Omaha Attractions and Dining

Welcome to Omaha!

We have highlighted attractions, restaurants, and coffee shops for you to enjoy. Distance from the Magnolia Hotel is noted. See the Hospitality Desk for more information. 

Arts & Culture

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (0.5 miles)

The Durham Museum (0.7 miles) 

Holland Performing Arts Center (0.5 miles)

Joslyn Art Museum (0.8 miles)

Pioneer Courage Park: Larger-than-life bronze sculptures of pioneer families and animals (0.5 miles)

Union Pacific Railroad Museum (5.7 miles)


Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge (1.7 miles)

Henry Doorly Zoo (2.7 miles)

Hollywood Candy (0.4 miles)

Lauritzen Gardens -- Omaha’s Botanical Center (2.6 miles)

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center (1.4 miles) 

Spielboud Board Game Cafe: 2,400 board game and counting (1.3 miles)

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (34.9 miles)

Food & Drinks

Last year, Livability deemed Omaha the best place to eat in America!

Best new restaurants in Omaha (May 2019) 

Old Market restaurants 

Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine: Authentic Persian dishes in a warm, colorful atmosphere (0.5 miles) 

Block 16: Unique takes on farm-to-table street food. Get the best burger in Omaha here. (0.2 miles) 

Le Bouillion: Comfort foods of rural France. Reservations advised. (0.4 miles) 

Boiler Room: Locally grown and foraged foods (plus a stellar cocktail menu) in a beautiful 120-year old former boiler room. Reservations advised. (0.5 miles)  

Plank Seafood Provisions: Coastally-inspired foods. Best oysters in Omaha. (0.3 miles) 

V. Mertz: Elegant, upscale restaurant in snug Old Market digs crafting gourmet New American plates and a tasting menu. Reservations advised. (0.4 miles)  

Midtown Crossing and Area 

The Grey Plume: Seasonally-driven, contemporary cuisine from locally-grown produce and livestock. Reservations advised. (1.3 miles).  

Leadbelly: Gourmet burgers, tacos, sandwiches and salads in an American pub setting (1.4 miles) 

Cantina Laredo: Mexican fare including amazing enchiladas and tableside guacamole. Reservations advised for groups. (1.4 miles) 

Ray’s Original Buffalo Wings: Award-winning Buffalo Style chicken wings, homemade BBQ sauce and blue cheese dressing. (1.4 miles) 

Crescent Moon: comfort food and 100+ beers on tap (1.6 miles) 

Blackstone District

Stirnella: local, seasonal, inspired dishes. Reservations advised, but bar seating is available. (1.8 miles)

Indian Bowl: traditional Indian dishes in a casual environment. (1.9 miles)

Butterfish: sushi, sake, and small plates  Reservations advised. (1.9 miles)

Blackstone Meatball: made-from-scratch meatballs and veggie options, outstanding bar (1.9 miles)

Forno: authentic Italian pizza and wines. Reservations advised. (1.8 miles)

Other Recommendations

Omaha steakhouses

Vegetarian restaurants

Vegan restaurants 

Beertopia Craft Beer Emporium

Craft breweries


Within a five minute walk of Magnolia Omaha

Himalayan Java (0.1 mile)

Howlin’ Hounds Coffee  (0.3 miles)

Culprit Cafe  (0.2 miles)

Sozo Coffee house (0.3 miles)

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