Omaha Travel Guide

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It has been said that the Omaha, Nebraska, is one of the most racially divided cities in the country. Westside and Midtown Omaha are composed mainly of whites, the southern section is primarily Hispanic, while the northeastern portion is mostly African-American. The city is economically divided as well. It ranks among the 50 cities with the most millionaires per capita that also have a high rate of people living under the poverty line. Yet this cultural and economic disparity is often not noticeable to travelers who visit Omaha. Hospitality is citywide quality.

 

Sights

Omaha is a family-friendly city, with the Henry Doorly Zoo its most popular attraction. Housing the biggest cat complex in all of North America, the zoo is considered one of the best in the country, with over 4,000 animals. Take a General Marion boat tour inside the 31-acre Heartland of America Park, a place where you can relax and view the magnificent fountains. The Lauritzen Gardens has a rose garden, an arboretum and an herb garden and is another must-see, while Memorial Park has a playground, trails and open spaces. Other green spaces in Omaha are Dodge Park and Glenn Cunningham Lake. The lakes in the Lower Papio Valley are also refreshing attractions. Also make sure to save time for the Durham Western Heritage Museum, the Children's Museum and the Strategic Air and Space Museum. Funplex is an amusement and water park combined that the whole family will enjoy. Also try to catch a performance at the grand Orpheum Theater while you're in town.

 

Dining

Omaha has some of the best corned-beef and steaks on the planet but the city has all kinds of other cuisines too. Whether you want Mexican, Creole, Italian or seafood, there's a restaurant here that serves it. You can find 30 restaurants, 13 pubs and taverns, six coffee shops and ice cream stores in Omaha's Old Market historic district. More dining spots are located in the downtown area as well.

 

Shopping

Omaha's malls, stores and boutiques bring a bit of cosmopolitan retail flavor to the heartland. Borsheim's is a Warren Buffet-owned jewelry and gift shop with a vast inventory. You can find more upscale shopping in the many boutiques and stores in the Old Market. Westroads Mall is the largest in all of Nebraska, while open-air shopping is the attraction at Village Point. For home decor and furniture, check out the Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Where to Go in Omaha

TOP PICKS BY OUR LOCAL EXPERTS

ECONO LODGE WEST DODGE

7833 W DODGE RD

Omaha Wine Company

701 North 114th Street

Happy Wining

J. Coco

5203 Leavenworth

Old Schoolhouse (The)

504 Garfield Street

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Omaha Blog Posts

UPDATES FROM OUR TRAVEL TEAM

A Night in the Historic Old Market District
The best place to head for a night out in Omaha is the Old Market district. Bordered by South 10th Street and the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District in downtown Omaha, Old Market features a number of bars, pubs, theaters and restaurants within close proximity of each other. The area is listed... Read more

Gorat's Steakhouse: A favorite of Warren Buffett
For some of the best steak in the United States, head to Gorat’s Steak House. The restaurant has been a favorite in Omaha since it was founded in 1944 by Louis and Nettie Gorat, and is frequented by billionaire Warren Buffett. Gorat’s is probably the best place to scope out celebrities while in Omaha... Read more

The Durham Museum
To learn more about the history of Omaha, Nebraska, and surrounding regions, check out the Durham Museum. The museum is housed in what used to be Union Station, which was built in 1931 and once served millions of rail travelers on their way out West or East. The building itself is a cool, fine example... Read more


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