|Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, which is in the United States of America. It is on the Missouri River border with Iowa, along US Interstates 29 and 80. |
• Disc Golf (72nd and Harrison)
• Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center
• Henry Doorly Zoo (including Desert Dome, Kingdom of the Seas aquarium, Lied Indoor Rain Forest, Gorilla Valley)
• College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium (June)
• Old Market
• Joslyn Art Museum
• Strategic Air & Space Museum (Exit #426 on I-80 southwest of Omaha)
• El Museo Latino
• Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods Nature Centers (south and north of the city, respectively)
• Vala's Pumpkin Patch
• Oak View Mall
Omaha and much of Nebraska are known for high quality corn-fed beef. Below are a selection of locations to eat in Omaha.
• Katie's, home-style Greek food. This is one of the places we go whenever we return to Omaha. (Local, $9 per person, mid-town).
• Venice Inn, Italian food in a kind of surreal atmosphere. Good food. (Local, $12 per person, west).
• Mister C's , Italian food in a kind of surreal atmosphere. I describe Mister C's as like having dinner with Hunter S. Thompson in Venice at Christmas. Good food, but environment is the reason to eat here. Same owner as Venice Inn. (Local, $12 per person, west)
• The French Cafe , French food, particularly known for their pepper steak. (Local, $15 per person, down town).
• The Diner, classic American-style diner in Downtown area.
• Jaipur, Indian food. (Local, $12 per person, west)
• The Garden Cafe, American cafe food. Years ago they had the best "Omaha Hot Beef" sandwich and they advertised with the slogan, "We Love Food". Since then the ownership has changed and it's clear from what they serve that they no longer, "Love Food". The baking is still good, but the rest is not much better than truck stop faire. (Local chain, $9 per person, multiple locations)
• Hilton Omaha 1001 Cass St. (402) 998-3400. Downtown Omaha, connected via Skywalk to Qwest Convention Center and minutes away from several corporate headquarters and sites.
• Crowne Plaza Old Mill Omaha Hotel 655 North 108th Avenue. (402) 496-0850. A few minutes from downtown Omaha, next to Interstate 680 and just 12 miles from Omaha's Eppley Airport. The hotel is also close to Creighton University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
• Holiday Inn Central Omaha Hotel 3321 S. 72nd St. (402) 393-3950. 12 miles from Eppley Airport, and just five miles from downtown Omaha.
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The primary airport that serves Omaha is Eppley Airfield . It is centrally located near the Iowa and Nebraska boarders, and is minutes from downtown Omaha. It is served by discount airline Southwest as well as the traditional airlines. It has daily non-stop service to more than 20 cities nationwide.
Amtrak serves Omaha with the California Zephyr, which runs daily between Emeryville (in the San Francisco Bay Area) and Chicago. It has several stops along the way, with connections throughout America.
Greyhound has daily service to nearby major cities including Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Chicago.