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9505 South 142nd St.
Omaha, NE 68138
Phone: (402) 896-9500
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The jewel here is Wehrspann Lake. Area fishermen love it. Good catches abound, but you may not always have something to take home. The Natural Resources District strongly encourages everyone to catch and release surviving fish back into the water. The recreation area also features an extensive trail system stretching more than seven miles. The trek gives bikers, hikers and joggers a chance to enjoy Nebraska's beauty. Admission is free.
The 20 acres (8 hectares) of Scary Acres are located in the southeastern part of Omaha, near the Chalco Hills Recreational Area. One of the most popular and frequently-visited haunted attractions in the state, Scary Acres will not disappoint those looking for fearsome-looking clowns, demons, ghosts and even re-enactments of scenes from famous horror films. Among the attractions at this park, one will find a Corn Maze, a Master’s Castle, Haunted Woods, House on the Hill and much more. Besides the attractions inside this park, Scary Acres also plays host to annual events like Midwest Renaissance Festival. Call for more information.
Nestled amid a growing suburb, this lake and recreation area sits on more than 1,000 acres of land. You will find baseball fields and a soccer field, features not available at similar city lakes. Of course, fishing and boating are the main attractions. Visitors also make good use of the biking and walking path. No matter the weather, bring along something to eat. Covered picnic areas ensure not even a rain shower will ruin your lunch or supper. Admission is free.
Originally The Millard Library, it was established in 1952, and it wasn't until 1971 that it became one of the Omaha Public Libraries. Now triple the size of the original library, the expansion has made it more popular and facilitated with modern amenities. The Omaha Public Library - Millard Branch has a computer system with the internet for children and teens as well as adults. The library, like other Omaha Public Libraries, conducts events such as the Summer and Fall Flower Arranging and Brown Bag Lunch with Joy Johnson. Do contact the library for details and to find out how you can be a part of their events.
Omaha's largest water park and ride complex features a variety of games and activities. Take a ride down the Typhoon water slides, float around in the Lazy River, or ride the waves of the Motion Ocean. Land-lovers may choose to zip around the go-cart track, ride the state's only roller coaster, or enjoy a classic ride on the Carousel. Fun Plex offers many other attractions to please any member of the family, big or small.
Located in the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel & Convention Center, the CoCo Key Water Resort is the perfect place to take the whole family for some fun. Even better, this resort is indoors, meaning it is open throughout the entire year. The main attraction here is the three-story tall water slide, which provides quite a thrill. So whether you want to get some relief from a sweltering Omaha summer day or want to escape a cold winter day, this water park is the perfect destination.
The St. Michael Lutheran Church is one of the most beautiful and oldest surviving religious landmark in Omaha. Not only does it symbolize a higher power but also beauty. Other than its aesthetic attributes, this church is also a place that welcomes any and everyone who wants to devote a bit of their time for peace and prayers. Thus, if you are looking for a bit of serenity, a visit to the St. Michael Lutheran Church would do you good. For further details, do visit their website.
Omaha Public Library - W. Clarke Swanson Branch opened its doors to eager and inquisitive readers and researchers in 1966. Now the library is equipped with computers and the internet and even has special access for teens and kids. The facility conducts quite a few events and runs a few clubs like Rent a Computer Geek, Swanson Swingers Book Club, Witty Whimsical Women Book Club, to name a few. To drop-off the books head to the parking lot on the east side. Do contact them for more details.
Mature trees shade a trail that winds behind the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. Students and nearby homeowners come here often to jog and walk. Be sure to look for a recently refurbished fountain. A natural spring feeds the Spring Grotto, although these days a city well helps to supplement the flow. It is surrounded by a sunken garden. Each July, the park hosts Omaha's Shakespeare on the Green event. Elmwood Park Golf Course stretches along the southern side.
The Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch of the Omaha Public Library is one of the most well-stocked libraries in the state. The library is also known for its art. The brilliant stained-glass windows, the famous ceramic fish sculpture and the library quilt are all beautiful pieces of art. Omaha Public Library - Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch conducts regular events such as the Afternoon Elkhorn Book Discussion Group. Do contact the library or check their website for details on how to enroll for their events, use the resources they provide and also what informative material is available for kids to learn.
This large green space sits in the middle of the city. You cannot miss it while driving down busy Dodge Street. A sea of lush, green grass reaches up to a white monument dedicated to Omahans who died in World War II. A separate memorial honors the men and women killed in Korea and Vietnam. Local citizens raised the money needed to establish the park in 1944. Tall hills offer one of the best sled rides in the city.
Built in 1956, Omaha Public Library - Willa Cather Branch, like other Omaha Public Libraries is well-stocked and provides internet access with special computers for children and teens. The library also organizes a number clubs and events like the Baby & Me Storytime, Toddler/Preschool Storytime among others. You can even register yourself for these events on their website. Do contact them for more information.