3701 South 10th Street Omaha, NE 68107 +1 402 733 8400
Readers of Disney-owned Family Fun Magazine recently named this the "#1 Family Friendly Vacation Spot in the U.S." After visiting, you will understand why. Where else can you stroll through the world's largest man-made jungle; view sharks and other deep sea inhabitants through a glass-enclosed, walk-through tunnel; take a Lozier IMAX Theatre adventure to the top of Mt. Everest; and view hundreds of birds flying freely in a mesh aviary the size of four football fields; all in one afternoon?
28210 West Park Highway Ashland, NE 68003 +1 402 944 3100
More than 30 aircrafts are on display in this 300,000 square foot facility, including the SR-71 "Blackbird" and the B-36 "Peacemaker." This historic collection is a celebration of aviation and the men and women who served at Nebraska's Strategic Air Command. The museum features tours, films, audio/visual programs, interactive exhibits, flight simulators, snack bar, gift shop and an Aircraft Restoration Gallery. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits and special events.
801 South 10th Street Omaha, NE 68108 +1 402 444 5071
Take a step back in time with a visit to this totally renovated art deco-style train station. Formerly known as Union Station, the museum boasts over 65,000 square feet of exhibits including the Byron Reed Coin and Document Collection, The Trans-Mississippi Exposition Gallery, restored train cars, a teepee, an earth lodge and more. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Temporary exhibitions are also offered.
724 South 12th Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 341 7130
Three open and well-lit galleries dominate this warehouse-style art studio situated just south of the Old Market shopping and restaurant district. Admission to this art center is free. The building also serves as studio space and housing for artists chosen from applicants all over the world. The Bemis School of Art offers classes for budding artists of all ages. This gallery is also available for rent and is a great place to host a party or reception.
1111 North Bellevue Boulevard Bellevue, NE 68005 +1 402 731 3140
Watch the mystery of natural events unfold before you. This popular wooded area occupies 1400 acres of beautiful Nebraska forest and floodplains situated along the Missouri River. Sixteen miles of trails meander through picturesque land for hikers and birdwatchers. The visitor center offers interactive educational exhibits, a one-mile wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, a gift shop and more. Facilities for parties, meetings and receptions are also available.
28500 West Park Highway Ashland, NE 68003 +1 402 944 2523
This beautiful state park covering 700 acre of verdant land with two lakes has all that an outdoor lover could ask for. Fishing, hiking, swimming, horseback trail rides, indoor driving range and more is available all year round. Special winter fun includes sledding, cross country skiing and ice skating. For a different taste, you can book the dinner and theater package. This popular park overlooking the Platte river valley also offers cozy, modern cabins are for rent.
1203 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 444 5955
Nestled amidst the architectural variety of downtown Omaha, this park and urban playground is a magnet for both locals and visitors. Home to the annual Holiday Lights Festival, this 10 acre well-designed attraction has walking paths, lagoons, waterfalls, amphitheater, sculpture and gardens.The sandy playground and horseshoe pit mean more fun for kids. Just a few blocks from the Old Market with free admission, it is a great place for just a stroll.
Variety is the name of the game. Try your hand at a miniature golf course filled with sand traps and water hazards, scale the 24-foot climbing wall or perfect your swing in the batting cage. Boulder Creek caters to both children and adults with an emphasis on family entertainment. The center can also be reserved for birthday parties and corporate outings, complete with catered meals.
Landmarks and monuments pay tribute to the religious pioneers who traveled the 1,300 miles of the Mormon Trail. The route took the Mormons along the northern edge of Omaha. This site, known as the Winter Quarters, is a significant stop; it marks the pioneers' winter camp of 1846. The more than 600 Mormons who died here due to the harsh weather are buried in a nearby cemetery. Free daily tours detail this historic trek.
7003 Q Street Omaha, NE 68117 +1 402 331 8436/+1 800 353 4180(Toll Free)
Omaha's largest water park and ride complex features a variety of games and activities. Take a ride down the Typhoon water slides, float around in the Lazy River, or ride the waves of the Motion Ocean. Land-lovers may choose to zip around the go-cart track, ride the state's only roller coaster, or enjoy a classic ride on the Carousel. Fun Plex offers many other attractions to please any member of the family, big or small. See website or call for admission prices and other information.
This short course sits just to the east of a
busy shopping center. Any long balls may put passing drivers at risk. The par 3, 9 hole course totals 1,246 yards and welcomes beginners who may be working on ...
Catch the latest box office favorite at Omaha's first cineplex,
run by Douglas Theatres Company. Fortunately, all eight theaters in the building have been remodeled to include modern movie systems and comfort. Stadium style seating ensures there is not ...
This hotel is a great choice for those visiting family
or friends in West Omaha. Business travelers will also love the location, with AT&T, Enron, First Data, U S West and many other area companies just a short drive ...