What to see in Omaha

Omaha Attractions

Omaha is situated along the I-80, a major US interstate connecting the two coasts. Many unknowing travellers simply drive through (or fly over), not realizing Omaha is a more-than-worthy stop to add to a cross-country trip. With its indie music scene and various arts initiatives, including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency program, Omaha is becoming a beacon for the progressively creative. Rooted in the Midwest, however, it is also a great place for families, who will enjoy the zoo, Omaha Children's Museum as well as Fun Plex, Nebraska's largest water park.

Old Market is the undisputed tourist hub of the city with numerous wonderful shops, restaurants and historic buildings to explore. When pounding Old Market's charmingly uneven pavements becomes tiring, the Heartland of America Park next door is perfect for leisurely strolls along the mighty Missouri River. Visitors can also explore the largest indoor rain forest in the world at the famous Henry Doorly Zoo; historic aircraft and missiles at the Strategic Air and Space Command, the foremost museum of its kind; and perhaps catch a glimpse of America's second-richest man and lifelong Omaha resident, Warren Buffett, dining at Gorat's, his favourite local steakhouse.

For financial gurus, the only time to visit is in the spring, during the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting, when Omaha becomes the centre of the financial universe for one weekend. Even for the less stock-savvy, spring is a good choice, as is autumn, when the weather is milder than in summer and winter.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, just south of the Old Market district, was founded on the principle that exceptional…

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Omaha Children's Museum

This fun-filled and award-winning interactive museum is designed as a learning and exploration space for young people.…

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Omaha Zoo

In carrying out its mission of conservation, research, education and recreation, the Omaha Zoo has created Lied Jungle,…

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Strategic Air and Space Museum

The Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha, regarded as the nation's foremost facility of its kind, showcases World…

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