LEGO creatures return to Omaha as Lauritzen Gardens hosts ‘Nature Connects’

Theyyyyyy’re baaaaaack! And worth a trip to Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. The botanical garden is hosting its third version of “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks” through May 15. Visitors can take in 14 statues made from LEGO bricks, each related to nature. The sculptures by artist Sean Kenney were created using more than 450,000 […]

Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens illuminating Spring with glass art exhibit

Spring is in the air at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens. The botanical garden is hosting a special glass art exhibit through May 8th. “Floral Fusion” showcases the glass art of Craig Mitchell Smith. The exhibit features about 30 pieces of blown-glass art located throughout the visitors center’s main display hall and the Marjorie K. Daughtery Conservatory. […]

‘Wild’ animals roaming Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens

More than 30 “wild” animals have infiltrated Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens. The botanical garden is hosting a wildlife sculpture exhibit by Dan Ostermiller through Oct. 4th. The animal statues are scattered around the various gardens at Lauritzen. The sculptures include bears, pigs, birds, cats and elephants. Each sculpture appears strategically located around the gardens. Ostermiller, who […]

Omaha area jumps aboard for Railroad Days

Railroad Days celebrate the rail industry’s history in the Omaha Metro area. We try to attend annually. Lisa’s Uncle Brad loves trains, so it’s a great way to spend the day with him. Railroad Days allow visitors an opportunity to visit five train-related attractions – Lauritzen Botanical gardens, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Durham Museum and […]

Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens expands with new Conservatory attraction

Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens has made itself a year-round attraction with the addition of its new conservatory. The 20,000-square foot facility allows visitors the opportunity to see more than 300 plants and flowers. The conservatory opened in October. The three-tiered structure has a greenhouse look. Milwaukee’s botanical garden has three domes. It’s a great tourist attraction. […]

Lauritzen is more than a walk in the flowers

When someone tells you to stop and smell the roses, in Omaha, you can stop and smell a lot more. You can also take a stroll through a wooded area, and “travel” to different countries.  Just take a trip to Lauritzen Gardens Omaha’s botanical gardens opened in 1982. New gardens have been added throughout the […]

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