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Omaha, Nebraska

Things To Do In Omaha

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

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

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

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

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

Food & Drink In Omaha

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nightlife In Omaha

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

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

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

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

The new record is the first in 10 years from the acclaimed trio--Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss--who came crashing out of the '90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk's political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as "America's best rock band" by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006.

Phone: 402-345-7569

Whitesides is a seventeen year old singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacob was first inspired at a Bluegrass festival in 2008, and ever since then he knew he wanted to do music for a living. Following the festival, Jacob set out to learn how to play guitar and sing. After playing around his hometown area of East Tennessee for awhile, two years ago Jacob started uploading cover songs to YouTube as a hobby. Almost ten million views later - here we are.

Phone: 402-345-7569

Foreign Body is an alternative rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The group's six members have a storied history within Omaha's music scene, such collective history informs their current musical output. Influences for this project range from freak folk to pop rock, from Bessie Smith to Bach, these elements swirl within Foreign Body's sonic meringue, a melodic blend of ambient textures and bombast.

Phone: 402-345-7569

There are many good things on the horizon for Alli and I! 2015 will bring the release of a full length record and lots of travel time for the acoustic act from Lincoln. A&I's new album is a documentation of Andrew Standley's heart on his sleeve, and will have tracks spanning from just him and his guitar, and reaching deep into a handful of full band numbers. Stay tuned for 'Imaginary Hearts', as it is expected release is February 27th, 2015. Find Alli and I on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter to become part of the fam-'Alli'.

Phone: 402-345-7569

The first solo album I heard by Kevin Devine was a demo tape a friend gave me in 1999. The tape was pared down sound, recorded in somebody's basement with a four-track. Hard-strumming acoustic guitar, toe-tapping percussion, a kid singing his heart out. With vocals untouched, and nothing produced, it was music in its simplest form, addictive and compelling. But there was an additional side to Devine that I discovered when he performed in the indie rock outfit Miracle of 86, who cut their teeth at punk and hardcore shows in the '90s. Devine could easily transform himself from singer/songwriter into a shouting, high-energy, indie rock singer.

Phone: 402-345-7569

Jimbo Mathus first came to fame as leader of the swing-revival band Squirrel Nut Zippers, but the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist left his swing style behind for collaborations with artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Elvis Costello and Buddy Guy.

Phone: 402-345-7569

"Just Enough Hip To Be Woman" is a bold step forward for BRONCHO. Though it certainly bears the hallmarks of their previous work - fuzzy, guitar-driven rock - the production and energy of the record moves into decidedly sleeker and decidedly more new wave directions (think Cheap Trick meets the Drive soundtrack meets every great song from Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets the greatest after-hours party you've never been to). Tracks like "Stay Loose,"

Phone: 402-345-7569

The Strange Attractors is a rebellion against the formulaic sounds dominating today's airwaves. A band based out of Omaha, NE. We started off as a recording project designed to discover the art of recording, how the sound changes as it moves through the wires, with the attitude of whatever it takes to capture the magic.

Phone: 402-884-5353

The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce return with their first album in nearly a decade. Built on the trio's signature hip-hop blues sound, Sugar finds vocalist/guitarist/harmonica player G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton), upright bassist James "Jimi Jazz" Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens breathing new life into their groove-heavy, Chicago-blues-infused brand of stripped-down rock & roll. "The goal for the album was to make it really raw and immediate, with live takes and live vocals and everybody playing so that it all comes together in that intangible way," says G. Love. "That's what our music is all about."

Phone: 402-884-5353

Hailing from Richmond, VA, the horn driven 10-piece No BS Brass unleash a thrilling blast of New Orleans inspired, fun- fueled, rock- anchored, jazz tinged, Kung Fu sound. No BS Brass has quickly become an epicenter of heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Jimmy Hooligan and his Disorderly Conduct Crew are headed back to Austin. They are taking with them the winner of Hooligan Showcase Omaha and many other talented Hip-Hop artists from the Midwest and other parts of the USA.

Phone: 402-884-5353

With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuringhis curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman aka That1Guy has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as:

Phone: 402-884-5353

Founded by Cristobal Oquendo and Antonio Betanzos in Omaha, Nebraska, we are a diverse group of local musicians. Our percussionists, Cristobal Oquendo (Congas), Tomas Morales (Timbales), and Antonio Betanzos (Bongoes), have roots in Puerto Rico, Panama, and Cuba respectively. Jon Burlingham Sr. (Trombone), Jon Burlingham Jr. (Trombone), Doyle Tipler (Trumpet), Marcus Nunez (Trumpet), and Chris Cotignola (Saxophone) form our horn section. Tom Harvill (Keyboard) and Paige Garcia­Vogel (Double­Bass) form our rhythm section. Vocals are provided by Alex Sanchez and Hernan Chacin, both originally from Venezuela, whose chemistry on stage is priceless, adding subtle humor to the already rich entertainment value of the music. If you are not dancing, you are most likely smiling. This is our core group of musicians, sometimes complemented by special guests that join us on occasion.

Phone: 402-884-5353

If you count yourself a longtime member of the devoted Cult of Lights, prepare to fully lose your mind to Little Machines. This record - a gleaming, groundbreaking, generously tuneful slab of brightly hued 21st-century techno-pop brimming with songs so immediate and timelessly pure of heart that they feel like old friends on delivery - is going to make perfect sense to you in the best way possible.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Damien Jurado is an American indie rock singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Over the years he has released albums on many labels; today, his primary label is Secretly Canadian.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Jon Wayne and the Pain? Minneapolis based reggae rockers Jon Wayne and The Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the reggae-rock genre. Their third release "Surrender" builds upon the success of the group's sophomore album which adds Jam and EDM to their unique mix of Reggae, Rock, and Dub that fans can't get enough of. Jon, Teeto and Chuckie are the ultimate coast-to-coast road warriors having played an average of 20 shows per month for the last 4 years. Their live shows include a powerful display of the trio's "Reggae-Tronic Dub". The band creates a unique psychedelic Reggae sound by blending Reggae-Rock with evolving bass heavy tangents of electronic dub.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Very real people live at the heart of Matt Whipkey's new LP, "Underwater". Unlike 2013's historical fiction character study, "Penny Park?" Whipkey turns his songwriter's eye onto individuals in his own life. While this exploration of lost love, friendship, death and indulgence is personal in nature, its meditation on emotional struggle is definitively universal. Throughout "Underwater", Whipkey realizes we all have a Maryclare, Hunter B. , Gary Flanagan, Kathleen and Sam in our own story. They live with us, guide us, challenge us, elate us and let us down. They occupy our daily lives, memories and dreams.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle's thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation.

Phone: 402-884-5353

The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they'd cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there's simply nothing else like it.

Phone: 402-884-5353

That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Jessica Hische is a designer, illustrator and typographer. She spends her days drawing type and designing pretty things and spending her nights working late on everything from editorial illustration to hand-lettering romance novels covers. In September 2009, Jessica created the Daily Drop Cap project where she would post an illustrative cap regularly showcasing her skills. From there her work expanded to projects like advertising for Google, Starbucks and Target, designing classic book covers for Barnes & Noble, The Circle by Dave Eggers and redefining branding for clients like MailChimp.

Phone: 402-884-5353

Now, it might have been serendipity, or perhaps the stars aligned. There could be a cosmic, divine plan in place, or even a patron saint for artists feeding creativity like an ancient oracle foreshadowing the future. However, it's actually simpler than that for Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. It was just an indescribable feeling in the room shared between four seasoned musicians. Isn't that how all timeless works of art begin though?

Phone: 402-884-5353

Hailed as "The Best Pearl Jam Tribute band to come out of Omaha, Nebraska." TenClub is an all-around-entertaining-musical-experience! Honestly, Tenclub is simply five friends having a blast playing music together. They all grew up listening to PJ and it shows. Audience numbers continue to mount with each performance in and around Omaha. The buzz is spreading like wild fire! From their smoldering renditions of the classics, to their rare complete performances of the smash-hit album "TEN"-this is a show that is not to be missed. Tenclub is a direct com-link from Mothership PJ and stands as one of the most accurate representations of the Seattle juggernauts in the region.

Phone: 402-884-5353

The gentlemen of Satchel have long since established themselves as Omaha's premier good time, funk, and party band. With shades and pimp mustaches, this nine-piece doesn't just take the stage, they own it. Keys, percussion, deep bass, clapping, fiery guitar work and sing-along lyrics make a Satchel show one to remember. The sounds owes a nod to both George Clinton and Steely Dan, yet Satchel manages to not only wear its influences on its sleeve but to also take those influences and turn them into something unique. As far as promoting booty-shaking goes, Satchel is the undisputed local king.

Phone: 402-884-5353