• Durham Museum - a must see if you're in Omaha!
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    Travel: Four Days in Omaha

    Four days in Omaha! This summer we were in Omaha on business and had a bit of fun exploring the mid-western city. From the zoo to eats, Omaha didn’t disappoint. Check out some photos and be sure to visit the individual posts if you’re travelling to Nebraska. Four Days in Omaha Accommodations, Eats, and Getting Around Things to do in Omaha Okay – time for some photos, let’s revisit some of our favourite memories from our time in the mid-west. Oh, and if you’re looking…

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    Travel: Omaha Transit

    Omaha transit – the best (and cheapest) way to travel around Omaha. We took the ORBT up to Target, and took the standard bus to the zoo, the farmer’s market, and to the gardens. The schedule is reliable and the public transit in Omaha is way under utilized. It’s not like the L-Train in Chicago, but Bryce and I were shocked how little local residents used the bus. It’s $1.25 a trip, so very cost effective. Okay, let’s checkout some photos. Omaha Transit First, the…

  • Omaha Dinner Eats - some of the best restaurants in Omaha for dinner.
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    Travel: Omaha Dinner Eats

    Omaha dinner eats – some of the best restaurants in Omaha for dinner. My favourite? M’s Pub! Yet I’ll share a few other top picks, too. Okay, let’s check out some awesome eats. Oh, and don’t forget to check out Omaha Breakfast or Omaha Lunch eats if you haven’t already. Omaha Dinner Eats M’s Pub The Boiler Room Jams First, M’s Pub is great for a casual dinner, especially if you’re in the Old Market. It’s classic old-school pub food, with meat sandwiches, french onion…

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    Travel: Durham Museum

    Durham Museum – it’s an old train station, one utilized by Union Pacific Railway, that’s been turned into a museum. It’s a must see if you’re in Omaha. The historical architecture is beautiful. Okay, let’s check out some photos. Durham Museum Nothing better than snagging a quick pic of the entry and having my amazing husband strike a pose. I love this guy! Side note here, one mistake we made while travelling around Omaha was not bringing my backpack. When we visited the Old Market…

  • Bob's Bridge - the great joining of Nebraska and Iowa!
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    Travel: Bob’s Bridge

    Bob’s bridge joins Nebraska and Iowa and spans across the Missouri River for a total of 0.9 kilometres. Visit at night when it’s cool and the lights reflect off the water. Okay, photo time! Bob’s Bridge Check out this welcome sign – there are a few on the bridge – and you better bet I got stickers! The bridge is beautiful at night, and it’s not as busy, either. The Nebraska side has a lot of seating, where as the Iowa side has a lot…

  • Kenefick Park, home of two of the greatest locomotives ever to power Union Pacific Railroad.
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    Travel: Kenefick Park

    Kenefick Park is home to the greatest locomotives to power the Union Pacific Railroad, and it’s right beside the Lauritzen Gardens and the Marjorie K Daugherty Conservatory. These trains are massive, let’s climb the stairs and check these beasts out. We almost didn’t visit the park, the stairs (there’s a lot of them) looked daunting after a long morning in the sun and I’ll admit, we were hungry. Knowing we probably wouldn’t be visiting Omaha again, we hustled up the stairs and were pleasantly surprised.…

  • Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, a top Omaha attraction!
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    Travel: Marjorie K Daugherty Conservatory

    Marjorie K Daugherty Conservatory is one of Omaha’s top attractions. It’s full of so many beautiful plants and a cozy cafe. Plus, it just flat out smells awesome. Okay, let’s check out some photos. One of my favourite things about visiting conservatories (we have an awesome one in Edmonton!) is seeing the grown up version of the plants we have at home. An elephant’s foot is a great example – we have 3 and they’re oh, so tiny. Marjorie K Daugherty Conservatory Photo time! This…