19 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR OFFUTT AFB
By Sean Bess
IntroductionYour 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 AFBThere’s everything from youth programs, to sports, outdoor entertainment and travel with the Offutt AFB MWR.
Offutt AFB Golf Course
1. Willow Lakes Golf CourseOffutt AFB 12301 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone: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.
2. Fox Run Golf Course3001 Macineery Dr. Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: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 Course6232 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68106
Phone:1 (402) 444-4683 The Elmwood Golf Course is an 18-hole course that covers 4,598 yards.
4. Milt's Golf Center6402 Q. St. Omaha, NE 68117
Phone: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
5. Offutt Field House308 Looking Glass Ave. Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone: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 - Bellevue1402 Harlan Dr. Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: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 Fitness10622 S. 15th St. Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone: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
8. Marcus Twin Creek Cinema3909 Raynor Pkwy. Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone: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.
9. AMC Council Bluffs 173220 23rd Ave. Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: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 Theater1340 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: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
11. Peacekeeper Lanes Bowling Center106 Peacekeeper Dr. Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Phone: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 Park600-624 Combs Rd. Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: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 Park151 W. 26th Ave. Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: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.
14. Offutt AFB ITT Office406 Custer Drive Offutt AFB, NE
Phone: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 & Rides7003 Q. St. Omaha, NE 68117
Phone: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 Park14208 S. St. Omaha, NE 68137
Phone:(940) 676-4161 Boulder Creek Amusement Park offers visitors rock climbing, two miniature golf courses, batting cages, snack bars and more.
Offutt AFB Museums
17. The Durham Museum801 S 10th St. Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: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 Museum2200 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: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 Museum500 S. 20th St. Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: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.
ConclusionWe 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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