The name Omaha means “those who go against the wind or against the current,” an identity that illustrates the state of mind of this city to the agricultural tradition, the most populated of Nebraska. This is the kind of place where the past is reborn from the ashes, where everyone can think of himself as a cowboy or independent rock star, attend an Indian powwow and head straight for a tour of local breweries. Founded by land speculators, Omaha has retained its entrepreneurial spirit and today offers a new vision of the ideal Midwestern city. Maybe you thought the technology centers were all on the US shores? Think again when you discover the Silicon Prairie. Are you convinced that the best music is recorded in Nashville? Let yourself be surprised by the artists of Omaha’s Saddle Creek Records label.
Most of Omaha’s cultural institutions are located on the banks of the Missouri River, in the early 20th century Old Market district, now known for its entertainment and shopping. You’ll find the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, which offers artists a work environment and accommodation options, the Omaha Children’s Museum, the Durham Museum in a renovated Union Pacific Station, and Joslyn Art. Museum. Attend a show at Creighton Orpheum Theater or visit the Art Studio Hot Shops, a former converted mattress factory in residence with 80 artist-only studios. Old Market restaurants are some of the best in Omaha. See the downtown skyline from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, which connects the states of Nebraska and Iowa. Browse adult personals ads in Doublelist Omaha.