Living in Omaha

Omaha, whose first residents were Native Americans, was founded on the Missouri River by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. Furthermore, being set on a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West," making it a major hub of transportation in later years. The city is home to five Fortune 500 companies and is known for its meat-packing industry and the Omaha Stockyards, its breweries and railroads.

Annually countless tourists flock to Omaha to enjoy the city's number one paid attraction The Henry Dooly Zoo and its world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp and its impressive indoor rainforest. Additionally, the historical Old World Market draws locals and visitors to its warehouses and unique shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Omaha also has a rich musical history and has been home to many famous jazz and rhythm and blues bands and artists; the city is even home to 2008's richest person in the world - businessman Warren Buffet.

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Omaha offers the sports enthusiast's opportunity to enjoy ice hockey, indoor football and several professional and college-level sports teams, including the Omaha Nighthawks football and University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks hockey team. For outdoor lovers, the city's parks and recreation department affords countless opportunities for hiking, exploring nature and simply enjoying picnics or play time. Additionally, Omaha's riverfront area is now the Heartland of America Park, including a marina, Miller's Landing, and the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, a footbridge crossing into Council Bluffs. With its music, art, history, recreation and sports, Omaha has something for everyone - visitors and residents alike.

 

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Omaha Government

City of Omaha

City of Omaha

Phone: (402) 444-5555
Web: www.cityofomaha.org

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (402) 346-5000
Web: www.omahachamber.org

Omaha Fire Department

Omaha Fire Department

Phone: (402) 444-5700
Web: www.omaha-fire.org

Omaha Police Department

Omaha Police Department

Phone: (402) 444-5600
Web: opd.ci.omaha.ne.us

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Omaha Transportation

Metro Area Transit (MAT)

Metro Area Transit (MAT)

Phone: (402) 341-0800
Web: www.metroareatransit.com

Omaha Airport Authority

Omaha Airport Authority

Phone: (402) 661-8017
Web: www.flyoma.com