Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE

desert dome

The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska is massive. It now covers about 130 acres of land just in sight of the Missouri River in Omaha. It used to share a parking lot with Rosenblatt Stadium but it was torn down in 2012. The zoo has done nothing but expand and update since I was little. It features an indoor desert in the Desert Dome, and underneath that is the largest indoor swamp attraction, dubbed Creatures of the Night. There is also a large indoor rainforest with multiple levels, an aquarium, train track, and there are different large complexes for each kind of animal. My parents are originally from Iowa, just across the river, so this zoo has been a huge part of my life from the beginning. There are many places we would go for picnics or go to the large IMAX theater to watch a documentary in 3D.


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