Freedom Park, located at 2497 Freedom Park Road along the Missouri River, is an outdoor park and United States Naval Museum. It is home to the USS Marlin SST-2, the only target and training USN submarine left in the world, the USS Hazard AM-240, the only Admiral Class Minesweeper left in the world, and the only complete collection of USN anti-aircraft guns held entirely in one park. In addition, the park also houses a collection of jets, a helicopter, a Captain’s Gig, many rocket launchers, missiles, and other military vehicles.
As Omaha day trips go, this undervalued museum is one of the easiest to get to, far off the beaten trail, but only minutes from downtown, and quite likely to deliver an unexpectedly interesting afternoon.The park is open to walk through from 8am-8pm up until Sept 16th, then from 8am-3pm until next spring. Admission is FREE.
There are guided tours from 10-3 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until weather makes touring prohibitive (usually the end of October)
Special tours can be arranged by calling (402) 444-5955 or sub_ssn589 [at] yahoo [dot] com (subject: Freedom%20Park%20Tour%20%5BOmaha.net%5D) (emailing Bill) (please schedule one week in advance). All tours are FREE.
Visit the Freedom Park Facebook page to see over 600 labeled pictures of the park along with drawings, park information, and tour guides updates.
Admission is Free
May 15 ~ Sept 15: 8 am to 8 pm
Sept 16 ~ May 14: 8 am to 3 pm