40 off-the-beaten-path issues to do in Omaha | archive
Roberts Skate Park, 730 N. 78th St., is a 14,000 square foot complex made of concrete. It is aimed at different levels of difficulty. Urban elements include ramps, stairs, quarter pipes, a sanding block and a fun box. Across the river, Broadway Skate Park, 15th Street, and Avenue A in Council Bluffs have a snake run, 4-foot bowl, fun box, railing, staircase, and quarter pipe. Open all year round in daylight.
10. Meet the molecule man.
It’s a 50-foot aluminum sculpture near the entrance to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
Eat chicken with your fingers at the Alpine Inn, 10405 Calhoun Road, then toss your leftover bones at the neighborhood raccoons. Trust us – once you’ve seen a dozen animals looking for remains, you’ll be back to find out more. 451-9988.
12. Look at really old buildings.
Omaha’s old market is a favorite with locals and tourists all year round. This is a historic mixed-use neighborhood with rugged brick streets, condominiums, galleries, live theaters, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, street musicians, horse-drawn carriages, and coffeehouses. Harney to Jackson Street and 10th through 13th streets. http://www.oldmarket.com/