Vacation Ideas for a Nebraska Excursion
As Nebraska's largest city, it only makes sense that Omaha is home to a wide array of attractions and activities to make your getaway exciting and fulfilling. It's a truly unique city with a diverse population - its home to a multitude of culturally vibrant neighborhoods that serve as home to an array ethnic communities, and many are surprised to learn that the city is home to the largest number of millionaires per capita.
The locale is known for its down-home hospitality as well as its historical and cultural sites. The best way to commute is by way of the Omaha International Airport. While you’re in town, be sure to try out these vacation ideas on your trip:
Visit the Historical Landmarks
Take your car rental over to the Dundee-Happy Hollow area for an afternoon at Memorial Park. This green space is home to beautiful flora, sports fields and plenty of trails, but its most unique feature is the array of historical monuments.
These pieces commemorate the men and women who were killed or went missing in World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. Another must-see is the birthplace of Malcolm X. While his original home no longer stands here, a marker signifying the site honors the birth of this famed American activist.
Explore the Museums
Travelers can to navigate between the multitudes of institutions contained within this city easily with a rental car. Begin with a trip to the Durham Western Heritage Museum, a renovated train station that is widely considered one of the best displays of art deco architecture in the country.
Aerospace fans won't want to miss out on the Strategic Air and Space Museum, which showcases old warplanes and other historic pieces. Those who bring the kids along can let the young ones explore the educational exhibits and interactive displays at the Omaha Children's Museum.