Omaha Things to Do
Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and a picturesque metropolitan area. As a major urban center with a long history, there are plenty of things to do when visiting the region.
An Educational Experience
There are two significant, educational centers in Omaha that every tourist should visit.
The Durham Museum is a popular location to see. One part of the museum everyone loves is the art deco architecture, which was a popular style nearly a century ago. The Durham is housed in the old Union Station of Omaha, and the main section in which you walk has been exquisitely preserved. The museum has lots of exhibits about the history of Omaha, including both settler and Native American exhibits. There’s also extensive history about the railroad, a collection of coins, a display about the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898, and some other traveling exhibits.
Another place to visit is the Lauritzen Botanical Gardens. Perched above the Missouri River in southern Omaha, the Lauritzen Gardens are the main botanical gardens of the city. They sprawl over hills and creeks, showcasing flowers, gardens, and trees. They also provide a quiet oasis away from the city. Because of the layout of the garden and the way its trails diverge and re-converge, you never feel very crowded and have choices in how you experience the gardens.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Omaha.