|Playtime in the parks|
The abundance of parks makes it easy for the whole family to recharge in the great outdoors. For large family events, book the lodge at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park or the resource and education center at Ponca State Park. Or head out to Nebraska’s largest state park (Fort Robinson State Park) for buffalo stew cookouts and Jeep rides through the majestic buttes.
Several historical park areas encompass fossil beds (Ashfall), frontier fortresses (Fort Hartsuff and Fort Atkinson) and even the grand mansion of a former statesman (Arbor Lodge). Wherever you are in the state, you won’t have to go very far to find a park getaway.