Top 5 Omaha Attractions

Posted by Steve Minino on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 5:17pm.

 Below are the top five attractions in Omaha. Except for number five, the results are according to Trip Advisor results.

#5 The Creighton University or The Old Market?

The Creighton University is Trip Advisor's number five Omaha attraction, and students of the university and their families often comment on the beauty of St. John's Cathedral. Perhaps the Old Market should be tied with the Creighton University for #5. A historic section of downtown Omaha, the Old Market, offers cobbled streets, preserved buildings, good restaurants, coffee shops, and interesting street performances. Both are lovely places to go for a stroll and to enjoy the scenery and free entertainment.

#4 Film Streams

A nonprofit organization, Film Streams strives to achieve cultural enhancement of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area by presenting and discussing films as art. Located in downtown Omaha, Film Streams offers four programs: First Run Films, Repertory Selections, Arts in Education, and Community Development. For more information about Film Streams, visit

#3 Omaha Performing Arts

The Omaha Performing Arts building, located in central Omaha, offers a variety of exciting, world class theatre, opera, and concert shows. From comfy, out fashioned seating, visitors watch truly spectacular and affordable live shows.

#2 The Durham Museum

Using the Old Union Station, the Durham Museum displays a unique blend of beautiful art deco architecture and western heritage. Many displays, lovingly restored trains, and great shows keep visitors coming back year after year. Located right in the center of downtown Omaha, the Durham Museum even has a working, old fashioned soda fountain.

and the #1 attraction in Omaha is...


The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium!

According to Trip Advisor, 96% of more than 400 participants, rated their experience at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Museum as very good or excellent. The Henry Doorly Zoo is world famous for helping ensure the survival of endangered species around the world. Here visitors visit jungle exhibits, an insect and butterfly pavilion, and Gorilla Valley. People enjoy riding high above giraffes and cheetahs on a ski-lift style ride, hopping on a train for a relaxing ride, walking through a wet cave to see nocturnal animals in action, watching movies in the IMAX® theatre, watching animal presentations, and trying food from a variety of different venues. For more information, visit


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