Explore! is our guide to daytrip-worthy excursions outside of the Omaha area. This calendar lists attractions across Nebraska and surrounding states, cities, and towns.

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September/October 2018 Explore!

September 5, 2018 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!

Nebraska The Museum Builders: A Story of Fossils and Friendship Through summer 2019 at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Visitors can learn about the history of paleontology […]

July/August 2018 Explore!

June 20, 2018 · Posted In: Explore!, Omaha Magazine

Nebraska Uncle Sam Jam! July 3 at Oak Lake Park, First and Charleston streets, Lincoln. Bring the whole family to Lincoln’s official celebration of Independence Day, featuring food, music, fireworks, and more. 402-441-7547. —lincoln.ne.gov  Annual […]

2018 May/June Explore!

May 2, 2018 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!, Omaha Magazine

Nebraska Cranes: Taking Flight Through May 13 at the Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., Kearney. This showcase contains various art forms aimed at capturing the magic of the annual migration of the sandhill crane […]

2018 March/April Explore!

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!, Omaha Magazine

Nebraska Marvelous Maples Through March 10 at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, 611 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City. Guests will learn how maple syrup is made and be able to sample sap straight from the tree […]

2018 January/February Explore!

December 27, 2017 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!, Omaha Magazine

Nebraska Winter Fun Exhibit Weekends in January at Arbor Lodge Mansion, 2611 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City. Explore special displays filled with antique ice skates, sleds, snow shoes, and more. Learn the history of these favorite […]

2017 November/December Explore!

October 29, 2017 · Posted In: Explore!

State of Nebraska Nebraska: Thomas Hart Benton—MONA Collection. Through Feb. 25, Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., Kearney. Celebrate Nebraska’s 150th statehood anniversary with this MONA exhibit, which will show the only 28-piece set of […]

2017 September/October Explore!

September 1, 2017 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!, Omaha Magazine

State of Nebraska Apple Jack Festival Sept. 15-17, various locations, Nebraska City. Drawing 60,000-80,000 people to Nebraska City every year, this festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest. Named one of the Top 10 Fall […]

July/August 2017 Explore

July 6, 2017 · Posted In: Calendar, Explore!

Nebraska The Good Living Tour July and August, various locations. The third-annual ambitious concert series, produced by Hear Nebraska, connects Nebraska talent to Nebraska towns, encouraging the growth of the state’s music industry. Concerts will […]

2017 May/June Explore

May 1, 2017 · Posted In: Explore!

Nebraska Buddy Guy. May 4 at Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy will showcase his highly acclaimed guitar talent and vocals. […]