Tag Archive: Nebraska

Oct 30

Saddle Rock Trail: Scottsbluff


Saddle Rock Trail is the trail at Scottsbluff National Monument.  A paved 3-mile round trip hike to the top of Scottsbluff.  A scenic trek that is good for the first-time visitor as well as a good workout for those that live in the area.  Unfortunately, the Saddle Rock Trail has been shut down since 2015 …

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Oct 24

Scotts Bluff National Monument


Remembering the fond days of sitting in the computer lab starting at the green screen of the Apple IIE and watching Johnny get diphtheria.  Ahh the days spent on the Oregon Trail.  Getting the chance to see some of those landmarks at Scotts Bluff National Monument was a real treat for me.  Yes, I am …

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Jun 25

Omaha Children’s Museum: Fantastic Family Fun


The Omaha Children’s Museum was a fantastic family fun outing during our time in Nebraska.  We take our children all over the place.  Mainly to see things that we want to see.  Hoping that they will like it.  But to a 3-year-old waterfalls, museums, and hikes all kind of run together after a while.  So …

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Jun 22

Pioneer Courage Park


Pioneer Courage Park is a downtown Omaha memorial dedicated to those that settled the land.  This monument to those pioneers begins at Pioneer Courage Park and ends at the Nebraska Wilderness Park.  Together these two parks have more than 100 individual bronze statues giving a glimpse of the daring tenacity of the pioneer spirit.  We …

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Jul 25

Great Zoo Exhibit: Scott Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium


Scott Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium The Scott Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium is one of the many key exhibits located in Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska.  This aquarium first opened its doors in 1995 and just went under an extensive remodeling in 2012.  The Scott Kingdom of the …

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Jul 10

Great Zoo Exhibit: The Lied Jungle

Scarlet Macaw

The Lied Jungle Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium The Lied Jungle is one of the largest immersive rain forest zoo exhibits in the world at 1.5 acres of space complete with a 50-foot waterfall I would say this is as close as a person can get to a rainforest without actually going to one.  Karen and …

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Jan 10

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari


Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari near Ashland, Nebraska just 30 miles southwest of Omaha, is a four mile, drive-through North American wildlife safari.  The price was very reasonable for what it is and provides ample opportunities to see and photograph some of the finest wildlife in North America.  What few drive-through safaris …

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Dec 05

Henry Doorly Zoo: Like Taking a Trip around the World without leaving Omaha


The Henry Doorly Zoo located in Omaha, Nebraska has some of the most amazing exhibits to visit and those places will have any visitor thinking that this is the greatest zoo in the states.  Unfortunately other areas of the park will have any visitor thinking that this is just an ordinary zoo.  The Henry Doorly …

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Nov 21

Strategic Air and Space Museum: A Big Museum from a Little Place

SR-71 Blackbird

Karen and I were a little apprehensive about going to this museum since it is basically in the middle of nowhere Nebraska, but we walked away presently surpised at the quality of this military museum.  If you want to see some of the most strategic aircraft in the United States Air Force history then this is …

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