Growing older has a lot going for it; you’ve gotten smarter, have more experience, and aren’t as excitable as the younger crowd. The respect that people automatically feel in the presence of their seniors offers another great benefit to old age: senior discounts.
Keep reading to discover 10 great Nebraska destinations that enjoy showing how they appreciate the senior crowd with cash saving discounts.
1. International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Quilt House, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus, houses the world's biggest publicly held quilt collection. Quilts date from the 1700s to now and come from over 45 countries. Enjoy exhibitions drawn from the collections, a digital gallery, home quilt care information and a nice discount for seniors.
2. Jim Ager Memorial Junior Golf Course
Grandparents will love that junior golfers are the focus at this 9-hole course. It’s first come, first tee off and every hole is a Par 3. The course is great fun for all ages and is close to downtown. The course is a great family outing if you have grandkids who are just learning the game.
3. Lost in Fun!
It’s a great way to spend the day with the grandchildren! An outdoor/indoor play land. Enjoy endless fun for the kids and the grandparents. They’ll enjoy Play-sets, Inflatables, Jumping Pillow, Foam Pit, Ball Pit, Fun Gym, Laser Maze, Arcade Area, Snack Area, and lots more – including a discount for seniors.
4. American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum
Germans from Russia were attracted to Lincoln by the climate and farm societies. By 1914, more than one-third of Lincoln's people was made up of these immigrants and their children. This museum is dedicated to preserving their unique culture and contains the international society offices, archives, and special displays.
5. Antelope Park
Antelope Park is an especially pretty park with extensive facilities that include rose gardens, Sunken Gardens, fountains, public art, Lincoln Children's Zoo, a play center, a golf course, Veterans Memorial Garden, trails system, and a universally accessible playground area. Admission is free.
The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is an extraordinary network of Arboretum locations, parks, historic properties and public landscapes networked together to enrich Nebraska through the beauty and glory of plant life.
7. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City is the estate of J. Sterling Morton who founded Arbor Day. This park includes a historical mansion, arboretum, Italian terraced garden, a log cabin, hiking trails, and a carriage house.
8. Bluestem State Recreation Area
This 742-acre area has gorgeous spots for picnicking or camping. It also has a lake, making it the perfect spot for an easily accessed getaway. Fishermen especially enjoy Bluestem, which has stocked the 325-acre lake with fish. Picnicking, camping and other activities are also available.
9. Bryson's Airboat Tours
Take a ride on the Platte River, one of the nation's most beautiful rivers. See bald eagles, blue herons, whitetail deer and more in their natural habitat. Tours last approximately one hour.
10. Burlington Antique Mall
For a unique shopping experience visit Burlington Antiques and the many Haymarket area shops, art galleries and restaurants.
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