Jessica Weishahn Tourism Sales Manager for Visit Omaha
Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself.
Whether it was the Native American Indian tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers or meat packers, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped shape its current cultural diversity, hard work ethic, and friendly demeanor. Named after an American Indian Tribe, Omaha means "Those going against the wind or current", Omahans proudly continue to live up to the name. In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. Currently, the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.