Good Housekeeping magazine named Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer “one of the top ‘10’ places to relive America’s past.” Featured in this museum are artifacts dating back to the 1840s, displaying what life was like in the pioneer days. Enjoy the displays of authentic railroads from the past, including a caboose from 1912 and a steam locomotive from 1901. The main attraction is the Railroad Town, a period reenactment occurring every summer. Watch townspeople in authentic period clothing work, live, and play. Listen to the blacksmith tell his story as he works, helps the women with their chores, or talk on an historic telephone.
Island Oasis Water Pa
Your entire family is in for a treat at the Island Oasis Water Park. Cool down from the summer heat as you splash through their wave pool or lie in their lazy river. Your older kids will love zooming down their high-speed slides, which are 60 to 150 feet long. For the little ones, there is a wacky wet otter slide and spraying fountains for them to play in safely. Have a good time watching them walk on the lily pads, build sand castles, or go on a log walk. You and your friends will love playing a game of sand volleyball on their courts.
Heartland Public Shoo
Gun enthusiasts rejoin at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. Shoot to your heart’s content at this shooting range. This facility is the largest in the Midwest, and has plenty of activities from which you can choose. Test your skills out at the skeet fields, or head to the clays range. If you ever wanted to shoot a bow, head to the archery range. Test out the power of your guns at the rifle ranges, which go out to 600 yards, and the handgun ranges, which go out to 50 yards. Also available are shooting clinics and educational instruction as well as shotguns available for rent.