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
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
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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