Best Museums Near Lincoln and Omaha

October 11th, 2018 by

Two young girls at a museum

What better way to enjoy a chilly afternoon than to spend it at the museum? The Omaha area is home to more than a dozen attractions, with specialties that range from air and space to quilting and textile art. We’ve picked a few favorites we think are worthy of your attention, as well as one that will have the kids chomping at the bit to explore. So, before you take the family out for a bite, hop in your new Honda Pilot and explore the wonders of science and history at one of these must-see locations.

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AkSarBen Aquarium

An indoor aquarium and outdoor education center at Schramm Park State Recreation area, just south of Gretna, is home to multiple tanks filled with native fish, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as an outdoor viewing area that lets you experience local creatures in their natural habitat. It’s free to the public and perfect for even younger visitors.

Clayton Museum of Ancient History

Another free resource, the Clayton Museum of Ancient History, located at York College just east of Grand Island, features a rotating display of ancient artifacts to explore with recreations visitors can get up close with, and even touch. Some exhibits mix archaeology and biblical studies exploring the biblical events that can be tied to the history of the ancient world.

Durham Museum

Just north of Bellevue, the Durham Museum, housed in the former Union Train Station, highlights the history of the region and its people, from culture, to science, farming, and more. Visitors can see how the early settlers managed the harsh winters on the plains, how the railroad impacted everyday life, and the effect of war on the soldiers who fought it and the families left behind to fight at home.

Joslyn Castle

South of Elkhorn is an actual castle built by founding residents George and Sarah Joslyn in 1903. The castle offers literary and cultural events throughout the year, as well as free green spaces for the public to enjoy. It’s a stunning space that showcases the best that Nebraska artisans had to offer and is a favorite with couples who want a memorable background for their wedding.

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These worthy attractions are just a smattering of what you’ll find when you visit the city we love. You can also find a florist or grab a delicious bite to eat in the Lincoln area. To learn more about our work with the community, our favorite attractions, or just to schedule a test drive of a new Honda CR-V to get you there, contact Honda of Lincoln today.

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