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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

(402) 341-7130

724 S12th St
Omaha, NE 68102   Directions Website

Explore the power of contemporary art at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Artists and exhibits consistently hail world wide awards and acclaim, and its artist-in-residence program is the most sought after in the nation, touted as "the largest urban artist colony in the world." Come see the power of modern art on display.

El Museo Latino Museum
El Museo Latino Museum

(402) 731-1137

4701 S 25th St
Omaha, NE 68107   Directions Website

Discover Omaha's Latino history at the El Museo Latino Museum, one of only eleven Latino museums in the United States. See the Latino and Hispanic culture through art exhibits like the "History of Latinos in Omaha: 1890 to Present" and the "Silver and Copper from Santa Clara del Cobre".

Freedom Park Navy Museum
Freedom Park Navy Museum

(402) 444-5955

2497 Freedom Park Rd
Omaha, NE 68110   Directions Website

Ship lovers treasure Freedom Park Navy Museum. Board the USS Hazard AM-240, a WW2 Minesweeper that severed in the Pacific. You can board the ship to see the warfare platform and control station, and also visit the USS Marlin SST-2 Submarine, Anchor & Propeller Garden, Shipboard Rocket Launchers and a Douglas A-4D Skyhawk Jet Fighter.

General Crook House Museum
General Crook House Museum

(402) 455-9990

5730 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111   Directions Website

Pay homage to bravery at the General Crook House Museum. Learn about the life story of General George Crook, who was a Civil War and National Indian War hero, remembered as the "greatest Indian fighter in the history of the United States." Hear about a fierce defender of Native American Rights and see the furnishings that reflect life in the 1800's.

Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Art Museum

(402) 342-3300

2200 Dodge St
Omaha, NE 68102   Directions Website

Art connoisseurs flock to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha to see fine art collections and installations, and discover paintings surrounded by an equally stunning museum. Art lovers also enjoy the grounds around the museum that host a Sculpture Garden and Discovery Garden, blooming with ornamental grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees.

Union Station
Union Station

(402) 444-5071

801 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108   Directions Website

Discover a museum housed in one of Omaha's most notable historical and magnificent buildings. Union Station, the grand art-deco building, once served millions of rail travelers and is hailed for its lavish and modern amenities. Today, Union Station is dedicated to showcasing and preserving the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions.

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