Photos by Ryan Soderlin, Rebecca S. Gratz, Kent Sievers, Eric Francis, Lauritzen Gardens, Kiley Cruse, Matt Miller and Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Excerpt from the “Omaha: We Don’t Coast” magazine: omaha.com/chamber
Daycation stagnation? That’s just not a problem here. Our many world-class attractions, including the Omaha Children’s Museum and Lauritzen Gardens, are ever-changing, continually upping the experience to keep the masses engaged, entertained and coming back for more. Our landscape inspires and broadens horizons, too – from lofty Hummel Park to sprawling Lake Zorinsky, and countless points in between.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium – Ranked one of the best zoos in the world by TripAdvisor, it thrives in unleashing the new. This exciting evolution includes the opening of their spectacular Children’s Adventure Trails exhibit.
Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari – Henry Doorly Zoo’s park showcases North American species, including bison, black bears, eagles, wolves, elk, deer and sandhill cranes.
Fontenelle Forest – One of the largest natural deciduous forests in Nebraska, constantly growing and changing – in nature’s way.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – Home to a powerful collection of military aircraft and artifacts and one of our tried-and-true attractions. The museum now salutes its ties to the former Strategic Air Command with a recent name change.
More Options For Day Escapes
- The Durham Museum
- The Loess Hills Scenic Byway
- El Museo Latino
- Historic Florence
- Fort Atkinson
- Union Pacific Museum