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Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha

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Must see · Aquarium · Zoo
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  • Having been to several top of the line zoos, I was skeptical that a world class zoo would be in Omaha. I was wrong. The zoo was laid out very well (though they need more signs indicating what... 
    Having been to several top of the line zoos, I was skeptical that a world class zoo would be in Omaha. I was wrong. The zoo was laid out very well (though they need more signs indicating what...  more »
  • One of best zoos in world. Some animals were hiding, but living space is bigger here than other zoos, making it easy for animals to be out of site. Need 2 days to visit. Different. Exhibits were... 
    One of best zoos in world. Some animals were hiding, but living space is bigger here than other zoos, making it easy for animals to be out of site. Need 2 days to visit. Different. Exhibits were...  more »
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  • Omaha has a lot to offer especially for people wanting something within a few hours for a weekend. You can easily make a day out of only the things near the entrance. The desert dome is warm (oh, you guessed that?) and surprisingly quiet and not packed. The jungle is really cool. The food there is above average as well and having an aquarium even if it isn’t the best on I have seen, being built into the zoo is really cool.
  • Best zoo I've ever visited. There's tons of really interesting displays unlike I've seen elsewhere that transports you to the environment the animals live (e.g. an actual indoor jungle, indoor desert, etc.). Even with so much, it doesn't feel like a huge place to have to walk around. All of the best buildings are close to the entrance and there's plenty of fun modes of transportation to get to the back of the zoo like the train or sky tram. I can't wait to try one of the events where you can spend the night at the zoo. Whoever is in charge really operates it like an attraction more than a series of buildings with cages for animals. It's really fantastic and I hope other zoos take note. My kiddos are really lucky to grown up near Omaha.

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