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Omaha, Nebraska

Things To Do In Omaha

As Nebraska's largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Lorenzo di Credi, El Greco, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Hart Benton. American masters such as Grant Wood, Jackson Pollock, Dale Chihuly, and George Segal are also represented.

2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-342-3300

The Old Market Omaha is a premier arts and entertainment district featuring fine dining, shopping, corporate meeting facilities, hotel accommodations, upscale night life, and sought-after real estate. Located in downtown Omaha just minutes from Omaha Eppley Airport, the Old Market is close to several nearby attractions including Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha Civic Auditorium, Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, and more. Head to Omaha's Old Market district, where exceptional gifts and dining are around every corner. From Harney to Jackson streets and 10th to 13th streets, unique shops, boutiques, pubs, more than 30 area restaurants and distinctive entertainment define this historic neighborhood.

Old Market District
Omaha, NE 68108

The Museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook. It was constructed in 1879 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is an Italianate style, which represented the no-nonsense grandeur of the military frontier. The furnishings are from the 1880 Victorian period. From early November through the end of December, the museum celebrates Nineteenth Century Holidays. The Crook House Guild, with help from area designers and design students, transforms every room in the house into a captivating glimpse of Christmas past.

30th and Fort Street
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone: 402-455-9990

Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the garden. Discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Relax while cultivating your mind in this living plant museum, conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills.

100 Bancroft Street
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: 402-346-4002

Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. It is Omaha's primary participatory museum and provides a variety of hands-on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations and special events that put children in touch with their ever-changing world.

500 South 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-342-6164

Durham Museum is dedicated to providing guests with a unique experience each time they visit. From their permanent exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions, to impressive traveling exhibitions from their national partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Field Museum, there is truly something for everyone. Every day they strive to meet and exceed visitor's expectations. Whether you're a museum member or "just passing through," your enjoyment is important.

801 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: 402-444-5071

Henry Doorly Zoo works to promote and encourage recreational activities for the public in the context of wild animals and their habitats. They also promote, establish and maintain educational activities and programs to enhance the knowledge of the general public and the Zoological staff in all areas relating to the natural world. The Zoo promotes conservation of rare and endangered species of plants, animals and their natural ecological systems.

3701 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: 402-733-8401

El Museo Latino opened its doors in the historic Livestock Exchange Building on May 5,1993 as the first Latino Art & History Museum and Cultural Center in the Midwest. In 1997, the museum moved to its present brick and red tile roof building. The original construction of 1887 was a school and was reconstructed in the 1930s. Today, El Museo Latino is one of only eleven Latino museums in the United States.

4701 South 25 Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: 402-731-1137

Food & Drink In Omaha

Mahogany Prime Omaha offers authentic American cooking including corn-fed prime beef, fresh seafood flown in daily, and "everything made from scratch".

13665 California Street
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: 402-445-4380

Designed with a 1920's New York Chophouse in mind, 801 Chophouse at the Paxton is the epitome of class. From the USDA Prime Grade beef, to the jet-fresh seafood and world class wine and scotch selection, you will not forget this unique fine dining experience. Private dining rooms for four to forty-two are available seven nights a week to enhance your dining experience.

1403 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-341-1222

7M Grill is an Eclectic mix of local Omaha art, food, wine, and an Amazing ambiance combined into one unique restaurant. With over 40 years combined experience in the restaurant industry our team of Chef's, Managers, and Owners have come together to create 7M Grill.

15805 West Maple Road Ste 101
Omaha, NE 68116
Phone: 402-614-4100

Dante is Omaha's first certified Neopolitan Pizzeria. Dante's pizzas are prepared in the same way they were a century ago in Italy. The dough is stretched by hand and the pizzas are baked in an 800-degree Mugnaini wood-fired oven. The black blisters on the crust are a signature of Neapolitan pizza. Chef-owner Nick Strawhecker is committed to using produce from the area's many talented farmers. Local ingredients will be heavily featured throughout the spring and summer.

16901 Wright Plaza
Omaha, NE 68130
Phone: 402-932-3078

A converted boiler room in the Bemis Bag building, built in 1896 -the Boiler Room is an ingredient driven modern American/French restaurant. The menu changes daily to reflect local farm product availability. Now open six days a week for dinner, offering hand crafted cocktails and an extensive domaine driven Old World wine list.

1110 Jones Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-916-9274

Spezia Restaurant is an upscale-casual restaurant located in Omaha's Midtown area just north of I-80. Featuring Italian, steaks, and seafood in a warm and comfortable environment. Spezia originated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 13 years ago.

3125 South 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: 402-391-2950

Sullivan's Steakhouse is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, hand shaken martinis, and live music. They offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. From the moment you step inside the lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy and excitement provided by their professional team members. Sullivan's serves the finest Midwestern hand selected steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes including their signature Horseradish Mashed Potatoes. Their desserts are house-made daily? Key Lime Pie, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, just to name a few. Whether it's for business or pleasure, they have become a favorite local steakhouse.

222 South 15th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-342-0077

V. Mertz offers its guests a progressive, contemporary American menu rooted in classic French cooking and an award-winning wine list of over 400 selections. The restaurant is located in Omaha's historic and picturesque Old Market Passageway, within walking distance from the Qwest Convention Center, The Holland Performing Arts Center, the Orpheum, and all major downtown hotels. V. Mertz is locally-owned, and prides itself in offering artisan products and cheeses, organically-grown local produce and Wagyu beef, and sustainably-farmed and line-caught seafood. Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.

1022 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-345-8980

The Grey Plume focuses on seasonality and sustainability. The Grey Plume writes a menu daily, much of which is based on local farmer's supply and preserves the Nebraska produce harvest for the winter months. The Grey Plume works in partnership with The Green Restaurant Association and is the first and only Certified Green Restaurant in the tri-state area. Enjoy the elegant, yet comfortable dining atmosphere for both lunch and dinner.

220 South 31st Avenue
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-763-4447

Dario's Brasserie is a destination for food lovers in search of casual, elegant dining, located in the heart of Omaha's Dundee neighborhood. Dario's passionate style of cooking incorporates classic French, traditional Belgian and modern techniques including the French method of sous vide. At Dario's Brasserie they believe Belgian beer pairs perfectly with any entree, such as mussels, steak and frites, and sous vide short ribs. With over 80 Belgian beers to choose from, you will find the perfect match. Their wine selection is focused on the regions of France and they offer classic French cocktails. The Brasserie has an inviting European style atmosphere, with a patio and a lovely bar area where you may enjoy a drink or eat dinner. Stop in for lunch, dinner or their superb Sunday brunch. They also offer seasonal Belgian beer pairing dinners throughout the year.

4920 Underwood Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132
Phone: 402-933-0799

Nightlife In Omaha

The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor OBerst, the Faint and Cursive, the indie music scene in Omaha continues to grow with venues like The Waiting Room which is devoted to the growth of innovative music. Unless indicated otherwise, shows at The Waiting Room are all ages.

6212 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-884-5353

Nosh Wine Lounge, is the spot downtown for guests who desire a sophisticated relaxing atmosphere while enjoying service and quality that are second to none. A diverse boutique wine list offering over 120 wines as well as premium cocktails, martinis, artisan beers and a collection of single malt scotches that will please any palate.

Culinary delights featuring small plates, gourmet sliders, flatbread pizzas using locally sourced ingredients that can accommodate a casual bite or a full course meal.

1006 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-614-2121

2007 Esquire Magazine's Club of the Year featuring nationally known Indie Rock bands. When it comes to live music, Omaha knows how to put a different spin on it. The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor OBerst, the Faint and Cursive, the indie music scene in Omaha continues to grow with venues like The Slowdown devoted to the growth of innovative music.

729 North 14th Street ;Omaha Ne
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-345-7569

There's a great scene in The Last Waltz - the documentary about The Band's final concert - where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/mandolin player Levon Helm. Helm says, "If it mixes with rhythm, and if it dances, then you've got a great combination of all those different kinds of music: country, bluegrass, blues music, show music?"

Phone: 402-345-7569

Elliot Moss is a 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist songwriter, producer, and visual artist from New York. The third generation in a family of musicians and artists, Elliot released his debut album 'Highspeeds' - all played, recorded, and mixed himself with the exception of a few friends.

Phone: 402-345-7569

Santa Cruz producer G Jones has captivated young audiences acrossNorth America with his playful and expansive take on broken beat dance music. His live show weaves an ever expanding catalog of heavy knocking hip hop beats, cross-genre experiments, and expansive melodic riffs in a way that illuminates and drives the dance floor. With his irreverent attitude toward unimaginative EDM, this young producer pushes the envelope and blurs the lines between musical styles while maintaining a meticulous balance of minimal space and heavy bass.

Phone: 402-884-5353

This special event has been created with the sole purpose of re-creating in a live atmosphere, the look and feel and sound of two of the most iconic unplugged albums in rock music history. Nevermind will be performing Nirvana Unplugged front to back, and Alice Unchained will be performing Alice In Chains Unplugged from front to back as well. One special night of legendary music brought to you 1% Productions and Midwest Elite Concerts.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Country Rock band from Omaha, NE and many small towns across NE.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Take a step back into the late 80's and early 90's for this hard hitting double-bill reunion show! RITUAL DEVICE and CELLOPHANE CEILING were part of the golden era of Omaha rock that influenced many of the bands that continued to build the music scene in Omaha and beyond. RITUAL DEVICE.

Phone: 402-884-5353

In June of 2010, The Good Life played a handful of shows, their first since supporting 2007's Help Wanted Nights, and quietly walked away from the band that had been part of their lives for over a decade. The seven years since Help Wanted Nights has pulled the band (named after Nebraska's state motto) all over the map, both physically and musically.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Things that don't make sense at first often make sense later. In the creation of art, when the process is left up to the subconscious mind, when there is no preconceived concept, patterns still always emerge. Themes and recurring images, blurred in the moment, later become clear.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Secret Weapon is much more then just the best 80's cover band around? Their shows are actual Rock Concerts that you come to pump your fists and sing along to every song. They are the band you wanna come see to be entertained and rock out too.. not just some band that's in the background to dance too?. They are the most fun you can have in Nebraska!

Phone: 402-884-5353

Jukebox the Ghost's third album Safe Travels marks a period in the band's career that's steeped in change, both personally and professionally. Relationships dissolved and crumbled. Loved ones passed on. The band themselves relocated from Philadelphia to New York City and played over 200 shows since the release of their last album in 2010. In the midst of so much change, the band spent months in the studio creating what would become "Safe Travels", a record that represents a shift in the band's creative trajectory.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Hard hitting rock, heavy breakdowns, and an energetic live performance that never stops entertaining the crowd. Screaming For Silence has continually captivated audiences across the nation, gaining fans with every stop. They've been nationally touring for over two years, and have played over three hundred fifty live shows from coast to coast.

Phone: 402-884-5353

The End In Red is releasing their Third Album which is self Titled. This album still holds heavy hitting songs but explores more of the bands experimental side with songs that will please fans of hard rock, post rock, and indie rock. The band has combined different styles of music which has allowed them to fit almost any bill and are excited to celebrate the release of their album with a very diverse line up of bands.

Phone: 402-884-5353

The Sub-Vectors formed in the summer of 2012 on a passion for true, authentic surf music. Influenced by surf legends new and old, the band aims to rekindle the old fires and traditions of instrumental surf.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Acting on Impulse, that's exactly what The Impulsive is all about.Taking the reigns of Omaha, Nebraska's Premier Alternative Metal Band, you will hear a mixture of Hard Rock, Metal, Nu Metal, Progressive, and Alternative Rock. The Impulsive began in 2010 but official took the name "The Impulsive in May of 2012. The Impulsive's high energy and blood pumping shows have spread their uprising reputation and landed them shows with national act 3 Pill Morning, Shahman's Harvest, Boy Hits Car, Stitched Up Heart, Core and many more on the way.

Phone: 402-884-5353

The Floozies are producer/guitarist Matt Hill and drummer Mark Hill. These two brothers from Lawrence, KS are bringing their fresh approach to electronic music and live performance to venues and festivals all over the country. The duo's combination of cutting edge electronic production and party rocking funk energizes crowds and turns venues into epic dance parties.

Phone: 402-884-5353