Joslyn Art Museum#3 in Best Things To Do in Omaha
The Joslyn Art Museum contains mostly 19th and 20th-century European and American art, featuring artists like Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, among others. But it also contains a pretty sizeable American Indian collection. The Chihuly glass chandelier also impressed recent travelers, as did the building's art deco architecture, with one reviewer saying the museum (and what it contains) looks like it belongs in Florence, Italy.
Located in Old Market on Dodge Street, the Joslyn Art Museum is usually open Tuesday through Sunday with extended hours on Thursday. General admission is free daily, though there may be a charge for special exhibitions and events. For more information, visit the museum's website.
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#1 Old Market
If you're looking for the heart of Omaha, you'll find it in Old Market. Here, the brick-paved streets are trotted on by horse-drawn carriages (for tourism) and lined with popular sites like the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children's Museum. There are independent coffee shops like Aromas and 13th Street Coffee Co. and fine dining establishments like The Boiler Room. There is a host of art galleries and shops too.
Most travelers say a visit to Old Market is a must, though some recommend parking your car near the Durham Museum and walking through the area, as the streets are bumpy (due to the cobblestones) and parking can be hard to come by. For more information on Old Market, visit the official website.