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Planning trip through Omaha in March, anything we can do?

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Planning trip through Omaha in March, anything we can do?

We are planning on visiting the Platte River to see the sandhill cranes in March. We have to fly into Omaha and probably spend a night on each end of our Sunday-Thursday excursion. Not seeing much to do in Omaha, esp. in the middle of winter. Any ideas? We are into antiques, art, animals etc. Or is there somewhere else to stay between Omaha and Linden, Nebraska?

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1. Re: Planning trip through Omaha in March, anything we can do?

First thing that comes to mind Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, or Joslyn Art Museum . Farther west Grand Island Sthur Museum,Minden Pioneer Village, And Kearney the Archway. Internet searches will give you lots of information on these stops.

I assume you mean Lincoln rather than Linden. As you are flying into Omaha that is probably a good place to stay for the start and end of your trip. If you are planning on driving back and forth on the days you are here I would suggest staying in Grand Island or Kearney more centrally located for crane viewing.

Do a search of Cranes at Rowe Sanctuary near Gibbon Ne. This site will give you alot of useful information. Come prepared for a variety of weather March in Ne. can be quite unpredictable. Above all enjoy your trip, the crane migration is certainly a sight to behold.

This time of the year there usually are depending on the weather thousands of geese, canadians and snow's

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2. Re: Planning trip through Omaha in March, anything we can do?

Both Lincoln and Omaha have quite a few antique stores. Most of them are where different dealers rent a space to display their items for sale. Lincoln has several B&B in historic restored homes.

The crane migration is truly amazing. You can see them standing in the field as you are traveling on I-80. For the best viewing, take some of the back roads or reserve a spot to watch the cranes from a blind. Watching the thousands going out to eat in the morning or coming back in the evening will never be forgottten.

At exit 426 on I-80, you will find the Strategic Air and Space Museum. In a climate controlled building you will find many restored planes from different wars. When we were there last they were working on restoring another aircraft in a very large room. You can view them doing the work.

Further down the road on Highway 6 in Asland is Cheri-O's. Here you will find the look and feel of an old-fashioned soda fountain with the taste of a modern coffee shop.

Lincoln has the Sheldon Art Gallery, Lux Center for the Arts, and many other smaller art galleries. Also, you can tour the capital building and see all of the many mosiacs. Please feel free to ask other questions.

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3. Re: Planning trip through Omaha in March, anything we can do?

All excellent suggestions! If you have time to take in a show, both Omaha and Lincoln have very active concert schedules. In Omaha, check out ticketomaha.com for professional symphony and broadway shows. For example, I believe Mama Mia is here during March. Similar events can be found at the Lied Center for performing Arts in Lincoln. Ticketmaster.com will give you ideas for the Qwest Center if you are interested in country/rock, etc. Have a great trip!

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