Omaha Museums & History
Explore the culture and history of the people who have made Omaha a Midwestern charmer. Use our list of museums and historical sites to help you discover art, science and history throughout the city.
Discover a museum housed in one of Omaha's most notable historical and magnificent buildings. Union Station, the grand art-deco building, once served millions of rail travelers and is hailed for its lavish and modern amenities. Today, Union Station is dedicated to showcasing and preserving the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions.
Pay homage to bravery at the General Crook House Museum. Learn about the life story of General George Crook, who was a Civil War and National Indian War hero, remembered as the "greatest Indian fighter in the history of the United States." Hear about a fierce defender of Native American Rights and see the furnishings that reflect life in the 1800's.
Discover Omaha's Latino history at the El Museo Latino Museum, one of only eleven Latino museums in the United States. See the Latino and Hispanic culture through art exhibits like the "History of Latinos in Omaha: 1890 to Present" and the "Silver and Copper from Santa Clara del Cobre".
Explore the power of contemporary art at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Artists and exhibits consistently hail world wide awards and acclaim, and its artist-in-residence program is the most sought after in the nation, touted as "the largest urban artist colony in the world." Come see the power of modern art on display.
Immerse yourself in fine art at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. Enter a museum that is as stunning as its rare works of fine art. The breathtaking museum richly compliments the museum's masterful collections of Ancient, European, American, and Latin American art. Fine art lives here.
Salute the military at the Freedom Park Navy Museum in Omaha. Climb aboard the USS Hazard AM-240 Minesweeper and inspect her warfare platform and control center. Get a glimpse of other war time treasures, including the Anchor & Propeller Garden, Shipboard Rocket Launchers and a Douglas A-4D Skyhawk Jet Fighter.