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.


Star Deli  



 Burrito Envy & Tequilla Bar



   Baked After Dark Homemade Cookies




 Au Courant Regional Kitchen




Virtuosa Pizzeria




Ika Ramen and Izakaya






  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







St. Andrews Pub






Musette Bar



Overflow Lounge



The Sydney




The Barley Street Tavern



Full House Bar




Shopping and Entertainment

Benson Mine



Lions Mane Vintage






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








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