While You’re Here: About Omaha

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center 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 Hospital & Medical Center from more than 60 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 Hospital & Medical Center 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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