Harrah's Council Bluffs Local Attraction
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Get local fare and local flair, only at Harrahs! Take a trip to the Mid-America Center for concerts, family shows, antique and craft shows, public ice skating, Ribfest, Festival of Trees and much more!
Visit www.midamericacenter.com or call (712) 323-0536 for more information on upcoming events at the MAC!
HENRY DOORLY ZOO & AQUARIUM
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo was named Best Zoo in America according to Reader’s Digest, May 2004 edition, and for good reason. Visit the Lied Jungle, the world’s largest indoor tropical rainforest, with some really interesting residents to amuse and awe you. Walk through a 70-foot tunnel as sharks and thousands of colorful reef fish swim overhead in their 850,000 gallon tank at the Scott Aquarium. Take a stroll through Hubbard Gorilla Valley, which gives the Omaha Zoo gorillas more room to enjoy all of their favorite activities, including watching visitors. If that isn’t enough to excite you, the Zoo boasts the world’s largest geodesic enclosed arid desert and nocturnal caverns.
DURHAM WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
The Durham Western Heritage Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute, is located in the beautifully restored Art Deco-style Union Station. Exhibits highlight the railroad history of the region. A model train exhibit represents a 1950s Union Pacific route. The Byron Reed Coin Gallery features rare coins, medals, tokens and autographs. The Smithsonian connection brings outstanding traveling exhibits to Omaha.
Early morning is a great time to start your visit at Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha’s Botanical Center. On this 100-acre site you will experience the beauty of a Victorian Garden, a rose garden, a bird sanctuary and a children’s garden. Song of the Lark Meadow features native wildflowers and grasses. Housed within a spacious and beautiful Visitors Center are a floral exhibit hall, seasonal flower displays, local art hangings, a popular gift shop and a resource library.
The Old Market is a historic downtown Omaha neighborhood that has been hosting visitors and residents for over 30 years. The area is rich with unique shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, bookstores, bakeries, art galleries, clothing stores and more. Fun anytime of the day or evening, and a “must visit” on your agenda.