Day trips in Nebraska

Nebraska day trips

Looking to do something a little different this weekend? How about taking a day trip, and experiencing some of the amazing things that our incredible state has to offer. Here are our top three picks for day trips in Nebraska.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

This internationally acclaimed zoological park includes the world’s largest desert terrain under a geodesic dome, the world’s largest nocturnal animal exhibit, America’s largest indoor tropical rainforest, and dozens of other superlative experiences.

Float down the Elkhorn River

Summer is the perfect time to go tubing or tanking down the Elkhorn. You can rent an inner tube and splash your way along, or rent a specially modified stock tank fitted out with a picnic table to drift along in style.

Ashfall Fossil Beds

Interested in dinosaurs? Who isn’t! Nebraska has some of the country’s best dinosaur fossils, and you can see them in place at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. 

Image courtesy Flickr/Nathan Hamm