5 Top Omaha Nebraska Attractions

Here we list the top 5 attractions to bring your family in Omaha Nebraska.

Published: 2022-08-11 05:00:00

Omaha is a city in the U.S. state of Nebraska, on the Missouri River close to the Iowa border. A stop on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, it's known for its history, museums and cultural centers. There is so much to see and do in Omaha, we’ve outlined 5 top Omaha attractions to see this month.  Speaking of attractions, make your home stand out with Omaha Nebraska’s premier outdoor lighting company

KANEKO 

KANEKO is a 501(c)(3), public, nonprofit, interdisciplinary cultural organization founded with the mission of exploring creativity across the whole spectrum of human activity—including art, science, philosophy, entrepreneurship, urban planning, and education.  

Established in three refurbished historic warehouses in Omaha’s Old Market by internationally renowned sculptor Jun Kaneko and his wife Ree, KANEKO was conceived of as “open space for your mind,” a place where thoughtful examination of others’ ideas through a variety of exhibitions and public programs leads us to new and exciting ideas of our own. KANEKO's galleries are FREE and open to the public. 

 

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is the first walking bridge to connect two states. If you stand in just the right spot, you’re in two places at the same time. This walking bridge is a welcoming place where all walks of life gather. 

Like most bridges, there is a bridge troll named OMAR. Meet OMAR in person at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (aka Bob), Interact with OMAR through videos that you will find on the bridge, and even turn yourself into OMAR using the special Snapchat filter. 

 

Boys Town 

Boys town is a village in the National Historic Landmark District in Douglas County, Nebraska. Boys Town is an enclave and a suburb of Omaha. The village of Boys Town was established in 1917 as the headquarters of Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan. 

Visit the Hall of History, Visitors Center and the Father Flanagan House to get a first-hand look at the world-famous Village established by Father Flanagan. See where our children live, work, play and pray while building successful futures. Several different tours are available.  

 

El Museo Latino 

If you are looking for exhibits in Omaha Nebraska related to Latino arts, look no further than El Museo Latino.  The focus is on Latino art, local history & culture are showcased in a historic building also hosting dance classes.  

El Museo Latino is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska.   

Their mission is to collect, exhibit and interpret Latino arts of the Americas. El Museo Latino is committed to strengthening the artistic and creative culture of the Greater Omaha Area through the presentation of Latino arts, by providing direct support to local artists, by increasing the visibility of Latino art forms, and by fostering an appreciation of art for the benefit of a diverse audience. 

 

Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater 

Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater is a nonprofit cinema hosting indie, foreign & classic titles, plus special events with filmmakers. Found in the Downtown / Old Market region off Fahey Street, this is one of Omaha's most notable art-house cinemas, featuring new American independents, foreign films, and documentaries, as well as a repertory program of classics, themed series, and director retrospectives. Open seven days a week. 

 

 

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