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prime cowboy ribeye. But meat eaters aren't the
only ones who can enjoy a fresh and tasty meal.
Modern Love is a vegan restaurant seven minutes
from downtown that prepares just about all your
favorite comfort foods with plant-based alternatives
that don't compromise on flavor. Kitchen
Table on Farnam Street has vegan, vegetarian
and meat options made from carefully sourced
local ingredients.
Heartland of America Park at
The RiverFront, Omaha
Restaurant Group, the property is a historic, 1916
building that was originally known as Blackstone
Hotel. Some locals say it is the place where the
Reuben sandwich was first created.
Debuted in 2020, The Farnam Hotel, Autograph
Collection is a 120-room downtown
boutique with 6,800 sq. ft. of meeting space. Its
3,300-square-foot Rosewater Ballroom boasts
floor-to-ceiling windows with delicate and sleek
recessed lighting. Staying at this property puts
you at about a 15-minute walk from the convention
center. However, one of its prettiest perks?
Step off The Farnam's backdoor patio into The
Old Market and out its front door to Gene Leahy
Mall, consisting of 40,000 sq. ft. of newly opened
lawn space.
KING OF THE EATS
The city kid from the country, Omaha has an
eclectic dining style and is known for its breadth
of accessible suppliers in agriculture. " Omaha's
got a little flavor of everything, " Scheeter remarks.
The state's agricultural foothold makes farm-totable
food and beverage a thing of almost cultural
expectation, even in the big city. The steakhouse,
801 Chophouse, in The Old Market, is highly
regarded by locals and has an array of steak
options. Dynamite Woodfire Grill next to The
Farnam offers creative dishes including Reuben
croquets, Bloody Mary shrimp deviled eggs and
" WHAT I FIND
TO BE ICONIC
ABOUT OMAHA IS
HOW SURPRISING
WE ARE. "
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But The Old Market is good for more than just
its 30-plus locally owned restaurants; it's also a
great place to find top-tier craft beer. Upstream
Brewing Company offers seasonal brews of
all blends, fried appetizers like lightly battered
cheese curds and local wagyu corn dogs, and
more. Brickway Brewery & Distillery has over 30
craft beers to choose from and a wide selection
of cocktails. It also distills award-winning
whiskies, bourbons, rum, gin and vodka. M's Pub
in the middle of The Old Market serves up classic
and new continental cuisine and offers a wide
range of wine, beer and seasonal cocktails.
BLEISURE IN AND
OUT OF THE CITY
Whether you want to head to the water or into
the countryside, there are opportunities for all
kinds of downtime adventures and affordable
experiences in Greater Omaha.
Once completed, the RiverFront will provide a
unified stretch of individual parks-Gene Leahy
Mall, Heartland of America Park and Lewis &
Clark Landing-where downtown meets the Missouri
River. The project will bring waterfall attractions,
a river boardwalk, an urban beach, parkside
cafes and more in the coming months; the
RiverFront is set to open in phases throughout
2022 and 2023 as the project develops. Kiewit
Luminarium, an interactive science, technology
and engineering center for all ages, is scheduled
to open in April of 2026 at Lewis & Clark Landing,
steps from the downtown convention center.
Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority
(MECA) is a local nonprofit that builds and
manages public event venues in the area, including
CHI Health Center and Charles Schwab Field
Omaha, home of the NCAA Division I Creighton
Bluejays baseball team. MECA also manages the
RiverFront and its redevelopment, meaning the
organization will have interactive events planned
in the parks year round as sections of the new
waterfront green space continue to open to the
public.
Omaha Performing Arts (OPA) is the largest
arts institution in Nebraska and hosts jazz, dance,
Broadway and blues shows, and more. Take a
group to its Holland Performing Arts Center in
downtown or its Orpheum Theater right outside
of Old Market entertainment district; OPA has a
savvy group sales team that can offer your group
discounts, priority seats, personalized services
and more.
The Durham Museum houses a collection of
Western United States history, culture, science,
industry and innovation in an Art Deco-style
building that first opened in 1931, in the wake
of the 1860s Transcontinental Railroad effort,
as Omaha's Union Station. Omaha's Henry
Doorly Zoo and Aquarium boasts the largest
indoor desert dome in the world as well as North
America's largest indoor rainforest. The zoo is
open throughout the year and updates its animals'
enclosures frequently to provide the best,
most natural enclosures for its tenants. For those
looking for a tranquil place to explore, Lauritzen
Gardens is made up of 100 acres of indoor and
outdoor botanical gardens.
And, as we approach the fall, there isn't a
better time to bring up what some might call the
" Disneyland of the Midwest " : Omaha's pumpkin
patches. If your group is visiting Omaha between
the end of September and early November, make
a stop at Vala's Pumpkin Patch, Wenninghoff's
Farm on the edge of Omaha or Bellevue Berry and
Pumpkin Patch in Papillion, just outside the city.
The Durham Museum,
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