This Omaha Nebraska tourism page is dedicated to the events, attractions, and other destinations in Omaha that bring visitors to the metro area. Omaha is the home of several sporting events where world class athletes perform on a regular basis. Besides all of the wonderful boutiques, stores as well as many local Omaha business. Omaha is also home to a thriving music scene that hosts many internationally renowned bands. There is also many historical landmarks, museums, a world famous zoo, and so much more!
Every year we take the staff of our Omaha SEO company to several local attractions and events. Below are a few of our favorite destinations.
Omaha – What Is There To Do?
If your looking for something to do while visiting Omaha here are a few of the many things that there are to do in this wonderful city.
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Henry Doorly Zoo was founded in 1894, and has grown into a world class tourist attraction and a leader in environmental education. Attendance has reached close to 1.6 million visitors each year. The zoo covers 130 acres, has 600 species, and 18,600 specimens. The many highlights of the zoo include the Lied Jungle, the world’s largest indoor rainforest, the Desert Dome, the largest walkthrough saltwater aquarium between Chicago and San Francisco, a unique gorilla habitat, the world’s second largest free-flight aviary and much more!
Rosenblatt Stadium is a baseball stadium located on 12th Street next to the Henry Doorly Zoo. It is the official stadium for the College World Series, held annually in Omaha, Nebraska and is also the home to the Omaha Royals, a AAA league team. It has enough seats for more than 23,000 eager baseball fans. In 2005 a new scoreboard, equipped with jombotron capabilities, was installed in left field.
Strategic Air & Space Museum
The Strategic Air & Space Museum is an aerospace museum featuring two aircraft display hangars, traveling exhibits, children’s interactive gallery, a theater, a museum store, and aircraft restoration galley. It is located off Interstate I-80 at exit 426 (about halfway between Omaha and Lincoln) and is next to Mahoney State Park.
Wildlife Safari Park
Experience a fun-filled drive through prairies and wetlands where you can spot deer, elk, wolves, herds of Bison, and many other animals from your car window. The park also features tram rides, an aviary, Sacred Hoop Garden, and a visitors center. Located off Interstate 80 west at exit 426 near Ashland, the safari is adjacent to Mahoney State Park and the Strategic Air and Space Museum.
There are many animals held at the Safari Park that are not currently on display because there is not enough room in the public access areas for these animals. Some of these animals are ostriches, gazelles, billy goats, emus, kiwis, and llamas. These particular animals are held in the education and enrichment areas which are not accessible to the public.
The Wildlife Safari Park has a facility which is not open to the public that raises nutria and ducks. Another area of the safari park that is not open to the public is the raptor barn where they house sick and disabled animals not suitable for public display. However, there is an animal hospital located on the grounds which helps to nurture the sick animals.