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What you should know about Fremont

The small city of Fremont, lying on the banks of the Platte River, was once a stopover on the Mormon Trail, and it still has the feel of a frontier town. Its historic downtown is a picturesque snapshot of 19th-century storefronts, known across Omaha for its antique stores and craft businesses. It's also a town that celebrates its old-time railroad connections with a live locomotive experience, and a long academic track record at its 130-year-old Midland University.

Hotels in Fremont

You'll find the majority of hotels in Fremont are along a short stretch of 23rd Street, once the city's main thoroughfare. They vary from motels and economy lodgings to modern chain hotels. The Holiday Inn Express Fremont is the largest, offering useful facilities like its business center, and fun ones like its large kid-friendly pool. The Super 8 Fremont NE is a Fremont motel offering discount rates and free breakfasts, while the Rodeway Inn is rated highly in Fremont reviews for its comfortable rooms, excellent service, and great value for money.

Things to see in Fremont

Historic Main Street is one of Fremont's sights that is best experienced with cash to burn—there are a large number of distinctive stores here, selling everything including antiques, collectibles, and hand-crafted quilts. Many of its buildings date back to the late 19th-century, including the grand Love-Larson Opera House. The local community still puts on plays and productions here even after 100 years since its construction. Another old-time attraction that still keeps on going is the Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad. It follows the track of a railway section first laid down in 1869. Here you can experience the thrill of railroading in the West in one of its 1920s rail cars. Fremont is also known for its many parks—there are 21 in the city—with the best probably being the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area. This stretches along the Platte River and is made up of 20 man-made sandpit lakes where you can swim, fish, and canoe—or simply picnic besides their tree-shaded banks.

Good for budget travelers and frontier explorers

Room rates in Fremont are among the best value rates in the wider Omaha area. That means it can make a great base for any cost-conscious traveler, as long as you're only planning the occasional foray into the Nebraska capital—Omaha is about 30 miles east of Fremont. It's also a good starting point for those keen to explore the history and landscape of the wide-open Nebraska plains. There are affordable eateries and a broad range of local shops in town, while the highways out of town, in every direction, lead only to the horizon.

How to get to Fremont

The nearest airport to Fremont is Eppley Airfield in Omaha, which lies around 40 miles away to the East. The trains don't run here anymore, so to travel to Fremont from the airport you'll need to hire a car. Head out of the north exit of the airport on Abbott Drive until you get to NE-36 W. You'll need to stay on that highway for 25 miles until you connect with US-275. Pass under the highway to take the Old US Highway 275 into town. The journey should take around 45 minutes.