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Best parks in Omaha

Zoo
“Travel the world at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Visit the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium featuring the largest aquarium inside of a zoo. Walk on the bottom of the ocean and come nose to nose with sea turtles as sharks circle above. Discover rare and endangered animals as you journey through Expedition Madagascar. See Hubbard Orangutan Forest and Gorilla Valley where gorillas roam and visitors are on display. Discover the mysteries of the night in Kingdoms of the Night, the world's largest nocturnal exhibit. Immerse yourself in wildlife in America's largest indoor rainforest, the Lied Jungle and the world's largest indoor desert, the Desert Dome. Plus enjoy tigers, lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffe and so much more. Rides available include a live steam train, tram, carousel and aerial tram. Please visit OmahaZoo.com for hours and admission details. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Omaha’s botanical gardens have beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to explore nature at its finest. Annual programming for families (and even puppies) is available!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“The "#1" zoo in America - constantly battling for that top spot with San Diego. We are always switching things up with new attractions. Bring your walking shoes.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“Urban oasis highlighting a man-made lake with boat rides, plus fountains with an evening light show.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Memorial Park is a memorial for those who have served in the armed forces. It's a beautiful place for a picnic and looks over the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. The rose garden is my personal favorite spot.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“There is 2 huge metal slides- bring some wax paper, card board, plastic bag- anything-----GO DOWN IT. Your life will be changed and you will be happy. I promise. !!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“There is always something going on here! Free concerts, farmer’s markets, beer fest you name it! Plenty of children’s activities too! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lake
“On of the best oasis' in Omaha. You'll find many bikers and runners around the lake. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“An enjoyable walk in the city. At Christmas time the lights are fantastic.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“outdoor ampitheatre, keep an eye out for art shows, live concerts, kids movies at night and more!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Great hiking trails. Quiet and sparsely used. You may have the entire park to yourself. $5 entry fee. You'll see the beauty of our area from some unique vantage points. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Garden
“For a beautiful time outdoors, visit Lauritzen Botanical Gardens. In addition to their beautifully manicured space, they often have interesting and educational events/programs for guests to partake.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Overlook the river, the hillside, the Interstate and Eppley Airport from this birds-eye view.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Large, open-air facility featuring vintage locomotives & related history & lush botanical gardens.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located at South 21st Street and 9th Avenue This 56-foot golden concrete spike was erected in 1939 with the premiere of the film "Union Pacific." It commemorates the junction of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines at the Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869. This spot commemorates “Mile Marker Zero” as the Eastern Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad.”
  • 1 local recommends