Omaha – Things to do with your Team

With its pioneering history and beautiful Great Plains scenery, Omaha, Nebraska boasts an expansive array of interesting sites, enriching cultural experiences, and fun activities. As the largest city in the state, Omaha features a thriving tourist industry with much to offer teams. If you and your sports team are planning a visit to this vibrant city, be sure to keep the following destinations and attractions in mind as you develop your travel itinerary. If you’re looking for hotels in Omaha or will be playing a tournament at the CenturyLink Center, make sure to check out our links to help you out.


Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

With its 2,000 acres of upland and lowland landscapes, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center offers visitors a wealth of scenic trails to explore. Lakes, waterways, and wetlands attract a wide array of wildlife to this area of the prairie. The nature center features group workshops and educational programming for kids of all ages. Programs include native wildlife as well as hikes to the forest’s observation tower. Your team is sure to enjoy a visit to the tower to witness the astounding views of the marshlands that surround it. 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005


Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsRegarded as one of the best zoos in the country, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium boasts one of the largest wild cat complexes in North America. From its indoor rainforest, known as the Lied Jungle, to its Kingdoms of the Night nocturnal swamp, the zoo features incredibly realistic exhibits that house its wealth of animals. One of the zoo’s highlights is, of course, its aquarium, which features a shark tank, coral reef, and penguin exhibit. Other popular exhibits of the zoo include its Durham Family Bear Canyon that is home to polar bears and other furry friends, and the Desert Dome, that boasts the largest indoor desert setting. When the kids get tired from exploring on foot, be sure to take a ride on the Skyfari to take an aerial tram around the zoo for a bird’s eye view of the animal exhibits below. 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107


Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area

Located west of Omaha, Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area is a popular place to hike, cycle, explore trails, and fish. Although camping is not permitted, there are picnic areas, bike paths, and even baseball and soccer fields. The kids in your group can enjoy a wide array of outdoor pastimes while getting to know Omaha’s natural surroundings. Boating is a popular activity on the lake, too, and the kids in your group will enjoy spending the morning or afternoon exploring this unique lake. 3808 S 154th St, Omaha, NE 68144


River City Star Riverboat

Your team probably prefers to be in a hotel close to your sports venue. But when you are done competing, jump onboard and take a paddleboat ride on the Missouri River to enjoy a sightseeing cruise. The River City Star Riverboat is outfitted with historic 1940s style and will give your kids a glimpse into what life was like for historic river travelers. During your journey, you’ll be guided along the river where you’ll learn about Lewis and Clark and the sites where they stopped along the way as they headed west. The route will take you past imposing bluffs, bridges, a naval yard, and enchanting Nebraska landscapes. Although reservations aren’t required, it’s a good idea to reserve spots if you’re traveling with a group. 151 Freedom Park Rd, Omaha, NE 68102


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TD Ameritrade Park

Omaha - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAs the ball field of the College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park attracts a myriad of baseball lovers. During baseball season, the field is home to the Creighton University Bluejays, but when the bats aren’t swinging, the park features various events like music concerts and Omaha festivals. The stadium also features community races and puts on fireworks displays. If your group enjoys baseball, be sure to procure some bleacher seats to enjoy some exciting college sports. 1200 Mike Fahey St, Omaha, NE 68102


Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

As a treasured natural setting, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park brims with outdoor fun for groups. Enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, and biking when you visit. The park features various types of lodging accommodations including rustic cabins. The park features incredible views of the Platte River and even trail rides that the whole group can enjoy together. If your team is visiting Omaha during the winter months, be sure to check out the park’s fun skating and sledding activities. 28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003


Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Patch

If you’re visiting Omaha during harvest season, be sure to take your group of tweens and teens to Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Patch to enjoy hayrides, bonfires, and other seasonal activities. While hayrides are offered throughout the year, the fall season is prime time at this venue. Kids can pick pumpkins, enjoy corn mazes, and even explore a haunted house. If you happen to be visiting Omaha during berry season, be sure to plan a trip so the kids can enjoy some summer berry picking as a special treat. 11001 South 48th Street, Papillion, NE 68133


Lewis and Clark Landing

Located on the Missouri River, the Lewis and Clark Landing features 23 acres of river-front park land where visitors can relax or stroll the grounds. Highlights of the landing include landmarks like the Omaha Firefighters Memorial Monument and the Lewis and Clark interactive exhibits. Located near the landing is the famous Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, a 3,000 foot walking bridge that connects two states, Nebraska and Iowa. Omaha boasts many green spaces and well-kept parks. If your group is looking to do some shopping for souvenirs or want to enjoy lunch in a picturesque part of town, be sure to set aside some time to explore the Old Market District, which features cobblestone streets as well as plenty of eclectic cafes where kids are sure to find cheeseburgers and milkshakes on the menu. 345 Riverfront Dr, Omaha, NE 68102


When visiting this interesting city, be sure to include as many of these destinations as you can on your itinerary.