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BEATRICE-  HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT
NE-4, Unincorporated Gage County   402.223.3514

www.nps.gove/home
COST:  FREE
HOURS:  Check website for hours
Exhibits chronicle the significant changes brought by the Homestead Act of 1862 which encouraged Westward Expansion.   The Heritage Center tells the story of the hardships and joy of homesteaders.  The Visitor Center has a log cabin (built in 1867) and many farm related exhibits.  Walk around in the tall prairie grass to get a feel for how the pioneers might have seen the land. 
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-  The kids loved the tall prairie grasses.  They found the museum to be interesting and learned a lot.

HASTINGS-  HASTINGS MUSEUM
1330 N. Burlington, Hastings    800.508.4629

www.hastingsmuseum.org
COST:  $7 (age 13 - 59), $6 (age 60+), $5 (age 3 - 12)   There is an additional fee for the theater.
HOURS:  Check website for hours
The Museum is actually comprised of the main museum, a planetarium, Groundwater Discovery Adventure, and a theater.  Learn the history of the local area, as well as the local wildlife.    Interactive Kool Aid & Cowboy areas.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-  The kids enjoyed the interactive areas;  lots of hands-on stuff to do. 

Family Friendly Travel Tip:
Older children can use time in the car or airplane to learn a new craft.  There are some great books about learning to knit, crochet and cross-stitch.  Your child will be occupied and have a sense of accomplishment when they have completed a project by the end of the journey.

 

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Familyfriendlyamerica.com is dedicated to providing reviews and information aimed at families.  The reviews are primarily travel based;  such as hotels, restaurants and activities.  We have a variety of activities depending upon the state requested;  from historical to theme parks and everything in between.  Each state also includes an information page.  This  page displays fun facts about each state.   Each state also includes a listing of Kids Eat Free (or at a discount) restaurants.  Our database is continually growing and changing.