Omaha is an ethnically and racially diverse community and with a population of over 700,000, it is Nebraska’s largest city. Omaha boasts many other outstanding attractions, including a drive-through Wildlife Safari Park; Henry Doorly Zoo; Strategic Air and Space Museum, a Smithsonian Institute affiliate devoted to U.S. military aircraft, missiles, and science; Boys Town; US Olympic Swim Trials; and the NCAA College World Series.
Omaha is a true cultural center with over 20 museums and fine art centers, including the Joslyn Art Museum; Durham Western Heritage Museum; El Museo Latino; The Rose Theatre; and the Holland Performing Arts Center.
Each summer, Omaha is host to number of concert and theatre series including Jazz on the Green; Omaha Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival; Summer Arts Festival; Taste of Omaha; Taste of North Omaha; and Shakespeare on the Green. The CenturyLink Center is a top venue for touring musicians, national rodeos, and sporting events.
The historical Old Market area and recently developed North Downtown (NoDo) provide many cultural/artistic shopping and dining opportunities. Midtown Crossing and Aksarben Village, are two developing entertainment and shopping hubs.