Take a Family Road Trip to Nebraska

Heavy sighs and rolling eyes will be a thing of the past, because Nebraska vacations keep kids interested and happy. Here are a few Nebraska road trip ideas that your family will love. 

Road TRIP 1: Lincoln to Omaha

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Lincoln Children's Zoo | Rick Neibel / Nebraska Tourism


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  • Search for Sasquatch in Hastings at the Bigfoot Crossroads of America Museum, devoted to the great quest of discovering Bigfoot. 
  • Splash over to Hastings Aquacourt for a wave pool, water slides, a lazy river and more water attractions. 
  • Experience natural and cultural history through educational films, cutting-edge astronomy shows and interactive displays and exhibits at the Hastings Museum
  • 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. 
  • Head to Kearney’s Big Apple Fun Center for bowling, laser tag, mini golf, sand volleyball and tons of family fun. 
  • With splashgrounds, playgrounds, boat rentals and fishing piers, Yanney Heritage Park in Kearney offers outdoor fun for all ages. 
Hastings Aquacourt | Rick Neibel / Nebraska Tourism

Hastings Aquacourt | Rick Neibel / Nebraska Tourism

Road Trip 3: Lake McConaughy to North Platte

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  • Head to North Platte for bowling, laser tag, arcade games and more at Wild Bill’s Fun Center
  • Climb to the top of North Platte’s Golden Spike Tower and see Bailey Yard, the world’s largest classification rail yard, in action. 
  • Get a taste of the Old West (and buy some souvenirs) at Nebraska’s largest Western gift store, Fort Cody Trading Post in North Platte. 
  • North Platte’s Cody Go-Karts Family Fun Park features water slides, bumper boats, arcade games and go-karts for all ages. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. 
  • You can take in a summer concert, view wildlife, play horseshoes and enjoy amusement park rides all at Cody Park. Craft your own adventure at this eclectic North Platte park.