- TripBuzz found 79 things to do with kids in or near Papillion, Nebraska, including 67 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Omaha, Council Bluffs, Bellevue and Ashland.
- From Defy Gravity USA to Papio Bowl, the Papillion area offers 50 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Bowling, Amusement Parks (All Ages) and Children's Play Area.
- Just a quick 20 minute drive from Omaha, Papillion, NE has been recognized as 'The Best Place to Raise Kids in Nebraska,' the #5 best place to live in the U.S., and the second most affordable place to live in the nation. Papillion holds many community events throughout the year including egg hunts, youth sports, and even informative classes on subjects such as babysitting safety.
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln operates the Lied Performing Art Center, which opened in 1990. The center, which has 2,210 seats in the main theater, often has orchestra and theatre performances, as well as speakers.
The main pull of the Pershing Center is the local roller derby league. The home team for this location is known as the No Coast Derby Girls, and the venue also offers other entertainment like traveling circuses and wrestling matches.
A 14-screen movie theater, Lincoln Grand Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a DLX auditorium with reclining chairs, a lounge with adult beverages and a snack bar.
The Pioneer Parks and Nature Center offers eight miles of hiking trails through varied habitat including tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and across a stream. The facility also has two buildings where visitors can see native small animals.
Built in Classic Revival architecture, Governor's Mansion is the current residence of the Nebraska governor, and once housed former governors. The museum hosts tours where visitors can view a collection of dolls, dishes, and jewelry.
Speed demons love the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska. This indoor/outdoor museum features hundreds of souped-up hot rods and racing vehicles. It also has large displays of engines, transmissions and other inner components.