Jody Halsted has been here
Omaha Botanical / Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska
Recent User Reviews
Don't Skip This! The Best Gardens for a Family Day OutFlag review
I'm always up for a garden walk, but my girls can be less than enthusiastic, so I wasn't sure how they would like Lauritzen Gardens. I needn't have worried. The gardens here are beautifully done, with pathways to explore, plenty of interesting things to see, and two gardens specifically for the younger set. Everyone in our family was entranced my the Model Train Garden. Half a dozen model trains wove through tunnels of stone and across bridges of sticks. The buildings were also built of natural materials and were absolutely amazing. The Children's Garden has a Sunflower Forest, a Rainbow Garden, and hands-on activities in the 'see, touch, taste & smell' areas. The Garden in the Glen leads to the Bird Sanctuary, which is great to explore. If you visit in the morning and stay longer than you planned, the cafe is really quite nice and the food is fresh. Sandwiches are huge (and completely share-able) and with the specials you'll end up with more food than you planned on - so order wisely.
Tips for Families
No food or outside drinks allowed. Kenefick Park is adjacent (see reviews), free, and very much worth visiting.
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly accommodations
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly restaurants
My Kid's Review
Was this review helpful to you?Yes