With the Platte and Missouri Rivers on either side and Omaha’s Fortune 500 companies in between, Douglas County is a bustling center of commerce and culture still edged by farm land. Known for skyscrapers and steakhouses, a handful of lakes and the meandering Elkhorn River, the county offers endless opportunities for entertainment, arts, recreation and adventure all connected by a vast network of interstates, highways and back roads.

Learn more by contacting the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau at visitomaha.com and (866) 937-6624.

Discover Activities in Douglas County

  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

    Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best zoos. What began as modest Riverview Park in 1894 has grown into one ...

  • River City Star Riverboat

    The River City Star Riverboat is a historic way to experience the Missouri River in Omaha. Docked just north of the riverfront area at Miller’s Landing, this 1940's ...

  • Omaha Parks and Recreation

    Omaha’s 230 parks are just part of the reason it was named one of the top 15 park systems in the country by the Trust for Public Land. With 120 miles ...

  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

    The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts began offering artists free workspace at the old Bemis Bag Warehouse in 1981. Over the past three decades it has grown into an internationally ...

  • Lewis and Clark Landing

    Lewis and Clark Landing spans 23 acres along the Missouri River near downtown Omaha. A prime location for outdoor festivals and concerts, it's also a great setting for a picnic, ...

  • Hot Shops Art Center

    The Hot Shops Art Center is “home to all that is molten” in Omaha. Located in the old Serta Mattress Factory just north of the Old Market, this unique ...

  • El Museo Latino

    El Museo Latino is a cultural fixture in South Omaha housed in the former Livestock Exchange Building. It opened in 1993 as the first Latino art and history museum in ...

  • South Omaha

    South Omaha is home to diverse ethnic cultures. Once a meat-packing hub, Polish, Czech, German and Mexican influences are still seen and felt today. A stroll down South 24th ...

  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters

    Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters is located inside the National Park Service’s Midwest Regional Office in Omaha. The Visitor’s Center provides a wealth of information ...

  • The Joslyn Castle

    The Joslyn Castle, one the state’s greatest homes, still stands near 39th and Dodge Street in Omaha. Built in 1903, the former residence of George and Sarah Joslyn is ...

  • Rose Theater

    The Rose Theater is the premier place for children and families to experience performing arts in Omaha. The former movie palace is named after Rose Blumkin, founder of Nebraska ...

  • Omaha Community Playhouse

    The Omaha Community Playhouse is the largest community theater in the country, and it has some pretty famous alumni. Its first production featured Marlon Brando’s mother, Dodie, in 1925. ...

  • First National Sculpture Parks

    The First National Sculpture Parks stretch across six blocks of downtown Omaha near the bank’s soaring headquarters, the state’s tallest building. Beginning at 14th Street and Capitol ...

  • Lauritzen Gardens

    Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s botanical center, boasts 100 acres of plants, sculptures and fountains. Special events and programs are offered year-round, but it’s the perfect place to enjoy Mother ...

  • Joslyn Art Museum

    The Joslyn Art Museum houses more than 11,000 works spanning from ancient to present times in Omaha. An art deco architectural wonder, this free museum is internationally recognized for its ...

  • Omaha Children’s Museum

    The Omaha Children’s Museum boasts two floors of imaginative and interactive exhibits spread over 45,000 square feet. Learning feels like play in this dynamic facility filled with hands-on activities ...

  • President Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens

    President Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens honors the country’s 38th President. Born Leslie King Jr. in Omaha, Ford later moved with his mother to Grand Rapids, Michigan, ...

  • Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters

    The Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters marks the location of the Mormons’ primary settlement on the Missouri River. This North Omaha memorial showcases the hardships these pioneers ...

  • Boys Town

    Boys Town is a community of its own within Omaha with its own police force, fire department, churches, school, post office, cafe, gift shop, tourist attractions, zip code and ...

  • Heartland of America Park

    Heartland of America Park is located across the street from the Old Market in Omaha and connects to Lewis and Clark Landing by a pedestrian bridge. Adjacent to ConAgra ...

  • Florence Mill

    Brigham Young oversaw the building of Florence Mill in 1846 for the Mormon's Winter Quarters settlement. This gristmill is considered the state's oldest business. Saved from the brink of ruin, ...

  • General Crook House Museum

    Fort Omaha’s former commanding officer quarters have been preserved as the General Crook House Museum. Fort Omaha served as the Headquarters for the Department of the Platte in 1878. ...

  • The Durham Museum

    The Durham Museum, located in the former Union Station, preserves Omaha’s prosperous railroad days. Ten thousand passengers once streamed through the grand art deco railroad station every day, ...

  • Ralston Arena

    The Ralston Arena hosts 150 events annually. When the 4,400-seat complex is not decked out with turf or ice for minor league hockey, football, and basketball teams, it often hosts ...

  • Fun-Plex

    Fun-Plex offers 16 acres of amusement Memorial Day through Labor Day in Omaha. Nebraska’s largest water park features a five-story water slide, a wave park, lazy river, brand-new splash ...

  • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

    The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge delivers a bird’s-eye view of the Missouri River and stunning views of the city's skyline. This 3,000-foot-long bridge can be accessed by foot ...

  • Holland Performing Arts Center

    The Holland Performing Arts Center is the home of the Omaha Symphony, but it also sets its stage for a diverse lineup of national and internally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • The Old Market

    The Old Market is the heart of Omaha's downtown arts and entertainment scene. Bordered by Gene Leahy Mall and Heartland of America Park, the historic cobbled streets come alive ...

  • Tranquility Trail

    The Tranquility Trail offers a place to pedal off-road in the Omaha city limits. This mountain bike trail begins in Tranquility Park and runs for 3.2 miles. The loop route ...

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