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About Omaha

Omaha is located in the midwestern United States on the Missouri River and is the largest city in the state of Nebraska. Geographically, Omaha is located in what is considered the "Heartland" of the United States.  According to a 2009 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, Omaha's population was 454,731 and it is currrently listed as the nation's 42th-largest city.

Omaha is the home to five Fortune 500 companies: ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit and Sons, Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, who is currently listed as Forbes third richest person in the world. 

Things to do in Omaha

Make your plans now to attend the AAPT Summer meeting and come and experience Omaha’s unique brand of adventure. Visit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, featuring the world’s largest indoor rainforest, bring the whole family to the Omaha Children's museum or enjoy the day cooling off at Nebraska's largest water park.  Click here for a complete list of attractions, maps, restaurants and local shopping guides. 

Higher Education

There are eleven colleges and universities among Omaha's higher education institutions, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Omaha's Creighton University is ranked the top non-doctoral regional college in the Midwestern United States by U.S. News and World Report. Creighton maintains a 108-acre (0.4 km2) campus just outside of Downtown Omaha in the new North Downtown district, and the Jesuit-run institution has an enrollment of around 6,700 in its undergraduate, graduate, medical, and law schools. There are more than 10 other colleges and universities in Omaha in the Omaha metro area.


July averages 76.7 °F (24.8 °C), with moderate, but sometimes high humidity and occasional thunderstorms.

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