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25+ Totally Fun Things To Do With Kids In West Omaha

West Omaha was my stomping grounds growing up. Now that I have kids, it’s been fun rediscovering fun attractions from my childhood as well as all the new kids entertainment places near me. It’s not a comprehensive list (for that, you’ll want to look at the ultimate list of things to do in Omaha with kids), but this will keep you busy for a while.

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Free things to do in West Omaha with kids

You don’t have to spend much money to have a lot of family fun in Omaha. In fact, there are plenty of free thing to do in Omaha!

Free things to do with kids in West Omaha - Visit Boys Town and its Hall of History
Hall of History at Boys Town
  • Boys Town Hall of History, West Dodge Road between 144th and 132nd streets (also, stop in the Visitor Center to see the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps)
  • Chalco Hills Recreation Area, South 154th Street
  • Heflinger Park (BMX biking), 11111 West Maple Road
  • Heron Haven, 11809 Old Maple Road, has easy trails to explore, bird blinds, and a neat boardwalk
  • Ta Ha Zouka Skate Park, 905 Elkhorn Drive, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • Vibes Summer Concert Series at Village Pointe, 17305 Davenport St., Thursdays during the summer at 6:30 p.m.
  • Westwood Heights splash garden, 12334 Seldin Drive (seasonal)

Since you saved some money, you can feel guilt free about taking the kiddos to get a donut in West Omaha, right?

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Fun places for active kids in West Omaha

You’ll be charged admission or pay by the hour, but you can still have a pretty great time out.

  • Common Grounds, 1701 Veterans Dr., Elkhorn, Neb., open swim
  • Bounce U, 11144 Q St.
  • GO! Kids Gym, 4223 S. 120th St. UPDATE: Business will close after April 28, 2024.
  • Goldfish Swim School, 2502 S. 133rd Plaza. They have open swims from time to time.
  • Kids Cave Play Cafe, 2920 N. 118th St., Suite 106
  • Kids Plays, 3001 S. 144th St. (inside Oak View Mall), indoor playground
  • Koch Family Tennis Center, 12440 West Maple Road
  • Mockingbird Hill Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Drive, has Family Fun Swim on the first Saturday of every month (November-April) from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Montclair Community Center and Pool, 2304 S 135th Ave., open swim
  • MW Climbing, 2809 S. 125th Ave., Suite 297
Kids activities in - Ride the Ferris wheel at Schools, a sporting goods store at Village Pointe shopping center in West Omaha. Rides are inexpensive.
Scheels Ferris Wheel
  • Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave., is a great space for families with younger kids. Toddler Gym Time, for kids 6 years older and younger with an adult, are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $1 per adults; kids are free.
  • Scheels ferris wheel, 17202 Davenport St., rides are inexpensive
  • Storm Chasers games at Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Neb. Younger kids will love the Family Fun Zone. They can play, climb and get all sorts of pent-up energy out. Check the Storm Chasers’ schedule for fun promotions for kids, as well (like fireworks!). Werner Park is also home to Union Omaha, the city’s professional soccer team (though they will be building their own stadium soon enough).
  • We Rock The Spectrum, 10717 Virginia Plaza, Suite 113, an indoor playground
  • Zorinsky Aquatic Center, 3808 156th St. (open seasonally), this city-owned aquatic center is especially popular since it has water slides.
Fun things to do with kids in Omaha - Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is a West Omaha destination for families.
Urban Air Trampoline Park

Kids entertainment in West Omaha

Now that my kids are tweens and teens, they love going to entertainment centers, where they can play games to win tickets, challenge their friends to laser tag, and eat a lot of food.

  • Amazing Pizza Machine,13955 S. Plaza, you’ll find indoor go-carts at Amazing Pizza Machine, as well as arcade games and VR. And as the name implies, they serve pizza and other food at Amazing Pizza Machine. It’s buffet-style, and dessert is included.
  • Boulder Creek Amusement Park, 14208 S St., play outdoor putt putt at Boulder Creek Amusement Park, or take a few swings at the batting cage.
  • Bowlero Elkhorn, 20902 Cumberland Drive, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • Dave & Buster’s, 2502 S. 133rd Plaza, Omaha
  • Medieval Putt, 20915 Cumberland Drive, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • Papio Fun Park, 210 E. Lincoln St., Papillion, Neb., outdoor go-carts, miniature golf (outdoors), laser tag, and more
  • Prehistoric Putt, 11134 Q St., there are two indoor putt putt courses to choose from, as well as soccer pool.
  • Sky Zone Omaha, 4215 S. 133rd St., trampolines
  • Sparetime Omaha, 17202 Lakeside Hills Plaza, in addition to a bowling alley, there are arcade games, laser tag, and escape rooms. Sparetime has a restaurant and pizza shop.
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, 15364 Weir St.
A course at Prehistoric Putt has a tall dinosaur on it, and a slide nearby
Prehistoric Putt

Arts and craft studios that welcome kids and teens

For kids who just love to create there are these artsy places. Most are drop-in, but it doesn’t hurt to call ahead to make sure there’s space for you and your kids.

  • It’s Your Pottery, 2518 S. 132nd St.
  • The Candle House, 112 N. McKenna Ave., Gretna, Neb.
  • The Makery, 2100 W. Center Road, Suite 1101
Looking for things to do in Omaha? Check out the fun attractions, entertainment venues and more that are located in West Omaha, a suburb of the city. Here are 25+ things to do, including free activities and inexpensive options. #guide #Omaha #Nebraska

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