Great Platte River Ro
You and your family are in for a unique historical experience at the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. This museum is more of a hands-on exhibit than just the stale artifacts behind glass that is typically available at similar museums. The Archway wants to transport you back through time, using re-enactors, life-size dioramas, vehicles from the period, and special graphics to transport you back in time. Take a stroll through the history of transportation as you witness the arrival of a Pony Express rider, a buffalo stampede, the expansion of the railroad as well as some more modern transportation inventions.
Yanney Heritage Park
Every outdoor activity you can think of is available to you at the Yanney Heritage Park. At the marina, rent pontoons, swan paddleboats, kayaks, fishing poles, and more. Take your kids out to the playground, or just take a relaxing stroll through the Kellaway Garden. Also available to you are splash grounds for your little ones to have a field day in. Have a picnic in the pavilion, or drop Grandma off at the senior activity center. Overall, the many lakes, playgrounds, gardens, and shelters will make sure that your family has all they need for a great day outside.
Museum of Nebraska Ar
Art buffs will rejoice at the Museum of Nebraska Art, a state-of-the-art facility that has been housing the state’s best-kept treasures since 1979. Come explore everything that this local art venue has to offer as you browse through the work of the early Nebraskans and explorers to the modern era. Featuring works that focus on wildlife, culture, and personal expression, the museum is sure to set every art lover’s heart ablaze. The museum contains around a dozen galleries as well as a sculpture garden outdoors, an education gallery, and a gift shop full of unique memorabilia.