Omaha Outdoor Activities

Omaha Outdoor ActivitiesSpend 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.

Omaha Botanical Gardens
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.

Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108 - MAP
Phone: (402) 346-4002
Web: www.lauritzengardens.org

Heron Haven
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.

Address: 11809 Old Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164 - MAP
Phone: (402) 493-4303
Web: www.heronhaven.org

Henry Doorly Zoo
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.

Address: 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107 - MAP
Phone: (402) 733-8400
Web: www.omahazoo.com

Wildlife Safari Park
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.

Address: I-80, Exit #426, Ashland, NE 68003 - MAP
Phone: (402) 944-WILD (9453)
Web: www.omahazoo.com

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
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.

Address: 28500 West Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003 - MAP
Phone: (402) 944-2523
Web: www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov

Tranquility Park
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.

Address: 12222 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164 - MAP
Phone: (402) 468-8638
Web: www.omaha.net/tranquility-park