If you want to escape for awhile, here are some ideas of places
to go and things to see in the area.
Henry Doorly Zoo Complex
Deer Park Blvd & 10th, take I-80 to the 13th Street exit
and follow the signs.
This 110-acre world-class zoo now includes an IMAX theatre,
the Lied Jungle (a tropical rainforest with pygmy hippos, monkeys
gliding through bamboo forests, a 50-foot waterfall, groves of
papaya trees and much more) and the new $16 million undersea
exhibit with its 900,000-gallon walk-through aquarium. 402/733-8400
Heartland of America Park and Fountain
Harney and 10th Streets
Technically outside of the Old Market, these attractions and
the ConAgra campus are impressive.
Council Bluffs Casino's
Riverboat gambling. Great view from 360 Restaurant on
the 12th floor of Harvey's Hotel.
The Old Market
14th to 10th and Farnam to Leavenworth
Shop...eat...enjoy the scenery. The Market is loaded with
dozens of restaurants and shops in an Old World setting, including
several sidewalk cafes.
2200 Dodge Street
Get cultural in this near-downtown palace of fine arts. A
magnificent building, it offers a fine lunchtime restaurant and
varying, impressive art exhibits. 402/342-3300.
The Omaha Community Playhouse
69th and Cass Streets
This two-theater complex has a multimillion dolar budget and
one of the finest theatrical operations in the nation. 402/553-0800
for tickets or 402/553-4890 for show information.
The Durham Western Heritage Museum
801 South 10th Street -- a restored train station
that recreates the golden age of railroading in America with other
exhibits of Omaha and Nebraska
Boys Town Campus
132nd and West Dodge Road
The world-famous residential village for young people.
Omaha Royals AAA League
Rosenblatt Stadium, take I-80 to the 13th Street exit and
Rosenblatt is the site of the NCAA College World Series.