- Our list of the best things to do in Omaha, Nebraska, features the top 99 nearby activities — including 40 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Omaha, NE has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 35 things to do within the city of Omaha, NE , followed by 64 popular activities in nearby cities, including Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Ashland, Papillion, Gretna, Missouri Valley, Boys Town and Springfield
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln operates the Lied Performing Art Center, which opened in 1990. The center, which has 2,210 seats in the main theater, often has orchestra and theatre performances, as well as speakers.
The main pull of the Pershing Center is the local roller derby league. The home team for this location is known as the No Coast Derby Girls, and the venue also offers other entertainment like traveling circuses and wrestling matches.
A 14-screen movie theater, Lincoln Grand Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a DLX auditorium with reclining chairs, a lounge with adult beverages and a snack bar.
The Pioneer Parks and Nature Center offers eight miles of hiking trails through varied habitat including tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and across a stream. The facility also has two buildings where visitors can see native small animals.
Built in Classic Revival architecture, Governor's Mansion is the current residence of the Nebraska governor, and once housed former governors. The museum hosts tours where visitors can view a collection of dolls, dishes, and jewelry.
Speed demons love the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska. This indoor/outdoor museum features hundreds of souped-up hot rods and racing vehicles. It also has large displays of engines, transmissions and other inner components.