vendredi 16 août 2013

Try These Fun Family Activities In Omaha NE

By Joane Bringle

As the largest city in Nebraska, Omaha is a popular tourist destination. It is home to five well-known Fortune 500 companies including ConAgra, the packaged food company, and Union Pacific, the largest railroad operator in the United States. Visitors can take advantage of the following popular family activities in Omaha NE.

Among the most visited attractions is the Henry Doorly Zoo and Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium. This world-renowned animal habitat dedicates its existence to recreation, conservation, research, and education. It began as the Riverview Park Zoo in 1984 and over the last four decades has hosted over 25 million visitors.

The zoo features the largest collection of big cats. Among its most popular attractions are the Kingdoms of Night, a nocturnal exhibit with an indoor swamp and the Lied Jungle, a massive indoor rainforest. The Desert Dome is the world's largest geodesic dome and houses an indoor desert.

The Zoo Railroad loops through the property and has 2.5 miles of track, which was laid by the Union Pacific railroad. An oil-powered steam locomotive hauls the train around the track. Guests may also travel through the zoo on a trackless tram navigating the walkways and featuring four stops. The Skyfari is an aerial tram that transports guests between the rhinoceros exhibit and the Butterfly and Insect Pavilion.

The Aquarium sprawls out over 71,000 square feet. Four aquatic habitats make up its displays with creatures grouped in areas highlighting the polar regions, the Amazon Rainforest, temperate oceans, and coral reefs. Among the most popular habitats is the shark tank with its pedestrian tunnel carved out underneath. As they walk through, visitors find themselves surrounded on three sides by sharks, coral reef fish, sea turtles and stingrays.

The smallest visitors will love a visit to the Children's Museum. The facility is on South 20th Street and houses numerous areas where guests can enjoy the interactive hands-on exhibits and participate in activities. The Splish Splash Garden, Imagination Playground, and Creative Arts Center are among the museum's permanent exhibits. Rotating exhibits make stops at the facility during the year and offer guests a unique experience with each visit.

This is just a sample of the many family activities in Omaha NE. The city is also home to multiple art and history museums as well as parks and botanical gardens. Baseball fans visiting the city during June can attend the annual College World Series games at TD Ameritrade Park.

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