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INSIDE ABA | ON THE MOVE

History Comes Alive in Omaha
ABA's Marketplace 2020 host city showcases its rich heritage

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wivel around on the chair of an
old-fashioned soda fountain
and order a phosphate. Hop
on board President Harry S.
Truman's press train. Visit the home of
Civil War Gen. George Crook. Hold on
tight as your motorcoach is hijacked by
cowboy bank robbers. Omaha History
Tours will transport you back in time and
bring history to life.

Groups will learn
about Omaha's
history on guided
tours. Clockwise:
Joslyn Castle,
The Durham
Museum, St. Cecilia
Cathedral, Mormon
Trail Center, and
Boys Town.

Guided Tours

Listen to fun and surprising stories of
Omaha's storied past:
* Its history as a foodie innovator.
Did you know Omaha is the birthplace
of the Reuben sandwich? It's true!
(We don't care what those New
Yorkers say.)
* Its place on the stage. Henry Fonda
and Marlon Brando both started their
acting careers here at the nation's
largest community theater.
* Its contribution to the art world.
The country's largest outdoor mural is
here, and the fascinating story of how
it was created will amaze you.

COURTESY OF OMAHA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU.

Boys Town

Florence Mill & Bank Museum

Discover hidden treasures in the historic
riverboat community of Florence. Learn
about the gold rush and how a tiny mill
played a role in more than 150 years
of history.

Tour this national treasure founded in 1917
by Father Edward Flanagan. The expansive
campus of this ABA member features a
museum, a historic chapel, gardens, and
a world-renowned youth care program
that continues to help millions of children
every year. Walk through Father Flanagan's
1920s home and learn about the canonization process currently underway.

The Durham Museum

Mormon Trail Center

General Crook House

Experience this interactive museum, which
walks visitors through the incredible journey of early Mormon pioneers during the
winter migration of 1846. Visitors will find
paintings, maps, scale models, and life-sized
replicas of log cabins and covered wagons-
all of which help tell the captivating story
of these pioneers' struggle to get to their
promised land.

Explore the region's rich history in this
beautifully restored 1930s Art Deco train
station. Hop aboard historic passenger
trains. Take a look at one of the rarest coin
and document collections in the world.
The Smithsonian affiliate also serves up
historic flavors with an authentic 1930s
soda fountain.
Visit the preserved 19th-century
home of Civil War Gen. George Crook
and experience life as a frontier hero.
Filled with history and memorabilia,
it's probably the only historic home
where groups are encouraged to sit on
the furniture. During the summer, the
Victorian garden features 110 varieties of
heirloom flowers.

St. Cecilia Cathedral

Take a guided tour through this Spanishstyle cathedral built by famous architect
Thomas Kimball. More than 3 million
bricks were used in the structure, which is
listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Guests can enjoy the museum and
gift shop.

Joslyn Castle

Feel the Scottish influence with guided
tours through this historic 1903 castle.
The Scottish Baronial, four-story, 35-room
mansion sits on 5.5 acres of parklike
grounds and is filled with unique woodwork
from every continent.

Riekes Museum

Walk through a re-creation of a "shul," or
Jewish house of prayer. Explore the Jewish
history and culture of Nebraska through
photographs and exhibits.
Email Visit Omaha's Group Tour
Manager, Jessica Weishahn, at
jweishahn@visitomaha.com to start planning your unique group tour.
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019

Hudson Yards Is Open!
Welcome to the New Old Town
35-Foot Motorcoaches Are a Huge Hit
Crisis Averted
Totally Family
FMCSA Exclusive
History Comes Alive in Omaha
2019 Scholarship Recipients
2019 Best of the Best
The Canadian Rockies’ Lesser-Known Parks
Tour Stop: Meet the Makers of Baltimore
City Guide//
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ABA - Destinations Magazine - September/October 2019 - 35-Foot Motorcoaches Are a Huge Hit
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