Nebraska Water Parks and Amusement Parks

Find Water Slides and Roller Coasters in the State

There are not many amusement parks or water parks in Nebraska. And the ones that are there are not particularly large. For major parks with huge, mega-thrills roller coasters or loads of water slides, you'd have to head to other states.

In the early 1900s, folks in Nebraska could find the Figure 8 and Jack Rabbit roller coasters at Capital Beach Park in Lincoln. It closed in the 1930s, however. Krug Park in Omaha also offered two coasters, the Figure 8 and the Big Dipper. It also operated in the early 1900s and closed in 1940. Peony Park, also located in Omaha, lasted longer. It opened in 1919 and closed in 1993. A small park, Carter Lake Kiddieland, offered a kiddie coaster called the Little Dipper when it operated in the mid-1900s. It was located in Levi Carter Park in Omaha.

Before we get to the parks that are open in Nebraska, here are some resources to find nearby fun places and make travel plans:

Nebraska parks are listed in alphabetical order.

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    AquaVenture water park Nebraska
    City of Norfolk

    Outdoor water park

    Small municipal park with a water play station, a raft slide, a wave pool, a water walk, and areas for young children.

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    CoCo Key Omaha
    CoCo Key Omaha

    ​Indoor water park resort

    At 65,000 square feet, CoCo Key is a medium-sized park. Attractions include a lazy river, an interactive water play center with small slides and a tipping bucket, and a few water slides. The park is open to registered guests of the hotel as well as to the general public.

  • 03 of 06

    Outdoor water park

    A small facility within the state park, the aquatic center includes a wave pool, water slides, a small interactive water playground, and a zero-depth pool. Other activities include mini golf, ice skating, horse trails, and a theater.

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    Fun-Plex Nebraska

    Outdoor amusement park and water park

    The small water park offers the Motion Ocean wave pool, Typhoon Falls water slides, a lazy river, the Makana Splash water play center, and a kiddie pool. The "dry" amusement rides include The Big Ohhhhhh! roller coaster, a small Ferris wheel, a Tilt-A-Whirl, a carousel, and some kiddie rides. It also offers go-karts and bumper boats. Admission includes water park attractions as well as amusement park rides.

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    Island Oasis Nebraska water park
    City of Grand Island

    Grand Island
    Outdoor water park

    Small, municipal park with speed slides, a lazy river, water slides, and kids area.

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    SkateDaze Omaha

    Indoor family entertainment center

    Small center offers roller skating, laser tag, a bounce house, a PlayDazium play structure, a kiddie coaster, and a snack bar. Open year-round.