2015 VISITORS GUIDE
Want some brilliant ideas for a vacation? Get Inspired. Lincoln is the perfect place to uncover exciting adventures. Cycling enthusiasts, wine and beer aficionados, music lovers and history buffs will find activities that are unique to Lincoln. Check out our upcoming events for exciting things to do all year round.
We want everyone to feel at home in our city and we go out of our way to welcome visitors as they explore our world-class attractions and phenomenal outdoor opportunities.
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guide CONTENTS 6
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS LINCOLN, NEBRASKA?
8 AT YOUR SERVICE 12 HEAR NEBRASKA 15 LINCOLN’S ART SCENE 20 EVENTS 31 ATTRACTIONS
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7th & P streets in Lincoln Station 800-423-8212 | 402-434-5348 The Visitors Center offers a wide variety of information about Lincoln and Lancaster County. It is open daily in the Historic Haymarket. The center also has materials from other sites in Nebraska and surrounding states, so stop in and a friendly face will help you find what you need.
LINCOLN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 83737, Lincoln, NE 68501 Office Address: (January-May 2015) 1135 M Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508 Office Address: (June-December 2015) 1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508 Telephone: 402-434-5335 | 800-423-8212 Fax: 402-436-2360 Website: www.lincoln.org | E-mail: email@example.com
47 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 59 PERFORMING ARTS 62 NIGHTLIFE 64 FOODIE CROSSING 75 SHOPPING 86 ACCOMMODATIONS 96 CITY MAPS YOUR DESTINATION EXPERTS The Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you make the most of your Lincoln experience. Our staff can help you find restaurants, golf courses, recreation options, shopping venues and unique attractions. They can also keep you updated on exciting special events taking place during your stay. In addition to providing information and services for leisure visitors, the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to making your vision of a successful meeting or sporting event a reality. We offer a complete range of services, including requests for proposals, site selection assistance, promotional materials, vendor services and more. Contact our experts today at 800-423-8212 or visit www.lincoln.org.
Lincoln.org offers up-to-the-minute updates on what to do, see and eat in town. Become a part of the Lincoln culture. Visit lincoln.org to download a weekly “Calendar of Events.”
GETTING HERE MINNEAPOLIS
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Amtrak departs twice daily (westbound at 12:14 a.m.; Municipal Airport eastbound at 3:26 a.m.) from the Lincoln 402-458-2480 www.lincolnairport.com Haymarket Station at 277 Pinnacle Arena Drive AIRPORT
Navigator Airport Express 800-888-9793 www.navigatorairport express.com
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800-USA-RAIL Passenger information 402-476-1295 Baggage information 402-476-9335
402-475-5465 877-473-5465 www.omalink.com
Arrow Stage Lines In the state of Nebraska, 5250 Superior St. 402-475-9229 800-356-0727 www.arrowstage lines.com
Interstate 80 runs west from Omaha to the Wyoming state border, ultimately ending in San Francisco, California. Mileage Chart Chicago
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Dashabout Roadrunner 800-720-3274 www.dashabout shuttle.com
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We hope you enjoy your visits to Lincoln. To ensure that your trips run smoothly, we offer the following tips on how to get around, whom to call in a medical emergency and a few facts about Lincoln government.
CITY BUSES Routes: StarTran has 18 weekday routes. For route information, call 402-476-1234 or visit www.startran.lincoln.ne.gov. Fares: $1.75 for adults and children age 5 and up, 85 cents for elderly age 62 and up, and disabled riders, 25 cents for Star Shuttle. Free transfers available from the driver. 20-Ride and 31 Day Passes are available.
TAXIS Yellow Cab................................402-477-4111 Servant Cabs...........................402-477-4111 Capital Cab...............................402-477-6074 Happy Cab...............................402-202-2222
LIMOUSINES Leisure Limousine Service.....402-476-8132 VIP Limousine........................402-466-5466 OMALiNK.................................. 402-475-5465
GETTING AROUND With a few exceptions, Lincoln’s major arterials are laid out in a simple grid. Numbered streets run north to south and in the older sections of town, lettered streets run east to west. O Street is the north-south dividing line. The downtown district follows the grid system, too. Many downtown streets are one-way.
TRAFFIC LAWS Speed limits: 25 mph unless otherwise posted. Fines double for speeding in school zones and construction zones. Turns on red: Unless otherwise posted, right turns are permitted on red lights – after a full stop. Left turns on red are allowed when turning from a one-way street onto another one-way street.
CAR RENTAL Alamo Airport..........................402-474-4301
Budget Airport........................ 402-474-2800
U-turns: Generally permitted at arterial intersections, unless otherwise posted.
1200 N 27th St............................ 402-477-6000 310 S 10th St............................... 402-476-6800 4601 O St.....................................402-488-2800 www.enterprise.com Airport...........................................402-474-4079 5401 O St.....................................402-489-5401 www.hertz.com
National Car Rental...............402-474-4301 www.nationalcar.com
Downtown: Approximately 23,000 spaces in metered, on-street or in parking lots/garages are available for general public use daily.
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Avis Airport.............................. 402-474-1202
Seat belts: For any vehicle driven in Nebraska, use is required of the driver and all front-seat passengers, as well as anyone under the age of 18 wherever they are seated in the vehicle. Children less than 6 years of age must use a correctly installed approved child safety seat system.
Motorcycles: Operators and passengers must wear DOT approved helmets.
Rent-A-Van............................... 402-421-3400 Rent ‘N Drive...402-467-4994 | 402-441-4835 www.rentndrive.com
First Hour Free! Find a space in a Park & Go city garage where your first hour is free. First floor shopper zones are available for your convenience. Parking and towing restrictions are enforced. Parking information is available at www.parkandgo.org.
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TRAVELER INFORMATION Weather report: www.lincolnweather.org
Variability is the only constant when it comes to weather in Lincoln. There is a 148-degree spread between the city’s record high of 115 degrees (July 25, 1936) and its record low of 33 below (Jan. 12, 1974).
Lincoln’s average temperature for the entire year is 51 degrees. Hottest month: July (average daily temperature, 78.2 degrees) Coldest month: January (average daily temperature, 21.3 degrees) Annual Precipitation: 28.3 inches
Elsewhere: Free, off-street parking is convenient to most shopping, dining and business areas. On-street parking is free in residential districts.
Annual snowfall: 26.3 inches For assistance during unusual weather, or for road conditions, listen to local radio stations KFOR (1240 AM) or KLIN (1400 AM) and local TV stations KOLN (Channel 10/11) or KLKN (Channel 8).
Fees: On-street metered spaces, with time limits ranging from 10 minutes to 10 hours, are $1.00 per hour. Parking meters are not monitored on Sundays and after 6 pm all other days. Public facility fees are $1 per hour, with a maximum of $9 for all-day parking.
A winter storm, thunderstorm or tornado warning means threatening weather is about to take place and people in the watch area should seek shelter.
For unique vehicles and unusual parking situations call: Central Parking...................... 402-474-9555 Polygon Corp........................... 402-770-7659 City of Lincoln Parking........ 402-441-7275
The Nebraska State Patrol offers a recording describing road conditions throughout the state: Call 511.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE Currency can be exchanged at Wells Fargo, 13th and O streets, and U.S. Bank, 13th and M streets.
You can hear the pride in the voice of its people and experience the momentum through its new entertainment scene. A new cityscape welcomes visitors as they enter Lincoln-a cityscape that communicates a thriving economy, expansion of new business, influx of talent and endless opportunity. Lincoln is sweeping top national rankings which are validating its success, yet its charming character and modesty still rings true. It’s an incredible time to be in Lincoln-A time for visitors to come and experience the enthusiasm and exhilaration of Lincoln’s energy. Be a part of the movement, experience the excitement and enjoy all that Lincoln has to offer.
INTERPRETERS If you need an interpreter, call the Lincoln Police Department, 402-441-6000, for a listing.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY For ambulance or emergency services, call 911. Emergency medical services are available at all Lincoln acute care hospitals; no one is turned away for inability to pay. Medical information and referrals can be obtained from the Lancaster County Health Department, 3140 N St., 402-441-8000.
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For veterinary service on nights, weekends and holidays, call Veterinary Emergency Hospital, 402-489-6800.
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HEAR NEBRASKA Hear Nebraska covers the all-city music festival Lincoln Exposed each year, and every time there’s a moment of encouraging disbelief that quietly sets in.
It’s midnight on Saturday, and the downtown music festival has hosted nearly six dozen acts. You look around and wonder, “How is it possible all these bands — the rock ones, the folk ones, the grooving jazz, the hip-hop, the I-don’t-even-know-what-to-callthat — hail from Lincoln?” In that moment, it’s obvious how close you are to a music scene at its convergence point. But it’s also a great reminder that the music brimming over at that moment lives in Lincoln the other 364 days a year: in farmer’s markets, in dark clubs, on big stages, in coffee shops. The Lincoln music scene truly thrives on its diversity and the acceptance and enthusiasm demonstrated by the scene any given weekend, and for the true concert warriors, any given night of the week. That’s not to say Lincoln music is hard to find or the scene is inaccessible, just that it’s beautifully tight knit. Ten years running, the aforementioned Lincoln Exposed brings together myriad local bands every February. In October, its sister
festival, Lincoln Calling, stages many of those same bands along with regional and national artists. On summer Fridays, Hear Nebraska, the Cooper Foundation and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce bring you Hear Lincoln, a free, outdoor series that showcases the range of the Lincoln music scene. It’s the best way to spend your Friday lunch hour. Other notable events include the Stransky Park concert series, Jazz in June, ZooFest and Duffy’s Tavern backlot shows. For a brief venue guide, let’s start with the old stalwarts. The Zoo Bar has been a haven for blues, jazz and roots music since 1973. More than 40 years on, the Zoo might still double down some nights, packing the house at 6 p.m. with a touring bluesman who’s visited 20 times in his career, and then they’ll stage a great local billing for the late show. Just around the O Street corner, Duffy’s Tavern and The Bourbon both draw a wide variety of national acts and local favorites. All three of these venues collaborate on downtown festivals such as Lincoln Exposed and Lincoln Calling. In the Railyard District, Vega has drawn some indie power punchers, like Mac DeMarco, Tim Kasher and Caroline Smith, in its short
existence. And further down O Street, Knickerbockers is still the Lincoln go-to for heavier fare, booking punk and metal several nights a week. And don’t forget Lincoln’s casual coffee shop scene, which is a breeding ground for the city’s youthful acoustic talent. Check out weekly open mic nights at Crescent Moon in the Haymarket and Meadowlark on 16th and South streets. Of course, Lincoln’s new Pinnacle Bank Arena plays host to the country’s biggest music performers, from Pearl Jam to Pink, Jay Z to The Eagles. Now, summarizing an entire city’s music scene to a few acts is a reductive and difficult proposition, but here’s a few highlights for the newcomers. Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers are a roaring, nine-piece soul outfit on the brink of releasing its second record. They drew a massive crowd at ZooFest 2014, and dutifully call the Zoo Bar home. If you’re looking to cut loose at the end of a long workweek, Universe Contest may offer the uninhibited rock debauchery you’re looking for. Usually painted in lights, costumes and actual paint, the showy rock band released its long-awaited new album We Are
The Rattlesnake in early 2014. Both Hoyer and Universe Contest toured nationally in the last year — always a promising sign for Lincoln bands — and recently AZP joined them out on the highways. The hip-hop/rock outfit took its socially conscious messages out on the road in 2014, most notably at a packed South by Southwest showcase. The Sower Records roots music collective also boasts a variety of Americana acts, from the thoughtful Jack Hotel to the jumping The Bottle Tops to the soulful Evan Bartels. They also put out a handful of original LPs in their first year of existence. We at Hear Nebraska support and promote original music across our state, and there’s no question that Lincoln’s lively and storied scene comprises a vital chunk of our work. Lincoln is home to a thriving arts community across visual art, film and theater, but we tend to think music anchors it all. Boundary-pushing bands, collaborative venues and a community that knows what it means to support original and local art: Lincoln deserves congratulations for knowing the art it cultivates right in its own backyard. — Hear Nebraska
Lincoln’s Art Scene Lincoln is a remarkable plains city with a surprising variety of public art and international culture. Most obvious on our literal horizon is the 15,000-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena which hosts a range of programs from international stage spectacles to home-grown tastings and sports tournaments. The Lied Center for the Performing Arts enters its 26th season offering the best of touring music, dance, theatre, symphony, comedy and world-renowned artists of every discipline. The Lied is also home to our own Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. Nebraskaborn Johnny Carson never forgot his home state or his alma mater, The University of NebraskaLincoln. The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film provides a versatile performance space as well as training ground for future actors, playwrights and directors. As with any thriving university campus, you’ll find a plethora of public art on the grounds. One of our “best kept secrets” is The Sheldon Museum of Art, featuring works by great American artists in the striking Philip Johnson-designed gallery at 12th and R Streets.
Lincoln’s penchant for performance continues at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, Haymarket Theatre Company, TADA Productions and Angels Theatre Company. Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln and Nebraska Youth Theatre provide excellent opportunities for budding young thespians. UNL’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center specializes in screening independent films. Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre provides a lovely outdoor setting for local musical theatre in Pioneers Park (on Coddington Ave, south of Van Dorn St).
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Be sure to check online schedules for UNL, Nebraska Wesleyan and Union College for their latest productions and gallery exhibits.
SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART
Art Galleries abound! Lincoln’s more than 50 galleries range from non-profit collectives to exclusive private collections. There is a convenient concentration of galleries located in the Historic Haymarket (Like Burkholder Project and Noyes Art Gallery), throughout downtown and in University Place (48th to 56th Streets between Adams and Leighton). Take the First Friday Artwalk (http://downtownlincoln. org/firstfriday) to experience special monthly openings. Collections vary from the grassroots displays at Screen Ink (416 South 11th St.), home of the firstever Instagram Photo Exhibit, to “regionalist” art specialists at Kiechel Fine Art (1208 O St). UNL’s East Campus is home to the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and the International Quilt Study Center housing the largest known public collection in the world of this utilitarian art form (quiltstudy.org).
Lincoln is known for its many miles of lovely bike trails, which is also a great way to tour our public art offerings. Make the most of your time by visiting Public Art Lincoln (publicart. artscene.org). This interactive site includes a map, details about each piece and an easy tab to upload your own photo to become part of the community gallery of community art. Of particular interest are the pieces from Lincoln’s largest public art project to date – Tour de Lincoln, wildly creative interpretations in the form of 71 bike-themed sculptures installed around the city. Enjoy new performance spaces such as Union Plaza (19th and P St) and Tower Plaza (13th and P St) featuring a lighted art glass tower by Omaha-based artist, Jun Kaneko.
The LUX Center for the Arts (2601 N. 48th St.) is a non-profit art center that offers experiences to suit a wide range of interests and tastes. Art classes are available for youth and adults in pottery, printmaking, painting, jewelry, glass, and fibers. Classes are held at the art center or can be taken off-site with the Art Van de LUX program. Exhibitions in two galleries and a gift gallery represent the highest caliber art work of local, regional, and national artists. Take time to create while you are here!
International culture has taken root and blossomed here. Lincoln has been a refugee-friendly city since the 1970s because of its size, educational institutions and stable economy. Lincoln is rated one of the Top 10 Most Welcoming Cities in America by Welcoming America. Refugees from over 40 countries have settled here, which has brought new cultures and religions into the area-Karen, Iraqi, Bosnian, Vietnamese, Afghani, Mexican, Russian, Kurdish, Sudanese, Ukrainian, Tajikstan, and Chinese among them. Our new neighbors bring the best of their national dishes, customs and celebrations. The Cultural Centers Coalition of Lincoln consists of four agencies: Indian Center (Native American), Asian Center, Malone Center (African American), and El Centro de las Américas-each working to make our community safer, healthier and culturally richer. Great events are always happening here. There’s always something to do and new places to see. - Derek
Free music abounds in summer. Jazz in June on the lawn at Sheldon Museum on Tuesday nights; Stransky Park concerts by KZUM Community Radio on Thursday nights; Foundation Gardens downtown Wednesday over the lunch hour; Lincoln Municipal Band Concerts in the Antelope Park Bandshell on Sunday nights and SouthPointe Pavilion’s “Friday Nights Live” to name just a few. Flatwater Shakespeare Co. offers the bard’s plays in multiple city park locations each summer, free of charge. Meadowlark Music Festival brings the best of live classical performances to multiple venues each summer. Lincoln is home of The Zoo Bar, a nationally-known blues venue and host of Zoofest each July. Hear artist interviews and events on Nebraska Public Radio (91.1FM) “Friday Live,” the state-wide arts and humanities show broadcasting from Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket at The Mill Coffeehouse each Friday from 9 to 10 am CST.
The spirit of Lincoln is alive.
The city’s largest arts event is the Lincoln Arts Festival which SouthPointe Pavilions regularly features 90+ artists – local and national – attracting nearly 10,000 visitors during the fourth weekend in September. Free live music and children’s activities round out this event organized by The Lincoln Arts Council. Lincoln is home to more than 68 non-profit arts organizations, a higher concentration than most comparable US cities.
JAZZ IN JUNE
Three churches boast their own musical performance series – First-Plymouth Congregational, First Presbyterian and St. Paul United Methodist. Not only do we enjoy our art, we love to connect the dots making creativity a relevant element and accessible choice for residents and visitors alike. Even the Nebraska State Capitol building is filled with art deco mosaics and architectural detail; take a free guided tour. To learn more, visit www.artscene.org. — Lori McAlister, Lincoln Arts Council
Check out the CVB website, www.lincoln.org, for up-to-date event listings.
LINCOLN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Through May
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra conducted by Music Director Edward Polochick, with a concert season that runs from September through May in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Join them for nine exciting performances, including classical concerts, family concerts, a holiday concert and a pops concert. All tickets are $15 and $30 and children 17 and under are only $5. For more information, call 402-476-2211 or visit www.lincolnsymphony.org.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN CELEBRATION February
Lincoln, Nebraska, the largest city in the world to be named for Abraham Lincoln, celebrates his birthday with an entertaining and educational event. Details to be posted at www.lincoln.ne.gov.
CHOCOLATE LOVER’S FANTASY February
Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy is celebrating it’s 29th year. From 7:30 to 10 pm at Pinnacle Bank Arena, a variety of professional and celebrity chefs join the spirit of the evening to let their imagination and creativity run wild. There is a silent auction and raffle of items donated by businesses and individuals to benefit the Haymarket area. Admission is charged. For more information, call 402-435-7496.
SHRINE CIRCUS March 11 - 15
It’s Game Day in Lincoln, Nebraska! Game days in Nebraska are unlike any other in college football. Fans line the streets of Lincoln waiting to enter the “Sea of Red,” while the marching band parades up Stadium Drive as thousands of red-clad fans look on. The “Third-Largest City” in Nebraska on game days, Memorial Stadium holds the ongoing NCAA record of 339 consecutive sellouts, which began in 1962.
Don’t miss the 70th Shrine Circus at Lancaster Event Center. There are many new acts and some traditional acts for 2015. Great family entertainment for all ages. For more information, visit www.sesostrisshrine.org or call 402-474-6890.
CORK ‘N ALE FESTIVAL April
Featuring Nebraska wineries and breweries, this event is a great tasting experience! This event is held at the Holiday Inn Downtown. For more information call 402435-7496.
RED-WHITE SPRING FOOTBALL GAME April
The Spring Game, which drew more than 60,000 fans last year, offers a preview of the 2015 Cornhusker football team. The game is tentatively set for mid-April 2015 at Memorial Stadium. For more information visit www.huskers.com or call 800-8BIGRED.
EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE NIGHT April – October
European Motorcycle Nights are a celebration and an exhibition of the smaller elements of the two wheeled world. The 8th Street Concourse is reserved for Scooters, Vintage, European, and dual Sport (SVEDS) motorcycle exhibitors and open to the pedestrian public for viewing. They gather the first Wednesday of the month on 8th Street between P & Q in the Haymarket, April through October. For information go to www. lincolnhaymarket.org.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS BASEBALL May – August
The Lincoln Saltdogs are celebrating their 15th season at Haymarket Park, which will be the setting for 50 home games in 2015. The Saltdogs are a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which includes teams from Canada to Texas. For ticket information call 402-474-2255 or visit www.saltdogs.com.
EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE NIGHT
LINCOLN MARATHON May 3
When the starting gun fires, an expected 12,500 participants will begin their run in the 38th annual Lincoln/National Guard Marathon and Half Marathon, presented by Pepsi. The marathon is a National Guard trial event and has grown into a weekend of fun for marathoners from across the nation. The race begins at 14th and Vine streets in front of Memorial Stadium at 7am and will finish on Tom Osborne Field inside Memorial Stadium. At the conclusion of the race, the awards ceremonies begin at 12pm at Champions Club. Related activities include a health and fitness expo at the Cornhusker Marriott and a pre-race pasta dinner at Champions Club. Celebrate the KFRX Mayor’s Run, presented by Sandhills Publishing Co., a one-mile run for children, which begins at the State Capitol Saturday, May 2nd, at 8am. For information, call 402-435-3504 or visit www.lincolnrun.org.
DOWNTOWN PERFORMANCE SERIES May – August, Wednesdays, Noon - 1 pm
Enjoy free live music and performances every Wednesday, May through August, from noon to 1 pm in the beautiful Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens at 1415 N Street. Bring a brown bag lunch or buy from local vendors and enjoy an open-air lunch and entertainment. See calendar of performances at www.artsincorporated.org or call 402-474-2345.
JAZZ IN JUNE
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
RENAISSANCE FAIR May 17
Step back in time to when kings ruled, giants roamed and dragons populated the countryside. Visit James Arthur Vineyards noon to 8 pm when members of Lincoln’s Society for Creative Anachronism, dressed in period costume, will inhabit the vineyard grounds. The society players will set up camp, offer displays and present demonstrations of what it was like to live in the days of kings and castles. The vineyard will offer concessions and wine tasting. For information, call 402-783-5255.
Listen to great jazz in the great outdoors each Tuesday in June in the sculpture garden of the Sheldon Museum of Art-12th and R streets on the University of NebraskaLincoln City Campus. A market featuring food, drink and craft vendors begins at 5pm at 12th and R streets. Concerts begin at 7pm. For more information, visit jazzinjune.com.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE CONCERT SERIES May 29 – August 21
Enjoy fabulous live music, food and fun every Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm, in the lush Center Courtyard of SouthPointe Pavilions® Shopping Center. A goodwill donation per person requested to benefit charitable organizations. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. For details call 402-421-2114 or visit www.southpointeshopping.com.
HAYMARKET FARMERS MARKET
1st Saturday in May – 2nd Saturday in October
Tantalizing scents and taste-tempting sensations wafting among colorful umbrellas are the unmistakable signs of the Haymarket Farmers Market, held every Saturday 8 am-noon. Local entertainers, demonstrations, farm-fresh produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, fresh and dried flowers, bedding plants, herbs, and hand-crafted items are all part of one of this region’s largest farmers markets – held in the Historic Haymarket District at 7th and P streets. For information, call 402-435-7496 or go to www.lincolnhaymarket.org.
STATE GAMES OF AMERICA 2015 July 28 - August 2
MUSIC & MOZZARELLA Thursday evenings, June – July
Held at the Lincoln Children’s Museum, this outdoor summer concert series for the entire family provides the community an opportunity to experience the thrill of live music in a family-friendly environment. Admission is free. Visit www.LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or call 402-477-4000 for more information.
MEADOWLARK MUSIC FESTIVAL June - July
Nebraska’s premiere international summer chamber music festival will present world-class artists in unique locations, not only in Lincoln but also throughout the state. Children under 16 are always free. For details visit our website www.meadowlarkmusicfestival.com.
UNCLE SAM JAM INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION July
Games, music, concessions and fun for all ages are part of the City’s annual celebration. The activities will culminate with a spectacular Zambelli fireworks display at 10 pm. Join the fun. Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston streets. For more information, call 402-441-7547.
From aquatics to wrestling, the State Games America will be hosted in Nebraska for the first time in 2015. Featuring competitions in 60+ sports with 20,000 athletes from all over the country, SGA 2015 will be the largest in the history of the event. An opening ceremonies featuring Olympic-style pageantry takes place July 31st at Memorial Stadium and an Athlete’s Village at Pinnacle Bank Arena will feature nightly entertainment during the event. For information, visit www.SGA2015. com or call 402-471-2544.
CAMP CREEK ANTIQUE MACHINERY AND THRESHING 39th ANNUAL SHOW July 18 - 19
The volunteer organization’s purpose is to preserve and educate the public about the agricultural and industrial heritage of our forefathers. During the weekend visitors will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of threshing, corn shelling, saw mill, tractor pull, and blacksmithing. Other displays include gas engines, corn shellers, steam engines, butter making, old fashioned popcorn popper, miniature steam trains, and antique tractors. Buildings full of history include a school house, country church, harness shop, blacksmith shop, print shop, post office, gas station, craft building, old fashioned ice cream shop, drug store, country store, and depot. Other weekend events include a pancake feed, pedal pull/activities for children, flea market, and Parade of Power. The 2015 heritage display will feature Ford tractors/oddball gas engines and other equipment. For more information, call 402-786-3003 or email email@example.com.
WAVERLYFEST July 3rd
Waverly Plaza, Waverly, NE The WaverlyFest Street Dance is a long standing tradition that is held on July 3rd for more than 35 years. The Waverly Community Foundation is continuing the tradition for the community. Come to the largest street dance in the area and enjoy good drinks, great friends and fabulous music. On the 4th of July be sure to come back for all the local activities including: Pancake Feed, Kiddie Parade, Parade, Ice Cream social and BBQ’s, ending your evening with a great Fireworks display at dusk in Lawson Park.
LANCASTER COUNTY SUPER FAIR July 30 - August 8
The thrills never stop at the Lancaster County Super Fair at the Lancaster Event Center. Bring the whole family and enjoy the many attractions. Enjoy the bigger than ever midway carnival rides, food vendors, racing pigs, petting zoo, theme days, 4H/FFA and open class exhibits and much more. Don’t miss the special attractions including Figure 8 Races, Demo Derby, Monster Trucks, Tractor Pulls and nightly entertainment. For complete details, visit www.superfair.org or call 402-441-6545.
NEBRASKA PORK PRODUCERS CAPITAL CITY RIBFEST
August 13 - 16
This four-day festival features great live music and some of the best barbecue and ribs in America. Sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers, Ribfest takes place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Space, north of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. For information, call 402-904-4444 or visit www.PinnacleBankArena.com.
NEBRASKA SPORTS COUNCIL MUD RUN August 22
Billed as Nebraska’s Original Mud Run, this Nebraska Sports Council event encourages running in costume and requires participants to overcome obstacles such as creeks, climbing walls, fences and lots of mud. The race offers 6-Mile, 3-Mile, and 1-Mile divisions as well as a spirited post-race party with music, awards, food and beverages. One final, unique twist—racers can run individually or as tethered teammates. This race allows a maximum of 2,500 runners. For information, visit www. nscevents.com/mudrun or call 402-471-2544.
STATE GAMES OF AMERICA
“ART IN THE GARDEN” by Noyes Gallery
September 19 / September 20 rain date
Sunken Gardens - 27 and Capitol Parkway Noyes Art Gallery presents their 3rd “Art in the Garden” art sale at Sunken Gardens; original art works exhibited by 50 Nebraska artists; free event and free parking at the Rose Garden. A portion of the proceeds donated to the Sunken Gardens. This is also the 10th anniversary of the renovations to Sunken Gardens. For more information call 402-475-1061.
CAPITAL CITY RIBFEST
LINCOLN ARTS FESTIVAL September 26 - 27
Presented by the Lincoln Arts Council, this juried show takes place at SouthPointe Pavilions® Shopping Center and features more than 100 fine artists from across the country plus world entertainment stage, and family activity tent. For details, contact 402-434-2787 or visit www.artscene.org.
September 21 – October 31
Roca Berry Farm offers pumpkins just right for decorating and carving. In addition, a super-size Candyland game, complete with spinner, youngsters can visit the Nut House. New Zombie Hunt and Psycho Path are offered in the evening. Young children will enjoy the not-too-scary visit to the Spook Coop, Bouncer Boulevard and Howling Hill – 40 foot slide. Older kids can trek through the larger haunted barn. The farm is home to the Harvest Ride, corn maze, jumping pillows, shooting gallery, trackless train rides (weekends only), dino-ding, zipline and motor bikes during the daytime on the weekends, and many animated attractions. There are fun activities for all ages. Indoor restrooms are available. Admission is charged. For more information, visit www.rocaberryfarm.com or call 402-421-2255.
MEMORIAL STADIUM CORNHUSKER FOOTBALL
September 5 – November 27
The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have seven home games in 2015 at Memorial Stadium. Named to honor all veterans, the stadium holds more than 91,000 and on home-game days becomes the state’s third-largest “city.” The home of the Huskers has been sold out since 1962. The stadium is located at “T” Street and Stadium Drive on UNL’s City Campus. Self-guided tours can be taken seven days a week in the West Stadium and Osborne Athletic Complex 8am-8pm (except on home game days). Pre-arranged guided tours take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30am and include all of the places on the self-guided tour into the Hawks Championship Center and onto the field. To make tour arrangements, call 472-3333. For ticket information, call 402-472-3111 or 800-8BIGRED or visit www.huskers.com.
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LINCOLN STARS HOCKEY October – April
The Lincoln Stars, one of 18 teams in the U.S. Hockey League, have gained a reputation for entertaining fans at the Ice Box with fast-paced, hard-hitting hockey and the most exciting atmosphere, unlike any other in the USHL. The team attributes much of their success to the phenomenal fan support they have received throughout their 19 years in Lincoln. Whether it is the dazzling pre-game special effects or the enthusiastic and excited Stars fans, it is certain to be an evening worth experiencing. A total of 5 banners have been hung in the Ice Box, including three Anderson Cups and two Clark Cups. For a game schedule, individual game tickets, group rates or skybox rental visit www. lincolnstars.com or call 402-474-STAR.
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BOO AT THE ZOO October 26 – 30
Boo at the Zoo is Lincoln’s largest trick-or-treat event. The entire family will love stopping at over 40 trick-ortreat booths to get candy, coupons, and more. All the money raised during Boo at the Zoo directly supports the Zoo. Raising Cane’s will be selling chicken finger meals with the proceeds going to the Zoo. Admission and trickor-treat tickets can be purchased the night of the event, in advance at the Zoo or online. Zoo members are admitted free. Visit the Zoo’s website or call for non-member admission and treat bag prices. Treat bags are required for all trick-or-treaters. 5:30-8 pm nightly. For details visit www.lincolnzoo.org or call 402-475-6741.
HAPPY HALLOWGREEN October 2015, 6-8pm
Don’t miss out on treats, live music and “EEK”-o-friendly fun for the whole family at Lincoln’s no. 1 indoor family trick-or-treat event! We’ll have more than 20 treat stops, plus earth-friendly information throughout the Museum to help families thing green when it comes to Halloween and the fall season. Don’t miss out on this not-so-spooky night of fun! Trick bags, required for candy collection, are $3 each and must be purchased at the Museum Welcome Desk. Regular admission or membership applies for admission to the museum for the event. Visit www.LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or call 402-477-4000 for more information.
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MARKET TO MARKET RELAY
The Market to Market Relay Nebraska is now the largest day-long relay in the country and was ranked as the 2nd Best Relay in the country in 2014 by Outside Magazine. The team running relay takes teams from Omaha to Lincoln. Over the course of 78 miles, teams of 7 friends run 3 stages per person varying in distance from 3 to 5 miles each. The course follows trails, paved streets and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of Nebraska. Combine the running with outrageous costumes, memorable van rides and a lively Post-Race Shindig & Expo in Lincoln’s Haymarket and it all adds up to one unforgettable day. Visit www. m2mrelay.com. October 3
GOOD LIFE HALFSY November 1
The Good Life Halfsy is more than a half marathon. It’s a fun-filled weekend celebrating Nebraska and its people, landmarks, icons and culture. There’s something special about this place and we’re running through the streets of Lincoln to let the secret out. And if you’re not from the Good Life state, we welcome you to visit. You’ll find it to be one of the friendliest places around with surprises around every turn. Some would call it a half marathon. We call it the Halfsy. Visit www.goodlifehalfsy.com.
THE SANTA CELEBRATION & SANTA STATION November 26 – December 24
Kick off the holiday season in the glimmering Center Courtyard at SouthPointe Pavilions® Shopping Center. Santa makes his grand entrance to illuminate more than 60,000 lights throughout the center. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, pictures with Santa and live music. Santa is in the Santa Station every weekend through Christmas. The event is presented by First National Bank. For details visit www.southpointeshopping.com or call 402-421-2114.
HOLIDAYS IN THE HAYMARKET December 4, 11, & 18
The event is held from 6pm-9pm on Friday nights in December. See Santa strolling through the streets and enjoy entertainment throughout the Haymarket. Also, enjoy a Horse & Carriage ride! Call 402-435-7496 for more details. www.lincolnhaymarket.org
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA December
Located in the Candy Factory on P Street between 7th and 8th Streets. Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy a delicious breakfast provided by Lazlo’s. For information call 402-435-7496. www.lincolnhaymarket.org
MAKE BELIEVE MIDNIGHT: FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION December 31, 6-8pm
The Lincoln Children’s Museum is the place for families on New Year’s Eve. This mini-version of the grown-up party includes music, party favors, a Bubble Wrap Stomp, a visit from Father Time and Baby New Year and an official countdown to the New Year that concludes with a ball drop and balloon shower at 8pm. Feel free to dress in your best party attire. Tickets are sold in advance. For more information, visit www.Lincoln ChildrensMuseum.org or call 402-477-4000.
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15th & K streets | 402-471-0448 | www.capitol.org Hours: Free guided tours leave from the north entrance (2nd floor) on the hour, except at noon. Weekdays, 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-4pm; and 1-4pm Sun., Closed Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas and New Year’s. The 14th floor observation decks open public hours, weather permitting. The State Capitol has been a constant in the lives of Nebraskans since it first towered over Lincoln, fondly thought of as the capital on the edge of the prairie. The Capitol Building is the perfect place to begin your tour of Lincoln’s attractions and learn Nebraska’s story. The interior of this must-see jewel tells Nebraska’s history through carvings, mosaics, paintings, sculpture, inscriptions and inlaid wood. Each artistic element contributes to the symbolic concept of this gem, voted one of the 10 most beautiful buildings in the world by a group of 100 architects. Constructed between 1922-1932, Nebraskans are proud that it was paid for when it was built at a cost just under $10 million. Designated a National Historic Landmark in October 1976, it is home to the only non-partisan one-house legislature in the United States.
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by Daniel Chester French The Lincoln Monument at the west entrance of the Nebraska State Capitol was created by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon ten years prior to their Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall In Washington, D.C. Dedicated at this location on September 2, 1912, Nebraska’s Lincoln Monument was commissioned to celebrate the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth and includes the Gettysburg Address inscribed in granite.
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by Louis Slobodkin The original plan for the Capitol included the broad avenues that lead in all directions of the building. Facing the west entrance of the Capitol at the opposite end of Lincoln Mall is a bronze statue of a young Abraham Lincoln. “The Rail Joiner” welcomes visitors to the Justice and Law Enforcement Center at 575 S. 10th Street. The original was sculpted by Louis Slobodkin, completed in the 1930’s and is displayed at the Department of the Interior in Washington D.C. The Sheldon Museum of Art received a plaster cast of the sculpture and the right to reproduce it. A community-wide effort, including a “Pennies for Lincoln” campaign by Lincoln school children, funded the placement of the statue.
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State Capitol BUILDING At 15 stories and 400 feet (121 m) tall, it is the second-tallest U.S. statehouse. It is the tallest building in Lincoln, and the third-tallest in the state. It is the heaviest building in Lincoln, as well as the heaviest capitol building of any sort in North America. There is an observation deck at 250 feet (76 m).
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Centennial Mall | 402-471-4754 www.NECentennialMall.org Cost: Free admission Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska’s Centennial Mall is one of the most frequently photographed and most recognized public places in the state. Countless citizens visit the seven-block public space that connects the State Capitol to the University of Nebraska. Built in 1967 to commemorate the state’s centennial anniversary, Nebraska’s Centennial Mall has functioned as a gathering area and rallying point for many different historic events and occasions. The Mall is currently under restoration and redesign. When completed, Nebraska’s Centennial Mall will celebrate the state’s natural and cultural heritage, provide durable accessible walkways and flexible spaces to accommodate a wide variety of activities and uses. Major features include the Capitol Fountain and Plaza featuring the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Plaza and Missouri River Fountain, the Platte River and Ogallala Aquifer Plaza area and the Sparking the Good Life Fountain and Plaza.
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500 Charleston Street | 402-476-4767 www.nebhalloffame.com | email@example.com Hours: 8am-4:30pm Mon.-Fri. Closed on Holidays Cost: Free admission If you’re looking for something different and want to catch a free glimpse of Nebraska’s storied athletic history, check out the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation’s Exhibit Hall. Located west of Memorial Stadium and north of Nebraska’s shared professional/college baseball stadium, the exhibit features a Wall of Honorees for the Hall of Fame’s golden and silver anniversary teams, plus Fischer Family Award winners, Gustafson Inspiration Award winners, Dominate Dynasties and Great Moments in High School Sports. Located inside the Nebraska School Activities Association building the exhibit hall has begun work on the third and final phase honoring individual athletes, coaches, officials and key contributors to the rich heritage of Nebraska high school athletics. “Honoring the past to inspire the future,” the Hall of Fame is the place to see to relive the importance of sport in Nebraska’s history.
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North of O Street between 21st & 22nd streets 402-441-8528 | www.lincolnparks.org/central_home Cost: Free admission Union Plaza is a place of discovery, gathering and celebration for all those who visit. The Park features four water features, a festival space, the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, a children’s discovery area, a pond plaza, outdoor plaza seating, a scenic overlook, outdoor amphitheater, bike trails and public art. Along with the overall concept of water, each block has more specific focus relating to nature and the essence of water. The O to P Street block focuses on natural ecological systems, which are seen through the themes for the murals installed on the retaining walls, as well as the pavement patterns which represent the dry stream beds that would have been present before Lincoln was established. The P to Q Street block has a community focus. The Jayne Snyder Trails Center provides amenities for trail users, space for public gatherings, restroom facilities and the 200 person Dickinson Dinsmore Graf Amphitheater. Murals between these two city blocks focus on community including Native American tribes and pioneers that settled in this area. Lastly, the Q and R Street block focuses on the flora and fauna of Nebraska. The Assurity Overlook is located on the south side of the block in the shape of an inverted vortex. It offers views along the channel as well as to the city, truly capturing the fact that Lincoln is an urban forest. The overlook is planted to show the juxtaposition of native and agricultural plant material and includes bioretention cells that collect and clean the storm water runoff. Two pieces of public art are in the P to Q Street block. Artist James Tyler’s Groundwater Colossus stands 12 feet tall and is on the west side of the park. This sculpture is meant to personify the Ogallala Aquifer that sits beneath it. Loudspeakers embedded in the head play both the sounds of trickling water and clanging metal which represents the impact that humans have on the environment. Artist Shannon Hansen’s Discover is on the east side of the park. When you stand back and peer through Discover, it frames the Capitol building.
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Vicinity of 7th & P streets | 402-435-7496 www.downtownlincoln.org Great restaurants, unique shopping and fun nightspots located among restored turn-of-the-century warehouses make this area sizzle with activity. Antique shops, art galleries, Pinnacle Bank Arena and the first microbrewery in Nebraska draw visitors day and night. The Historic Haymarket name comes from the original market square of 1867 where wagons, camping equipment and hay were bought and sold. In 1874 the city shifted the area a few blocks west and north and renamed it “Haymarket.” The spirit of the 1800’s flows into Bill Harris Iron Horse Park located on the north side of the historic Burlington Northern Railroad depot. A three-dimensional brick mural, “Iron Horse Legacy,” shows old locomotive Number 710 pulling the first train into Lincoln in 1870 on July 4th. A railroad themed children’s play area offer visitors a respite from the bustle of the city.
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1420 P Street | 402-477-4000 www.LincolnChildrensMuseum.org Hours: 9:30am-5pm Tues., Wed. & Fri.; 9:30am-7:30pm Thurs.; 1-5pm Sun. Closed most Mondays during the school year and on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day Cost: $8 per person; $5 for children age 1; $7.50 per Senior, 62+. Discounts for military and emergency responder personnel and families. Children under 1 & Museum Members are free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Group rates available. Prices noted are before tax. The Lincoln Children’s Museum is nationally known and features three floors of highly interactive and fun exhibits. The museum offers creative, handson experiences that foster learning through play for children and youth. Ranked among the top 20 children’s museums in the U.S., the Lincoln Children’s Museum features more than 40 exhibits including a three story apple tree, updated water, grocery and farm exhibits, an expanded Tiny Town of Imagination, plus a full-sized airplane, kid-sized prairie dog tunnels, Lunar Lander, Nebraska Husker sports center, fire department and Tot Town for our youngest visitors. Visit www.LincolnChildrensMuseum.org.
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1222 S 27th Street | 402-475-6741 www.lincolnzoo.org Hours: 10am-5pm daily, April 15 -Oct. 15 & Wed. until 8pm, June-Aug. Cost: Admission applies. Free for members. Train and pony rides available. Rated among the nation’s best zoos for children by Parent Magazine, the nationally award winning Lincoln Children’s Zoo is home to over 400 animals. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family. See over 40 endangered animals including the Humboldt penguin, Amur leopard and Matschie’s tree kangaroo. Plus, the world’s smallest monkeys (pygmy marmoset), ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats and more.
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For 25 years, Lincoln Children's Museum has been a magical place for children and families to explore and learn. It's a must-visit destination for out-of-town guests and a familiar favorite for locals. Make plans today to create, discover and learn through the power of play!
Cuckoo Construction Clock Tower
A whimsical, three-story clock tower to climb and enjoy!
Morrill Hall An exhibit exploring some of the strangest creatures ever to inhabit the earth
museum.unl.edu University of Nebraska State Museum South of 14th & Vine | UNL City Campus
A nature-inspired space dedicated to infants and toddlers that brings the outdoors inside!
Just south of 14th & Vine streets 402-472-2642 | www.museum.unl.edu Hours: 9:30am-4:30pm Mon.-Sat.; 1:30-4:30pm Sun.; Open until 8pm Thurs.; Closed major holidays. Cost: $6 for adults; $3 for children over 4 years old; $13 for families. Planetarium tickets: $6 adults; $4 children 18 and under. The life-sized bronze Columbian mammoth that greets visitors outside Morrill Hall, the region’s premier museum of natural history, provides a glimpse into our ancient past when these huge creatures roamed the Plains. The museum features world-famous Elephant Hall, where visitors can see the world’s largest mounted mammoth among the premier collection of fossil elephants. Visitors can also explore the hands-on natural wonders in the Marx Science Discovery Center and experience an immersive fulldome show in Mueller Planetarium. Other interesting exhibits include the Bizarre Beasts gallery; Jurassic Dinosaur Gallery; the “Age of the Dinosaurs” in the Mesozoic Gallery; Explore Evolution, which looks at current evolutionary science; the Hall of Nebraska Wildlife, a gallery of 16 dioramas with interactive exhibits; the Toren Gallery of Ancient Life, which depicts Paleozoic life; and the newly renovated First Peoples of the Plains Gallery which celebrates Native American cultures of the past and present. Other galleries display ancient weapons, African artifacts, Nebraska fossils and rocks & minerals.
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15th & P streets | 402-471-4754 www.nebraskahistory.org The Nebraska History Museum is closed for renovation and is expected to be closed throughout 2015. Visit their website for news about periodic public programs at the Nebraska State Historical Society headquarters building, 1500 R Street.
Exhibits • Events • Memberships Camps • Birthday Parties • Overnights LincolnChildrensMuseum.org
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Life is right in Lincoln because it is a city with tons of parks, trees, sporting events and what is promising to be a wonderful entertainment district. Very family friendly and great schools. - Kelly
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1523 N 33rd Street | 402-472-6549 | www.quiltstudy.org Hours: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.; 1-4pm Sun. May-Oct. Closed Mondays and major holidays; 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.; Closed Sun. & Mon. Nov.-Apr. (call or check website). Public guided tours at 11am Tues.Sat. and also at 1pm on Sat. Please prearrange for groups. Cost: $6 adults; $3 age 5-18; free, under age 5. Quilt House is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus and houses the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection. The more than 4,500 quilts date from the early 1700s to the present and represent more than 30 countries. Enjoy first-class exhibitions drawn from the collections, home quilt care information, and experiences for all ages.
JAMES ARTHUR VINEYARDS
INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER & MUSEUM
2001 W Raymond Road, Raymond, NE 402-783-5255 | www.jamesarthurvineyards.com Directions: From North 14th and Superior streets in Lincoln, take 14th Street north 7 miles, turn west on Raymond Road and continue for 2 ½ miles. Hours: April-Oct.; 10am-6pm Mon.-Thurs.; noon-9pm Fri. and Sat.; noon-6pm Sun.; Nov.-Mar.; 10am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; noon-9pm Sat.; noon-6pm Sun. You may not think of Nebraska as a winery state, but James Arthur Vineyards is one of the finest production facilities in the state and has put out the welcome mat to visitors. While at the winery, guests can enjoy specialty wines, cheeses, meats and breads in the peaceful setting of the Nebraska countryside or in the tasting room, which features a stone fireplace and an observation deck overlooking the production facility. Tours are offered through the vineyards via the walking trail or by surrey (trolley) ride by special arrangement. The facility is handicapped accessible and offers wine and related products for sale. James Arthur Vineyards now features a tasting room at the From Nebraska Gift Shop in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket. Enjoy JAV’s finest before dinner, a show at the Pinnacle or while simply checking out the best Nebraska has to offer in the store.
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11700 SW 100 Street, Denton, NE 402-797-2301 | www.springcreekprairie.org Directions: From I-80 take Exit 397 (Highway 77) south about 6 miles to W Denton Road (stoplight). Turn west and go 7 miles. At the four way stop in Denton, continue straight (west) for ½ mile to SW 98th Street. Turn south and proceed 3 miles. After the curves, you will see the mailbox and driveway on the left. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; 1-5pm Sat.-Sun. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Closed major holidays. Cost: $4/Adults; $3/Seniors, Students, and Persons 6-17 years; Children 5 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays for everyone. Experience the sights, sounds and beauty of the 850acre native tallgrass prairie preserve. Only 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln, the center offers prairie, wetland and woodland habitats; miles of walking trails; and a straw-bale constructed visitor center. Nineteenthcentury wagon trail ruts from the Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cutoff of the Oregon Trail are visible, for which the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. New interactive exhibits, opening in December of 2014, are designed to engage people of all ages in exploring the tallgrass prairie.
Lincoln is an excellent city for visual arts and the opportunities are endless. What’s not to love? - Kathy
38th & Holdrege streets 402-472-2828 | www.dairystore.unl.edu Hours: 8am-9pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-9pm Sat. & Sun. Closed: Major holidays – MLK Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Winter Break – (Uni. Shutdown) For Dairy Store Tour call 402-472-2973 For Catering call 402-472-2828 for anything from ice cream socials to meal catering. Taste the tradition of over 95 years of experience and quality. Small batch premium homemade gourmet cheese and ice cream are made right here on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. Stop by the East Campus Visitors Center and UNL Dairy Store. Look for the neon ice cream cone in the window.
850 acres–native tallgrass prairie sanctuary New interactive education exhibits Historic Oregon Trail Cutoff wagon ruts Visitor center * Miles of walking trails
11700 SW 100th St (3 miles S of Denton) Open year-round M-F 9-5, S-S 1-5 402-797-2301 Closed holidays springcreekprairie.org
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Visit www.quiltstudy.org for information about hours, admission and upcoming events.
Quilt House | UNL 1523 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 402-472-6549
SPRING CREEK PRAIRIE AUDUBON CENTER
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Limited Hours Attractions AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GERMANS FROM RUSSIA MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY 14 BB-5 FRANK H. WOODS TELEPHONE MUSEUM
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American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE
631 D Street | 402-474-3363 www.ahsgr.org Hours: 9am-4pm Mon.-Fri.; 1-4pm Sun.; Tours at 2pm Mon.-Fri., Sundays Apr.-Oct.. Group tours available. Tours of the outside buildings at 2pm. Cost: No fee. Visit the village, research In 1763, Russian Czarina Catherine the library and gift shop. Great invited German natives to settle along the Volga River. Many responded because of Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. the promises made to them. By 1870, many 631 D Street 402.474.3363 | www.ahsgr.org of the promises had run out or were being revoked by the Russian government and a mass migration began. The Germans from Russia were attracted to Lincoln and the Great Plains because of the climate and the agricultural societies. By 1914, more than one-third of Lincoln’s population was made up of these immigrants and their descendants. This unique museum is dedicated to preserving their culture and houses archives and special displays including a summer kitchen, all-faiths chapel, general store, cow barn, and blacksmith shop. A statue depicting the typical German-Russian immigrant family as they arrived in the Americas is located at the front of the museum.
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4730 South Street | 402-483-7551, ext. 16 | www.rollerskatingmuseum.com Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri. Closed holidays. Cost: Free. Donations are appreciated. Animals on skates? Motorized skates? Only in Lincoln will you find the world’s largest collection of roller skates and skating memorabilia. Travel through time to discover early skating, or “rinking”; all original skates, dating back to 1819. Skates, photographs, costumes, trophies, patent drawings, paintings, working organs, Roller derby, figure skating and more.
49th & Sumner streets | 402-481-3032 Directions: One block east of 48th Street on the north side of Sumner Street For more information on Fairview, or to schedule a tour, call 402-481-3032. Please schedule tours at least 48 hours in advance. William Jennings Bryan served two terms in Congress, was U.S. Secretary of State and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1896, 1900 and 1908. His historic residence has been restored to its early 1900’s grandeur. The house that once sat atop a hill and offered a “fair view” of the Prairie Capital and its adjacent farms has been incorporated into the Bryan Medical Center campus. The Bryan Museum, on the lower level, includes authentic displays and recordings.
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2047 M Street | 402-436-4640 Hours: 1-4pm Sun., or by appointment. Closed all holiday weekends. Guided tours available upon request. Call and leave a message. Someone will return a call to schedule your tour. Cost: No fee. Goodwill donations encouraged Experience communication antiquities and learn how the telephone transformed a segmented nation into one large community. View replicas of Alexander Graham Bell’s original telephones. See an impressive display of wooden wall and candlestick phones, as well as the colorful telephone sets of the “art deco” 50’s and 60’s. View the beauty and sparkle of the “Crown Jewels of the Wire”…the glass insulators. Harken back to a simpler time when the operator had to place your call and you shared your line with as many as ten other customers.
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LARSEN TRACTOR MUSEUM
1425 H Street | 402-471-3466 | www.governorsresidence.ne.gov Hours: 1-4pm Thurs. The Governor’s Residence is a modified Georgian Colonial home which was formally opened on March 17, 1958. Governor Anderson was the first resident. The home features 31 rooms, including 5 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces and a 3-stall garage. In 1997, 40 years after opening, the residence was restored to its original elegance with the help of many generous Nebraskans. The residence features a doll collection of the state’s first ladies in their inaugural gowns. A silver service from the battleship USS Nebraska, needlepoint chair cushions, custom woven carpets, beautiful summertime gardens and elegant reception rooms highlight the home. Please call 402-471-3466 to make reservations for groups of 10 or more.
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UNL East Campus | 402-472-8389 www.tractormuseum.unl.edu Directions: From 33rd and Holdrege streets go east two blocks. Turn north on East Campus Loop. Take 35th Street north to Fair Street Museum. Visitor parking in front of building. Hours: 8:30am-4pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-2pm Sat. Call ahead for large group tours. Cost: $3 donation suggested. The museum is located in the world famous historic 1920 Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory. Discover the approaching 100 year history of the Nebraska Tractor Test Law. Over 25 tractors are on display illustrating advancements in tractor testing technology. Original tractor test equipment and instrumentation are also on display.
Lincoln is the most giving city. You don’t just see it during the holidays, you see it all year round. FAIRVIEW MUSEUM
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12120 SW 142nd Street, Denton, NE 402-826-3567 or 402-430-3698 for appt. www.primecountrywinery.com Directions: Take I-80 or West O Street to Crete Exit, turn left on Nebraska 103, go 10 miles to Saltillo Road, turn left on 142nd Street (about ¼ mile). Or from southwest Lincoln take Hwy. 77 south to Nebraska 33 (Crete exit). Take that to 142nd Street. Turn right and go 4 miles. Hours: Jan.-Mar.: 1-5pm Fri.-Sun. Apr.-May: 1-6pm Fri.-Sun. Jun.-Oct.: 1-8pm Fri.-Sun.; 1-6pm Sat. Nov.-Dec.: 1-6pm Fri.-Sun. Enjoy the view from the hilltop overlooking the beautiful Denton Hills area and the 12,000 vine vineyard. Then enter into the modern tasting room and “taste the true taste of Nebraska.” All wines are produced, processed and bottled on site. All grapes are grown from their chemical free vineyard. No wine is bottled until it has aged at least 24 months. Nebraska cheeses and sausages are also available. Take a walking tour of the vineyard anytime. Tours of the production facilities are available by advance reservation. For special parties, call 402-430-3698.
DEER SPRINGS WINERY N-3
16255 Adams Street | 402-327-8738 www.deerspringswinery.com Directions: Eight miles east of Lincoln on the southeast corner of 162nd and Adams streets. Hours: 1-9pm Wed.-Sat.; 1-6pm Sun. The winery is located in a peaceful country setting just northeast of Lincoln. The wine tasting room inhabits the original family homestead house built in 1876. The farmhouse has been carefully renovated to reflect the charm and characteristics of the original structure while providing contemporary comfort and an atmosphere of country elegance. Sample a variety of wines made on the premises from Nebraska grown grapes and enjoy locally made breads and cheeses. The gift shop offers creative gift ideas and items for the occasional wine drinker as well as the wine connoisseur. Seating available indoors in the hearth room and picnic tables are available outdoors.
2361 Wittstruck Road, Roca, NE 402-328-3494 | www.wunderrosawinery.com Directions: Ten miles south of Lincoln off Highway 77, go east on Wittstruck Road to South 25th Street. Hours: 5-9pm Thurs.-Fri.; noon-9pm Sat.; 1-6pm Sun. They have a nice variety of wines, from dry to sweet, 14 total, with 7 award winning. They offer French bread, University of Nebraska Sausage, Jisa Cheese, Regular and Gluten Free crackers for snacks; or bring your own to enjoy outside. They have a large covered porch where you can enjoy wine & a great view of the Lincoln skyline and surrounding areas. Tours are available upon request. This is a great venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, etc.
PRAIRIELAND DAIRY, LLC G-7
1300 Pella Road, Firth, NE | 402-430-7385 www.prairielanddairy.com Tour hours: 9am & 11am Tues., Thurs., & Fri. Tours of Prairieland Dairy are by appointment only. Minimum of 10 people are required. Special arrangements can be made for groups of 35 or more. Cost: $2.00 per person. There is nothing we like more than showing people around the farm! Did you know dairy cows drink 25-50 gallons of water every day and eat 90 pounds of food every day? Each hour 600 gallons of milk are produced? And, a full grown Holstein cow weighs between 1,100 and 1,500 pounds. Come visit them. Schedule a tour by visiting www.prairielanddairy.com or call 402-430-7385.
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THOMAS P. KENNARD HOUSE 13 CC-4
1627 H Street | 402-471-4764 or 800-833-6747 www.nebraskahistory.org Hours: By appointment only. Closed all state holidays. Cost: $3 for adults, children under 18 free with accompanying adult. Dedicated as the Nebraska Statehood Memorial in 1968, the Kennard House is the oldest standing structure in Lincoln’s original plat. At the 1869 Italianate home of Nebraska’s first Secretary of state, Thomas P. Kennard, you will learn about the excitement of creating a new state capital, and see the formality of Victorian lifestyles. The oldest residence in Lincoln has been restored to the 1870’s era. Group tours available. Call today to book your “Tour of Yesterday.”
It’s a big city that’s small in size and big in heart. - Dan
Join us! Deer Springs Winery is Lincoln’s award winning winery & is located in a quiet country setting just minutes away from the city at 16255 Adams Street. Our wines are produced on the premises from grapes grown in our own vineyards or by local Nebraska wine grape growers. Enjoy sampling our uniquely expressive wines in the charming ambiance of our Tasting Room. For more information about our wines visit us at www.deerspringswinery.com
3110 West Branched Oak Road | 402-783-2875 www.windcrestwinery.com Directions: From 14th & Superior streets, 7 miles north on 14th Street, Left on Raymond Road 3 miles, Right on NW 27th Street 1 mile, Left on W. Branched Oak Road 0.3 miles Hours: 3pm-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-9pm Fri.-Sat.; noon-9pm Sun. Join them throughout the year and spend time in the tasting room sampling a wine selection that is sure to please every palate. Relax on the patio overlooking the majestic view of nearly five acres of French hybrid grapes growing on a rolling northward slope.
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402.327.8738 16255 Adams Street | Lincoln, NE
Art Galleries & Art Museums BURKHOLDER PROJECT BB-3
719 P Street | 402-477-3305 www.burkholderproject.com Hours:10am-4pm Tues.-Fri.; 10am-2pm Sat. (Farmers’ Market Hours: 9am-3pm) The Burkholder Project houses 40 studios and four galleries that feature new shows monthly. You are invited to visit the studios where you can see art in progress, as well as finished works. Many art forms are represented and include painting, glass, pottery, photography, batik, sculpture, jewelry. In addition, be sure to check out Gallery Ally to the west of the Burkholder Project. It has been transformed into a pedestrian walkway, with more artwork and incredible lighting!
ELDER GALLERY K-3
Rogers Center for Fine Arts | Nebraska Wesleyan University 50th & Huntington Avenue | 402-465-2230 Hours: 10am-4pm Tues.-Fri.; 1-4pm Sat.-Sun. Closed Monday and school holidays. Call for show schedule. Elder Gallery, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, is Nebraska Wesleyan University’s premiere exhibition space for visual art. Recently renovated, Elder Gallery hosts several shows each year, exhibiting the work of students and faculty as well as invitational and juried selections from international artists. Please ask for Connie Thorson, firstname.lastname@example.org or David Gracie, email@example.com.
GALLERY 9 PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS AFFILIATION BB-3
124 S. 9th Street, Suite 4 | 402-477-2822 www.gallerynine.com Hours: 10am-5pm Wed.-Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. Featuring some of the area’s best contemporary art and fine crafts. Monthly First Friday Openings are held 6:30-9:30 pm. Limited meeting space available for groups by arrangement. For a complete gallery listing of member artists and current and upcoming featured shows, visit their website.
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GREAT PLAINS ART MUSEUM 20 BB-3
1155 Q Street | 402-472-6220 www.unl.edu/plains/great-plains-art-museum Hours: 10am-5pm Tues.-Sat.; 1:30-5pm Sun. Closed Mondays and major holidays, and between exhibits. The Great Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection consists of bronze sculptures, works on paper and photographs featuring art of the American West and Native American Art. The museum also hosts many traveling exhibitions and works by contemporary artists with special emphasis on the Great Plains Region. The library contains an impressive 7,500 volumes, consisting of several Western novels and many other fiction and nonfiction books about the West and the Great Plains.
LUX CENTER FOR THE ARTS K-3
2601 N 48th Street | 402-466-8692 | www.luxcenter.org Hours: 11am-5pm Tues.-Fri.; 10am-5pm Sat.; 11am-8pm First Fridays LUX Center for the Arts is the place where creativity and community meet. The LUX is Lincoln’s non-profit visual arts center. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the Lincoln community by providing exceptional learning opportunities in contemporary art, craft and design. The LUX provides art classes for children, youth, and adults and hosts exhibitions of artists’ works from Nebraska and around the country. Through Art Van deLUX, we provide art-making workshops and classes to at-riskyouth, cancer survivors, low-income schools and senior citizens. Making art helps the mind, body and spirit. The LUX is committed to being the arts organization where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. Call 402-466-8692 or visit us on the web at www.luxcenter.org.
Discover the Arts in Lincoln! ArtScene.org
SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART AND SCULPTURE GARDEN 9 CC-2
12th & R streets | University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus 402-472-2461 | www.sheldonartmuseum.org Hours: 10am-8pm Tues.; 10am-5pm Wed.-Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. Closed Mondays and major holidays Cost: Free admission Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects focusing on American art including works by Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Aaron Douglas, Edward Hopper, Jun Kaneko, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, and Mark Rothko. The museum, designed by noted architect Philip Johnson, adjoins a sculpture garden featuring more than 30 monumental works.
Special Interest Galleries Call ahead recommended
EISENTRAGER HOWARD GALLERY BB-2
Stadium Drive & T street | University of Nebraska, Richards Hall, First Floor http://arts.unl.edu/art/facility/eisentrager-•howard-gallery Hours: 12:30pm-4:30pm Mon.-Fri. during exhibitions. Call 402-472-5522 in advance to confirm hours. The gallery presents exhibitions to year round. Exhibitions include the work of regional, national and international artists as well as UNL students, alumni and faculty.
ELOISE KRUGER GALLERY BB-2
10th & R streets | University of Nebraska Architecture Hall, First Floor-West 402-472-3560 | www.krugercollection.unl.edu Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri. Closed UNL holidays. The collection contains nearly 20,000 pieces of miniature scale furniture and accessories documenting interior design history. Free self-guided public exhibition. Tours are available by appointment.
Lincoln is strong and lovable because of the people. – Gail
12th and R Streets University of Nebraska–Lincoln Admission is free. www.sheldonartmuseum.org
MICHAEL FORSBERG GALLERY BB-3
100 N 8th Street, Suite 150 | 402-477-5030 888-812-3790 | www.michaelforsberg.com Hours: Mon. by appointment; 11am-5pm Tues.Fri.; First Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm (through Oct. 11) and 10am-5pm (after Oct. 11) Award-winning conservation photographer Michael Forsberg’s images are a dramatic witness to the awesome spirit of the wide-open spaces and the amazing creatures of this place we call the Great Plains. Forsberg’s images can be found in homes, businesses, health care facilities and museums and in publications around the world. They offer photographic prints (framed and unframed) canvases, metal prints, and acrylic face mounts; posters; art cards; calendars, signed copies of Forsberg’s award-winning books: Great Plains-America’s Lingering Wild, On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America, Have You Seen Mary? and The Nebraska Landscape; and the original Great Plains-America’s Lingering Wild documentary.
NOYES ART GALLERY AND STUDIOS BB-3
119 S 9th Street | 402-475-1061 www.noyesartgallery.com Hours: 10am-5pm Mon.-Sat.; 10am-9pm First Friday Extended hours in Nov. & Dec.; also open by appointment Opening reception the first Friday of each month, 6:30-9pm (Open to the public) The gallery presents 60 artists’ new original art each month located in 4 gallery rooms and 9 studios. Art classes and workshop are available.
ROBERT HILLESTAD TEXTILES GALLERY J-3
UNL East Campus Home Economics Building, second floor, on 35th Street just north of East Campus Loop off Holdrege Street 402-472-2911 | www.textilegallery.unl.edu Hours: 8:30am-4pm Mon.-Fri. Closed between exhibitions and holidays A gallery devoted to the exhibition of textiles from art to apparel, from the East to the West, from past to present and from emerging artists to the acclaimed. Call for dates of exhibits or visit their website.
Nearby Attractions STRATEGIC AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Exit 426 | 30 minutes east on I-80, next to Mahoney State Park 402-944-3100 | www.SASMuseum.com Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s. Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors (65+), $11 Active/Retired Military, $6 children 4-12, Free under 4. Where the thrill of discovery awaits you! Home to one of the largest collections of military aircraft in the world and the kids Science Zone is packed with interactive activities.
Now with more than a million gallons of wonder. Plan your visit to TripAdvisor’s #1 Zoo in the U.S. featuring the newly renovated Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium.
E.T. MAHONEY STATE PARK
Exit 426 | 30 minutes east on I-80 402-944-2523 | www.OutdoorNebraska.org Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a park for all seasons. Open year-round there are many activities for each season to entertain you, including overnight cabin and lodge room accommodations and camping sites. Seasonal activities include Family Aquatic Center, Ice Skating Rink, Activities Center, horseback trail rides, playhouse theater, fishing, hiking and biking. State park permit is required.
Turn your car window into the nature channel. Open April–October from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Nebraska’s I-80, Exit 426. For more information call (402) 944-WILD or (402) 733-8401, or visit WildlifeSafariPark.com.
Drive. Hike. Explore.
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HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA
8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 402-223-3514 | www.nps.gov/home Directions: 45 minutes south on U.S. 77. Located four miles west of Beatrice on Nebraska Highway 4. Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Special events take place throughout the year. Contact park for more information. Cost: No admission charge. The Homestead Heritage Center, a world-class facility, offers an award-winning film and National Homesteading Museum that looks at homesteader life and the evolution of the Homestead Act and its impact on people today. Nearby is the Palmer-Epard Cabin, an original homesteader cabin furnished with pioneer artifacts. The Education Center often hosts special programs and temporary exhibits. The Freeman School, a one-room prairie schoolhouse, is ¼ mile west of the Education Center. Over 2.5 miles of self-guided trails traverse 160 acres of restored tallgrass prairie and burr oak woodland. In late summer prairie grasses up to 9 feet high give visitors a sense of the Great Plains as the settlers saw them. Many special events take place throughout the year. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
ARBOR LODGE STATE HISTORICAL PARK
2300 2nd Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 402-873-7222 | www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov Directions: 50 minutes southeast on Nebraska 2. Hours: The park grounds/arboretum/gardens are open from 8am to sunset year-round. A state park entry permit is required and available on the website or inside the mansion. Mansion hours: 11am-5pm daily, mid-April to end of October. Call ahead for schedule changes or to arrange special group tours. Cost: $5, adults; $2, ages 3-12; 2 and under, free. (Subject to change) Learn about the Morton family’s historical contributions. This 72-acre hilly, wooded land near Nebraska City was part of the estate of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. Trees were a central interest of Morton. He imported trees from all over the world in order to test their suitability to create windbreaks on the great plains. The house is surrounded by 270 varieties of trees and shrubs, including gardens, apple orchards, and acres of oaks, maples, chestnuts, and pines, including at least 10 state-champion trees. The grounds and the Morton Mansion were donated to the State of Nebraska in 1923 by Joy Morton to be preserved as a monument to his father. Joy Morton founded the Morton Salt Company.
There are over 100 miles of trails, which are great for running, biking and walking! In addition, there are a number of great recreational activities during all four seasons. I love Lincoln! - Brett
outdoor ADVENTURES In the past century, Lincoln’s park and recreation system has grown to become one of the best in the nation. Everyday countless people of all ages enjoy Lincoln’s 125 parks, 128 miles of trails, seven recreation centers and five public golf courses. A quality parks and recreation system is fundamental to youth development, active living, neighborhoods and families, community events and economic development. We want to inspire you to enjoy the opportunities we offer and understand the value parks bring to our community’s quality of life.
ANTELOPE PARK J-5
23rd & N streets | 33rd & Sheridan Boulevard 402-441-7847 Take time to smell the roses. Antelope Park is a particularly beautiful park offering extensive facilities, including rose gardens, Sunken Gardens, fountains, statues, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, a recreation center, a play center, a golf course, trails system, tennis courts, swimming pool and several playground areas. This park appears to be several parks as it is bisected by many streets. Antelope Park Playground, at Memorial Drive in Antelope Park, is accessible for all children.
SUNKEN GARDENS 16 EE-5
S 27th & D streets | 402-441-8267 The garden is beautiful terraced garden featuring thousands of annuals, reflecting ponds, a waterfall, paved pathways with donated engraved concrete pavers that memorialize special people and events, restrooms and an ornate gazebo. The gardens are ADA accessible.
VETERANS MEMORIAL GARDEN 30 EE-5
East of Auld Recreation Center at 3200 Veterans Memorial Drive | 402-441-7847 More than 21 memorials and over 4,600 donated “Bricks of Remembrance” honoring veterans of foreign wars. The memorials include World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Pearl Harbor, Airborne, Air Force, Coast Guard, Disabled Veterans, Ex-Prisoners of War, K-9 Corps, China-Burma-India, Medical, Purple Heart, Military Women, Special Forces, Merchant Marines, Seabees, Naval Armed Guard and Tuskegee Airmen/ Buffalo Soldiers.
AGER PLAY CENTER EE-5
1300 S 27th Street | 402-441-6788 Hours: Sessions change seasonally. Call for current times. Cost: There is a minimal charge for everyone over 1 year old, including adults. Ager Play Center is an active play place for younger people and where play has a purpose. This center has a large play structure designed for people three years old and under four feet tall-48.” The height and age restriction are firm. On the outside of the structure there is additional play equipment: a “track” on which the small patron can ride trikes, be pulled/pushed in vehicles and wagons or just be mobile. Everyone can use the track for walking. There is a concessions area with vending machines for snack time. The TODDLER area is for children who aren’t three years old. This area even has a small ball pool similar to the large structure as well as age specific activities and toys.
HAZEL ABEL PARK CC-5
For a comprehensive listing of all Lincoln Parks & Recreation facilities, visit: www.lincoln. ne.gov/city/parks/parkfacilities
18th & E streets | 402-441-7847 Hours: Sunrise to 11pm This quaint, Victorian-inspired style park includes a gazebo, fountain, play area and benches all surrounded by an ornate cast iron fence. It is tucked away in Lincoln’s historic Near South neighborhood and transports visitors to the calm nostalgic times of days gone by.
PIONEERS PARK NATURE CENTER 21 G-6
3201 S Coddington Avenue | 402-441-7895 Hours: Park open daily until sunset. Nature Center hours: 8:30am-5pm Mon.-Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Silence, peace and beauty are among the wonders of the 1,100acre Pioneers Park on the southwestern edge of Lincoln. The Nature Center, in the southwest corner of the park, features eight miles of walking trails through native Nebraska prairie grasses, woodlands and wetlands. A herd of bison, elk, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, hawks and owls are exhibited in their natural Nebraska habitat along the Nature Center trails. The Prairie Building houses a gift shop and additional exhibits with emphasis on the prairie. The Chet Ager Building has animals and exhibits depicting woodland and wetland habitats. Surrounding the Nature Center Buildings are an herb garden, children’s garden, bird garden and prairie gardens. The Thomas Hudson Cabin, built in 1863 is the “oldest dwelling in Lancaster County” and the Depression Era District 113 Cunningham School, known as the Heritage School. This one room school house is where Lincoln Public School 4th grade students attends school for a day to learn about the daily lives of Nebraska Pioneers. Learn more at parks. lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.
Putting people in touch with nature
Pioneers Park Nature Center
Preserving 668 acres of prairie, wetlands and woodlands. Providing hiking trails, birding, hands-on & animal exhibits.
3201 South Coddington 402-441-7895 Open Daily, Free Admission
WILDERNESS PARK H-5 TO I-7
1st & Van Dorn streets | 27th & Saltillo Road | 402-441-7847 Lose yourself in nature. Lincoln’s largest park, Wilderness Park, covers more than 1,475 acres and features over 22 miles of bridle, hiking and biking trails. The trails begin in southwest Lincoln at South 1st and Park Boulevard, with additional parking areas at South 27th and Saltillo Road, South 14th and Rokeby Road and approximately South 1st and Pioneers Boulevard, Old Cheney Road and Calvert Street. The Jamaica North Trail goes through the park stretching 6 1/2 miles and connecting with the Homestead Trail south of Saltillo road, going to Beatrice.
HOLMES PARK AND LAKE L-5
70th & Normal Boulevard | 402-441-7847 The man-made lake is the center feature of Holmes Park and is a Lincoln favorite for non-motorized boating, picnicking and fishing. The park also offers ball diamonds, a playground, a golf course and Hyde Memorial Observatory. In winter, part of the lake is cleared of snow for ice skating and sledders fill the hills.
Arboretums The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is a remarkable network of arboretum sites, parks, historic properties and other public landscapes working together to enrich lives through the beauty and wonder of plants. The statewide network includes over 90 affiliated sites, 14 of which are in the Lincoln area. For information about NSA visit their website at www.arboretum.unl.edu or for a guide to Lincoln’s Public Garden’s, call 402-472-2971.
ALICE ABEL ARBORETUM K-3 Nebraska Wesleyan University 5000 Saint Paul Avenue | 402-465-7530
DOWNTOWN LINCOLN ARBORETUM
66 square blocks downtown | 402-441-0020
SOUTH RIDGE VILLAGE J-7 S 29th & Pine Lake Road
LINCOLN CHILDREN’S ZOO EE-5
TAYLOR PARK NEIGHBORHOOD K-4
330 Park Vista Street | 402-489-3006
JOSHUA C. TURNER ARBORETUM K-6
Union College 3800 S 48th Street | 402-486-2536
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKALINCOLN BOTANICAL GARDEN AND ARBORETUM 12 garden areas on both City and East campuses 402-472-2679
WYUKA CEMETERY J-4 3600 O Street | 402-474-3600
List of Community Gardens 1) Oak Lake Evangelical Free Church 3301 N 1st Street
1222 S 27th Street | 402-475-6741
2) Goodwill Industries 2100 Judson Street
LINCOLN REGIONAL CENTER ARBORETUM H-5
3) Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, 5750 S 40th Street
West Prospector & Folsom Streets | 402-471-4444 by appointment
4) Salvation Army, 2625 Potter Street
LOWER PLATTE SOUTH NRD J-4
5) Northeast United Church of Christ 6200 Adams Street
MAYOR’S WATER CONSERVATION TASK FORCE GARDEN I-3
6) Mustard Seed Garden, Rosemont Alliance Church, 2600 N 70th Street
3125 Portia Street | 402-476-2729
2021 N 27th Street | 402-441-5930
7) 30th & Dudley Streets
NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL CC-4
8) 28th & U Streets
1445 K Street | 402-471-0491
PIONEERS PARK NATURE CENTER G-6
3201 S Coddington Avenue | 402-441-8708
9) 1st & L Streets 10) 2nd & Garfield streets and Community CROPS’ office 11) 14th & Hudson Streets
PRAIRIE PINES ARBORETUM N-3 N 112th & Adams Streets | 402-472-6626
12) United Lutheran Church, 5945 Fremont Street
SUNKEN GARDENS EE-5
13) Southminster United Methodist Church, 2915 S 16th Street
Southwest corner of 27th & Capital Parkway 402-441-7847
Golf Challenge yourself at one of Lincoln’s many picturesque golf courses. For general information, call the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department at 402-441-7847 or visit http://parks.lincoln.ne.gov/golf. Call individual courses to arrange tee times or for other specific information.
City Golf Courses
Public Golf Courses
HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE 5 G-2
CROOKED CREEK GOLF CLUB 2 N-4
5501 NW 12th Street | 402-441-6081 www.highlandsgolfcourse.net 18-hole, par 72 course Opened in 1993, this is the newest of the city courses. Highlands is a links style course and stern test for all playing levels.
HOLMES PARK GOLF COURSE 8 K-5
3701 S 70th Street | 402-441-8960 www.holmesparkgolfcourse.com 18 holes, par 72 course Opened in 1977, this course can be a relaxing challenge or a good test of ability.
JIM AGER MEMORIAL JUNIOR GOLF COURSE 9 J-5
3761 Normal Boulevard | 402-441-8963 www.agergolf.com 9 holes, par 27 course This course opened in 1967 and was donated to the youth of Lincoln. Everyone can enjoy a round at this gem of par 3’s.
MAHONEY GOLF COURSE 11 L-3 7900 Adams Street | 402-441-8969 www.mahoneygolf.net 18 holes, par 70 course Opened in 1973, this is one of the area’s most refined courses.
PIONEERS GOLF COURSE 13 F-5 3403 W Van Dorn Street | 402-441-8966 www.pioneersgolf.com 18 holes, par 71 course Opened in 1930, Pioneers is one of the oldest public courses in the Midwest. An 18 hole test with grass bunkers and large trees await golfers.
HIDDEN VALLEY GOLF CLUB 4 N-7
10501 Pine Lake Road | 402-483-2532 www.hiddenvalleylincoln.com 18 holes, par 70 This layout sprawls across a lush, tree-lined valley and two slopes southeast of Lincoln. A creek meanders across the course to feed two ponds, which come into play on several of the imaginatively designed holes.
HIMARK GOLF COURSE 7 M-6
8901 Augusta Drive | 402-488-7888 www.himarkgolf.com 27 holes, all 3 courses are par 36 This course offers a spectacular 27-hole layout and is open year round to the public. HiMark is located in southeast Lincoln and has been voted the “Best Greens in Lincoln” and is perfect for all skill levels. The facilities include a seasonal golf lounge and two banquet rooms perfect for groups of all sizes.
LINKS AT LINCOLN 16 H-2
375 Fletcher Avenue | 402-476-1012 9 holes course The Links is an affordable luxury golf club with a challenging 9 hole regulation golf course and use of the Clubhouse Grill, Club Room, game room, fitness center and golf shop.
PINE LAKE GOLF AND TENNIS 12 L-7
6601 S 84th Street | 402-488-7105 www.lincolnpinelakegolf.com 9 holes, par 3 course Pine Lake is a challenging par 3 course that offers reasonable rates and a family atmosphere.
14) Antelope Park Church of the Brethren, 3645 Sumner Street 15) 46th & Pioneers Boulevard
333 S 134th Street | 402-489-7899 www.crookedcreekgolfclub.co 18 holes, par 72 Crooked Creek boasts an outstanding 18-hole championship golf course with five sets of tees to choose from for varied difficulty.
WILDERNESS RIDGE GOLF CLUB 14 I-7
1800 Wilderness Woods Place | 402-434-5106 www.wildernessridgegolf.com 27 holes, par 71 Wilderness Ridge is the most unique golf course in the state. Granite boulder-lined ponds and streams, waterfalls, bent grass fairways, more than 6,000 trees and a 37,000 square foot log and stone lodge clubhouse create a fantastic resort style golfing experience. Featuring an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole executive track, Wilderness Ridge is home to the Nebraska Golf Academy, Lincoln’s only year-round practice facility and home to the University of Nebraska Golf Teams.
STAR CITY SHORES J-6
ABBOTT TENNIS CENTER L-1
7600 N 70th Street | 402-464-2255 www.abbottsports.com The ultimate tennis experience in Lincoln features three year-round climate controlled courts and 12 additional outdoor courts. Lincoln’s only facility with free year-around indoor/outdoor court time. Abbott was recognized as the 2008 Nebraska Tennis Association’s Facility of the Year. Participate in in-house leagues or sharpen your strokes and skills with one of the certified teaching professionals. A full-service clubhouse features an elite fitness center, men’s and women’s dressing rooms, lounge and Pro Shop is available. There is also climate controlled baseball fields.
WOODS PARK TENNIS CENTER J-4
33rd & J streets | 402-441-7095 www.woodstenniscenter.com Woods offers leagues for juniors and adults of all ages and ability levels; lessons for juniors and adults, beginners and advanced players; cardio tennis-heart pumping fitness for adults of all ability levels; junior team tennis; tournaments, events, and neighborhood gatherings; and open court time. Open to the public, no membership required. 15 premium surfaced, asphalt courts, six are covered for indoor play during cold or inclement weather. Stop by for a free tour.
Public Tennis Courts WILDERNESS RIDGE
YANKEE HILL COUNTRY CLUB 15 K-7
7600 San Mateo Lane | 402-421-1700 www.yankeehillcc.com 18 holes, par 72 Located in south Lincoln, Yankee Hill is one of the finest semi-private golf clubs in the state. The 18-hole championship golf course features seven lakes and a large waterfall that cascades through part of the course. With five sets of tees, the golf course offers a wide variety of distances that will appeal to the beginner golfer, challenge the expert golfer and anything in between.
There is no charge to play at the other city-managed courts, which are scattered around town at 24 sites (parks and high schools). Some courts are lighted. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has 30 outdoor courts open to the public – 24 on City campus, six on East Campus; most are lighted. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Union College and Southeast Community College also have courts.
Swimming Outdoor public swimming pools are generally open at 1pm through the summer, weather permitting. Pool season is Memorial Day weekend to the 2nd Sunday in August. For a listing of neighborhood pools, call Lincoln Parks and Recreation at 402-441-7847. No swimming is allowed in the lakes in city parks. Information regarding pool hours and admissions is available at park.lincoln.ne.gov.
27th & Highway 2 | 402-441-6670 Hours: Open seven days a week 12:30-8pm This family water park features zero-depth entry, creating a shoreline effect and boasts two big slides, water sprays, special areas for small children, family dressing rooms and ample concessions area. A special feature is sand volleyball courts. The facility is open Memorial Day Weekend.
HIGHLANDS AQUATICS CENTER G-2
5511 NW 12th Street | 402-441-7800 Hours: Open seven days a week 1-8pm Mon.- Fri.; 1-6pm Sat.- Sun.
Ice Skating Outdoor rinks are prepared by the Parks and Recreation Department throughout the ice skating season. They are open for public use until 11pm each night. Call 402-4417847 after 9:00am. to inquire about ice conditions.
HOLMES LAKE L-5
70th & Normal Boulevard, East portion
OAK LAKE PARK H-4
Charleston Street & Sun Valley Boulevard
LINCOLN STARS ICE BOX 32 I-3
2000 N 48th Street | 402-441-7834 Hours: Open seven days a week 1-8pm Mon.- Fri.; 1-6pm Sat.- Sun. We open Memorial Day Weekend. Zero-depth entry, fully accessible facilities, drop slide and other amenities are available. This is an outdoor, seasonal facility.
1800 Transformation Drive | Innovation Campus 402-474-7827 | www.lincolnstars.com The Ice Box, home to the Lincoln Stars is a 200 x 85-foot NHL regulation skating rink. The Lincoln Stars, a USHL hockey team, play a 32 home game schedule from September-April. Call or visit the website for game schedule, tickets, information on group nights and fundraising. Public Skating is open from October-April. Visit the website for schedule and fees.
THE RAILYARD 45 BB-3
UNIVERSITY PLACE K-3
Lincoln is home to USA Roller Sports and the National Museum of Roller Skating. A roller skating rink and an ice skating rink are available to the public as well as two skate parks.
PETER PAN SKATE PARK J-4
3250 X Street | 402-441-7847 Hours: Skating permitted during daylight hours only. Fees: No fee. Peter Pan is an outdoor, modular unit skate park. Posted rules and regulations apply.
SKATE ZONE K-4
300 N 48th Street | 402-466-6767 www.skatezonerocks.com Hours: Open evenings and weekends, hours vary. Fees: Prices vary. Public roller skating is available.
TIERRA SKATE PARK J-6
27th & Tierra Drive | 402-441-7847 Hours: Daylight Hours only. Fees: No Fee This is an outdoor, modular skate park. Posted rules and regulations apply.
Canopy & R streets 402-477-6767 | www.canopyst.com Hours: 4-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 4-10pm Fri.; 10am-10pm Sat.; noon-7pm Sun. Fees: No fee. Skate rental is available. Lincoln’s downtown ice skating rink is in The Railyard entertainment district. The 4,200 sq. ft. rink is surrounded by restaurants and public market vendors.
Sledding Pioneers Park is a beautiful winter park with a ramp for sledding. The park is open 7am to sundown in winter. However, when the snow cover is adequate for good sledding, the ramp area is lighted and open for use until 11pm.
Cross Country Skiing Lincoln parks offer a great diversity of terrain. Two excellent parks for cross country skiing are Wilderness, 15 miles of tree-lined trails, and Pioneers, with large stands of wooded areas and challenging slopes. Park areas are open 7am to sunset. Because of the danger to turf, no skiing or sledding is allowed on city golf courses.
Astronomy & Space Shows
ABBOTT MOTOCROSS PARK L-1
ADVENTURE GOLF CENTER K-7
MUELLER PLANETARIUM 7 CC-2
7600 N 70th Street | 402-464-2255 Open 4 days a week for riding – call track hotline for weekly schedule 402-413-0234 or visit website www.abbottmx.com. The Abbott Motocross Facility features three motocross tracks and off road riding trails. The main track is 1.5 miles long and 30 ft. wide. This track features doubles, tabletops, rhythm-sections, rollers and off-camber corners. The vintage track consists of natural terrain and rolling hills. There is also a minitrack open to youth riders on 50cc or 65cc motorcycles or ATVs. Competitive events held throughout the year.
Fishing & Water Sports Salt Valley lakes offer fishing for channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, bullhead, carp and other species, along with boating, jets skiing, swimming, camping and day-use. A state park permit is required at state recreation areas (SRA). Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 and over at all areas. To learn more, or ask about 1-day and 3-day fishing licenses, visit www.OutdoorNebraska.org or call Nebraska Game and Parks at (402) 471-0641.
Hunting For specific dates and fee information call the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at 402-471-0641.
NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER J-2
4703 N 44th Street | 402-471-6141 www.OutdoorEdCenter.org This youth and family-friendly complex features walk-in ranges for archery and firearm shooting as well as a variety of educational programming to build outdoor skills. Instructors and shooting equipment are available at the facility; three reservable meeting rooms and kitchen facilities can be used for meetings and events, along with an outside archery range. Can accommodate group of all sizes in this large, four-season facility. Check their website for hours, classes and events.
56th & Old Cheney Road | 402-421-2254 Hours: mid-Mar. through mid-Oct. Get your competitive juices going in a family-friendly atmosphere with two 18-hole courses; six batting cages, an arcade and a clubhouse with snack bar.
Get Lost in Fun!
CHAMPIONS FUN CENTER I-3
1555 Yolande Avenue | 402-434-7066 www.championsfuncenter.com Hours: Winter: 10am-10pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 11am-10pm Sun. Summer: 10am-11pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10ammidnight Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm Sun. Champions Fun Center is the place for fun family entertainment. Enjoy their mini golf course, batting cages, water wars, 4-story free fall, go-karts, adventure challenge, 70+ arcade/redemption games, pizza & fun food, open bowling & cosmic bowling featured Thursday through Sunday nights.
CJ’S LINCOLN PAINTBALL
16500 SW 14th Street, Martell, NE 402-464-2769 | www.cjspaintballpark.com CJ’s is where the fun begins and the paintball never ends. In business 25 years; Now featuring low impact paintball for players 8 years of age to 80 years young. Great for Birthday party’s, Church functions, Bachelor Party’s or get together and relieve some tension. We now have online booking and waivers on our web site, We offer group discounts check our Website cjspaintballpark.com.
LASER QUEST L-4
6802 P Street | 402-465-5522 www.laserquest.com Hours: Summer: 2-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 2-10pm Fri.; noon-10pm Sat.; 1-7pm Sun.; Winter: 6-9pm Wed.-Thurs.; 5-11pm Fri.; noon-11pm Sat.; 1-7pm Sun. Open Monday and Tuesday for group reservations only. Cost: Visit Laserquest.com. This laser-zapping adventure offers an exciting 21st Century combination of tag and hide and seek in a multilevel maze and swirling fog. Laser Questers use completely safe red laser beams to score points by tagging the targets on their opponent’s equipment. Upon completion, each player receives a computer printout of his or her score. It is fun for all ages. Laser Quest is located in East Park Plaza Shopping Mall.
Kids of any age will have Funtastic time 8431 Cody Drive, Lincoln, NE 15th and Yankee Hill
LINCOLN LASER TAG I-2
6600 N 27th Street | 402-476-4824 www.lincolnlasertag.com This fun, family-friendly facility has a dual-level arena with multiple types of games that are enjoyable for all ages. You can play an array of video games to win tickets that can be redeemed for prizes. A family friendly snack bar with kid friendly choices available. Check their website for hours, rates and specials. Let the game begin.
LOST IN FUN I-7
8431 Cody Drive (Yankee Hill Road & 15th Street) 402-261-0440 | www.lostinfun.com Hours: 10am-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-9:30pm Fri.-Sat.; 11am-8pm Sun. “An outdoor playland…indoors!” Come play and get Lost in Fun with us. We have playsets, inflatable jumpers, outer space foam pit, basketball, video games, fun gym, laser maze, toddler area and a snack bar. We are a 3 years winner in Lincoln’s Choice Award for Best Place for Kids Parties, 7 years winner for Best Amusement in Lincoln. Lost in Fun is fun for all ages. Party rooms are available.
Located in the University of Nebraska State Museum, just south of 14th & Vine streets 402-472-2641 | www.spacelaser.com Cost: $4 adults (19+), $3 children 18 and under. Ticket prices are in ADDITION to regular museum admission. Family rates available. Planetarium full-dome experiences run Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings in winter and Tuesdays through Sundays in summer. During UNL home football Saturdays, no shows will be playing. See website for individual schedules and family rates. The planetarium is a dark environment with loud sounds during shows. It is NOT recommended for children who may become upset in such conditions.
HYDE MEMORIAL OBSERVATORY L-5
Holmes Park (South entrance) 402-441-7094 | 402-441-7895 www.hydeobservatory.info Cost: Free. Astronomy programs are offered on Sat. evenings (call ahead for schedule); telescope viewing when weather permits.
Trails Lincoln’s extensive trail system has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. More than 128 miles of trails are available for walking, hiking, running, biking and rollerblading. Most are paved. The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District has a limestone trail along Salt Creek, from Calvert Street to Rosa Parks Way. The NRD also maintains MoPac East, east of 84th Street. Pioneers Park and the trails around the Nature Center offer a variety of activities for visitors with a variety of interests, from hiking through well landscaped parts of the park to exploring areas of prairie, woodlands and wetlands. For more information on local trails, go to www.lincoln.ne.gov keyword trails.
I love having all four seasons here! – Jenny
Lincoln Campgrounds Lancaster Event Center M-3
4100 N 84th Street 402-441-6545 | www.lancastereventcenter.com 200 pad sites.
Lincoln’s Camp-A-Way H-2
200 Campers Circle (1st & Superior streets) 402-476-2282 | 402-866-719-CAMP www.campaway.com Lincoln’s Camp-A-Way has 93 full hook-up sites with water, electricity, sewer and cable hook-ups with on-site Wi-Fi access as well as 10 primitive campsites. The facility also has a heated and airconditioned bathhouse, outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, rec room, convenience store and laundry room. There are free weekly activities..
Near Lincoln Area 402-471-0641 | www.ngpc.state.ne.us A state permit is required at the following State Recreation Areas
2 ½ miles west of Sprague
4 miles west of Raymond, 3 miles northeast of Malcolm
1 ½ miles north of Denton
2 miles east & ¾ mile south of Kramer
2 miles north & 1 ½ miles west of Emerald
1 ½ miles south & ½ mile west of Hickman
LINCOLN TRAIL SYSTEM
2 miles east of Hickman
Legal forms of gambling in Nebraska range from Keno and pickle cards to horse racing and bingo, to state lotteries and Powerball. Generally, you must be 19 years old to gamble, but 18-year-olds can buy pickle cards and play bingo.
BIG RED KENO
Keno is played by picking up to 20 numbers and placing bets in multiples of $1. Twenty numbers are drawn from a total of 80. Winnings depend on the bet and how many of your numbers match the numbers drawn. Big Red Keno’s main site is Big Red Keno Sports Bar and Grill at 955 W. O Street, 402-434-7777, but games are offered through a televised computer link-up at a variety of Lincoln locations.
Several local non-profit groups offer bingo games. Cost per card generally ranges from $5 to $25, and games pay $50 to $75 in prizes, plus a sizeable jackpot.
Pickle cards are sold at night spots and liquor stores throughout the city for 25 cents to $1 each, generally with a portion of the proceeds benefiting non-profit groups. Payoffs available immediately from the seller, range from 25 cents to $1,000 dollars.
The Nebraska Lottery sells Scratch and Lotto tickets through a retailer network of more than 1,200 locations statewide, ranging from convenience stores to supermarkets and from service stations to cafes. Tickets may not be sold in establishments licensed for consumption of alcohol on premises. Players must be at least 19 years old. Nebraska Lottery retailers pay prizes up to $500, but amounts above this must be redeemed at one of six claim centers. Prizes above $20,000 must be redeemed at Nebraska Lottery Headquarters in Lincoln. For more information, visit the Nebraska Lottery on the web at www.nelottery.com or call 402-471-6100.
SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
Lincoln Race Course Winner’s Circle Sports Bar & Grille located at 7055 S 1st Street is the only establishment in Lincoln which is licensed to offer wagering on Live and Simulcast horse racing. From simple straight Win, Place, or Show (picking the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place horse) bets, to Exacta, Trifecta, and other exotic wagers, betters can play the ponies regardless of experience level. Simulcast wagering is offered every day on thoroughbred horse races at tracks nationwide. In addition, the facility currently hosts an annual one-day Live Meet featuring wagering on Nebraska-bred thoroughbreds racing for the Finish Line. Special celebrations are held on the sport’s biggest race events, including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Think about buying a Nebraska Lottery ticket while you’re in Lincoln. Whether you play Lotto or Scratch, it’s just another way to have fun while you’re here. nelottery.com Must be 19. Please play responsibly. Problem Gambling Help Line: 800-522-4700.
www.eagleraceway.com Directions: 12 miles east of Lincoln on U.S. 34 (10 miles south of I-80 Greenwood Interchange on U.S. 63) Ticket information: 402-781-2243 or office 402-238-2595 Track: one-third mile dirt Season: Apr.-Sep. Races weekly Sat. nights. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for youth, 5 and under free. Higher for special events. Handicapped accessible. Home of the RaceSaver Sprint 1/3 Mile Nationals.
NEBRASKA RACEWAY PARK
www.neracewaypark.com Directions: 20 minutes east of Lincoln off I-80 at Exit 420 Ticket information: 402-342-3453 or 402-6593301 Track: Comprised of the following facilities: I-80 Speedway - Half-mile semi-banked dirt oval Little Sunset Speedway – Eighth-mile dirt oval for Go-Karts Season: I-80 Speedway season runs mid-April to mid-September. Little Sunset Speedway features a variety of child and adult go-kart divisions and the Soaring Edge Motocross Park features MX racing from April to September as well as a weekly MX practice schedule. I-80 Speedway also hosts numerous special events featuring Super Late Models and ASCS Sprint Cars throughout the season. A NASCAR track where Carl Edwards calls home. Cost: Check website for pricing.
www.marcustheatres.com | 402-441-0222
THE GRAND BB-3 11th & P streets (14 screens)
EAST PARK 6 THEATRE L-4 66th & P streets (6 screens)
SOUTHPOINTE CINEMA J-7 27th & Pine Lake Road (6 screens)
EDGEWOOD 6 THEATRE K-6 56th & Highway 2 (6 screens)
JOYO THEATER K-2
6102 Havelock Avenue | 402-464-5696 This 75 year old theater hosts a variety of events including movies, both old and new.
MARY RIEPMA ROSS MEDIA ARTS CENTER CC-3
313 N 13th Street | 402-472-5353 | www.TheRoss.org This media arts center features two screens, state-ofthe-art technology including Digital Cinema Projection systems, a research library, film storage archive, office and concessions stand.
I can just ride my bike or walk downtown to catch a unique show produced by Lincoln creatives in creative spaces. - Andrea
40th & Old Cheney N 27th & Kensington Open until 9 p.m. every day www.linccare.org 86th & Holdrege
Get in. Get out. Get Better. LIED CENTER
Stages HAYMARKET THEATRE BB-3
803 Q Street | 402-477-2600 www.haymarkettheatre.org Specializing in children’s performance classes throughout the year, including two-and three-week summer performance camps. The Haymarket Theatre also features Mainstage series and hosts a variety of local performance groups.
LINCOLN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 19 K-5
2500 S 56th Street | 402-489-7529 www.lincolnplayhouse.com Shows are designed to entertain, educate, amuse and inspire all ages. The playhouse features main stage productions and family theater. Children and youth education programs are available.
HOME FOR THE ARTS Broadway, Comedy, Classical Music, Theater, Dance & More!
Girls! Glamour! Gershwin! “WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!” New York Magazine
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
11th & R streets | 402-472-3376 For tickets: 402-472-4747 Located on the UNL city campus, KRH, with a main floor and balcony, seats 850 audience members.
LIEDCENTER.ORG | 402.472.4747 MCDONALD THEATRE K-3
LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS & LIED CENTER’S JOHNNY CARSON THEATER 10 BB-2
51st & Huntington Avenue | 402-465-2384 www.nebrwesleyan.edu Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 300- seat mainstage theatre complex is located in the Elder Memorial Theatre Center.
301 N 12th Street | 402-472-4747 www.liedcenter.org Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, the Lied Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility known internationally as a top 100 performing arts center. The Lied Center programs marquee artists in every art form ranging from top Broadway musicals to contemporary dance and the most in-demand orchestras in the world. Visit LiedCenter.org for the full season schedule and brochure.
LINCOLN ASSOCIATION FOR TRADITIONAL ARTS (LAFTA) BB-4
504 7th Street 402-580-8656 | www.lafta.net LAFTA is in its 34th season of presenting the finest singer/songwriter, folk and acoustic music performances in Lincoln. Main stage concerts are at the 7th Street Loft at 7th and K streets in the south Haymarket. House concerts showcase talented artists in an intimate setting
ROCOCO THEATRE CC-3
140 N. 13th Street | 402-476-6540 www.rococotheatre.com The Rococo Theatre, restored to its 1929 condition, is Lincoln’s high-end concert venue that provides the intimate setting for the region’s best entertainment, live on stage. It’s also the perfect venue to host your wedding or special event.
THE STAGE THEATER
225 Locust St., Hickman, NE | 402-512-1808 www.thestagetheater.com The Stage Theater is a 501(c)3, non-profit Community Theater located in Historic Downtown Hickman. It’s mission is to create a genuine, inclusive, and artistic community that produces an exceptional theater experience. The Stage strives to create a community built through collaboration in the production of professional-quality entertainment.
Johnny Carson School of Theatre &Film
carsonschool.unl.edu Tkts: 402-472-4747
PHOTO BY JEREMY DANIEL
KIMBALL RECITAL HALL BB-2
Broadway’s Hilarious New Musical Comedy
UNIVERSITY THEATRE, NEBRASKA REPERTORY THEATRE, THEATRIX-UNL CC-2 Howell, Studio & Lab Theatres
12th & R streets | 215 Temple Building Ticket office 402-472-4747 Main office 402-472-2072 www.unl.edu/rep www.carsonschool.unl.edu The UNL Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film has three production programs: University Theatre, the academic year main stage with faculty directors, faculty/upper-level student designers and student actors; Theatrix, the academic year second stage completely run by students; and the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, a regional professional summer theatre.
TADA THEATRE BB-3
The Creamery Building | 701 P Street, Suite 203 402-438-TADA (8232) | www.tadatheatre.info The TADA Theatre produces award-winning professional theatrical productions as well as stand-up comedy, cabarets and more.
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The legal drinking age in Nebraska is 21. In Lincoln, liquor can be sold (for both onsite and off-site consumption) - Off Sale, (package) Monday-Sunday, 6 am – 1am; On Sale (liquor by the drink) is from 6am - 2am. The following listing includes night spots offering entertainment. NAME
5560 S 48th Street
Live bands Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
1412 O Street
Live music Wed., Thurs., Sun.
Duggan’s Pub BB-4
440 S 11th Street
Local rock & blues bands Fri.-Sat.; free music on Wed.
901 O Street
Local, regional & national bands 5-7 nights/week.
350 Canopy Street,
Cappy’s Hot Spot Bar & Grill K-6 www.cappysbar.com
Duffy’s Tavern CC-3 www.duffyslincoln.com
KARAOKE These bars host karaoke, generally one or two nights a week.
Beacon Lounge BB-3
311 S 11th Street
Big Sal’s Bar & Grill J-4
838 N 27th Street
Thurs. & Sun.
Down the Hatch H-2
5601 NW 1st Street
Duffy’s Tavern CC-3
1412 O Street
Duggan’s Pub BB-4
440 S 11th Street
Tues. & Sun.
El Matador Lounge I-3
1620 Cornhusker Hwy
Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.
JAZZ & BLUES
70th & A streets
Wed. & Sat.
MoJava Café K-3
1101 W Bond Street
2649 N 48th Street, Suite D
Luckie’s Lounge H-3
Live jazz, blues and folk music Fri.-Sat., 7-9 pm
Merle’s Food & Drink
8250 W O Street
Zoo Bar CC-3
136 N 14th Street
Lincoln’s nationally recognized nightspot offers music at least five nights a week; blues, rock, jazz, reggae & bluegrass artists.
6600 W O Street
Sun. country dance night anchored by Sandy Creek Band.
6600 W O Street
Home base of Bobby Layne Orchestra; Big band every Wed. Swing music the first Thurs. of the month.
201 N 8th Street
Held every Thurs. - Sat., seating at 7 pm, show at 9 pm.
Playmaker’s Bar & Grill H-5
640 W Prospector Court
Ramo’s Pizza & Pub K-5
2435 S 48th Street
Thurs., Sat. & Sun.
Randy’s Grill & Chill K-4
4947 Holdrege Street
Pla Mor Ballroom F-4
1401 O Street
Tack Room I-3
1445 Cornhusker Hwy
Wed. - Sat.
Tam O’Shanter DD-3
105 S 25th Street
Breweries EMPYREAN ALES BB-3
210 N 7th Street | 402-434-5959 www.EmpyreanBrewingCo.com Hours: 8am-5pm. Mon.-Fri.; Free Public Tour and Tasting: 7pm on first non-holiday Monday of each month (except November and December). In 1990 it began with a dream, believing that hand-crafted, fullflavored beer could be made in the great state of Nebraska. Today, Empyrean Brewing Company remains the oldest and largest craft beer brewery in the state. With six, year-around brands, four seasonal and a dozen limited styles, Empyrean Brewing Company produces 10,000 barrels of microbrews annually.
BLUE BLOOD BREWING CO. H-5
500 W South Street Suite #8 | 402-477-2337 (BEER) firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: 4pm-8pm Thurs.-Fri.; 12pm-8pm Sat. Blue Blood Brewing Company was founded on the premise of a great friendship and love of great beer and has been proudly producing beers since December 2011. Blue Blood Brewing Company is proud to use only the finest ingredients from around the country, including fantastic hops grown right here in Nebraska by Rhynalds Hop Growers in Prague.
PLOUGHSHARE BREWING CO. CC-3
1630 P Street | 402-438-6556 www.ploughsharebrewing.com Hours: 4 pm-midnight Mon.-Sun. Kitchen closes at 10 pm The brewery identity authentically reflects Nebraska history….homestead ideals of hard work, self-sufficiency, simple pleasures and wholesome refreshment. Fresh beer in many styles made in house. Tours available.
BIG BAND Pla Mor Ballroom F-4 www.plamorballroom.com
DUELING PIANOS Brewsky’s Haymarket BB-3 www. brewskys.com
SCHILLINGBRIDGE CORK & TAP HOUSE H-1
575 Fallbrook Blvd, Suite 109 | 402-904-7161 www.schillingbridgecorkandtap.com Hours: 11am-11pm Sun, Tues-Thurs; 11am12am Fri-Sat; closed Mon A unique destination that straddles the lines between restaurant and bar and brewery and tasting room. They feature their own house brands of craft beer along with the award-winning handcrafted wines produced at SchillingBridge Winery in Pawnee City, Nebraska. The food menu continues this fusion with the SB beverage products included in creative and imaginative ways.
ZIPLINE BREWING CO. G-4
2100 Magnum Circle, Suite 1 | 402-475-1001 www.ziplinebrewing.com Taproom Hours: 3-8pm Wed & Thurs; 3-9pm Fri; 1-9pm Sat. Zipline Brewing Co is a microbrewery in Lincoln, Nebraska focusing on hand-crafted Brave New Brew for beer lover everywhere.
Misty’s 3930 Village Drive J-6 Misty’s 3235 Havelock Avenue K-2 Misty’s 200 N 11th Street BB-3 402-476-7766 | www.modernmonks.com Beers brewed using the traditional styles of the medieval monasteries. Beers truly worthy of indulgence. So raise a glass to these monkish souls, who took an oath of perfection and a vow of flavor.
GATE 25 BB-3
BREEZY ISLAND BB-3
300 Canopy Street, Suite 140 | 402-261-0084 www.gate25lnk.com Hours: 11am-2am Mon.-Sun. This upscale bar and restaurant serves those looking to enjoy the amenities offered in the entertainment district. Gate 25 features “shareplates,” smaller dishes that are meant to be shared with dining companions, as well as a menu of modern American cuisine offering daily lunch and dinner specials, specialty cocktails, wine and beer.
350 Canopy Street, Suite 120 | 402-770-9200 www.the-doughnut-hole.com Hours: 7am-Sell out Mon.-Sat.; 9am-Sell out Sun. Located at 350 Canopy Street in the public market and also at 1314 O Street in the Lincoln Flats building, serving up Stumptown coffee and fresh doughnuts using the highest quality ingredients possible. Coffee & lattes are available at both locations.
BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS BB-3
MAIZE POPCORN CO. BB-3
THE DOUGHNUT HOLE BB-3
350 Canopy Street, Suite 150 | 402-904-5283 Hours: Food Served 11am-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 11am-10pm Fri.; 7am-10pm Sat.; 7am-9pm Sun. Drinks Served Late Night Located on the first floor of the Railyard, Longwells serves delicious barb-a-que foods, and have plenty of beer and a 45’ TV and other big screen TVs! 350 Canopy Street, Suite 200 | 402-261-9464 www.buffalowingsandrings.com Hours: 11am-12am Mon.-Thurs.; 11am-1am Fri.-Sat.; 11am-12am Sun. “Wings may be serious business, but the people who eat them always seem to have a good time.” Our servers and staff want nothing more than to help you discover new tastes and flavor combinations. Whether its our famous wings and rings, the perfect beer pairing or giving you BW&R’s bold take on burgers, sandwiches and salads. We’ve made Buffalo Wings & Rings the kind of inviting place where friends and family like to get together, watch a game and share stories over the best wings and rings anywhere.
A new taste is always on the menu.
350 Canopy Street, Suite 120 | www.breezyislandice.com Hours: 3:30-8pm Mon.-Thurs.; 3:30-10pm Fri.; 11:30am-10pm Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. True to the island of Hawaii our flavors have been handpicked for quality and use only the finest ingredients, no high fructose corn syrups here. In addition to shaved ice, and inspired by the daiquiri bars of Florida, Breezy Island Ice plans to also offer an assortment of frozen adult beverages.
350 Canopy Street, Suite 220 | 402-805-4785 www.vegalincoln.com Hours: 5pm-2am Mon.-Sat.; By Appointment only on Sundays Vega offers guests a modern and inviting atmosphere in a comfortable setting. In addition to premium live music 4-5 nights a week, it offers a full-service bar, specialty cocktails and an innovative dining menu.
350 Canopy Street, Suite 120 www.maizepopcornco.com Hours: 11am-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-10pm Fri.-Sat. A wide variety of gourmet popcorn made fresh daily, Maize popcorn Co. provides an array of sweet selections and treats. Maize Popcorn Co. is the perfect place to find an assortment of gourmet popcorn, assorted roasted nuts and fountain drinks.
Historic Haymarket FARMERS MARKET Mid-May until Mid-Oct. Saturdays, rain or shine 8 am-noon
Canopy Lofts – First Floor HIRO 88 BB-3
601 R Street, Suite 100 | 402-261-9388 www.hiro88.com Hours: 11am-10pm Sun.-Tues.; 11am-12am Wed.-Thurs.; 11am-1am Fri.-Sat. Hiro strives to meet the best of both worlds, offering both cooked Asian cuisine as well as sushi. Currently with two Omaha locations, Lincoln is Hiro’s third restaurant. They have received accolades such as Wine Enthusiasts Award of Excellence.
MELLOW MUSHROOM BB-3
601 R Street, Suite 110 | 402-261-3362 www.mellowmushroom.com/store/lincoln-west-haymarket Hours: Open Daily at 11am For 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to-order in and eclectic, art-filled and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is local-owned and operated with a unique feel focused around customer service and high quality food.
JIMMY JOHNS BB-3
601 R Street, Suite 120 | 402-261-6100 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops is unlike any sub shop in the industry; no games or gimmicks, just old-fashioned, homemade sandwiches.
EL MARIACHI BB-3
601 R Street | 402-261-6854 www.elmariachitacocantina.com Located in the Canopy Lofts building facing the arena, El Mariachi Taco Cantina is a Mexican restaurant with the authentic Mexican tacos and other Latin American dishes served with a variety of homemade hot sauces, Mexican beers and margaritas.
Historic Haymarket VINCENZO’S RISTORANTE BB-3 One of Nebraska’s best Italian restaurants
808 P Street | 402-435-3889 | www.vincenzos-ne.com Hours: Lunch: 11am-2pm Mon.-Fri.; Dinner: starting at 5pm daily Vincenzo’s features delectable pastas, chicken, veal, steaks and seafood.
BUZZARD BILLY’S BB-3
Authentic “Made from Scratch” Cajun Cuisine
247 N 8th Street, Suite 101 | 402-475-8822 www.buzzardbillys.com Hours: Apr.-Oct.: 11am-10pm Sun.-Wed.; 11am-11pm Thurs.-Sat.; Oct.-Apr.: 11am-9pm Sun.-Mon.; 11am-10pm Tues.-Thurs.; 11am-11pm Fri.-Sat. Located in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket, Buzzard Billy’s specializes in Cajun and Creole specialties, serving up alligator, Jambalaya, Gumbo and many southern recipes. They also feature Nebraska steaks and Buffalo meat, as well as seafood, chicken, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Try the ultra-cool, ultra-retro martini lounge in the basement, the Starlite Lounge.
IVANNA CONE BB-3
THE OVEN BB-3
701 P Street | 402-477-7473 | www.ivannacone.com Hours: Noon-10:30pm Mon.-Thurs.; Noon-11pm Fri.-Sat.; 1-10pm Sun. (Hours limited Fall/Winter) Lincoln’s one and only old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda fountain features super premium homemade ice cream and desserts.
201 N 8th Street | 402-475-6118 www.theoven-lincoln.com Hours: 11:30am-2pm Mon.-Sat.; 5:30-9:30pm Sun.-Thurs.; 5:30-10:30pm Fri.-Sat. This Lincoln favorite serves up northern Indian cuisine. Their menu includes seafood, lamb and lots of vegetables. You will be entertained by live music Sunday and Thursday. The Oven Cellar, inside lower level, features a Haymarket Wine Bar, open Fri. & Sat. 4:30pm – 12:30am
Ice cream like your mom made
JTK RESTAURANT BB-3 French Bistro in the Haymarket
201 N 7th Street |402-435-0161 www.jtkrestaurant.com Hours: Lunch: 11am-1:30pm Mon.-Sat.; Dinner: 5pm-Close Mon.-Sat. Located in the Haymarket in the historic Lincoln Station, JTK offers diners a distinctive ambiance. The menu reflects French Bistro foundations while focusing on the use of superior quality ingredients and refined culinary techniques.
LAZLO’S BREWERY & GRILL – HAYMARKET BB-3 Great food and hometown brew
710 P Street | 402-434-5636 Take Out: 402-434-5637 www.lazlosbreweryandgrill.com Hours: Serving Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week This Lincoln landmark features casual dining and creative comfort foods grilled over a live hickory fire, award-winning house-brewed ales, children’s menu, happy hour specials, and private dining options for parties and meetings. Lazlo’s is downtown Lincoln’s premier dining spot in the Historic Haymarket.
MAGGIE’S VEGETARIAN CAFE BB-3
Farm-to-table vegan and vegetarian selections
311 N 8th Street | 402-477-3959 www.maggiesvegetarian.com Hours: Open for breakfast & lunch: 8am-3pm Mon-Sat. Since 2000, Maggie’s Café has been proudly serving organic, handcrafted vegetarian and vegan fare. We are a trusted source for organic, farm-to-table, non-GMO, seasonal vegetarian cooking. We are committed to sustainable agriculture by buying from our local farmers and producers. Maggie’s Avocado Melt Wrap was featured in Food Network Magazine as best sandwich in Nebraska. Maggie’s L.O.V.E =Local, Organic, Vegetarian, Ethical.
Lincoln’s premier Indian restaurant
RODIZIO GRILL BB-3
Savor the Abundance of Flavor
737 P Street | 402-480-7475 www.rodiziogrill.com Hours: 4:30pm-9pm Mon.-Wed., 11am-9pm Thurs. & Sun., 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat. A parade of gauchos holding three-foot skewers of meat grilled over an open fire and carved tableside is the traditional steakhouse concept of Brazil. A delicious salad bar featuring an abundance of authentic Brazilian salads and side dishes rounds out the traditional churrasco meal.
Downtown BILLY’S RESTAURANT CC-4
Exciting cuisine in an historic residence
1301 H Street | 402-474-0084 www.billysrestaurant.com Hours: Lunch: 11am-2pm Mon-Fri ; Dinner: 5pm10pm Mon.-Sat. Named after William Jennings Bryan, Billy’s Restaurant is making history one plate at a time! Billy’s offers an exceptional dining experience in a historic setting. Built in 1887, the “Noble-Dawes House” gives a fascinating glimpse into a grand era in U.S. history. Entrée specialties include steak, lamb, duck, seafood and delicious vegetarian dishes accompanied by wine and spirits. Buffets served on Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving. 5-Star Rating by Open Table.
BLUE ORCHID BB-3 Lincoln’s Thai Restaurant
129 N 10th Street | 402-742-7250 Hours: Lunch-11:30am-2pm Mon.-Sat.; Dinner- 5-9:30pm Sun.-Thurs.; 5-10pm Fri.-Sat. Beautiful food presentation, excellent tasting food and great service is what awaits you at the Blue Orchid. It is located in the Grand Manse in downtown Lincoln.
GREEN GATEAU BB-3
American Contemporary Cuisine
330 S 10th Street | 402-477-0330 www.greengateau.com Hours: 11am-2pm and 5-9pm Mon.-Fri.; 8am-9pm Sat.; 8am-3pm Sun. The Green Gateau is a locally owned full service restaurant open for 21 years featuring American contemporary cuisine. They proudly serve 100% Aged Black Angus Beef, fresh seafood and pasta, as well as creative entrée salads and signature sandwiches. Treat yourself to our homemade desserts and our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and full bar. Lincoln’s best brunch served every weekend. They are a Lincoln Landmark restaurant. Reservations accepted.
A little bit of New York in Nebraska
1434 O Street | 402-475-5556 www.lazzarispizzalincoln.com Hours: 11am-10pm Mon.-Wed.; 11am-2:30am Thurs.-Sat.; Closed Sunday Authentic New York style pizza, pasta and calzones are featured.
MISTY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE BB-3
MISTY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE K-3
GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY K-4
200 N 11th Street | 402-476-7766 www.mistyslincoln.com Hours: 11am-9pm Mon.-Thurs.; 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat.; 5:30pm-9pm Sun. For over fifty years Misty’s in Historic Havelock has been Lincoln’s favorite place for steaks and prime rib. In 2003, Misty’s downtown opened adding quality hand-crafted ales to their fine menu. Top quality products and excellent service are the driving force behind this Lincoln landmark.
6235 Havelock Avenue | 402-466-8424 www.mistyslincoln.com Hours: 11am-10pm Mon.-Thurs.; 11am-11pm Fri.-Sat.; 4pm-10pm Sun. For over fifty years Misty’s in Historic Havelock has been Lincoln’s favorite place for steaks and prime rib. Top quality products and excellent service are the driving force behind this Lincoln landmark. Meeting rooms, banquet space and on and off-site catering.
6150 O Street | 402-466-1900 | www.gcfb.net Hours: 11am-midnight Mon.-Thurs.; 11am-1am Fri.-Sat.; 9am-10pm-Sun. You can enjoy a wide variety of unique and traditional, made-from-scratch dishes, along with handcrafted micro-brewed beers. Our service is second to none.
Great steak, prime rib and handcrafted ales
Your window to Mexico
317 S 17th Street | 402-475-1048 www.ticosoflincoln.com Located downtown, Tico’s has been serving Lincoln’s finest Mexican food for over 30 years. Enjoy entrees such as the Ticoritto, Chimichango, Chile Rellenos and Fajitas. Try the famous margaritas or select a beverage from the full bar. Mexican Brunch available on from 11am-2pm on Sunday. Take-out, catering and private party room available.
North Home of the ORIGINAL Buffalo Chicken
2300 Judson Street | 402-477-1175 www.spikesbbg.com Hours: 11am-1am Mon.-Sat.; noon-1am Sun. You can choose from the Big Kahuna Nachos to any of the specialty pizzas or go lighter with fresh salads or gourmet wraps. Other features of Spike’s include 12 lighted outdoor and 4 indoor volleyball courts, beer garden, over 20 big screen TV’s, billiards, darts and an overall great family atmosphere.
THE STEAK HOUSE J-3
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East GRISANTI’S L-4 Celebrate Italian
6820 O Street | 402-464-8444 | www.grisantis.net Hours: 11am-9:30pm Mon.-Thurs.; 11am10:30pm Fri.-Sat.; 11am-9pm Sun. Grisanti’s is a locally-owned Italian restaurant that focuses on fresh, homemade food and great service. Come celebrate great Italian food with us!
MAZATLAN MEXICAN RESTAURANT L-4
The welcoming atmosphere of Mexico
SPIKE’S BEACH BAR & GRILLE I-3
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Steak and prime rib cooked to perfection
Lincoln’s landmark steak house for over 60 years
3441 Adams Street | 402-466-2472 www.thesteakhouselincoln.com Hours: 11am-9pm Mon.-Thurs ; 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat.; 5pm-9pm Sun. The Steak House is Lincoln’s “Landmark” steak house since 1949, serving 21-day naturally aged Midwestern beef, grilled to perfection. The menu also includes seafood, chicken, pasta and pork entrees.
211 N 70th Street | 402-464-7201 Hours: 11am-10pm Mon.-Sat.; 11am-9:30pm Sun. Mazatlan is the best authentic Mexican food in town as well as great Margaritas. Carry-out available.
PARKER’S SMOKEHOUSE K-4 Smokin’ Good
8314 O Street | 402-467-5110 www.parkerssmokehouse.com Hours: 11am-9pm Sun-Thurs.; 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat. Parker’s features award-winning BBQ ribs, brisket, rotisserie chicken. Dine-in, take-out, catering and party room available. Visit the website for menus, videos and directions.
It’s all about great people and great food!
Made from scratch Mexican
321 N Cotner Boulevard | 402-466-9111 www.lapazmexican.biz Hours: 11am-10pm Mon.-Sat.; 11am-9pm Sun. We feature cozy, casual dining with made-from-scratch Mexican food. LaPaz was voted Best Mexican Food in Lincoln the last 12 years.
PIZZA RANCH M-2 Country’s Best Chicken
8420 Lexington Ave | 402-261-8039 www.pizzaranch.com Hours: 11am-10pm Seven days a week Pizza Ranch offers a wide selection of pizza, salad, chicken, potatoes, vegetables and desserts in a unique buffet-style environment. Dine-in, carry-out or let us deliver hot and fresh food to your door.
Lincoln has a rawness to it that can’t be found in most cities. It feels young and fresh. – Christian
FIREWORKS RESTAURANT M-6
CARMELA’S BISTRO & WINE BAR L-6
5750 S 86th Drive | 402-434-5644 Take Out: 402-434-5645 | www.fireworksrestaurant.com Hours: Serving Lunch & Dinner, 7 days a week This casually cool restaurant proves that nothing enhances the flavor like a live hickory fire. Its grill, rotisserie and oven are all fueled by hickory wood. One of East Lincoln’s premier dining venues, it features a children’s menu, house-brewed ales, premium wines, a world-class selection of spirits, happy hour specials, a three-seasons patio and private dining options for parties and meetings.
70th Street & Pioneers Boulevard | 402-489-0005 www.carmelasbistroandwinebar.com Hours: Lunch: 11:30am-1:30pm Mon.-Fri.; noon-2pm Sat.; Dinner: 5pm-Mon-Sun. Brunch: 10:30am-2pm Sun. Carmela’s Bistro & Wine Bar, Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 2011, 2012, & 2113. With now over 300 different types and varietals of wine we are sure that we can find a vino which you will truly love. Come and try our fabulous American cuisine with delicious steaks, pastas, fresh seafood and much more. Our desserts are made from scratch in house daily. Open 7 days a week for your enjoyment.
THE OVEN EAST L-6
Lincoln’s premier Indian restaurant
A celebration of wood-fired cooking!
LAZLO’S BREWERY & GRILL – SOUTH K-6
Great food and hometown brew
5900 Old Cheney Road | 402-323-8500 Take Out: 402-323-8501 www.lazlosbreweryandgrill.com Hours: Serving Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week This popular restaurant features casual indoor and outdoor dining, creative comfort foods grilled over a live hickory fire, award-winning house-brewed ales, happy hour specials, a children’s menu and private dining options for parties and meetings.
THE PARTHENON K-6
4111 Pioneer Woods Drive | 402-488-8368 www.yourvenue.net Hours: Dining Room:11am-10pm Mon.-Sat.; Lounge: 11am-11pm Mon.-Wed.; 11am-1am Thurs.-Sat.; Happy Hour Daily 4pm-6pm Our team of chefs put together a diverse lunch and dinner menu with daily specials to keep your Venue experience new and fresh. Enjoy American Continental cuisine with an ethnic influence. The menu features dry aged meats, fresh seafood, brick oven specialty pizzas, superb soups, salads, pasta and succulent desserts. Venue offers three private dining rooms and full service catering, on and off site.
The local arts venues are incredible! With places like the Lied Center, you can see artists from around the world with a drive across town! – Donavan
Steak and prime rib cooked to perfection
3940 Village Drive | 402-466-8424 www.mistyslincoln.com Hours: 3pm-9pm Mon.-Tue.; 11am-9pm Wed.-Thurs.; 11am-10-pm Fri.-Sat.; 10am-9pm (prime rib brunch buffet from 10am-2pm) Sun. For over 50 years Misty’s has been Lincoln’s favorite place for steaks and prime rib. Top quality products and excellent service are the driving force behind this Lincoln landmark.
SHEN CAFÉ J-7
Award winning Chinese food
4101 Pioneer Woods Drive | 402-488-0650 www.theoven-lincoln.com Hours: 11:30am-2pm Mon.-Sat.; 5:30-9:30pm Sun.-Thurs.; 5:30-10:30pm Fri.-Sat. This Lincoln favorite serves up northern Indian cuisine. Their menu includes seafood, lamb and lots of vegetables. You will be entertained by live music Sunday and Thursday. Drink, Dine, Gather
MISTY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE J-7
Lincoln’s only authentic Greek restaurant
5500 S 56th Street | 402-423-2222 www.theparthenon.net Hours: 11am-10pm Sun.-Thurs.; 11am-11pm Fri. & Sat. The Parthenon features Greek food at its best with an extensive wine list, specialty drinks and heavenly desserts, from a Gyro or Mousaka to vegetarian entrées, seafood and steaks. Casual dining with an outdoor patio is available.
South AURA J-7
Drink, Dine, Stay
2500 Tamarin Ridge Road | 402-858-0111 (inside the Holiday Inn Southwest) Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: 6am-10pm Mon.-Thurs.; 6am-1am Fri.-Sat.; 6am-2pm Sun. We have some of the most competitive beer prices in Lincoln. Happy Hour specials on draft beer and half-price appetizers from 3pm-6pm.
3520 Village Drive, Suite 100 | 402-420-0487 www.shencafe.com Hours: 11am-9:30pm Mon.-Thurs.; 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat.; 11am-9:30pm Sun. We serve award winning Chinese food with fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. We offer a place to meet up with family and friends for an amazing dining experience at a great price!
THE NORMANDY I-5
Nobody’s burgers stack up against ours
2801 Pine Lake Road | 402-423-CRAV www.hfcrave.com Hours: 11am-9pm Sun.-Thurs.; 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat. Crave is a restaurant that’s all about building the very best burger with the very best ingredients. What’s the secret ingredient in our burgers? It is all natural hormone free, Hollenbeck Farms beef.
Southwest LEE’S RESTAURANT G-5 Home cookin’ fried chicken
1940 W Van Dorn Street | 402-477-4339 Hours: 11am-9:30pm Tues.-Thurs.; 11am10:30pm Fri.-Sat.; 11:30am-9pm Sun. A Lincoln institution, Lee’s has been serving home cooking for nearly 60 years. If you’re in the mood for the finest southern fried chicken, onion rings and seafood this side of the Mississippi comes to Lee’s Restaurant. We offer a Sunday Brunch buffet, private rooms, outdoor dining, catering, carryout, and delivery.
17th and Van Dorn Streets | 402-525-6798 www.restaurantnormady.com Hours: 11am-2pm & 5-10pm Tue.-Sat. The Normandy is a casual French restaurant located on 17th and Van Dorn. We serve traditional French cuisine in a casual and intimate atmosphere. We are open Tuesday through Saturday lunch 11am to 2pm dinner 5pm to 10pm.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE K-7
Legendary Food, Legendary Service
6301 Apple’s Way | 402-420-0155 (east of Highway 2 & Old Cheney Road) www.texasroadhouse.com Hours: 4-10pm Mon.-Thurs.; 4-11pm Fri.; 11am-11pm Sat.; 11am-10pm Sun. Based in Louisville, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. Since then it has grown to more than 400 locations in 48 states, and as well as a few stores internationally in Dubai and Kuwait. The company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh baked bread and lively atmosphere.
TOKYO STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR J-6 Japanese Teppanyaki Steak & Seafood House BEST GOLF COURSE
BEST RECEPTION FACILITY
4200 S 27th Street, Suite 200 | 402-420-3004 www.tokyosteakhouselincoln.com Hours: 11am -2pm Tue.-Sun.; 4pm-10pm; 4pm-10pm Mon. We are the home of Lincoln’s finest Japanese cuisine and the best sushi teppanyaki chefs in the area. Tokyo takes pride in providing its customers with a fresh, unique cuisine that is prepared at your table. The menu features a wide variety of meals – the very best top of the line Japanese cuisine and the best prime cut steaks in Lincoln.
EVERY DAY IS A SPECIAL OCCASION GOLF COURSE | BANQUET FACILITY | RESTAURANT | WWW.WILDERNESSRIDGEGOLF.COM
LINCOLN RACE COURSE H-7 Come for the food and stay for the fun
7055 S 1st Street | 402-474-5371 www.lincolnracing.com Lincoln Race Course Winner’s Circle Sports Bar & Grille offers a full menu of breakfast, lunch, appetizer, and dinner selections to please the most discriminating palette. From burgers to steaks to pasta to signature homemade pizzas, the menu is much more than you’d expect to find in a traditional sports bar. A separate Kid’s Menu means there’s something tasty for every member of the family!
50 Years of Country Hospitality
8250 West O Street | 402-474-6435 www.merlesinemerald.com Hours: 10am-11pm Mon.-Thurs. (kitchen closes at 9pm); 10am-1am Fri.-Sat. (kitchen closes at 10pm) Known for its prime rib, hand cut steaks, huge burgers and fresh cut curly fires, Merle’s has been a favorite stop for over 50 years now. Join us for Karaoke on Friday nights, call us for carry out, or come join in the comfortable atmosphere, excellent customer service and delicious food.
SHOEMAKER’S RESTAURANT E-4 We Know home-style cooking!
151 SW 48th Street, I-80 exit 395 | 402-474-1775 www.shoemakerstravelcenter.com Hours: 24 hours a day 7 days a week This is Lincoln’s landmark truck stop and restaurant. They hand-cut their steaks and chops, bread their own chicken-fried steak and pork tenderloin. Their chicken is prepared fresh, never frozen. Shoemaker’s serves breakfast all day.
THE LODGE AT WILDERNESS RIDGE I-7
1800 Wilderness Woods Place | 402-434-5118 www.wildernessridgegolf.com Hours: Opens at 11am daily; breakfast buffet 10am-2pm Sun. The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge offers two unique, beautiful golf courses and a variety of casual and fine dining options in their clubhouse. With a contemporary American menu featuring original seafood and steak entrees.
MERLE’S FOOD & DRINK
Locally-Owned Fast Food AMIGOS / KINGS CLASSIC
Mexican & American Favorite Foods
1407 Q Street | 402-475-9819 CC-3 1515 Pine Lake Road | 402-328-8797 I-7 1520 S Coddington Avenue | 402-476-5090 G-5 2240 N 48th Street | 402-465-4433 K-3 2631 E Street | 402-476-4101 DD-4 2825 Cornhusker Highway | 402-466-6088 J-3 4200 S 14th Street | 402-423-6794 I-6 4700 W Huntington Avenue | 402-470-2250 F-3 5540 Old Cheney Road | 402-420-2484 K-6 5701 NW 1st Street | 402-476-4226 H-2 61st and O streets | 402-464-6882 L-4 6310 Havelock Avenue | 402-466-9222 K-2 6891 A Street | 402-489-9944 L-5 1531 N 86th Street | 402-261-5245 M-4 www.amigoskings.com Locally-owned Amigos originated in Lincoln in 1980 and currently has 14 locations in the city. Amigos specializes in fresh tasting nachos, burritos, and soft tacos. Co-branding with Kings Classic began in 2003, adding Cheese Frenchees and burgers to the menu mix. Most locations are open early for breakfast selling Kopeli espresso drinks and Winchell’s donuts. Drive Thru lanes are open late for late night snacking.
BRAEDA® FRESH EXPRESS CAFÉ Gourmet quality FAST!
33rd & Pioneers Boulevard | 402-488-6767 J-6 48th & O streets | 402-488-5551 K-4 87th & Highway 2 | 402-488-2775 M-7 www.braeda.com Hours: 10am-9pm (33rd & Pioneers location opens at 7:30am) The Braeda® menu showcases mouthwatering entrée salads, unique pastas, baked and deli sandwiches and soups as well as coffees, teas, and specialty drinks.
I love Lincoln’s generous spirit in all things. Lincoln has soulful people who have great big hearts and are willing to do anything for those around them. That is something that makes Lincoln unique. It’s something we should be proud of. - Tom
“It just tastes better!”
11th & G streets BB-4 27th & Superior streets J-2 29th & Pine Lake Road J-7 44th & O streets K-4 4120 S 48th Street K-6 402-475-1111 www.davincis.com Hours: Citywide delivery 10:30am-11pm weeknights, until midnight Fri. & Sat.; In store: 10:30am- close (times vary by location) Italian taste of daVinci’s brought directly to you in minutes. daVinci’s has the best Pizza, Pasta, Salads – the most popular Hot Hoagies in Lincoln for over 36 years – Cheese Steaks with the works, Club, Turkey and Italian combinations.
A Lincoln classic for over 60 years!
11th & Cornhusker Highway | 402-435-7070 I-3 11th & Cornhusker Highway | 402-435-7070 I-3 13th & E streets | 402-475-7320 CC-4 27th & Superior streets | 402-477-0653 J-2 27th & Pine Lake Road | 402-421-0808 J-7 33rd & Highway 2 | 402-488-6701 J-6 40th & Randolph streets | 402-483-6042 J-4 40th & Yankee Hill Road | 402-420-2828 J-7 48th & O streets | 402-488-5550 K-4 56th & Holdrege streets | 402-466-1087 K-3 56th & Highway 2 | 402-421-9117 K-6 70th & Van Dorn streets | 402-488-8043 L-5 84th & Holdrege streets | 402-488-6808 L-4 87th & Highway 2 | 402-488-1533 M-7 610 West O Street | 402-476-1189 H-4 Gateway Mall | 402-466-4171 L-4 UNL Student Union, 14th & R Streets 402-438-1400 CC-2 www.runza.com Hours: 10:30am-10pm When you visit Nebraska, you have to try a Runza® Sandwich! Runza® has been a Nebraska favorite since 1949. Stop on in to see what the buzz is about!
There is definitely “No place like Nebraska” and Lincoln is living proof of that. – Carrie
Voted Lincoln’s Best Pizza & Buffet for over 25 years running
Dine In & Party Room: Grand Italian Buffet 70th & Van Dorn streets 402-437-9177 L-5 Dine In, Carry-out, Delivery: 35th & Holdrege streets 402-467-3611 J-3 Carry-out & Delivery: West O Street & Capitol Beach 402-435-4500 G-4 17th & South streets 402-434-9040 I-5 27th & Highway 2 | 402-423-3113 J-6 27th & Superior streets | 402-4351800 J-2 30th & Pine Lake Road | 402-420-6800 J-7 33rd & A streets | 402-476-7600 J-5 35th & Holdrege streets | 402-467-3611 J-4 48th & Highway 2 | 402-421-2900 K-6 64th & Havelock Avenue | 402-464-2400 K-3 70th & Vine streets | 402-489-2888 L-4 70th & Van Dorn streets | 402-483-2811 L-5 Hours: Open at 11 am daily; 10 am for Sunday Brunch Buffet at 70th & Van Dorn streets and 35th & Holdrege Street locations only. Visit the Grand Italian Buffet (70th & Van Dorn) with over 100 selections featuring Lincoln’s best pizza, Italian favorites, and now serving Broasted Country Fried Chicken! Visit our newly remolded dining room at 35th and Holdrege for a unique dining experience. Enjoy sit down dining and our newly designed menu from appetizers to desserts with a well-rounded beer and wine list. Call any To-Go location for carry-out or delivery for award-winning pizza or order your favorites from the largest Italian carry-out and delivery menu in Lincoln. We deliver to hotels and motels. Catering available. Order online at www.valentinos.com
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ABESQUE VARIATIONS BOUTIQUE VOICE & PIANO STUDIO BB-3
701 P Street | 402-438-6962 | www.abesque.net Hours: 11am-6:30pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-6pm Sat.; noon-4pm Sun. “Promoting the Fine Arts in Nebraska.” We feature Sterling silver charms & chains, artisan jewelry, rings, pins, necklaces, earrings, watches & Nebraska Jewelry as well as Boyd’s Bears, Wizard of Oz products & unique wine decor, Metal Collectible signs. Glycerin soaps & body products, pewter, incense, CD’s, Laurie’s Select Foods, Nellies pet’s snacks, Big Red items, including Lincoln Artist Bert Anderson Santa’s, Rice lights, scented candles & diffusers. We can pour your special scent in your own chosen containers.
BIN 105 QUALITY WINES BB-3
105 N 8th Street | 402-261-4868 | www.bin105.com Hours: 11am-7pm Tues.-Thurs.; 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat.; 12pm-5pm Sun. Lincoln’s finest selection of domestic and imported wines from small production, artisan producers. Available by the bottle or the glass. Located in the Historic Haymarket.
EURASIA RUSSIAN STORE BB-3
809 P Street, Suite 102 | 402-476-5420 www.russiannebraska.com Hours: 11am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; noon-4pm Sun. Think unique! Think Eurasia! We have a unique variety of souvenirs, gifts, antiques, CDs, movies, icons, books, groceries and much more imported from Europe and Russia. And also Western Union, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Page Plus, Selectel and much more.
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FROM NEBRASKA GIFT SHOP BB-3
803 Q Street | 402-476-2455 | 800-399-5693 www.fromne.com Hours: 10am-9pm Mon.-Sat.; noon-4pm Sun. Visit this shop for a true taste of Nebraska with food grown on the farm, like popcorn still on the ear, “ditch” jellies and even buffalo jerky. We are now featuring James Arthur Vineyards Award Winning wind. Wine tasting is available any time the shop is open. The Plains of Nebraska will come alive for you with the books, t-shirts, local art and souvenirs about windmills, Sandhill cranes, prairie life and “the Nebraska Huskers”. Stop by and check out our new look.
LICORICE INTERNATIONAL BB-3
803 Q Street, Suite 300 402-488-2230 | 800-LICORICE www.licoriceinternational.com Hours: 9:30am-7:30pm Mon.-Fri.; 9am-5pm Sat. Closed Sunday & major holidays. If you love licorice, you’ll want to visit Licorice International, located in the Historic Haymarket district in downtown Lincoln. This charming shop boasts the largest selection of licorice in the U.S. – more than 160 varieties from 14 countries – and other gift items. Stop by for a free sample. We have nationwide delivery.
THREADS FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY CC-3 1219 P Street | 402-476-6119 www.threadsfootloose.com
FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY L-6
4131 Pioneer Woods Drive | 488-6119 www.footlooseandfancy.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; 10am-8pm Thurs.; 12-4pm Sun. Brought to Lincoln in 1975 as one of the first Birkenstock stores in the nation, Footloose & Fancy has since become one of Lincoln’s premier specialty stores. The downtown location, Threads Footloose & Fancy, now includes clothing brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, LOLE, Kuhl, Prana and more. Both locations continue to provide Lincoln with stylish and comfortable shoe brands such as Birkenstock, Sperry, TOMS, UGG, Keen and much more. Bags, scarves, jewelry, and sunglasses round out the selection to give you a great collection of outdoor and outdoor-inspired merchandise.
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POST AND NICKEL CC-3
144 N 14th Street | 402-476-3432 www.postandnickel.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; 12-5pm Sun. Since 1966 the Post and Nickel has been Nebraska’s largest independent clothing and footwear boutique. Find great must-haves from Hugo Boss, Michael Stars, Ugg, Alternative Apparel, Frye, G Star, Paige Calvin Klein, Diesel, Kenneth Cole, Hudson, Sam Edelman, Sanuk, Citizens of Humanity, DKNY, Bailey 44, Michael Stars, Ted Baker, AG, Georg Roth and many more.
ROCKET FIZZ BB-3
601 R Street, Ste. 130 | 402-328-FIZZ (3499) Hours: 11am-9pm Mon.-Fri.; 8am-9pm Sat. (when Farmer’s Market is open); 11am-9pm Sat.; 11am-8pm Sun. Nebraska’s largest nostalgic soda pop and candy shop has over 500 kinds of soda and a thousand of your favorite candies. It is fun for all ages!
Mon-Fri 10-7 • Sat 10-4 • Sun 12-4
134 N 13th Street | 402-435-8265 www.tsurushop.com Hours: 11am-6pm Mon.-Sat. Modern and trendy meets boho at this unique shop in downtown Lincoln. Carrying brands like Free People, MM Couture, LA Made, Gentle Fawn and more. Locally made accessories will add the perfect touches at Tsuru.
Northview PLUMCREEK CREEK GIFTS K-2
4400 N 48th St. (Superior & 48) | 402-435-6940 Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-5pm. Fri.Sat.; closed-Sun. except Nov.-Dec.: open Sun. 12pm-4pm Plum Creek Gifts offers 14, individually themedecorated rooms for your home and gift shopping enjoyment. Whether looking for country-theme home décor, fragrant candles, florals, accents, or handmades from local artists, creative displays are a must see. Browse our “Men’s” section and our “Mommy & Me” room to find that last minute gift. There is something for everyone, baby to grandparents - we are sure you will find what you are looking for at Plum Creek Gifts, often called “Lincoln’s Best Kept Secret.” We also have antiques and new and old furniture for sale.
KIDS STUFF SUPERSTORE J-3
3740 N 27th Street | 402- 466-2229 www.kidsstuffsuperstore.com | www.echildstore.com Hours: 10am-7pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-6pm Sat.; 10am-5pm Sun. The Midwest’s largest selection of cribs, bunk beds, strollers, car seats, bedding, mattresses and gifts under one roof is at Kids Stuff Superstore.
Havelock VICKERIDGE L-2
6140 Havelock Avenue | 402-466-6763 Hours: 9:30am-6pm Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.; 9:30am-8pm Thurs.; 9:30am-5:30am Sat. Vickeridge is a unique women’s clothing and accessory boutique for the “clothes you live in,” including sizes 8-24. We have been located “on the avenue” in Historic Havelock for over 46 years and have great customer service and curbside parking.
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University Place BLU VELVET K-3
2600 N 48th Street 402-465-0018 www.bluvelvetboutique.com Hours: 11am-7pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-6pmSat.; noon-5pm Sun. We are a female clothing and accessory boutique and offer everything for women and girls of all ages who love fashion.
Clocktower The Porch L-5
70th & A St., Clocktower Shopping Center 402-483-0667 | www.cometotheporch.com Hours: 11am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-4pm Sat.; Open Sundays from 12-4pm Nov.-Dec. The Porch has a variety Unique Home Décor, Garden Accents, Furniture and Gifts. They also carry a large selection of Gourmet Foods and Nostalgic Candies. Many of their items come from local artists and small USA companies.
70th & Pioneers RACHEL’S BOUTIQUE L-6
7121 Pioneers Boulevard, Suite 120 402-420-3040 | www.rachelsboutiquelincoln.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-5pm Sat. Rachel’s is Lincoln’s full-line Brighton store with Pandora beads, Blue Willis, Spanner, Curio, Lynn Ritchie, NE shirts, many other jewelry and clothing lines. It’s what women want.
4107 Pioneer Woods Drive, Suite 112 (NE Corner of 70th & Pioneers) 402-466-1522 www.habitatgift.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; 12-5pm Sun. Lincoln’s premier kitchen, gourmet, and gift store since 1975. We strive to bring you the latest trends in kitchen gear, barware, and gifts for the home, and feature quality brands such as Le Creuset, Vitamix, Wusthof, Swiss Diamond, WellnessMats, and Baggallini.
YOURS TRULY BATH & GIFT L-6 4333 S 70th Street | 402-489-5440 Hours: 10am-5:30pm Mon.-Fri.; Thurs. until 7pm; 10am-5pm Sat. We feature upscale, unique specialty items with a complete bath and home décor. The store carries the Crabtree and Evelyn line and “the Thymes” line of home and personal fragrances.
48th & Old Cheney CITY CLOCK K-6
5651 S 48th Street | 402-483-6363 www.cityclockco.com Hours: 9am-6pm Mon.-Fri.; 9am-2pm Sat. Third generation family business for over 60 years, this is Nebraska’s largest and finest retail clock store. The store features over 1,000 clocks for retail sales, as well as a full service repair department. Tours are available by appointment.
College View SIMPLY BUNGALOW K-6
2295 S 48th Street | 402-875-3924 Hours: 11am-6pm Wed.-Fri.; 10am-6pm Sat. We have an ever changing collection of unique finds, vintage décor, and farmhouse furnishings. We feature local artisans and hand-dyed wool.
STACY’S LOCKER ROOM K-6
4707 Prescott Avenue | 402-483-1962 www.stacyslockerroom.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-4pm Sat. Located in historic College View, this family-owned business for 32 years carries a complete line of sporting goods.
56th & Highway 2 AUNT PATTY’S ATTIC K-6
5500 Old Cheney Road | 402-421-6119 www.auntpattysattic.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; 10am-8pm Thurs.; noon-5pm Sun. The Midwest’s largest and most complete source for vintage and modern country. Furniture, textiles, signs, wall art, industrial cupboards & shelves, lighting, candles, florals and a huge selection of seasonal décor, all displayed in cozy room settings, providing inspiration for your own home.
FOUR STAR CARD & GIFT GALLERY K-6
5500 Old Cheney Road 402-434-7747 | 800-782-7490 www.fourstargifts.com Hours: 10am-8pm Mon.-Fri.; 9am-6pm Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. “Experience the Magic” at Nebraska’s most awarded shop for fine gift-ware and women’s fashion accessories. The selection is so large and unique that Four Star is often referred to as the Disneyland of gifts and fashion in Lincoln. You can choose from gifts that are always in fashion in Lincoln. You can choose from gifts that are always in fashion like Vera Bradley fashion bags, Pandora jewelry, Alex and Ani bangle bracelets and Life is Good clothing. Four Star is well known for its selection of inspiring gifts of timeless quality like Precious Moments, Jim Shore or Willow Tree angels. You will also find a distinctive collection of home décor and garden items, as well as Lincoln’s largest selection of greeting cards. If you are a Husker fan or just looking for a keepsake from Nebraska, you are sure to find the perfect choice from Four Star’s Nebraska gifts. Make plans now to visit the card and gift store voted best in Lincoln for the last 7 years.
4747 Old Cheney Road | 402-904-4506 www.lilypads4kids.com Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9am-7pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: noon-5pm LilyPads is your upscale consignment boutique which buys & sells new to gently used children (newborn to size 14) and maternity clothing. LilyPads has everything you need if you’re just starting a family or adding another special addition. You can also find baby furniture & equipment, toys, books, sportswear, dancewear as well as great selection of “NEW” items. Find low priced brand name and designer clothing specially chosen for babies and children to grow and flourish in, at affordable prices. Our stock changes daily but you can be assured that at any one time we will have an excellent selection.
Husker Memorabilia NEBRASKA BOOKSTORE CC-3
1300 Q Street | 402-476-0111 | 800-627-0047 www.nebraskabookstore.com Normal Hours: (Aug.-Dec.) 9am-7pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-5pm Sat; 12pm-4pm Sun. (Jan.-July) 10am-6pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-5pm Sat.; 12-4pm Sun. Open Extended hours for Husker Football Home Game Weekends When it comes to college gear, Nebraska Bookstore, powered by Neebo, has you covered with all the latest in Husker wear and the largest selection of clothing, gifts, souvenirs and books. Nebraska Bookstore also makes it easy to get the best deals on textbooks–rentals, used or new and other college supplies for UNL students, we back our prices with a 10% Best Price Promise, find it cheaper, we’ll beat it.
625 Stadium Drive (across from Memorial Stadium) 402-472-3633 | 800-824-4733 BB-2 Hours: 10am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-4pm Sat. 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive (Southeast Corner) 402-904-5700 BB-3 Hours: 10am-7pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-6pm Sat.; 12-4pm Sun. www.huskers.com Husker Authentic is the official team store of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Adidas apparel, autographed memorabilia and team posters are available.
1120 P Street | 402-438-8800 BB-3 Hours: 9am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; 9am-8pm Thurs.; 11am-5pm Sun. 56th & Highway 2 | 402-423-8805 L-6 Hours: 10am-8pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat.; 11am-5pm Sun. 5100 N 27th Street (Just North of Superior Street) J-2 402-438-8808 | www.huskerheadquarters.com Hours: 10am-8pm Mon.-Thurs.; 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat.; 11am-5pm Sun. 6100 O Street (Gateway Mall) K-4 | 402-907-7116 Hours: 10am-9pm Mon.-Sat.; 12-5pm Sun. The stores are your headquarters for all your Husker apparel and gift needs.
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BEST OF BIG RED
70th & A Streets | 402-261-3752 L-5 321 N 8th Street | 402-435-0658 BB-3 www.bestofbigred.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-9pm Sat; 12- 4pm Sun. Extended weekend hours during football season. Best of Big Red has featured Husker merchandise since 1992.
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“Shop the Store Voted Best in Lincoln” 5500 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE 68516 402.434.7747 • 800.782.7490
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE CC-2 14th and R streets (inside Nebraska Student Union) 402-472-7300 | www.unlbookstore.com Hours: 8am-6pm Mon.-Fri.; 11am-5pm Sat. The official bookstore of UNL.
Shopping Malls SOUTHPOINTE PAVILIONS® SHOPPING CENTER J-7
27th & Pine Lake Road | 402-421-2114 www.southpointeshopping.com One of Nebraska’s largest outdoor shopping centers features exquisite gardens and more than 50 stores, restaurants and movie screens. Enjoy Charming Charlie, LOFT, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Buckle; Banana Republic; Scheels All Sports; Bed Bath & Beyond plus Von Maur department store. Special events throughout the year include weekly concerts June through August, a regional September Arts Festival and giant Christmas tree and Santa events with thousands of holiday lights.
GATEWAY MALL K-4
61st & O streets | 402-464-3196 www.shoppinggatewaymall.com Lincoln’s largest enclosed center offers four department stores (Dillard’s, Younkers, JC Penney and Sears) and an unparalleled selection of merchandise, including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and shoes, accessories, fine jewelry stores, electronics, and other gifts. Gateway Mall brings over 40 market-exclusive retailers to Lincoln, and a wide selection of “Best of the Best” retail to include Forever 21, The Buckle, Victoria’s Secret, Finish Line and American Eagle Outfitters. The shopping center includes a Food Court, along with restaurant favorites such as Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Qdoba and Granite City Food & Brewery. Covered parking is available near the department stores. Other amenities include: a climate controlled shopping environment, a play area for children, family lounge restrooms and a variety of services including complimentary wheelchair rental, ATMs, and lockers.
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THE SHOPPES AT PIEDMONT K-4
1265 S Cotner Boulevard www.theshoppesatpiedmont.com In the 1950’s, the Shoppes at Piedmont was one of the first of its kind in the City of Lincoln. The building was built in 1956 and was renovated in 1997. The new enhancements create a dynamic center that is locally owned. The specialty shops, restaurant and cafe have a local flavor for the clientele in the neighborhood. It is and attraction where you can come and have a coffee, pick up some flowers and do your neighborhood shopping.
HAYMARKET/DOWNTOWN BB-3 Pinnacle Arena Drive to 17th streets, H to R streets 402-434-6900 | www.downtownlincoln.org An array of unique specialty shops and over 150 restaurants, clubs and nightspots await visitors to downtown and the Haymarket. Shopping attractions include antiques and art galleries in the Haymarket, as well as Husker apparel, bookstores, shoes and clothing in the downtown core.
Antiques Looking for treasures?
The city has several antique malls and more than 35 independent shops, many in or near downtown and the Historic Haymarket. The Nebraska Antique Dealers Association offers a guide to its shops and malls. The following is a partial listing by area of the city. For more information visit: www.NebraskaantiquedealersassociationInc.com
BURLINGTON ANTIQUE MALL BB-3
VINTAGE VILLAGE ANTIQUE MALL DD-3
201 N 7th Street | 402-475-7502 www.burlingtonantiques.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Thurs. & Sat.; 10am-9pm Fri.; noon-5pm Sun. Lincoln’s finest antique mall for over 28 years is open 7 days a week.
Downtown CONNER’S ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES BB-3
1001 L Street | 402-435-3338 www.connersarchitecturalantiques.com Conner’s Architectural Antiques has been specializing in architectural artifacts and salvaged building items from commercial and residential projects for over 40 yrs. Our extensive inventory includes hundreds of light fixtures, stained glass windows, fireplace mantles, terra cotta ornaments and wrought iron gates and fencing. We carry reclaimed woodwork, trim and flooring and over 600 doors. We sell replacement furniture hardware and light fixture parts or our service personnel can assist in rewiring or repairs on your light fixtures. Please feel free to come and browse our showrooms and warehouse.
2425 O Street | 402-742-0063 www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Village-AntiqueMall/361184127275414 Hours: Open daily 10am-7pm Antiques, collectables, old furniture, jewelry, coins, records, as well as Husker and beer memorabilia. Free parking, over 60 dealers, credit cards accepted, new selections arrive daily, dealers welcome.
TIMELESS TREASURES CC-3
1717 O Street | 402-435-3303 www.timelesstreasuresonostreet.com Hours: 10am-6pm Mon.-Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. Lincoln’s largest antique Mall – we have it all! 8,000 square feet displaying art glass, glassware, jewelry, porcelain, coins, pottery, primitives, furniture, and so much more. We also offer “Buy-Sell” consignment. Stop in today.
Bethany SPARROW’S NEST ANTIQUES K-3
1527 N Cotner Boulevard | 402-467-2550 Hours: Open by appointment only. The shop has early country Americana.
17th & Washington ANTIQUE CORNER COOPERATIVE CC-5
1601 S 17th Street | 402-476-8050 www.antiquecornercooperative.com Winter Hours: 10am-5pm Mon.-Sat.; noon-5pm Sun. Spring/summer/fall hours: 10am-5pm MonSat; noon-5pm Sun Buying, selling, appraising! Same location 29 years. Area’s largest selection of antique furniture, collectibles and primitives. QUALITY & EXPERIENCE EVERYDAY!
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C MIDDLETON ANTIQUES & UNIQUES CC-5
1615 S 17th Street | 402-477-1331 www.cmiddletonantiques.com Hours: 11am-3pm Mon.; 10am-5 pm Tues.-Sat.; 1-5pm Sun. Antiques of all types and coffee/beverage bar are here
Indian Village COOL AND COLLECTED ANTIQUES I-6
Indian Village Shoppes 3235 South 13th St. | 402-435-1779 www.coolandcollectedantiques.com Hours: 11am-6pm Tues.-Sat.; 12pm-5pm Sun.; Closed Mon. Cool and Collected is not like any other antique mall in Lincoln. With today’s hot trends for repurposing and up-scaling items of all type, this is the place to shop. Cool and Collected not only specializes in antiques, you will also find vintage, retro, primitives, and midcentury items. The more unique and unusual the item, the more we like it. At Cool and Collected we say, “Don’t just think outside the box, REMOVE the box.”
Cornhusker Highway AARDVARK ANTIQUE MALL K-2 5800 Arbor Road | 402-464-5100 www.aardvarkantiquemall.com Hours: 9am-9pm most days Call for major holiday hours Aardvark is loaded with antiques, collectibles, and re-purposing items. 25,000 sq. ft. with something for everyone. A true treasure hunting experience.
There’s room for everyone. The city embraces its artists and small business owners, while still providing opportunities for larger companies to set up shop here. It’s a wonderful city, filled with infinite possibilities.
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1 CC-3 The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel 333 S 13th St. | www.thecornhusker.com 402-474-7474 | 866-706-7706
63 BB-3 Courtyard by Marriott 808 R St. | www.marriott.com/lnkcy 402-904-4800 | 877-699-3214
2 BB-3 Embassy Suites Hotel 1040 P St. | www.embassysuiteslincoln.com 402-474-1111 | 800-EMBASSY
52 BB-3 Grand Manse 129 N 10th St. | www.grandmanse.com 402-476-4560
47 BB-3 Hilton Garden Inn 801 R St. | www.haymarket.hgi.com 402-475-9000
3 BB-3 Holiday Inn Downtown 141 N 9th St. | www.holidayinn.com/lincolnne 402-475-4011 | 800-HOLIDAY
51 BB-3 Hyatt Place 600 Q St. | www.hyatt.com 402-742-6007
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SOUTH LINCOLN AREA 55 M-7 AmericInn Lodge & Suites - South 8701 Amber Hill Ct. | www.americinn.com 402-420-0027 | 800-634-3444 5 L-6 Candlewood Suites 4100 Pioneer Woods Dr. www.candlewoodsuites.com/lincolnne 402-420-0330 | 888-226-3539
6 I-6 Days Inn South 1140 Calvert St. | www.daysinn.com/ hotel/11288 | 402-423-7111
7 K-6 Hampton Inn South Heritage Park 5922 Vandervoort Dr. www.lincolnsouthheritagepark.hamptoninn.com 402-420-7800 | 800-HAMPTON
59 J-7 Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest 2500 Tamarin Ridge Rd. www.holiday-inn.com/lincoln-sw 402-421-1893 | 800-465-4329
58 K-7 Residence Inn by Marriott 5865 Boboli Ln. | www.marriott.com/lnkri 402-423-1555 | 800-627-7468
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21 K-2 Americas Best Value Inn 5600 Cornhusker Hwy. www.americasbestvalueinn.com 402-464-5971 | 888-315-2378
15 I-3 Baymont Inn & Suites 1133 Belmont Ave. | 402-435-0200
14 J-3 Cornhusker Super 8 2545 Cornhusker Hwy. | www.super8.com 402-467-4488 | 800-800-8000
17 J-3 King’s Inn 3510 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-466-2324
10 L-4 Chase Suite Hotel 200 S 68th Pl. | www.chasesuitehotels.com 402-483-4900 | 888-433-6183
13 K-4 Comfort Suites East 331 N Cotner Blvd. | www.comfortsuites.com/ hotel-lincoln-nebraska-ne118 402-325-8800
18 I-3 Oak Park Motel 926 Oak St. | 402-435-3258 16 K-3 Oasis Inn 5250 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-465-3171 19 I-3 Sharon Motel 1717 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-475-2691
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9 I-6 Quality Inn & Suites South 1511 Centerpark Rd. | www.choicehotels.com 402-423-3131
12 K-4 New Victorian Suites 225 N 50th St. | www.newvictorianinn.com 402-464-4400
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20 K-3 Starlite Motel 5200 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-466-1902
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NORTH LINCOLN AREA 22 I-2 AmericInn Lodge & Suites North 6555 N 27th St. | www.americinn.com/hotels/ ne/lincolnnorth | 402-435-1600 | 800-634-3444
24 J-3 Comfort Suites North 4231 Industrial Ave. www.choicehotels.com/hotel/NE403 402-476-8080 | 800-4CHOICE | 877-424-6423
25 J-2 Country Inn & Suites North 5353 N 27th St. | www.countryinns.com/ lincolnne | 402-476-5353 | 800-456-4000
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23 J-1 Motel 6 6501 N 28th St. | www.motel6.com/lincolnne 402-435-1600 | 800-4Motel6
28 J-3 Red Roof Inn 3939 N 26th St. | www.redroof.com/property/ lincoln/ne/68521-/RR1347 402-477-1100
31 J-1 Quality Inn & Suites 7333 Husker Cir. | www.choicehotels.com 402-435-8100
32 J-2 Staybridge Suites I-80 2701 Fletcher Ave. www.staybridge.com/lincolni-80 402-438-7829
33 J-2 Value Place 2050 Fletcher Ave. | www.valueplace.com 402-438-7000
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44 H-3 Howard Johnson 3400 NW 12th St. | 402-475-1550
36 H-3 Knights Inn 2920 NW 12th St. | www.knightsinn.com 402-475-3616
34 H-3 Quality Inn Airport 3200 NW 12th St. | www.qualityinn.com 402-475-9541 | 888-770-6800
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41 G-3 Horizon Inn 2901 NW 12th St. | www.horizoninnmotel.com 402-474-5252
43 H-3 Travelodge Lincoln Airport 1101 W Bond St. | www.travelodge.com 402-475-4971 | 800-578-7878
42 G-3 Americas Best Value Inn Airport 3001 NW 12th St. www.americasbestvalueinn.com 402-475-3211 | 888-315-2378
35 H-3 Lincoln Luxury Inn 2940 NW 12th St. | 402-475-2200
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46 G-4 Days Inn & Suites 2001 W O St. 402-477-4488 | 800-DAYS-INN
48 G-4 Rodeway Inn 2801 W O St. | www.rodewayinn.com 402-475-4921
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MID-APRIL TO MID-OC TOBER
Home to over 400 animals, 40 en
1222 S. 27th Street • Lincoln, NE 68502
Penguins, leopards, red pand as, gibbons, lemurs, tree kangaroos, camels, otte rs, reptiles & more!
- Parent Magazine
“Rated among the nation’s best zoos for children”
Larry the Cable Guy
TO 5 P.M. OPEN DAILY 10 A.M.
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