Stay at one of our Holiday Inn® hotels in Omaha, Nebraska, to discover a city of fine arts along the Missouri River. View life-like paintings of the untamed American West at the state’s grandest art museum, then browse the working artists’ studios at the Hot Shops Art Center.
Our hotels in Omaha make it easy to explore Nebraska’s largest city. The extensive collection of American frontier art at the Joslyn Art Museum includes crisp Ansel Adams photographs and dramatic Thomas Moran landscape paintings. The museum frequently hosts concerts included in your admission cost. Families staying at our Omaha hotels love the gigantic Henry Doorly Zoo, with its cavernous underground bat caves, verdant rainforest and steamy swamp. Take the kids to the Omaha Children’s Museum for hours of hands-on learning, from a fire rescue simulator to a paint- and clay-filled artist-in-residence studio.
Pop into open studios where artists forge silver jewelry, blow glass and cast bronze sculptures at the Hot Shops Art Center. You can pick up an original work of Omaha art from one of the 80 working artists represented here. Once Omaha’s warehouse district, the Old Market reigns as the city’s most popular shopping and dining destination. Just a short drive from our Omaha hotels, the district’s red-brick warehouses now hold art galleries, kitschy antiques stores and cozy bookshops. Menus posted along the narrow, cobbled streets and passageways of Old Market advertise steakhouses, sushi bars and Italian eateries tucked behind arched brick windows. Settle into a sidewalk table at the Upstream Brewing Company, in an early-20th-century firehouse, to sample house-brewed ales and lagers.
Book our Holiday Inn hotels in Omaha in summer to join in the Joslyn Art Museum’s Jazz on the Green concert series, or at Christmas to see the monumental crèche displays in Boys Town village.