Children's Activities in Omaha, Nebraska

Children's Activities in Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska, offers tourists and residents many activities to keep them occupied, including public parks as well as other attractions. Children will also find fun activities to participate in. There are many activities children can enjoy, including a visit to the local zoo, a splash and thrill ride at the local water and amusement park, and the fountain at a public park.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Omaha's zoo has many exhibits, including a cheetah valley, a butterfly sanctuary, a bear canyon and a giraffe complex. The zoo includes an aquarium with a shark tunnel and penguins and puffins on display. It also has an IMAX theater.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
3701 S. 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68107
402-733-8400
omahazoo.com

Fun Plex

Fun Plex is Omaha's largest waterpark and ride complex. The waterpark features rides such as the Typhoon River, Motion Ocean and Lazy River. There are also a number of tall and fast slides. The amusement park rides include a go-cart track, a Go-Gator mini-roller coaster for young kids, and a carousel. The park is open seasonally.

Fun Plex
7003 Q St.
Omaha, NE 68117
402-331-8436
fun-plex.com

Heartland of America Park

The Heartland of America Park is a 31-acre retreat in downtown Omaha next to the Mississippi River. The park features a lake and two fountains that shoot 300-feet into the air. Just after dusk, computerized lights combine with the fountains to provide a light show. During the daylight hours, children can ride the General Marion tour boat, which will show them the park, including the lagoon and the Lewis & Clark landing.

Heartland of America Park
800 Douglas St.
Omaha, NE 68102
402-444-5955
cityofomaha.org/parks

Article Written By Si Kingston

Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.

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