Omaha, Nebraska may not be on the radar for a lot of people who are searching for a vacation spot but the city has many things to offer those who are willing to try something different. Omaha is located in central Nebraska directly on the Missouri River and has a population of over 400,000 people. It is also the capital city of Nebraska.
One of Omaha’s most popular attractions is the Henry Doorly Zoo. The zoo was named in 2014 as the “best zoo in the world” by TripAdvisor, a distinction that is well-warranted. It features one of the largest indoor rainforest in the world, called the Lied Jungle. It is Nebraska’s top attraction over the past 40 years, with an estimated 35 million visitors over that time.
Omaha is the annual host of the College World Series, the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. It takes place every June and is comprised of the top eight college baseball teams. This nationally-televised event is under contract to stay in Omaha through 2035, and brings thousands of visitors to the city each year.
The city is also home to the Omaha Community Playhouse, the largest community theater in the United States. The Omaha Children’s Museum, Orpheum Theater, and The Rose Theater just some of several theaters in the city. Omaha is also home to the Old Market, a historical district in downtown that features many bars, restaurants, warehouses, and art galleries as well as the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District.