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Joslyn Castle in the Gold Coast Historic District of Omaha – Get there in style!

Joslyn Castle in Omaha has that wonderful combination of old-world charm & grace and a splendor that is truly hard to match. This stunning venue is the perfect location for many types of events including weddings and parties. The building itself a fantastic example of the standard of luxury & extravagance that the seriously affluent crowd aspired to achieve in the early twentieth century. The castle was built by Sarah and George Joslyn and they were among some of the richest folk in the area at the time Joslyn Castle was built in 1903. Surrounding the castle are its gardens, which are a mixture of traditional and exotics plants. These beautifully appointed gardens stand as a testament to the Joslyn’s determination to create a building that was uniquely theirs, and thankfully now visitors can come along enjoy it for themselves. The best way to get to the castle is to travel in comfort and style with Arrow Stage Lines. You will be able to book your transport and then relax as someone else takes care of getting you there. As the grounds of the castle are huge there is plenty of space to park, which means that you will not have to walk far to gain entry. If you are visiting the castle as part of a group and not for an event you should take one of the tours that are available. These are so full of information and provide a fantastic insight into how the castle was built, its history and more about the couple whose dream it was to build it exactly as they wanted it. If you would...

Holland Performing Arts Center in Downtown Omaha

The Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha is a wonderful place to visit if you want to experience a show with some of the finest acoustics ever. The center is located in downtown Omaha and it has been designed to create a fantastic atmosphere for its visitors which will help them to get even more out of their trip. Accompanying the excellent acoustics are the great views from the building which offer guests a chance to enjoy the scenery outside while relaxing inside. Inside the building you will be able to take in concert in the Peter Kiewit Concert Hall which seats a total of 2,000 people and gives patrons unsurpassed views of the stage. With comfortable seating and a relaxed air you are sure to have a great time. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall is a smaller room which seats 300 people and this is the place to be if you want to take in a show while enjoying fine food and drinks as the room contains tables and chairs. When the weather is good the 1,000 seat capacity outdoor space is ideal for fun in the sun. As this venue is able to hold thousands of people coach parties are welcome and schools love to visit here as there are several different educational classes and experiences that they can take part in. If you enjoy shows and are in Omaha you will want to take a trip to the Holland Performing Arts Center as it will be an experience to remember. If you would like to bring your groups to the Holland Performing Arts Center, Arrow Stage Lines...

Lauritzen Gardens: Relax at the urban oasis that is Omaha’s Botanical Center

Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha are the ideal place to visit if you are interested in plant life and want to see fantastic examples spread out in fantastic arrangements over several different gardens. In order to maintain interest in the gardens running all year, plants are specially selected for planting arrangements to reflect the seasons. This means that there are always plants that look their best throughout the year. Aside from ensuring that the Lauritzen Gardens look their best all year round, this also provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about what plant species look best in each season. Although the Lauritzen Gardens have only been in existence for the past couple of decades, they have been growing steadily since they first opened and new areas have been added each year. Today you are able to take a leisurely stroll through gardens that include: a herb garden, spring flowering walk, children’s garden, a rose garden, waterfalls, trails, a Japanese garden and much more. In fact when you are in the botanical gardens you will see so many different sights that you will feel as though you are taking a trip around the world in plants. Also at the gardens are a visitor center (this is open all year round), a library based on horticultural study, a gift shop, banqueting spaces and classrooms. The gardens are ideal for school visits and there are educational programs suitable for a range of different ages. If you love flowers, plants and nature you will love Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. Make sure you pay it is a visit the next time that you are in...

Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha, NE: Be awed by military aircraft and nuclear missiles

At the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha visitors are able to take in some amazing sights and sounds and learn lots about life in the air. The museum is the perfect location for fans of aviation technology, air travel and military power, and is suitable for groups of visitors both young and old. All of the exhibits have been chosen with education and information in mind and this really shows while you are exploring. With all of the facilities that visitors would need, including a large car park for motorcoaches, you will be able to have a great time during your stay. The aircraft exhibits are some of the most popular and there are more than 15 fullsize airplanes on display, including: a B-1A Lancer, the F-101B Voodoo and the XF-8F Goblin. Go to the Spacecraft section to discover more about what space missions are really like and see the Apollo Boilerplate, the Apollo Command Space Module (CSM) 009 and the Atlantis Shuttle Trainer. Permanent exhibits look at war and air travel and are very thought provoking such as the Searching for Humanity: Veterans, Victims and Survivors of World War 2. (Image credit: Asten Rathbun) Add to this children’s education in the form of day camps, summer camps and workshops and you can see why so many people come here each year. The site is large but can be walked around with ease, and to get even more from your time here a tour is recommended. So to learn more about air and space travel a visit to the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha is the perfect day...

The Durham Museum in downtown Omaha: Immerse Yourself in the History of the American West

The Durham Museum in Omaha, a fabulous Art Deco construction first opened way back in 1931, is located in the Union Station building. This stunning building was once a station that saw millions of people pass through its doors. Today the Durham Museum welcomes visitors from all over the country and the globe who want to explore the permanent and temporary exhibitions which range from the traditional to the amazing. The museum is open 7 days per week and it is ideal for visitors of any age and, thanks to the parking facilities which easily handle motorcoaches, large groups can easily be accommodated. Some of the often-changed temporary exhibits include: Women Who Rock and Girl Scouts, while the permanent ones include the Baright Home and Family Gallery, Bishop Clarkson Community Gallery and The Union Gallery Station. While entrance to the museum is free to Members, other visitors will have to pay an entrance fee. Groups from schools are well catered for here as there are educational exhibits and lectures that are very interesting. It is possible to choose from children’s programs, group tours, home school information, teacher resources and so much more. All of these together, plus the exhibits make a trip to the museum even more enjoyable. While you are in the building you can also visit the museum shop where you can pick up a variety of different mementos of your experience. Once you have completed your tour of the museum and are in need of refreshments, why not head on to the Soda Fountain and Candy Shop where you will be able to pick up a few...

Orpheum Theater: Take in a show at Omaha’s Historic Auditorium

The Orpheum Theater in Omaha is steeped in history, which is why so many people want to pay a visit when they are in the area. The site of the theater was first used as a branch of the US Army headquarters before being opened in 1898 as the Creighton Orpheum, the name was then shortened to The Orpheum. After a 1927 fire, the building was rebuilt at a cost of $2 million, and in 2002 the theatre was renovated back to its former glory. It is in these stunning and opulent surroundings that visitors can enjoy theatrical performances ranging from family shows to serious dramas. Just stepping into the Orpheum Theater makes you feel as though you have travelled back in time. From the highly decorated walls and ceiling of the Grand Lobby through to Slosberg Hall, which is the main auditorium to the Ticket Omaha Box Office you will be astounded at the care which has gone into restoring this theater. In fact such care has been taken that out of all of the fixtures, fittings and decorative items, 85% of them are originals which have been in the building for almost 100 years. Inside the theater you can spend a little time in the Weaver Lounge before watching one of the performances. Here you can sample the complimentary beer, soft drinks, wine and refreshments before heading into the main auditorium in time for the show. There is ample parking which makes this venue perfect for anyone who is travelling by coach. In addition to being able to go to The Orpheum Theater to watch performances it is also...

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