Omaha Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Omaha; our list of the best things to see, including Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Harrah's Casino and Hotel and Old Market.
  • The best place in Omaha: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    The Zoo is Nebraska's number one paid attraction and a few of its features are an expansive and recently renovated aquarium, "Kingdoms of the Night" (world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp), the Lied Jungle (world's largest indoor rainforest), and the "Desert Dome" (world's largest indoor desert.)
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  • Harrah's Casino and Hotel

    Harrah's Casino and Hotel

    1 Harrahs Blvd
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  • Omaha has a "First Friday" gallery crawl through both neighborhoods every first Friday of each month.
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  • Westroads Mall

    Westroads Mall

    Located at 100th & Dodge Streets. Largest mall in Nebraska. The mall itself contains Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Von Maur, Younkers, and a Rave movie theatre.
  • Orpheum Theater

    Orpheum Theater

    which received a top-to-bottom renovation in the 1970's
    In addition, other performing arts shows can be seen at the Holland Performing Arts Center.
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  • Joslyn Art Museum

    Joslyn Art Museum

    The Joslyn also has a glass sclupture by the famed Dale Chihuly hanging in the atrium.
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  • Omaha Children's Museum

    Omaha Children's Museum

    which has an art center
    Play. Learn. Together.
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  • Film Streams screens classics, obscure, and foreign movies.
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  • Omaha's hot spot for live entertainment, sporting events, conventions, meetings and weddings.
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  • Durham Western Heritage Museum

    Durham Western Heritage Museum

    The Durham Museum, located in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, is home to permanent exhibits preserving Omaha’s history, educational traveling exhibits, and year-round entertaining family-oriented activities.
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  • Midtown Crossing

    Midtown Crossing

    31st and Farnam Street
    The result of a decade-long urban renewal effort in midtown Omaha. This development provides shopping space, dining, contemporary condominiums and apartments in a single location.
  • Omaha Community Playhouse

    Omaha Community Playhouse

    Marlon Brando's mother gave Henry Fonda his stage debut in the 1925-26 season. Community members and local professionals perform regularly in plays and musicals.
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  • Omaha Civic Auditorium

    Omaha Civic Auditorium

    The Omaha Civic Auditorium is downtown Omaha's first arena and convention center. Home to Omaha Beef indoor professional football, Omaha Lancers USHL hockey and Omaha Vipers MISL soccer.
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  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

    a nationally recognized artist-in-residence program and art gallery that consists of three galleries in a warehouse-style studio
    Since 1981, the Bemis Center’s sole mission has been to support contemporary artists of exceptional talent. We do this through our international artist-in-residence program, cutting edge exhibitions, and community arts projects. These programs directly support the artistic process, catalyzing artists’ work to engage and challenge the public.
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  • Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch

    11001 S
    48th Street.
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  • Ameristar Casino Hotel

    2200 River Rd
  • Dundee Dell

    Dundee Dell

    5007 Underwood Ave.
    See Bar section below for drink prices. Note: while the Dell is a restaurant, it is a very popular bar as well, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. If in doubt about the atmosphere, there are some other good restaurants nearby. It can also get busy on these nights.
  • Valentino's


    Multiple locations
    Great pizza and pasta for take-out or delivery. Many locations also have great buffets!
  • Upstream Brewery

    Upstream Brewery

    514 S 11th Street in the Old Market
    Has pool tables and on Wednesday nights $7 pizzas and $2 microbrews are served. Also has a full menu and great food at a reasonable price. Try the sample platter of microbrews and get your favorite in a growler to go.
  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill

    14450 Eagle Run Drive
    Rated Omaha's best sushi bar. Serves Americanized sushi. Try the "Thai Lai" or "Cloud Nine" rolls.
  • Piccolo Pete's

    Piccolo Pete's

    2202 S 20th St
    , [97] Family owned for over 70 years, Piccolo's has been serving Omaha since 1933. Menu items include steaks, fish & chicken dishes, and also a few Italian specialties. Like Gorat's, it is one of Warren Buffett's favorite places to eat. Friendly service and an excellent family atmosphere.
  • The Boiler Room

    The Boiler Room

    1110 Jones Street
    A relative newcomer to Omaha's fine restaurant scene, The Boiler Room is a hidden gem in the south side of the Old Market tucked in the gutted boiler room of an old warehouse. The food is usually sourced locally and has a heavy emphasis on gourmet French-style cooking, especially meat. Try the boar's head or scorpionfish. The menu changes daily.
  • V Mertz

    V Mertz

    1022 Howard Street
    Intimate and romantic ambiance. The menu, which changes weekly, is continental but also offers some innovative culinary creations from a range of cuisine types. Great for special dinners. Located in the Old Market. Famous clientele have included: Bono of U2, local plutocrat Warren Buffet, and Bruce "the Boss" Springsteen. After several tumultuous quarters riddled by declining quality, V Mertz received new management as of July 2009 and has already regained its crown as Omaha's gastronomic powerhouse.
  • Katie's


    119 S 40th Street
    Serves home-style Greek food.
  • Starbucks

    17396 W Ctr Rd Ste A
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • Ted & Wally's Ice Cream Shop

    Ted & Wally's Ice Cream Shop

    1120 Jackson St
    Award- winning premium homemade 18% butterfat ice cream made the old fashioned way using rock salt and ice, in Omaha, Nebraska's Old Market District since 1986.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Omaha uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.