Creighton University and Omaha are well connected to the rest of the country by rail and road. The city is bicycle friendly, and its bike trails and rental services are expanding. Travelers often rent bikes to explore the beautiful and bike-friendly riverside trails or downtown Omaha's attractions.
Omaha has several museums. Its most popular may be the Joslyn Art Museum, which houses works by Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, and Degas. Also worth checking out are the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum (home to America's largest collection of Cold War aircraft), the impressive science center at the Children's Museum, El Museo Latino (popular for its collection of pre-Columbian art), and Love's Jazz and Arts Center.
Omaha's Jazz on the Green festival celebrates regional jazz, reggae, and swing, and Shakespeare on the Green welcomes guest to participate in Shakespearean dramas performed in Omaha's gardens. The Holiday Lights Festival is a big draw in wintertime, setting downtown Omaha aglow. Oktoberfest, bringing beer and bratwurst, is becoming increasingly popular.
The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is nationally acclaimed and a must-see for all ages. Its trains, carousels, and tram line get you moving amid its exotic collection of fauna and impressive biospheres and gardens. The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park, Fontenelle Forest, Lincoln Children's Zoo, and Scatter Joy Acres are other places to go for an exciting family day outdoors.