Omaha Tourism

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska, United States, with a population of more than 486,000 (as of the 2020 census). Named the 39th largest city in the US, Omaha is the county seat of Douglas County and is located on the Missouri River. The pioneer period of Omaha started in 1854 when neighboring speculators founded the city from Council Bluffs, Iowa. However, during the 19th century, the city became a major transportation hub, gaining prominence for its breweries and railroads. At present, Omaha acts as the home to the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Kiewit Corporation, and Union Pacific Corporation.

 

Essential travel information and Omaha tips for your visit

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone- UTC- 06:00
  • Currency: USD- United states Dollars
  • Electricity and Internet: 220 and 240 volts (50 or 60 Hz) fairly extensive Internet connectivity
  • Languages: English, Some people may also speak Spanish.

Security:

  • Omaha Police Department: +1 402-444-7555
  • Fire Station: +1 402-444-5700
  • Douglas County Sheriff-Research: +1 402-444-6641
  • VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System: +1 800-451-5796

Off-beaten Path- If any (non-touristy things to do in city):

  • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge: Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a picturesque bridge in the city and taking an evening walk on it is a good option as not many people are around. Also the scenic view and picturesque scenery is worth all the effort.
  • Roberts Skate Park: Roberts Skate Park is filled with skaters and you can see the cool sport in front of your eyes. May be even give it a try; not without protective gear of course

Tipping: Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory.

Tourist Traps:

  • Do not go into dark alleys as they might be dangerous.
  • The city is fairly safe but avoid shady neighborhood.

Omaha Trip Planner

Plan your customized day by day trip plan for Omaha. Choose from various experinces categories as adventure, romantic and family and kids friendly for your trip using using Omaha trip planner.