Drive from Chicago: 6 hours and 45 minutes to 7 hours and 20 minutes
What to see:
- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has the largest indoor aquarium in a zoo, North America’s largest indoor rainforest and the world’s largest indoor desert. Reserve tickets online. Masks required for ages 5 and up.
- Take a breather at Fontenelle Forest, a 1400-acre forest featuring hiking trails and a nature center. With a stroller-friendly boardwalk, this is a perfect way to enjoy nature with littles. Kids 4 and up can enjoy TreeRush Adventure Park, climbing and zip lining fun with bridges, zip lines and swings made from wood, cable and rope.
Read the full list at Chicago Parent