I'm bringing a car to Omaha in very late June, early July. Dates are flexible. We're planning to take 2-3 days of driving split between two people. What are the best routes in terms of scenery and attractions to do overnight along the way? We are staying for about a week and flying back one-way to PHL. Ideas for what to do in Omaha are also needed. At least some of the activities in or around Omaha should be suitable for people under 21, although they don't all have to be. Museums, parks, sciency stuff, and hotel and restaurant recommendations all welcome. Assume an upper limit of $200 per person per day for 2-3 people, although this is fairly flexible both directions.
posted by skyl1n3
on May 14, 2014 -
We (two adults and a 3 year old) are planning a trip to Omaha zoo.
The main question I have is regarding the rides (train/tram). Is it similar to what they have in some national parks, where you can ride between locations (and get on/off as you please) instead of walking? or is it just one big ride through the zoo?
Any other info on the zoo or good restaurants for dinner in Omaha appreciated.
posted by WizKid
on May 13, 2014 -
For the first time ever, my partner and I will be taking a vacation together, and we're looking at either Omaha or Minneapolis. Looking for things we should see-- all suggestions welcome! [more inside]
posted by ElaineMc
on Mar 22, 2014 -
This weekend, a friend and I are going to spend 48 hours visiting Des Moines (Iowa), Omaha (Nebraska) and the places in-between. Do you have any recommendations for events this weekend we shouldn't miss? Or spots to visit? And any recommendation for the best steak restaurant along the route? Thanks!
posted by apennington
on Oct 7, 2013 -
Preparing to do fundraising for a new theater company in Omaha. Need reference material and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Nov 24, 2012 -
Where can one play good online poker with real players (or a program w/*really* good AI with weaknesses and styles)? Not for cash - just for practice. Ipad app or website fine. *Not* just Texas Hold'em/7 card stud, but finishing off the HORSE
class and beyond (Hi/Lo Omaha, Hi/Lo 7 card stud, Razz). Don't want scummy spyware or to have to give credit card info. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia
on Jul 2, 2012 -
Driving from Sacramento to Chicago along I-80. Any must-stop restaurants along the route (breakfast/lunch/dinner), without too much of a detour? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Jun 27, 2012 -
Road trip filter: Three friends in Iowa and Omaha over Fourth of July long weekend. What to see, where to eat (Omaha steak and otherwise) and how to celebrate Independence Day? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jun 24, 2011 -
In Omaha (from NYC) for a day and a half. I am looking for fun things to do. I like thrift stores, eccentric shops, indy fashion, tool hunting, history, and good food. Any suggestions?
posted by catrae
on Mar 7, 2011 -
Is taking a roadtrip through the midwest over a couple weeks during the winter (around the holidays) a horrible idea? Tentative idea is Detroit to Tulsa via a bunch of stops to see things/cities/people. Tentative route - Detroit to Fargo via I-94 (via Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul), Fargo to Kansas City via I-29 (via S. Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska) and then down to Tulsa. [more inside]
posted by emily37
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I need recommendations for Memorial Day weekend with two teenagers in Omaha, please. [more inside]
posted by chihiro
on Mar 20, 2010 -
Omaha Running Filter: I'll be in Omaha on business next week for my first visit. I'm training for a half-marathon and would like recommendations for a 3-5 mile run originating in the downtown area. Bonus points for a course that takes me into Council Bluffs. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay
on Oct 1, 2008 -
I'm producing a benefit concert, to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Do you know any bands or labels that might be interested in the cause? Maybe with a loved one with ALS? We're assembling a 1600-people show in Omaha, Nebraska.
posted by Sfving
on Jul 31, 2007 -
Omahafilter. Looking for suggestions on what to do (and where to eat) during a long weekend in Omaha. [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus
on Jan 3, 2006 -