Welcome to Omaha
The City of Omaha has a strong and vibrant community. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, Omaha is the 42nd largest city in the United States, with a metropolitan area population of over 900,000 people. Omaha regularly ranks among the best cities to live, work and play.
Omaha has plenty to explore on the weekends, but being centrally located also makes traveling anywhere in the country a breeze. Most major cities are only a short plane ride away.
There is something for everyone in Omaha. The city's convention center, CHI Health Center Omaha, attracts big-name talent.
Are you a sports fan? Omaha has plenty of local and national sporting events to keep every sports enthusiast entertained. Omaha is home to the NCAA Men's College World Series. It also has hosted NCAA Basketball, Volleyball tournaments, as well as Olympic Swim Trials and the U.S. Senior Open. Local college athletics include the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks and Creighton Bluejays.
Want an outdoor adventure? Step into botanical beauty at Lauritzen Gardens, walk across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge or visit the giraffes at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, voted one of the best zoos in the country.
Omaha also benefits from and vibrant business community and the city is home to five Fortune 500 companies.