Omaha attractions

Top Choice Waterfront in Omaha

Riverfront

The riverfront along the Missouri River celebrates the waterway's past and present. Highlights include the architecturally stunning Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, which soars over to Iowa; the Heartland of America Pa…
Top Choice Zoo in Omaha

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

The world's largest indoor desert? Check. The world's largest nocturnal exhibit? Check. America's largest indoor rainforest? Check. An aquarium showing habitats from the Arctic to coral reefs? Check, yet again. The …
Top Choice Museum in Omaha

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Just across the river from Omaha in the cute little downtown area of Council Bluffs, IA, this highly interactive museum tells the story of the world's most profitable railroad (it's headquartered in Omaha) and the c…
Top Choice Museum in Omaha

Durham Museum

The soaring art deco Union Station train depot is a sight to behold with its cathedral windows, geometric chandeliers, ornate ceilings and reliefs of railroad workers carved into the facade. It houses a fine museum …
Arts Center in Omaha

Hot Shops Art Center

Entering into this three-story arts center (a former mattress warehouse) is like diving down the rabbit hole into an alternative universe ruled by eccentric artists. The namesake 'hot shops' are the glassblowing, po…
Bridge in Omaha

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

This sinuously graceful 3000ft-long bridge links walkways on both sides of the Missouri River. The views are spectacular; at night it's lights are dramatic. It's named for the longtime Democratic senator who served …
Area in Omaha

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 St…
Museum in Omaha

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

After WWII Omaha's Offutt Air Force Base was home to the US Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC), the nuclear force detailed in Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove. SAC's legacy is documented at this vast museum, whic…
Viewpoint in Omaha

Lewis and Clark Park

Dynamic 19th-century expedition duo Lewis and Clark get their due on the east side of the Missouri River at this hidden gem of a park high up on a bluff. Amid a serene setting, there are sweeping views of the river …
Park in Omaha

Lauritzen Gardens

Over a dozen elaborate gardens and greenhouses comprise this elegant botanical garden. The wildflower and formal English garden areas are favorites. The surrounding public Kenefick Park is free and has good river vi…