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If you live in Nebraska you know that summer is the time to take advantage of outdoor activities because our winters are brutal. Although it is already August, there is still time to get some summer fun before school starts. Whether you are taking the kids out for some weekend fun or even having a quick date night, there is plenty to do. Below we have listed our favorite outdoor activities to do in Nebraska.
This competitive outdoor activity is fun for the whole family. Footgolf combines the popular sports soccer and golf. To play, all you need to have is a soccer ball and 21-inch diameter cups. The rules are very similar to golf and can either be played walking the course or using golf carts. We suggest calling ahead to make sure courses are open during these rapidly changing times.
Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park
Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park is located in the middle of Lincoln and Omaha. Stationed in Mahoney State Park, this activity is definitely one for the books. This activity is an outdoor obstacle course that sits high in the treetops. Some of the courses are 40 feet high! With ziplining and breathtaking views, you will definitely want to give this experience a try this summer.
Hiking and Walking Trails
There is a lot to see in Nebraska’s nature. That’s why another activity we recommend this summer is finding new hiking and walking trails near you. Walking around your favorite lake or a new found trail could be the highlight of your summer evenings. What a great way to connect with nature and get some fresh air!
Since reopening on June 1st, tickets for Lauritzen Gardens should be purchased online before visiting. Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays. This amazing Omaha public garden provides an educational and aesthetic experience for all. Whether for a day trip or an evening date night, this spot should definitely be on your summer bucket list.
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
Get in touch with your wild side and take a visit to Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. They have reopened their doors this summer and you should reserve your tickets online before taking the kids out for a fun day. Between animal encounters and virtual backstage experiences, the possibilities are endless at the zoo. Helping over 30,000 animals, the zoo offers education and fun experiences for all.
Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards
Get out of your comfort zone and try a kayak or paddleboard this summer. For those of you with teenagers or who want a weekend activity, this is the one for you! DYK? Omaha has multiple locations to rent paddleboards and kayaks from. Paddle sports can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors. You can get the best of both worlds with exercise and a lot of fun.
Although there are many more activities to enjoy this summer, these are our favorites. We know with the uncertain times that some of these places might not be open, so we recommend calling beforehand to ensure your summer fun won’t be ruined! The SunCo family wishes everyone a safe and happy summer.