Things to do in and around, Nebraska
Many of our residents have come from the Freemont or Western Omaha, Nebraska area, so naturally they appreciate all our region has to offer.
Cultural attractions abound. Here are just a few that our residents and families enjoy.
Music lovers are particularly proud of our own Omaha Symphony. As it nears its 100th anniversary, it is growing, thriving and gaining praise around the country for its diverse and ambitious programming.
The Love-Larson Opera House – also known as the Fremont Opera House, tells tales of survival. Built in 1888, it once was one of more than 500 opera houses built in Nebraska in the late 1800s. It is only one of a few that remain,despite surviving a fire, an explosion, neglect, closures and renovation.
It’s hard to love the midwest and not appreciate railroading history. If you need some brushing up on your facts, a visit to the Nebraska Railroad Museum will indeed open your eyes.
The Louis E. May Historical Museum is a powerful attraction for history and architecture lovers alike. This well-preserved and beautiful mansion in the Italianate Revival style was built in 1874 for Freemont’s first major, Theron Nye. It not only houses the collection of the Dodge County Historical Society, but it also is home to genealogical and historical archives for both Dodge and Washington counties.
Boys Town is an enclave, a village, and a suburb of Omaha in its own right. Famously established in 1917 as the headquarters of Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, it became famous when Hollywood made a semi biographical movie about the founding of Boys Town in 1938.
If enjoying nature and spectacular scenery is what you enjoy, a trip to Ed Zorinsky’s Lake and Recreation area will not disappoint. Lawrence Youngman Park has beautiful lake views and plenty of opportunities for fishing and bird watching.
No matter what you crave, you’ll find a delightful array of cuisines and dining venues in West Omaha.
The variety and accessibility of area shopping venues make West Omaha a magnet for statewide shoppers.
Golf still holds a powerful hold over many of our residents and their families. Whether you play or just ride along in the cart to enjoy the scenery, West Omaha has plenty of well-appointed courses to please golfers of all skill levels.
If you’re visiting the Fremont area and have questions, please give us a call. We want to make sure your visit is full of fun and pleasant surprises! Call us at 402-780-1831.