Welcome to Omaha

Famous for steaks and Warren Buffett, Omaha also has a booming downtown and riverfront, with more than $2 billion in development. Located on the Missouri River, Omaha has grown into a metropolitan city with 700,000 residents. It is the largest city in Nebraska and includes two-thirds of the state's entire population. Omaha has emerged from a frontier town to a thriving cosmopolitan city and is consistently ranked high in national surveys. The city offers its residents the advantages of living in a big city with a professional symphony, ballet, opera, one of the country's most progressive zoos and home to the College World Series. Yet, it still carries the small town lifestyle associated with a strong community and family values orientation.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Henry Doorly Zoo
3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107
+1 402 733 8401
Visit the world's largest indoor rain forest, desert and nocturnal exhibits. Also a world-class aquarium, orangutan forest, IMAX and more. Open year-round.

Old Market
1000 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102
+1 402 341 7151
Unique shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and entertainment in a historic neighborhood. Shop bookstores to bakeries, art galleries to antiques, clothing to collectibles, then dine in one of more than 30 area restaurants. Accessible.

Heartland of America Park
800 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102
+1 402 444 6362
Catch the spectacular Heartland of America Fountain with its 300-ft water jet and light show. Lewis & Clark Interpretive exhibits and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the Lewis & Clark Landing. Gondola rides by Heartland Gondola. Located across the street from the historic Old Market area.

Mormon Pioneer Cemetery
3215 State Street, Omaha, NE 68112
+1 402 453 9372
Visitor's Center and Museum depicts the 1846-1860 migration of 90,000 pioneers to the Rocky Mountains. Displays include full sized log cabin, covered wagon, oxen and handcart. Optional guided tours.

Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102
+1 402 342 3300
Nebraska's premier center for the visual arts featuring works from antiquity to the present. Emphasis is on art from 19th and 20th-century Europe and America. Extensive collection of art of the American West. Accessible.