Omaha Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Omaha Trip Guide

Nebraska’s biggest city touts storied steaks, great music and impressive museums.


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What to do

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibition artists showcase work in an Old Market warehouse. Free. See reviews and ratings. (402) 341-7130;

Durham Museum A gorgeous train station houses the impressive Durham Museum as well as a soda fountain. See reviews and ratings. (402) 444-5071;

El Museo Latino Engaging art exhibits draw people to the 24th Street Latino district, where restaurants serve authentic Mexican dishes. See reviews and ratings. (402) 731-1137;

Joslyn Art Museum One of  the nation’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture houses a huge collection, including a great Western art display. (402) 342-3300;

Lauritzen Gardens Two miles of paths wind through formal gardens, a garden with model railroads and an arboretum along the Missouri River Valley south of downtown. See reviews and ratings. (402) 346-4002;

Old Market The 12-square-block revived warehouse district is a model for successful urban renewal. Covered sidewalks add historical charm to shops, galleries, restaurants and a popular brewpub.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Look for the spectacular Desert Dome along Interstate-80. Other highlights include more than 1,200 species, an aquarium, an Imax theater and the Skyfari, an open-air chairlift that takes you from one end of the zoo to the other. See reviews and ratings. (402) 733-8401;

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha The NCAA Men’s College World Series in June draws fans to this new open-air stadium along the Missouri River. Game tickets go fast; plan ahead. See reviews and ratings. (402) 554-4404;

Click ahead for where to eat and where to stay.


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