Points of Interest Near Visual Edge IT Omaha Nebraska

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Outside of a world-renowned conservation program, Omaha’s Zoo offers a variety of travel-worthy experiences. Walk through the world’s largest indoor desert and the largest indoor rainforest in North America. Explore exotic locations and underground caves to see thousands of animals from across the globe in their natural habitat. With more than 7 acres of indoor exhibits, Omaha’s Zoo is a year-round must-do.

Fontenelle Forest

This federally designated 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity is a National Natural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Fontenelle Forest owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass over 2,100 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills.

Fun-Plex Waterpark & Rides

During the summer, visitors flock to Fun-Plex to cool down in Nebraska’s largest waterpark. The waterpark features several exciting attractions for those of all ages. The first attraction is the Motion Ocean Wave Pool, where visitors can grab a floatable then grab some rocking waves. If the wave pool is too much for you, try the Lazzzy River. Here, guests can chill on a tube as the river carries them away. If you’re not a waterpark person, Fun-Plex has plenty more to offer. Guests can race each other in either traditional go-karts or on the slick track, a specialty go-kart track. If you want something a little slower, you can crash into your friends and family in the park’s bumper cars or boats.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

This stunning, 3,000-foot long walkway stretches across the Missouri River, giving pedestrians a spectacular view of Omaha’s skyline and an almost airborne experience. On the Nebraska side, enjoy the 3-acre Omaha Plaza with an interactive water jet fountain, and access to the National Park Service Visitors Center. The bridge is connected to more than 150 miles of nature trails – visitors love to bike and walk on Bob. Enjoy live music in the Plaza area on Fridays during the summer. The plaza is surrounded by a large amphitheater-like grass seating.

Heartland of America Park

In September of 2013, Mayor Jean Stothert flipped the switch and turned back on the key feature of the Heartland of America Park that had been missing since the 2011 Missouri River Flood – its 250-foot fountain. The fountain once again dazzles with vibrant light shows and entertains visitors that walk the path around the park. The Fountain runs from Spring to Fall, with lights turning on daily from 8:00pm – 11:00pm.