Not Many People Know This Little Oasis Is Hiding In Nebraska

It’s not always easy to find a bit of peace and lush nature in the middle of the city, but Elmwood Park in Omaha offers just that. The beautiful park dates all the way back to 1889, and it’s undergone some significant changes in the 127 years since then.

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This video gives an idea of how tranquil this space is with the constant sound of trickling water all around you. As lovely as the video is, it can’t compare to the experience of visiting the grotto in person.

After you’re done visiting the little oasis, be sure to experience everything else Elmwood Park has to offer: miles of trails, playground equipment, a swimming pool, sports areas, and a historic pavilion you can rent. There are also festivals happening at the park throughout the year.

If you can’t make it to Omaha – or you’re just looking for an outdoor space on a bigger scale – check out our 8 beautiful state parks.