Hometown tourists – Checking out Omaha history with Nebraska Tour Company

A recent history tour of Omaha allowed me to look at some of our areas from a different viewpoint. The trip with Nebraska Tour Company covered areas from the Old Market to both north and south Omaha. Nebraska Tour Company was created by Jamie Thomas. Jamie is a friend of ours, so taking the tour […]

Street art – Omaha’s Benson area showcases its style

We love street art. We make it a point to be part of any trip we make. There’s something about street art that we find intriguing. When you find it in your hometown, it’s even better. So, as were walking around the Benson neighborhood one day, we came upon an alleyway consisting of several murals. […]

‘Horses of Honor’ – Paying respect to Omaha’s fallen officers

  Omaha has seen 25 police officers die in the line of duty, dating back to 1866. Their memories are being honored by a public art exhibit featuring life-sized mounted horse statues. The exhibit at Turner Park at the city’s Midtown Crossing center will continue until later this spring, when the statues are auctioned off […]

Happy birthday Nebraska! Looking good for 150

Happy birthday Nebraska! The cute little state in the middle of the United States turns a youthful 150 years young. Nebraska became the 37th state March 1, 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War. I wondered how to write about the state’s sesquicentennial. Should I discuss the history of the state, dating […]

Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Omaha’s Apollon Art Space to feature ‘Dinner with the Doctors (Who)’ production in March

Jump in the TARDIS and travel through time for “Dinner with the Doctors.” We’re excited about checking out this show at the Apollon Art Space beginning March 16. The play combines scripted performances mixed with some improvisation. This is an original script written by Lauren Bonk of Kearney. Lisa and I know Lauren through our […]

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

‘Obsessing’ over Kaneko’s collection in Omaha

Jun Kaneko can be counted on to have impressive exhibits at his gallery in Omaha’s Old Market. Sitting next to a brick street, the gallery at 11th and Jones opens the galleries to a variety of contemporary artists. This time around, though, the artist shares his collection alongside the others. With “Passion and Obsession: From […]

Omaha’s Cathedral flower show celebrates Nebraska’s history

Nebraska turns 150 years old in 2017. St. Cecelia Cathedral’s annual flower event showcased several displays related to the state’s history. From Native Americans to Mrs. B, the 32nd annual show intertwined flowers and history. Several Omaha-area florists designed displays that shared information about specific historical events or people. While the historical exhibits are interesting, […]

LEGO creatures return to Omaha as Lauritzen Gardens hosts ‘Nature Connects’

Theyyyyyy’re baaaaaack! And worth a trip to Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. The botanical garden is hosting its third version of “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks” through May 15. Visitors can take in 14 statues made from LEGO bricks, each related to nature. The sculptures by artist Sean Kenney were created using more than 450,000 […]

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