- 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.
A 19-screen movie theater, Majestic Cinema of Omaha displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, reclining chairs, game and party rooms, a lounge and in-theater dining.
Freedom Park Navy Museum is home to the only target and training USN submarine left in the world, the only Admiral Class Minesweeper left in the world and the only complete collection of USN anti-aircraft guns held in one park.
91% 54 votes
5730 North 30th Street, #11B, Omaha, NE 68111 MoreLess Info
Authentically restored to its former glory, the General Crook House Museum features an in depth look at life in the late 1800s. The furnishings are from the 1880 Victorian period which complement the Italianate style structure.
89% 55 votes
605 South 3rd Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 MoreLess Info
Built during the Civil War, the Historic General Dodge House is now a museum and historical site dedicated to General Grenvill Dodge, an American military hero and railroad construction pioneer. Guided tours are available and depart from the gift shop.
77% 91 votes
226 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA MoreLess Info
Open February through December, the Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail & Museum is a historic former jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The nickname 'Squirrel Cage' is a reference to the jail's unusual design, which resembles a segmented rodent cage with a wheel on top.
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200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 MoreLess Info
The Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa is a popular destination for rail fans. Its extensive collection of railroad memorabilia includes photographs, antique tickets and rail schedules, railway uniforms, maps and other media. It is an excellent destination for anyone interested in the history…
100% 2 votes
Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 MoreLess Info
Stretching 63 miles from end to end, the Wabash Trace Nature Trail has a crushed limestone surface that makes it ideal for biking as well as walking, jogging, or hiking. The trail runs through scenic wilderness.
Chanticleer Theatre presents a wide array of shows including the classics, regional premiers, new releases, and family-centered performances. They also encourage community involvement by hiring only local directors and casting local actors for their productions.
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.
89% 80 votes
Rainbow Point, north on Eighth Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 MoreLess Info
Explorers Lewis & Clark passed through Iowa on their western journey, and a portion of that route is preserved at the Lewis & Clark Monument & Scenic Overlook in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It is a phenomenal venue for panoramic nature photography and a must-see attraction for American history buffs.