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Fertile Ground Mural in Omaha, Nebraska

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The Fertile Ground mural in Omaha, Nebraska is painted across the NRG Energy building near TD Ameritrade Park. At 70-feet tall and 465-feet long, this is one of the largest murals in the country.

The 32,500 square-foot mural was created by artist Meg Saligman as a gift to the city from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. She began work on it in June, 2008 and it completed and unveiled in June 2009. It was restored in 2017.

Fertile Ground Mural in Omaha, Nebraska | Omaha Street Art in Nebraska

The giant piece of work (the artist’s second largest) tells to story of Omaha — past, present, and future — through its people and landmarks. It references history, celebrates present-day communities, and the dreams for what is to come with a “back to front” composition. The artist looked through historic records and photographs from Douglas County’s records and had five current photo shoots done to pull together one to two thousands images to reference for the art.

Fertile Ground Mural in Omaha, Nebraska | Omaha Street Art in Nebraska

The images depicted include local landmarks, neighborhoods, wildlife, a train, a businessman, dancers, musicians, books, a flywheel, and a 60-foot-tall image of a woman representing “Omaha’s emerging generation of young leaders.”

Fertile Ground Mural in Omaha, Nebraska | Omaha Street Art in Nebraska

While you’re in Omaha be sure to also check out these other Nebraska roadside attractions and murals: Stile di Famiglia (Family Style) Giant Fork with Spaghetti, Kenefick Park (Union Pacific Big Boy Trains), and Justin Queal’s Home Run mural.


Fertile Ground Mural

Address: 602 N 13th St, Omaha, NE
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible


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The Fertile Ground mural in Omaha, Nebraska was created by artist Meg Saligman. The 32,500 square-foot mural is one of the largest murals in the country.
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The Fertile Ground mural in Omaha, Nebraska was created by artist Meg Saligman. The 32,500 square-foot mural is one of the largest murals in the country.
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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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