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Old 11-19-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas and Toronto
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Hi all,

I am booking a trip to come visit your wonderful city, just because for some unexplained reason have always wanted to go there.

Can anyone recommend anything interesting to do that is unique to Omaha / Nebraska in terms of dining, entertainment and sight seeing?

I am originally from Toronto and currently live in Las Vegas, so not interested in your 'run of the mill' musicals/ shows. Been there, done that.

Mind you, ANY suggestions would be mucho appreciated!!!

Thanks guys,

RM
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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durham western heritage museum is a neat place to see

Joclyn Art museum is also very nice.

Downtown omaha "old market" is great for shopping and dining.

Depending on when you come, the zoo here is one of the best in the nation.

Those are the ones off the top of my head. Knowing what time of year you are coming would really help too because some things here are season specific
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Thanks rezfreak for the great options and quick response.

I would be arriving 1st or second week of march, 2011
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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I was there last Feb. for a class, wherever we went outside we had to climb over thigh high snow piles to get anywhere. The businesses shovel to the end of their walkway, and next door seems to do to the same spot. So as a customer you have to climb over the mess. They do not clear it for you to walk. I have to go back in 2011 am already working out to be better prepared for the snow climb.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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March is a little tricky, that's the 'post snow' early spring time of the year in Omaha. You may encounter snow, you may not, its very hit or miss that time of the year. The zoo may be out of the picture if its cold though

Joclyn is a great place to visit by the way - that's the one i absolutely recommend above all others, and if you have children, the children's museum is absolutely awesome for them.

If you're into planes, the SAC museum is a neat place just outside of Omaha to see too.

There's also a botanical garden here, but in march, not much to see
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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I was there last Feb. for a class, wherever we went outside we had to climb over thigh high snow piles to get anywhere. The businesses shovel to the end of their walkway, and next door seems to do to the same spot. So as a customer you have to climb over the mess. They do not clear it for you to walk. I have to go back in 2011 am already working out to be better prepared for the snow climb.
That was an unworldly winter for Omaha. I think we had like two or three blizzardsin about two months, something like that. Not sure of anything exact, I just know that I got out of school for three days straight... Twice!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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I've heard Omaha has a couple good comedy clubs, though I've never been to any there. Omaha's not a very tourist driven city, but if you dig seeing new places go downtown to the Old Market and check out the shops and restaurants...while you're at it walk down to the Missouri River. There's a big pond right to the east of the Old Market, if you walk around that there's a trail that goes back to the river and there's a big walkway that takes you to a small lookout over the river. Oh and if you have 35 bucks you can take a horse and buggy ride around downtown.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Zoo (even if it's cold, you can still enjoy the indoor exhibits...rain forest, aquarium, butterfly house, desert dome, nocturnal exhibit, etc.)

Old Market
Joslyn Art Museum
Durham Museum
Strategic Air and Space Museum
Wildlife Safari Park
Riverfront/Heartland of America Park
Pedestrian Mall/pedestrian bridge
Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha Creative Institute
Funny Bone Comedy Club
River City Star riverboat
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Soaring Wings Winery
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:04 AM
 
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As I suggest to all visitors to Omaha, I would suggest a bike ride down the keystone trail. If you are lucky, it will be a warm march with temps in the 60's, though even temps around average can be enjoyable given light winds. I also would recommend a ride across the pedestrian bridge in downtown.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Thanks all ...for your awesome suggestions!!!

You have been such a great help.

Looks like I'll have a busy week while I'm there.

RM
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