Omaha Outdoor Activities
Spend some time outdoors in Omaha. Explore beautiful gardens and state parks, or check out some regional and exotic wildlife. Use our list to navigate your way through the city and experience the best nature has to offer.
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.
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.
Animals live large at the Henry Doorly Zoo! Come discover an internationally renowned zoo that's home to the Kingdoms of the Night, the world's largest nocturnal exhibit; the Lied Jungle, the world's largest indoor rainforest; the Desert Dome, the world's largest indoor desert; and the world's largest glazed geodesic dome.
Roll down your window and come face to face with the animals at the Wildlife Safari Park 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.
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.
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.