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Pack your bags, load up the kiddos and hit the road for the ultimate Nebraska family road trip. Throughout the state, you’ll find fun centers, landmarks, historic sites, museums and activities for all ages. No matter your interests, exciting adventures await your family in Nebraska.

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

North Platte

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park |Rick Neibel / Nebraska Tourism

Come explore the home of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park in North Platte. Take a tour of the restored house and barn to see Buffalo Bill memorabilia and artifacts on display.

The Golden Spike Tower

North Platte

Golden Spike Tower

Climb to the top of North Platte’s Golden Spike Tower and see Bailey Yard, the world’s largest classification rail yard, in action, where over 150 trains are processed daily.

Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum

Hastings
Search for Sasquatch in Hastings at the Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum, devoted to the great quest of discovering Bigfoot.

Fred G. Dale Planetarium

Wayne

Visit Wayne State College’s campus to see constellations and learn about the current night sky at the Fred G. Dale Planetarium in Wayne. Plus, the planetarium features laser light shows throughout the summer. 

Island Oasis Water Park

Grand Island

Water attractions at Island Oasis Water Park

Beat the summer heat with six acres of water park fun at Island Oasis Water Park in Grand Island. With a wave pool, a 750-foot lazy river and six-story, high-speed slides, water lovers and thrill seekers alike will love this park.

The Archway

Kearney

The Archway

Follow in the footsteps of pioneers at The Archway in Kearney. This historical exhibit allows you to explore the path settlers took on the Oregon Trail.

Visit A Zoo

Various Cities

Little girl looks at the various aquatic life at Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. | Bill Sitzmann, minorwhite studios inc. / © Bill Sitzmann

With more than 400 animals and hands-on experiences like giraffe-feeding, adults and kids alike will love the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Touch stingrays, explore North America’s largest indoor rain forest and walk through a shark tunnel at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Visit Scottsbluff’s Riverside Discovery Center to see zebras, grizzly bears, chimpanzees and more along the North Platte River.

Tanking

Various Cities

Tanking adventures | Rick Neibel / Nebraska Tourism

Ready for a unique Nebraska adventure? Try tanking. You and your crew can leisurely float down a river and take in the spectacular Nebraska scenery all from inside a stock tank. You’ll find tanking opportunities across the state, including the Middle Loup River with Glidden Canoe in Mullen or the Cedar River with Crazy Rayz Tanking in Spalding.