Located in the heart of America, there are more things to do in Omaha than you can imagine. This progressive, vibrant city balances the friendliness of a small-town community with big-city fun – and you’ll always get the most bang for your buck here.
Voted ‘Best Big City in The Midwest’ by Time magazine (2015), Omaha has diverse cuisine available from our many acclaimed restaurants.
We have chic boutiques in the historic Omaha Old Market, a booming business sector that’s home to several Fortune 500 companies (including Warren Buffett), and a rich cultural scene that will broaden your horizons.
It’s safe to say you’re gonna love it here. Take a tour and see for yourself.
Arts and Culture
Art 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, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Kaneko, the Union for Contemporary Art and the Omaha Creative Institute.
Want some more drama in your life? We recommend a visit to the Omaha Community Playhouse (the nation’s largest community theatre), Blue Barn Theater or Opera Omaha. Many also dance the night away with Omaha Performing Arts and Ballet Nebraska.
When they’re not hard at work, you can find Creighton students and faculty members enjoying Omaha’s world-class Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and walking through the beautiful Lauritzen Botanical Gardens.
Students can catch a game at the TD Ameritrade stadium, watch independent movies at Film Streams, try Yoga at Yoga Rocks the Park, explore at the Durham Museum and walk the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. There is always something to do in Omaha.
Career and 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 several 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 here.
Omaha is a town for foodies and it shows. From some of the best farm to table restaurants in the country to family run ethnic food we have it all. We are famous for beef and serve up some of the best steaks you can find.
Whether you’re in the mood for Thai, Korean or Japanese, dying for a New York-style pizza, craving fresh sushi or just want a burger, you can have it all within walking distance in Omaha. Omaha’s downtown and Old Market, both sprawling with restaurants, are only steps away from campus.
From up-and-coming acts to big-name bands, Omaha has it all. You can find large stadium shows at the CenturyLink Center, Mid-America Center and at the Maha Music Festival. If you’re interested in a more intimate show, check out Reverb Lounge, the Waiting Room and the Slowdown. These are usually much less crowded and cheaper than in other cities. Hear Nebraska also organizes some great shows from local artists and Omaha is home of the famous Saddle Creek Records.
Omaha is also known for its jazz and blues artists, who play at Omaha’s two favorite outdoor music festivals: Jazz on the Green and Playing with Fire. From Taylor Swift to Purity Ring and everything in between, there will be something for you. That’s why Omaha was voted the number 2 best city for up and coming music by MTV Iggy.
At Creighton, you’ll be within walking distance of Omaha’s famous Old Market, which has quaint coffee shops, as well as the best bookstores. Whether you’d like to hit the boutiques or head to Urban Outfitters, we’ve got you covered. There’s also a charming farmer’s market held for produce-lovers.
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. Go Bluejays!