RECREATIONAL

Big-time attractions. Outdoor recreation. An energy that flows easily between stimulation and relaxation. This place is yours to discover, a region that excels at exceeding expectations. Come once and you’ll be amazed; we’ll surprise you again and again.

Big-time attractions. Outdoor recreation. An energy that flows easily between stimulation and relaxation. This place is yours to discover, a region that excels at exceeding expectations. Come once and you’ll be amazed; we’ll surprise you again and again.

FRESH WATER, CLASSIC FUN

Botna Bend

Situated next to the Nishnabotna River, this soothing escape beckons visitors to bring at least two items: a fishing pole for the flathead catfish and carp, and a camera for bison and elk grazing.

Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area

A hotspot for camping, picnicking and water sports.

Lake Manawa State Park

Another popular recreation area that welcomes campers, hikers and boats of all sizes on a 660-acre lake.

Louisville State Recreation Area

Offers prime camping and outdoor recreation on the Platte River.

HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING & HISTORY

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Every spring, this park draws a crowd for its Living History Weekend, for which reenactors portray life at Fort Atkinson in the 1820s.

Waubonsie State Park

A site on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, the park offers cabins and camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

Schramm Park State Recreation Area

A scenic escape features nature trails, picnic areas, the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium and the Gretna State Fish Hatchery.

Two Rivers State Recreation Area

Sleep in an authentic retired caboose, fish for trout in one of the many sandpit lakes or rent a bike and ride.

Mahoney State Park

This ultra-modern state park offers a spectacular array of lodging and activities, including a family water park/water slides in the summer and a toboggan run in the winter.

Fontenelle Forest

A 1,400-acre forest, featuring hiking trails, picnic facilities and nature center.

FEELING ADVENTUROUS?

Bryson’s Airboat Tours

A longtime hobby turned professional enterprise, Bryson’s Airboat Tours has earned a “must do” reputation.

Driftwood Paddle Board Adventures

Bringing adventure and exploration to our area while offering great scenery and a fun workout.

Lincoln Sport Parachute Club

Just minutes from the metro, Omaha’s premier static line and tandem skydiving center.

Mt. Crescent

Our mecca for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and soon, zip lining.

Rock Climbing

Ready for an adventure? Put your skills to work with a 2,500 square feet climbing wall located on University of Nebraska Omaha’s campus

Treetop Adventure

A high-ropes adventure course with suspended obstacles, zip lines and incredible views.

PLAYING A ROUND - AROUND THE REGION

Our patch of green in the center of the United States is a golfer’s paradise populated with more than four dozen courses.