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Getting There

By Plane -- Eppley Airfield, 4501 Abbott Dr. (tel. 402/422-6817; www.eppleyairfield.com), is 5 miles northeast of downtown. Most hotels provide free shuttle service from the airport.

By Train -- Amtrak (tel. 800/USA-RAIL [872-7245] or 402/342-1501; www.amtrak.com) provides daily service from Chicago and Denver (8 1/2 hr. from both destinations) to its station at South 9th and Pacific streets.

By Car -- Major routes into Omaha are I-29 from the south (Kansas City, 190 miles) and I-80 from the east (Des Moines, 130 miles) and west (Denver, 540 miles).

Visitor Information

The Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau, in the Old Market at 1001 Farnam St. (tel. 866/937-6624 or 402/444-4660; www.visitomaha.com), is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday 1 to 4:30pm. At Eppley Airfield, visitor booths are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Getting Around

Metro Area Transit (tel. 402/341-0800; www.metroareatransit.com) operates bus service Monday through Saturday; bus no. 13 is useful for traveling between downtown and the zoo. The fare is $1.25.

Special Events

Every June, fans from across the nation converge at Rosenblatt Stadium to watch collegiate baseball teams vie to win the NCAA College World Series (tel. 402/554-4404). In September, River City Roundup (tel. 402/554-9610; wwwrivercityroundup.org) features rodeos, concerts, and a parade.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.