By Sean Bess


Your new installation at Offutt Air Force Base is only a short drive from the first- and second-largest cities in Nebraska, so whether you are looking for something to do solo or with a group you are sure to find a wonderful variety of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from. Below, each of the activities in the area have been organized into categories. You can click any of the categories to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around Offutt AFB. (1-4) Golfing (5-7) Gyms (8-10) Movie Theaters (11) Bowling Alleys (12-13) Parks, Rivers and Lakes (14-16) Nearby Attractions (17-19) Museums Suggested Read: Offutt AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center 

Things to Do Near Offutt AFB

There’s everything from youth programs, to sports, outdoor entertainment and travel with the Offutt AFB MWR. Offutt AFB Golf Course

Offutt AFB Golf Course

1. Willow Lakes Golf Course

Offutt AFB 12301 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123


1 (402) 294-3530 Willow Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. This course offers two practice putting greens, a driving range, club storage, golf carts, golf scooters, lockers, club fitting, golf instruction, golf club rentals and The Grill at Willow Lakes, which serves breakfast and lunch.

Council Bluffs

2. Fox Run Golf Course

3001 Macineery Dr. Council Bluffs, IA 51501


1 (712) 366-4653 Fox Run Golf Course opened in 1985 and offers events and tournaments, as well as a driving range, a putting green and a short game area with a sand bunker.


3. Elmwood Golf Course

6232 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68106


1 (402) 444-4683 The Elmwood Golf Course is an 18-hole course that covers 4,598 yards.

4. Milt's Golf Center

6402 Q. St. Omaha, NE 68117


1 (402) 731-2001 Milt's Golf Center is a nine-hole golf course with a 16-acre practice facility. This course includes: putting green, chipping green, practice bunker, driving range, lessons, rental clubs, rental cars, pull carts, snack bar, bar and a pro shop. Offutt AFB Gym

Offutt AFB Gym

5. Offutt Field House

308 Looking Glass Ave. Offutt AFB, NE 68113


1 (402) 294-5413 Offutt Field House boasts tennis courts, a soccer pitch, lockers and showers, cycling classes, a swimming pool, coed saunas, four racquetball courts, two basketball courts, two volleyball courts and more.


6. Blue Moon Fitness - Bellevue

1402 Harlan Dr. Bellevue, NE 68005


1 (402) 401-6165 Blue Moon Fitness - Bellevue offers visitors group fitness classes, small group training, personal training, a women’s only area, a cardio cinema room, tanning beds, massage chairs and more.

7. Planet Fitness

10622 S. 15th St. Bellevue, NE 68123


1 (402) 715-5188 Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases and 20% off purchases at reebok.com. Offutt AFB Movie Theater

Offutt AFB Movie Theater 


8. Marcus Twin Creek Cinema

3909 Raynor Pkwy. Bellevue, NE 68123


1 (402) 827-8946 Marcus Twin Creek Cinema offers moviegoers the “Ultra Screen DLX” theater, which has massive screens, luxurious recliners and Dolby Atmos sound.

Council Bluffs

9. AMC Council Bluffs 17

3220 23rd Ave. Council Bluffs, IA 51501


1 (712) 325-8924 AMC Council Bluffs 17 boasts the AMC signature recliners, reserved seating, Dolby Cinema theaters and fully stocked concession stands.

10. Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater

1340 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE 68102


1 (402) 933-0259 Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater is a nonprofit cinema that shows independent films, foreign films and classic films, and hosts special events with filmmakers. Offutt AFB Bowling Alley

Offutt AFB Bowling Alley

11. Peacekeeper Lanes Bowling Center

106 Peacekeeper Dr. Offutt AFB, NE 68113


1 (402) 294-2514 Peacekeeper Lanes Bowling Center is a 20-lane bowling alley. Make sure to take a break from bowling with friends and family to enjoy the arcade or a menu item at The Kegler Kafe.

Parks, Rivers and Lakes


12. Jewell Dog Park

600-624 Combs Rd. Bellevue, NE 68005


1 (402) 293-3122 Jewell Dog Park is a fenced-in dog park that includes separate play areas for small dogs and large dogs.

13. Thompson Park

151 W. 26th Ave. Bellevue, NE 68005


1 (402) 293-3122 For those looking for something to do outdoors, Thompson Park boasts a basketball court, a playground, tennis courts, a picnic area and a gazebo. Attractions Near Offutt AFB

Attractions Nearby 

Offutt AFB

14. Offutt AFB ITT Office

406 Custer Drive Offutt AFB, NE


1 (402) 294-4049 Let Offutt AFB's Information, Tickets & Travel office take your vacations to the next level while saving you money. Here you can find discounted tickets to attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, LEGOLAND Florida and many more.


15. Fun-Plex Waterpark & Rides

7003 Q. St. Omaha, NE 68117


1 (402) 331-8436 Fun-Plex Waterpark & Rides offers adventure-seekers a water park with slides, a wave pool and a lazy river. Also, the park boasts go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, mini golf, a carousel, a tilt-a-whirl and more.

16. Boulder Creek Amusement Park

14208 S. St. Omaha, NE 68137


(940) 676-4161 Boulder Creek Amusement Park offers visitors rock climbing, two miniature golf courses, batting cages, snack bars and more. Offutt AFB Museum

Offutt AFB Museums


17. The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St. Omaha, NE 68108


1 (402) 444-5071 The Durham Museum occupies Omaha’s former Union Station and highlights local history while also playing host to several traveling exhibits. While you are there, make sure to stop by the train station's original soda parlor and enjoy a sweet treat.

18. Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68102


1 (402) 342-3300 If you are in the mood for a fine arts museum, then look no further than the Joslyn Art Museum. The museum first opened in 1931 and currently houses a number of galleries, as well as a theater and a cafe.

19. Omaha Children's Museum

500 S. 20th St. Omaha, NE 68102


1 (402) 342-6164 Omaha Children's Museum emphasizes learning through play. The mission behind the museum’s various exhibits is to “inspire, educate, and delight” the children who visit.


We are sure that your new home at Offutt AFB will give you plenty of opportunities to get out and go exploring. The neighboring cities around Offutt AFB provide residents with a variety of indoor and outdoor options that are sure to keep you, your family and friends engaged. Whatever your preferences, there are several spots waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.  

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