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Where is the Best Fall Foliage in Omaha?

Fall starts in September for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, and is the time of year when the leaves change their color. The fall foliage in Omaha makes for something beautiful to look at, and many people often use the great fall foliage as a backdrop for selfies and family photographs. Why not? The fall colors in Omaha are truly a sight to see!

Where can you find the best fall foliage in Omaha?

If you’re going to see Omaha in the fall, then you should know that some parts of the great state are better for scenic drives and breathtaking views than others. This quick guide outlines where you should go to get the very best views of fall foliage in the Omaha area.

Omaha, According to Nebraska Magazine

The best way to know what Omaha is like in the fall is right from the writers’ pen – and the best place to find out is in Nebraskaland Magazine.

Fall is a great time to be in Omaha, NE.

The weather is moderate, usually perfect for a day outside. The scenery is guaranteed to be beautiful.

This is what Nebraskaland Magazine has to say in its article about what makes fall in Omaha special…

It is a certainly a wonderful time of the year in Nebraska to enjoy the various colors of fall foliage. We can find trees, shrubs, vines and grasses in green, yellow, orange, red, brown, and even some purple all virtually at about the same time.

Nebraska City Area

Nebraska City has beautiful trees and shrubs and is home to the Arbor Day Farm, where you can experience peak fall foliage.

The beautiful scenery and fun fall activities make Nebraska City a place worth visiting during the fall months. The Arbor Day Farm is more than worth seeing in person, as no photograph will ever do it justice.

With just some help from Google Maps, you can navigate the Nebraska City area with ease.

Fontenelle Forest

The Fontenelle forest is one of the finest places to go for anyone who wants to experience the best of Omaha in the fall. The forest has its own official website for visitors who want to know more, and it’s one of many US national parks.

Fontenelle Forest is one of the largest forests in Omaha, and you have to see it to believe it: more than 2,100 acres, almost all picture-perfect.

The Ponca Hills

The Ponca Hills is one of the first recommended destinations for visitors to Omaha. However, it is also one of the most well-known spots for locals too.

The Ponca Hills spans the length of one of the most famous rivers, the Missouri River. There is plenty to see here in the fall!

There are some excellent walking trails as well, with the option of a tour guide that can show you the best sights in the area.

Indian Cave State Park

Any tourist resources (and in fact, any locals you might care to ask) will tell you about Indian Cave State Park. Indian Cave Park, located 87 miles south of Omaha, is one of the greatest national parks in the United States, and one of the best places for fall scenery in Nebraska.

The park spans more than 3,000 acres and includes an accurate recreation of St. Deroin, established in the mid-1800s.

Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

The Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway is one of the most famous sights in Omaha. The fall months are the best time to visit this area between the Nebraska Loess Hills and the Missouri River.

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