Spend a day learning about objects that help you move fast and candies that satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tour starts at Lithuanian Bakery, 7427 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE
$117 per person
Price includes coach transportation, driver gratuity, attraction admissions, and lunch in the Haymarket District
Tour reservation deadline July 29, 2023
Highlights: Bakers Candies - Museum of American Speed - Haymarket District - Licorice International Haymarket - National Museum of Roller Skating - UNL Dairy Store
We begin the day with a visit to Bakers Candies Inc. located in Greenwood, Nebraska. The 25,000 square foot candy factory produces more than one half million pounds of their famous cholocate meltaway candies each year. Each day four fully automated production lines produce over 2,000 pounds of meltaway candies. Bakers Candies is Nebraska’s largest candy outlet. Enjoy a brief presentation about Bakers Candies history and their candy making process. Samples will be available to satisty your sweet tooth. Our next destination is the National Museum of Roller Skating. Learn about the early development of roller skating and its role in pop culture, sports, and Hollywood movies.
Lunch today is in the Haymarket District of Lincoln, Nebraska. The name Haymarket originated from the 1867 market square where hay and other items were sold. Today the old warehouses have been converted into restaurants and shops. After an included lunch at Lazio’s Restaurant, we will walk to the nearby Licorice International Store. The shop offers the largest selection of licorice in the United States. It offers a gourmet selection of European licorice and other candies, including sugar free and gluten free items. The store has more than 160 types of licorice and imported candies from 14 countries. They ship licorice all over the world.
Next we visit the Museum of American Speed, Lincoln’s number one tourism attraction. Whether you are really into cars or just like looking at old cars, this is THE place. Learn about the history of the people and families of racing. See the progression of vehicles and technology. The 3rd floor contains toys influenced by the racing industry and a wall of retro lunch boxes. There’s something for everyone’s interest. Our final destination is the University of Nebraska Lincoln Dairy Store. Originally opened in 1917 to provide milk for student dormitories, today the store facilities provide food science students the opportunity to create dairy products like ice cream and cheese. Before departing back to Omaha, we will sample some of their ice cream.