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Carter Lake overview

Carter Lake is a budget-friendly place distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its zoo and shops. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Creighton University and University of Nebraska-Omaha. Don't miss your chance to see attractions like Freedom Park Navy Museum and Hot Shops Art Center. A family- and business-friendly area, Carter Lake also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Carter Lake

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Carter Lake has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Carter Lake with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Carter Lake hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Carter Lake hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Carter Lake

Fly in to Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field), 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from downtown Carter Lake.

What to see around Carter Lake

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
  • • Mid-America Center
  • • Rosenblatt Stadium
  • • Putting Plus
  • • Werner Park
Known for its zoo, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Hot Shops Art Center
  • • Omaha Children's Museum
  • • Joe's Karting
  • • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • • Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters
The area's live music scene and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Freedom Park Navy Museum
  • • Holland Performing Arts Center
  • • Omaha Civic Auditorium
  • • Joslyn Art Museum
  • • Orpheum Theater
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Westroads Mall
  • • Shadow Lake Towne Center
  • • Oak View Mall
  • • Village Pointe Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Creighton University
  • • University of Nebraska-Omaha

When to visit Carter Lake

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 58°F day, 13°F night
  • April-June: 87°F day, 34°F night
  • July-September: 88°F day, 47°F night
  • October-December: 71°F day, 14°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 3.62 inches
  • April-June: 11.89 inches
  • July-September: 10.31 inches
  • October-December: 4.84 inches