Kick off a Broadway-themed adventure in Omaha with a French dining experience. Le Voltaire features French classic cuisine in a romantic south of France atmosphere. The menu covers all the regions of France and offers the most extensive French wine list in Nebraska. Le Voltaire has received the Wine Spectator Award for its outstanding varieties of French wine for the past 10 years. 

Big Mamas Kitchen
Big Mama’s Kitchen
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When looking for soul food, Big Mama’s delivers. Your group can select from a variety of soul food dishes along with Big Mama’s famous sweet potato pie ice cream. Big Mama’s soul food has become a television culinary staple, featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” and Sundance Channel’s “Ludo Bites America” and Travel Channel’s “101 Tastiest Places to Chow Down” (ranked No. 56).

Mio Italiano Ristorante is Omaha’s favorite destination restaurant for the best pasta and Italian dishes, offering a cozy family atmosphere with a modern fine dining appeal that includes candlelight tables and their famous complimentary bread service.  

Groups will also want to visit Gorat’s, an old-school Italian steakhouse that has been in Omaha since 1944. Eating a meal here has become something of a pilgrimage for Berkshire shareholders and Warren Buffett enthusiasts. Participants can enjoy Buffett’s favorite meal, which includes a T-bone steak, double order of hash browns, and a Cherry Coke.  

Joslyn Castle
Joslyn Castle
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If your group is really looking to enjoy all the sights Omaha has to offer, consider partaking in a driving or step-on city tour. The Joslyn Castle Tour transports guests to Scotland with a visit to the historic 1903 Joslyn Castle. This 30-room stone mansion resembles a traditional Scottish castle. As your group enters through the huge front doors, they will be amazed by the craftsmanship of the elaborate wood interior, which comes from all parts of the world. Your group will hear the fascinating story of George and Sarah Joslyn and how the couple shared their extraordinary wealth with the community.

For a more leisurely shopping excursion, visit the Old Market District, which features cobblestone streets lined with unique boutiques, art galleries, antique emporiums, sweet shops, and more than 30 locally owned restaurants. It’s a great place for your group to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the authentic turn-of-the-century charm of the area. Horse-drawn carriage rides and street musicians add to the Old Market’s appeal. Make sure to visit Hollywood Candy, with its large collection of retro antiques and nostalgic candy, or enjoy shopping at Tannenbaum, where Christmas is a year-round business.

Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Art Museum
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For the art enthusiasts of your group, the Joslyn Art Museum offers more than 11,000 works of art—from antiquity to the present—featuring work from artists such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Jackson Pollock, as well as the highly regarded collection of Greek pottery and the watercolor paintings of Karl Bodmer. Joslyn Art Museum will reopen September 2024 after completing a 42,000-square-foot expansion and renovation that adds a new lobby, galleries, public spaces, and more.


Experience the magic of Broadway right in the heart of Nebraska with several performances slated for late 2024 through mid-2025. Coming to the city this year are “Funny Girl,” Nov. 12-17, and “Peter Pan,” Dec. 3-8. Coming in 2025 are “Clue,” Jan. 7-12; “Kimberly Akimbo,” Feb. 11-16; “Hades Town,” March 14-16; “Some Like It Hot,” March 25-30; “Hamilton,” May 7-18; and “Mu the Musical,” June 10-15.

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Omaha Old Market Entertainment District
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