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:
- Iowa Water Parks and Amusement Parks
- Colorado Amusement Parks and Theme Parks
- Missouri Theme Parks and Amusement Parks
- Find great rates for Nebraska hotels at TripAdvisor
Nebraska parks are listed in alphabetical order.
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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.
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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.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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