Husband and I are visiting during the week in mid-September, primarily to visit the zoo. Debating on staying either downtown Omaha or in Cedar Rapids. We'd really like to stay in the city, but are apprehensive about safety downtown (love to walk and explore). We have reservations at Even hotel downtown, but other option is Fairfield downtown, or Hampton in Cedar Rapids. Read that the location of Even hotel might not be the safest? Thanks for your input, looking forward to visiting.