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.
2727 North 62 Street Omaha, NE 68104 +1 402 707 3724
Sweatshop Gallery opened in 2012 with an aim to provide a platform for upcoming talents in visual and performing arts who are passionate about their work. For this purpose, the venue hosts exciting events such as concerts and art exhibitions which involves various local artists and musicians. A perfect place to explore the works of local talents, the venue also adds a dash of fun and frolicking to its schedule by hosting music launch parties, BBQ parties, club nights, as well as unique events like mud-wrestling and inter-gender boxing matches. Call the venue to know about its upcoming events.
9000 North 30th Street Near Dick Collins Road, Florence Omaha, NE 68112 +1 402 453 4280
The Florence Depot was built in 1887, and originally located in downtown Florence, Omaha, at 28th and Grebe street. After its relocation, the depot became an important stop for the Omaha and Northwestern Railroad Company that operated lines between Omaha and Blair, as it was a stop-off point for cargo as well as commuters. However, after it was shut down in 1966, the depot the building went into neglect, and was going to be demolished, if not for the intervention of a local association. Today, the depot serves as an attraction and museum, housing several artifacts and documents, including a caboose and a flat car. Contact for more information.
If you enjoy the ambiance of a typical Irish pub, then Two Fine Irishmen perhaps, closely resembles the pub of Victorian style. Open throughout the week, the place is vibrant with activities and the evenings are themed ranging from Ladies night and poker nights during the weekdays and live music concerts on weekends. Delicacies like pizzas, sandwiches and nachos are served along with beverages that are priced reasonably. Highly recommended for events comprising of some of the best cover bands of rock music and feet thumping performances. Visit their website to know more.
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.
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.
Kaneko basically provides a creative space for many established and upcoming artists, philosophers, poets, educators and so on. Apart from the myriad exhibitions held here, Kaneko also plays host to a number of dance, music and theatrical performances. The place is also in collaboration with many partners to provide various forums in the creative community; thereby, proving to be more than just an art gallery. To know more on the gallery, call ahead or visit the website.
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 ...