1716 N. Diers
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (308) 381-8111
Fax: (308) 381-4567
Spanning six acres (2.43 hectares), Island Oasis Water Park is a sprawling haven of water-filled fun. From getting swept-away at the mammoth wave pool to testing your adrenaline at the high-speed water slides or simply chilling out in the lazy river, there's plenty of things to do here. Miniature slides and free play areas ensure that the little ones have as much fun as the young at heart. For a little beach feel, there's a sand volleyball court as well. A diverse choice of food and drink outlets ensure that you have enough fuel to keep you charged throughout. Managed by the city government, Island Oasis Water Park is considered to be one of the best in the region.
Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center was established to protect and preserve the habitat of cranes and other migratory birds frequenting region. A haven for birding and photography enthusiasts, the sprawling reserve offers fantastic opportunities to observe and know more about these majestic birds. The center offers a series of tours during the migration season, taking visitors up close to the habitat of the Sandhill Cranes. Besides this, the reserve also has a well-maintained butterfly garden and offers tours of native wildlife. Call for more information.
Palmer Site is an important archaeological site near Palmer. It is sometimes referred as the Skidi Pawnee Village and 25-HW-1. It is among the largest discovered Skidi villages in the state. The Skidi were a part of the Pawnee tribe who inhabited the land from 1804 to 1844. It was abandoned after that and rediscovered during the 1930s. It features 145 lodges, artifacts, a burial ground and an uncultivated land. It is said to be the finest examples of Pawnee community in Nebraska.