Things To Do

May 14-17, 2015

Below you'll learn more about Omaha eventsattractionsperforming artsdininglive music,shopping and outdoor recreation. Explore and start planning your visit to Omaha.

From exploring underground caves at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo to college baseball's biggest event, you will find Omaha is filled with many distinct things to do during your visit. Step into history and out of your comfort zone with culture that captures both. Walk above water and below ground to explore nature in a whole new way. Shop unique boutiques and dine in distinctive places you won't find anywhere else.

Check out some of the many things to do below. Use these ideas and our special offers page to start planning your visit to Omaha.


It's called the "Greatest Show on Dirt", the NCAA College World Series has called Omaha home for more than 60 years. The ten day event is a giant fan fest that fills the entire city and is one of many annual events in Omaha.

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Walk across a swinging rope bridge suspended over a tropical rainforest at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. As one of the world's most interactive zoo experiences, you can explore the world's largest indoor desert, discover the animal underworld set among underground caves and come nose to nose with sea turtles as sharks circle above. Hop aboard historic train cars at The Durham Museum, climb in, on, and through everything imaginable at the Omaha Children's Museum and step into the pioneer life at the Mormon Trail Center. Explore more than 100 acres of botanical beauty at Lauritzen Gardens and marvel at exquisite works of art inside the Joslyn Art Museum ...see more Omaha Attractions.

Performing Arts

From public art displays spread throughout the city to contemporary art centers, award-winning museums, local galleries and hands-on interactive art houses, Omaha's creative spirit is contagious. The Holland Center for the Performing Arts is an acoustical wonder, the perfect place to listen to the Omaha Symphony. The historic Orpheum Theater provides a stage for local and Broadway productions. The Omaha Community Playhouse, the largest community theater in the country, thrives on creating its own high-quality brand of theater and Film Streams is an intimate art house cinema experience...see more Arts in Omaha.


In Omaha, the dining experience ranges from quirky cuisine and delicious dives to award winning chef-created flavors you will only taste here. Of course, when you think of Omaha you think of mouthwatering steak, dozens of home-grown steakhouse help shape the city's delicious reputation...see more Omaha Restaurants.

Live Music

The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor Oberst, The Faint and Cursive, Omaha is a hotspot for the indie music scene with clubs catering to this distinct sound. Omaha attracts top touring acts at its 18,300 seat arena, CenturyLink Center Omaha and the riverfront is a great spot to enjoy outdoor concerts and music festivals...see more Live Music in Omaha.


In Omaha, shopping is a sport, so get ready to go the distance. Unique boutiques you won't find anywhere else, indoor and outdoor malls and quaint shopping centers cater to the shopaholic in all of us. Omaha's historic Old Market Entertainment District features cobblestone streets lined with distinctive boutiques, antique emporiums and art galleries, along with pubs, great restaurants and sweet shops - just in case you need to re-energize for more shopping...see more Omaha Shopping.

Outdoor Recreation

For walkers, birders and bikers, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is an almost airborne experience and connects over 100 miles of nature trails along the Missouri River. The Keystone Trail meanders along 27 miles of the Papio Creek and Omaha's three lakes offer fishing, boating and recreational activities all year long. In addition, discover one of the best tennis complexes in the country, indoor ice rinks and a 14,000 sq. ft Skateboarding park...see more Outdoor Recreation in Omaha.

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