Best Omaha Selfie Spots with the Kids

Have you ever wondered where is the best place in Omaha to take a picture with you and your little one?

For me, it started as we passed the fire station on 25th and L street. 

“Look, Mom,” my son said. “That wall is so cool! It says bomberos, which means firefighter in Spanish!” 

My son wants to go to Guatemala one day, so we had to stop and take a picture of this mural on 24th St. in South Omaha.

Then we saw the Omaha Visitor Guide with a huge wall mural of “LOVE” on the front cover. Wondering where the wall was located, I stumbled upon Murals_of_Omaha on Instagram. Into the rabbit hole I went. To my delight, there seemed to be public art displays EVERYWHERE in Omaha.

So we made a list.

Best Selfie Spots in Omaha: 

Bob the Bridge (And Don’t Forget Omar!)

If you’re new to Omaha, welcome! Let me be the first to tell you that the pedestrian bridge suspended over the Missouri River has a name and an Instagram account! On Bob, you can have one foot in Iowa and the other in Nebraska. And then there’s Omar, the troll who lives under the bridge. He loves visitors! #ItHappensOnBob #OmarTheTroll #BobWalking 

A Pop of Color 

We love the pop of color wall mural on 56th and Ames by artist Justin Queal. It makes the rounds all over social media! Another place that shows its true colors is the Joslyn Art Museum. Ashley J. captured this sweet picture of her and her family. 

“Wings Over Papillon” Butterfly Benches

One of our favorites is the butterfly benches all over Papillion. There are 34 art displays from a variety of artists. 

Blackstone District

Like other parts of Omaha, this hip area has multiple murals and perfect selfie spots. We love this #WhatLiftsYou mural from Kelsey Montague Art, as it makes for the perfect spot for you and your kiddos! Plus, Coneflower Creamery is just around the corner. (In case you need an ice cream bribe for a smile!) Now that’s a win-win. #BlackStoneDistric

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Animals of Omaha

Of course, the Henry Doorly Zoo is a great place to snap a pic. We especially like pictures of the kids against the backdrop of the aquarium or near the waterfall in the jungle. And we can’t forget to mention this adorable animal wall mural by artist Ilaamen Pelshaw at the bus stop of Park Ave. and Pacific. 

Only in Omaha 

Only in Omaha can you find a 13-foot tall fork with spaghetti (located near 7th and Pierce Sts.) or the world’s largest giant ball of stamps in Boystown. Definitely Instagrammable! 


Mulhall’s, a local plant nursery, has their own hashtag: #MyMulhalls. Get lost in their lush leaves and find a plant of your own to love! 

What did we miss? Share your favorite Omaha spots in the comments below. And be sure to tag us with your Omaha selfies! #OmahaMom @Omaha.Mom

Check out more fun to do with the family in and around Omaha here!

Ashley Shannon
ASHLEY C. SHANNON is a wife, mother, and adventure curator. After living in the coastal South for many years, she's back to her Midwest roots, where she's excited to explore Omaha and paint her experience of motherhood with words. You can find her on IG @Ashley_C_Shannon