Plan Your Trip to Omaha, Nebraska
Our family loves to take road trips and one of our favorite places to visit is Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is about 2 to 2 1/2 hours from Des Moines and is the perfect getaway whether you are planning a day trip or a long weekend trip.
You may be familiar with the popular Omaha favorites including the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (#46), the Omaha Children’s Museum (#85) and Lauritzen Gardens (#95), but Omaha is filled with a hundred more things to see, eat and do. Before you plan your next trip to Omaha, make sure you pick up the book 100 Things To Do In Omaha Before You Die. This book, give you ideas of hidden gems, favorite eateries, popular spots and more.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the book launch of 100 Things To Do Before You Die written by fellow blogger and traveler friends Tim and Lisa Trudell. While I lived a small part of my youth in Omaha and visit frequently, I was shocked by the number of things I NEED to do. Take a look and what I have added to my list and what I have recently crossed off my list.
The Alpine Inn #6
Eat with the raccoons at The Alpine Inn. I know my daughter will love this and this attraction has been added to our list. You can eat in a diner with a view of raccoons and feral cats eating their dinner as well. They have large viewing windows and it has also been noted some of the best fried chicken.
Ted and Wally’s #10
We made a stop at Ted and Wally’s before we left town on our last family trip. It did not disappoint! They are located in the Old Market. They offer more then two thousand flavors of homemade ice cream. All of the ice cream is created on site and you can see the fun machine they use. A delicious and fun experience for all.
Fun Plex #51
Looking for some place to get wet? The Fun Plex has one of the country’s largest water slides called the Rockin’ Rapids! They also offer go-karts and other fun water attractions. This place looks like it is filled with attractions for a full day of fun.
The book launch was held at The Durham Museum and this was my very first visit. I am excited to bring the kids back! When you enter the museum you can feel the amount of history that is held in the walls. The Durham Museum is the former Union Station which hosted rail travelers from 1931 to 1971.
I love the statues that are placed throughout The Great Hall and if you listen closely, they play recordings from years ago. The soda fountain is filled with goodies that every child will love and below The Great Hall are a bunch of exhibits to explore and a train you can climb in and explore.
The Old Market Passageway #94
During the book launch lecture I learned that author Lisa Trudell’s favorite spot in Omaha is the The Old Market Passageway. I was intrigued and had to go discover it myself! Located passageway is a very neat area with a Mexican restaurant and shops. If you are not looking closely, you could easily walk right past it.
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