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Take a stroll through downtown and discover local favorite restaurants like Railcar Modern American Kitchen and Brother Sebastian's Steakhouse. Or you can spend the day at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and learn about some of the oceans' most beautiful and mysterious sea creatures! 


There is plenty of fun and exciting things available to do on the weekends in Omaha! We made a list of our top 10 must-visit places in Omaha that will help create lasting memories. 


Top 5 Things To Do In Omaha

 

1. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 

Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium


The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium started out in 1894 with only a moose, a bear, and a "moving fish", all only costing $176. Now they have grown into one of the most well-known spots in not only Omaha but in the country! They even won "Worlds Best Zoo" in 2014! 

The zoo currently has over 17 exhibits that cover the 130 acres and are home to over 900 animals and species. Some of the most popular exhibits are the Scott African Grasslands, Asian Highlands, and the Desert Dome. The zoo also offers several special events throughout the year such as Late Nights at the Zoo for adults, Summer Splash, and Trivia Days! 

Zoo hours and admission prices vary depending on the time of the year. Visit their website today for the most up to date information! 

3701 S 10th ST 
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 733-8401
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2. Old Market

Old Market Omaha Nebraska

Old Market is a neighborhood in Omaha, NE that dates back to 1880. It is full of historical buildings and you can even take the Old Market Historic Walking Tour to learn even more about this special part of town. 

Old Market is now home to several shops, restaurants, and other entertainment businesses that it makes it a very popular spot for the locals. They are features businesses such as the Artists' Cooperative Fine Arts Gallery, Harney Street Tavern, Parliament Pub, and more!  You can also shop for antiques, books, clothing, home decor, and jewelry in Old Market. 

This neighborhood really has it all! Visit today! 

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3. The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum Omaha nebraska

The Durham Museum is home to one of the most popular places in Omaha, Union Station. The museum offers a first-hand look at the history of the region as well as several traveling exhibits that touch on subjects such as history and culture, science, industry, and more! They are affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and have strong ties to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and the Field Museum. 

The museum is currently open from 10 AM to 4 PM from Tuesday-Saturday and 12 PM to 4 PM on Sundays. Admission pricing ranges from $7-$11. Visit today! 

801 S 10th ST
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 444-5071
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4. Lauritzen Gardens Omaha Botanical Center 

Lauritzen Omaha Botanical Center, Omaha Nebraska


The Lauritzen Gardens first opened in Omaha in 1982 and covers over 100 acres. The gardens are considered a living museum as they are changed seasonally. The facility also offers several educational opportunities such as programs for adults and children, summer camps, and more! 

The gardens are also a popular spot for weddings and other large gatherings as it provides a beautiful backdrop for photographs. 

Visit the gardens today! They are open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily and admission is $5-$10. 

100 Bancroft ST
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 346-4002
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5. Omaha Children's Museum

Omaha Childrens Musuem, Nebraska


Looking for something fun for the whole family to do? Check out the Omaha Children's Museum!

The Omaha Children's Museum first opened in 1976 and since its opening, they have had one goal, provide an atmosphere than promotes imagination, learning, and of course, FUN! The museum has 11 permanent exhibits as well as several special exhibits that are changed throughout the year. Some of the most popular exhibits are the Zooland, Imagination Playground, and Splish Splash Garden. 

Visit today! 

 

500 S 20th ST
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 342-6164
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Omaha

Omaha is home to The University of Nebraska-Omaha and has become a driving force in culture, community events, and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city's dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Omaha's culinary culture, from laid back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings. 

 

Railcar Modern American Kitchen 

New American $$

Railcar Modern American Kitchen is a popular spot in Omaha. They serve made from scratch "comfort" food along with craft cocktails in a rustic-chic setting. Visitors comment on how knowledgeable and welcoming their staff is as well as how amazing the food is. Their menu has entrees to satisfy any palette such as steaks, burgers, pastas, salads and more! 

1814 N 144th ST
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 493-4743

 

Brother Sebastians Steakhouse

Steakhouse $$$

If you are looking for a good steak in a romantic and cozy atmosphere, check out Brother Sebastian's Steakhouse! Brother Sebastian's is very well known in the area as they have won many awards such as the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019, they were placed in the top 50 Steakhouses in 2015 by MSN, and Best of Omaha's Best Romantic Restaurant in 2013. Check them out today! 

1350 S 119th ST 
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 330-0300

 

Louie M's Burgerlust

Burgers, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $

Craving a good burger? Check out Louie M's Burgerlust! Louie M's is open 7 days a week that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a large menu that of course includes burgers, but also some Italian classics, salads, cocktails, and more! Stop in today and see why they are one of the highest-rated restaurants in the area! 

1718 Vinton ST
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 449-9112

 

 

Modern Love

Vegan $$

Modern Love is a unique restaurant that offers an all-vegan menu as well as beer and wine cocktails. On Saturdays, they offer a small but delicious brunch menu. Monday-Friday they offer a lunch menu with some amazing burgers and sandwiches. When visiting, we recommend starting off with the Buffalo Wings and then ordering the Jalapeno Pepperjack Burger! Stop in today! 

3157 Farnam St Suite 7113
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 614-6481

 

Le Voltaire French Restaurant 

French $$

Le Voltaire is a popular French restaurant located in Omaha. Their food is so authentic, they have been nicknamed the "little corner of France in West Omaha." Not only do they offer the most extensive list of French Wine in Nebraska, but they also serve classic French favorites such as Escargot, Bouillabaisse, and Creme Brulee. Stop in today! 

569 N 155th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 934-9374

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