Top Tourist Attractions In Omaha

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

3701 S 10th St – 10 mins

This is a great place for family and friends to see their favorite animals. The exhibits include “Asian Highlands”, “Scott African Grasslands”, “Desert Dome”, “Mahoney Kingdoms of the Night”, “Lied Jungle”, Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium”, “Butterfly and Insect Pavilion”, “Hubbard Expedition Madagascar”, “Hubbard Gorilla Valley”, “Sea Lion Pavilion” and many others. Check out the hours and rates before you go since they change through out the year.

The Old Market District

4 mins

Walk and explore one of Omaha’s most historic districts downtown. There’s a large variety of things to do for everyone. Visit art galleries, museums, live music, restaurants, bars & grills, taverns, candy shops, grocery stores, antique stores, book stores and clothing stores.

Lauritzen Gardens

100 Bancroft St – 9 mins

Relax in an “urban oasis” that will leave you speechless. Omaha’s Botanical Gardens displays a variety of gardens: Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Children’s Garden, Conservation Discovery, English Perennial Border, Festival Garden, Rose Garden, Tree Peony Garden and many others. The also host exhibits and events such as “Rose Day and Show” (June 9), “Leashes at Lauritzen” (Through out the summer), “Twilight Outdoor Concert Series” and “Holiday Poinsettia Show”(Read more here). Check out the hours and admission.

Lozier Giant Screen Theater

3701 S 10th St – 10 mins

Another honorable mention to see at the Omaha Zoo is the Movie Theater. It’s 41 feet tall by 75 feet wide, providing an enhanced movie experience. Enjoyed by kids and adults, this theater shows “SuperPower Dogs”, “Backyard Wilderness 3D” and “Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D”. Admission to the theater is available with the purchase of combo tickets which vary depending on the time of year.

Bob Kerrey Bridge

705 Riverfront Dr – 7 mins

Explore the waterfront when crossing the Bob Kerrey Bridge. This footbridge connects Council Bluffs Iowa to Omaha’s downtown waterfront and provides many photo opportunities for visitors and locals. There is a plaque that highlights where the state lines meet on the bridge so you can stand in two states at once. Night walks on the bridge are highly recommended because of the lights and scenery; it’s a relaxing way to start and end your day.

Heartland of America Park

800 Douglas St – 4 mins

Visit this timeless Omaha park located across from the Old Market area. It has a 320 ft water jet and light show, Lewis & Clark exhibits, World War 2 and Airborne Memorial Sculptures and Gondola Rides. The fountain runs May 1 to Oct 31, Mon-Fri 11am-1pm, 5pm-11pm and Sat-Sun 10:30am-11pm.

Omaha’s Children’s Museum

500 S 20th St – 2 mins

A perfect place for your kids to play, this museum will have them smiling and laughing all day. Here they can enjoy the Science Center, Art Center, Imagination Playground, Zooland, Tinker Lab, Fantastic Future Me, Walker Tire, Splish Splash Garden, Carousel, Train and S.T.E.A.M Cave. Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. Under 24 months are free, Adults & Kids are $13 and Seniors are $12.