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Holiday Inn Hotel Suites Council Bluffs
2202 River Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Holiday Inn Express Omaha Airport
2510 Abbott Plaza
Carter Lake, IA 51510

Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown
1616 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102

The Magnolia Omaha
1615 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Econo Lodge Downtown
2211 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown/Old Market
1005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Courtyard by Marriott Omaha Downtown
101 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Embassy Suites Hotel Omaha
555 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Harrahs Council Bluffs
1 Harrahs Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Days Inn Council Bluffs
3619 9th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Quality Inn Metro Council Bluffs
3537 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Country Inn & Suites Omaha Airport
2210 Abbott Drive
Carter Lake, IA 51510

Comfort Inn At the Zoo
2920 South 13th Court
Omaha, NE 68108

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About Downtown Omaha

The largest city in the Midwestern state of Nebraska is Omaha. The 2010 Census showed that the city proper includes a population of just over 408,000 residents. Omaha is the county seat of Douglas County. The city sits on the Missouri River and is just 20 miles north of the Platte River.

The current city of Omaha is named for a Native American tribe that inhabited the regions around it. The word Omaha means "dwellers on the bluff." Several trading companies set up operations near the area that would one day become Omaha in the early nineteenth century. The Omaha tribe ceded the land around what would become the town of Omaha, and much of what would become east-central Nebraska in a 1854 treaty. The region was then open to white settlement.

Settlers began to stake their claims in the region after the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, although the settlement went much better than that in Kansas Territory. Omaha was the territorial capital, but lost the title with statehood, when the capital moved to Lincoln. In its early days, Omaha was a popular stopover for those who were about to make the trek west either overland or via the Missouri River. A couple of major industries led to the importance and growth of Omaha. The livestock industry provided a major economic endeavor, with the Union Stockyards providing an impetus for the arrival of major meatpacking companies. In addition to the stockyards and meatpacking, the Union Pacific began its move toward the west from Omaha, as it built its section of the Transcontinental Railroad. In the latter nineteenth century, immigrants began flooding into the city and ethnic communities arose.

Race relations were tenuous in the early days of Omaha. A mob burned the Douglas County Courthouse in 1919 to extract a young black man accused of hurting a white woman. The first trans-Mississippi chapter of the NAACP originated in Omaha.

Today, Omaha is a major Midwestern city. Interstate 80 runs through the city and Interstate 29 runs just to the east of the state border in Iowa. Eppley Airfield is the area's major airport and has about 4.1 million travelers per year. Many companies related to agriculture, insurance and the railroad industry call Omaha home. Visitors will find much to interest them in Omaha, Nebraska.