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The Durham Museum

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Both a museum and meticulously preserved Art Deco train station,The Durham houses world-class permanent and traveling exhibits depicting the history of the region. Explore passenger train cars, visit an old-time school house or grab a soda at the old-fashioned phosphate bar.

Heartland of America Park

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Catch the spectacular Heartland of America Fountain with its 300-ft. water jet and light show, hop into a gondola and enjoy the scenery, or just take a stroll through the park. Located across the street from the Old Market area.

  • 8th & Douglas Sts.
  • 402) 444-5900

Joslyn Art Museum

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A Smithsonian affiliate that houses rare works from 530 B.C. through the 20th century, this vibrant museum features European collections, impressive sculptures and modern renderings. Permanent collections are accompanied by eight to ten special exhibitions per year.

Lauritzen Gardens

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Beauty and tranquility are found in 100 acres of outdoor gardens including a rose garden, Victorian garden, children’s garden and an arboretum. Also includes an indoor floral display hall, café and gift shop.

Mormon Trail Center

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Experience firsthand the great Mormon Migration of 1846-47. Explore a pioneer cabin, pull a handcart and see a full-sized covered wagon drawn by an oxen team. Dramatic visitor-response presentations make each exhibit a personal trip to a pioneer era. Free admission.

  • 3215 State St.
  • (402) 453-9372

Omaha Children’s Museum

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Especially designed with kids in mind, the Omaha Children’s Museum features hands-on exhibits the whole family can enjoy. Get a leg up on learning while interacting with the museum’s enormous Gravitron ball, science lab and more.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

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Visit the world’s largest indoor rainforest, desert and nocturnal exhibits. Also features the world-class Scott Aquarium, Hubbard Orangutan Forest and Gorilla Valley, Lozier IMAX Theater, Cat Complex, Bear Canyon and more. Open year-round.

Pedestrian Bridge

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  • Riverfront Drive

Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge

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  • 3 miles east of Ft. Calhoun, NE

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge and Wilson Island State Park

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  • 1434 316th Lane, Missouri Valley

Fontenelle Nature Center

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Heron Haven

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  • 11809 Old Maple Road

Hitchcock Nature Center

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Hitchcock Nature Center is located in the heart of the globally significant Loess Hills and harbors some of the largest remaining prairie remnants in Iowa. The exhibit gallery in Hitchcock’s Loess Hills Lodge is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the Loess Hills landform. Here, visitors will be able to take a 3D tour of the entire 1,003 acre preserve in our mini-theatre, simulate raptor wing motions, and explore curiosity cove, a hands-on learning area for children of all ages.

  • 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek IA
  • (712) 545-3283

Lee G. Simmons Conservation and Wildlife Safari

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  • 16406 292 St, Ashland

Western Historic Trails Center

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