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Page Contents for Omaha, Nebraska

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Omaha is approximately 335,795 (1990), 408958 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 143,612 (1990), 162627 (2010).
The amount of land area in Omaha is 260.68 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 7.774 sq kilometers.
The distance from Omaha to Washington DC is 1055 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 47 miles. (as the crow flies)
Omaha is positioned 41.26 degrees north of the equator and 96.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The Trans-Continental Railroad
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln chose the Omaha-Council Bluffs area as the eastern terminus of the Union Pacific, the nation's first transcontinental railroad. At its height in 1946, 64 steam locomotives and 10,000 passengers came in and out of Union Station on a daily basis.

Omaha Historic sites and more

Historic Omaha

This page has lots of history links for Omaha and the area.
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Omaha, Nebraska is home to the College Baseball World Series
For over fifty years, Omaha has hosted the College World Series, the only NCAA championship held in the same city each year

Durham Western Heritage Museum
801 South Tenth Street
Omaha, NE 68108-3299
Phone: 402-444-5071
Please call for details
Unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages.

SAC Museum
Strategic Air Command
P.O. Box 8343
Omaha, Nebraska 68108-0343
Toll-free: 800-358-5029
A tribute to the men and women of SAC who safeguarded liberty around the globe for nearly 50 years.

The General Crook House
5730 North 30th St., #11B
Metro Community College Campus
Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1630
Phone: 402-455-9990
Former home of General George Crook, Civil War Cavalry hero. The home was originally known as Quarters One where Crook lived from 1878 to 1882.

The Omaha Symphony
Phone: 402-342-3560

Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone: 402-342-3300

Omaha Children's Museum
500 S. 20th St.
Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-342-6164
Creativity Center, Science & Technology Center and much more.

Famous Omahans
James King, Gabriel Union, Gerald Ford, Malcolm X, Henry Fonda, Dorothy McGuire, Fred Astair, Tom Brokaw, Johnny Carson, Marlon Brando, Nick Nolte, 311, Chris Klein, Ryan McFaden, Alexander Payne, Warren Buffett

Henry Doorly Zoo
Lied Jungle - the world's largest indoor rain forest. Voted America's #1 zoo exhibit by Zoobooks.
Cat Complex - the largest cat house in North America
Kingdom of the Seas Aquarium - View sharks, rays and coral reef fish through a 70-foot underwater tunnel
Desert Dome - opening in 2002, the world's largest indoor desert dome

Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari
I-80 exit 426 between Omaha and Lincoln. Operated by the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
Phone: 402-944-WILD
Please call for fees and details.

The Bemis Center For Contemporary Art
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in the Old Market is the nation's largest urban artist colony. Artist from around the world compete for coveted residencies.

Omaha Community Playhouse
The largest community theater (subscriptions and square feet) in the U.S. Many Hollywood stars, including Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando and Dorothy McGuire, began their careers in Omaha.

St. Cecilia's Cathedral
One of the ten largest cathedrals in the U.S.

Omaha's Five Fortune 500 Companies
Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific, Peter Kiewit Son's, Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra

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The Mormon Pioneer Trail
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Omaha Schools

Project Read instruction for teachers
This summer, receive college graduate credits through Wayne State College and Peru State College -- 6 hours credit for the three week class (preferred); 2 hours credit for a one week class. Project Read is a reading program designed for at-risk elementary and junior high students. It utilizes direct, systematic instruction and the addition of the tactile-kinesthetic to the usual visual/auditory instruction usually used in schools today. This program has achieved great results with perceptually handicapped students, with the developmentally delayed, with students who "fall through the cracks" in eligibility for special programs, and with students with limited learning potential. This program may be used by regular classroom teachers, special education and Title 1 teachers, and for tutoring students, even those who have fallen many years behind! Visit my home page for complete information:
Peggy Stahr
RR 2, Box 183
Waco, Ne 68460
Phone: (402) 728-5393
E-mail: or at Omaha


Interesting Facts about Omaha:
Borsheim's Fine Jewelry
Owned by legendary billionaire investor and Omaha native Warren Buffett, Borsheim's is the single largest independent jewelry store in America.

Omaha Has Two Major Medical Schools
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Creighton University Medical Center

Most public golf courses per capita in U.S
Longest hole-in-one, 444 yards, recorded at Miracle Hills Golf Course in Omaha

The Reuben sandwich, Raisin Bran, TV Dinner, bobby pin, cake mix

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