Fall into Fun Over Fall Break

PC: Levi Ventura

PC: Levi Ventura


With midterms rapidly approaching, it’s a relief to remember fall break is approaching just as quickly. This break, treat yourself to a new adventure and explore some of the many unique places Nebraska has to offer.

Although not as large as Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo has a lot to offer at a lower price. Their collection of over 400 animals include exotic species such as Galapagos tortoises, dromedary camels and American alligators. “If you’ve had a really stressful week and you miss your pets from home, it’s really nice to go and see the animals,” Karianna Aufderhar, a junior nursing major says. Admission to the zoo is $9.95 per person.

If you’d like a more traditional fall experience, check out Roca Berry Farm, Lancaster County’s oldest and largest pumpkin patch. The farm has a corn maze, a house of illusions, hayrides and many more activities. After 5 p.m. on weekends, Roca Berry Farm becomes Roca Scary Farm and offers frightening activities, including a haunted hayride and their “Psycho Path” walk. Daytime admission is $8.50 per person on weekdays and $11.50 on weekends.

For a quiet and educational fall activity, you can visit the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed to learn more about racing and automotive history. The museum has three stories of amazing car displays, engines and memorabilia.

On weekdays, tours are provided at 1 p.m. if a guide is available, but the museum is open for self-guided touring as well. Admission to the museum is $10 for students with student ID. Of course, fall isn’t complete without rich, warm comfort foods to help battle the chill. Grateful Bread/Freakbeat Vegetarian is the perfect place to drop by for a filling meal.

The restaurant offers a variety of baked goods, but is known for their speciality soups and macaroni-and-cheeses. The menu changes daily, so be sure to check out their Facebook page to see what’s being offered.

Due to Grateful Bread/Freakbeat Vegetarian’s popularity, it’s not uncommon for the line to be to the door, but don’t let that discourage you. The unique decor and delicious food make it well worth the wait!

Amanda McCarter is a senior studying biomedical science.