Life in Omaha

Welcome to The Big O. You're gonna love it here.

New music, good food, fine arts, dynamic sports, the great outdoors - and endless opportunities for your future. You’ll find it all in Omaha, Nebraska.


There’s the Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, the Omaha Symphony, art house movies at Film Streams and shopping and dining in the Old Market District—Omaha’s coolest neighborhood, with cobblestone streets, trendy shops, restaurants, bars and galleries. Did we forget to mention that Omaha has the best zoo in the world?

Arts & Culture

Arts centers, galleries, museums, community theaters and even an opera company keep Omaha’s arts scene vibrant. There’s the Joslyn Art Museum, Hot Shops Art Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Omaha Creative Institute for visual stimulation; Omaha Community Playhouse, Blue Barn Theater and Opera Omaha for some drama; and Omaha Performing Arts and Ballet Nebraska to get things moving.

Career & Internship Opportunities

Forbes ranks Omaha as the nation’s 11th best city for business and career opportunities.  Maybe it’s because we’re home to four Fortune 500 companies, including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons’ and TD Ameritrade. In addition, First National Bank, Gallup, Oriental Trading Company, Paypal and First Data all have headquarters or significant operations here. If you’re looking for an internship, you’ll find one in Omaha—home to Warren Buffett.


Local, up-and-coming and big-name indie rock bands play in clubs all over town and at the Maha Music Festival; big name acts perform at the CenturyLink Center, Mid-America Center and Orpheum Theater; national and local jazz and blues artists play at Omaha’s two favorite outdoor music festivals: Jazz on the Green and Playing with Fire.


NCAA Men’s College World Series, NCAA basketball tournament play, Olympic Swim Trials, PGA golf, Triple-A baseball and USHL hockey. That’s not even mentioning Creighton’s 14 NCAA Division I teams and BIG EAST competition.