View Full Version : Visiting Omaha NE Soon - Location Info Please
22nd of October 2009 (Thu), 10:54
I will be visiting Omaha Nov 16th-19th, and I hope to do quite a bit of photography while there. What areas would anyone recommend for photography there? I enjoy wildlife, zoos, landscape and I am learning street photography. Thank you in advance for any suggestions or ideas!
23rd of October 2009 (Fri), 06:19
A quick Google search for "wildlife, omaha" turns up a zoo and a place called "Wildlife Safari" that you drive through. That brought back the memory of going there in 1979. Maybe your memory of it will be better.
24th of October 2009 (Sat), 20:58
The Henry Doorley Zoo is on the East Side of Town by Rosenblatt Stadium where the college world series is played.
I think there are a bunch of state parks up and down the west bank of the Missouri River. Maybe this link will help you: NE Game & Parks (http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/parks/parks.asp)
You can ask on this message board. Its full of guys from Omaha/Eastern NE. You'll probably get more helpful advice than you can use. NFGA Forum (http://www.nefga.org/forum/nebraska-fishing-forum/)
It will be the middle of rifle deer season, so you might want to check out parks where no hunting is allowed.
Google Fontanelle Forrest also. That might be good place to excercise your cameras.
26th of October 2009 (Mon), 17:16
THanks for the ideas! I really appreciate it :)
I look forwaard to seeing what I can find - as long as it isn't one of those deer hunters!
28th of October 2009 (Wed), 19:51
the Omaha ZOO is great... you can spend alot of time there...even in the cold weather there is alot of indoor places... if you can spend a day there, it will not be hard to do.....
if you like air and space the sac museum is another great place....not that far from omaha...
the omaha zoo safari is really close to the sac museum, but because of weather you may want to look in it before going there.. also not sure if it is open that late in the year....
Fontenelle Forest is another great place, but again with the weather and time of year not really sure what you will find...
omaha botanical gardens is another place, but also same goes for the weather.... also if you go there keep in mind they will not let you in with a tripod..... yes I know.... first hand... they said what are you going to be doing with that..... I said taking pictures.... they said they could keep the tripod behind the counter for me... I said... NO THANKS... SEE YOU LATER!!!!
Desoto Bend is one more place to look into..... it is within 30mins of Omaha... give or take......I am going to spend some time there in the very near future.....hoping for some eagles.....
and dont forget downtown old market area......
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