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8 Awe-Inspiring Sunflower Fields Near Omaha

Whether you’re looking for the perfect photo backdrop or you want to pick flowers, sunflower fields are popular in the late summer. It’s not uncommon to find wild sunflowers growing in Nebraska, but if you want a precise destination, keep reading to see where to find the best sunflower fields within an easy drive from Omaha.

When do sunflowers bloom in Nebraska and Iowa?

In the Midwest, sunflowers start to bloom in mid-July. Some farms grow sunflowers in waves so there are second blooms often starting in mid-August. Sunflower season is short, and they tend to be all gone (either picked or dead) by the second or third weeks of September.

It all totally depends on the weather, though. Some farms will have sunflowers in early July. Others won’t have them until the end of August. It’s best to follow your favorite locations on social media, where they typically announce when the flowers have started to bloom.

Sunflower Fields In Nebraska & Iowa

Other late-summer and fall experiences

Sunflower season is pretty short in Nebraska. Luckily, there are plenty of other fun things to do in the late summer through fall. Here are some favorites:

Beautiful sunflower fields within driving distances of Omaha, Nebraska, including farms, U-pick gardens, and native prairie. Peak season is typically mid-July through August.

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