Fall has got to be my favorite season. Jeans are my clothing soulmate, the trees look gorgeous, and the windows are open to let in much needed air after Summer. Add in apple picking, pumpkin carving, and trails of foliage and well, Fall is pretty awesome! If you live in the Omaha Metro, or are planning a trip, here are 10 Fall Activities in the Omaha Metro Area to experience!
10 Fall Activities in the Omaha Metro Area
#1 Lauritzen Gardens
The Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Lauritzen Gardens runs October 4th – November 23rd. This “fascinating fabrication of flowers” brings bold mums combined with vibrant colors, rich fabrics, and more for a visually stunning Fall display.
#2 Pumpkin Patches
With many pumpkin patches in the area, there is lots of fun to be had, Picking pumpkins, to hayrack rides, to roasting s’mores, and more is available at the Pumpkin Patches in Omaha. Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Patch, and Kimmel Orchard are just a few of them.
#3 Local Brewery Tours
There are several local brewery tours available in Omaha, including Lucky Bucket Brewing Co., Scriptown Brewing Company, Upstream Brewing Co, Rock Bottom Brewery, and others. This is a great Fall activity for adults and many times you get samples or you may even luck out and score a free souvenir glass.
#4 Gene Leahy Mall
The leaves are changing colors and the scenery around Gene Leahy Mall is gorgeous in the Fall. Stroll around the lagoon, enjoy whatever birds and ducks are left, and grab a seat while you take it all in. A trip down the Big Slides is also a must, no matter how crisp the air is.
#5 Nebraska’s Fall Foliage Tour
If you love scenery you will love Nebraska’s Fall Foliage Tour. Taking you through several areas to enjoy peak Fall Colors, wild animals, and beautiful locations.
#6 Hitchcock Nature Center
There are lots of fun Fall Activities at Hitchcock Nature Center for all your nature lovers. Explore the nature trails, bring nets along to catch insects and bugs, learn about Fall migration, and even stop for a picnic.
#7 Football: The Exhibit
From October 3rd through January 2nd you can catch Football: The Exhibit at the Strategic Air & Space Museum! This 3,000 sq. ft. traveling exhibit shows you how science, math, and tech are all behind the game of Football.
#8 Henry Doorly Zoo Spooktacular
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 17th – November 1st you can trick or treat and enjoy activities at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo! Get your costumes on and get ready for a spooktacular time with the animals.
#9 Cobweb Castle at Omaha Children’s Museum
This Not-So-Scary House is open throughout the whole month of October! Perfect for toddlers, younger kids, and families to get a taste of Halloween, without all the fright.
What are your favorite Fall activities in your town?