345 Riverfront Drive Omaha, NE 68183 +1 402 444 5900
On the banks of the Missouri river, the spot where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark landed in Omaha during their exploration of Nebraska was named after them. Today the area has grown and developed into a popular visitor destination. A restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining venue as well as entertainment venue is available. The riverfront is full of beach tables and umbrellas making the scene colorful. The landing is connected to Qwest Center Omaha by the Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge. It's home to the Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival.
9901 John J Pershing Drive Omaha, NE 68112 +1 402 444 5900
Nestled amid a growing suburb, this lake and recreation area sits on more than 1,000 acres of land. You will find baseball fields and a soccer field, features not available at similar city lakes. Of course, fishing and boating are the main attractions. Visitors also make good use of the biking and walking path. No matter the weather, bring along something to eat. Covered picnic areas ensure not even a rain shower will ruin your lunch or supper. Admission is free.
30th and Fort Streets Omaha, NE 68111 +1 402 455 9990
Located on the grounds of the former Fort Omaha, this beautiful home dates back to the 1800s. It is closely tied to the U.S. military, acting as headquarters for commanders during the fort's active years. A walk through the front door takes visitors back in time. Furnishings and décor hail from the Victorian era. The Victorian Heirloom Garden also stays true to history, growing flowers representative of those found in the 1880s. The garden can be reserved for private parties.
11005 John J. Pershing Drive Omaha, NE 68112 +1 402 444 5900
Space and variety help draw crowds to this riverside park. Fishermen and boaters enjoy marina boat ramps with easy access to the Missouri River. From the baseball diamond to a tennis court and soccer field, there is also plenty to do on land. Pavilions offer a great spot to relax and enjoy a picnic. Other high points include the bike path and camping facilities. The park also offers public restrooms. There is no admission fee.
3448 Pinkney Street Omaha, NE 68111 +1 800 645 9287
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 Places. His home no longer exists; however, a marker stands on land at his former address. Although there really is not much to see, history buffs will find this memorial site in North Omaha a nice side trip. Admission is free.
2213 Lake Street Webster Telephone Exchange Building Omaha, NE 68110 +1 402 504 2506
This collection, complete with historical accounts and memorabilia, tells the story of how African Americans helped settle the plains. Displays rare photographs and artifacts. Visitors will also learn about the changes in African American life in the years leading up to, during and after the Civil War. The museum was founded in the mid 1970s. The building itself is remarkable. Designed by prominent Nebraska architect Thomas Kimball, it appears on the National Register of Historic Places.
Landmarks and monuments pay tribute to the religious pioneers who traveled the 1,300 miles of the Mormon Trail. The route took the Mormons along the northern edge of Omaha. This site, known as the Winter Quarters, is a significant stop; it marks the pioneers' winter camp of 1846. The more than 600 Mormons who died here due to the harsh weather are buried in a nearby cemetery. Free daily tours detail this historic trek.
4020 Hoctor Boulevard Omaha, NE 68107 +1 402 444 4630
Fairways averaging 200 yards keep play at a fast pace. Experienced golfers will find the mature greens quite manageable. The course dates back to 1934, making it one of the city's oldest. No on-site driving range is available, but a putting green helps players work on their short game. No credit cards are accepted.
1258 South 13th Street inCOMMON Community Development Omaha, NE 68108 +1 402 933 6672
With a focus on boosting the live music scene and the development of the neighborhood in Omaha, inCOMMON Community Development organizes live music events at its cozy concert venue, The Commons. Not only concerts, this event space is also available for hosting community workshops, exhibitions and other events focused on art and culture throughout the year. A great place to observe the performances of upcoming artists and bands, call or visit their website for more information.
7000 Mercy Road Ground Floor, Walsh Hall, College of Saint Mary Omaha, NE 68106 +1 402 399 2400
Located at the College of Saint Mary, the Hillmer Art Gallery is at Walsh Hall on the ground floor. The gallery is open to all and there is no admission charge. Hillmer holds a number of exhibitions such as the CSM Student Art Exhibition, the UNO Print Collection Exhibition, Bryce Speed Art Exhibition, Jess Benjamin Art Exhibition and more, which are absolutely indulgent evenings of art and music. Do contact the gallery for details and timings.
Take a trip back in time to 1903 with a
visit to the exquisite family home of George and Sarah Joslyn, two of Omaha's most respected historical citizens. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Scottish Baronial ...
This city golf course features nine holes and bent grass
with water in play. The par 35 makes it a solid game for golfers of all skill levels. As with many other small, public courses, there is no driving ...
Landmarks and monuments pay tribute to the religious pioneers who
traveled the 1,300 miles of the Mormon Trail. The route took the Mormons along the northern edge of Omaha. This site, known as the Winter Quarters, is a significant ...