in Omaha, NE (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

28500 W Park Hwy
Ashland, NE 68003   Directions

(402) 944-2523


Outdoor enthusiasts are blissful at Omaha's Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. An outdoor oasis awaits you at this 706-acre park, so be ready for outdoor adventures like hiking, horseback riding and fishing on the scenic Platte River. The state park is located less than 30 minutes from Omaha.

Henry Doorly Zoo

3701 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68107   Directions

(402) 733-8401


Discover the largest zoo adventure in the world at the Henry Doorly Zoo. You'll find attractions like the world's largest cat complex in North America, the world's largest nocturnal habituate, the world's largest indoor swamp, the world's largest indoor rain forest, the world's largest indoor desert and the world's largest geometric dome. Animals really do live large here!

Heron Haven

11809 Old Maple Rd
Omaha, NE 68164   Directions

(402) 493-4303


Nature trails don't get any greener than at Heron Haven, a spring-fed wetland sanctuary. Joggers and walkers appreciate the tranquil nature trails, providing the perfect time for a quiet walk outdoors, observing birds, or capturing snapshots of nature. Go ahead, take a walk on the wild side.

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari

16406 N 292 St
Ashland, NE 68003   Directions

(402) 944-9453


Roll down your window and come face to face with the animals at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari in Omaha. Travel with your family or travel with your friends on this outdoor wildlife adventure that lets you pass next to herds of elk, white-tailed deer, bison and waterfowl.

Omaha Botanical Gardens

100 Bancroft St
Omaha, NE 68108   Directions

(402) 346-4002


Enjoy the great outdoors at the Omaha Botanical Gardens, as you meander through the living museum growing four seasons of plant displays. The colorful gardens grow alongside many intriguing, unusual and equally colorful landscape sculptures. This city garden offers the best garden clubs and great local events.

Tranquility Park

12222 W Maple Rd
Omaha, NE 68164   Directions

(402) 444-5900


Mountain bikers gain technical know-how at Tranquility Park in Omaha. Omahans know the outdoor trail to be the first authorized off-road biking trail in an Omaha Park. Slam around on the 6-mile course to improve or master your mountain bike techniques. The park also sports baseball, soccer and tennis courts.

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