Travel Nurse Assignments: Live Like a Local – Omaha, NE

Looking for your next wonderfully unexpected Axis travel gig destination? Well, look no further than Omaha, NE. You might be thinking Nebraska?! But we promise that you will be pleasantly surprised by all that is offered in the area. Home to the world-famous Henry Doorly Zoo, the College World Series and year-round markets, the opportunities are endless throughout each Nebraska season! Learn a little more about what to expect during your travel gig in Omaha:

Midwest Nice

One of the standout features of Omaha is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re exploring the historic Old Market, Dundee or Benson districts or visiting with locals at a coffee shop you’re sure to be greeted with warmth and hospitality.

Affordable Location

Compared to some of the more well-known travel nurse destinations in the United States, Omaha offers excellent value for your traveling budget. You’ll find affordable accommodations, dining options and entertainment at a reasonable price, making it an ideal destination for those looking for a budget-friendly travel nurse destination.

Great Foodie Scene

Omaha might not cross your mind as a city that would have top-notch dining, but the food here is top ranked in the nation. Known for its delicious steakhouses, homemade ice cream shoppes and home of the reuben sandwich, there are many local restaurants to cure your cravings. Here are some of the restaurants we recommend in Omaha:

Museums & Parks

Omaha is home to a variety of museums, including the Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Museum, and the new Kiewit Luminarium. The Omaha Performing Arts center regularly hosts musical performances and the city’s music scene is alive and well, with numerous live music venues showcasing local talent. If you love the great outdoors, Omaha has plenty to offer. The city is home to beautiful parks, such as Heartland of America Park, where you can enjoy nature and relax by the water. You can also explore miles of scenic trails for hiking and biking, including the popular Omaha Riverfront Trail.

Full of History 

History buffs will find Omaha to be a treasure trove of historical sites and stories. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through this region, and you can learn about their journey at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center. Additionally, Omaha played a pivotal role in the expansion of the Transcontinental Railroad, and you can explore this history of the railroad at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.

Family-Friendly Destination

Traveling with family or inviting loved ones to town while on your travel nurse assignment? Omaha has you covered. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium consistently ranks among the best zoos in the world, offering a fantastic experience for all ages. Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and the Lauritzen Gardens are also great options for family-friendly outings.

Omaha is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by travel nurses seeking an out of the ordinary experience. From its friendly residents, consistent weekend events and museums, Omaha has something for everyone. When planning your next travel assignment, consider making Omaha your destination. We know that you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all that this charming Midwestern city has to offer.


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