What to do
Joslyn Art Museum One of the nation’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture houses a huge collection, including a great Western art display. (402) 342-3300; joslyn.org
Lauritzen Gardens Two miles of paths wind through formal gardens, a garden with model railroads and an arboretum along the Missouri River Valley south of downtown. See reviews and ratings. (402) 346-4002; lauritzengardens.org
Old Market The 12-square-block revived warehouse district is a model for successful urban renewal. Covered sidewalks add historical charm to shops, galleries, restaurants and a popular brewpub. oldmarket.com
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Look for the spectacular Desert Dome along Interstate-80. Other highlights include more than 1,200 species, an aquarium, an Imax theater and the Skyfari, an open-air chairlift that takes you from one end of the zoo to the other. See reviews and ratings. (402) 733-8401; omahazoo.com
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha The NCAA Men’s College World Series in June draws fans to this new open-air stadium along the Missouri River. Game tickets go fast; plan ahead. See reviews and ratings. (402) 554-4404; cwsomaha.com
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