Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. Whether it was the Native American Indian tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers or meat packers, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped shape its current cultural diversity, hard work ethic and friendly demeanor.
In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.
For a full overview of the city and its many attractions:
Some other sites for specific places of interest:
The Old Market (Omaha's Arts and Entertainment District)
Omaha Zoo (Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)
Joslyn Art Museum (premier art museum housed in an Art Deco treasure)
Heartland of America Park and Fountain (riverfront park with pedestrian bridge, across the street from Old Market area)
Fontenelle Forest (one of the largest private nature centers in the nation)