Explore Omaha and Council Bluffs from Our Hotel
In addition to thoughtful guest services
, the Country Inn & Suites in Carter Lake offers you a prime location near the area’s best attractions, like Omaha’s renowned Old Market district. Walk through this exciting district to 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 take the safe bet and spend time with the animals at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Be sure to make the most of our free shuttle that will take you to several destinations close to the hotel, including downtown Omaha and the Old Market.
History and Culture
- 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
- Joslyn Art Museum (2.6 miles)
The Joslyn Art Museum boasts an expansive permanent collection, including works by Monet, Titian and Renoir, along with Hudson River School landscapes, contemporary pieces and rotating special exhibits.
Phone: +1 (402) 342-3300
- Union Pacific Railroad Museum (6.6 miles)
Visit this museum to check out a number of 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
- Ameristar Casino (4 miles)
This riverboat casino in Council Bluffs features more than 1,500 gaming machines, including a variety of slots and video poker, in addition to 22 gaming tables offering Blackjack, Texas Hold’em and more.
Phone: +1 (712) 328-8888
- 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
- The Old Market (1.5 miles)
No trip to the area is complete without stopping by Omaha’s Old Market, filled with shops, restaurants and museums. For a truly sweet adventure, visit Hollywood Candy to sample homemade sweets, like chocolate-covered potato chips and white chocolate bark coated in Fruity Pebbles.
Phone: +1 (402) 916-1796
- 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
- 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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