While You’re Here: About Omaha

Children’s Nebraska is proud to call Omaha home. Here’s what you should know while you’re here.

Fast Facts
  • Omaha was founded in 1854.
  • The city’s name comes from an American Indian tribe, meaning “those going against the wind or current.”
  • Omaha is among the 50 largest cities in the US.
  • The metro region is home to more than 900,000 people.
  • As of 2021, Omaha is ranked #40 in the 100 “Best Places to Live” by U.S. News & World Report.
Source: Omaha Visitors Center; U.S. News & World Report

Where To Stay

Rainbow House

The Carolyn Scott Rainbow House is a 56-room, overnight guest house for families who are coming to Children’s Nebraska from more than 90 miles outside of Omaha.

About Rainbow House


Several nearby hotels offer discounts for Children’s patient families. For more information, contact Rainbow House at 402-955-7815.

Where To Eat

Hospital Dining

Children’s Nebraska visitors have access to our on-site cafeteria, coffee bar, and vending machines.

Restaurants Around Town

Beyond our campus, Omaha has plenty of dining options to choose from. The Omaha Visitors Center is a great resource for finding local restaurants that feature all types of food — from classic American fare to fancy steakhouses.

Where To Shop

Get What You Need

The Omaha Visitors Center has a shopping guide full of information about the many boutiques, specialty stores, and shopping centers our city has to offer.

Children’s also has an on-site Gift Shop for your convenience.


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