I feel like I’ve been pretty much M-I-A all summer, but it’s definitely been somewhat of a hectic one! So the future hubs had to go work in Nebraska for a little over a month this summer, then Madden & I decided to go visit for and take a nice break from Louisiana, and with that I decided to put together an article about everything you can do within a weekend in Omaha! Honestly I was impressed, there is actually quite a bit of interesting artifacts in this Midwest city.
First things first, family fun! We visited the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo for a day filled with fun. We actually didn’t get to go through all of it, one because it was so big and two madden and I tend to not do well in the August blazing sun. If you have children this place is a must, I was blown away by everything they have to do there. It also has the aquarium on site, a splash pad, and a huge children’s playground. We also ended up taking the ski lift back to the other side of the zoo, and I recommend because you get so many more views than you would by walking on foot (Check out my Instagram highlights for the ski lift video). This zoo has the largest indoor desert, and for some reason I was so drawn the dome.
A few things to know beforehand:
- Bring a towel and extra clothes if you plan on visiting splash pad.
- Tickets start at $21 but the aquarium is included as well.
- Just know you will be there and walking all day long, this place is huge!
- Also if you look closely, they do have sunscreen dispensers, which I thought was awesome!
Then after the zoo, we went over to a little place called La Michiocana for some elotes and a mango smoothie. Seriously amazing so good, and if you’ve never had elote before you’re not living your best foodie life yet!
Heading into Iowa
You can step onto the Iowa/Nebraska border on the pedestrian bridge. This is called the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge located in either Council Bluffs, Iowa or Omaha, Nebraska.
When you’re ready for a good ole fashion hamburger and shake for lunch head over to Christy Creme. I let Justin pick lunch and this is where he chose, and it was good. I opted for French fries and a root beer float. This little place definitely gives you the small town vibes, and having a root beer float on a hot summers day took me back to the days when I lived in a small town in Oklahoma and my grandparents served my brother and I root beer floats mid-afternoon after a swim in the pool. This place seems to be a necessity for the locals.
Our last stop, Bayliss Park located in the heart of Council Bluffs. All in all, we didn’t get to do as much as I would’ve liked. Omaha has a beautiful downtown area if you get the chance to go, and if you are into baseball this town LOVES baseball.
If you get a chance, check out my Instagram story highlights under ‘travel’ to check out all the cool pictures and videos of things we got to experience!