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Corn-fed folk just don’t come any nicer than in Nebraska, where the big open sky lets you know that you’ve landed squarely in the Midwest. The largest city in the state, Omaha boasts a lively theater scene and a hopping historic district with former warehouses enjoying a new lease on life as popular bars.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Omaha. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Omaha flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Corn-fed folk just don’t come any nicer than in Nebraska, where the big open sky lets you know that you’ve landed squarely in the Midwest. The largest city in the state, Omaha boasts a lively theater scene and a hopping historic district with former warehouses enjoying a new lease on life as popular bars.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Omaha. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Omaha flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

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The Platte River at Schramm

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Sep, 2000

Just off the road leading to Schramm Park is the Platte River. We often would stop beside the river, climb down the bank and sit among the exposed tree roots. My husband loves sitting by the water, while I love to explore and…Read More


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Aksarben Aquarium

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Sep, 2000

This aquarium is rather small as aquariums go, but well worth a visit. The fish featured are those mainly found in the Platte and Missouri Rivers, which both flow nearby. Besides fish, the aquarium also serves as a museum for wildlife and area photos.…Read More


Years of Expectations

Written by crashbowman on 09 Apr, 2007

When I was a little boy I would go home after school and do one of two things. I would either watch ESPN or WGN. I would watch WGN if the Cubs game was on and otherwise I would watch whatever ESPN had to offer.…Read More


Scott Aquarium

Written by Casual Tourist on 29 Sep, 2000

The aquarium at Henry Doorly is another magnificent exhibit. The feature of this aquarium that I was absolutely fascinated with was the tunnel-like viewing area that allowed one to see the sharks and other fish seemingly from inside the water. This is a very popular…Read More


Parking

Written by Casual Tourist on 29 Sep, 2000

One of the main problems with Henry Doorly was always the parking. The zoo is located within the city of Omaha and has quite a small parking lot. As long as there were no activities going on at Rosenblat Stadium, which sits next…Read More


Lied Jungle

Written by Casual Tourist on 28 Sep, 2000

The rainforest/jungle exhibit at Henry Doorly Zoo is magnificent. Entirely enclosed within a building, trails wander through various rainforest habitats. There are waterfalls, pools, caves and jungles. When entering the rainforest you are at the top level with exhibits at the same…Read More


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Wildlife Drive

Written by Casual Tourist on 28 Sep, 2000

The wildlife drive at DeSoto Bend is always an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. There are about 12 miles of roads that go along the Missouri River and DeSoto Lake as well as through woods and grasslands. The drive should be taken at a…Read More


Bertrand Excavation Site and Trail

Written by Casual Tourist on 28 Sep, 2000

The Bertrand is a steamboat that sank in the muddy Missouri sometime during the 1860's. It was discovered within the confines of the DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge in 1968. The artifacts from the hull have been removed and are currently housed in…Read More


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Schramm Park

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Sep, 2000

Hilly and wooded, Schramm Park overlooks the Platte River. It is a place for camping, hiking or simply having a leisurely picnic. Deer can often be seen in the park from the hiking trails. There is a play area with swings and other playground…Read More


A Fossil Lovers Paradise

Written by Casual Tourist on 06 Sep, 2000

Just outside Schramm Park is a bluff with exposed limestone, evidence of a one-time inland sea. Being a fossil lover, my husband and I would often stop at this bluff and collect rocks replete with samples of ancient sea creatures. Clam and scallop…Read More


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