10 Things to Do with Kids

Omaha is a prime family getaway destination. Here’s a few “out of the box” ideas on how to entertain little (or big) ones for a fun-filled family weekend.  

1.   Visit Joslyn Art Museum’s Art Works, a 1,500 sq. ft. interactive space filled with nine activity stations to pique curiosity, stimulate creativity, and allow interaction with priceless works of art. 

2.   Go Bobbing on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Bobbing is taking a picture while standing in two states at once. Share photos with #ItHappensOnBob. 

3.   While visiting “Bob,” get froggy at the splash park located on the Omaha side. The circular plaza features water sprays shooting into the air – offering a great way to cool off and have fun. 

4.   Float down the Elkhorn River with Tubing & Adventures. Not just for adults, kids will enjoy cruising down the river taking in the sights and sounds. 

5.   Check out the model railroad garden at Lauritzen Gardens. A favorite among lil’ engineers with G-scale model trains travel twiggy trestles. 

6.   Walk up to Kenefick Park and visit the Centennial No. 6900 and Big Boy No. 4023 – two of the most powerful locomotives ever built. 

7.   Catch a kid-friendly show at the Rose Theater. This fully-restored 1927 vaudeville palace is now a beautiful children’s theater showcasing childhood favorites. 

8.   Rent Heartland B-cycles and go for a family ride through an Omaha city park (for ages 12 and up). 

9.   Visit the world’s largest ball of stamps at Boys Town and pick out stamps to take home from the “penny bin.” 

10.   Visit Heartland of America Park and go for a gondola ride similar to those found in Venice, Italy.


For more ideas check out Things to Do in Omaha and Omaha Calendar of Events.

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