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  • Phone: (712) 323-9760
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  • Outdoor Activities

    »Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Center

    Flora and fauna from around the world cover 75 acres just south of downtown Omaha. Visitors do not have to be experts to appreciate the beauty. This attraction focuses on educating both children and adults. First launched in 1982, the site now features the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden, an arboretum and herb garden. A children's garden offers additional activities.

    100 Bancroft Street
    Omaha, NE 68108

    »Gene Leahy Mall

    Nestled amidst the architectural variety of downtown Omaha, this park and urban playground is a magnet for both locals and visitors. Home to the annual Holiday Lights Festival, this 10 acre well-designed attraction has walking paths, lagoons, waterfalls, amphitheater, sculpture and gardens.The sandy playground and horseshoe pit mean more fun for kids. Just a few blocks from the Old Market with free admission, it is a great place for just a stroll.

    1203 Farnam Street
    Omaha, NE 68102

    »Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo

    Readers of Disney-owned Family Fun Magazine recently named this the "#1 Family Friendly Vacation Spot in the U.S." After visiting, you will understand why. Where else can you stroll through the world's largest man-made jungle; view sharks and other deep sea inhabitants through a glass-enclosed, walk-through tunnel; take a Lozier IMAX Theatre adventure to the top of Mt. Everest; and view hundreds of birds flying freely in a mesh aviary the size of four football fields; all in one afternoon?

    3701 South 10th Street
    Omaha, NE 68107

    »Fr. Michael G. Morrison, S. J. Stadium

    Though this stadium belongs to the Creighton University, it's located a little away from the campus. It gets its name from Rev. Fr. Michael G. Morrison, S.J.—former President of the university. Today it is home to the Blue Jay soccer team. The University has been running a unique campaign. Donor bricks are available for 100USD on which you can engrave a message. These bricks will be placed permanently on the concourse walkway, visible to the visitors.

    North 17th Street
    Omaha, NE 68178

    »Spring Lake Golf Course

    Fairways averaging 200 yards keep play at a fast pace. Experienced golfers will find the mature greens quite manageable. The course dates back to 1934, making it one of the city's oldest. No on-site driving range is available, but a putting green helps players work on their short game. No credit cards are accepted.

    4020 Hoctor Boulevard
    Omaha, NE 68107

    »Fontenelle Forest

    Watch the mystery of natural events unfold before you. This popular wooded area occupies 1400 acres of beautiful Nebraska forest and floodplains situated along the Missouri River. Sixteen miles of trails meander through picturesque land for hikers and birdwatchers. The visitor center offers interactive educational exhibits, a one-mile wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, a gift shop and more. Facilities for parties, meetings and receptions are also available.

    1111 North Bellevue Boulevard
    Bellevue, NE 68005

    »Hitchcock Ice Rink

    This ice skating facility is fun for the whole family, with a standard size hockey rink, heated viewing area, adult drop-in hockey sessions, children's hockey leagues and more. Hitchcock also offers public skating, ice skating lessons, private ice rental and special hockey workshops stressing various strategies of play. Metro Classic Adult Learn to Play Hockey, a special program especially for adults 21 years and older, examines the basics of hockey taught by professional instructors.

    5015 South 45th Street
    Omaha, NE 68117

    »Fontenelle Park Golf Course

    This city golf course features nine holes and bent grass with water in play. The par 35 makes it a solid game for golfers of all skill levels. As with many other small, public courses, there is no driving range or putting green. A clubhouse does offer refreshments and snacks. What it lacks in luxuries, the course makes up for in price.

    4575 Ames Avenue
    Omaha, NE 68104

    »Fontenelle Hills Golf Course

    This is one of few country club courses currently open to the public. Mature trees create a challenging environment, but the layout is that of an executive course. The par 67 totals 4521 yards from the blue tees. Players may miss the convenience of a driving range, however, they can make adjustments to their short game on the practice green.

    1102 Country Club Court
    Bellevue, NE 68005

    »Caniglia Field

    Caniglia Field is the lavish football facility of University of Nebraska in Omaha. It has a total capacity of 9500 seats. It's home to the UNO Mavericks College Football Team. The venue often hosts NCAA's Division II football matches. Overlooking the campus, it is one of the major attractions of the University of Nebraska. Since 1949, it has been the place where tomorrow's football stars have vowed audiences. The stadium has witnessed as many as 8 Championship crownings of the Mavericks. When not in use by the college, it is available for private events.

    6001 Dodge Street
    Omaha, NE 68182

    »Fun Plex

    Omaha's largest water park and ride complex features a variety of games and activities. Take a ride down the Typhoon water slides, float around in the Lazy River, or ride the waves of the Motion Ocean. Land-lovers may choose to zip around the go-cart track, ride the state's only roller coaster, or enjoy a classic ride on the Carousel. Fun Plex offers many other attractions to please any member of the family, big or small. See website or call for admission prices and other information.

    7003 Q Street
    Omaha, NE 68117

    »Benson Park Golf Course

    The City of Omaha keeps this course well-maintained. Bermuda grass is the main medium, with 18 holes in play. Total yardage on this par 72 equals 6,799. All golfers have access to the clubhouse. Golf carts are available for an additional $9. Tee times can be reserved seven days in advance. Cash or checks are accepted, but no credit cards.

    5333 North 72nd Street
    Omaha, NE 68134
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