Outdoor Adventure Activities Near Omaha

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Plan Your Vacation Around Elkhorn Outfitters

Omaha is a true destination for Midwesterners. When you visit Elkhorn Outfitters, don’t forget to check out the rest of our beloved metro area. Whether you’re planning a staycation or visiting from out of town, there’s something for everyone in our beautiful, historic city. Our team put together some of our favorite recommendations for things to do around Omaha that are full of outdoor adventure activities and places to rest up and refuel after your adventure.

Things to Do

Platte River State Park

Platte River offers miles of beautiful trails and scenery to enjoy. It’s great for camping or glamping, with a variety of lodging that overlooks the river. We use this park for our mountain biking adventures!

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

160 award-winning acres of plants, animals, and unique habitats let you travel around the world, right in the heart of Omaha.

Omaha Riverfront

The riverfront parks offer the perfect blend of nature and nightlife if you’re looking for a place to unwind after a day on the river or trails.

Where to Eat

Pitch Pizzeria

Pitch Pizzeria takes pizza up a notch with solid vibes and signature pies. Plus, you can get it by the slice all day, every day.

Block 16

Farm-to-table street food takes the classic burger to new levels. Perfect for after a day on the river when you need to refuel.

Taqueria Tijuana

You can never go wrong with Mexican food after a day of adventuring. This chill spot is a great place for authentic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

Saddle Creek Breakfast Club

If you need to charge up before hitting the river or the trail, Saddle Creek Breakfast Club has got you covered with innovative classics.

Places to Stay

Elkhorn Shores Campground

This beautiful park next to the river is a great place to relax and recharge if you’re looking for a fully outdoor experience. We use their parking lot for our river tubing adventures, too!

Magnolia Hotel

Experience first-class Midwestern hospitality in this unique hotel built in the historical Aquila Court Building, meant to mimic the Bargello palace in Italy.

The Offutt Manor

This historic boutique hotel is nestled in the Nebraska countryside, only a few minutes away from Elkhorn Outfitters.

Your Adventure Awaits

Your unforgettable Omaha experience starts with booking your adventure at Elkhorn Outfitters.

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About Elkhorn Outfitters

As Omaha’s premier adventure outfitter, we love to share our passion for the great outdoors and make the outdoors easy to enjoy for our fellow adventurers. From relaxing floats to heart-pumping mountain biking to the serenity of ice fishing, we provide the expertise, and you build the memories.

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