First off it's $5 to get into the park. That's an all day pass. Different things in the park will cost money as well. It's not super expensive though.
- Horse Back Riding (weather permitting)
- Mini Golf
- Paddle Boats
- Water Slides, and Swimming Area
- Walter Scott Observation Tower (Free)
- Crafts (Some are Free)
- Indoor Play Area (Gigantic!)
- Trails (Free)
- Camping (Book in Advance)
- Brunch in the Peter Kiewit Lodge
- Toboggan Run
This time around we didn't do a whole lot. Mica was sick from eating too much the day before. It was hot, so we couldn't ride the horses.
I still took photos of our hike, and our hike up the tower.
A few random photos from our hike:
This is the view of the Platte River from the Walter Scott Observation Tower:
This is the view from the tower of my kids observing a bug on the ground:
Off the interstate we decided to stop off to see a shrine called Holy Family Shrine. I've seen it many times before, but never got to see it up close until this weekend. I love interesting buildings!
All around is native Nebraska grasses and flowers.
I wanted to hike more, but that's about the time that Isaak lost it. He was thirsty, and tired all at once. We did a lot of walking that we did in that heat.
Noelle from Jumpin Beans thought I had corn all around me. I had to laugh because I really only see corn when I'm traveling a few times a year. I live in the city, so no corn. Some years we grow it in our backyard. There certainly isn't corn all around though.
This is how close we get to corn and cows:
Isaak said, "Hey there's a bunch of horses!" They were cows. I had a chuckle over that one. Yes most of Nebraska is corn and cows. Omaha is a city.
Here's my once, or twice a year view of corn (photo below). I would have taken a photo of the
horses cows, except for the fact that there was a guy driving behind us on a gravel road. Omaha doesn't have very many gravel roads either.
The majority of Nebraska is for sure a corn, cow and grass state. It has pretty flat land. Much of the time you can see for miles and miles in the country. We have 4 true seasons here. What is it like where you live?