Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha's Botanical Center#5 in Best Things To Do in Omaha
The Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha's Botanical Center blooms with roses, herbs and peonies, among other flowers and greenery. And there are 3 miles of trails on which to enjoy these sweet-smelling specimens.
Recent travelers said this is a must-visit, especially for families. In addition to the outdoor gardens, the attraction also boasts an indoor conservatory as well as a model railroad garden (a hit with little kids). For those not up for the walk, reviewers suggest taking the tram (which costs $3 per person) for an hour-long, narrated tour of the 100-acre property. Keep in mind that the tram is only in operation from May through October.
You'll find the property along the river, just northeast of the Henry Doorly Zoo. The gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but between the beginning of May and the beginning of September, the gardens stay open until 8 p.m. for Garden Twilight, an annual summer event that allows garden patrons to enjoy the landscape at dusk. Admission costs $5 for children ages 6 to 12, $10 for adults and is free for children younger than 6. For more information, visit the garden's website.
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