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Top Choice Museum in Omaha

Durham Museum

The soaring art-deco Union Station train depot houses a remarkable museum. Covering local history from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Omaha stockyards to the trains that once called here, the Durham makes the…
Top Choice Museum in Omaha

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Just across the river in the cute little downtown area of Council Bluffs, IA, this grand museum tells the story of the world's most profitable railroad and the company that rammed the transcontinental line west from…
Top Choice Cafe in Lincoln

Indigo Bridge

This fine Haymarket cafe in a fantastic bookstore serves excellent coffee, snacks and sandwiches throughout the day.
Top Choice Museum in Grand Island

Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

A remarkable combination of museum exhibits with a vast outdoor living museum. Note how conditions dramatically improved from the homes in 1860 to 1890 thanks to riches made possible by the railroad.
Top Choice Monument in Nebraska Panhandle

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Some 20 million years ago, this part of Nebraska was like the Serengeti in Africa today: a gathering place for a rich variety of creatures. Today the bones of thousands of these ancient dinosaurs are found at this i…
Top Choice Park in Nebraska Panhandle

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Scotts Bluff has been a beacon to travelers for centuries. Rising 800ft above the flat plains of western Nebraska, it was an important waypoint on the Oregon Trail in the mid-19th century. You can still see wagon ru…
Top Choice Modern American in Omaha

Grey Plume

West of downtown in Midtown Crossing, chef Clayton Chapman has upturned perceptions of Great Plains cuisine with his fiercely local and seasonal dishes. Winners: the bar burger, the duck-fat fries, the steaks, and a…
Top Choice Modern American in Omaha

Boiler Room

Global influences and French techniques shape the locally sourced foods that comprise the seasonal dishes at this trendsetting Old Market bistro. It's got an open kitchen and a cocktail bar. Want an Omaha steak? Get…
Top Choice Cafe in Lincoln

Bread & Cup

Boxes of beautiful Nebraska produce line the entry at this trendsetting Haymarket cafe where even common dishes (such as a pulled pork sandwich) are elevated to something special. Great baked goods, full bar.
Museum in Omaha

Strategic Air & Space Museum

After WWII Omaha's Offutt Air Force Base was home to the US Air Force Strategic Air Command, the nuclear force detailed in Dr Strangelove. This legacy is documented at this cavernous museum, which bulges with bomber…