Area Attractions

Welcome to Ralston, a close-knit community strategically located near the center of the metropolitan Omaha area. Though it’s part of a much larger city, Ralston is a community with a unique personality and a very distinct identity. We call it ‘The Spirit of Independence.


It’s true, location is the key to convenience in business and residential living. Surrounded on three sides by the City of Omaha, Ralston is bounded on the east by 72nd Street, on the west by 84th Street, on the north by L Street and on the south by Harrison Street.


Our city, with a population of 6,300, blends small-town charm with all the resources of a major population center. We’re just minutes from Interstate 80, downtown Omaha, major shopping centers and countless services and retail businesses.

Among the outstanding attractions of the Omaha area are;

Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

The Joslyn Art Museum is the principal fine arts museum in the state of Nebraska, United States of America. Located in Omaha, it was opened in 1931 at the initiative of Sarah H. Joslyn in memory of her husband, businessman George A. Joslyn.

Henry Doorly Zoo

3701 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68107

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, located at 3701 South 10th Street. It can be accessed by I-80. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its mission is conservation, research, recreation, and education.

Strategic Air Command Museum

28210 West Park Highway
Ashland, Nebraska 68003

Institution offering air & spacecraft exhibits, plus rides, a planetarium & kid-friendly activities.

Omaha Children’s Museum

500 South 20th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

The Omaha Children's Museum is a nonprofit learning and exploration space for young people located at 500 South 20th Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The museum has received a national award from the Association of Science and Technology Museums

Durham Western Heritage Museum

801 South 10th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68108

The Durham Museum is located at 801 South 10th Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The museum is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the United States' western region. The museum is housed in Omaha's former Union Station.


Ralston Keno

5130 South 72nd Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127

Ralston Keno not only has a wide variety of daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials throughout the week, but we also have the best payouts in town. So come on in and see for yourself. Ralston Keno is located in front of the arena.

Fun Plex

7003 Q Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68117

Fun-Plex is an amusement park located at 7003 Q Street in the Ralston neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. It is the largest amusement park in Nebraska and the site of the only roller coaster in Nebraska. Fun-Plex began as “The Kart Ranch” in 1979 with just a go-kart track.

Horsemen’s Park

6303 Q Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68117

LIVE RACING! Horsemen's Park, located in Omaha, Nebraska opened on January 3, 1998. It is unique in that it is the only TRA track owned by a Horsemen's Group. Upon the closing of Omaha's Ak-Sar-Ben race track in 1996, the Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent Association, under the leadership of Robert E. Lee, decided to build a new track and simulcast facility in Omaha to help preserve live racing in Nebraska. The inaugural live race meet was run in July 1998. Horsemen's Park offers a unique menu with a wide variety of food choices. From specialty sandwiches and burgers to a delicious and tender Prime Rib Dinner, or a “build your own” specialty pizza or flatbread...there is something for everyone. We also offer gluten-free and vegetarian options, along with a full bar serving your favorite beverages. Come out and enjoy the fun! Horsemen's Park is the home of several major events throughout the year including Kentucky Derby Week, Omaha Beer Fest and Live Racing.


Westroads Mall

10000 California Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Shadow Lake Town Center

7775 Olson Drive
Papillion, Nebraska 68046

One Pacific Place Shopping Center

10305 Pacific Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Nebraska Crossing Outlets

21209 Nebraska Crossing Drive
Gretna, Nebraska 68028


12703 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska 68138

More About Ralston

Excellence in City Services

Ralston employs a mayor-council form of government, with the assistance of a City Clerk. Recognized through the metropolitan area for the quality of its municipal government, Ralston provides its citizens and businesses with excellent services, including police, fire, rescue, water, sewer, street maintenance and refuse pickup. Ralston is a safe city with a crime rate well below those of neighboring communities.

See You Downtown

Unlike many suburban communities, Ralston has a real downtown— with real businesses. In fact, downtown redevelopment has become a major focus for our city. Signage, landscaping and improvement of public facilities are key components in our ongoing commitment to creating and maintaining a vital and attractive downtown.

Housing is available in a wide range of prices, and the community pride that is evident in well-maintained property makes the Ralston area a highly desirable real estate market.

The Great Outdoors

Ralston Area recreational opportunities and facilities are second to none. Widely known as the ‘Baseball Capital of Nebraska,’ the Ralston area has hosted state, regional and national tournaments. Eight parks provide space for picnics, organized summer programs and play areas. With 9 and 29 public golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, volleyball, badminton and basketball courts and all of the athletic facilities available through the Ralston Schools, residents can take part in a wealth of activities.