Introduction to Ralston, Nebraska
Ralston, Nebraska, in Douglas county, is 6 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is considered part of the Omaha metropolitan area. Ralston has a population of 6,314.
Ralston was previously a farm owned by Dr. George Miller, who sold the land to the Ralston Townsite Company in 1907. With the establishment of a post office in 1909, it was acknowledged as a rural town. Ralston was nearly completely destroyed by a tornado in 1913, but it was later rebuilt by the efforts of its citizens.
Ralston and nearby Attractions
- Lakeview Golf Course
- Wildewood Park
- Henry Doorly Zoo
- Omaha Children's Museum
- Fun Plex Amusement Park
Things To Do In Ralston
The Fun Plex Amusement Park is a popular tourist destination, especially popular among children. The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens provides historical insights into the city and country’s heritage. One can also visit the Dundee Theater and Orpheum Theater to enjoy cultural entertainment. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Lakeview Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Eppley Airfield.
Ralston Higher Education
Metropolitan Community College Area, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University and Bellevue University are the local centers of higher education.