Tag Archives: Omaha School Trips

Lake Manawa

Lake Manawa About 13 miles southeast of Omaha, across the Missouri River, you will find Lake Manawa State Park, the 1,529-acre parkland that holds the ever-popular 772-acre Lake Manawa. This is the 'premier boating spot in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area' and provides seemingly endless outdoor recreation options for visitors. Here are just a handful of…
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Mt. Crescent Ski Area

Mt. Crescent Ski Area Where your outdoor adventure begins! Welcome to the Mt. Crescent Ski Area, the #1 place to learn to ski and snowboard and to sled! Located just 15 miles northeast of Omaha within the mountainous terrain of the Iowa Bluffs, this fun winter sports wonderland is perfect for any visiting groups looking…
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Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Union Pacific Railroad Museum Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, just 5 minutes from Omaha across the Missouri River, you will find the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. This history museum features unique interactive exhibits covering the Union Pacific Railroad, one of the most influential transportation systems of its time. This museum is free and opens each…
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Lewis & Clark Landing

Lewis & Clark Landing While in Omaha take your student group to the Lewis and Clark Landing, the 23-acre public park that sits along the riverwalk of the scenic Missouri River. This historically important site commemorates the original Lewis and Clark landing in 1804. Learn all about these explorers at the Lewis and Clark National…
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Heartland of America Park

Heartland of America Park For a nice change of pace and an excuse to stretch those legs during your Omaha outing be sure to stop at the Heartland of America Park. This 31-acre public park runs right through the heart of Omaha, sitting along the Missouri River, and provides gorgeous views and opportunities for outdoor…
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Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest If your student group is looking for some exercise, fresh air, and outdoor education while in Omaha visit Fontenelle Forest, the 2100 acre nature zone near Bellevue, Nebraska. Fontenelle Forest features the Neale Woods Nature Center, various hiking trails through the forest, school education programs and camps, a gift shop, and several different…
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Holy Family Shrine

Holy Family Shrine One of the most architecturally gorgeous structures in all of Nebraska awaits you on the outskirts of Gretna, Nebraska; the Holy Family Shrine. This spectacular 'church of glass' is just about 3o minutes from Omaha and features unique beauty within a peaceful and spiritual setting. This holy place is meant for travelers…
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Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts [caption id="attachment_40014" align="alignright" width="425"] Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Courtesy of Visit Omaha[/caption] Our vision is to inspire an open and diverse dialogue on the critical issues that give shape and meaning to the human condition. - Bemis Center Welcome to the Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, the Omaha contemporary…
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Joslyn Castle

Joslyn Castle Explore the Joslyn family's lasting legacy in Omaha by taking a tour through their home or attending a Joslyn Castle event. Welcome to Omaha's Joslyn Castle, the locally beloved historic mansion that once belonged to George and Sarah Joslyn. The Joslyn Castle is located within the Gold Coast Historic District and was first built…
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The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum [caption id="attachment_37429" align="alignright" width="250"] The Durham Museum Omaha Credit Danielle Bopp[/caption] The Durham Museum provides countless opportunities to discover Omaha’s history. Welcome to The Durham Museum, the art deco train station turned museum that holds various displays on Omaha history as well as different traveling exhibits. This train station dates back to…
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