Topping the list of Omaha's must see and do attractions is the delightful Henry Doorly Zoo. No matter how unpredictable Nebraska weather is, there is no bad day to go to one of the top Zoos in the entire world. We offer the largest indoor desert and rain forest display in North America that will make you feel like you are in the heart of the jungle any day of the year. Explore underground caves and thousands of different animals across 130 acres of conservation.
Our beautiful downtown scene could fit into any category on this guide. For starters, it has over 45 restaurants and bars that could satisfy any cravings, classic candy shops (Hollywood candy is an attraction by itself) and ice cream options galore. The Old Market offers shops that you will not find anywhere else, boutiques for all styles, old school record shops, and corky antique stores. Not to mention a lot of the art, history, and attractions on this list are in the downtown area.
The Old Market Omaha, NE 68102
Have you ever wanted to stand in two states at the same time? The 3,000-foot long bridge stands over the Missouri River and offers a stunning view of Omaha’s downtown district. It is also the point where Nebraska touches Iowa and makes for a great photo opportunity.
The Lauritzen gardens are described as an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility. They allow you to escape, relax, and set your mind at peace while taking in all it has to offer. This hidden sanctuary is located in the heart of our city.
The 24,000 seat stadium in downtown Omaha is best known for hosting the College World Series every year since 2011! It was also named College Baseball Field of the Year by SportsTurf Manager Association in 2012 and holds a variety of different events throughout the year.
This exciting fun for all Omaha attraction will have you on the edge of your seat as you and your team are placed in different scenarios in a predicament that you are challenged to escape. Some scenarios include Night at the Museum, Rescuing The Revolution, the Zombie Apocalypse, and more. The Escape Room located in downtown Omaha has the fear and excitement compiled into one event. You and you're friends have one hour to escape - can you beat the clock? There is only one way to find out.