I have never been to the Nation's Midsection. I am flying into Omaha and headed to Ames, Iowa for a competition with my 11 year old. We are Pittsburgh/Florida Natives. We will have a few hours to kill on Wed and a little more on Sunday. Is there anything I should make sure to see or stop by real quick? I love Laura Ingalls and thought about trying to make a quick stop at a historical sight, but it doesn't look like anything is really worth the detour.
My son is an outdoors kind of nature loving animal kid. He would love to see a prairie, some animals we don't see at home, any cool geological formations, bodies of water we may only ever see on a map, or any strange roadside attraction type of thing. It is not likely we will ever be out this way again. Is there anything just SO Iowa/Nebraska that I should take him to see? He is going to remember this trip forever and I want to make it special.