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10 Great Places to Visit in Omaha

Moving to a new area can be an equally exciting and scary experience. Depending on where you are moving from; you will have to learn new routes to work, memorize where your favorite items are in the grocery store, as well as find new and exciting things to do in Omaha.

We understand these situations; which is why we at Park on Center want to help make your transition into our apartments as smooth as possible. We have curated a list of our favorite places to visit, eat and shop so you can get better acclimated to our neighborhood!
 

Top 5 Things to do in Omaha

1. Omaha’s zoo


The Omaha Zoo not only the world’s largest indoor desert but also North America’s largest indoor rainforest. That’s not all; there are also over 7 acres of indoor exhibits, thousands of animals, and underground caves covering a total of 130 acres! Plus the zoo is open all year making it great for rainy days too!

3701 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68107

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2. Omaha Craft Brewery Tour


Stopping at nine breweries the Omaha craft brewery tour is the best way to sample the tastiest beer you are ever likely to find. All the featured beers are produced by dedicated locals who have made beer their entire lives. Request a free explorer journal and you will receive all the information you need plus coupons for nine free beers, cheers!

Downtown
Omaha, NE 68114
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3. Historic Dundee Neighborhood


The Dundee neighborhood offers a true culinary adventure making it one of the best places in Omaha to find top-notch flavors. You will find a mix of garlic-filled pasta, juicy burgers, tender pork belly and to finish; the sweetest, saltiest desserts. The streets are filled with tempting scents thanks to hard-working chef-based restaurants that source all their ingredients locally. Not hungry? Then head on down to the Dundee Gallery and shop till you drop at Hello Holiday and Denim Saloon or if it's a tipple you're after why not visit Dundee Dell’s where you will find the nation's largest collection of Scotch whiskey.

Downtown
Omaha, NE 68114
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4. The Durham Museum


Found in the stunning 1931 art deco union station, The Durham Museum offers numerous exhibits including an extensive range of refurbished trains, 1940’s shops, an array of artifacts featuring some of the world's rarest coins and documents. Be sure to visit the soda fountain for an authentic phosphate or perhaps a malt.

Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68108
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5. The Old Market


The Old Market stretches across several blocks and is jam-packed with charming buildings hosting obscure shops, art galleries, restaurants, and flea markets. Winning itself a certificate of excellence on trip adviser the market is busting with life day and night. For breakfast why not head on down to the traditional diner on the corner of 12th St. and after a stroll choose from a variety of restaurants welcoming you in with a daily special’s menu.

Locals boast about the fun, friendly vibe no matter the time of day making it a great stop-off for families of all ages and sizes. The Old Market is large enough to keep yourself busy but small enough to feel like you have conquered it in a day. Be sure to sit and soak up the atmosphere and while you’re at it why not indulge in a craft beer whilst listening to some of the top-rated street musicians in Omaha.

Downtown Section of
Omaha, Nebraska
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Top Places to Eat in Omaha

Stella's Bar & Grill

This little burger shack has become a local legend: burgers are served on napkins, and lines to get in can get long. Stella’s is also known for its gigantic Stellanator burger. Challengers get 45 minutes to devour six burger patties, six fried eggs, six pieces of cheese, a dozen slices of bacon, lettuce, tomato, fried onions, pickles, jalapeƱos, peanut butter, a bun, and an order of fries.

106 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005
(402)291-6088
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UMAMI Asian Cuisine

Chef Keen Zheng moved to Bellevue from New York, where he was working at the four-star Sushi Nakazawa. He opened Umami and instantly began serving some of the city’s best sushi out of a former Godfather’s Pizza location. He offers a full menu of cooked Thai and Chinese dishes, as well as regular counter omakase service.

504 Galvin Road South
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005
(402)991-8822
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Le Bouillon

Le Bouillon replaced one of the city’s oldest and well-regarded spots, the French Cafe. It’s carried on the tradition of French cuisine in downtown Omaha, but in a more modern way, with a raw bar, excellent tartines and a weekend punch special that’s always fresh and costs just $5 a cup. The French onion soup is stellar. Check out its sister, Howard Street Wine Merchant, which has lovely natural wines.

1017 Howard St

Omaha, Nebraska 68102
(402)502-6816
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V. Mertz

An Omaha staple since it opened in the 1970s, V. Mertz is also a staple of the historic Old Market neighborhood. It’s located in the passageway, a popular walkway, and the restaurant itself oozes romance. The menu still includes favorites like pepper steak but has evolved with the times; the tasting menu is popular for any special occasion dinners.

1022 Howard St
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
(402)345-8980
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Kobe Steakhouse of Japan

Kobe Steakhouse of japan is an authentic Japanese steak house offering the best in Japanese cuisine along with amazing cuts of meat. from their steak and fish to their iconic Kobe beef steaks anything on their menu will surely satisfy you.

16801 Burke St
Omaha, Nebraska 68118
(402) 391-1755
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