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- CenturyLink Center Omaha Convention Center
- Henry Doorly Zoo
- Creighton University
- Village Pointe Shopping Center
- Horseshoe Council Bluffs
- Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino
- Mid-America Center
- University of Nebraska-Omaha
- Westroads Mall
- Orpheum Theater
- TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
- Oak View Mall
- Lake Manawa State Park
- Ameristar Casino Hotel at Council Bluffs
- Omaha Children's Museum
- Gene Leahy Mall
- Coco Key Water Resort
- Holland Performing Arts Center
- LaVista Falls Golf Course
- Rosenblatt Stadium
What you should know about Central Omaha
Hotels in Central Omaha
Most of the accommodation in Central Omaha lies on either side of 72nd Street, the main drag cutting through the district. They tend to be mid-sized and mid-priced chain hotels, aimed at visitors to the area's big university and business campuses. The Courtyard Marriott Aksarben Village, a sleekly-styled modern hotel, is actually on the University of Nebraska's Pacific Campus. Guests have praised its quiet but convenient location and great staff service. Closer to the I-80 is the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Southwest. Lodgers at this contemporary Central Omaha hotel can take advantage of an indoor pool, fine restaurant, and a free shuttle service around the area.
Things to see in Central Omaha
As something of a campus neighborhood, Central Omaha has a number of educational and cultural attractions. The Kountze Planetarium is found on the University of Nebraska campus, and is run by its Physics Department. Astronomers are on hand several times a week to guide you through the science and mythology behind the stars and planets rotating in its auditorium. Close by is the Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Museum. Not only can you find out about the history of this vibrant Omahan community, you can also try some delicious kolacky (fruit pastries ). For a chance to stretch your legs, Elmwood Park runs just south of the University, combining useful facilities with a touch of wilderness. There's an 18-hole golf course here, as well as a swimming pool and 2 baseball fields, while its historic pavilion and woodland creek beg to be explored.
Good for all travelers
Because of its location close to historic Midtown and busy Downtown Omaha, this area makes for a great base for most travelers to the Nebraska state capital. The hotels in Central Omaha are conveniently located on the main road links, and are affordable too. There are plenty of facilities in the neighboring suburbs, from cinemas and shopping malls to parks and golf courses. And for business visitors to the area's university, college, or numerous corporate headquarters, a hotel in Central Omaha couldn't be better placed.
How to get to Central Omaha
Central Omaha is within driving distance of several nearby cities—Des Moines is 2 hours away down the I-80, while from Kansas City it's a 3-hour journey along the I-29. Most visitors coming from out of state, though, will arrive at the Eppley Airfield Airport. Travel to Central Omaha from here using public transportation is possible, but the links aren't particularly well-integrated and it can take more than an hour on the bus. By car, the journey from the airport to your hotel in Central Omaha is likely to take less than 20 minutes—first on Cuming Street, then Saddle Creek Road south, before you take a right onto Center Street, the district's main east-west drag.