When you live in Omaha, Nebraska, you are always within a stone’s throw of something amazing to do for fun. Whether you’re looking to kill time, fill in a play day, experience a household outing, romance a date, or otherwise make a memory, there’s something for you to do in Omaha, Nebraska. Here are just a few of your recreational options.

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is more than a single experience or adventure; it’s the perfect place to take a walk on the wild side. Engage in animal encounters, have behind the scenes experiences, visit the iMax theater, enjoy a thrill ride, and make memories of a lifetime at one of the best rated zoos in the world. Check out the camps, classes, and workshops. Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium located at 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107. For additional information, call (402) 733-8400.

Lauritzen Gardens

Lauritzen Gardens is an urban oasis, a botanical garden where you and your companions can enjoy life in full bloom. Celebrate all four seasons in a living museum of plant life coupled with art to create a sanctuary for all to enjoy. Bring a book, a journal, or a hobby like crocheting or knitting. Find your nook and settle in for solitude in a sanctuary of living beauty. Lauritzen Gardens is located at 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108. For more information, call (402) 346-4002.

Durham Museum

Durham Museum offers permanent, rotating, traveling, and seasonal exhibits to protect, prererve, and showcase stories from the history of the American midwest including interactive, family-oriented exhibits that are designed to encourage interaction and teamwork among groups. Durham Museum is located at 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108. For more information, call (402) 444-5071.

The Joslyn Art Museum

The Joslyn Art Museum, striving to be among the most prized visual art museums in the country, is a gift to the residents of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn in loving memory of her husband, George Joslyn, a local businessman. The Joslyn Art Museum is located at 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102. For more information, call (402) 342-3300.

The Omaha Children’s Museum

The Omaha Children’s Museum is the place to be for a hands-on, all-in learning experience dressed in fun. Explore a variety of interactive exhibits designed to foster innovation, curiosity, and appreciation for science. The Omaha Children’s Museum is located at 500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102. For more information, call (402) 342-6164.

Heartland of America Park

Heartland of America Park is a great place to hang out when you’re in the Downtown/Old Market region of Omaha, Nebraska. Old Market is full of quaint shops, eateries, businesses, and recreational opportunities in the downtown area. Heartland of America Park offers an array of recreational opportunities including light shows and gondola rides. Heartland of America Park is located at 800 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102. For more information, call (402) 444-5955.

CoCo Key Water Resort Omaha

CoCo Key Water Resort Omaha is the perfect way to make a splash and beat the heat while trying to stir up some fun whether you want to play for an afternoon or enjoy a staycation. Enjoy the 65,000 acre indoor water park for play, book a birthday party, or stay at the resort and take advantage of the amenities.  CoCo Key Water Resort Omaha is located at 3321 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68124. For more information, call (402) 547-5607.

Fun-Plex Amusement Park

Fun-Plex Amusement Park is where you can let the adrenaline-rushing fun begin with an array of rides and games, snacks, and even a swim-up bar for the age-appropriate guests at this waterpark. Fun-Plex Amusement Park is located at 7003 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68117. For more information, call (402) 331-8436.

Omaha, Nebraska is a great place to live, and part of the reason that’s so is because of the plentiful opportunities for fun, recreation, entertainment, and things to do. Enjoy a few rounds of golf, spend a day at the shops, taste-test the plentiful dining options, visit the numerous parks and community resources. Indulge yourself in the rich arts, history, and culture imbuing the area. No matter your age, interest, skill level, or background, there’s something fun for you to do in Omaha, Nebraska.

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