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Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Omaha

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It is definitely not an easy task to choose on top 10 tourist spots in Omaha, and one has to bite the bullet to visit each and every attraction in the city as it is abundant in breathtaking attractions witnessing plethora of visitors year-round. Yet, there are certain prominent highlights in the city that one must hit at first place to enjoy the real taste of Omaha. This list of top travel destinations in the city is an effort to inform you on what-to-see in Omaha and hence plan your getaway accordingly. 

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

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Situated at 3701 S 10th Street, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a proud member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. With a clear motto of animal conservation, research and education, Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been voted as "World's Best Zoo" by TripAdvisor. North America's largest cat complex; world's largest nocturnal exhibit, "Kingdoms of the Night"; world's largest indoor desert, "Desert Dome"; and world's largest indoor rainforest, "The Lied Jungle" are amongst the top sought after highlights of the zoo receiving over 25 million visitors year-round.

Address: 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107, United States
Phone: 1 402.733.8400
Business Hours: Opens daily (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

The Joslyn Art Museum

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The stone of this premium fine arts museum in Nebraska were laid in 1931 by Sarah H. Joslyn in the loving memory of her husband George A. Joslyn. This astonishing ArtDeco building is dedicated to exhibiting the splendid collection of Greek pottery; unprecedented nineteenth-century French paintings by William Adolphe Bouguereau, Jules Breton's and Jean-Leon Gerome; Renaissance and Baroque masterworks by Jacob Van Ruisdael, Titian, El Greco, Veronese, and Claude Lorrain; and Impressionist masterpieces created by Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet. You can also get lucky by admiring the beauty of the awe-inspiring collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century US art which includes the genre paintings by Eastman Johnson, Severin Roesen, and William M. Harnett; portraits by James Peale, Mary Cassatt, and Thomas Eakins; and images of the US  landscape whose credit goes to Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Thomas Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas Moran. Here, you can also catch a glimpse of American Indian cultures that are beautifully represented by an extensive collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, and marvelous portraits of Plains chiefs that are the result of the synergy of Charles Bird King and Henry Inman. Don't forget to be a part of its exhibition program that introduces the art of the ancient world; modern and contemporary art; European and US painting; and photography.

Address: 2200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 1 402.342.3300
Website: www.joslyn.org
Business Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Thursday (10:00 am-8:00 pm)

Heartland of America Park 

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A great news for those who are to-be-married! Those who are in search of perfect wedding location for their big day can make a move to Omaha and swing by Heartland of America Park. Yes, this park is famed as the agreeable spot to plan and execute your wedding ceremonies. But, the list of events doesn't end here. You can also witness some of the greatest concerts taking place at the facility. Expecting some more of eye candy? Well, the park can efficiently make you pop in here and enjoy the scenic beauty of its waterfalls and fountain. Throughout the year, the park always get flocked by picnic lovers.

Address: 800 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 1 402.444.5955
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (11:00 am-1:00 pm), (7:00 pm-12:00 am); Saturday-Sunday (10:00 am-12:00 am)

Werner Park

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Famed as a minor league ballpark, Werner Park is owned by Sarpy County. At max, 9,023 people can congregate this rambling park. In order to organize a spectacular event, the park allow you to rent the facility and its standing room areas. Its state of the art audio and visual equipment, on-site parking facility, and concession areas are hard to match. Be it business expos, concerts, corporate seminars, conventions, baseball tournaments, church gatherings, or motivational seminars, the park is open and perfect for all.

Address: 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Nebraska 68046, United States
Phone: 1 402.738.5100
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-5:00 pm)

Malcolm X House Site

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The Malcolm X House Site located at 3448 Pinkney Street in North Omaha, Nebraska, marks the place where the famous Civil Rights Leader, Malcolm X first lived with his family. To rope in people to be a part of positive social action and to educate them, the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation organizes public programs and events based on the teachings of Malcolm X. Their focal areas are Social Action, Leadership Development, and Civic Engagement. Interestingly, in 1984, the site made its entry in the list of National Register of Historic Places and today, is famed as Nebraska's heritage site.

Address: 3448 Evans Street, Omaha, NE 68111, United States
Phone: 1 402.881.8118

Freedom Park

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Located on the bank of Missouri River, Freedom Park is renowned as an outdoor park and museum situated at the Greater Omaha Marina. Those, who possess a great love for aircrafts, can spend hours at Freedom Park amidst the display of military aircraft and artillery pieces. The park promise you an unforgettable visit to this place.

Address: 2497 Freedom Park Road, Omaha, NE 68110, United States
Phone: 1 402.444.5955

Creighton Orpheum Theater

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Nestled in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Orpheum Theater is notable for hosting events based on local as well as national performing arts. Popular as a noteworthy landmark of Omaha’s cultural history, this vaudeville house was built in 1927. This prominent theater also boasts parking lot adjacent to the theater, restrooms, backstage accommodations to facilitate technicians and performers, dressing rooms, and access to hearing devices for checkout in its lobby area. One can also avail its American Sign Language interpretation facility.

Address: 409 South 16th Street, Omaha, NE 68102, United States
Phone: 1 402.661.8501
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Saturday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm)

Joslyn Castle

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A great way to dig into the Omaha's cultural aspects is to take a tour to superlative Joslyn Castle. Contributing towards magnifying the beauty of Omaha, Joslyn Castle is a sprawling mansion that was once home of George and Sarah Joslyn. It is officially called as " Lynhurst". The castle was constructed in 1903 in Scottish Baronial style. '1972' is the historic year when the castle was listed amongst the National Register of Historic Places

Address: 3902 Davenport St., Omaha, NE 68131, United States
Phone: 1 402.595.2199

Hummel Park

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Hummel Park is named after Joseph B. Hummel who was the superintendent of Omaha's Parks and Recreation Department. The park is beautifully located on the wide area of 202 acres which was donated to the city in 1930. Garbed in riparian forest, Hummel Park is a place to experience hiking trails. Overlooking Missouri River, it also features playgrounds, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, and a disc golf. The notable Hummel Park Nature Center conducts environmental education programs and many special nature events.

Address: 11808 John J Pershing Drive, Omaha, NE 68112, United States
Phone: 1 402.444.4760
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); Friday (1:00 am-6:30 pm)

Sokol Auditorium

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The Sokol Auditorium is revered as a historical symbol of Omaha which hosts gymnastics and modern musical shows and performances. It can accommodate up to 1,500 people. You can also enjoy the ear-pleasing hip hop and rock shows hosted by various concert promoters at the Sokol Underground situated below the Sokol Auditorium.

Address: 2234 South 13th Street, Omaha, NE 68108, United States
Phone: 1 402.346.9802
Business Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-1:00 pm)

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