Heartland is a great little park to take an after dinner walk or to burn off a few calories while taking in downtown Omaha. Figure in 45-60 min to walk around the lake. Enjoy the fountain when it's running.
Cutting through the middle of downtown just north of the Old Market is an extensive series of canals which have been creatively landscaped with waterfalls and pools. It is very attractive and a nice place for families to stroll. It leads to a small lake with a very impressive water jet overlooking the Missouri River.
We were staying in the Old Market area and walked here on a fall afternoon. The trail was great. Very peaceful for being in the middle of the city. Unfortunately there was some construction blocking part of the trail, but otherwise we really enjoyed the park for something to do mid-afternoon and get some exercise and fresh air.
This is an urban park in the heart of downtown. It has almost everything that's needed. Wide open spaces, water falls, gardens, the highest shooting fountain in North America, beautiful scenery and a walking path around the lake. Ducks and geese abound. There are plenty of spots for picnics. There are events held throughout the warmer months with some food... 更多
Ride the gondolas or just take a stroll around the park... bring a sack lunch or grab some takeout from one of the restaurants in the old market.
Most beautiful Park you've ever seen. all man-made in Downtown Omaha where they tore down all the abandoned buildings by the river and spent billions of dollars making it a beautiful place to walk and talk and it's close to everything , Old Market the Union Pacific Railway, hotels, restaurants, and airport
Had a couple of spare hours the morning we were flying out of Omaha. Great sculptures depicting the westward expansion on the mid 1800s. Fantastic use of the art-form to move the viewer from one park to another (about a block away) to depict two different stages of the expansion. Well worth the visit.
The park and lake are worth seeing but it is not that easy to access. The gondola ride is nice and inexpensive but the person taking you for the ride is not at all friendly. This was a dissapointment.