- The list below includes 56 free or cheap things to do in or near Ashland, Nebraska, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Military Museums, National & State Parks and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Eugene T. Mahoney State Park to Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ashland and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lincoln, Papillion, Omaha and Bellevue.
Located in Ashland, Nebraska, the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a camping ground par excellence. The park offers several levels of amenities; some campsites have electrical connections and fire pits, while others are simply plots of land. All campers must reserve a campsite online or via telephone.
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At the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, visitors can drive through herds of elk, white tail deer, and bison. Visitors can also visit the eagle aviary, and the petting zoo.
Located in a residential setting, Wiggenhorn Memorial Park features open grass fields, shade trees and a gazebo. The park has paved paths suitable for walking, tennis courts, a children's playground, covered picnic areas and restroom facilities.
Named for the father of a local astronaut, Jack Anderson Ball Park is a sports complex located nearby Salt Creek. The park provides lighted baseball and softball fields, bleachers, a concession area and picnic tables.
At the Strategic Air and Space Museum, visitors can ride the motion stimulator rides including two helicopter rides and five roller coaster rides. Visitors can also tour the museum including displays on the Holocaust, the life of astronaut Clayton Anderson, and see a Vietnam Memorial Wall.
The Holy Family Shrine is a chapel and visitor's centre notable for its architecture. The chapel is a glass-walled wooden structure with two streams flowing through, and views of the surrounding grasslands and Platte Valley.
Vala's Pumpkin Patch is a family-friendly attraction located on a working farm. With 50 activities for all ages, take a train or hayrack ride, watch a pig race or air cannon show, jump on giant bouncy pillows, and visit the pumpkin patch.
Chalco Hills Recreation Area covers almost 1,200 acres of parklands near Omaha, Nebraska. Visitors to the park can enjoy biking or hiking the well maintained trails, swim in the reservoir, or relax with a picnic lunch.