Omsk Oblast is home to more than 20 game reserves and is a true paradise for lovers of hunting and fishing. If you are interested in history, you must visit the ancient settlements and villages, burial mounds, religious monuments and tombs and the historical sites of Chudskaya Mountain, Batakovo Tract, and the mysterious energy-giving village of Okunevo with its system of five lakes, one of which is mythical.
Monuments of history and culture describe Oblast's origins, the traditions of the multi-ethnic culture, its varied material heritage, examples of Siberian architecture, urban art, and architecture.
The region's spiritual wealth is reflected in the architecture of the temples from different religions. Travelers can visit the Krestovozdvizhensky, Nikolsky, and Khristorozhdestvensky Cathedrals, the Uspensky Cathedral and the Siberian Great Mosque.
The region contains more than 2,500 sites of cultural heritage. These include monuments from past centuries combining elements of
different architectural styles and personalities, including Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Alexander Kolchak, who made a significant contribution to the region's literature.
Dendrological gardens, Omsk City park and Komissarov gardens have unique species of trees and are among the best
arboreta in Western Siberia.
Bolsheukovsky District has an abundance of forests and swamps where you can touch living history and test your strength: walk along the Siberian chain-gang route used in the 18th–19th centuries on the preserved section of the Moscow-Siberia Tract.
Lake Ebeyty is the largest salt lake in the region, a natural hydrological monument. People visit the lake to admire the rare plants, unique landscapes or just to stock up on therapeutic mineral mud.
Omsk Oblast is home to 28 regional specially protected natural areas and 17 zoological (game) reserves. Fans of Siberian hunting and fishing can take special tours to experience the thrill of their passion.
The village of Ust-Ishim is the most northern district center in Omsk Oblast, located in the north west of the region on the banks of the Irtysh River. These places attract anglers and mountain lovers. In the north west part of the Koltymrinsky Mountains fragments of an ancient bison skeleton were discovered. The discovery of Ust-Ishim man, the 45,000-year-old remains of an early modern human, tells the story of the human settlement of Siberia.
The village of Bolsherechye is famous for its zoo and unique Ancient Siberia historical and cultural museum-reserve. The museum teaches children about folk crafts, holds folk festivals and has a souvenir shop.
Every year the fairytale Belovodye ice town opens in Omsk. Magnificent ice sculptures are created. In 2014 the town, consisting of 171 ice figures, entered the Russian Guinness Book of Records.
Omsk hosts important Russian sporting events: the Siberian International Marathon (SIM) and the Christmas half marathon. The SIM is one of the three biggest marathons in Russia in terms of runners who finish the 42.195 kilometer route, while the half marathon is held over long distances in low temperatures.