Omaha, Nebraska is a jewel in the Mid-west and a great place to live. As a city, it isn’t the biggest but its big enough to always have something going on. It’s also small enough to be friendly, approachable and welcoming to visitors. It’s why we love it here and why you will too.
Here are just a few of the many places to visit while you’re in Omaha.
Henry Doorly Zoo is a real treat for all the family. It is well run, the animals look happy and healthy and the staff seem to take real pride in their work. The zoo is world-class and has a successful breeding program to help endangered species. It’s also a great way to spend a day with all the family.
The Durham Museum is housed inside the old Union Station and is a living monument to the art deco movement. The museum houses exhibits and exhibitions, some of which are interactive and displays Omaha from its earliest days up until modern times. It’s a cool, interesting museum that is well worth a few hours of your time.
Old Market is exactly that. It’s a historical shopping district that has been preserved as much as possible, with cobbled streets, old buildings and plenty to see and do. Shop in boutiques and one-off store, drink coffee and watch the world go by or sample some local cuisine in a number of restaurants.
The Joslyn Art Museum is an amazing venue that has a huge collection of classical and modern art as well as a cool sculpture garden. It takes a few hours to cover, but the size is manageable and there is a lovely, calm atmosphere that encourages exploration and appreciation.
The catchily-titled Lauritzen Gardens Omaha’s Botanical Center has three miles of trails to walk and admire the roses, peonies, plants and herbs. It’s best explore early in the morning and needs time taken to appreciate it all.
The Omaha Children’s Museum is in Old Market and includes lots of things for kids to make, do and explore. It’s a great use of your time while you’re here as everything is designed with children in mind.
The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is an unlikely place to suggest for visitors, but once you see it, you’ll know why we do. It spans the Missouri River and can be walked or cycled. It’s curved structure makes for an interesting journey and offers excellent views of the countryside on each side of the river.