Comfort Inn at the Zoo
2920 S. 13th Court
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: (402) 342-8000
Fax: (402) 342-8069
2920 S. 13th Court , Omaha, NE, US, 68108
- Phone: (402) 342-8000
- Fax: (402) 342-8069
Readers of Disney-owned Family Fun Magazine recently named this the "#1 Family Friendly Vacation Spot in the U.S." After visiting, you will understand why. Where else can you stroll through the world's largest man-made jungle; view sharks and other deep sea inhabitants through a glass-enclosed, walk-through tunnel; take a Lozier IMAX Theatre adventure to the top of Mt. Everest; and view hundreds of birds flying freely in a mesh aviary the size of four football fields; all in one afternoon?
Sokol Underground has been hosting some of the best music shows in Omaha. Although it's located under the famed Sokol Auditorium, Sokol Underground has a charm of it's own and stands proud on it's own merits. Run by a concert promotion company called 1% Productions, Underground hosts many music shows of diverse genres.
Flora and fauna from around the world cover 75 acres just south of downtown Omaha. Visitors do not have to be experts to appreciate the beauty. This attraction focuses on educating both children and adults. First launched in 1982, the site now features the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden, an arboretum and herb garden. A children's garden offers additional activities.
Few people realize that former United States President Gerald Ford was born in Omaha as Leslie King, Jr. Visitors will learn of his name change and other presidential facts. The Betty Ford Rose Garden flourishes where Ford's boyhood home once stood. Twice destroyed by fire, only a replica now exists. Special displays feature White House memorabilia. The site is open year-round, but is especially beautiful in the summer months. Admission is free.
No visit to Omaha is complete without a stop in the Old Market. Do not let the cobblestone streets fool you. Although charming, this eclectic corner of the city lays claim to some of the best shops and restaurants in town. Enjoy Italian at Vivace, invite a special someone to The French Cafe or sip a microbrew at the Upstream. Small shops offer everything from alternative music to cultural clothing, even a year-round selection of Christmas decorations. Several art galleries are also located in the area.
Nestled amidst the architectural variety of downtown Omaha, this park and urban playground is a magnet for both locals and visitors. Home to the annual Holiday Lights Festival, this 10 acre well-designed attraction has walking paths, lagoons, waterfalls, amphitheater, sculpture and gardens.The sandy playground and horseshoe pit mean more fun for kids. Just a few blocks from the Old Market with free admission, it is a great place for just a stroll.
The Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark Main Branch is one of the city's most popular libraries. Not only for the structure of the building that was built in 1976 but that the library is stocked with a plethora of authors, genres, categories and kinds of books and more. Each floor at the library caters to a different need and the drop-off location for the books is free standing and on the west side of library on east side of 15th Street. The great thing about the Omaha Public Library is that you can open an account with them to have access to their collection, check what you've borrowed before, see what new stock they have and more. They have a separate teen center and kids center and you can also download movies into your account. Do contact for further details.
Take a walk along the riverfront in this 31-acre park. Conveniently located in downtown Omaha, visitors will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of a lake and two fountains. The more modern, computerized Heartland of America fountain shoots water 300 feet into the air and features a colorful nighttime light show. A ride on the General Marion tour boat proves interesting, as well as fun. Live concerts add to the relaxed atmosphere on Friday nights in June, July and August. Admission is free.
Originally a Carnegie Library, it was only established as The Omaha Public Library - South Omaha Branch in 1904 at another location. The new building was built in 1954, and the library at the current location was only built in June of 2008. The South Omaha Branch has the largest collection in Spanish in the Omaha Public Library System. The library book-drop is at the south side of the building. Regular clubs and events like the South Omaha Library Adult Book Club are available for the public to join so do call in. Days and timings during the Metro Quarter Break vary, so do check their website.
On the banks of the Missouri river, the spot where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark landed in Omaha during their exploration of Nebraska was named after them. Today the area has grown and developed into a popular visitor destination. A restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining venue as well as entertainment venue is available. The riverfront is full of beach tables and umbrellas making the scene colorful. The landing is connected to Qwest Center Omaha by the Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge. It's home to the Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival.
Located in the center of the city you will find the bustling patch of green that is the Turner Park. Spread over an area of 7.5 acres (3 hectares), this park provides a much needed green respite for city dwellers. Though surrounded by concrete, a part of the Midtown Crossing at Turner Park development area, the park is an ideal spot for some R&R, having facilities like picnic areas and walking paths. The park also plays host to community events like the Jazz on the Green concert series. Call to know more.
Mt. Vernon Gardens is more a wedding venue than a place for fresh air and recreation. The lush environs attract couples to tie the knot, thanks to the lovely portico erected with the Missouri River backdrop. The place bears resemblance to George Washington's Mt. Vernon Estate in Washington D.C and though not as large, attracts a fair share of visitors. Small beautiful gardens, including a spectacular rose garden are among other lures.