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OMAI The Troll Is Back With Another Omaha Adventure

In 2023, I introduced you all to OMAI, the little sister of OMAR the Troll that resides under the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. The free program, OMAI’s Adventure, took families around Omaha, where they looked for her footprints and collected souvenir buttons. My kids and I had fun visiting our favorite attractions in the city, and I’m so glad it’s back for another year with new stops!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Visit Omaha. All thoughts, opinions and typos are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

Kim and her son hold up buttons they received in 2023 for OMAI's Adventure

What is OMAI’s Adventure?

OMAI’s Adventure invites families — both local and visiting families — to take part in her exploration of Omaha. OMAI is an adorable blue troll, and the idea is that you visit fun places to look for her blue footprints. Once you find the footprints, you receive a colorful, collectible button. At each stop we visited, we went to the front desk to ask for the buttons.

Tip: Admission rates apply at most locations. The locations with complimentary admission are the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Boys Town, and Hot Shops Art Center.

Each place has a different button, and you can display all of the buttons you receive on the FREE backpack (and it looks just like OMAI’s). Simply go to the Omaha Visitors Center at 306 S. 10th St. to get the backpack.

A person holding a phone scans the QR code on OMAI's blue footprints
Photo courtesy Visit Omaha

Where can you find OMAI’s blue footprints?

In 2024, there are some NEW stops added to OMAI’s Adventure! I don’t mind returning to the attractions from last year, of course, but I love that the kids and I can get a few new buttons. The new stops this year are:

  • General Cook House, 5730 N. 30th St., Omaha, Neb.
  • Kiewit Luminarium, 345 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Neb.

The other stops on OMAI’s Adventure are:

OMAI’s Adventure leads you to the area’s most family-friendly destinations. Last year, I shared tips for each stop on OMAI’s Adventure, like fun things to look for or ways to make it a complete afternoon out.

A hand holds up The Durham Museum button from OMAI's Adventure in Omaha

One thing I learned last year was that planning to visit multiple stops for OMAI’s Adventure was not possible in a single day. It’s not as if some places aren’t near each other…as my thinking went. It turns out, if you take kids to a fun attraction, they don’t want to leave right after they get the button. Who knew?!

So, if I can share one bit of advice for your 2024 OMAI’s Adventure, it’s to plan on staying at each stop. I can’t blame my kids for wanting to explore places like The Durham Museum or play the games at Amazing Pizza Machine. The stops on OMAI’s Adventure are just too fun to ignore!

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Rhonda

Tuesday 14th of May 2024

I'm a 51 yr old big kid and went to Omaha last week and collected 3 buttons. Plan on coming back next month to the Kiewit on the adult Thursday night. I probably wouldn't of known about this if I didn't receive your emails.

Kim

Tuesday 14th of May 2024

I love hearing that! And I heard the Thursday night events at Kiewit Luminarium are really fun, so I hope you enjoy it!

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