Sleep Inn & Suites
303 23rd. St.
Columbus, NE 68601-2761
Phone: (402) 562-5200
Fax: (402) 562-4329
West of McCool Junction, is the Junction Motor Speedway. It features a 0.375 mile (0.6 kilometer) dirt oval track and is well-constructed. Promoted and owned and by Delmar Friesen, it was built on a budget of about two million dollars. It hosts various motor races and events that are completely enthralling. Apart from being a great platform for professionals to participate, it serves as a visual treat to the audience. More details are available on the website of this terrific club.
Catch all the baseball and softball action at this 4000 plus capacity stadium. Regional as well as national tournaments are held here. Home to the local baseball team, the Lincoln Saltdogs, it's a great place to spend the weekend with family or friends. Make sure to carry your team's cap and cheer to your hearts content. Call for tournament and ticket details.
Located close to downtown Lincoln and adjacent to Antelope Park, this combination zoo and botanical garden is a fun and inexpensive way to spend a day with the kids. Don't expect the typical run down petting zoo, though: the collection of more than 300 animals contains a wide range of exotic beasts, including alligators, leopards, sloths and flamingos, just to name a few species. In addition to the animal exhibits, more than 400 species of plants are attractively displayed throughout the zoo. Kids can also ride on the zoo's miniature railroad, visit the gift shop or dine at Valentino's Safari Cafe. Check website for varying dates.
This is one of the top golf courses in the metro area. The outstanding care and meticulous greens set Indian Creek apart. The 27-hole, championship layout means golfers can play one of three different 18-hole courses. Water hazards and bunkers add to the challenge, while young trees may cut golfers a break. Tee times can be made seven days in advance.
Make sure the car windows sparkle before embarking on this drive-through adventure. A road leads visitors through several different lands featuring Sandhill Cranes, antelope, deer and a large buffalo herd. Although on display, most of the animals freely roam this corner of the county. A special section called Wolf Woods does require a short walk. While out of the car, be sure to check out the interactive nature exhibits and gift shop. All facilities are accessible to the physically challenged.
This beautiful state park covering 700 acres of verdant land with two lakes has all that an outdoor lover could ask for. Fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback trail rides, indoor driving range and more is available all year round. Special winter fun includes sledding, cross country skiing and ice skating. For a different taste, you can book the dinner and theater package. This popular park overlooking the Platte river valley also offers cozy, modern cabins are for rent.
Experienced golfers will find this par 70, 18-hole course very challenging. A thick rough borders its narrow fairways, while natural water hazards add to the difficulty level. Players may choose to warm up at the driving range or take a pre or post game break in the clubhouse. Another amenity here is a complete 18-hole, grass putting green, where you can practice to your heart's content.
Of the area's most challenging golf courses, this one offers the best views while playing it. Designer John LaFoy took advantage of the natural peaks, dips and lush setting of Nebraska's Platte River Valley. The championship course is diverse, featuring a half-island green on the 17th hole. You do not have to be the best of the best to play here. All skill levels are welcome. Players will appreciate the state-of-the-art practice range.
Nestled amid a growing suburb, this lake and recreation area sits on more than 1,000 acres of land. You will find baseball fields and a soccer field, features not available at similar city lakes. Of course, fishing and boating are the main attractions. Visitors also make good use of the biking and walking path. No matter the weather, bring along something to eat. Covered picnic areas ensure not even a rain shower will ruin your lunch or supper. Admission is free.
This championship course features 27 challenging holes. With 10,505 yards in play, the fairways are long and prove difficult for even the most experienced golfers. Designers Dave Barrett and Larry Hagewood built the bent grass course in 1989. A driving range, putting green and chipping area offer plenty of practice space. The clubhouse features a full bar and a restaurant.
Golfers can choose between two 9 hole courses at this location: The Meadows, a challenging par 3, or The Links, a par 32 executive course. Both date back to 1989 and were designed by Jeff Brauer. Each features bent grass with water in play. Prices run slightly higher at The Links. Golfers can relax in the clubhouse before or after the round.
Variety is the name of the game. Try your hand at a miniature golf course filled with sand traps and water hazards, scale the 24-foot climbing wall or perfect your swing in the batting cage. Boulder Creek caters to both children and adults with an emphasis on family entertainment. The center can also be reserved for birthday parties and corporate outings, complete with catered meals.