The Old Market Historic District
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The Old Market is a neighborhood located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The neighborhood has many restaurants, art galleries and upscale shopping. The area retains its brick paved streets from the turn of the century, and horse-drawn carriages can be seen on the streets. It is not uncommon to see a variety of street performers and artists.
The Old Market is so charming; craft shops, record stores and authentic restaurants have never co-existed so naturally. If you're hungry, there's a restaurant on every corner. If you're picky, they probably still have you covered. Hungry, instead, for art? There are many galleries and co-ops to be checked out. My favorite is the Images of Nature Gallery, which features the workd of Thomas Mangelsen.
The apartments above the street bustle as well, which combined with the old-fashioned streets and walkways gives you the feel of early America, yet with the surroundings of everything fresh and new.
And it's not all just above ground level, either! Watch your step, or, in fact, step downward, and see even more of the unique shops and eateries in the area. It's quite an adventure to sit below the sidewalks.
The Old Market is a favorite among the locals. You will often see high school students enjoying dinner or getting their picture taken before their formal dances.