Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36

Thread: Omaha Zoo

  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 146,067, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    10,535
    Points
    146,067
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 405
    Given: 281

    Omaha Zoo

    Going tomorrow. Any tips on what to do or not to do?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 395,512, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24,319
    Points
    395,512
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,095
    Given: 931

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    The desert is boring and hot. The aquarium is great as is the jungle. Make sure you drink alot of water if its hot, that place can zap you quick.

    Don't feed the animals. ;)



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 20,744, Level: 43
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 6
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Nuts4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    702
    Points
    20,744
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 137
    Given: 233

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Do not pull limbs off the trees and try and feed the goats yourself. Although the staff didn't mind, my wife sure did!



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 57,123, Level: 74
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 1,427
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    guitarchitect7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,318
    Points
    57,123
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Heading there this weekend - it seems everytime I go something is closed down. Last year the power was out after a bad storm, the jungle was the only thing open for half the day.

    If you've never been before, then the jungle and aquarium are both well worth it. The desert is kind of neat, but as stated maybe kind of boring - I still enjoy it though. Expect a lot of walking, it's a very spread out zoo. I'm not sure there isn't anything NOT to do.

    Oh, about forgot, enjoy the bat cave!


    "You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace." -- Ernie Banks



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 36,445, Level: 58
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 205
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    isuforlife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,946
    Points
    36,445
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 375

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    don't go into the fusker cage



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 81,394, Level: 88
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 556
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RyCy04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,388
    Points
    81,394
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 177
    Given: 19

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    There is a Madagascar exhibit going on now. The lemurs in that exhibit are pretty entertaining. I concur on the desert. It is what it advertises, a desert.

    It is a good idea to have a rough idea of what you want to see and a route to take to see all of it. Otherwise you end up spending a good chunk of your time backtracking over stuff you have already seen and you end up worn out before seeing what you want.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 106,882, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    6,968
    Points
    106,882
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 611
    Given: 1,874

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    We were there about a month ago. Took us 6 hours to walk through all the stuff. We have a 6 & 2 yr old though. I agree that the desert isn't that great, but the rest is pretty awesome. The train ride is a good, quick way to cool off. Moves fairly quick so you get a breeze. You can pack your own lunch as well. I would definitely recommend it. Food prices are high there, esp if you have kids. Pack as much bottled water as you can. It gets hot walking around. The new Madagascar exhibit is cool.


    Last edited by CRcyclone6; 08-17-2010 at 08:48 AM.
    Are you a member?

  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 37,370, Level: 59
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 480
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    drmwevr08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    3,571
    Points
    37,370
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 17

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    If you want to see a good show, have the kids bring raisins into the rainforest monkey area. The little boogers crawled right up to him and stole the rasins right out of the box.


    Nothing to see here mods. Keep moving.

  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 95,063, Level: 96
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,987
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,185
    Points
    95,063
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    The desert is boring and hot. The aquarium is great as is the jungle. Make sure you drink alot of water if its hot, that place can zap you quick.

    Don't feed the animals. ;)
    but the basement of the jungle is pretty good. it's a swamp with all kinds of alligators, crocodiles, etc.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 31,014, Level: 54
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 936
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tube1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,053
    Points
    31,014
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 29

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Going tomorrow. Any tips on what to do or not to do?
    Check out the animals.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I agree with Tube1.
    Sweeeeeeet...

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 163,377, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,457
    Points
    163,377
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,181
    Given: 11

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    We went this past weekend and I would echo what was already said for the most part. My absolute favorite part is watching the gorillas, chimps, and bonobos. They are incredibly entertaining. The aquarium was absolutley packed the day we went to the point we (and about 10 other famillies) had to duck out of one of the side doors half way through the exhibit.



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 34,440, Level: 57
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,010
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    TruClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Eldridge, IA
    Posts
    1,513
    Points
    34,440
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 129
    Given: 209

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Going tomorrow. Any tips on what to do or not to do?
    Do not try to wrestle a bear.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 163,377, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,457
    Points
    163,377
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,181
    Given: 11

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Going tomorrow. Any tips on what to do or not to do?
    Have a good plan in place for immediate filling your stomach with beer after the trip. You will be hot, you will be tired.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 26,134, Level: 49
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 416
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    redrocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames - West-CY'd
    Posts
    2,249
    Points
    26,134
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 31

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    Avoid the Butterfly house.



    32 years later and I am still riding on the back.

    I don't sweat the petty things,... I pet the sweaty things

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 155,942, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    weR138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    7,785
    Points
    155,942
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 245
    Given: 69

    Re: Omaha Zoo

    I'd go through downtown to get there. Left on 13th St. to get to the main entrance IIRC.

    The off ramp shouldn't be bad on Wednesday but you never know. I don't think the desert is boring but do make sure you go down to the lower level there.


    RIP Janice
    b. April 2012 d. April 2012
    9 posts
    May perpetual light shine upon him.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM