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Henry Doorly Zoo
3701 South 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68107
402-733-8400

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is one of the state's most popular tourist attractions, with attendance reaching 1.6 million annually. Henry Doorly Zoo has the second largest family membership in the United States. This world-class zoo sits on 130 acres and is home to over 600 species and more than 18,600 specimens. Among the numerous exhibits are a magnificent free-flight aviary, a collection of rare white tigers, and one of the world's largest captive herds of gaur and Nile Lechwe. The zoo has a 1.5 acre indoor tropical rainforest, the Lied Jungle. The indoor rainforest features the jungle habitats of Asia, Africa, South America and Australia contains about 3,000 plant species and approximately 125 species of animals. 

 

Scott Kingdoms of the Seas Aquarium

 is located in the Henry Doorly Zoo and is one of the largest salt-water aquarium between Chicago and San Francisco. The area includes an enclosed, refrigerated area with water and snow for Antarctic penguins, and a tropical reef tank housing sharks, giant ray fish and other reef fish. Visitors can view the reef exhibit while walking through a clear, acrylic underwater tunnel.


Every few years an exciting new exhibit unfolds at this Nebraska attraction. One of the world's largest geodesic dome, the Desert Dome, is now open and waiting for you.


The zoo also has an IMAX 3D theater. Experience the thrills and adventure of the animal kingdom! View a variety of adventures on a screen that stands six stories tall and is accompanied by stereo surround sound. Feature presentations change approximately every 4 months with 3D features shown periodically.

 

 

Heartland of America Park
8th and Douglas Sts.

Omaha, NE 68102
402-444-6362

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The Heartland of America Park is a 30 acre park adjacent to the Missouri River and connected to the Eugene Leahy Mall. The park features a 15 acre lake, a $1.5 million fountain which shoots water 300 feet in the air, two smaller fountains, a waterfall, walking paths, a performance deck and seasonal boat rides.

 

 

Gerald Ford Birth Site
3212 Woolworth Ave.

Omaha, NE 68105
402-444-5900

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The Gerald Ford Birth site features an outdoor park, rose garden and museum highlighting memorabilia of the former President. Also located on the grounds, the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, which was founded in 1995 and is a division of the Nebraska State Historical Society. The Center provides conservation services for historical, cultural, educational, private and corporate collections in the region.

 

Durham Western Heritage Museum - Omaha's History Museum
801 South 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68108
402-444-5071

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Omaha's museum of history is housed in a historic building, Union Station, a restored Art Deco Railroad station. Visitors are welcomed by 11 life-size interactive sculptures that tell the story of life in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
A spectacular, 85-foot-long model train layout of the city in the 1930s delights visitors. A multi-media presentation on the history of the Omaha area entertains visitors on the track level.
Six restored train cars, including a 1890s steam engine, are on display in an enclosed platform area. The museum also houses the Union Pacific Railroad collection. These permanent exhibits tell the story of Union Pacific and the history of Omaha. Traveling and temporary exhibits are featured year-round.

 

Strategic Air & Space Museum
28210 West Park Hwy.

Ashland, NE 68003- 0070
402-944-3100 or 800-358-5029

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum offers 33 aircraft, in a 300,000 square foot air-conditioned facility, as well as theaters, interactive exhibits, and too many displays to list. The entrance features a rare SR - 71 Blackbird poised in flight. The museum is located at exit 426, I - 80, adjacent to Mahoney State Park.