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 a great variety of fun activities for the whole family. As you’d expect there’s go-karts, but that’s not all. They have two different types of race tracks. The standard track features a multi-level figure eight with the option of single or tandem karts. The slick... 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. For the 2022 Concession Schedule, click here! For the 2022 Ride Schedule, click here! The historic carousel provides fun and laughter for kids of all ages as... View On Map

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

Dusty Trails River Outfitting

Dusty Trails gets Buffalo Bill’s coveted Buffalo of Approval for being a genius. It takes a genius to realize that the prefect vessel for a lazy river float is an empty cattle tank. It’s not totally empty; it’ll get filled with chairs, benches, coolers, and friends for a great day on the river. So if you’re looking for a unique... View On Map

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Tanking
  • Tubing

Dusty Trails Stables and Outfitting

Dusty Trails is Nebraska’s premier outfitter located in North Platte at the Nebraska Game and Parks Buffalo Bill State Historical Park and Recreation Area. They provide a number of exciting outdoor experiences ranging from horseback riding through Buffalo Bill’s original ranch, floating the iconic North Platte River in a tube, tank, kayak, or canoe, or just hanging out with their... View On Map

  • Horseback Riding
  • Petting Zoo

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

Community Events Maranatha Camp and Retreat Center located south of Maxwell offers a variety of events open to the public. During the winter, their Community Skate Nights, hosted on many Friday nights, are very popular. They are stocked with sizes from toddler clip-ons to men’s 13. Activities include a 30-foot climbing wall,  a bouncy castle, games (including 9-square-in-the-air and gaga... 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 on East Fourth Street 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

The Vault – Escape Games of Nebraska

The Vault is North Platte’s premier escape experience. Bring your team. Bring your brain. Play the Game. Do you have what it takes? Don’t bank on it!! An escape game is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a... View On Map

WB’s Fun Center and Blitz Sports Bar

Bowling is fun,  but WB’s doesn’t get Buffalo Bill’s coveted Buffalo of Approval just for having some bowling lanes. No siree, WB’s is a great stop for so much more than that. In addition to the best bowling for several counties Wild Bill’s also has an arcade and laser tag. Schedule a birthday party, family gathering or just spend an... View On Map

  • Arcade Games
  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag