Explore the great outdoors in and around the metro

Prime spots for songbirds and waterfowl. Binoculars encouraged!

You might not get a hole in one, but these courses will test your swing

State parks and recreation areas are one of the best ways to encounter the beauty of Nebraska and Iowa, especially in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. From primitive camping to full-service cabins and fancy visitor centers, nature lovers of every kind — and comfort level — can experience nature.