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Heartland of America Park

800 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102
402 444 6362
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Ranked #24 of 86 Attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: This 31-acre park runs through the heart of Omaha along the Missouri River.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had read a lot about the colorful fountain and the experience didn't let me down. The lighting starts around 7:15pm and is marvelous. Sure there are some challenges with geese feces around the walking trail, but all in all it was an awesome visit.. Strongly recommended by anyone around.

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Chesterfield, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

OK, I will admit, I LOVE Heartland of America Park. While it’s hardly the best park in the country, I have a soft spot for it. On a sunny day with a blue sky, it is just a wonderful walk. The fountain is spectacular and you get great views of the Omaha skyline. Other reviewers are correct, there is geese... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went for a walk around the little lake on a late evening. It was a beautiful night, but slightly windy, which caused the fountain to spray us as we walked by. There is supposed to be a light show, but that night it was only gold. I would go back during the day for a ride on the boats.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stopped here after seeing the huge fountain. After just getting into the park, we noticed the problem this park has. There are numerous water"foul" that live here, as such they foul everything in their path. This is such a cool park in downtown Omaha but everywhere you step there is feces. Clean it up Omaha and check your shoes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The path around the lake is nice and was easily maneuvered with a stroller. The kids loved all the geese, ducks, and swans! If we ever go back, we'll know to bring bread for the birds, and money for the boat ride!

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to this park at night to see the fountain lit up with colorful lights. Parking was easy and there's about a 10 minute walk to the fountain viewing area. Once it was dark, the fountain lights changed colors every couple of minutes. There was no music, so it's not really a show or anything like that - much... More

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent the night in the area on our way back to Wisconsin and stopped here after spotting the huge fountain from the pedestrian bridge up the river. Figured it would be a good place to wander a bit before a long day in the car. It is, in fact, a beautiful park... well manicured, nice water features (side note:... More

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went for a walk in this park just to stretch after driving most of the day. We enjoyed the different statues and foliage displayed through out the park. The walking trails are easy to enjoy, and the park was clean and well kept. Even though it was getting toward sun down, we felt safe and saw many families with... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a lovely park to visit. The entire area is clean as a whistle and well manicured. They did have 2 portable toilets on site. The big fountain is a delight to watch. There are some interesting war memorials to see here. The bronze statues are real looking. You also get to walk along the river and there is... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My group of 14 (7 Master Gardeners and spouses) spent over an hour walking around the lake, while examining and photographing the flora and fauna. It was an extremely hot and humid day, yet we enjoyed it immensely. Some of the highlights included the swans (and one egg in what we viewed as a flower bed, but they must have... More

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