If you’re looking for a top-notch animal adventure, you don’t have to travel to the savannas of South Africa or the rainforests of South America–just visit Omaha. According to USA Today readers, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is one of the best zoos in the United States. USA Today readers also rated Omaha’s Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari as one of the best in its class.
Omaha’s Zoo is home to the world’s largest indoor desert and North America’s largest indoor rainforest. The zoo recently added African Grasslands, a $73-million, 28-acre outdoor exhibit featuring breathtaking panoramic views and long vistas teeming with African wildlife such as white rhinos, cheetahs, lions and elephants.
“This latest recognition adds to Omaha’s appeal as America’s favorite zoo city,” said Keith Backsen, executive director of Visit Omaha. “In 2016, Omaha’s Zoo broke attendance records attracting more than 2 million visitors.”
Omaha’s Zoo is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best. In addition to being at the top of USA Today’s Readers’ Choice list, TripAdvisor named Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium the best in the world and the Zoo has also been ranked #1 by Family Fun magazine.
Visit Omaha, also known as the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism authority for the City of Omaha.