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OmahaUnited States of America

Nebraska’s largest city rises from the picturesque plains, its skyline encompassing modern landmarks, sprawling gardens and a lively riverfront precinct.

Find exciting attractions for the whole family amid the modern architecture and scenic green spaces of Omaha, a dynamic city in Eastern Nebraska. Whatever the weather, you can discover the fascinating heritage of this city and its surrounding region, check out the state’s premier art galleries, visit a nationally acclaimed zoo, catch a local game and indulge yourself in Omaha’s excellent shopping and dining precincts.

Familiarize yourself with Omaha’s skyline by strolling around the downtown riverfront park, Gene Leahy Mall. Find the heart of the city in the Old Markets, where heritage brick storefronts enclose boutique shops and the city’s summertime farmers’ market. You might also see street performers, artists and other local vendors here.

Get to know the city’s culture and history at a selection of downtown museums and art galleries. Joslyn Art Museum and Benis Center for Contemporary Arts showcase extensive collections of artworks, while the Durham Western Heritage Museum features fascinating local history exhibits in a renovated art deco train station.

Kids will love learning about the arts and sciences at the Omaha Children’s Museum. Let them go wild at the indoor water park at the Coco Key Water Resort. Another highlight is the nationally renowned Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, an exciting facility with desert and rainforest exhibits. Experience the thrill of a local college baseball or basketball game.

Omaha is surrounded by charming smaller cities, including La Vista, Papillion and Ralston. Bellevue dates back to the 1830s and is situated nearby the leafy trails of the Fontenelle Forest. See the Malcolm X Birthsite in North Omaha. Venture into the city’s surrounding scenery to visit Wehrspann Lake and the Chalco Hills Recreation Area.

Sample some of the region’s finest produce at the Taste of Omaha Festival, held in early June near the Lewis and Clark Landing and the Heartland of America Park.

Omaha can be reached by air to Eppley Airfield, the city’s international airport. The city is served by Amtrak and interstate bus lines. Severe weather can occur in Omaha, so keep updated on weather reports. Stay in downtown accommodation or comfortable motels.

Where to stay in Omaha

Downtown Omaha featuring modern architecture, night scenes and a city

Downtown Omaha

4/5Very Good!(1,476 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Downtown Omaha is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out CHI Health Center Omaha and Omaha Children's Museum.

Downtown Omaha
Old Market which includes signage as well as an individual femail

Old Market

Old Market is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, a top place to visit in the area.

Old Market
Zorinsky Lake Park featuring hiking or walking and a park as well as an individual femail

Millard

4/5Very Good!(176 area reviews)

Visitors to Millard enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, Zorinsky Lake Park is worth a stop.

Millard
This has a lot of passengers sunflowers and stuff about our country!

South Central Omaha

3.5/5Good!(442 area reviews)

While visiting South Central Omaha, you might make a stop by sights like Ralston Arena and Baxter Arena.

South Central Omaha
The vitalized downtown district of Omaha, now with refurbished buildings turned into art galleries, and quaintness everywhere.

Central Omaha

4/5Very Good!(172 area reviews)

Travelers come to Central Omaha for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Westroads Mall and Omaha Community Playhouse while you're in town.

Central Omaha
The vitalized downtown district of Omaha, now with refurbished buildings turned into art galleries, and quaintness everywhere.

Aksarben - Elmwood Park

4.5/5Wonderful!(84 area reviews)

While Aksarben - Elmwood Park isn't home to many top sights, Baxter Arena and Elmwood Park are some notable places to visit nearby.

Aksarben - Elmwood Park

Top Hotels in Omaha

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Omaha Downtown
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Omaha Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1501 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $63 per night

Located in NoDo District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and CHI Health Center Omaha. Creighton University and Orpheum Theater ...

4.4/5Excellent! (565 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was very clean, including the halls, lobby, breakfast area, and most importantly, our room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Omaha Downtown
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
4.5 out of 5
1615 Howard St, Omaha, NE
The price is $98 per night

Located in Downtown Omaha, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater and Omaha Children's Museum. CHI Health Center Omaha and TD Ameritrade ...

4.2/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Great location. AWESOME staff!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
3 out of 5
540 S 12th St, Omaha, NE
The price is $93 per night

Located in Old Market, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Orpheum Theater. CHI Health Center Omaha and Omaha Children's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"Covid made our stay much less enjoyable since there was no hot breakfast, no m"…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market

Popular places to visit in Omaha

Henry Doorly Zoo
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Henry Doorly Zoo

4.5/5(604 reviews)

Journey through the world’s biggest indoor desert, spot magnificent creatures in the aquarium and explore indoor rainforests and swamps in Nebraska’s premier zoo.

Omaha Children's Museum
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Omaha Children's Museum

4.5/5(174 reviews)

Bring the little ones to this exciting museum to role play as doctors, make art with light and run through a fountain.

Heartland of America Park
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Heartland of America Park

4.5/5(88 reviews)

Gaze up at the stunning light and water show at the fountain and hold hands on a romantic stroll through this charming park.

Top things to do in Omaha

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Nebraska
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Nebraska

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Omaha History Walk Tour
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Omaha History Walk Tour

$29
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Nebraska
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Nebraska

$10
Per adult

Reviews of Omaha

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3 - Okay 12.874465049928673%
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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 5, 2020

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5/5 - Excellent

Phria

Jun 5, 2020

Appears to be reasonably safe. Good midwestern travel stop.

4/5 - Good

Johnson

Jun 3, 2020

More traffic than we expected. Just did our business, visited with family and left.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I've been a number of times to visit family and it's always been pleasant. I appreciate the summertime heat & sun. The people have always been very nice and welcoming. They always have a smile to spare and I appreciate that.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

I love Omaha and actually live here was really blown away how bad the hotel was considering what part of the city it is in

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 3, 2020

Easy city to get around

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