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Voted #1 in the United States, the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo is the top attraction here in Omaha. Minutes down the street from the CHI Health Center, enjoy a nice morning or evening before or after the conference with nature. There are so many exhibits to choose from including:

  • Owen Sea Lion Shores

  • Owen Sea Lion Pavilion

  • Asian Highlands

  • Scott African Grasslands

  • Bay Family Children's Adventure Trails

  • Dick & Mary Holland Meadowlark Theater

  • Desert Dome

  • Mahoney Kingdoms of the Night

  • Lied Jungle

  • Suzanne & Water Scott Aquarium

  • Hubbard Expedition Madagascar

  • Hubbard Gorilla Valley

  • Hubbard Orangutan Forest

  • Berniece Grewcock Butterfly & Insect Pavilion

  • Garden of the Senses

  • Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion

  • Simmons Aviary

  • Lagoon Island

  • Garden of the Senses

  • Simmons Aviary

There are so many things to do and see. We can promise you, you will not be disappointed! 

Zoo Hours:

Monday - Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm with buildings staying open until 6 pm.

Zoo Admission:

Adults (12 and Over): $25.95

Children (3-11) $18.95

Seniors (65 and over): $24.95

Children (2 and under): FREE

Military Adult (12 and Over): $24.95

Military Children (3-11): $17.95

Omaha's Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all.

Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the garden. Discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Relax while cultivating your mind in this living plant museum, conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills.


Adults: $10

Children 3 - 12: $5

Children Younger Than 2: FREE

Garden Hours:

Monday - Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

Garden Twilight Hours:

Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 am - 8 pm

Narrated Tram Tours:

One-hour narrated tram tours of the garden's 100-acre site are traditionally available May through October for $5 per person, $3 for garden members. Please note: on days with high pedestrian traffic, the tram may not run for the safety of our guests. 

Joslyn Art Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the visual arts of the highest quality, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of art for the benefit of a diverse audience. 

The Museum’s original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation. The Walter and Suzanne Scott Pavilion, a 58,000-square-foot addition built in 1994, was designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, as his first U.S. commission.

The Museum features galleries, a 1,000–seat concert hall, fountain court, education technology gallery, lecture hall, classrooms, café, and shop.

Museum Hours: 
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Hours may change for special exhibitions. 

Museum Admission: FREE

Making its home in one of Omaha's most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region. It also offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits, covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more through our affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution and strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field Museum. 

We encourage you to explore all that The Durham Museum has to offer! 

Museum Hours: 

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm

PLEASE NOTE: the last entry allowed is at 2:30 pm.

Timed tickets are required for all guests (regardless of age), including members.

Closed Mondays and major holidays*

Museum Admission:

Adults: $11

Seniors (62+): $8

Children (3-12) $7

Children Under 2: FREE

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.

Old Market Hours:

While generally the Old Market is open every day, the individual schedules of each business varies. We are a unique, eclectic, independently owned group of businesses. Please check with a business directly for current days and hours. 

Hotel direction: 4.4 miles SW
  • Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary

Driving directions

Turn Left on Abbott Drive toward downtown. Take a left onto North 10th Street. Hotel Entrance is to the right before Capitol Ave.


In most years, Omaha averages a daily maximum temperature for June that's between 80°  and 85° F and usually falls between 60° and 65° F in the evenings.


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