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Be wary if you're only planning on a quick stop in Omaha- its Old Market neighborhood, booming riverfront, lively music scene and several good museums can turn a few hours into days.
Omaha originally grew as a transport hub due to its location on the Missouri River and proximity to the Platte River. It was an important station on the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails, and later the Union Pacific Railroad stretched west from the city. These days Omaha is among the nation's top 10 cities for billionaires and Fortune 500 companies per capita.