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14 Unforgettable Things To Do in Omaha This Weekend

Omaha has a wide range of events and attractions regardless of one's interests: nature, family, astrophysicist, jazz musician, architectural enthusiast. If you are seeking some of the unique activities to attend during this weekend in Omaha, you will be at the right place. These ideas could enable one to have fun visiting the largest city in Nebraska.

1. Take a tour of Omaha Nebraska’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium


Visit one of the top-rated zoos in the country and get to see animals from different parts of the world exceeding 17, 000. They can enjoy the indoor jungle, play with stingrays at Stingray Beach, take an African safari, and admire the giant 130-foot desert dome. Don’t miss the giant tank housing sharks, sea turtles, and other tropical fish.

2. Stroll through Lauritzen Gardens

Stroll through floral terrains of numerous colors and forms across hundreds of acres of floral landscapes. Children will be delighted with the miniature trains and fairy village and on the other hand, there are beautiful rose and herb gardens. Two attractions that should not be overlooked are the Victorian and Japanese gardens.

3. The Fontenelle Forest offers an adventure for your family.

While taking a hike you shall be able to walk through wetlands and also forests where you will be able to see birds, animals, and native wildflowers. If you prefer a faster one, they can take their Nature Explore Classroom with activities for the children. Proceed to complete your visit at the Raptor Woodland Refuge where you will find Owls, Hawks, and falcons.

4. Catch a Glance of the Beautiful Scenery on a River City Star Cruise

Take a lunch and camera on an old-fashioned riverboat paddle to view the beautiful scenery Along the Missouri River. It operates as a daytime cruise, an Evening Sunset cruise or you just sit back on the deck and your guide, the captain, narrates the history of Omaha’s river town.
5. Discover more information about Omaha Craft Beer.

How about the local craft beer scene – it is awesome in Omaha. Some of the best bet breweries and taprooms to visit are Infusion Brewing Company, Nebraska Brewing Company, Brickway Brewery, and Upstream Brewing Company. Some allow visitors to take tours, try tasting flights, and sip on small plates.

6. The Old Market District

This historic downtown area has beautiful cobblestone roads and includes boutique stores for clothes and accessories, art, food stores, restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. Take advantage of shopping during your stay and look at numerous people.

7. Watch a concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center

See Broadway shows, the Omaha Symphony, opera, and ballet, all set on an architectural wonder of a stage. They also have a grass terrace that they can use to host picnics before heading into the theater.

8. Experience Some Museums at Joslyn Art Museum

Discover Impressionist paintings of Monet, Renoir, and O’Keeffe as well as European and American art and other Western art. Visit their events calendar for every planned museum activity and program as well.

9. So, when you feel like having an exciting and fun-filled day with your children, take them to Fun Plex.

For visitors with children, this gigantic indoor entertainment center is ideal, fully equipped with roller coasters, bumper cars, mini golf, thrilling rides, go-karts, and much more! Whether it is raining outside or it’s hot, play for hours without getting tired!

10. Visit the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum at 401 Fremont Ave, in Ashburn, Nebraska 68003.

Military lovers and specifically aviation lovers will not be disappointed when visiting this former Air Force base housing bombers, fighters, and missiles, as well as a museum of Aviation History. Don’t miss an opportunity to try the flight simulators as well!

11. Learn How The Omaha Steak Company Began

Visit and go through the history of Omaha Steak Company, based in Omaha Nebraska with an affiliated museum. At the end of the tour, indulge in a scrumptious Omaha steak at their café or buy some of the best cuts at their steakhouse store.

12. The Durham Museum: A Look Inside Omaha’s Offbeat Charms

Visit this unique historical museum situated in a picturesque renovated building of the historical 1930s train station. Not only can you view displays of Omaha’s history preserved in the area but you can also walk through actual trains that have been restored and even see a house that has been flipped over! Quirky indeed.

13. If possible, go to the stadium with friends or family members and sit in the tailgating area while watching some matches of the College World Series.

You should note that if your visit does not coincide with the tournament, it is still possible to tour TD Ameritrade stadium to see CWS and MLB museum souvenirs.

14. Experience the Real American Baseball Baseball game is always on if it is the weekend, and watching an Omaha Storm Chasers minor league baseball team is a perfect way to spend it with burgers, popcorn, bird dog races, and fireworks display after.

And that just about sums it up – 14 great options for the weekend family entertainment in Omaha and the surrounding area, appealing to all interests and preferences – be it art, history, or the great outdoors, or even sports. Using this list, you are assured to have fun exploring more of the best in this Midwest city of visitant. Enjoy!