Flights to Omaha
Omaha is Nebraska’s largest city and is situated in the Midwestern United States in the east of Nebraska on the Missouri River and at the border with the neighbouring state of Iowa. Omaha has a selection of tourist attractions, and visitors are never short of a restaurant to try here as it’s said to have the largest number of restaurants per capita!
Omaha’s Eppley Airfield (airport code: OMA) is technically only a domestic airport, so no international flights to Omaha will arrive here directly. The most direct flight to Omaha is offered by Delta Airlines, and it connects once in Atlanta. South African Airways, British Midland and British Airways all offer the same two stop flight route, with the first stop in London and the second one in Chicago. Another 2-stop alternative is with United Airlines, who offer a flight to Omaha through Washington and then Chicago.
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The Tourist Attractions in Omaha:
Its mix of parks, museums, architecture and culture make Omaha an interesting place to visit and there are plenty of things to see that should keep a tourist occupied for several days at least.
Omaha is a city rich in historic districts and has many different buildings that will be of interest to tourists.
Joslyn Castle is one of the city’s most famous and was built in a Scottish Baronial style in 1903. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and has been open to the public on limited days for a number of years. Visitors can admire the castle from the outside, or if you want to see inside it is open for tours on the first and third Sundays of the month.
Fort Omaha Historic District is one of the twelve historic districts in Omaha. Six buildings from the 19th century still exist here and it was designated a historic district because of its importance in US history. General Crook House is one of the buildings which visitors will see here, and is an attractive brick built house dating from 1879 that now houses the Douglas County Historical Society museum.
Museums in Omaha
In addition to the museum situated in the General Crook House Omaha has an impressive selection of other museums too. The Joslyn Art Museum is one of several art galleries and holds works by Monet, Renoir, El Greco and Degas.
The Durham Western Heritage Museum is set within a renovated art deco style train station which is said to be one of the best examples of art deco in the whole country. A selection of things to see here include restored train cars.
Talking of train cars, another popular museum is the Union Pacific Museum which tells the story of the Union Pacific Railroad and has exhibits of artefacts that date back to the 1860’s.
The Strategic Air and Space Museum is popular too. This large indoor museum has a collection of historic war planes and changing exhibits on aerospace and technology.
When Should You Visit?:
The hot and humid weather that Omaha experiences throughout the summer months may make the city unappealing to some in the middle of summer. July for example has average highs of 31C (88F) and can often suffer from severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes. Spring and autumn are a little less humid while winters are usually quite harsh owing the humid continental climate here.