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Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center

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Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
Phone Number: 402 346 4002
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Beautiful and well maintained

The gardens are lovely at any season, but the tram does not run year round, so check the website if you are not up for some walking. There is a huge glass-enclosed building that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are lovely at any season, but the tram does not run year round, so check the website if you are not up for some walking. There is a huge glass-enclosed building that features special exhibitions, so there's something to see even if the weather is unfavorable. Cafeteria and gift shop are both first rate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the family as a last second idea since it was a Monday and the other places we looked at were all closed. It's a lot bigger then you think. Numerous paths you can take to see things and the childrens garden had a lot of things for children to play with and experience. Overall, it was a fun experience... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and superbly maintained botanical gardens in the heart of a big city! I particularly enjoyed the Conservatory, and the Gift Shop was well-stocked with a great selection of books.

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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great place to visit. I always enjoy the Rose Garden and the smell of the roses is very strong. Make sure you have on good walking shoes as the grounds are very large to cover. The best part is the little area of the model trains. I always save that for last before I trek back... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are displays for all four-seasons - escape the city and enjoy nature - lots of pretty colors, fresh air, places to sit and enjoy nature. Very relaxing. There is a lot of walking at the gardens - over 100 acres. As of 9/2016 - current Admission Rates Adults: $10 Children ages six to 12: $5 Children younger than six... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning. If you love gardens and want to enjoy a day outdoors this is a must. Theme gardens spanning many acres. Nice trail if you are up to it on the bluff that has wonderful views across river valley. Nice gift shop, beautiful relaxing indoors. The collection of plants in the indoors conservatory are the water features make it a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love plants and flowers but can not walk the acres, ride the train. It stops so you can get off and look around. If you want to see roses, wait to visit until approx June 1st

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Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lauritzen Gardens was beautiful. Highly suggest going early to avoid heat of the afternoon. I would suggest teens or "tweens" for this one beautiful displays and many times they bring in great artwork for display as well. The gift shop was fantastic. There is a small train set that runs overhead in one area that is fun for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special display of vintage and modern European sports cars at Lauritzen Gardens and perfect weather was a perfect combination for an afternoon spent outdoors. Lauritzen Gardens is constantly changing their plants according to the season. They often have special events and activities for the whole family. This is a special place to visit in the middle of Omaha.

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a lot of gardens and arboretums. This one is so accessible. Darling train ride and miniature train set and city that's mesmerizing to watch. I love the little spots to stop and think. It brings joy and solitude. The children's garden is sweet and the rose garden smells and looks delightful. The Japanese garden is very authentic.... More 

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