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Things to Do Near the Omaha Zoo

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If you have planned a trip to Omaha with your family, then a visit to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is likely on the itinerary. While this is one of the most popular things to do in Omaha, there’s certainly plenty of other fun family-friendly attractions and activities to check out.

At Magnolia Omaha, we recommend the following things to do near the Omaha Zoo with your family:

Lauritzen Gardens

The zoo is a wonderful place for families to visit new animals and interact with the zookeepers, but it can be a noisy and chaotic day. Less than a mile away from the zoo is an oasis in the heart of Omaha. Lauritzen Gardens are botanical gardens that are designed to be peaceful and pleasing to the senses. It’s a great place for parents to unwind while their children learn about the flora and fauna of the region.

Kenefick Park

Located on the Lauritzen Gardens property is Kenefick Park, a unique park that offers free admission to all who want to enter it. Sitting at the corner of this park are two iconic locomotives. Children love to get up close and personal with these locomotives and learn about the impact they had on the Union Pacific Railroad. It’s the perfect place to have a family picnic.  

Get Out: Omaha

About two miles away from the zoo is a thrilling family-friendly attraction. Get Out: Omaha is the most well-known escape room in the city. When you enter this attraction, you and your children will have to work together to get out. It’s a challenging escape room that at this point only has a 25 percent success rate. It only takes an hour of your time, but you will surely make lifelong memories as you complete this live-action family puzzle.

After a busy day at the zoo and taking in the sights of Omaha, you will want to bring your family back to a place where you can rest in style. At Magnolia Omaha, we offer our guests a sophisticated yet comfortable experience. We pride ourselves on our welcoming staff and our premier amenities, and we strive to personalize the experience for every person who stays with us.

Contact us today to book your family trip to Omaha.