Best Places To See in Omaha

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Omaha, Nebraska. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107 Directions

Since 1894

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a world-class zoo which is known for its association with endangered species from all over the world. Zoo offers annual educational facilities for more than 9,000 children, including full-time high school, kindergarten, and after-school programs in the zoo. The mission is to encourage and support cultural, educational, science, and conservation activities. It is a splash area of $14 million featuring more than 75 bronze animal sculptures native to the Alaskan coastline, open to the public. Visit the world's largest indoor desert and nocturnal displays, along with one of the largest indoor rainforests in North America. It affords free admission for (2 and under). The zoo is a tobacco-free facility and there is free parking for guests.

Stroller and Wheelchair, Day Camps, Facility Rentals, Classes, Gifts and Souvenirs, Exhibition, Wedding, Animal Encounters, Birthday Parties, Outdoor Activities, Concerts, Aquariums, Hotels and Lodging, Educator's Corner, Nature and Parks, Backstage Experiences, Conservation, Group Rates, Rides and Attractions, Theater & Dining

Price: General Zoo Admission:
Adults (ages 12 and over) - $24.95
Children (ages 3-11) - $17.95
Seniors (65 and over) - $23.95
Military Adult (12 and over) - $23.95
Military Child (ages 3-11) - $16.95

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March 15 - October 31:
Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
November 1 - March 14:
Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108 Directions

Since 1982

Lauritzen Gardens is a 100-acre botanical garden that builds a living museum with a unique set of four seasons plants. It is a 5,000-square-foot floral show space, cafe, gift shop, and horticulture library that is part of the visitor and education center. Lauritzen Gardens presents an exciting and engaging atmosphere for children in a 100-acre outdoor classroom to explore science, nature, and art. The garden covers a wide variety of subjects, ranging from floral design to painting, health practice, and learning about plants. The exhibit indoor can contain 20 life-sized installations located throughout the greenhouse. It also features a parking garden and an arrival garden with annual and perennial flowers. You can enjoy activities that entertain and teach you and relax and get back to nature. Garden offers free admission for children younger than six years of age.

Catering, Summer Camps, Etiquette, Children and Families, Cafe, Events, Daytime Indoor, Lectures, Exhibits, Gardens, Group Tours, Adults and Groups Programs, Conservation, Educational, Birthday Parties, Gift Shop, Antique Show, Evening and Outdoor Garden Rental & Sunflower Forest Project

Price: Admission:
Adults - $10
Children (Ages 6-12) - $5

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Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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801 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108 Directions

Since 1931

The Durham Museum holds an impressive collection of permanent exhibits, including restored train cars, shop fronts from the 1940s. The station founded in 1931 and was heralded as an architectural masterpiece right away. It explores the vibrant past of their country, temporary exhibits that highlight interesting global topics, and numerous exciting educational activities. It offers ten weeks of summer entertainment programs. Half-day and full-day services are available in grades 1st to 2nd, 3rd to 4th, and 5th to 6th. The Durham Museum features more than 80 large-format framed photographs, which have been extended to allow visitors to explore every detail of the gripping images. It affords significant educational and entertainment opportunities throughout the area that go beyond consumer standards while retaining the rich cultural heritage of their culture.

Exhibits, Facility Rentals, Tours, Art, Soda Fountain, Lecture, Community Groups, Collections, Family/Dual Levels, Research, Special Events, Floor Plan, Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall, Exterior Architecture, Birthday Parties, Historic Timeline, Military Family Pass, Shop & Educational Programs

Price: Admission:
Adults - $11
Seniors (62+) - $8 & Children (Ages 3-12) - $7

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Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon Closed

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