Things to Do in South Omaha
Explore the many flavors of South Omaha, home to ethnic cultures from across the globe. Polish, Czech, German and Mexican history lives on through the food, art, and culture of the area.
Walk South 24th Street and enjoy authentic cuisine at dozens of family-owned restaurants and explore folk art and pottery shops that line this historic area. Pick up an 8-layer torte at the Lithuanian Bakery, or grab a Yo-Yo, a traditional Latino pastry at the International Bakery. From historic buildings and public art to ethnic festivals and live music, South Omaha's rich heritage is worth a visit.
The Tree of Life, near 24th and L streets, serves as a welcome to this historic area of Omaha. The symbols that hang from the branches represent themes which are cross-cultural and are shared in the design motifs found in artwork and architecture associated with South Omaha. The medallions include two separate images of birds, pottery, leaves, an apple, a sun face, and a yin/yang face.