June 24, 2016

Living History At Fort Atkinson In Nebraska

One of the first rooms you'll likely enter when you first get there is the Colonel's office.

Fort Atkinson is a Nebraska State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun, which is a short drive north of Omaha. Considering how close it is to Omaha, it’s been a major oversight that I’ve never visited, especially since there are monthly events that are incredibly interesting for families. You can visit any time of year to explore the fort, but for I cannot recommend enough that you try to time a … [More...]

June 23, 2016

Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend

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This weekend’s hand-picked family events are easy on the pocket books: Two are totally FREE and one is a musical and arts festival that has the lowest ticket price possible for what you all get. Here are three fun things to do with the kids this weekend:   Princess Party When: Friday, 2 to 3 p.m. Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St. Why: Your daughter is … [More...]

June 22, 2016

Big List Of Kid-Friendly Events In July

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Summertime in the Omaha area means baseball, fireworks, air shows and a ton of free kid-friendly events. Check out all the fun things to do in July on this list! Pin the image so you can revisit it - I'll update as more are shared with me. Have a family-friendly July event you'd like listed? Send me an email with the date, location and cost and I'll add it! Email ohmyomaha (at) gmail (dot) … [More...]

June 21, 2016

The Apollon Art Space In Omaha

Farley chatting with the hare before the show began. Or had it already begun when we arrived?

Omaha’s vibrant performing arts scene has just about every kind of theater I could hope for: We’ve got the classics, the traditional musicals, contemporary theater, improv, and interactive dinner theater. It’s the last one I’m going to write about. Well. Not really. Come to think of it, it's a bit improv, and definitely contemporary, and there was some song and dance... The Apollon Art … [More...]

June 21, 2016

Family-Friendly Hotel Near Amana Colonies

The shallow kids pool included a waterslide, fountain and waterspouts to play with.

Just off Interstate 80 on the exit for the Amana Colonies in Central Iowa, families will see the huge sign for Wasserbahn Waterpark. We were expecting a laid back weekend exploring a National Historic Landmark - who knew there'd be waterslides involved. We were invited to stay at the Ramada … [More...]

June 20, 2016

6 Omaha Fun Runs For Families

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Kim's note: This is a special guest post featuring some of the fun runs coming up that are suitable for families. Happy running! Running a 5K used to be a pretty straightforward morning event geared toward serious runners, but that mentality is starting to change. Large production style race … [More...]