Nebraska
Omaha
Interesting
Omaha The Essential
Interesting
Named for a Siouan tribe whose appellation means "people upstream," Omaha sits on rolling bluffs overlooking the Missouri River not quite 200mi north of Kansas City. The city was founded in 1854; in 1863, it was chosen as the eastern terminus of the transcontinental railroad. Cobblestone lanes and 1880s warehouses survive from an era when tons of cargo were loaded onto westbound trains from Missouri River steamboats; this district, the Old Market, later became Omaha's wholesale produce district before its Victorian buildings were restores as galleries, boutiques and cafes. Horse-drawn carriages still py the streets giving a taste of past glory.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Omaha
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Among the unique features of this 110
180 minutes
Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Art Museum
This pink-marble fortress is an
30 minutes
Durham Western Heritage Museum
Durham Western Heritage Museum
In its heyday, 64 trains and 10,000
90 minutes
Joslyn Castle
Joslyn Castle
Among Omaha's finest estates is this
30 minutes