Omaha Travel Guide

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Omaha Highlights

  • Pro
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     I think its fairly easy to get around in Omaha 

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     Finding things can be difficult 

  • In a nutshell
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     An ecclectic, cultural urban area college town. 

Omaha Things to Do

  • The Heartland of America Park

    This is a really nice park in Omaha. It's a small lake or pond which with a large changing fountain that we had a really nice time walking around on a sunny day. There were lots of geese and ducks around and even some swans. Some people were feeding the geese, but I don't know if I would advise that, since it looked like when they ran out of food...

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  • The Durham Museum

    My favorite part of this museum was the really cool art deco architecture. The Durham is housed in the old Union Station of Omaha, and the main part when you walk in has been preserved and is definitely worth seeing. They have a lot of exhibits about the history of Omaha--some settler and Native American stuff, lots about the railroad (since it was...

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  • Strategic Air & Space Museum

    I've been to my fair share of air & space museums--my dad took us to quite a few of them when I was a kid--and I definitely liked this one the best. It's quite large and has a lot of aircraft to look at, as well as other military artifacts. All of the planes have posters with good descriptions of them and what they were developed for, how they were...

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Omaha Restaurants

  • Amazing Greek food!

    Like a lot of Greek restaurants, it has sort of a Santorini theme to it on the inside. The food is amazing! My family eats there any time we are in Omaha. It's the place where I first tried Greek food when I was little, and so far I think I've only found one other restaurant that even compares. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Omaha. Prices are...

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  • Mimi serves good food

    We have eaten in two Mimis, one in Texas and this one in Nebraska. Both have excellent wait staffs who really know whats on the menu, and both serve well-prepared food. I love the Albacore Tuna and Avacado sandwich. I do believe they slice up an entire avacado and include all of it in the sandwich. Its $9.49 on the 2012 menu, and its worth...

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  • Chinese Influenced American Taste Bud...

    I think this restaurant used to be closer to downtown. i was looking to buy a carry on luggage when i saw the sign and decided to alight to have lunchPleasant atmospherevery vietnamese looking young lady, obviously american by her accentno vietnamese people eating here , mainly suburbunites I ordered Bun Ga Xao. the lovely waitress came to say...

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Omaha Nightlife

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  • Best Beer Selection in Omaha

    The Crescent Moon is the place you hit if you really care about the beer you're drinking. There are a lot of bars in Omaha with good taps, but nothing compares to this place. You can tell you've found something special when you see their draft menu, and they have a whole section for just Nebraska drafts.And Nebraska beers are definitely something...

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  • Slowdown

    This is just an awesome venue all the way around: great bands, great interior, top-notch sound, good staff and very reasonably priced drinks. If you go here for a lesser-known band in the front room on a weeknight, you'll likely find yourself one of only a few there and can park right outside the door. It's great otherwise though.I don't smoke but...

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  • A Little Vino

    This is my friend, Sarah's favorite place in Omaha- her new home. One of the original wine bars in the United States. Mark Mercer, the visionary and developer for Omaha's historic Old Market, created the restaurant and named it after his wife, Vera Mertz Mercer. The restaurant is located in a former fruit cellar of a 104 year old warehouse. The...

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Omaha Transportation

  • How to bypass long taxi lines at the...

    There's a new way to get a Omaha taxi fast. Conferences and visitors are always coming to Omaha. Well for some, they actually never leave, however as the economics of the country begins to improve you can believe that that conventions and tourist events will always make sure your arrival to the Omaha Airport(Eppley Airfield) is crowded and just...

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  • Kind Efficient Gate Agent at Continental...

    I have to fly to Omaha to rent a car from AVIS and drive the hundred miles north to the Indians. and over the years I have been loyal to Continental Airlines. Believe it or not, loyalty pays.I arrived this thursday last for my flight to New York to connect with my flight to Paris. The flight was delayed and later cancelled due to mechanical...

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  • Continental Airlines to Omaha

    Omaha is not a hub and it is not even a busy airport and there are no international or direct flights to anywhere unless it is to a hub.. so american flies to dallas and chicago, northwest flies to minneapolis, delta flies to atlanta so on and so forthmy preferred connection and the preferred carried is Continental Airlines from Houston which I...

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Omaha Shopping

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  • Antiques, fashion, restaurants, art,...

    This area of Omaha is lovely, and there are plenty of shops for anything you could want--a really good candy shop, a Christmas store, leather goods, antiques, art galleries, import stores, and tons of restaurants, all in charming old buildings along cobblestone sidewalks. I really like the Old Market Passageway area and the Garden of the Zodiac....

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  • ANYTHING IN RED

    See the photos of the exterior of one of the stores. Inside, its all red. PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING THAT RELATES TO THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS can be purchased here. On our last visit we bought a couple of Husker wine glasses and a Husker ladies scarf. fair prices

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  • A NEW OUTDOOR MALL

    MANY SHOPS, such as Scheels Sporting Goods, Kincaides, Scooters, and so on.As the photos show, it is designed like a little town with brick streets. Whatever your heart desires. They've got it. prices vary, mostly reasonable.

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Omaha Local Customs

  • A few tips for survival (j/k)

    1. Husker football is life here. When the Huskers lose, the city is basically in shut-down mode. Never talk bad about the team. Wear red on game days if you want to blend in. The way people follow the Huskers is kind of sickening sometimes. Oh yeah, and if you really want to get a local fired up, ask about Frank Solich and Steve Pedersen... that...

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  • How to survive on this food?

    Much of the food served for eating is not fit for human consumption, it is totally garbage, but if you are a little careful, you can get some nutrition. the bet is to shop at Wild Oats or Whole Foods where one can get pesticide free, chemically bare food.An average american eats close to one hundred pounds of chemicals per year, everything is...

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  • No personality people

    People in Omaha walk around in a persistant state of depression. Really, the only thing people talk in this town is the weather and how many buildings they boarded-up today!!Usually the summer high temperatures and the number of boarded-up buildings that were plywooded are about the same.

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Omaha Warnings and Dangers

  • confused over streets

    i have been told by so many people to avoid so many places it really doesnt leave many places to think about living or shopping at or anything else, i have found for the most part granted i've only been here a few months, people are generally friendly and very helpful when i get lost (which is often) and i have seen so many cute homes in both south...

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  • MIDWESTERN WEATHER; its not for sissies

    Here is a photo of a nasty looking cloud as it approached TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha on June 20, 2011, during a game of the College World Series. The game had to be interrupted as fans quickly left their seats and players exited the field. Heavy rains soon fell and the wind did blow, but reportedly there were no tornadoes...this time.ESPN...

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  • The Farnam Debacle

    Just west of the Downtown area, at Saddle Creek Road, Farnam Street appears to become a two-way street to the west, and one-way (westbound) to the east, with Harney Street as the opposite one-way.This is a little misleading though, as Farnam is one of the few reversible streets in the country. Dodge may have its reversible lanes, but Farnam, at...

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Omaha Tourist Traps

  • Avoid

    I recommend you avoid all of the following things:1. Anything west of 102nd and Dodge: Unless you love generic cookie-cutter houses, chain restaurants and things of that nature, I would avoid driving west of this street. Village Point is a big outdoor commercial mall that you can find in any other city.2. Fun Plex: A very small "amusement park." If...

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  • Avoid the northside at all costs!!!!

    I have lived in Columbus, Ohio and Denver, Colorado and I can tell you that North Omaha is the worst neighborhood I have ever been in. This part of town is filled with drive-by shootings, prostitution and urban decay.

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  • The casinos are definitely a...

    The casinos are definitely a tourist trap. Although the Council Bluffs casinos are drastically better than the ones in Kansas City, they are still a waste of money. If you want to throw away your money, just give it to a crack addict, as it would be better used that way...If you are looking for the same level of excitement, there is a methodone...

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Omaha What to Pack

  • Weather extremes

    Winter: Heavy jacket, thick gloves and ear protection. It gets COLD and snowy. Don't believe all that nonsense about the changing of the Omaha climate, we had a major blizzard this year and many snowy, cold days.Summer: Light, light clothing. It gets hot, humid and sticky. A swimsuit and shorts would be good, as well as sun block and bug...

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  • Packing List

    If you are flying in to Omaha, Eppley Airfield actually has rather efficient baggage handling, so almost anything should be OK. If you are visiting during the winter months (i.e. November to March), be prepared for the worst. It is not unusual to have heavy snows, strong winds and sub-zero temperatures. During the summer, it will be hot...very...

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  • Packing List

    If in Winter: bring lots of warm clothes, including a hat. The wind is worse than the snow.In summer: nothing, you'll need to strip to survive Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, whatever your headache medicine of choice is. None: Omaha is not going to impress anybody when you show pictures of your trip back to your friends back home. Make sure your...

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Omaha Off The Beaten Path

  • The Country Roads

    Later Midwest settlements like Nebraska are all about straight lines. These lines divide counties, cities, make up city street grids, and align the states themselves. Once outside of the cities though, the lines continue in the form of rural roads.These rural roads are numbered just as a numbered street system is. For instance, 649 Road is the...

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  • Durham Western Heritage Museum

    Western Heritage Society801 S 10th StOmaha, Nebraska 68108-3205Housed in an old railroad station, this museum provides a great deal of historical information concerning Omaha--especially about the railroads. It's a short walking distance from downtown and the Old Market.

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  • Loess Hills

    In many ways this is as much or more Iowa, i.e., Council Bluffs. Since I spend my time in Omaha, I place it here instead. The Loess Hills are the results of the Continental Glaciers. {I'll have to link some tips - which I need to write - about seeing the glaciers results.} These massive glaciers moved down from the north, pushing and grinding the...

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Omaha Sports & Outdoors

  • CWS means College World Series

    Each June the eight best college baseball teams in America square off in Omaha. Starting in 2011 the CWS is played in brand new TD Ameritrade Stadium, which by all reports is state of the art.The photo shows the famous celebration statue which used to be at Rosenblatt Stadium but now is relocated to TD Ameritrade. IT is based on an actual...

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  • College World Series

    Omaha is the home of the College World Series. The games take place at Rosenblatt Stadium, and offer the most exciting baseball matches.The Texas Longhorns (56-16) claimed their sixth national title overall going a perfect 5-0 during CWS play en route to the crown.

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  • Football and Baseball

    College World Series: Always happens in the middle of June at Rosenblatt Stadium. Get some tickets and enjoy. Paulis is a popular place for people to hang out after the games.Husker Football: It's about an hour drive to Lincoln, but it's fun to go at least once to a Husker game.Hockey: Omaha has the UNO hockey team which is always a fun game to go...

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  • Lot's to do - if you know where to look

    Henry Doorly Zoo, Vala's Pumpkin Patch in October, Bellevue Berry Farm, Lauritzen Gardens - especially the train garden, the walking bridge with splash park (at night it lights up) in summer, the old market for shopping and some people dress up and bar hop, Boys Town, Durham Museum, Children's Museum, The Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council...

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  • Final Words

    Omaha is not going to blow you away. In all accounts, it is an average city. It has restaurants, shops, parks, museums, etc. It is not a big tourist stop. Most people are here because of business or they have family in the area. For one or two days, it's not a bad place to go, but you'll start getting bored after that. The day I moved away from...

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  • What Omaha offers

    Omaha is a working class town with many restaurants. That's what most peole do here often: go eat at a good restaurant, of which there are many. Hence the plethura of fatasses in this state. There aren't too many THINGS to do here if you're visiting, but living here affords you a wide variety of places to eat & ACTIVITIES. I've lived up & down the...

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