United States Atlas > Travel Photos | Omaha
Omaha, with a population of nearly half a million people, is the largest
city in Nebraska. It sits on the western shore of the Missouri
River, sharing a metropolitan area with Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the
opposite bank. Omaha was the birthplace of several famous actors,
including Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, and Nick Nolte. Warren
Buffett, one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world, still lives in
Omaha where he was born. On the National Register of Historic
Places, Old Market is the city's entertainment center, featuring
shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. The city's rich musical
heritage is celebrated with the annual Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel
Festival. The River City Rodeo held here is the second-largest
rodeo in the world. Major colleges include the University of
Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton Universities.
Skyline of Omaha
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