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48 Hours in Omaha

Monday, August 17, 2020 12:00 PM by The Down Lo

Everything to Eat, See and Do in the Midwest's Most Surprising City

Smack dab in the middle of the country, Omaha is easy to get to from all directions and a great long weekend destination you probably haven’t considered. Here’s what to do once you’re there.

When Molly at Fontenelle Forest excitedly recommended we explore a forest hidden gem, we headed east.

On the other side of 19 miles of trails and 1,400 acres of land are the wetlands, where a triangle of trails takes visitors “in the know” on a unique journey.

A quarter-mile long boardwalk leads to a double-decker observation blind overlooking a sprawling marsh. We crossed a former dumping ground on a path ingrained with centuries-old brick and earthenware. We crossed a bridge ingeniously made of a downed cottonwood tree, completing our trek