Explore Exciting Omaha and Council Bluffs Attractions
In addition to thoughtful guest services
, the Country Inn & Suites in Carter Lake offers a prime location near the area’s best attractions. Spend the day at Omaha’s renowned Old Market district, where you can interact with street performers between museum tours, shopping excursions and meals at unique restaurants. If you’re feeling lucky, head to the Ameristar Casino and try your hand at classic games of chance, or go a safer route and spend time with the animals at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Don’t forget our free shuttle takes you to several destinations close to the hotel, including downtown Omaha and the Old Market.
History and Culture:
- Joslyn Art Museum (2.6 miles)
The Joslyn Art Museum boasts an expansive permanent collection of works by artists such as Monet, Titian and Renoir, along with Hudson River School landscapes, contemporary pieces and rotating special exhibits.
Phone: +1 (402) 342-3300
- Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens (5.3 miles)
Tour the birthplace of Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president of the United States. The location also includes a rose garden dedicated to his wife, Betty, and a conservation center with an exhibit on Ford’s illustrious career available for viewing by appointment.
Phone: +1 (402) 444-5955
- Union Pacific Railroad Museum (6.6 miles)
Visit this museum to check out photographs, artifacts and hands-on exhibits detailing the history of the Transcontinental Railroad, completed in part by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869.
Phone: +1 (712) 329-8307
- The Old Market (1.5 miles)
No trip to the area is complete without a visit to Omaha’s Old Market, filled with shops, restaurants and museums. For a truly sweet adventure, visit Hollywood Candy to sample homemade treats like chocolate-covered potato chips and white chocolate bark coated in Fruity Pebbles.
Phone: +1 (402) 916-1796
- Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (1.8 miles)
Retrace the footsteps Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took in 1804 as they were guided by Sacajawea to the Pacific Coast. While the entire trail spans 11 states, the Omaha entrance offers a shorter, more leisurely hike.
Phone: +1 (402) 661-1804
- Omaha Children's Museum (2.1 miles)
Featuring arts and crafts, live science demonstrations and the Imagination Playground, this museum is designed to excite, delight and educate kids through hands-on activities.
Phone: +1 (402) 342-6164
- Ameristar Casino (4 miles)
This riverboat casino in Council Bluffs features more than 1,500 gaming machines, including slots and video poker, in addition to 22 gaming tables offering blackjack, Texas Hold’em and more.
Phone: +1 (712) 328-8888
- Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium (5 miles)
Sprawling over 130 acres, this zoo is packed with exotic wildlife from around the globe. Explore the Kingdoms of the Night® exhibit, featuring a host of nocturnal creatures in caves, canyons and a huge indoor swamp.
Phone: +1 (402) 733-8401
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