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Top Attractions to Visit in Omaha

The Magnolia Omaha offers guests the opportunity to stay in a unique, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Omaha. This historic hotel was built in 1923 by Chester Cook and named after his grandmother. Its design was influenced by the Bargello, museum located in Florence, Italy.

Today, visitors to the Magnolia Omaha can enjoy accommodations at this historic building while having access to some of the city’s top attractions.

Durham Museum

Located one mile from the Magnolia Hotel, the Durham Museum can be found in the city’s old Union Station. There are several permanent exhibits ranging from local artifacts to restored train cars. The museum frequently hosts traveling exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see. There is even an authentic, old-fashioned soda fountain for visitors to enjoy a sweet treat.

Omaha Children’s Museum

Spend a leisurely morning in your comfortable Magnolia Hotel room before heading out for some fun with the kids. The Omaha Children’s Museum is within walking distance, about .3 miles from the hotel, and the perfect outing for families. Don’t miss out, this is considered the most visited museum in Nebraska.

Creighton University

Whether coming to town for an alumni event, a big game or with a prospective student to tour the campus, Creighton University is only a mile from downtown Omaha and the our Magnolia Hotel. More than 8,000 students attend this private university, which is home to the Lied Arts Gallery, Nebraska Shakespeare and Bluejay athletics.

Joslyn Art Museum

From Jackson Pollock to Degas, the Joslyn Art Museum offers Omaha visitors a chance to view an array of artwork from paintings to sculptures, prints and more. Located less than two miles from the Magnolia Hotel, the Joslyn Art Museum also features stunning sculpture gardens and a kid-friendly Discovery Garden.

Heartland of America Park

The Heartland of America Park is less than a mile walk from the Magnolia Omaha, giving visitors a chance to stroll through the beautiful downtown blocks of Omaha. Plan visits to see the World War II and Airborne Memorial sculptures, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive exhibit, and the unforgettable Heartland of America Fountain that wows with a 320-feet of shooting water jets.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

The Bemis Center For the Contemporary Arts is also within walking distance of the historic Magnolia Hotel. It was established in 1981 as a venue by artists, for artists. It is located in the heart of the city’s Old Market district and features several permanent exhibits and special events.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Walk across the Missouri River! Plan to visit the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, about four miles from downtown and the Magnolia Omaha. This pedestrian bridge stretches across the magnificent Missouri river for 3,000 feet and offers visitors a stunning view of the Omaha skyline.

Contact us today to book your stay at the Magnolia Omaha to visit some of the city’s top attractions.