Heartland of America Park, Omaha (must see)
Opened in 1990, the park was built on land recovered after the controversial demolition of the Jobbers Canyon Historic District. The area, filled with warehouses dating to the 1870s, was integral to the growth and development of Omaha. Along with the lake the park features a paved walking trail encircling area. There are three fountains, including a large, modern, $1.5 million dollar computerized fountain that projects water 300 feet (91 m) into the air and features a nighttime light show. It is the second tallest fountain in the world behind number one in Sidney, Australia. The lake has a tour boat named the General Marion, with rides available in the summertime, and resident swans named Romeo and Juliet in honor of the play. There is also a monument to the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition, and the late 1800s Waterworks Fountain, once located at the Webster Station, a railroad depot in North Omaha. The park is the site of the annual Taste of Omaha event.
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Walking Tours in Omaha, Nebraska
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles