Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Find fun for the whole family in North Platte. These attractions provide education and entertainment for kids and the whole family in a fun, safe, environment. Activities like go-karts, bowling, arcade, and children’s rides mean the kids will have a great time on their visit.

Cody Go-Karts

Cody Go-Karts gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval. You know why? It’s because they offer tons of great activities for the whole family. As you’d expect there’s go-karts, but just having go-karts isn’t good enough. There’s two different tracks. The standard track features a multi-level figure eight with the option of single or tandem karts. The slick track course offers... View On Map

  • Bumper Boats
  • Chicken Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Go-Karts
  • Hi-Ball
  • Video Games
  • Water Slides

Cody Park, North Platte

You know why Cody Park, including the Carousel and children’s rides get the coveted Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval? Because they’re a great time for not just the kids but the whole family. The historic carousel is a ton of fun for kids of all ages as they ride around on beautifully carved horses and other animals. In addition to... View On Map

  • Baseball
  • Camping
  • Carousel
  • Disc Golf
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Kiddie Rides
  • Playground
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife Sanctuary

Fort Cody Trading Post

Over the years roadside souvenir stands have been given a bad name, well this is one shop that’s worth the trip. It’s not just any souvenir shop, inside you’ll find a museum, a two-headed calf and a plethora of off the wall goodies to commemorate your trip. When it comes to Western souvenirs, Fort Cody Trading Post has everything, from... View On Map

  • Museum
  • Shopping

Maranatha Camp & Retreat Center

When they’re not running summer camps Camp Maranatha is open to the public for camping, motel-style lodging and recreation. Open from May through September they offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities that are open to anyone staying at their facility. If you’re looking for some fun in the water Camp Maranatha has a 40 acre lake that features tubing,... View On Map

  • Camping
  • Climbing Wall
  • Disc Golf
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Paintball
  • Swimming
  • Trap Shooting
  • Tubing
  • Water Slides

North Platte Area Children’s Museum

The North Platte Area Children’s Museum gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval. It’s simple to see why, there’s a bunch of great activities that will fire any kid’s imagination. For the medically inclined there’s a doctor’s office, complete with masks, gowns, gloves, and a super-sized operation game. If they’re interested in the heritage of the heartland there’s an interactive farming... View On Map

Rec Center and Cody Park Pool

The North Platte Rec Center is a large recreational venue that offers many opportunities for fitness, recreation, weight lifting, cardio exercise, racquet sports, yoga, and aerobics. The center incorporates a large swimming pool with water slide, hot tub and sauna. The double gymnasium accommodates two full-size basketball courts with seating for 150, locker rooms and a concession stand. Free childcare... View On Map

  • Basketball
  • Exercise
  • Swimming

Splash Pad in Memorial Park

The perfect place for small children to cool off on a hot summer day, the Betty Keenan Memorial splash pad is located right in Memorial Park at E. 4th St. in North Platte. The park and splash pad are free and open to everyone from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day during the summer. If you’re looking for a... View On Map

Wild Bill’s Wings & Bowling

Bowling is fun, wings are great, but Wild Bill’s doesn’t get Buffalo Bill’s coveted Buffalo of Approval for having tasty chicken and some bowling lanes. No siree, Wild Bill’s is a great stop for so much more than that. In addition to great wings and the best bowling for several counties Wild Bill’s also has a menu full of American... View On Map

  • Arcade Games
  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag