Besides to watch the Cyclones beat up on those darn Cornhuskers, what other possible reason would there be to go to Nebraska?
Today, the family went to the Omaha Zoo and I think we put on enough miles on our shoes to join Opera's power walk program. My feet and legs hurt, my neck ached and was exhausted from the scorching sun, but in the end of it all it was a great time.
I don't know who all have been or would like to go to the zoo, but I highly recommend it. There is plenty to see that makes it well worth the admission to get in. You can even bring your own food and have a picnic inside the area if you wish. They added a cool area with the nocturnal exhibit that was rightfully named "The Swamp". You walk around a wooden walkway in the complete pitch dark. Although there were any exiting animials past the albino alligator or oversized beaver, the experience of its own was pretty good. Now the second time through might not be as cool, but its hard to dismiss the fact that they do a great job to represent those atmosphers in the most realistice manner that they can for your enjoyment. They got a jungle/rainforest, desert, swamp, and the vast exhibit just on gorilla's and wild cats.
Some areas were sort of dull. The petting zoo is much better here in Des Moines, although they dont let the goat roam around freely anymore. There were also some very colorful African Wild dogs, but they were hidden away up on this hill with nothing else except themselves. If it hadn't been or the map, I never would have gone up there.
So if your looking for a fun, fairly cheap eventful activity for a day, I would head out to Omaha. Plus, its just on the border, so you really dont have to go that far into Nebraska.