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  • Downtown Omaha

A Weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

In less than three hours you can drive from Kansas City to Omaha, Nebraska. Once there you will find a multitude of attractions, activities, and oddities to keep you occupied. We have made this trip on multiple occasions, and it seems that we always find plenty to keep us busy. This place makes for a wonderful three day weekend destination, and you can still get back home early enough on the Sunday to catch your breath. Continue reading

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Crossing the Plains – Rocky Mountain Trip Part 1

When you hear someone speak of great American road-trips a flood of images can run through your mind. Whether you prefer mountains, beaches or small town USA, all of these can be found on the road. This is our favorite way to travel, as it allows us to immerse ourselves in the scenery. While short trips are easiest to plan and execute, sometimes we feel the need for a long journey. Such was the case when we made our two week Rocky Mountain Road Trip.Continue reading

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Back in Time at Durham Museum

As times change many cities are faced with the dilemma of what to do with some of their grandiose historical buildings. Larger cities were often rail hubs, and have massive station houses that have seen thousands of visitors over the decades. In Omaha, Nebraska they turned their Union Station into a rail and history museum. Originally opened in 1931, this train station quickly became one of the busiest in the nation with 64 passenger trains daily. As the construction of major highways increased, so the use of train travel decreased. In 1971, the last passenger train departed this station, and it closed it’s doors. Fortunately, in 1996 after a $22 million renovation, the doors reopened, and now it is home to the Durham Museum.Continue reading

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Take Flight at the Strategic Air Command Museum

Just south of Omaha you will come across the Offutt Air Force Base. This fairly nondescript area happens to be the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command. Nestled in the middle of farmland, just off exit 426 from Interstate 80, travelers will come across the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Strategic Air Command, while educating the public in the areas of aviation and science.Continue reading

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Be Amused at Fort Cody Trading Post

Located on the north side of I-80, in North Platte, Nebraska, you can find the Fort Cody Trading Post. This iconic tourist trap is designed to replicate an old frontier fort on the plains. The name is obviously associated with “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the scout, buffalo hunter, and showman. A larger than life placard stands in the parking lot, and helps guide potential visitors to the site. It is an appropriate memorial, as Buffalo Bill lived in North Platte for many years.Continue reading

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Talk To The Animals at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

We Kansas Citians are very fortunate to have a good selection of zoos to choose from, within a fairly reasonable driving distance. The Kansas City Zoo is a decent park, but doesn’t have the monetary sponsors that a couple of the others in the Midwest are blessed with. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska has been wildly successful in part due to the corporate funding they have been provided. Being less than a 3 hour drive away makes this park a great option for a day trip, which we recently experienced. Continue reading