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10 Places to Visit in Omaha This Weekend

Georgetowne Apartment Homes is located in West Omaha and gives you quick access to a lot of fun places to visit in Omaha. If you are looking for weekend plans that will provide a lot of fun and create great memories, why not stroll through the Lauritzen Gardens. Or learn more about the creatures that live in the ocean at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium! 

There are plenty of things to do in Omaha for everyone to enjoy. Check out our list of favorite places to visit below!


Top 5 Things to Do in Omaha, NE

1. The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum is a history museum in Downtown Omaha. It is focused on the history of the U.S.’s western area. The museum was opened in 1975 as the Western Heritage Museum.

The Byron Reed Collection is a collection of books and coins collected by businessman Byron Reed. They also host traveling exhibits on a variety of subjects. The museum is in a historic Union Station.

801 S. 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 444-5071


2. Omaha Storm Chasers

The Omaha Storm Chasers are a Minor League Baseball team based in Papillion, NE. They have been a farm club of the Kansas City Royals since 1969.

You can watch The Storm Chasers' home games at Werner Park. The Omaha Storm Chasers won back-to-back National Championship Games in 2013 and 2014.

12356 Ballpark Way
Papillion, Nebraska
(402) 738-2199


3. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was named the world’s best zoo in 2014 based on TripAdvisor reviews. The zoo has its name because Margaret Hitchcock Doorly gave a large donation in honor of her late husband, Henry Doorly.

You won’t be able to talk to the animals like Doctor Dolittle, but you can visit the biggest nocturnal exhibit on earth (called Kingdoms of the Night). The Omaha Zoo also has the biggest big cat exhibit in North America.

3701 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 733-8401


4. Lauritzen Gardens

Lauritzen Gardens is a botanical garden and arboretum near Downtown Omaha. The garden was created in 1982. The arboretum section contains seven ecosystems in the region.

The garden has a visitor center. The flowers at Lauritzen Gardens are beautiful. They continue to add to the garden. A greenhouse was added in 2014.

100 Bancroft Street
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 346-4002

5. Joslyn Art Museum

The Joslyn Art Museum is the primary art museum in Nebraska. The museum’s most famous art is the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. They also have an important collection of Western American and Native American art.

It was founded in 1931 by Sarah H. Joslyn. They added the Joslyn Sculpture Garden in 2008. Admission to the museum is free except for some special exhibitions.

2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 342-3300


Best Places to Eat in Omaha, NE

Omaha has a diverse restaurant scene. It has international restaurants such as French and Peruvian. Georgetowne Apartment Homes is within walking distance of plenty of chain restaurants as well. You can take a short stroll to Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Chili’s to just name a few! Here are some of the best local restaurants in Omaha.


Block 16

Restaurant, Vegan, $

Block 16 is an award-winning restaurant with international flavors. They change the menu frequently so they can use fresh ingredients but you should look for the poutine and also the Croque garcon. The restaurant also provides vegan dishes. It is owned by Paul Urban and Jessica Joyce.

1611 Farnam St
Omaha, NE, 68106
(402) 342-1220



Boiler Room Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$

Boiler Room Restaurant is an American restaurant and bar in Omaha, NE. Founded in 2009, this place serves New American and French food. Chef Paul Kulik blends tradition and innovation with dishes like wagyu rib-eye steak with flageolet beans. The restaurant is inside the historic Bemis Bag Building circa 1887.

1110 Jones St
Omaha, NE, 68102
(402) 916-9274



Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare

Market, Wine, Italian, Mediterranean, $

Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare is a restaurant specializing in Italian and Mediterranean food. The restaurant started in 2003. Customers can get panini and pasta dishes, portobello ravioli, or soups. A highlight is a classic lasagna with a Mediterranean twist. Of course, they have an amazing assortment of wine.

521 S 13th St
Omaha, NE, 68102
(402) 345-8466



V. Mertz

Market, Restaurant, American, $$

V. Mertz is a fine dining restaurant in Omaha’s Old Market District. The contemporary American menu includes beef and fresh fish. Chef Jacob Newton elevates these small plates with the ingredients and preparation. They have a lovely selection of wine and mixed drinks for an evening of pleasure.

1022 Howard St
Omaha, NE, 68102
(402) 345-8980