Benson Nebraska

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.

Dining:

Star Deli  

 

 

 Burrito Envy & Tequilla Bar

 

 

   Baked After Dark Homemade Cookies

 

 

 

 Au Courant Regional Kitchen

 

 

 

Virtuosa Pizzeria

 

 

 

Ika Ramen and Izakaya

 

Yoshitomo

 

 

 

  The Big Green Q

 

   Ted & Walleys Homemade Ice Cream

 

 

Hardy Coffee

 

 

 

Leo’s Diner

 

 

 

Taco Company & Margaritta Garden 

 

 

 

Mayne St. Market

 

 

 

Bars and Breweries

Benson Brewery

 

 

Barchen Beer Garden

 

 

The Waiting Room Lounge

 

 

Krug Park

 

 

1912 Benson

 

 

Jake’s Cigars

 

Reverb Louge

 

Burke’s Pub

 

 

Infusion Brewery

 

 

Beercade

 

 

 

St. Andrews Pub

 

 

Kaitei

 

 

Musette Bar

 

 

Overflow Lounge

 

 

The Sydney

 

 

 

The Barley Street Tavern

 

 

Full House Bar

 

 

 

Shopping and Entertainment

Benson Mine

 

 

Lions Mane Vintage

 

 

YOGA NOW

 

 

Bryan Hill Entertainment

 

 

 

Parlour 1887

 

 

Haney Shoes

 

 

 

B-Side of Benson Theatre

 

 

 

Benson Theatre

 

 

 

Podany Promotions

 

 

Found: Vintage Market

 

 

Benson Community Center

 

 

Fast Alterations

 

 

Benson Shoe Repair

 

 

Found Undone

 

 

 

Special Kneads

 

 

 

Daisey Jones Locker

 

 

 

Revival

 

 

 

Omaha Bicycle Company

 

 

 

Choice Custom Framing

 

 

3N1 Salon

 

 

 

 

(402) Arts Collective

 

 

 

Benson Soap Mill

 

 

 

Sailor’s Grave Tattoo

 

 

The Little Gallery Benson

 

 

 

The Opollo Music Hall

 

 

 

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.

Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:13 pm
Becky Meyer | Category: Uncategorized

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