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Things to Do in Omaha

Omaha sits close to the Iowa border. With more than 434,000 residents and additional tourists coming in regularly, the city must offer numerous attractions to keep everyone occupied. Museums, historic sites, outdoor adventures, and a sports team all await you in Omaha. Try one or try them all and find yourself a new favorite destination for those days you need to occupy your time.

Enjoy the Attractive Selections at Museums Around Omaha

The Joslyn Art Museum features many attractive selections. A Wild Spaces exhibit features wild animals, while works of Rembrandt, Currier & Ives and The Maximillian Journals are also showcased. Admission is free, with times available between Tuesday and Sunday for you to enjoy the artwork within the building. If you want to enjoy a meal while you’re at the museum, you can purchase something from the cafe. It sells pastries around 10:30, lunch between 11 and 2, and beverages and desserts from 2 to 3. You can get brunch on Sunday between 10:30 am and 2 pm.

See Omaha’s Most Historic Sites

The Ackerhurst Dairy Barn got built in 1935. It still stands today, now a popular destination for events, including weddings. You can get a farm tour if you want to see the beautiful building and landscape. The Bank of Florence was one of the first banks in Omaha. It opened in 1850, shut down, and reopened again in 1904. It was then reopened as a museum, with people able to visit the ancient site to get brought back in time to when it flourished.

Explore the Omaha Outdoors

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium provides hours of outdoor fun. You can pay for the backstage experience to get further access to the zoo world. See what the zookeepers do to feed the animals and set up before special events. Admission fees change throughout the year, with higher prices during summer months. Seniors always receive a discount, though. Parking is free.

Enjoy Omaha Sports in Action

The Creighton Bluejays from Creighton University in Omaha play men’s basketball. Watch them play November through March. They play at the CenturyLink Center during their home games. The center hosts sports games, concerts, showcases, and more throughout the year. The Omaha Lancers play hockey. They call the Ralston Arena their home turf. The Arena is just 15 minutes away from Omaha, making it easy to get to the games.

Play and Eat at the Fair

The Douglas County Fair allows Omaha residents to celebrate their County. Held each year in July, the fair features food, photography, visual arts, animals, rides, games, and an amateur barbecue competition to see who makes the best grilled meat. You can enjoy live music or volunteer.

Unwind in Your Own Time

Oasis Massage & Spa allows you to unwind. They focus on a variety of massages to help improve sleep, circulation, pain, depression, and blood pressure. Therapeutic massages provide 30, 60, or 90 minutes of relaxation. You can also choose a hot stone massage that eases muscle tension, ideal after a long day of hard work, such as touring the population attractions in your city.

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