Downtown Omaha is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants and bars. You can experience the local theater and live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Book a hotel or holiday apartment in Downtown Omaha and start exploring everything in and around Omaha.
Sightseeing around Downtown Omaha
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Study the collections at Joslyn Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, or Durham Museum. You can check out the local talent at Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center, Shelterbelt Theatre, and Omaha Civic Auditorium. Learn about the local history at Joselyn Castle, Malcolm X Birthsite, and Western Historic Trails Center. First National Bank Tower, St. Cecilia Cathedral, and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge are some of the notable landmarks. Hours of family fun are waiting at Omaha Children's Museum, Hot Shops Art Center, and Henry Doorly Zoo.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness Park, Pioneer Courage Park, and Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens. Surround yourself with nature at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Glenn Cunningham Lake, and Heron Haven. For retail therapy, consider Westroads Mall, Shadow Lake Towne Center, and Oak View Mall, and seek out the perfect souvenir. TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Dodge Riverside Golf Club, or Rosenblatt Stadium will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A couple of the most popular attractions in the area are Creighton University and University of Nebraska-Omaha. You can also check out Orpheum Theater, Holland Performing Arts Center, and Gene Leahy Mall.
Getting around Downtown Omaha
To venture out of town, take a train from Omaha Union Station.
Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field) is the closest major airport, 4 miles (6.4 km) from Downtown Omaha.