Few visitors expect to find such an impressive art collection in the middle of the prairie. Masterpieces abound here. The permanent exhibit includes works by El Greco, Degas, Monet and Renoir. 19th- and 20th-century art receive a special focus. The museum building itself is a striking, architectural find. Thirty-eight different types of marble were used in construction. The exterior glows a light pink, setting the building apart from the rest of downtown Omaha.
500 South 20th Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 342 6164
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. The mission of Omaha Children's Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning. The museum's permanent exhibits include the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground early childhood area. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children's Museum offers outreach and community programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, summer camps and early childhood education programs.
1203 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 444 5955
Nestled amidst the architectural variety of downtown Omaha, this park and urban playground is a magnet for both locals and visitors. Home to the annual Holiday Lights Festival, this 10 acre well-designed attraction has walking paths, lagoons, waterfalls, amphitheater, sculpture and gardens.The sandy playground and horseshoe pit mean more fun for kids. Just a few blocks from the Old Market with free admission, it is a great place for just a stroll.
724 South 12th Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 341 7130
Three open and well-lit galleries dominate this warehouse-style art studio situated just south of the Old Market shopping and restaurant district. Admission to this art center is free. The building also serves as studio space and housing for artists chosen from applicants all over the world. The Bemis School of Art offers classes for budding artists of all ages. This gallery is also available for rent and is a great place to host a party or reception.
801 South 10th Street Omaha, NE 68108 +1 402 444 5071
Take a step back in time with a visit to this totally renovated art deco-style train station. Formerly known as Union Station, the museum boasts over 65,000 square feet of exhibits including the Byron Reed Coin and Document Collection, The Trans-Mississippi Exposition Gallery, restored train cars, a teepee, an earth lodge and more. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Temporary exhibitions are also offered.
8305 Park View Boulevard LaVista, NE 68128 +1 402 339 9147
Do not let this par 31, executive course fool you. The fairways are long, totaling 2200 yards. Even strong drives do not guarantee a good score because the greens may be more challenging than they appear. A putting area is available to help players prepare for the round, but there is no driving range. Inexpensive greens fees make this course stand out.
1410 Western Hills Drive Papillion, NE 68046 +1 402 592 7550
Mid-size fairways stretching 6050 yards make this a good course for all players. The fairways are average size, but solid greens and mature trees add a few challenges. Experienced golfers will find the par 70 a possible feat. Amenities include a putting green and a snack bar. There is one drawback to this course: there is no driving range.
Players can expect straight fairways and traditional greens. This 9-hole course follows an executive layout with a par 34 and 2,800 yards. Watch out for the water hazards, they do offer a few surprises. A fully stocked pro shop sets this small course apart. Another pleasant surprise is that practice hits are welcome on the driving range.
13909 Glengarry Circle Bellevue, NE 68123 +1 402 292 9300
A 6,500 yard, par 71 design makes this course a solid one. Players of all skill levels will feel comfortable, although new golfers may want to try a shorter course first. Water proves the biggest challenge, coming into play on nine of the 18 holes. Surprisingly, there is no driving range. Golfers can perfect their short game on the putting green or in the chipping area. All players have access to the clubhouse.
Of the area's most challenging golf courses, this one offers the best view. Designer John LaFoy took advantage of the natural peaks, dips and lush setting of Nebraska's Platte River Valley. The championship course is diverse, featuring a half-island green on the 17th hole. You do not have to be the best of the best to play here. All skill levels are welcome. Players will appreciate the state-of-the-art practice range.
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. The mission of Omaha Children's Museum is to engage the imagination and ...
A historical marker points out the birth site of African
American activist Malcolm X. His family left Omaha in the 1920s. Decades later, community leaders launched a crusade for this memorial, which appears on the National Register of Historic ...
This large green space sits in the middle of the
city. You cannot miss it while driving down busy Dodge Street. A sea of lush, green grass reaches up to a white monument dedicated to Omahans who died in ...