Omaha’s Must See and Do Attractions
Omaha’s Must See and Do Attractions
Whether you live in Omaha or are just visiting, there are simply some attractions that you must see and do. From classic favorites like a visit to the zoo and checking out the local museums to the latest trends like axe throwing and escape rooms, we’ve got you covered.
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.
Whether you are an art history major or want to be captivated by the most visually appealing art, the Joslyn is your place. The Joslyn emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century European and American art and has pieces that range from ancient times to the present. Not to mention they make for some great backdrops!
This park on the west bank of the Missouri River is the original landing site of the Lewis & Clark expedition back in the 1800’s. Today, a variety of festivals and concerts take place here, with beautiful views of the river, fountains, the pedestrian bridge, and the magnificant Omaha skyline. Here you can also visit the Firefighter’s Memorial Monument and the second largest labor monument in the United States.
Omaha has put a new spin on the game of darts. Axe throwing has been a craze circulating the midwest and has made its way to Omaha! As one of Omaha's newest adventures, grab your friends, family, or co-workers and head down downtown for a different type of fun! How are your axe throwing skills? How are your axe throwing skills? There's only one way to find out!
To no one’s surprise here in Nebraska, we have beautiful farmers markets that showcase everything the local terrain and community has to offer. From homemade salsa, popcorn, pastries, veggies, succulents, and homemade crafts, you will find a lot more than just corn. In the summers our farmer's markets are every Saturday downtown and every Sunday in Aksarkben Village.