- TripBuzz found 67 things to do with kids in or near Ashland, Nebraska, including 59 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lincoln, Papillion, Omaha and Bellevue.
- From Jack Anderson Ball Park to Strategic Air & Space Museum, the Ashland area offers 50 different types of family activities, including: Golf, Theaters, Military Museums and National & State Parks.
- Ashland is a very small rural community that can be easily accessed from Lincoln and Omaha by means of Interstate 80. Since it is the hometown of astronaut Clayton Anderson, the town features a prominent indoor aerospace museum. The undeveloped natural areas that press against the town are also known to provide wildlife viewing, birdwatching, kayaking, and swimming.
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The National Museum of Roller Skating is home to a varied collection of historical roller skating memorabilia. It also contains about 1500 volumes of roller skating books and periodicals along with photographs and videos pertaining to roller skating.
Featuring wide open spaces filled with lush green grass the Bellevue Dog Park is the perfect place for an afternoon. The park features fenced in dog runs for dogs to play off-leash as well as a water tap and doggie bags for easy clean up.
Located in downtown Lincoln, Antelope Park offers a variety of activities for visitors. There's a large playground, a pavilion that hosts live music and dancing, gardens, a swimming pool, and a golf course.
A 10-screen movie theater, Aksarben Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers a full-service bar, a party room with a 42-inch television and a cafe with food and drinks.
Lincoln's Sunken Gardens are one of Nebraska's top destinations for horticulture enthusiasts. The immaculately-maintained premesis feature riots of colorful blooms and gteenery. Its most popular event is the annual flower extravaganza, which involves more than 30,000 plants.
The 10-acre Lincoln Children's Zoo features 300 animals from 90 species. At the zoo, visitors can feed domesticated animals, watch butterflies at Laura's Butterfly Pavilion, touch anthropoids from around the world, and hear zookeepers talk about a different animal every hour at the Critter Encounter Show.
At the Lincoln Children's Museum, children can bathe and groom dogs at the Happy Healthy Pets exhibit, and learn about pet nutrition. Children can also pretend to anchor a local news show, serve pizza, work at a pretend post office, and pretend to be firefighters.
Mary Riepma Ross Film Theatre shows independent cinema and documentaries and features two screens, a research library and film storage archive, offices and a concessions stand. Their two theaters seat 355 people combined.