Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. Currently, the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.
Why Omaha, NE?
Strategic Air &
The Road to Omaha
Omaha is home to one of the world’s best zoos. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is more like a biological park, dedicated to conservation around the globe and home to the world’s largest indoor desert, world’s largest glazed geodesic dome, and North America’s largest indoor rainforest.
In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. A one-of-a-kind $22 million pedestrian bridge S-curves its way across the Missouri River, the signature, cable-stayed Bob Kerrey Bridge is one of the longest pedestrian bridge projects ever constructed, giving Omaha visitors a breathtaking view of the ever-changing skyline.
The city's convention center and arena attracts big-name talent while providing a spacious technology-rich venue for conventions. The 346,000 sq. ft. facility is complemented by the two-million-dollar public art project, "Illumina". The colorful display features more than 40 sculptures inspired by the 13th Century Carnival of Venice and was created by artist Matthew Placzek. It's just a small sample of the creative public art that sprinkles the city.