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Best Experience Gifts to Give in Omaha (ish)

***UPDATED 11/5/18 at 9:09 AM

For the person who has everything and doesn’t need more “stuff,” I’ve searched through several threads to find some of the best experience gifts available in Omaha covering people of all ages.

If I’m missing anything, please comment below or message me!

**Obviously these are my personal suggested age ranges for some of these activities and are fun for age groups outside what I recommend. I just didn’t want to put EVERYTHING in the “All Ages” category nor did I want to put duplicates in each age level, so as with everything in life use your best judgement!**

YOUNGER KIDS (0-5 years)

Backyard Playworld– Price is $8/child (1 year and up) and you get to play on the playsets and trampolines.

Go Kids Gym– Family memberships are $200 for the year and includes up to 2 children.

Jumpin’ Jax– $7/per child for an open bounce or buy jump session punch cards between $30-$125.

PE 101– Memberships are $130/child and $30 for each additional child.

Romp N’ Roll Monthly memberships are currently between $50-80/month for one child or you can buy passes for individual visits.

OLDER KIDS (6-10 years)

Bounce U– Individual visits are $9/per child and adults are free.

Kids Warrior Gym– Sign up for classes or open gym.

Skate Daze– Roller skating, laser tag, and indoor “playdazium”. Admission is $6-$8/per person depending on the day and skate rentals are extra.

Skyzone– Pricing ranges between $11-$23 per child for each visit.

Subscriptions– My oldest daughter received a Highlights subscription for her birthday and she loves getting mail every month. There’s a website called CrateJoy.com that is a listing directory of all subscription-based services.

Urban Air– Pricing ranges between $9-$24 per child for each visit.

OLDERER KIDS (11-15 years)

402 Collective– Lessons in guitar, drums, piano, strings, voice, and more.

Ax ThrowingFlying Timber, Axe Games, and Craft Axe Throwing are all local options. Most of them start at $20 per person/hr. Flying Timber requires a minimum of 12 years old and the other two start at 10 years old.

Guitar Center– Guitar and drum lessons.

Horseback Riding Lessons- There are several places that offer horseback riding lessons including Shady Lane Ranch, Country Trail Stables, Quail Run Horse Centre, and Ponca Hills Farm.

Ice Skating– Several places offer open ice skating including Moylan Iceplex, Grover Ice Rink, and Baxter Arena.

Joe’s Karting– Indoor go-karts with packages ranging from $15-$40. (Must be 14+)

Mad Cow Paintball– Rental packages from $17-$43/day depending on if you have your own gear or season passes for $160.

KIDS 16+

Big City Scavenger Hunt– Do a scavenger hunt with a group of friends for a total cost between $22-$110 based on the number of players. (up to 10)

Cooking Class– Offered at several places including Provisions by the Grey Plume, Sur La Table, Metro Community College, or Creme De La Creme.

Discovery Flight– Learn to basics and get introduced to flying an airplane.

Japanese Steak House– The most well-known in Omaha is Kobe Steakhouse, however, there’s also Genji.

Mount Crescent Ski Pass– Current price for a ski pass for the season is $199

Escape Room– Some of my favorites are Locked Room Escape Room and Entrap Games.

Event Tickets– Check for events at Centurylink, Pinnacle Bank Arena, or any other events through TicketMaster.

Skydiving– Let them go skydiving through the Lincoln Sport Parachute Club or the Crete Skydiving Center.

ADULTS

Beachbody On-Demand Subscription– I don’t sell Beachbody nor would I ever recommend paying $130 for their protein shake, but I do love their workouts. At $99/year it’s a heckuva lot cheaper than any gym membership and you may also need to pair it with a Google Chromecast. **Make sure the person you’re gifting this actually has requested it**

The Backline– Learn improv classes starting at $150 or attend shows for very reasonable prices.

Discover Omaha Tours- Take themed 4-hour tours with a group of friends including limo transportation, host/guide, and all the planning. You show up and are responsible for your food/drink (although each tour has a complimentary something). Price is around $95/per person with up to 4 guests.

The Dinner Detective Murder/Mystery Dinner Show– A 3-hour experience including a four-course dinner and a murder mystery. The actors may actually people seated among your table and you try to solve the mystery. The costs is $60 + 10% for taxes for each person.

Hot Air Balloon Rides– Book a hot air balloon ride with Soaring Sports or Scenic Wind Balloon Tours.

LASIK– I didn’t realize that it could be a good gift until someone recently mentioned it for their spouse, in which case, you can check out a recent article I did called I Consulted at 4 Popular LASIK Places and Here’s What I Thought.

Music Membership– To such services as Pandora or Spotify.

Running Race– For that runner in your family/friends, you can always pay their registration fee for a race. Destination races would be pretty cool, too. Find races by clicking here.

Subscription to Audible– $14.95/month for one audible credit for books. Great for those who travel, have long commutes, can’t read, or love to multi-task!

Subscription to Kindle Unlimited– For about $9.99/month you can give some unlimited access tons of ebooks. You can buy it in 6, 12, or 24 months increments as a gift.

ALL AGES

Approach Rock Wall Climbing Gym– Day passes ranging from $7-$17 per person or 10-visit passes for $50/toddlers and $125 for everyone else. Additionally, there are monthly and annual memberships.

Arts for All A non-profit that offers arts for all ages including music, dance, visual arts, writing and more at very reasonable prices.

Craft Experience– Purchase a class at a local craft studio including The MakeryCreate, Corky CanvasHeart and Soul, The Wonder Nook, or That Pottery Place.

Creighton Athletics Tickets– Purchase tickets to see Creighton in Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and more.

Fontenelle Forest– Household Memberships are $65 for 12 months.

Funplex Season Pass- Current rate if you purchase before December 31st is $89.95/per person for an unlimited season pass.

Great Wolfe Lodge in KS– Probably ideal for kids between 2-10 with rooms starting at $169 (including water park pass)

Henry Doorly ZooHousehold Memberships are $126/year

Husker Athletics Tickets (UNL)– Purchase tickets to see Husker’s volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, and of course, football.

Joslyn Art Museum– Family memberships are $60 to visit the exhibit, but they also offer art classes and other special events.

Lauritzen Gardens– Annual family memberships are $65 for the year.

Let’s Go Putt– Indoor miniature golf ranging from $5-$13 per person (depending on 18 or 36 hole) with a Prehistoric, Pirate, or Medieval theme.

Lifetime Fitness– Purchase a membership for a few months so kids can swim in the Winter or you can get a head start on your New Year’s resolution 😉

Maverick Athletic Tickets (UNO)– Buy tickets to UNO’s sporting events including hockey tickets.

Nebraska State Park Pass– Annual vehicle permit is $30/vehicle and duplicates are an addition $15/each. Additionally, you can also do the Venture Parks adventure which includes outdoor recreation areas available at a 4 State Parks.

Omaha Children’s Museum– Family Memberships are $119/year

Omaha Symphony– Season tickets available in various packages and individual event tickets offered.

Rose Theater– Family Memberships are $105/year including 4 tickets to each regular season show.

Staycation– Plan a time with your family to stay at a hotel (swim in the pool), eat out, and visit all the things you normally wouldn’t visit.

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum– Prices range from free-$12/per person and open 7 days a week.

Tickets to Event via Omaha Performing Arts– All types of performances for all ages- check the schedule.

Wildlife Safari– Annual memberships are $55 including household membership or grandparent memberships.

4 comments

  1. Rock brook Camera offers photography classes for all experience levels- great for the budding photographer!
    Also- ice skating isn’t just great for olderer kids- my 5 year old is in lessons at Moylan and loves it!

    1. Hi Jairren,

      Thanks, I’ll get Rockbrook added! I did consider putting ice skating in both places (among several others), but I really want to focus on which age group made up the majority of the demographic. Otherwise, I could have put A LOT under the “All Ages” category which is not really helpful. Hopefully, that makes sense!

  2. Corky Canvas and Corky Boards was one of our most memorable date nights! So fun. They also have kids classes too. This would be a great addition to your list.

    1. Added to the Craft experience section under “All Ages”. Thanks!

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