The state of Nebraska designated the honeybee as the state insect in 1975. The midwest is the country’s largest producer of honey and Nebraska is home to nearly 20 different species of bees. Annually, Nebraska honey bees produce more 3.75 million pounds of honey.

Benson is a neighborhood located in the north central part of Omaha known for its entertainment district with live music and craft breweries.


In 1913, seven tornados dropped down on Easter Sunday in the greater-Omaha area. Almost six years later in 1919, a wind storm dropped down a funnel that raged across the Dundee neighborhood.

The historic Dundee neighborhood was developed in 1880 and is located in central Omaha. The neighborhood is also home to billionaire businessman Warren Buffett.


In 1945, the Glenn L. Martin Company, now known as Lockheed Martin, was tasked with building B-29 bombers at Offutt Field, presently known as Offutt Air Force Base, in Bellevue.

The two most famous B-29’s that were built in Bellevue were the Enola Gay and Bockscar. They were responsible for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World World II in 1945.


The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League from 2005-07. The original Omaha Knights, the inspiration of this retro logo, played from 1966-68.

Ak-Sar-Ben spelled backwards is Nebraska and the team’s nickname comes from an Omaha civic organization, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, that was founded in 1895.


Nebraska designated the western meadowlark as the official state bird in 1929. It is often seen on fence posts in grasslands and agricultural areas.

From 1883 to 1999, South Omaha was home to the stockyards. In 1955, Omaha’s livestock market was the largest in the world, a position it held until 1973. In 1957, it was estimated that one-half of workers in Omaha were employed to industries related to the stockyards.

Belt Line

The Belt Line was born in 1885 and was a 15-mile long railroad that circumnavigated the city of Omaha. It was operated by the Missouri Pacific Railroad but was built entirely with materials from Union Pacific and carried passengers and cargo in and out of the city. The line was discontinued in the early 1960’s.

Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific began merging in 1982 and fully merged in 1997. The Belt Line is now a bike trail.