South Omaha


Once a separate city, South Omaha was the center of the Omaha stockyards starting in the late 1800s. Today it's a hub of Omaha's thriving Hispanic community. The South 24th Street commercial strip between L and Q Streets has repurposed Victorian-era brick buildings and is good for a self-guided walking tour ( Admire the lavish facade of the Roseland Theater (4932 S 24th St), tour El Museo Latino, browse the family-owned shops and stop for a snack at International Bakery.

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1. El Museo Latino

0.15 MILES

This vibrant museum has changing exhibits on Hispanic culture and art. Regional artists are featured.

2. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

1.36 MILES

The world's largest indoor desert? Check. The world's largest nocturnal exhibit? Check. America's largest indoor rainforest? Check. An aquarium showing…

3. Lauritzen Gardens

2.31 MILES

Over a dozen elaborate gardens and greenhouses comprise this elegant botanical garden. The wildflower and formal English garden areas are favorites. The…

4. Western Historic Trails Center

2.76 MILES

The long entry drive through open land sets the mood for this museum about the migration west. The modern interactive exhibits give an engaging and…

5. Durham Museum

3.05 MILES

The soaring art deco Union Station train depot is a sight to behold with its cathedral windows, geometric chandeliers, ornate ceilings and reliefs of…

6. Heartland of America Park

3.48 MILES

Linking Old Market with the waterfront, this 23-acre park features elaborate plantings, a large lake, water features and a landmark 320ft-high fountain.

7. Joslyn Art Museum

3.51 MILES

This admired and architecturally imposing museum has a great collection of classic and contemporary European and American art. There's also a good…

8. Riverfront

3.51 MILES

The riverfront along the Missouri River celebrates the waterway's past and present. Highlights include the architecturally stunning Bob Kerrey Pedestrian…