Welcome to Omaha

Named after an American Indian Tribe and founded in 1854, Omaha means “Those going against the wind or current.” Situated on the west bank of the Missouri River, the city has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. Currently, the 42nd largest city in the United States and the largest city in Nebraska, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.

A stop on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, Omaha is known for its pioneer history, museums and cultural centers. Vibrant art and entertainment opportunities live throughout the city. Theatre, live music, plus traditional and contemporary art cater to every style and taste. Hot Shops, in North Downtown, is home to more than 80 artists ranging from metal forging and glassblowing to hand-crafted jewelry and photography.

Omaha is also consistently ranked as a “top foodie destination,” filled with travel-worthy cuisine. Many Omaha restaurants pride themselves on serving the best meat and produce from local farms. It also has an abundance of physical activity options, including yoga studios, bike rentals from Heartland B-cycle with pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the downtown district, and more than 150 miles of trails.

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