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Omaha, Nebraska: Destination Of The Day (PHOTOS)

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Omaha might not seen like a hot-bed of excitement, but the town of roughly 428,000 is growing in popularity for fashionistas (a former In Style Magazine employee opened popular boutique, Trocadero), art lovers and even hoteliers.

Today marks an historic day in Nebraska's hotel industry with the opening of Element, the eco-friendly hotel chain of mega-brand Starwood.

The 132-room hotel caters to the business set with its prime location in the Midtown district, which is not far from the airport and the business area. Rates on weekdays start at $139, with weekend rates dropping to $89.

This got us thinking: There is a lot to see in Omaha, from the Henry Doorly Zoo to the famous Joslyn Art Museum. Herewith, a quick peak into where to stay and what to do while in Omaha.

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