I love the simple and quiet life we have here in Nebraska. It takes me seven minutes to drive “all the way across town” here in York. Funny how I can take that for granted.
Just in case you live in Nebraska or think you may come through for a visit sometime, I wanted to share some of the fun attractions in these parts. I’ll start with some of our family’s favorites, then share with you some that we’re excited to see and do in the near future:
This is by far our favorite place to visit in Nebraska. We’ve appreciated so much that Edgerton has set up a special program each month for home schoolers to come and learn. We’ve learned about everything from nano-technology to how to disect an eyeball at Edgerton. They provide experiences I just can’t provide at home and my kids love it. The best part (well, one of the best parts) about Edgerton is the big open room full of “toys” the kids can play with to explore science. I have to tear my kids away from this room everytime we go. Love it!
We buy a two year pass, which saves us money and allows us to go at anytime.
Located just between Lincoln and Omaha, I really didn’t think I would care much for the Strategic Air and Space Museum. I knew my boys would get a big kick out of it, but the idea of looking at airplanes for hours didn’t thrill me. I was mistaken in my assumption. I learned all sorts of things when we visited the Strategic Air and Space Museum and wasn’t one bit bored! I had no idea there were so many different kinds of airplanes and wow the history you can learn in a place like this. To say my boys loved our visit there is an understatement.
I know there are Farmer’s Markets all over the place, but I happen to think that the market in Lincoln is super. When I’ve visited, I’ve been so impressed with the variety and the set up and wow…there is so much wonderful fresh produce to be found (during the warm months, of course)! It’s a fabulous family outing. Yeah, I get a kick out of looking at rows of tomatoes and carrots. What can I say?
Wessels Farm is just outside of York, making it my very favorite kind of field trip! All summer long, they’ve got programs available for kids and families, which you can read about here. The farm is set up to look like a farm of the 1920’s. I LOVE visiting Wessels and the kids have learned so much each time we go!
The Lewis and Clark Center is just under two hours away from us in Nebraska City. Why we’ve never visited is a big question mark because we’ve studied Lewis and Clark quite a lot over the past few years. We’ve driven right by the The Lewis and Clark Center several times and keep saying we want to stop there. We have friends that visit there every single year because they love it so much. We really are gonna do that some day!
Planning to do anything fun this summer? Wanna come visit us in Nebraska? We’ll take you to our Science Center!!