Omaha: Home of Midwestern Fun

How Midwestern is Omaha?
Omaha: Home of Midwestern Fun

It’s so Midwestern that hotel rooms come with descriptions explaining the difference between tornado watches and tornado warnings. It’s so Midwestern that several important establishments are named Ak-Sar-Ben — that’s Nebraska spelled backward. It’s so Midwestern that a pedestrian bridge spanning the Missouri River is named Bob.

Bob has its own Twitter account (@bobtbridge). Midway across Bob is the state line dividing Nebraska and Iowa, and taking a picture of yourself standing with a foot in both states is apparently called Bobbing.

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