In and Around Omaha
Omaha Weather: The month of October in Omaha is usually sunny, cool, and dry. Average daytime temperatures range from 57-65 F (13-18 C), with night time temps that can range from 38-45F (3-8 C). Since the temps can be chilly, it's a good idea to pack clothing that can be layered. Long pants or jeans, pullovers, cardigans, sweaters, and a light coat or jacket are recommended. (Source: Weather Spark)
Things to Do
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Omaha, "The Gateway to the West", has no shortage of history, culture, art and beauty to offer. Area attractions you might want to consider:
The Old Market: The Old Market is a neighborhood located in the downtown, and features restaurants, art galleries and upscale shopping. The area retains its brick paved streets from the turn of the century, horse-drawn carriages, and covered sidewalks in some areas. It is not uncommon to see a variety of street performers, artists, and other vendors.
Walk On Bob: The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, that is! This stunning, 3,000-foot long walkway stretches across the Missouri River, giving pedestrians a spectacular view of Omaha’s skyline and an almost airborne experience. On the Nebraska side, enjoy the 3-acre Omaha Plaza with an interactive water jet fountain, River Critters Environmental Play Area and access to the National Park Service Visitors Center. Photo opp alert: stand in two states at the same time - one foot in Nebraska and one foot in Iowa!
The Durham Museum: The Durham Museum is located at 801 South 10th Street in downtown Omaha. The museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian, and is housed in Omaha's former grand Union Station, which is a National Historic Landmark. Exhibits include restored train cars, 1940s storefronts, and rare coins and documents. And don't miss a chance to enjoy an authentic phosphate or a malt at its authentic soda fountain!
Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research. Evolving from the public Riverview Park Zoo established in 1894, today the zoo includes several notable exhibits. It features the largest cat complex in North America; "Kingdoms of the Night" is the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; the Lied Jungle is one of the world's largest indoor rainforests, and the "Desert Dome" is one of the world's largest indoor deserts, as well as the largest glazed geodesic dome in the world.