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2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:27 pm
by skinzfan23
Nebraska attractions drew more than 20 million visitors in 2016, with Omaha zoo topping the list

The top 10 Nebraska attractions in 2016

1. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 2,046,171

2. Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area, 1,366,863

3. Branched Oak State Recreation Area, 1,290,856

4. Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, 1,226,224

5. CenturyLink Center Omaha, 1,000,000

6. Wagon Train State Recreation Area, 952,625

7. Ponca State Park, 946,513

8. Fremont State Recreation Area, 891,000

9. Platte River State Park, 846,932

10. Pawnee State Recreation Area, 807,065


Full List: Attraction Attendance 2016

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:41 pm
by Stargazer
I remember a simpler time, when Harold Warp's Pioneer Village was our #1 attraction.

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:24 pm
by GRANDPASMUCKER
Stargazer wrote:I remember a simpler time, when Harold Warp's Pioneer Village was our #1 attraction.


Seriously I think Broncos is alot more famous then some of those places on that list.

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:19 pm
by Brad
How come they don't count the Old Market as an Attraction anymore? Didn't it use to be in the top 10?

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:32 pm
by skinzfan23
I also didn't notice Vala's on the list either. I know that they usually have around 200,000 annually, it used to be #3 in attendance for non-state park sites.

In the World Herald article this past fall about the new exhibits, it stated that they were anticipating 250,000 - 300,000, which could have pushed it to #2 ahead of the Omaha Children's Museum.

Re: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:25 pm
by EastCB
I also didn't see the Lauritzen Gardens on the list.