At the Henry Doorly Zoo there are so many animals and exhibits one day's visit isn't enough! Visitors to the zoo get to be a part of the habitat in giant exhibits like Lied Jungle which is America's largest indoor rainforest. Walk on a rope bridge, see exotic plants, and catch a view of an immense waterfall. Immerse yourself in the world's largest nocturnal exhibit. The day-night cycles are reversed in this exhibit so guests can see the animals in their natural activities. Go under the sea and come nose to nose with sea turtles. Walk in the 70 foot shark tunnel. If you prefer to stay in your v. . .
Union Station opened in 1931 serving millions of rail travelers and was well-known for its “modern” amenities and lavish style. Still remaining one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States, Union Station is now the home of the Durham Museum. The Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of permanent and temporary exhibits. Learn about history, culture, science, industry and more of the area and the United States from past to present.
On your visit stop by the Union Station's original Soda Fountain. Enjoy a fountain ma. . .
The 149 passenger boat is Omaha's only premier riverboat. The River City Star Riverboat offers and unforgettable experience quintessential to Omaha and the Midwest. Sailing day and night a wide range of cruises are available for a relaxing and entertaining time on the Missouri River.
The current riverboat began sailing in 2009, replacing the River City Star boat originally brought to Omaha in 2000. It has two decks, the bottom is fully enclosed and temperature controlled. There is also a bar and restrooms aboard the boat. The top deck features open air seating and an overhead canopy. A fun. . .
Take an adventurous ride on the Platte River, considered to be one of the nation's best and most beautiful airboating rivers. Catch a glimpse of bald eagles, blue herons, white tail deer and more in their natural habitat. Tours last approximately one hour but Bryson's Airboat Tours are happy to meet your needs. They also offer several packages from family reunion activities to an office outing. All of their airboat pilots have many years of driving experience and are fully prepared to make your ride a unique experience. . . .
Each year in early spring the sky near Nebraska's Platte River is filled to overflowing with millions of birds. 80 percent of the world's population of sandhill cranes and many other migratory birds stop in Nebraska to rest and restore themselves on their journey. During this stop the cranes will gain nearly 20 percent of their body weight to restore their depleted reserves and prepare them for the upcoming journey. The Platte River provides an ideal location for safe nighttime roost sites and shallow waters for the birds. Waste grain in crop fields provides food reserves needed for the rest o. . .
The Omaha Children's Museum encourages learning how the world works through play and every angle of this museum is built for learning and play! Offering a wide variety of hands on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations, and special events makes the Omaha Children's Museum the premier family activity. In fact the museum was voted Best Museum for Little Kids and Best Museum for Big Kids by Nickelodeon's Parents Picks.
The permanent exhibits focus on art, science, and early childhood. Some activities include a giant ball machine, kid sized grocery store, fire rescue area, science and te. . .
Home to over 50,000 items of American history makes Pioneer Village the largest private collections of Americana anywhere. Arranged in groups and in chronological order, these historical items are housed in 28 buildings, some of which are historical themselves. Including a Frontier Fort, a real Pony Express Station, and a home made of sod.
Ride a steam carousel, see the world's oldest Buick, a 1903 Ford and 350 other antique cars. Stay on site at their motel or campground and your admission to Pioneer Village is free. Easily accessed, a short drive off Interstate 80 makes Pioneer Village a. . .
Named the no. 2 Wackiest Attraction by TripAdvisor, Carhenge is quite the site to see, especially if you've never heard of it before! In the farm lands of Nebraska lies the car replica of Stonehenge. Artist, Jim Reinders, was able to study the design and purpose of the actual Stonehenge while living in England. When his father passed away the family gathered and Reinders proposed the creation of Carhenge in memorial to his father. Five years later, 35 family members got together and in 1987 the project was built, completed and dedicated. Thirty-eight automobiles were used to replicate the same. . .
What began as a small Manhattan candy shop has grown into a large retail store in Lincoln, Nebraska and a booming online business. The company offers nearly 160 different types of licorice from 12 countries. The original owner was continually asked for licorice from different locations throughout the world, so he called various embassies to find who made a particular type and found how he could order it for his customers. When the company was bought it moved to Nebraska and business has yet to slow down.
Not only does Licorice International offer such a wide selection of licorices from aro. . .
Shadow Ridge Country Club offers one of the finest golfing experiences in the Midwest. The championship course is consistently ranked as one of the best in the state of Nebraska and is nationally recognized for its outstanding layout and superb playing conditions.
A traditionally designed golf course that sits on over 200 meticulously manicured acres, Shadow Ridge will challenge the pros without overwhelming the average golfer. And every golfer will enjoy the lush, bent grass greens, tees and fairways, as well as the beautiful surroundings the course presents.
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Designed by PGA Tour Legend, Arnold Palmer, The Players Club at Deer Creek is Omaha's only 27-hole private club. As a complete facility, The Players Club has quickly become Omaha's premier destination as it offers its Members and guests a wealth of amenties.. . .
SpringLake has two 18-hole courses to satisfy every level of golfing ability. Our Panther Creek Championship Links Course has six different tees to choose from and features Florida's longest hole - a par 6 @ 800 yards! With Water throughout the course, accuracy is a premium. The course also features a popular par 3 island green.
The Cougar Trail course is member friendly and has four sets of tees to choose from. With its trees, woods, and water, this is an equally challenging course. Cougar #9 is also home to the World's Largest Green, over 47,000 square feet and listed in the Guinness Boo. . .
The Knolls Golf Course is an established 18-hole, championship rated golf course conveniently located in Northwest Omaha, only minutes from I-680. This picturesque course, adorned with lakes and creeks throughout, is challenging yet enjoyable for all skill levels. With four lakes, 46 bunkers and a river running through the golf course a challenge is provided on every hole. Manicured like a Private Facility with exceptional putting greens.
Considered one of the most popular ways to entertain important customers, raise money for a charitable cause, or to say, "Thanks" to your employees for. . .
Don't you wish you had a country club in your back yard? You do!!! Sunset Valley Country Club is the best country club value in the city. With its friendly staff and beautifully manicured 9 hole course, Sunset Valley is your back yard country club. Conveniently located at 9300 Arbor St (1 block North of Center). . .
From atop the stunning new 9th tee box where one can gracefully gaze down upon one of the Midwest's truly great golf holes, it is difficult not to take in the majesty of the Happy Hollow golf course and appreciate the passion the club puts on every aspect of the game. For the serious competitor, the challenge will come from an array of hole locations, distances and hazards. The beginner will enjoy the flexibility the course offers, allowing one to work towards improvement in their game without taking away the aspect of fun.
Be it with the world class teaching program, three practice holes,. . .
Magnificently designed throughout 190 acres of forested countryside and original Omaha farmlands is our championship golf course. Each hole respects a land of great natural beauty with panoramic views of mature vegetation and natural rolling terrain. Honoring the spirit and integrity of the original course and the redesign of 1951 by Perry Maxwell, renowned golf course architect, Keith Foster was commissioned in 2005 to restore the golf course's traditional appearance and character.. . .
The Midwest's first and only bent grass putting course is the perfect place to test your putting skills, or to just have a good time. It's great for family fun, company outings, birthday parties and other special occasions, because even non-golfers can have fun putting. The Greens features 18 individual holes-par twos and threes-bordered by sand bunkers, beautiful landscaping, native grasses, a waterfall and pond.
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