S. 10th street
We took a trip to
If you take the $3 per person narrated tram tour offered at
Speaking of trains, the highlight of our visit to
The area is hilly so we were glad we took the tram to see all of the sites. If you are walking or riding, grab a map at the visitor’s center. The visitor’s center has bathrooms, a shop, a restaurant, and plant and water displays. This is where you pay admission to the gardens.
Other gardens include a children’s garden featuring plants that begin with every letter of the alphabet. Shade gardens, a memory garden, a Japanese garden, native plants gardens, etc.
If we lived closer to Omaha, we would be members of Lauritzen Gardens. This jewel on the bluffs has much to offer visitors of all ages. We were there on a Sunday morning and saw people, obviously members, using the walkways to take in their morning walk. Classes and other seasonal experiences are also offered.
OK, stuff you gotta know: 10th Street is a main thoroughfare in Omaha, running north and south. On the south end of 10th Street is Henry Doorly Zoo--click here to read about our trip to the zoo (you can actually see the zoo from Kenefick Park) and Rosenblatt Stadium. Further north on 10th Street, just across I-80, is the turn off (Bancroft St.) to Lauritzen Gardens and Kenefick Park. Further north, is the Durham Museum which is within eye-sight of the Amtrak Station. Two more blocks north on 10th Street and you are on the east edge of Old Market, a shopping, dining, and entertainment district. At this point, the ConAgra Heartland of America Park—which features gondola rides, a walking path, waterfalls, etc.-- is just to your East and further north on 10th Street is the Quest Center Omaha. There are many hotels nearby the zoo and an Embassy Suits on 10th Street near Old Market—this is where we stayed.
The next time you’re in Omaha, be sure to check out Lauritzen Gardens and Kenefick Park.