10 Things to Do in Omaha for Baseball Fans

You've traveled the road to Omaha for the greatest show on dirt and now it's time to plan your between-game activities. We've got you covered. Below is a quick list to get you started on your Omaha exploration. With these ideas, your baseball weekend will be a home run!

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1.  Get a New View of the Omaha Zoo - On select days, visitors can enjoy one-of-a-kind backstage tours of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.  See what it takes to run the country’s largest indoor rainforest, and watch shark feedings at the world’s largest zoo aquarium. It’s a chance to explore one of the world’s best zoos from the inside-out!

2.  Challenge: Visit 15 Giant Blue Push Pins - We’ve made it easy for visitors to find the fun in Omaha by "marking" 15 top Omaha attractions with giant blue push pins.  Each attraction offers year-round, unique experiences that appeal to a wide range of interests and people: adventure seekers, history buffs, art lovers, lil (and big) engineers and everyone in between.  Download the pin map and visit all 15 locations.

3.   Join the Great Steak Debate - Where to find the best steak in Omaha is a never ending debate. But one thing we all agree on: a juicy Omaha steak is a must for visitors. Omaha steakhouses have earned a reputation for quality steaks flame-broiled, whiskey-doused and wood fire-grilled to perfection. Come for the games, stay for the steak. 

4.  Omaha Craft Brew Tour - Baseball and beer lovers are invited to meet our makers. Omaha’s craft brew scene is one of the most buzzed about in the beer world. Taste what everyone is talking about, and create your own tour of Omaha’s craft breweries.  Go to www.OmahaCraftBrew.com on your mobile device to plan your route. Cheers!

5.  Go Bobbing! - Meet Bob, one of Omaha’s most eligible bachelors with a larger-than-life personality.  The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge has become quite the character, but don’t take our word for it – follow him on Instagram and Twitter.  Take a walk on Bob, then stand in two states at once – take a selfie, and now you’re Bobbing!

6.  Answer the Call of the Wild - In between games, tailgating and general fan-mania, experience tranquility and serenity of Fontenelle Forest.  The peaceful nature center features nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie, and wetlands along the Missouri River.  Catch glimpses of wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife on your hike.

7.  Taste the Original - Foodies know the value of travel-worthy food, and Omaha gives new meaning to the word “legendary.” Omaha’s menu is filled with dishes that keep foodies friendly and full.  The Reuben sandwich was created at Omaha’s Blackstone Hotel in the early 1900s during a high stakes poker game. Since then, Omaha continues to perfect the American classic with Reuben hot spots found throughout the city.

8.  Take Off at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum - This 300,000 sq ft museum is dedicated to the nation’s most prized and rarely displayed military aircraft.  Experience the future of aviation and space travel, walk through two aircraft display hangers, and see Looking Glass, VooDoo, the Delta Dagger and more amazing flying machines.

9.  Visit Omaha’s Old Market - Stroll the cobblestone streets of Omaha’s historic Old Market Entertainment District. Shop unique boutiques for souvenirs, dine in chef-inspired restaurants, have a beer in a friendly neighborhood pub, or enjoy the sounds from the street musicians. 

10.  Get the Meat Sweats and Go Home Victorious - Baseball and burgers are the perfect pair and we've got the mother of all beef challenges. There's no calorie counting allowed during your baseball weekend, making it your chance to take down the Stellanator – a massive meat mountain weighing in at 4.5lbs. and 4,900 calories.  Few have finished the burger piled high with every possible burger toppings (seriously…more people have been to the moon)!

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