First Time Tourists Guide in Omaha

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Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska State, located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River

This city is well-known for its railroads, breweries, and stockyards

Interesting places like Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and The Durham Museum are worth to visit

Exploring the city by riding a bike through Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge or Lewis & Clark Landing can be fun activities during the trip

  Old Market Passageway and One Pacific Place are recommended for shopaholics

Do not forget to try the best burger and sandwich at Gorat’s Steakhouse or Block 16

 

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SIGHTSEEING

Lauriztzen Gardens/Kenefick Park

This is one of the recommended places to be included in bucket list. This is a living museum displaying plenty of beautiful indoor floral exhibits. Tourists will find variety of garden themes like English, Victorian, and Nebraska.

The cultural site Joslyn Art Museum

Don't forget to visit this 1920s museum that has Baroque art and Greek pottery. It is considered as Nebraska's largest art museum.

Lauriztzen Gardens and Kenefick Park

a living museum which has plenty of beautiful indoor floral exhibits

Address : 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108, Amerika Serikat

Joslyn Art Museum

Nebraska's largest art museum that has Baroque art and Greek pottery

Address : 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

DOWNTOWN

Biking or walking are great experiences to do during your leisure time in downtown Omaha. Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is the right place to visit since it is the only foot bridge that connects two states. You can enjoy the amazing view such as the Lauritzen Gardens as well as the Missouri river. Not far from the bridge, it is Lewis & Clark Landing. This public park is the original landing site of 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is located in the north side of the river and in downtown of Omaha. So, strolling around in this site is really worth your time!

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

the only foot bridge that connect two states, offering Lauritzen Gardens and Missouri river view

Address : 705 Riverfront Dr, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

Lewis & Clark Landing

the original landing site of 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition

Address : 345 Riverfront Dr, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

SHOPPING

Exploring Omaha will be incomplete if you don't visit Old Market Passageway. It's an alley full of unique art shops. Besides, you can bring home some souvenirs for relatives, or simply enjoy the amazing cool architecture of the stores. One Pacific Place is another paradise for shopaholics. Its strategic location in the heart of Omaha makes this place becomes the central shopping area for both tourists and locals. It offers dozen of great retail stores and also restaurants.

Old Market Passageway

an alley that full of unique art shops

Address : 1020-1098, Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

One Pacific Place

a central shopping area for both tourists and locals

Address : 10381 Pacific St, Omaha, NE 68114, Amerika Serikat

FOOD & DRINK

Omaha has plenty delicious food that you must try especially the steak. But, you should also try Reuben Kulakofsky in this city. It's a sandwich, the city's most iconic food. The Crab Rangoon hot dog is another recommendation. For the drink, some popular beers such as Vanilla Bean Blonde and a fuity mango-infused Barliner Weiss are perfect to complete your adventure.

CULTURE

Omaha's culture is mainly influenced by Native Americans, but different culture can be found in south of Omaha where Polish, Czech, Mexican, and German art are mostly included in some events or places. For the official language, local people of Omaha speak English.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Omaha is between June and August. It's the warmest period in Omaha.

HOTEL

If you are looking for a hotel in downtown Omaha, Hotel Deco XV is one of the best choices. This hotel is listed in National Register of Historic Places since its unique building has Art Deco style. Magnolia Hotel Omaha also becomes popular place to stay among visitors since it's located near several arts center like the Joslyn Art Museum. You are also a step away from Old market.

Hotel Deco XV

A four style hotel listed in National Register of Historic Places since its unique building has Art Deco style

Address : 1504 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

Magnolia Hotel Omaha

a hotel with strategic location to art centre like the Joslyn Art Museum

Address : 1615 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

RESTAURANT

Visit Block 16 to taste the most popular burger in the city. In this restaurant, you will find sandwiches, burgers, international street food, and fries in different look and taste. The chef serves those foods in a creative way like Gangsta fries with chitope drizzle. Do not forget to stop by at Gorat’s Steakhouse. This restaurant serves iconic steak that becomes local and international tourists' favorite.

Block 16

most popular restaurant serving many creative made foods

Address : 1611 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68106, Amerika Serikat

Gorat’s Steakhouse.

one of the best steak restaurant in Omaha serving iconic steak

Address : 4917 Center St, Omaha, NE 68106, Amerika Serikat

CAFE

If you are a coffee addict, Hardy Coffee Co is the answer. You will not only find high quality of coffee brew but also some options of delicious pastry. If you want to try another recommended coffee shop, Archetype Coffee is where you can try its coffee menu after a tiring day of traveling. This cafe has monthly new roast coffee from various region.

Hardy Coffee Co.

most popular coffee shop and pastry

Address : 1033 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

Archetype Coffee

a coffee shops that offers monthly new roast coffee

Address : 3926 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68131, Amerika Serikat

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

The Max is a perfect place for doing activities after the sun sets. This lounge and nightclub will bring you a fun atmosphere since it offers contemporary dance and great music. Do not forget the most popular bar in Omaha called Bar 415. It has elegant venue for dance and DJ's performance.

The Max

popular bar in the heart of Omaha

Address : 1417 Jackson St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

Bar 415

A bar with elegant venue for dance and DJ's performance

Address : 415 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat

INTERESTING PLACE

To complete your adventure, make sure to visit Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. It's the home to unique exhibits. You can also go to the Dome Desert as the largest indoor desert in the world and the Lied Jungle, North America's largest indoor rain forest. Riding a historical train at The Durhan Museum is a must when you explore Omaha. This museum offers numerous exhibits such as old trains, 1940's shops, and artifacts.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

a home to some animals

Address : 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107, Amerika Serikat

The Durhan Museum

a museum offers numerous exhibits such as old trains, 1940's shops and artifacts

Address : 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108, Amerika Serikat

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Capture your moment at the unique architecture of Saint Cecilia Cathedral. Don't forget to visit Heartland of America Park and snap your moment in front of the fountain there. These two places are instagramable spots you should visit at least once in your life.

Saint Cecilia Cathedral

a catholic cathedral with unique architecture

Address : 701 N 40th St, Omaha, NE 68131, Amerika Serikat

Heartland of America Park

a public park located at 800 Douglas Street in downtown Omaha

Address : 800 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102, Amerika Serikat