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South 24th Street District

Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau
1001 Farnam St.
Omaha  Nebraska  68102
United States
(402) 444-4660
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Tina King
Omaha's vibrant South 24th Street shopping district hums with Latin flavor.

To get the lay of the land on South 24th Street, just park and walk the more than seven blocks of restaurants and stores. Though not an affluent neighborhood, the district is vibrant and well maintained with colorful murals and lots of pedestrian traffic. Frilly First Communion dresses fill shop windows, and ceramic pots line the street. Don’t miss the Tree of Life sculpture, which honors generations of European and Latin immigrants who've lived here and worked in South Omaha's livestock industry. To learn more about the neighborhood and its culture, visitors can take a guided walking tour or visit El Museo Latino, a treat for art and history enthusiasts.

For Latin food aficionados, South 24th Street is the perfect place to grab a quick (and authentic) bite. The sopes are delicious at Taqueria Tijuana, and just across the street, it’s easy to get lost in the vast seafood menu at El Dorado.

The local Cinco de Mayo party is great family fun; the neighborhood hosts a massive parade and a big community celebration. Listening to this Latin music, watching traditional Mexican dancing and witnessing cowboys doing rope tricks is much more interesting than just whipping up margaritas and guacamole at home.

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