Things to see and do - Omaha
Unmissable tourist sites
Omaha Travel guide
Omaha : Michelin's recommendations
Named for a Siouan tribe whose appellation means “people upstream,” Omaha sits on rolling bluffs overlooking the Missouri River not quite 200mi north of Kansas City. The city was founded in 1854; in 1863, it was chosen as the eastern terminus of the transcontinental railroad. Cobblestone lanes and 1880s warehouses survive from an era when tons of cargo were loaded onto westbound trains from Missouri River steamboats; this district, the Old Market, later became Omaha’s wholesale produce district before its Victorian buildings were restores as galleries, boutiques and cafes. Horse-drawn carriages still py the streets giving a taste of past glory.
Tourist attractions Omaha : Things to see and do
2200 Dodge St. USA - Omaha, NE 68102-1208
This pink-marble fortress is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture, built by Sarah Joslyn in 1931 as a memorial to her husband. The collection includes works from the ancient world to the present, emphasizing 19-20C European (Degas, Matisse..
3701 S. 10th St. USA - Omaha, NE 68107-2299
Among the unique features of this 110-acre, world-class zoo is the Lied Jungle, a 1.5-acre indoor rain-forest exhibit that pulsates with life from Asia, Africa and South America. Monkeys howl and macaws screech as visitors duck under vines and waterf..
801 S. 10th St. USA - Omaha, NE 68108-3205
In its heyday, 64 trains and 10,000 people a day passed through this Art Deco-style Union Pacific Railroad station. Now restored, the Durham Western features a waiting room with gold- and silver-leaf trim, 13ft chandeliers and a classic working soda ..
2211 Douglas Street USA - Omaha NE 68134
This downtown Omaha hotel is adjacent to Creighton University and a 5-minute walk to Joslyn Art Museum. It features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and serves a daily continental breakfast. A microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker are standard in e..
1615 Howard Street USA - Omaha NE 68102
This Omaha hotel is 3 blocks from Old Market and within one mile of the Qwest Center arena and convention center. It offers free airport shuttles and a daily breakfast. Magnolia Hotel Omaha features cable TV with pay-per-view movies and Nintendo vid..
106 South 15th Street USA - Omaha NE 68102
Located in the financial district of central Omaha, Residence Inn Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area features a kitchenette with a stove and dishwasher in every suite. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. A 32-inch flat-screen cable TV with ..