Amusement Parks In Nebraska: A Huffington Post Travel Guide
Amusement parks in Nebraska offer unique experiences for families on vacation. The attractions range from high-intensity roller coasters to smaller rides for children. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on family-fun parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Nebraska amusement parks.
Champions Fun Center
It offers safe family-friendly activities, including miniature golf, batting cages, water wars, go-karts, bowling and an arcade. Champions Fun Center specializes in parties, meetings and groups. Its mission is to provide a fun family experience at an affordable price.
Signature RideThe four-story Free Fall is the signature ride at Champions Fun Center. Soar through the sky on this fall-out-of-the-sky thrill ride that takes you up four stories and drops you back down to the ground.
Go-Karts And Miniature GolfSpeed around on Nebraska's longest outdoor go-kart track, putt through a tricky 18- hole miniature golf course, swing through batting cages that offer various ball speeds, bowl with special glow-in-the-dark features or win fun prizes at the challenging arcade. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, launch water balloons at your opponents in Water Wars.
Snack OptionsChicken, hot dogs and pizza are served at this park, along with snacks, desserts and soft drinks.
Safety RecordOur research revealed no notable news reports of accidents or safety issues at Champions Fun Center.
Address: 1555 Yolande Ave., Lincoln, NE 68521
Hours: Open all year, anywhere from 10 a.m. to midnight.
Price: Prices are based on individual attractions, unlimited rides or family deals.
Fun Plex is Nebraska's largest amusement park and hosts the only roller coaster in the state. Families can enjoy rides, a water park, miniature golf, games and an arcade.
Signature RideThe 70-foot-tall ride known as Big Ohhhhhh!!! is Nebraska's only roller coaster. A single cart twirls passengers in a downward spiral after taking them through two drops. While it may not be the fastest thrill ride, it can certainly accommodate those family members who aren't partial to extreme coasters.
Other AttractionsSpeed, slip or slide around in go-karts at the Fun Plex Speedway or Slick Track. Soar in the air in your hot-air balloon on the traditional Ferris wheel or take a spin on the Rock-O-Ride rotating Ferris wheel.
Carnival FareEnjoy tacos, burgers or shrimp at Margaritaville or pizza at Primetime Pizza. At the Oceanside Grill, you can enjoy turkey, chicken, burgers or hot dogs. For something lighter, stop by the Pit Stop and snack on a variety of carnival treats.
Safety RecordIn 2004, four 12-year-old girls were injured as their seats broke off from the Octopus ride. They suffered cuts from broken light bulbs.
Address: 7003 Q St., Omaha, NE 68117
Hours: Open noon to 6 and 8 p.m. weekends in May and September, noon to 8 p.m. daily June through August and noon to 5 p.m. daily in October.
Price: $24.95 for visitors 46 inches or taller, and $16.95 for seniors older than 62 or visitors under 46 inches.
Other Noteworthy Parks Near NebraskaPioneer Village
Boulder Creek Amusement Park
The Amazing Pizza Machine
Papio Fun Park
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