As a Benson High School graduate and nearby (just west of 72nd) resident, I am proud to call Benson home. Living in the area for over 30 years truly makes me a neighborhood expert.
Benson Nebraska is a historical neighborhood in Omaha Nebraska. Benson was established in 1887 by Erastus Benson and was annexed by Omaha in 1910. Benson has changed and experienced much growth over the years. The Benson community is proud of it’s historic buildings, and it’s cultural diversity. The local businesses support the schools in the area and each other. It is not uncommon to find the busniness having a competition between each other or promoting each other. Benson First Friday is held every first Friday of the month and is dedicated to supporting local and emerging artists. Every year near Halloween, Benson hosts the Omaha Zombie Walk. Benson Days, an annual street festival held each July, is a celebration of all things Benson – art, entertainment, food, live music, vintage goods and more!
Geographically, the Benson area covers a large area. It’s borders range from Fontenelle Blvd to 72nd Street, and from Ames Ave to Western Ave.
The business district in Benson offers something for everyone includings bars, restaurants, music, and shopping all within walking distance on the downtown “strip”.
Things to do in Benson
Dubbed by Visit Omaha as “the Old Market’s quirky cousin”, there is plenty to entertain anyone in Benson. Check out these local businesses along the Benson corridor. Clicking the image will take you to their facebook page and clicking the name will take you to their website.
Burrito Envy & Tequilla Bar
Ika Ramen and Izakaya
Bars and Breweries
Shopping and Entertainment
Public Schools Near Benson
Benson High School, the “Mighty Bunnies” encompasses grades 9 through 12 and is located on the corner of 52th and Maple.
Monroe Middle School includes grades 6 through 8 and is located on the corner of 52nd and Bedford.
Elementary Schools: Grades K – 5
Fontelle Elememtary is located at 52nd and Spaulding.
Rose Hill Elementary is on the corner of 56th and Corby.
Benson West can be located on the corner of 66th and Maple.