Don’t Miss These 5 Sites in Downtown Omaha

Downtown Omaha is an ideal location to explore on a Sunday afternoon.


  • Plentiful parking (free)
  • Great signage-attraction name and distance by # of blocks
  • Free public art, including dancing fountains
  • Low volume traffic
  • Sidewalk musicians in the Old Market
  • Excellent brunch and lunch spots

Park. Walk. Explore these 5 locations.

We did recently, in this order, stopping for a beverage in the Capitol District while watching several innings of the Big 10 College Baseball Playoff. We can testify to the delicious ice cream cones from Dolci in the Old Market.

Pioneer Courage Park

Address: 1601 Dodge Street

Pioneer Courage Park, in combination with Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness, consists of over 100 individual bronze pieces and covers six city blocks in downtown Omaha.

This Omaha attraction is the combination of two sculpture parks which have come together to form the LARGEST bronze sculpture in the world.

Pioneer Courage Park: Tribute to settlers

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Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness

Address: 1400 Capitol Avenue

Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Sculpture

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Capitol District

Address: 225 North 12th Street

Restaurants, Bars, Entertainment, Lodging + Living in the Capitol District

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Old Market

Address: 1100 Howard Street

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Fairmont Mercantile

Address: 1209 Jackson Street

Filled with nostalgic, vintage treasures, including candy, music, pinball machines and so much more.

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