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View of Downtown Omaha from Heartland of America Park

Omaha /ˈməhɑː/ is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States, and is the county seat of Douglas County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 42nd-largest city. According to the 2013 Population Estimates, Omaha's population was 434,353. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013 with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties. The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,666, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. There are nearly 1.3 million residents within a 50-mile (80 km) radius of the city's center, forming the Greater Omaha area.

Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854 when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West." It introduced this new West to the world when in 1898 it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub. Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries. In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, and its meatpacking plants, gained international prominence.

Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: packaged-food giant ConAgra Foods; the U.S.'s largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; and mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, Green Plains Renewable Energy and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for Leo A Daly, HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's largest 10 architecture/engineering firms, are based in Omaha. The Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame, also is based in Omaha, with its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930 before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth, which was moved permanently to Houston in 1987 by the notorious Kenneth Lay.

The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016.

Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.; Raisin Bran, developed by Omaha's Skinner Macaroni Co.; cake mix, developed by Duncan Hines, then a division of Omaha's Nebraska Consolidated Mills, the forerunner to today's ConAgra Foods; Butter Brickle Ice Cream and the Reuben sandwich, conceived by a chef at the then-Blackstone Hotel on 33rd and Farnam Streets; center-pivot irrigation by Omaha's now-Valmont Corporation; the bobby pin and the "pink hair curler," at Omaha's Tip Top; the ski lift, in 1936, by Omaha's Union Pacific Corp; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio. A character in a Rudyard Kipling essay claimed "dice were invented in Omaha, and the man who invented 'em, he made a colossal fortune."


Big cities nearby

Omaha Nebraska    (2 km)

Towns nearby

Ralston    (7 km)

Ralston Nebraska    (7 km)

Villages nearby

Irvington    (6 km)

Boys Town    (8 km)

Boys Town Nebraska    (8 km)

Other locations nearby

Westroads Mall shooting    (2 km)

Regency    (3 km)

Aksarben Mobile Home Park    (4 km)

Benson neighborhood    (4 km)

Caradon Mobile Home Park    (4 km)

West Omaha    (4 km)

Coniglias Mobile Home Park    (5 km)

Morton Meadows    (5 km)

Walnut Hill    (5 km)

Bemis Park Landmark Heritage    (6 km)

Orchard Hill    (6 km)

West Farnam neighborhood    (6 km)

Debolt    (7 km)

Field Club    (7 km)

Green Meadows    (7 km)

Maplewood Estates    (7 km)

Prospect Hill    (7 km)

Burlington Road neighborhood    (8 km)

Kountze Place    (8 km)

National Business Park    (8 km)

Near North Side    (8 km)

Northwest Omaha    (8 km)

Park Meadow Estates Mobile Home Community    (8 km)

Peaceful Valley Mobile Homes    (8 km)

CenturyLink Center Omaha    (9 km)

Little Bohemia    (9 km)

Millard    (9 km)

Millard Mobile Home Park    (9 km)

Saratoga    (9 km)

Scriptown    (9 km)

Sheelytown    (9 km)

South Omaha    (9 km)

Briggs    (10 km)

Dahlman neighborhood    (10 km)

Landmarks nearby

Crossroads Mall    (1 km)

Al F Caniglia Field    (3 km)

Dundee Theatre    (4 km)

Maha Music Festival    (4 km)

Malcolm X Foundation    (4 km)

Hefflinger Park    (5 km)

Krug Park    (5 km)

Nebraska Medical Center    (5 km)

Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home and Memorial Park    (5 km)

Beth El Cemetery    (6 km)

Rambleridge Park    (6 km)

Golden Hill Jewish Cemetery    (7 km)

Prospect Hill Cemetery    (7 km)

Somerset Park    (7 km)

Temple Israel Cemetery    (8 km)

Blue Barn Theatre    (9 km)

Bohemian Cafe    (9 km)

Burnt    (9 km)

Jefferson Square    (9 km)

Minne Lusa Theater    (9 km)

Mister C s    (9 km)

Omaha Police Department    (9 km)

Red Sky Music Festival    (9 km)

Slowdown    (9 km)

Sokol Auditorium    (9 km)

Squatter s Row    (9 km)

Trans Mississippi Exposition    (9 km)

Dodge Park Playland    (10 km)

Churches nearby

Christ the King Church    (1 km)

Covenant Church of Omaha    (1 km)

Morning Star Lutheran Church    (very near)

Omaha Chinese Christian Church    (1 km)

Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church    (1 km)

Unity Church of Omaha    (1 km)

Agape Christian Fellowship Church    (2 km)

All Saints Episcopal Church    (2 km)

Center of Omaha    (2 km)

Central Church of the Nazarene    (2 km)

Christian Church    (2 km)

Christian Science Second Church    (2 km)

Church of God    (2 km)

Countryside Community Church    (2 km)

Harvest Community Church    (2 km)

Keystone Bible Chapel    (2 km)

Memorial Seventh Day Adventist Church    (2 km)

Midwestern Baptist Church    (2 km)

Pacific Hills Lutheran Church    (2 km)

Saint Andrews Eqiscopal Church    (2 km)

Saint Mark Lutheran Church    (2 km)

Saint Pius the Tenth Church    (2 km)

Saint Timothy Church    (2 km)

Saint Timothys Lutheran Church    (2 km)

Sunset Hills Baptist Church    (2 km)

Temple Israel    (2 km)

Trinity Presbyterian Church    (2 km)

American Baptist Churches of Nebraska    (3 km)

Benson Baptist Church    (3 km)

Calvary Lutheran Church    (3 km)

Christ Community Church    (3 km)

Eagles Nest Worship Center    (3 km)

Glad Tidings Church    (3 km)

Highlands Missionary Baptist Church    (3 km)

Hope Evangleical Free Church    (3 km)

King of Glory Evangelistic Center    (3 km)

Living Word Tabernacle    (3 km)

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church    (3 km)

Mapleview Free Methodist Church    (3 km)

Maplewood United Methodist Church    (3 km)

One Way Ministry    (3 km)

Pilgrim Christian Church    (3 km)

Saint Leo Church    (3 km)

Saint Margaret Marys Church    (3 km)

Victory Baptist Church    (3 km)

Atonement Lutheran Church    (4 km)

Believers Bible Church    (4 km)

Benson Church of Christ    (4 km)

Benson Presbyterian Church    (4 km)

Beth Israel Synagogue    (4 km)

Bethany Baptist Church    (4 km)

Central Presbyterian Church    (4 km)

Dundee Presbyterian Church    (4 km)

Good Report Christian Center    (4 km)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church    (4 km)

Immanuel Lutheran Church    (4 km)

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church    (4 km)

Miracle Hills Community Baptist Church    (4 km)

Mother of Perpetual Help Church    (4 km)

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church    (4 km)

Prairie View Community Church    (4 km)

Presbyterian Church of the Master    (4 km)

Promised Seeds Ministries Church    (4 km)

Rockbrook United Methodist Church    (4 km)

Saint Bernards Church    (4 km)

Saint James Catholic Church    (4 km)

Saint Joan of Arc Church    (4 km)

Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church    (4 km)

Saint Paul United Methodist Church    (4 km)

Temple Baptist Church    (4 km)

Unity Church of Today    (4 km)

West Hills Presbyterian Church    (4 km)

All Faith Church Mission    (5 km)

Bensonvale Covenant Church    (5 km)

Bethel Lutheran Church    (5 km)

Bethlehem Revival Center    (5 km)

Chabad House    (5 km)

Christian Missionary Alliance Western District Office Church    (5 km)

Christian Science Fourth Church    (5 km)

Church of Christ Southwest Omaha    (5 km)

Church of God of Prophecy    (5 km)

Clair Memorial United Methodist Church    (5 km)

Clifton Hill Presbyterian Church    (5 km)

Crossroad Baptist Church    (5 km)

Deaf Bethlehem Lutheran Church    (5 km)

Evangelical Bible Church    (5 km)

Fort Street Christian Church    (5 km)

Friends Church Evangelical    (5 km)

Gethsemane Lutheran Church    (5 km)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church    (5 km)

Gregg Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church    (5 km)

Hillcrest Baptist Church    (5 km)

Holy Cross Church    (5 km)

Jaynes Street Community Church of God    (5 km)

Lake Forest Alliance Church    (5 km)

Lutheran Church of the Master    (5 km)

Midlands Baptist Temple    (5 km)

New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church    (5 km)

Nichiren Shoshu of America    (5 km)

North Oaks Kingdom Hall    (5 km)

North Side Christian Church    (5 km)

Northwest Bible Fellowship    (5 km)

Northwest Hills Church    (5 km)

Omaha Bible Church    (5 km)

Omaha Christian Center    (5 km)

Omaha Gospel Hall    (5 km)

Presbyterian Church of the Cross    (5 km)

Saint Luke United Methodist Church    (5 km)

Saint Mary Orthodox Christian Church    (5 km)

Saint Robert Bellarmine Church    (5 km)

Saint Vincent Orthodox Western Rite Church    (5 km)

Sonlight Wesleyan Church    (5 km)

Sonrise Christian Fellowship Church    (5 km)

Sovereign Grace Church    (5 km)

Sunny Slope Church of Christ    (5 km)

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church    (5 km)

Acts Two Fellowship Church    (6 km)

Antioch Baptist Church    (6 km)

Augustana Lutheran Church    (6 km)

Bethany Temple Church of God in Christ    (6 km)

Calvary Baptist Church    (6 km)

Center Baptist Church    (6 km)

Central Congregational United Church of Christ    (6 km)

Christ is Lord Church    (6 km)

Christian Brotherhood Fellowship    (6 km)

Church of God in Christ Congregational    (6 km)

Citadel Corps    (6 km)

Fellowship Church    (6 km)

Gods Missionary Baptist Church    (6 km)

Hanscom Park United Methodist Church    (6 km)

Holy Family Episcopal Church    (6 km)

Holy Name Church    (6 km)

House of Prayer    (6 km)

Inspirational Church    (6 km)

Karen Baptist Church    (6 km)

Living Faith Church    (6 km)

Lord of Love Lutheran Church    (6 km)

Lords House    (6 km)

Lowe Avenue Presbyterian Church    (6 km)

Lowe Avenue Presbyterian Church Omaha    (6 km)

Mary Our Queen Church    (6 km)

Messiah Lutheran Church    (6 km)

Mount Calvary Community Church    (6 km)

Mount Sinai Baptist Church    (6 km)

Mount View Presbyterian Church    (6 km)

Nebraska Zen Center    (6 km)

New Jerusalem Community Church    (6 km)

New Life Presbyterian Church    (6 km)

New Light Baptist Church    (6 km)

Open Bible Church    (6 km)

Park Lane Baptist Church    (6 km)

Pella Lutheran Church    (6 km)

Prairie Lane Christian Reformed Church    (6 km)

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints    (6 km)

Saint Barnabas Parish    (6 km)

Saint Cecilias Cathedral    (6 km)

Saint Elizabeth Ann Church    (6 km)

Saint Gerards Catholic Church    (6 km)

Saint Paul Lutheran Church    (6 km)

Saint Thomas More Church    (6 km)

Union Community Holy Spirit Church    (6 km)

Unitarian Church of Omaha    (6 km)

Adams Park / Lakeside Kingdom Hall    (7 km)

American Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Antioch Church of God in Christ    (7 km)

Baptist Church    (7 km)

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Benson Park Kingdom Hall    (7 km)

Bethesda Seventh Day Adventist Table    (7 km)

Calvary Chapel of Omaha    (7 km)

Church of the Living God    (7 km)

Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith    (7 km)

Community Bible Church    (7 km)

Covenant Life Fellowship Church    (7 km)

Evangel Assembly of God Church    (7 km)

Faith Christian Church    (7 km)

Foursquare Gospel First Church Lighthouse on the Hill    (7 km)

Freestone Primitive Baptist Church    (7 km)

Friends of Christ Evangelical Church    (7 km)

Garden of Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Greater Macedonia Baptist Church    (7 km)

Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church    (7 km)

Greater New Hope Baptist Church    (7 km)

Harvest Tabernacle Church    (7 km)

Jesus Christ Community Apostolic Faith Church    (7 km)

King of Kings Lutheran Church    (7 km)

King Solomon Baptist Church    (7 km)

Liberty Christian Center    (7 km)

Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church    (7 km)

Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Millard Ralston Westroads Kingdom Hall    (7 km)

Mount Nebo Baptist Church    (7 km)

New Life Bible Fellowship    (7 km)

Olive Crest United Methodist Church    (7 km)

Omaha Korean Assembly of God Church    (7 km)

Our Lady of Lourdes Church    (7 km)

Peace Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Presbyterian Church Omaha    (7 km)

Ralston United Church of Christ    (7 km)

Saint Andrews United Methodist Church    (7 km)

Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church    (7 km)

Saint Mark Baptist Church    (7 km)

Saint Matthews Baptist Church    (7 km)

Saint Michael Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Saint Richards Church    (7 km)

Salem Baptist Church    (7 km)

Sharon Seventh Day Adventist Church    (7 km)

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church    (7 km)

Shiloh Christian Worship Center    (7 km)

St John s Greek Orthodox Church    (7 km)

Victory Church    (7 km)

Walking by Faith Christian Church    (7 km)

Westminster Presbyterian Church    (7 km)

Westwood Church    (7 km)

Westwood Heights Baptist Church    (7 km)

Advent Church    (8 km)

Beth El Synagogue    (8 km)

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church    (8 km)

Christian Science First Church    (8 km)

Church of the Nazarene    (8 km)

Cleaves Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church    (8 km)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America    (8 km)

Faith Bible Church    (8 km)

Faith Deliverance Church    (8 km)

Faith Evangelical Free Church    (8 km)

Faith Westwood United Methodist Church    (8 km)

Fontenelle Kingdom Hall    (8 km)

Gods Temple Missionary Baptist Church    (8 km)

Good Tidings Evangelistic Church    (8 km)

Grace Lutheran Church    (8 km)

Greater Bethlehem Temple Jesus Only    (8 km)

Greater Saint Paul Church of God in Christ    (8 km)

Harrison Street Baptist Church    (8 km)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church    (8 km)

Immanuel Community Church    (8 km)

Jehovahs Witnesses Congregation    (8 km)

Kingsway Christian Church    (8 km)

Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church    (8 km)

Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha    (8 km)

Morning Star Baptist Church    (8 km)

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church    (8 km)

New Bethel Church of God in Christ    (8 km)

New Hope Deliverance Church    (8 km)

New Zion Baptist Church    (8 km)

North Side Corps    (8 km)

Northside Community Lutheran Church    (8 km)

People Mission ABC Church    (8 km)

Pilgrim Baptist Church    (8 km)

Pleasant Green Baptist Church    (8 km)

Prince of Peace Church    (8 km)

Redeeming the Time Apostolic Assembly Church    (8 km)

Rejoice Lutheran Church    (8 km)

Riverview Kingdom Hall    (8 km)

Robinson Memorial Church of God in Christ    (8 km)

Sacred Heart Parish Church    (8 km)

Saint Adalberts Church    (8 km)

Saint Ann Church    (8 km)

Saint Benedict Church    (8 km)

Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church    (8 km)

Saint Johns Church    (8 km)

Saint Mary Magdalene Church    (8 km)

Saint Patricks Church of Omaha    (8 km)

Saint Paul Baptist Church    (8 km)

Saint Peters Church    (8 km)

Saint Stanislaus Church    (8 km)

Shiloh Baptist Church    (8 km)

Southern Baptist Church    (8 km)

Spekes Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church    (8 km)

St John s Parish    (8 km)

Thine Will Church of God in Christ    (8 km)

Trinity Hope Foursquare Gospel Church    (8 km)

Trinity United Methodist Church    (8 km)

Trinity United Methodist Church    (8 km)

Zion Baptist Church    (8 km)

Abundant Life Christian Center    (9 km)

Baha i Faith    (9 km)

Bethlehem Baptist Church    (9 km)

Blessed Sacrament Church    (9 km)

Castelar United Presbyterian Church    (9 km)

Christ Love Unity Church    (9 km)

Church of Christ    (9 km)

Church of the Resurrection    (9 km)

Cornerstone Church    (9 km)

Covenant Presbyterian Church    (9 km)

Cross Lutheran Church    (9 km)

Ebenezer Baptist Church    (9 km)

Faith Presbyterian Church    (9 km)

Faith Temple Church of God in Christ    (9 km)

Florence Christian Church    (9 km)

Freedom Assembly of God Church    (9 km)

Gethsemane Church of God in Christ    (9 km)

Gospel Satellite Church    (9 km)

Grace Tabernacle Church of God in Christ    (9 km)

Grace United Methodist Church    (9 km)

Harvey Oaks Baptist Church    (9 km)

Holy Family Church    (9 km)

House of Prayer Church    (9 km)

Immaculate Conception Church    (9 km)

Judson Baptist Church    (9 km)

Love Deliverance Temple    (9 km)

Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer    (9 km)

Millard Community Church    (9 km)

Miller Park Presbyterian Church    (9 km)

Mosher Pilgrim Presbyterian Church    (9 km)

Mount Carmel Baptist Church    (9 km)

Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church    (9 km)

New Beginnings in Christ Church    (9 km)

New Hope Mennonite Church    (9 km)

Northside Mennonite Church    (9 km)

Omaha Church of Christ    (9 km)

Omaha Indian Community Church    (9 km)

Open Door Mission    (9 km)

Paradise Baptist Church    (9 km)

Pearl Memorial United Methodist Church    (9 km)

Power House Church of God in Christ    (9 km)

Presbyterian Mosher Pilgrim Church    (9 km)

Prince of Peace Church of God in Christ    (9 km)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church    (9 km)

Rising Star Baptist Church    (9 km)

Saint Bridgets Church    (9 km)

Saint Francis Assisi Church    (9 km)

Saint Gabriel Eastern Orthodox Church    (9 km)

Saint John Baptist Church    (9 km)

Saint John Vianne Catholic Church of Millard    (9 km)

Saint Josephs Church    (9 km)

Saint Marys Church    (9 km)

Saint Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church    (9 km)

Saint Paul Lutheran Church    (9 km)

Saint Vincent Catholic Church    (9 km)

South Side Assembly of God Church    (9 km)

Southside Baptist Church    (9 km)

Tabernacle of Faith Church of God in Christ    (9 km)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints    (9 km)

Trinity Cathedral    (9 km)

Trinity Lutheran Church    (9 km)

True Holiness Church    (9 km)

Ukrainian Assumption Catholic Church of Byzantine Rite    (9 km)

Westside Baptist Church    (9 km)

Word of Life Fellowship    (9 km)

Zion Lutheran Church    (9 km)

Zion Wheel Baptist Church    (9 km)

Bethel Baptist Church    (10 km)

Christ Gospel Tabernacle Church    (10 km)

Christ the King Lutheran Church    (10 km)

Christian Science Third Church    (10 km)

Church of God South Omaha    (10 km)

Community Baptist Church    (10 km)

Dietz United Methodist Church    (10 km)

Faithful Shepherd Presbyterian Church    (10 km)

Florence Presbyterian Church    (10 km)