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Where Can I get my Hair Cut?
A quick Introduction to Local Resources
Welcome to Omaha!
Welcome to the land where strangers talk to you in the grocery store, there’s a Catholic church on practically every corner, and Husker football is the state-sponsored religion. (Don’t believe me? Over 86,000 fans turned out to watch a spring scrimmage game between the offense and defense.)
We’ll answer your questions in a minute. First we ask two things. One, smile back at strangers. Two, relax, and leave your competitive driving skills at home (please don’t introduce that form of original sin into our fair city). Now, for that hair cut:
Hair Is Salon (5th Floor, Woodmen Tower, 1700 Farnam Street) (402-933-0339) Mon - Fri 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Victory Barber (410 S 19th St ) (402-346-2603) by appointment
Dundee Barber (103 North 50th Street) (402-553-9707) Mon 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues/Thurs 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed/Fri/Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Great Clips (5022 Underwood Avenue) (402-556-4999) Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Go out to the fountain. (If you’ve had a rough day, go ahead and get wet. No one will mind.) Look up at the façade of St. John’s Church. You are now facing North. Stretch out your right hand. You are pointing toward Downtown (and Iowa); street numbers go down in this direction. Raise your left hand and you are pointing West toward the new pedestrian bridge crossing the interstate, 30th Street, 72nd Street and beyond. Numbered streets run east west.
Finding A Street Address
Go back outside and look up at St. John’s. Four blocks behind you is Dodge Street, a major east-west road. Addresses north of Dodge look like this: 701 N. 40th Street (7 blocks north of Dodge on 40th); and south of Dodge look like this: 3701 S. 10th Street (37 blocks south of Dodge on 10th). Deglman Circle (off to your right) is at the intersection of 24th Street and California.
Hint: The larger streets clustered around Dodge are roughly in alphabetical order (from North to South: Cuming, Burt, California, Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Farnam, Harney, Howard, Jackson, Jones, Leavenworth, Pacific). If you’re lost somewhere near Dodge Street, this may be helpful to finding your way to the correct destination.
You’ll find local maps in the front of any yellow pages telephone book. Or, you can go online and click on the “About Omaha” section to find the “Omaha Maps” page for a simple map of area attractions.
Metro Area Transit runs the bus system. Fares run $1.25 for adults, $1.50 for Adult Express and 25 cents for transfers. Schedules are available in the student center and online at http://www.ometro.com/
Go north on 24th Street two blocks to Cuming Street. Turn left (west) and go about 1.5 miles. At the 5th light, turn left (south) on Saddle Creek Road. Here you’ll find video stores, groceries (Family Fare Supermarket and a Walmart Neighborhood), a hardware store, Panera bakery, etc.
The closest shopping mall is Crossroads Mall, located at 72nd and Dodge. You’ll find Barnes and Noble, Sears, Target, and few other storefronts in the mall.
If you are up for a bit of a drive, you'll find a wider selection of stores and a movie theatre at Westroads Mall, located at 101st and Dodge; Oakview Mall, located at 144th and West Center Road, and Village Pointe shopping center on 168th and Dodge.
Getting on the Highway
Go south on 24th to Dodge and turn right. Cross over the highway, go through one light, then make your first right (just after the gas station). The on-ramp is a right turn one block ahead. I-480 South takes you (in about 3 miles) to the intersection with I-80 and Highway 75 South.
The Creighton Mail Center is Located at 701 N. 20th Street in the Murphy Building. The helpful guy behind the counter, named Tom, can handle regular mail, UPS, and FedEx.
The closest prescription pharmacy is the Creighton University Campus Pharmacy which is located at 2412 Cuming Street (behind the McDonalds.) They are open Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (402-449-4560)
A Walgreens can also be found on Dodge at 30th Street (402-342-3301)
If you need serious medical attention, dial 2911 on any campus phone or go to the Emergency Room at University of Nebraska Medical Center located at 4305 Dewey Avenue.
For less serious medical care, start with Student Health (402-280-2735), located on the ground level of the Harper Center (Room 1034). The Creighton Internal Medicine Clinic (402-280-4180) is at 601 North 30th Street, Suite 5800 ; they can direct you to other specialists if needed. A third option would be to go to Sancta Familia Medical (402-991-3393), located at 10506 Burt Circle (see the handout in your Orientation folder for more details).
- The Creighton Dental Clinic (402-280-5990) is staffed by supervised dental students. It is open 8 a.m. to noon, then 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and then 8 a.m. - noon on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
The Dental Clinic will be moving to a new building (2109 Cuming Street) on July 6th, 2018, and will be accepting calls for appointments during their transition.
Dr. David Hoover
7348 Blondo Street
Omaha Emergency Dental
11229 W Dodge Rd
Dr. Tom Hejkal
8141 West Center Road, Suite #100
- Selena's Market (402-341-9880)
3228 California Street
- Whole Foods (402-393-1200)
10020 Regency Circle
(For your out of town guests - ask for a Creighton discount)
These are businesses that we locals have found convenient or especially helpful.
We hope your experience is the same!