The lineup of lures in place to attract group business to the area
includes an amazing array of host hotels, fantastic meeting sites,
and a long list of fun and memorable activities for attendees to
pursue once business has concluded.
Several options on that list stand out as ‘must-do’ activities that
showcase the best assets of these neighboring cities, including
local architecture, food and art.
Groups convening in Omaha are encouraged to visit the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, otherwise known by its less formal name,
According to Keith Backsen, executive director for the Omaha
CVB, Bob spans 3,000 feet across the Missouri River from Omaha
to Council Bluffs, and connects more than 150 miles of walking
and biking trails that provide meeting attendees a unique opportunity for group walks, runs and cycling outings.
“Something curious happens when groups run on Bob—they
actually make him sway,” Backsen says. “We’ve heard from folks
who have experienced it firsthand and they tell us all those feet
running across the suspension bridge makes for a very unique,
almost airborne feeling.”
The inviting metro duo of Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa, is a favorite among planners who execute Midwest meetings.
COUNCIL BLUFFS GATEWAY
By Carolyn Blackburn
From pottery-making to go-karting, Omaha and
Council Bluffs are loaded with group options