Be Local Tourist

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How often do you visit the tourist sites in your own city? I’m guessing it is
not often!

Many New Yorkers have never seen the Statue of Liberty and I bet there are
many places where you live that you have never visited!

We’re all guilty of this! We get so caught up in our daily lives we forget that
we can have fun in our own city. We don’t have to go anywhere! If you’re
short on time and/or want to save some money, there’s no better way to
spend some free time than to wander locally. Chances are there are gems in
your own city that you’ve never seen because you’re busy leading your life
and following your daily routines.

Be a traveler in your own town and look at your home with new eyes! When
you become a local tourist, remember to check out of your house and into a
hotel. It’s important to get out of your familiar environment because if you stay home, you’ll find something to do around the house and create excuses for why you can’t sightsee. Staying in a different location can help give you that feeling of adventure, excitement, and unfamiliarity.

Let’s explore a variety of fun things to do right here in Omaha:

Henry Doorly Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium can be easily accessed by I-80. It is
accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its mission is conservation,
research, recreation, and education. Visiting the zoo is always a fun filled day!

Old Market

The Old Market is Omaha’s most historic, most entertaining neighborhood.
The cobblestone streets are home to a diverse mix of shopping, galleries,
restaurants, taverns, and people-watching.

Durham Museum

The Durham Museum is in downtown Omaha. The museum is dedicated to
preserving and displaying the history of the United States’ western region.
The museum is housed in Omaha’s former Union Station.

Lauritzen Gardens

Discover 100 acres of inspiring horticultural displays, including the rose
garden, Victorian garden, children’s garden, model railroad garden and the
all-new Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, featuring indoor tropical and
temperate garden spaces

Jocelyn Castle

Joslyn Castle invites you to learn more about where you live. Explore the
Joslyn family’s legacy in Omaha by taking a tour through their home or
attending a Joslyn Castle event.

College World Series

College World Series begins in June and runs for 10 or 11 days at TD
Ameritrade Park. Omaha has been hosting the event for 70 straight years.
The CWS consists of two double elimination brackets. The winners of each
faces off in a best-of-three finals series

Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is 3,000-feet of a footbridge across the
Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. It opened
on September 28, 2008, and is a great place for a scenic walk.

Fun Plex Water Park

Fun-Plex is the largest amusement park in Nebraska and the only place in
Nebraska with a roller coaster. It hosts a water park and ride park and includes other attractions such as go-karts, water slides, carnival type rides, splash pad, swimming and even a swim up bar! There is something fun for the entire family!

Omaha Children’s Museum

Get ready for the whole family to learn through play! Omaha Children’s
The museum is the most visited museum in Nebraska and features outstanding
interactive permanent exhibits focused on art, science and early childhood
education.

Escape Rooms

An Escape Room is a live-action team-based game where players
cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. Omaha has many different escape rooms to offer.

All of us a Capehart Family Dentistry hope that you find some fun ways to
make memories with your friends and family during the warm summer months
and a “STAYCATION” might be just the way to do that!