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What to see in Omaha

Omaha Attractions

With its indie music scene and various arts initiatives, including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency programme, Omaha is becoming a beacon for progressive creatives. Rooted in the Midwest, however, it is also a great place for families, who will enjoy the zoo, Omaha Children's Museum, and 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. 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 and a rest in the shade.

Visitors can also explore the largest indoor rainforest in the US at the famous Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium; historic aircraft and missiles at the Strategic Air and Space Command, the foremost museum of its kind; and perhaps catch a glimpse of one of America's richest men 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 talent deserves to be celebrated. Artists from around the world apply to…

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Omaha Children's Museum

This fun-filled and award-winning interactive museum is designed to educate and engage kids of all ages. The various exhibits and activities include the ever popular Imagination Playground and Sandy's…

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Omaha Zoo

At Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, visitors can also explore exhibits such as the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, Desert Dome and Cat Complex, as well as Hubbard Gorilla…

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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 War II and Cold War era aircraft and artefacts to illustrate…

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