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Weekend Fun For Active, History-Loving Families

Get moving and exploring history this weekend in Omaha! Here are three fun and kid-friendly activities to check out, including a active fun at the Downtown YMCA, lots of walking around as your explore Fort Atkinson during the living history

End of Summer Carnival


When: Friday, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown YMCA, 430 S. 20th St.

Why: You’re looking for something that will get the kids moving, and you just happen to love the price of admission (it’s FREE)

Who’d like this: Families on a budget; kids of all ages; active families


Living History Re-Enactment


Ft. Atkinson spinning wheel

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St., Fort Calhoun, Neb.

Why: You’re big history fans or you’re just looking for something different to do. A historical re-enactment is definitely something different to do around here. Read about the experience in a post I recently wrote about the fort here.

Who’d like this: History buffs; school-age kids; active families (there is a lot of walking)

Tip: You’ll need a Nebraska State Parks pass (annual or day) to drive into Fort Atkinson.


National Root Beer Float Day

Durham Museum logo

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Why: There’s definitely something fun about having a root beer float while seated at an old-fashioned soda fountain. (OK, technically, you’ll still need to pay museum admission, but once you’re in, you can get the float for free.)

Who’d like this: People with a sweet tooth; kids of all ages

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