Winter Activities in Omaha

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December 18, 2019

Winter Activities in Omaha

Throughout the winter, you don’t want to be stuck sitting on the couch. Believe it or not, there are many indoor and outdoor activities to do in Omaha. From throwing axes to visiting a nearby nursery, there are so many ways to get out of the house. Below we have named a few of our favorite winter activities in Omaha. 


Visit the Famous Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo

Take the family out to the zoo to explore many indoor animals. The zoo is a great way to get walking and relax with the family. There are 5 indoor attractions that are perfect for staying indoors when it gets too cold.


Explore Coffee Shops

Take your favorite book and go explore some of the cutest coffee shops in the Omaha metro area. We have a list of some local, quaint shops that have the best drinks and atmosphere.  

  • Myrtle & Cypress
  • Archetype Coffee
  • Amateur Coffee

Take a trip to Muhalls

If Muhalls isn’t pretty enough for a classic visit to buy a new plant, try checking out the events they hold monthly. These events are great for all ages and are usually free of charge. Check out their schedule before taking the family out.

Visit Muhalls


Ice Skating at The Capital District

If you are feeling adventurous, head over to the Capital District and get your “skate” on through January 21. A portion of the proceeds will go to the “Shine the Light on Hunger” campaign, which supports the Food Bank for the Heartland.


Axe Throwing

Another exciting activity to try is axe throwing. Indoor axe throwing is an upgrade from throwing darts with your friends. If you have never been, there are multiple locations in Omaha, including the following:

  • Flying Timber
  • Axe Games
  • Craft Axe Throwing

Escape Rooms

Try an escape room to get your brain flowing in the winter. An escape room is a great opportunity to test your team skills with family, friends, or even co-workers. There are multiple locations in Omaha.

Visit Escape Room


The Durham Museum

Whether you take the kids or you go by yourself, The Durham Museum is a place to learn, walk, and discover. The museum has different exhibits throughout the year, so be sure to check them out before heading in.

Visit Durham Museum


Do Space

Got work to do? No problem. Do Space is an innovative place to complete your work. Do Space provides free computers, printers, and even teen programs to the Omaha community. They also provide other learning opportunities for the public.

Visit Do Space


Joslyn Art Museum

Visit the Joslyn Art Museum to get inspired. The museum has so much to offer during the winter with many different exhibits and art classes. Be sure to look at the provided schedule in order to plan your perfect trip.

Visit Joslyn Art Museum


Parks in Omaha

If you think you’ve been all over Omaha, try discovering some of our great community parks. Take a walk or clean up your community by picking up trash on a morning walk.

Don’t let the winter blues get the best of you. We hope the activities above motivate you to get out and explore the city. Omaha has so much to offer during the winter. Have you tried one of these activities? We want to hear! 

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