ponds. These ponds were constructed in an old creek bed of the stream. Improvements continued over the following years some of which included the construction of 12 cement raceways and one additional earthen raceway.

Grove Trout Rearing Station

The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) is the official art museum of the state of Nebraska. The museum is located in Kearney, Nebraska, and is administratively affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The official charter of MONA makes it home to the Nebraska Art Collection, which is home to works by artists who were born in Nebraska, have lived in Nebraska, or have some connection to Nebraska. MONA also hosts regular rotating exhibitions by living or historic artists who have some connection with the state of Nebraska.

Museum of Nebraska Art

The Strategic Air and Space Museum is a museum focusing on aircraft and nuclear missiles of the United States Air Force. It is located near Ashland, Nebraska, along Interstate 80 southwest of Omaha. The objective of the museum is to preserve and display historic aircraft, missile, and space vehicles and provide educational resources. It is regarded as having one of the top collections of strategic aircraft. The museum is located near several other tourist attractions including the Platte River State Park, the Mahoney State Park, the Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, several golf courses, and a soon-to-be vineyard.

Strategic Air and Space Museum

The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is a museum located in Grand Island, Nebraska dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Pioneers who settled the plains of central Nebraska in the late 19th century. It features a living history village called Railroad Town, designed to evoke an 1890s-era prairie village and made up of many original period structures moved to the museum.

The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a Theatre with a 65-foot wide screen and large domed Planetarium, we house dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats, allowing you to get an up close look at many amazing creatures!

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Edgerton Explorit Center exists to instill and nurture in all people the joy of scientific discovery and exploration through hands-on learning experiences. Located in Dr. Harold Edgerton's home town, the Edgerton Explorit Center inspires kids age 2 to 92 through exciting activities and state-of-the-art programming.

Edgerton Explorit Center