It is also a hip and happening city with an outstanding symphony, numerous museums, theaters and galleries as well as trend setting dining establishments. The new Brix Wine Bar in the heart of town would fit be a perfect fit in San Francisco or SOHO. A truly diverse city, Omaha was the birthplace of Gerald Ford as well as Malcolm X. and it’s the home of the legendary Boys Town made famous by Andy Rooney in the Hollywood Classic film of the same name. Lewis & Clark traipsed through the region more than 200 years ago, followed by trappers and hunters and close on their heals, the pioneers of the wild west commenced their journeys on the Santa Fe, Mormon, Oregon and California Trails from Omaha with their mule trains, covered wagons and hand pulled carts. In its infancy, in the mid 1800s Omaha was truly on the edge of the Western Frontier. Join me for a visit with Deborah Ward, Director of Marketing for the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Omaha Zoo has been a trend-setter for more than a century. We’ll visit with Dawn Ream, Director of Communications at the renowned Henry Doorly Omaha Zoo. And then it’s off to visit the Strategic Air & Space Museum, not far from Offutt Air Force Base with Kevin Hendrix, Director of Development.
Located in the heart of old town Omaha is the iconic, Art Deco Union Pacific Train Station that has been restored and revived as the Durham Museum—a showcase of the region’s history–we’ll meet Mick Hale, the Durham’s Director of Education. Brix wine bar is a new, hip and happening destination that’s raising the bar for cutting edge wine tasting, along with some amazing culinary offerings. We’ll visit with owner, Dan Matuszek.
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