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Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and sits along the Missouri River. The city was occupied by various Native American tribes in the 1600’s and was settled in 1854. The name Omaha originated from the Omaha tribe and means ‘Dwellers on the Bluff’.

Omaha’s cityscape is as unique as its heritage. City architecture blends historic Victorian buildings with modern high rises. Historic architecture is preserved in the Old Market. This neighborhood, once an agricultural center, houses numerous restaurants, shops and art galleries. Downtown Omaha features modern buildings housing several strong industries like transportation and banking.

The Joslyn Art Museum is located in a large art deco building featuring marble and Dale Chihuly glass artwork. The museum holds important permanent collections of Western and Native American art as well as European artwork.

Omaha is also home to the Omaha Community Playhouse, the largest community playhouse in the U.S. It began in 1924 and is nationally recognized for its productions. It is also recognized as having the largest financial endowment of any community theatre in the nation.



Joslyn Art Museum Old Market Omaha Community Playhouse