Art & Museums
- Durham Museum: Explore an art deco train station and enjoy an authentic soda fountain malt.
- El Museo Latino: Visit the first Latino art, culture and history museum in the Midwest. FREE!
- Hot Shops Art Center: Browse all things molten, from glass blowing to blacksmithing.
- Joslyn Art Museum: Stroll through an extensive indoor art collection or a unique outdoor sculpture garden and arboretum. FREE!
- KANEKO: Explore art, design, architecture and more at this "open space for your mind." FREE!
- Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum: Get a close look at aircraft and spacecraft you won’t find elsewhere.
- Bob the Bridge: Stroll over the Missouri River on this 3,000 ft. pedestrian bridge and connect to miles of nature trails. FREE!
- First National Sculpture Parks: Discover 100+ individual bronze sculptures integrated within an urban environment that covers more than six city blocks. FREE!
- Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium: Visit TripAdvisor’s 2014 Top Zoo in the World.
- Lauritzen Gardens: Find the garden for you – roses, woodland trails and model trains are just a few options.
Food & Fun
- You’ve heard of Omaha steaks, but are you ready for reubens?
- If breweries are on your Omaha to-do list, plan ahead! Request your free beer coupons now, and download the brewery tour app to plan your route.
- Whatever your tastes, there’s a neighborhood for it. Check out Omaha’s Old Market for shopping, dining and nightlife in an historic area, or make your way to Benson for more off-beat options. To the west of downtown, Midtown Crossing offers an energetic blend of restaurants and retail. Head north for jazz and history or south for authentic, diverse cuisine.
“Omaha ranks eighth among the nation’s 50 largest cities in both per-capita billionaires and Fortune 500 companies. No coastal city can claim a ranking as high as Omaha on both lists.” –USA Today
Omaha Fast Facts:
- Population of the Omaha Metro Area is 952,018.
- Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska, 41st largest city in the U.S.
- The name means “those going against the wind or current.”
- Four Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Omaha.
- Drive time from Omaha’s airport to downtown is less than 10 minutes.
- The average meal in Omaha is $2.50 less than the national average.
- MTV ranked Omaha #2 in the world for up-and-coming music cities.
- Omaha Steaks, a family-owned business since 1917, has grown to become the nation’s largest direct marketer of high quality steak and frozen gourmet products.
- Union Pacific’s Harriman Dispatching Center assists in monitoring a nationwide railroad network composed of 25,707 miles of track and up to 2,200 trains.