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My sister-in-law drove our two families from Omaha to the small farm town of Fremont, Neb., population 25,000.

Why, you ask, would we drive 30-45 minutes outside metropolitan Omaha? Because little Fremont has built a state-of-the-art Splash Station Family Fun Pool. According to this Omaha World-Herald story, the town issued almost $6 million in bonds to pay for the center, which replaced Fremont's aging pool.

The center is much more than a pool, featuring two giant water slides, a wave pool and a variety of other water attractions. You might think of it as a miniature Schlitterbahn. Paula said it reminded her of Splashway Water Park in Sheridan, although I haven't been there.

This center offered affordable family fun. We paid about $30 for five kids and three adults. (My nephew under the age of 5 was free.) I assume Fremont plans to pay off the bond, which voters approved, through the user fees.

Check out the linked news article with the photo. Don't you think Victoria should consider an amenity such as this?