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STAY Experience a brilliant stay in our downtown, full-service Marriott hotel. We provide amenities including
M EET From intimate gatherings to large conferences, we provide the perfect venue for meetings of all types and
- 300 guest rooms and suites - Complimentary WiFi in public areas, guest rooms and restaurants - 24 hr Fitness and Business Centers - Pet-friendly rooms - Valet and attached garage parking - Concierge Level with access to the Concierge Lounge - Views of the State Capitol
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DI NE Enjoy a meal in either of our in-house restaurants. You can wake up to made-to-order omelets and Starbucksâ„˘ brews in The CafĂŠ at The Cornhusker. Then, come to Miller Time Pub & Grill for lunch and dinner, where beer experts pair local and craft brews with the perfect bite. You can also stay in, with a full in-room dining menu.
- Red Coats Direct mobile app to quickly and discreetly communicate with event - Catering menus prepared by an award-winning culinary team
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BEST IN THE U.S. Lincoln named a top three city on Lonely Planet’s 10 Top Places to Travel in the U.S. for 2017!
Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher worldwide. Lincoln makes its mark with bike trails, breweries, nightlife and a hip music scene under an enormous sky.
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38 ADVENTURE LINCOLN VISITORS CENTER 1/BB-3 201 N 7th St. (7th & P streets in Lincoln Station) (402) 434-5348 | (800) 423-8212
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 AND VISITORS BUREAU Mailing Address: P.O. Box 83737, Lincoln, NE 68501 Office Address: 1128 Lincoln Mall, Ste. 100 (402) 434-5335 | 800-423-8212 Fax: (402) 436-2360 www.lincoln.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
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GETTING HERE Lincoln has always been considered one of the best-kept secrets of the Midwest. Currently in the midst of the largest period of growth in its history, Lincoln is building on its Top 10 standing for quality of life, safety and environmental measures to present a city that’s affordable, accessible and most of all – thriving. Lincoln has abundant employment opportunities and a perfect mix of intriguing places and compelling things to do.
Lincoln is a remarkably comfortable and friendly place, with 131 miles of trails, art venues and a budding live music scene. Lincoln offers the excitement of a big city and the serenity of the countryside all in one place. When you’re home, you’re among friends and Lincoln is flourishing with the friendliest faces you can find. Discover the secret for yourself.
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FOLLOW US Lincoln.org
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LIVE. LOVE. LINCOLN BY AIR
DELTA AND UNITED SERVE LINCOLN Lincoln Airport (402) 458-2480 www.lincolnairport.com
Amtrak departs twice daily (westbound at 12:14 am; eastbound at 3:26 am) from the Lincoln Haymarket Station, 277 Pinnacle Drive (formerly 7th & Q St.)
AIRPORT SHUTTLES Navigator Airport Express 800-888-9793 www.navigatorairportexpress.com
Amtrak 800-USA-RAIL www.amtrak.com
OMALiNK (402) 475-5465 877-473-5465 www.omalink.com
Passenger information (402) 476-1295 Baggage information (402) 476-9335
Arrow Stage Lines 5250 Superior St. (402) 475-9229 800-356-0727 www.arrowstagelines.com
In the state of Nebraska, Interstate 80 runs west from Omaha to the Wyoming state border, ultimately ending in San Francisco, California.
Burlington Trailways (402) 474-1071 800-992-4618 www.burlingtontrailways.com Windstar Lines (402) 467-2900 888-494-6378 www.gowindstar.com Dashabout Roadrunner 970-345-6613 www.dashaboutshuttle.com
Mileage Chart Chicago
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Source: Google Maps
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CITY BUSES Routes: StarTran has 15 weekday and Saturday routes. See website for expanded hours. For route information, call (402) 476-1234 or visit www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/ pworks/startran.
WINDST R LINES
The Midwest’s Premier Motorcoach Operator
Fares: $1.75 for adults and children age 5 & up, 85¢ for age 62 & up and disabled riders, 25¢ for Star Shuttle. Free transfer ticket available from the driver. 20-Ride and 31Day Passes are available.
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LIMOUSINES LEISURE LIMOUSINE & SEDAN (402) 476-8132 VIP LIMOUSINE & SEDAN (402) 466-5466
T H E L O O K O F L U X U RY
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. Many downtown streets are one-way.
PARKING 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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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. Elsewhere: Free, off-street parking is convenient to most shopping, dining and business areas. On-street parking is free in residential districts.
EXPERIENCE CONFIDENCE BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE 402-731-1900 w w w. a r r ows t a g e l i n e s . co m
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TRAVELER INFORMATION Weather report: www.snr.unl.edu/lincolnweather
Lincoln’s average temperature for the entire year
Lincoln’s hottest month (average daily temperature, 89° F)
Lincoln’s coldest month (average daily temperature, 35° F)
Lincoln’s annual precipitation in inches
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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). A winter storm, thunderstorm or tornado warning means threatening weather is about to take place and people in the watch area should seek shelter. The Nebraska State Patrol offers a recording describing road conditions throughout the state: Call 511.
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Fees: On-street metered spaces, with time limits ranging from 10 minutes to 10 hours, are $1.25 per hour. Parking meters are not monitored on Sundays and after 6 pm all other days. Public facility fees are $1.25 per hour, with a maximum of $9 for all-day parking. For unique vehicles and unusual parking situations call: CENTRAL PARKING (402) 474-9555 POLYGON CORP
CITY OF LINCOLN PARKING (402) 441-6472
CAR RENTAL ALAMO AIRPORT www.alamo.com
AVIS Lincoln Municipal Airport 2400 W Adams (402) 474-1202 Lincoln Downtown 2745 O St. (402) 475-6197 Sears Auto Center – Gateway Mall 6400 O St. (402) 474-0001 www.avis.com BUDGET Lincoln Municipal Airport Budget Car Rental 2400 W Adams (402) 474-2800 Budget Car Rental 2935 N 27th St. (402) 474-2800 www.budget.com ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR 2400 W Adams St. Ste. 101 (402) 474-0179 1200 N 27th St. (402) 477-6000 310 S 10th St. (402) 476-6800 4601 O St. (402) 488-2800 www.enterprise.com HERTZ Lincoln Municipal Airport 2400 W Adams St. (402) 474-4079 Lincoln - O Street HLE 5401 O St. (402) 489-5401 www.hertz.com
NATIONAL CAR RENTAL Lincoln Municipal Airport 2400 W Adams St. (877) 222-9058 www.nationalcar.com
RENT-A-VAN 1530 Pioneers Blvd. (402) 421-3400 www.rentavanlincoln.com
RENT ‘N DRIVE 4103 S 48th St. (402) 441-4835 www.rentndrive.com
For ambulance or emergency services, call 911. Emergency medical services are available at all Lincoln acute care hospitals.
If you need an interpreter, call the Lincoln Police Department at (402) 441-6000.
For veterinary service on nights, weekends and holidays, call Veterinary Emergency Hospital (402) 489-6800.
Currency can be exchanged at Wells Fargo, 13th and O streets, and U.S. Bank, 13th and M streets.
IT’S AN INCREDIBLE TIME TO BE IN LINCOLN. WE INVITE YOU TO COME AND EXPERIENCE THE ENTHUSIASM AND EXHILARATION OF LINCOLN’S ENERGY FOR YOURSELF.
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Art Galleries & Museums
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BURKHOLDER PROJECT BB-3 719 P St. | (402) 477-3305 burkholderproject.com
Hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-3 pm
The Burkholder Project houses 25 studios and 4 galleries that feature new shows monthly, and 4 loft apartments. Visit studios where you can see art in progress, as well as finished works. Many art forms are represented. Be sure to check out Gallery Alley to the west of the building - it’s a pedestrian walkway with lots of art and incredible lighting!
CONSTELLATION STUDIOS DD-3 2055 O St. | (402) 438-0049 constellation-studios.net
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 9 am-6 pm and by appointment
Constellation Studios is a work site and gallery and a creative destination for artists in Lincoln, Nebraska. In a professional studio, they mentor and educate and explore and celebrate interconnections between traditional and innovative print, paper and bookmaking. Events, activities, workshops are offered for community engagement.
EISENTRAGER-HOWARD GALLERY BB-2 University of Nebraska—Lincoln 120 Richards Hall (402) 472-5522 | arts.unl.edu/art Hours: Mon. – Fri. during exhibitions 12:30-4:30 pm
The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery serves as an extension of the studio and classroom, providing students and the public with the opportunity to interact with contemporary art. A major function of the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, located on the first floor of Richards Hall, is to exhibit the work of UNL faculty and students.
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ELOISE KRUGER GALLERY BB-2
University of Nebraska—Lincoln Architecture Hall (10th & R streets) (402) 472-3560 | krugercollection.unl.edu Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-5 pm
The Eloise Kruger Gallery is Nebraska’s collection of miniature scale furniture and accessories. The collection features historically accurate miniatures representing major English and American design styles. Visitors can tour the free public exhibition on their own, or contact the gallery for a curator-led tour of the exhibition and storage space.
GALLERY 9 BB-3
124 S 9th St. | (402) 477-2822 gallerynine.com Hours: Wed. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Gallery 9 is an independent gallery located in the spacious, turn-of-the-century Mission Arts Building at 124 S 9th Street. The gallery features a wide selection of art by local artists; including paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture, turned wood, stained and fused glass, ceramics, gifts and more. New shows on display every month.
GREAT PLAINS ART MUSEUM 20/BB-3 1155 Q St. | (402) 472-6220 unl.edu/plains/great-plains-art-museum Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Closed Sun. & Mon.
The Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska is a free museum with a permanent collection consisting of bronze sculptures, works on paper, and photographs featuring art of the American West and Native American Art. The museum also hosts traveling exhibitions and works by contemporary artists.
Nebraska Wesleyan University 5000 St. Paul Ave. (50th St. & Huntington Ave.) (402) 465-2230 | nebrwesleyan.edu Hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. – Sun. 1-4 pm; Closed Mon. and University holidays
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 four to five exhibitions each year by emerging and established contemporary artists.
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INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER & MUSEUM 27/J-3 1523 N 33rd St. | (402) 472-6549 quiltstudy.org
Summer Hours: (May – Oct.) Tues. – Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm; Closed Mon. Winter Hours: (Nov. – Apr.) Tues. – Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Closed Sun. & Mon.
Uncover quilts from around the world and across generations at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Free docent-led tours are available daily.
KIECHEL FINE ART CC-3 1208 O St. | (402) 420-9553 | kiechelart.com Hours: Tues. – Thurs. 10 am-6 pm; Fri. 10 am-8 pm; Sat. 11 am-5 pm
Since 1986, KFA has specialized in contemporary and 20th century regional art. KFA represents the John Steuart Curry Estate and are a premier source for work by Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood. KFA services have expanded to include secure, climate controlled art storage, event rental and multiple exhibition galleries as well as appraisal services.
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LUX CENTER FOR THE ARTS K-3 2601 N 48th St. | (402) 466-8692 luxcenter.org
Hours: Tues. – Fri. 11 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; First Friday 11 am-8 pm
LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit art center that offers experiences to suit a wide range of interests and tastes. The LUX offers art classes for youth and adults in a range of disciplines and features exhibitions in two galleries and a gift gallery represent the highest caliber art work of local, regional and national artists.
MCCLELLAND ART GALLERY K-6 Union College Ortner Center (3800 S 48th St.) (402) 486-2600 ucollege.edu/mcclelland-art-gallery Hours: Sun. – Sat. 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Located in the Ortner Center at Union College, the McClelland Art Gallery features a variety of arts and mediums presented by both Union Students and outside artists.
NOYES ART GALLERY BB-3 119 S 9th St. | (402) 475-1061 noyesartgallery.com
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm in November and December; First Fridays open until 9 pm
Enjoy over 80 artists, at the Noyes Gallery, located in downtown Lincoln, walking distance from the Arena. Established in 1993, view brand new monthly exhibits, meet artists and invest in original art. Four gallery rooms and nine studios provide something for everyone.
ROBERT HILLESTAD TEXTILES GALLERY J-3
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Home Economics Building, East Campus (1650 N 35th St.) (402) 472-2911 | cehs.unl.edu/textilegallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am-4 pm; and by appointment
Located in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is the only gallery of its kind in the region devoted to the exhibition of textiles — from art to apparel, from East to West, from past to present. Closed during UNL holidays and between exhibitions.
SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART 9/CC-2
TECHNICAL to TRANSFER, we’ve got you covered
University of Nebraska—Lincoln 12th & R streets (402) 472-2461 | sheldonartmuseum.org
Hours: Tues. 10 am-8 pm; Wed. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art houses a collection of more than 12,000 objects in a landmark Philip Johnson building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Artists in the collection include Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Aaron Douglas, Claes Oldenburg, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe and Mark Rothko.
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STAGES HAYMARKET THEATRE BB-3 803 Q St. | (402) 477-2600 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.
JOHNNY CARSON SCHOOL OF THEATRE & FILM-UNL
LINCOLN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 19/K-5 2500 S 56th St. | (402) 489-7529 lincolnplayhouse.com Tickets: Mon. – Fri. 11 am-5 pm
Lincoln Community Playhouse positively transforms the lives of individuals and profoundly changes our community by providing the finest quality theatre experience in both process and production. Lincoln Community Playhouse provides theatre education and outreach opportunities to the community.
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University of Nebraska—Lincoln 215 Temple Building (12th & R streets) (402) 472-4747 | carsonschool.unl.edu
Nebraska Wesleyan University 51st & Huntington Ave. | (402) 465-2384 theatre.nebrwesleyan.edu
Tickets: Mon. – Fri. 11 am-5:30 pm and one hour prior to curtain
Tickets: Mon. – Sat. 2-5 pm
UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film produces four plays in its main stage season and four plays by the student-run Theatrix theatre company. The Nebraska Repertory Theatre is the Actors’ Equity associated professional wing of the School. The annual Nebbys Film Festival in April celebrates an active student film production program.
McDonald Theatre in the Elder Memorial Theatre Center is home to Nebraska Wesleyan University’s main stage performances. Twelve large productions and musicals are performed each year in this 300-seat venue. Free parking is available on campus.
KIMBALL RECITAL HALL BB-2 11th & R streets | (402) 472-6865 arts.unl.edu/hlfpa/buildings/kimballrecital-hall Tickets: (402) 472-4747
Located on the UNL city campus, Kimball Recital Hall has a main floor and balcony, seats 850 audience members.
LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS & LIED CENTER’S JOHNNY CARSON THEATER 10/BB-2 301 N 12th St. | 402-472-4747 liedcenter.org
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.
The Mary Riepma Ross MEDIA ARTS CENTER Featuring daily screenings of the critically acclaimed independent, documentary, and foreign films you won’t see anywhere else in Lincoln, THE ROSS is a stimulating alternative to commercial movie theaters. Visit our website for showtimes, upcoming films and events, online ticketing, and more information!
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The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD and National Theatre Live Don’t miss this opportunity to see world-class opera and theatre, broadcast live from New York and London to the the big screen at the Ross. Visit www.theross.org for schedules and ticketing.
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TADA THEATRE BB-3 701 P St. | (402) 438-8232 tadatheatre.info Tickets: 45 minutes to curtain
Home of the award winning TADA Productions, Inc. The TADA Theatre produces award-winning professional theatrical productions as well as stand-up comedy, cabarets and more.
THE STAGE THEATER 225 Locust St., Hickman, NE (402) 512-1808 thestagetheater.com
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKALINCOLN GLENN KORFF SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The Stage Theater is a non-profit community theater located in the heart of downtown Hickman, Nebraska, sharing a mission to create a genuine, inclusive, artistic community - your community - built through collaboration that produces an exceptional professionalquality theatrical experience.
1104 R St. | (402) 472-2503 music.unl.edu
The Glenn Korff School of Music nurtures the creativity, artistry and scholarship of students and faculty; educates students to achieve excellence as educators, performers, composers and scholars; and enriches the education of all students through the study and practice of music and dance.
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LINCOLN’S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MOVIES MARCUS THEATRES
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THE GRAND BB-3
11th & P streets (14 screens)
EAST PARK 6 THEATRE L-4 66th & P streets (6 screens)
EDGEWOOD 6 THEATRE K-6 56th & Highway 2 (6 screens)
SOUTHPOINTE CINEMA J-7 27th St. & Pine Lake Rd. (6 screens)
JOYO THEATER K-2
6102 Havelock Ave. | (402) 464-5696
This 80 year old building hosts a variety of events including movies, both old and new. The theatre can also be rented out for special occasions like birthday parties and whatever else people need.
MARY RIEPMA ROSS MEDIA ARTS CENTER CC-3 313 N 13th St. | (402) 472-5353 theross.org
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 4:30-9:30 pm; Sat. & Sun. Noon-9:30 pm
Offering concessions, two screens and state-of-the-art sound and projection, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is one of the finest venues for independent and foreign cinema in the country. Take advantage of this Lincoln treasure and see the movies the rest of the country is talking about. Visit www.theross.org for show times.
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CHECK OUT THE CVB WEBSITE, WWW.LINCOLN.ORG, FOR UP-TO-DATE EVENT LISTINGS.
No matter the time of year, there is always something fun to do in Lincoln! If you ask locals why they love Lincoln, and you’ll no doubt hear that it’s “a great place to raise a family!” It’s a common sentiment for many reasons, not the least of which is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to family-friendly activities. Any time of year, there are plenty of great options for making great family memories in Lincoln. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, a music lover or are just looking for an interesting and exciting place for the kids to burn off some energy, Lincoln has something for you. If you’re looking to get outside, Lincoln’s parks and trails system is second to none, featuring over 6,000 acres of parks and natural land, 125 parks and 131 miles of trails. Sunken Gardens is a particularly beautiful little gem featuring thousands of well-maintained flowers and plants, ponds with fish and water lilies and stunning art work. On the other end of the spectrum is Pioneers Park, a 668-acre nature preserve where, in addition to visiting the nature centers, miles of beautiful trails, sledding ramps and playground, you can actually see the buffalo roam (a herd of bison lives there year round!). Wilderness Park features 1,400 acres of nature for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Less rustic is Union Plaza, an urban park featuring trails, unique climbing structures and artwork leading up to Trago Park Sprayground. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo and Lincoln Children’s Museum are each nationally-recognized leaders in their fields, and are definitely local favorites! From April-October, the zoo features hands-on, up-close interaction with animals ranging from penguins to gibbons to goats and llamas. Of course, no visit is complete without a ride on the zoo train! For year-round indoor fun, it’s hard to top the Lincoln Children’s Museum. Three stories of exhibits allow children to climb, create, and imagine! Speaking of indoor fun, Morrill Hall is Lincoln’s very own natural history museum! This three-story facility on the University of Nebraska campus focuses on local natural history, including “Archie,” the world’s largest Columbian Mammoth fossil. Home to one of the world’s two largest collections of mammoth fossils, Morrill Hall features interactive exhibits including a children’s room where kids can become archaeologists and dig for fossils. The Nebraska State Capitol is also a great place for families to explore! Named one of the Seven Modern Architectural Wonders of the World by the American Institute of Architects, the highlight of any visit is a ride up to the 14th floor observation deck. You truly can see for miles and miles! Lincoln is a particularly wonderful place for families in the weeks leading up to Halloween. A visit to a local pumpkin patch is a truly unique experience! Roca Berry Farm is the largest local pumpkin patch, located just minutes south of Lincoln. Pumpkin picking, hay rack rides, haunted houses, a petting zoo, giant slides, life-sized Candyland, tricycle races and train rides are just some of the activities-- and that’s
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not even mentioning the apple cider donuts, caramel apples and other Fall treats. On the other side of town, JK’s Pumpkin Patch is another growing family favorite. A robust outdoor music scene during the summer months gets families outside and dancing! Jazz in June brings nationally-recognized artists to the lawn of the Sheldon Art Museum every Tuesday evening in June, the Lincoln Municipal Band brings its summer concert series to Antelope Park on Sunday evenings and beautiful Stransky Park is home to a Thursday evening concert series. In addition, the Lincoln Children’s Museum features family-themed bands during its Music and Mozzarella concert series. No matter the time of year, there is always something for families to do in Lincoln! Lauren Silverman Durban Radio Personality/Parenting Columnist 2017
Year Round | abendmusik.org
Abendmusik, or evening music, is a year-round concert series that provides collaboration of community talent with well-known ensembles, composers, conductors and soloists for around the world. Located at the historic First-Plymouth Church, Abendmusik creates musical experiences that uplift and inspire audiences of all ages.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION February | lincoln.ne.gov
Lincoln, Nebraska is the largest city in the world to be named for President Lincoln, and the city celebrates every February with an entertaining and educational event. More details will be available in January at Lincoln.ne.gov.
CHOCOLATE LOVER’S FANTASY
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Chocolate Lover’s Fantasy is celebrating its 31st year! A variety of professional and celebrity chefs join the spirit of the evening to let their imagination and creativity run wild. Held at Pinnacle Bank Arena, admission is charged. For more information, call (402) 435-7496.
SESOSTRIS SHRINE CIRCUS March 15 – 19 | sesostrisshrine.org
Don’t miss the 72nd annual Shrine Circus at Lancaster Event Center, 84th and Havelock. There are many new acts and some traditional acts for 2017. Great family entertainment for all ages. For more information, visit www.sesostrisshrine.org, or call (402) 474-6890.
EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE NIGHT
April – October | lincolnhaymarket.org
Now in the 14th year, European Motorcycle Nights is a gathering of the smaller elements of the two wheeled world, Scooters, Vintage, European, Dual Sport motorcycles exhibited on 8th street between P and Q in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket. The European Motorcycle Night is the first Wednesday of the month April through October. Guest parking available on Q Street. Come on down!
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LINCOLN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GARDEN PERFORMANCE SERIES May – August artsincorporated.org/fgps
The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series is held every Wednesday, May through August, from Noon to 1 pm at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden at 1415 N St. in Lincoln. This series brings FREE public concerts to hundreds of audience members each week. See schedule on website and Facebook page.
LINCOLN SALTDOGS May – August | saltdogs.com
The Lincoln Saltdogs are playing their 17th season at Haymarket Park, which will be the setting for 50 home games in 2017. The Saltdogs are a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which includes teams from Canada to Texas. For all things Saltdogs or to order tickets, call (402) 474-2255 or online at www.saltdogs.com.
THE HAYMARKET FARMER’S MARKET
May – October (Saturdays 8 am – Noon) lincolnhaymarket.org
Local entertainers, farm-fresh produce, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, fresh and dried flowers, bedding plants, herbs and hand-crafted items will be for sale. The Haymarket Farmer’s Market is around 7th and P streets. Call (402) 435-7496 for more information.
LINCOLN BEER WEEK May | lnkbeerweek.com
Lincoln Beer Week is an annual event devoted to one of man’s greatest creations, beer! Participants are able to explore Lincoln’s craft beer establishments and participate in unique events throughout the week.
LINCOLN MARATHON May 7 | lincolnrun.org
There will be an expected 15,000 participants for the 40th annual Lincoln/National Guard Marathon and Half Marathon, presented by Pepsi. The race begins at 14th and Vine streets and will finish on the 50-yard line inside Memorial Stadium. For information call (402) 435-3504.
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MUSIC & MOZZARELLA
Go back in time to when kings ruled, giants roamed and dragons populated the countryside. Members of Lincoln’s Society for Creative Anachronism, dressed in period costume, will inhabit the grounds with displays and demonstrations of what it was like to live in the days of kings and castles. The vineyard will offer concessions and wine tasting.
Located in beautiful Downtown Lincoln, this free festival lets families experience the thrill of live music together. Free activities and live performances with pizza and snow cones on sale make this a fun budget-friendly summer event.
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FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June 2 – August 25 southpointeshopping.com
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 is requested to benefit charitable organizations. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
MEADOWLARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
June – July meadowlarkmusicfestival.com
Meadowlark’s mission is to make chamber music a necessary component of every Nebraskan’s definition of “The Good Life.” Meadowlark does this by presenting internationally renown artists in casual settings and at a fraction of the cost of larger organizations. Children 16 and under are always admitted free.
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UNCLE SAM JAM July | lincoln.ne.gov
Join us for fireworks, family fun, music and food at Lincoln’s official Independence Day Celebration. Activities for all ages begin around 1 pm and the day ends with a spectacular fireworks display at 10 pm. This event is located at Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston streets. For more information, call (402) 441-7547.
USA ROLLER SPORTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS July – August teamusa.org/USA-Roller-Sports
Join more than 2,000 skaters for the USA Roller Sports Indoor National Championships. The competition will be held in the indoor field house at Speedway Village, located south of Van Dorn Street and Park Blvd. The four-week event includes in-line speed skating, rink hockey, roller derby, slalom and roller figure skating competitions.
Traveled a long way? Relax by playing Nebraska Pick 5 while you’re in Lincoln.
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Must be 19. Please play responsibly. Problem Gambling Help Line: 800-522-4700.
41st ANNUAL SHOW
July 3 – 4 | wcfsocialhall.org
The WaverlyFest Street Dance is a long standing tradition that is held on July 3rd for more than 35 years. Brought to you by The Waverly Community Foundation. This is the largest street dance in the area. Enjoy good drinks, great friends and fabulous music. On the 4th of July there are several activities including: pancake feed, parade and picnics.
CAMP CREEK ANTIQUE MACHINERY THRESHING 41ST ANNUAL SHOW July 15 – 16 | ccthreshers.org
The volunteer organization’s purpose is to preserve and educate the public about the agriculture and industrial heritage of our forefathers. You can see demonstrations and many antique buildings. For more information call (402) 786-3003.
33RD ANNUAL CORNHUSKER STATE GAMES July 21 – 30 NebraskaSportsCouncil.com
From aquatics to wrestling, the Cornhusker State Games will take place in the Lincoln/Omaha areas. Featuring competitions in 60+ sports with 13,000-15,000 athletes vying for gold, silver and bronze medals. Olympic-style pageantry takes place July 21st at Seacrest Field in Lincoln with entertainment galore.
HAYMARKET IN WHITE August | lincolnhaymarket.org
Guests will dress all in white, dine on gourmet picnic fare and dance the night away. The dinner and dance is a celebration of Lincoln’s Haymarket district, held at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Call (402) 435-7496 for more information.
NEBRASKA SPORTS COUNCIL MUD RUN
July 15 – 16, 2017
17200 Bluff Rd, Waverly, NE 2 miles east of Waverly Middle School Swap Meet Featuring: Rumely Tractors, Rumely & May 20, 2017 Olds Gas Engines & Antique Tractor Pull Food Stand & Restrooms on Grounds
For more information call: 402-786-3003
Miniature Railroad Show Sept. 9 – 10, 2017
For more information call: 402-238-2577
FREE Admission Vendor Fee $20 VISIT CCTHRESHERS.ORG
LANCASTER COUNTY SUPER FAIR August 3 – 12 | superfair.org
Come let the good times grow at one of the largest county fairs in the USA! Enjoy many free attractions like racing pigs, petting zoo and nightly concerts. Experience carnival rides, fair food, thrilling motorsports and much more. Call Lancaster Event Center at (402) 441-6545 for more information.
NEBRASKA PORK PRODUCERS CAPITAL CITY RIBFEST August 17 – 19 pinnaclebankarena.com
Nebraska Pork Producers Capital City Ribfest will be Aug. 17 – 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Lot located just north of the arena. The Capital City Ribfest features award-winning barbecue from around the country and some of best local and regional live music during the three-day event.
TRACTORS, TRUCKS, TRAINS, & PLANES August 19 lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
Favorite toys come to life as kids sit in the big seat and experience their favorite real machines up close and personal. They will learn about all of the important jobs that go with these vehicles and helpful safety tips as well.
Billed as Nebraska’s Original Mud Run, this event requires participants to overcome obstacles such as creeks, climbing walls, fences and lots of mud. The race offers 3-Mile and 1-Mile divisions. A unique twist—racers can run individually or as tethered teammates.
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LINCOLN’S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sept. – May | lincolnsymphony.org
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra conducted by Music Director Edward Polochick, with a concert season that runs from September – May in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. All tickets are $15 and $30 and children 17 and under are only $5.
CORNHUSKER FOOTBALL September 2 – November 24 huskers.com
The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers have seven home games in 2017 at Memorial Stadium. Named to honor all veterans, the stadium holds more than 90,000 and on home-game days becomes the state’s third-largest “city.” The home of the Huskers has been sold out since 1962. For ticket information, call (402) 472-3111 or 800-8BIGRED or visit www.huskers.com.
2017 SCHEDULE SEP 2 ARKANSAS STATE SEP 9 at OREGON SEP 16 NORTHERN ILLINOIS SEP 23 RUTGERS* SEP 29 at ILLINOIS* OCT 7 WISCONSIN* OCT 14 OHIO STATE* OCT 28 at PURDUE* NOV 4 NORTHWESTERN* NOV 11 at MINNESOTA* NOV 18 at PENN STATE* NOV 24 IOWA* DEC 2 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP* Home Games * Denotes Big Ten Games
ART IN THE GARDEN
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Noyes Art Gallery presents their 5th “Art in the Garden” art sale at Sunken Gardens with over 50 Nebraska artists; free event, music, dancers and free parking at the Rose Garden. In support of the Sunken Gardens, artwork is available for purchase.
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LINCOLN STARS HOCKEY
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ROCA BERRY FARM September 21 – October 31 rocaberryfarm.com
Roca Berry Farm has been harvesting memories since 1980. Located just 7 miles south of Lincoln, Roca Berry Farm’s pumpkin patch is the largest and oldest in Lancaster County. With 40 acres of pumpkins and over 50 different activities for children and adults. It is a must visit for your fall needs!
17TH LINCOLN ARTS FESTIVAL
September 23 – 24 | artscene.org
Presented by the Lincoln Arts Council, the city’s largest juried art show is at SouthPointe Pavilions Shopping Center. Featuring nearly 100 artists from across the country plus live music and dance on the Southeast Community College World Entertainment Stage, and free crafts for the kids. Attendees can enter free drawings for art and a $500 festival shopping spree. Admission: $1 for ages 12 and up.
MARKET TO MARKET RELAY
September 30 | markettomarketrelay.com
The Market to Market Relay is Nebraska’s running road trip. The largest day-long relay in the nation with over 4,500 runners, takes teams from Omaha to Lincoln. Teams of six, seven or eight friends run three stages per person varying in distance from three to five miles each.
LINCOLN STARS HOCKEY October – April | lincolnstars.com
Fast-paced, hard hitting and highly skilled USHL hockey played at The Ice Box, in Lincoln, voted top five places to see a Jr. Hockey game in North America. An unbelievable pre-game light show, fun filled contests, future NHL’ers and the USHL’s best fans. A Stars game is an evening to be experienced.
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Now in its 13th year, the multi-day, multi-band, multivenue festival set for October 6-8 is under the direction of Hear Nebraska, which found 15 sponsors to allow it to bring in a lineup of national performers at a higher level than previous Lincoln Callings. It will feature 100+ artists and comedians on eight stages, plus visual art and workshops.
a Lincoln tradition since 2001
From downtown, take “O” St. west to Sun Valley Blvd., turn right. Haymarket Park is on your right.
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THE SANTA CELEBRATION & SANTA STATION
October 19 – 20 lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
Don’t miss out on treats and “EEK”-o-friendly fun for the whole family at Lincoln’s #1 indoor family trick-or-treat event! There will be more than 20 treat stops, plus earthfriendly activities throughout the Museum to help families think green when it comes to Halloween and the fall.
BOO AT THE ZOO
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Santa makes his grand entrance on November 25th in SouthPointe Pavilions Center Courtyard. Refreshments, giveaways, activities and more. Enjoy Santa chats and photos in the Santa Station every weekend beginning November 24th. Santa activities presented by First National Bank.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
October 26 – 30 | lincolnzoo.org
Boo at the Zoo is Lincoln’s largest trick-or-treat event. The entire family will love stopping at over 40 trick-or-treat booths to get candy, coupons and more. All of the money raised during Boo at the Zoo directly supports the Zoo. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.lincolnzoo.org.
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GOOD LIFE HALFSY
December 1 | lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
October 29 | goodlifehalfsy.com
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. Some would call it a half marathon. We call it the Halfsy.
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.
Lincoln Children’s Museum invites families to kick off the holiday season at Holiday Spectacular! Of course no holiday party would be complete without a visit from Santa, who can be found in his Nebraska workshop right in the Museum! It’s a night of song, dance, storytelling, indoor snowball fights, decoration making and special guest appearances.
HOLIDAYS IN THE HAYMARKET
December 1, 8 & 15 | lincolnhaymarket.org
The event is held from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday nights in December. See Santa strolling through the streets and enjoy entertainment throughout the Haymarket. Also, enjoy a horse and carriage ride! Activities will be around 7th and P streets. Call (402) 435-7496 for more details.
MAKE BELIEVE MIDNIGHT: FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION December 31 lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
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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 including a ball drop and balloon shower at 8 pm. Ticket information at lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.
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NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL
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Lincoln History at a Glance When the Territory of Nebraska became a state in 1867, the legislature had to decide where to place the capital city. Omaha was the former territorial capital and its representatives argued that the largest city in Nebraska should remain the state capital. However, a majority of the legislators preferred a capital more centrally placed. In a last effort to split the supporters of a new capital location, an Omaha senator proposed that any new capital city be named “Lincoln.” He knew that there was still pro-Confederacy sentiment among some of the anti-Omaha senators. A leader among the anywhere-but-Omaha faction, who happened to also be a well-known former Confederate sympathizer, seconded the motion and a search was initiated for a new capital site. The tiny town of Lancaster was chosen and renamed Lincoln. One of the attractions of the site for Lancaster’s thirty settlers and for native people before them was the opportunity to gather salt on the flats along Salt Creek, a reminder of the prehistoric inland sea that covered this area. Industrial production of salt proved unprofitable, but Lincoln’s environmental diversity is still enriched by very rare saline wetland habitats. A substantial townsite was platted in 1867 for the new capital city, with wide streets, park land, a campus for the yet-to-be-founded state university, and an ample Capitol Square. A Capitol was built by 1868. The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869. Burlington & Missouri River Railroad entered the west side of Lincoln—now the Haymarket District—in 1870, by which time the population reached 2,500. The U. S. Courthouse & Post Office, built between 1873 and 1879 to serve the growing city, is open during business hours at 920 O Street. It is called “Old City Hall” reflecting its use from 1905-1969. Haymarket Historic District on the west side of Downtown has a self-guided tour available in print and on-line at lincolnhaymarket.org/historic-tour Lincoln was a boom town in the 1880s, quadrupling in population from 13,000 in 1880 to 55,000 by 1890. A second State Capitol replaced the 1868 building, which was functionally and structurally deficient. New railroads carried passengers and freight. Downtown bristled with the steeples of large new churches, the University added buildings and the Burr Block, a six-story skyscraper equipped with an elevator, towered over downtown. Streetcars crisscrossed the growing city and reached new satellite towns on the eastern outskirts, most of which were founded around private colleges. CenterStone, at the northeast corner of 12th & O streets, is the 1915 remodeling and enlarging of the 1887 Burr Block. A nationwide depression in the 1890s hit Lincoln especially hard, the young city’s population dropped by nearly one-third, the new colleges struggled and a couple failed. The new century brought slower but steady growth. By the 1920s, Lincoln reclaimed and then exceeded its former peak population, and as the former satellite towns of Bethany Heights, University Place, Havelock,
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and College View all voted to join Lincoln, the population reached 80,000 by 1930. Of six schools founded in the 1880s and 1890s, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Union College continue to thrive, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has greatly expanded its City and East Campus, both gems in their respective settings, as well as key educational and economic assets. Nebraska Wesleyan University at 50th & St. Paul streets still retains its original “Old Main” of 1887-88, a handsome Richardson Romanesque structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. UNL’s City Campus and East Campus have richly detailed on-line tours of their historic architecture at: historicbuildings.unl.edu The distinctive Nebraska State Capitol was built in the decade 1922-32, with a beautiful 400 foot tower which is visible throughout the city and surrounding countryside. Lincoln’s tiny early airport became one of Nebraska’s dozen Army Air Corp bases during World War II, then was returned to the City with greatly expanded facilities. The Cold War saw the airfield reactivated and again expanded as Lincoln Air Force Base from 1952 to 1966. When it was again returned to the Lincoln Airport Authority, the city again had facilities that support not only air travel, but also Air National Guard facilities and successful local industries. Lincoln’s stable, diversified economy and its roles as state capital and home of the University of Nebraska have led to very steady population growth throughout the 20th century, averaging about 1% a year to reach a current population of over 300,000 in Lancaster County, with 90% residing within the well-planned city limits. Wyuka Cemetery, founded by the State of Nebraska in 1869, is an oasis of art, heritage and nature in the heart of Lincoln. A self-guided walking or driving tour is available at the Administration Building at 3600 O Street. Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner, Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Dept.
AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GERMANS FROM RUSSIA 14/K-5
631 D St. | (402) 474-3363 | ahsgr.org Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm
The Germans from Russia were attracted to Lincoln and the Great Plains because of the climate and the farming conditions similar to those in Russia. By 1914, more than one-third of Lincoln’s population was made up of these immigrants and their descendants. The museum is dedicated to preserving their culture and houses the International Society offices, archives and special displays.
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FAIRVIEW, THE BRYAN MUSEUM 18/K-5
49th & Sumner streets | (402) 481-3032 bryanhealth.com 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 nominee for President in 1896, 1900 and 1908. His historic residence has been restored to its early 1900’s grandeur. Scheduled tours offer the opportunity to see the house that once sat atop a hill and offered a “fair view” of the city.
FRANK H. WOODS TELEPHONE PIONEER MUSEUM 29/DD-3
2047 M St. | (402) 436-4640 home.windstream.net/museum Hours: Sun. 1 pm-4 pm, or by appointment. Closed All Holiday Weekends. Guided tours available upon request. Call and leave a message. Someone will return your call to schedule your tour.
Experience communication antiquities and learn how the telephone transformed a segmented nation into on 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.
GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE 12/CC-4 1425 H St. | (402) 471-3466 governorsresidence.ne.gov
The Governor’s Residence is open for public tours every Thursday (except holidays) from 1 pm - 3:30 pm. There is no charge for the tours and a reservation is not required, except for groups of 10 or more. To schedule a reservation for groups of 10 or more, please call (402) 471-3466.
LARSEN TRACTOR TEST & POWER MUSEUM 22/J-3
UNL East Campus Near 35th & Fair streets | (402) 472-8389 tractormuseum.unl.edu Hours: Tues. – Fri. 9 am-4 pm; First Sat. of the month 10 am-2 pm
The Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum is housed in the original Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory built in 1920. The collection features tractors that represent advancements in technology which have been tested in accordance with the Nebraska Tractor Test Law that was passed in July of 1919.
LINCOLN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 11/CC-3 1420 P St. | (402) 477-4000 lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
Hours: Mon. – Wed., Fri. – Sat. 9:30 am-5 pm; Thurs. 9:30 am-7:30 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm; Closed Mondays during the school year. See website for holiday hours.
Rated the top children’s attraction in Lincoln by Trip Advisor, the Museum features more than 40 exhibits on three floors of fun in beautiful Downtown Lincoln. Families create, discover and learn through play as they explore a world of pretend made just for kids. Pricing and event information at lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.
Pinnacle Arena Drive to 17th St., H to R St. (402) 434-6900 | lincolnhaymarket.org 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.
LANCASTER EVENT CENTER 25/M-2 4100 N 84th St. | (402) 441-6545 lancastereventcenter.org
With over 270 events yearly, you’ll find fun at Lancaster Event Center! This active facility is home to many horse, dog and car shows, and some of the largest trade shows in Lincoln. They have numerous flea markets, craft/antique shoes, women/kid’s expos, mud runs and motorsports. Check their calendar when you’re in town and let the good times grow!
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LINCOLN CHILDREN’S ZOO 15/EE-5 1222 S 27th St. | (402) 475-6741 lincolnzoo.org
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE
Hours: April – Oct., Sun. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; June – Aug. Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Wed., 10 am-8 pm
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, upclose animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family.
LINCOLN MONUMENT CC-4 Lincoln Mall and 14th streets (402) 471-0448 | capitol.nebraska.org
The Lincoln Monument on the west side of the Capitol was created by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon 10 years prior to their Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dedicated September 2, 1912, Nebraska’s monument celebrates the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth and includes the Gettysburg Address in granite.
Visit the village, research library and gift shop.
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 631 D Street 402.474.3363 | www.ahsgr.org
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ROLLER SKATING 17/K-5
4730 South St. | (402) 483-7551 rollerskatingmuseum.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-5 pm; Closed Holidays
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 and more.
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International Quilt Study Center & Museum
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NEBRASKA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS HALL OF FAME 40/AA-1
500 Charleston St., Ste. 3 | (402) 476-4767 nebhalloffame.org Hours: Winter Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Summer Wed., Fri. 10 am-4 pm
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 exhibit hall. The hall is located in the Nebraska School Activities Association building located north of Haymarket Park. The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame motto is “Honoring the past to inspire the future.”
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NEBRASKA HISTORY MUSEUM 6/CC-3
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-4:30 pm; Sat. & Sun. 1-4:30 pm; Closed State Holidays
Come out and visit the farm and see how milk goes from farm to table. Tours are scheduled in advance, by appointment only and hosted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 am and 11 am. Admission is $3/person for ages 2 and older with a $20 minimum. Tours last an hour to an hour and a half depending on size of group.
131 Centennial Mall North | (402) 471-4782 nebraskahistory.org/sites/mnh
Enjoy cool old stuff with a cool new look at the recently renovated Nebraska History Museum. Changing exhibits, hands-on history, daily guided tours, family fun days and public programs for all ages connect you to fascinating Nebraska stories. The Landmark Store features books, children’s educational items and Nebraska products. Free admission.
NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL 31/CC-4 1445 K St. | (402) 471-0448 capitol.org
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am-5 pm; Sat. and Holidays 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving, the Friday after, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
The Nebraska Capitol, constructed 1922 to 1932 for $10 million, is described as the nation’s first truly vernacular state capitol. Seen from miles away, the majestic four hundred foot domed tower and low spreading base contain mosaics and sculpture representing the natural, social and political development of Nebraska.
13000 Pella Rd. Firth, NE | (402) 791-2228 pldairy.com Hours: Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9 am & 11 am
THE RAILYARD 45/BB-3
300 & 350 Canopy St. | railyardlnk.com
The Railyard on Canopy Street is Lincoln, Nebraska’s premier entertainment district located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena. This vibrant venue features 13+ restaurants & bars, live entertainment, a public market and THE CUBE presented by Union Bank & Trust.
THOMAS P. KENNARD HOUSE 13/CC-4 1627 H St. | (402) 471-4764 nebraskahistory.org/sites/ kennard/index.htm Hours: By Appointment Only
The house of our first secretary of state proudly proclaimed, “Nebraska is here to stay!” when the state was barely two years old in 1869. Experience Victorian elegance and learn about building a state. Group tours available.
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA STATE MUSEUM - MORRILL HALL 7/CC-2 14th & Vine streets | (402) 472-2642 museum.unl.edu
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Thurs. 9:30 am-8 pm; Sun. 1:30-4:30 pm; Closed Major Holidays
“Archie” the life-sized bronze Columbian mammoth greets visitors outside Morrill Hall, the region’s premier museum of natural history! The Museum provides a glimpse into our ancient past featuring the world-famous Elephant Hall, hands-on discovery center, Bizarre Beasts, plus more!
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS ARBOR DAY FARM TREE ADVENTURE 2611 Arbor Ave. Nebraska City, NE (402) 873-8717 | arbordayfarm.org Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
Explore and enjoy the 260 acres of Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska – the home of Arbor Day! The natural beauty of this National Historic Landmark makes every visit a lifelong memory.
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617 S 238th St. Eagle, NE (402) 781-2243 | eagleraceway.com Hours: Sat. 4-10 pm
Eagle Raceway, America’s home track, includes a onethird mile high banked dirt track known as the World’s Fastest Third Mile because of its speed! Race days on Saturdays, April through September will feature: IMCA RaceSaver Sprints, Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts. Home of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals, Nebraska’s Vacation Destination!
HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT OF AMERICA 8523 W State Hwy. 4 Beatrice, NE (402) 223-3514 | nps.gov/home Hours: Sun. – Sat. 8:30 am-5 pm
The Homestead Heritage Center offers a film and museum that looks at homesteader life and the evolution of the Homestead Act and its impact on people today. The Education Center hosts special programs and temporary exhibits. See an original cabin, one-room school and over 2.5 miles of trails in tallgrass prairie and burr oak woodland.
NEBRASKA HISTORY Celebrating Nebraska’s MUSEUM 150th cool old stuff...cool new look
131 Centennial Mall N. Lincoln, Nebraska Free Admission • Open Daily (402) 471-4782
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A symbol of new beginnings in the middle of nowhere The story of Nebraska statehood
Thomas P. Kennard House 1627 H Street Lincoln, NE 402-471- 4764 for tour appointments
I-80 SPEEDWAY 13909 238th St. Greenwood, NE (402) 342-3453 | I-80Speedway.com Hours: April – middle of October, Weekly
I-80 Speedway is home to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series on Friday nights featuring Super Late Models, Grand Nationals, Stock Cars, A Mods, B Mods and Compacts. The tracks feature event is the Silver Dollar Nationals, a national crown-jewel event that annually draws raves from fans and drivers alike.
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STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND & AEROSPACE MUSEUM 28210 West Park Hwy. (I-80, Exit 426) Ashland, NE (402) 944-3100 | sacmuseum.com Hours: 9 am-5 pm Daily. See website for holiday hours.
The Museum is the home to the largest collection of Cold War aircraft. Come and see air and space exhibitions, let the kids have fun in the Children’s Science Center or come to one of the many special events throughout the year, such as Helicopter Day, Indoor Air Show, Summer Camps or Museum Overnights. The world of discovery awaits!
Morrill Hall An exhibit exploring some of the strangest creatures ever to inhabit the earth
www.museum.unl.edu University of Nebraska State Museum South of 14th & Vine | UNL City Campus UNL does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see go.unl.edu/nondiscrimination.
Lincoln ranks #1 of the 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the U.S.A. “The state of Nebraska tends to evoke images of rolling hills and rugged landscapes. But the city of Lincoln is a modern diamond in the rough. It boasts high-end shopping, beautiful parks, museums and bustling nightclubs.” —• The Culture Trip
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Lincoln…A sports event destination like no other The Nebraska Sports Council is proud to conduct one of the nation’s largest annual multi-sport festivals—the Cornhusker State Games—in Lincoln. With competition in 68 sports for more than 10,000 athletes and 20,000 spectators, the Cornhusker State Games presents a number of challenges for a host community. Thankfully, Lincoln has always risen to the challenge! First, Lincoln is a vibrant, cooperative and diverse sports community that provides support whenever necessary. Whether it’s local colleges/ universities with related areas of emphasis, workstudy programs or a business community that encourages and often rewards volunteerism and an overall spirit of community pride, Lincoln has the ability to deliver enough people-power to make every event great! Second, you’ve got to have versatile competition venues for the Games, including an arena or stadium with 10,000+ capacity for the Opening Ceremonies and more than 55 competition venues in a variety of sports that stretches from foosball to mountain biking and from trapshooting to soccer. Thankfully, Lincoln has the facility bases covered…and then some. Even better, the facility owners are generally very supportive in making facilities accessible.
Lincoln is loaded in this area—the athletes love it here. According to our surveys, the average Games athlete eats out more than three times, buys an article or two of clothing and spends time exploring this beautiful community. Games athletes seem to favor the family friendly establishments and sandwich shops, malls and sporting goods stores, go carts and trampolines, but all tastes, ages, hobbies and interests are served well in Lincoln. Last, but certainly not least, is the financial support in the community. With an annual budget around $1 million and participation fees accounting for less than half, the Games depend heavily on corporate sponsorships and individual donations. Thankfully, Lincoln has a very supportive business community and a community-wide philanthropic mindset as evidenced when Lincoln hosted the 2010 National Games for Special Olympics and the 2015 State Games of America. There is much more to love about Lincoln as a host city for your sporting event. From the volunteer recruitment and event planning and support from the Lincoln CVB, all the way up to the elected officials, everyone does their part. Their support makes the athletes and spectators feel welcome and their professionalism creates an environment for a top-shelf event.
Third, the host community needs a lot of affordable and family-friendly places to stay. Thankfully, Lincoln’s lodging inventory provides more than enough rooms for the Games and a great variety of locations, pricing and amenities to give athletes and families just what they desire.
Lincoln has definitely created a name for itself with the various regional, national and world competitions it has hosted over the past few years. We feel very fortunate that we are able to host our event in such a wonderful city that provides us with so many opportunities. Thanks Lincoln!
Fourth, attendees are usually looking for something to do, see, eat or buy in their host city before, between and after their competition. Thankfully,
Dave Mlnarik, Executive Director, Nebraska Sports Council
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AMUSEMENT CENTERS ADVENTURE GOLF CENTER K-7
5901 S 56th St. (56th & Old Cheney Rd.) (402) 421-2254 Hours: Mid-March – Mid-October
Get your competitive juices going in a family-friendly atmosphere with two 18-hole beautifully landscaped courses; six batting cages; an arcade and clubhouse with snack bar.
AGER PLAY CENTER EE-5
DEFY GRAVITY H-6
345 Sporting Village Drive, Ste. 1 (402) 817-6900 | defygravitylincoln.com Hours: Mon. 10 a.m-9 pm; Tues. – Thurs. 3:30 pm-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-11 pm; Sun. 11 am-7 pm
Defy Gravity is the first trampoline park in Nebraska where you can actually bounce off the walls during open jump, play dodgeball on the trampoline, act like you are in the Mission Impossible movies inside the laser maze and so much more.
ESCAPE LINCOLN BB-3
140 N 8th St., Ste. 60, The Apothecary (402) 477-7801 | escapelincoln.com
1300 S 27th St. | (402) 441-6792 lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
Hours: Open Weekends; Mon. – Thurs. by appointment. Check website for availability or to schedule a custom booking.
Hours: Year round Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm; October 1-April 30 Sat. 9am-3pm
Escape Lincoln is a real-life adventure game where participants are locked in a room and use puzzles and clues around them in order to “escape.”
Ager Play Center is an active play place for younger people. It has a large play structure designed for preschool children under 48 inches tall. On the outside of the structure there is a “track” on which children can ride trikes and everyone can walk. The toddler area has a small ball pool similar to the large structure, as well as age specific activities and toys.
CHAMPIONS FUN CENTER I-3 1555 Yolande Ave. | (402) 434-7066 championsfuncenter.com
LINCOLN ESCAPE ROOM I-6 3700 S 9th St., Ste. D | (402) 432-7306 lincolnescaperoom.com
Hours: Mon. & Tues. 3:30-10 pm; Wed., Thurs., & Sun. Noon-10 pm; Fri. Noon-11:30 pm; Sat. 10:30 am-11:30 pm
The Lincoln Escape Room is a physical adventure game in which you and your friends will solve a series of puzzles and riddles, find hidden clues, and complete a mission in order to escape within 60 minutes. Are you up to the challenge?
Hours: Winter Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-Midnight; Sun. 11 am-10 pm; Summer Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-Midnight; Sun. 11 am-10 pm
LINCOLN LASER TAG J-2
Champions Fun Center is the place for fun family entertainment. Enjoy an 18 hole mini golf course, batting cages, water wars, four-story freefall, go-karts, adventure maze, open bowling and cosmic bowling, 70+ arcade/ redemption games, and a snack bar that has pizza, giant pretzels, hot dogs, chicken strips and more.
Hours: Fall/Winter Wed. & Thurs. 6-9 pm; Fri. 5-11 pm; Sat. 11 am-11 pm; Sun. Noon-7 pm Summer Tues. – Thurs. 1-9 pm, Fri. 1-10 pm, Sat. 11 am-10 pm, Sun. 1-7 pm
CJ’S PAINTBALL PARK
16500 SW 14th St. Martell, NE (402) 464-2769 | cjspaintballpark.com
Nebraska’s premier paintball park for the past 26 years. The park includes 21 acres of wooded area with seven different playing fields. The park now specializes in low-impact paintball for ages 8 and up. Come in for birthday parties, bachelor parties, church outings, corporate events and just plain fun. Now featuring online booking and waivers.
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6600 N 27th St. | (402) 476-4824 www.lincolnlasertag.com
Laser Tag is a mildly aerobic, thrill seeking game that is fun for all ages! The object of the game is to score as many points by tagging other players, while trying to avoid being tagged yourself. The 6,840 square-feet arena, can hold up to 30 players at a time and will leave players with an experience that they will never forget!
LOST IN FUN!
8431 Cody Dr. | (402) 261-0440 www.lostinfun.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-9:30 pm; Sun. 11 am-8 pm
Your outdoor playland...indoors! Kids of all ages can have a fun-tastic time. The space includes: playsets with many different activities, fun maze, inflatable jumpers, foam pit, toddler area, jumping pillow, basketball court, a big ball-pit, an arcade (not included in the pass), and a snack area to satisfy your cravings.
SMART ROOMS CC-3 134 N 13th St. | (402) 890-1210 smartroomslincoln.com
Session Times: Wed., Thurs., Fri. 3:30-8 pm (every 1.5 hours); Sat. & Sun. Noon-8 pm (every 1.5 hours)
Smart Rooms is a live-action entertainment experience in which participants must use logic, wit and teamwork to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape a locked room within 60 minutes.
ARBORETUMS ALICE ABEL ARBORETUM K-3 Nebraska Wesleyan University 5000 St. Paul Ave. | (402) 465-7530 arboretum.unl.edu
DOWNTOWN LINCOLN ARBORETUM
206 S 13th St., Ste. 101 | (402) 441-0020 arboretum.unl.edu
LINCOLN REGIONAL CENTER ARBORETUM H-5 West Prospector & Folsom streets (402) 471-4444 | arboretum.unl.edu By Appointment Only
LINCOLN SOUTH RIDGE VILLAGE
8200 Cody Dr. | arboretum.unl.edu
MAYOR’S WATER CONSERVATION TASK FORCE GARDEN I-3 2021 N 27th St. | (402) 441-5930 arboretum.unl.edu
NEBRASKA STATE CAPITOL CC-4 1445 K St. | (402) 471-0491 arboretum.unl.edu
PIONEERS PARK NATURE CENTER G-6
3201 S Coddington Ave. | (402) 441-8708 arboretum.unl.edu
PRAIRIE PINES ARBORETUM J-3 UNL East Campus | 407 Hardin Hall arboretum.unl.edu
SUNKEN GARDENS EE-5
Southwest corner of 27th & Capital Parkway (402) 441-7847 | arboretum.unl.edu
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LINCOLN CHILDREN’S ZOO 15/EE-5 1222 S 27th St. | (402) 475-6741 arboretum.unl.edu
LINCOLN LOWER PLATTE SOUTH NRD I-3
3125 Portia St. | (402) 476-2729 | lpsnrd.org
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Natural Lancaster County It’s not hard for a visitor to find nature in Lancaster County. With great municipal parks, trail systems and conservation organizations, you will never be far from opportunities for learning, relaxation and recreation in the great outdoors. Tallgrass Prairie Eastern Nebraska’s landscape was once dominated by tallgrass prairie – with plants and wildflowers six to eight feet tall, and a wonderfully rich soil community of roots, bugs and microbes thriving for twice that depth below ground. With the spread of towns and farming much of our native landscape has been lost, but fortunately, Lancaster County abounds with opportunities to experience
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–to borrow my organization’s tagline–“where wild Nebraska grows.” The largest single tract of restored and protected tallgrass prairie in the region can be found at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. Located three miles south of Denton, about 25 minutes from downtown Lincoln, this attraction offers over three miles of mowed trails across 850 acres of tallgrass prairie, wetlands and woodland. Historic wagon ruts from the Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cutoff of the Oregon Trail can be viewed at the site. The trails are open 365 days a year between sunup and sundown. The Education Center contains exhibits about the birds, plants,
animals and people of the prairie. During opening hours, visitors can borrow themed Discovery Backpacks with tools and ideas for exploring the prairie. Programs throughout the year such as bird walks, workshops and a fall prairie festival provide opportunities for people to connect with the beauty of the natural world. For more information: springcreekprairie. audubon.org, (402) 797-2301 Lincoln’s Pioneers Park Nature Center offers another great tallgrass prairie experience. Located on the western edge of Lincoln and run by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Center covers 670 acres of woodland, wetland and prairie, and over eight miles of trails. Several
buildings house exhibits on the habitats found at the center, and the Heritage School and Hudson Cabin let visitors see a slice of life of nineteenth century Nebraska settlers. The Nature Center also houses several indoor and outdoor live animal exhibits of some of the prairie’s native wildlife, including fox, wild turkey, American elk, whitetailed deer and perhaps the most iconic of prairie animals, American bison. Kids will enjoy getting dirty in Edna Shield’s Natural Play Area. The Nature Center hosts a wide variety of program and events throughout the year. For more information on the Pioneers Park Nature Center, visit lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/ naturecenter/index.htm; (402) 441-7895
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Nine Mile Prairie The University of Nebraska-Lincoln‘s Nine Mile Prairie (named for its distance from the downtown campus) is open to the public. Mowed grass trails let visitors experience the prairie up close on the 230-acre research facility. There are no facilities at the site. For more information: http://snr.unl.edu/ aboutus/where/fieldsites/ninemileprairie.asp Saline Wetlands In addition to tallgrass prairie, Lancaster County is home to a rare complex of saline wetlands. Created by groundwater seeping up through salt formations left behind by vast inland sea millions of years ago, saline wetlands have a unique plant community and attract a wide variety of birds. The public can visit about a dozen different saline wetland areas around Lincoln. At the Lincoln Saline Wetland Center just east of Capitol Beach Lake in Lincoln, visitors can walk a one-mile wood chip interpretive trail. A historic “bowstring” bridge and a wildlife viewing blind add to the experience. For more information: lincoln.ne.gov/city/ parks/parksfacilities/wetlands/index.htm Parks and Other Recreation Areas Along with Pioneers Park (mentioned above), Lincoln’s Wilderness Park is a great place to walk or bike in a natural setting close to town. Further
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afield, several State Recreation and Wildlife Management Areas in Lancaster County provide a wide array of other opportunities for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, camping and other outdoor activities. For more information: lincoln.ne.gov/city/ parks/index.htm; outdoornebraska.gov Trails There are so many beautiful places to explore in Lancaster County. A great way to explore them is on our extensive and growing trail system. From bike routes through busy downtown Lincoln, to rural rails-to-trails projects that connect Lancaster County with other parts of the state, there are miles and miles of trails through the region that provide great places for walking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, and even birding! For more information: gptn.org; nebraskabirdingtrails.com I hope you’ll find exploring the natural beauty that Lancaster County has to offer as rewarding as I have. And with new projects underway - like a trail connection to Omaha and the Haines Branch habitat and trail corridor between Pioneers Park and Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center – we can all look forward to even more opportunities in the years to come. By Glynnis Collins Director, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
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TAYLOR PARK NEIGHBORHOOD K-4
330 Park Vista | (402) 489-3006 arboretum.unl.edu
JOSHUA C. TURNER ARBORETUM K-6
Union College | 3800 S 48th St. (402) 486-2536 | arboretum.unl.edu
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKALINCOLN BOTANICAL GARDEN AND ARBORETUM 12 garden areas on both City (1400 R St.) and East campus (1705 Arbor Dr.) (402) 472-2679 | arboretum.unl.edu
WYUKA CEMETERY J-4 3600 O St. | (402) 474-3600
ASTRONOMY & SPACE SHOWS RALPH MUELLER PLANETARIUM 7/CC-2
University of Nebraska—Lincoln 210 Morrill Hall (402) 472-2641 | museum.unl.edu
CAMPGROUNDS LANCASTER EVENT CENTER CAMPING 25/M-2
4100 N 84th St. | (402) 441-6545 lancastereventcenter.org/plan-visit/camping Hours: (Business office) Mon. – Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm
Camp under the Nebraska skies at the back of our 160 acre grounds. Camping amenities include: 200 gravel or grass spots, 30/50-amp electrical hookups, showers in the multi-purpose arena (open during event hours), potable water fill up and dump station in parking lot at entrance. Book online or call 402-441-6545.
LINCOLN’S CAMP-A-WAY 34/H-2
200 Campers Cir. (1st & Superior streets) (402) 476-2282 | (866) 719-CAMP campaway.com
Camp-A-Way Campground is a full-service RV Park that’s consistently been rated in the Top 5% of North America. This year-round park features full service 30/50 amp RV sites, cabins and roomy tent sites. Also included: Wi-Fi, cable TV, heated pool, whirlpool, jump pad, laundry, dog park, planned events, convenience store, snack bar and gift shop.
Hours: Shows on Sat. & Sun.
The Ralph Mueller Planetarium at Morrill Hall is the premier fulldome theater in Nebraska! Come for an exciting adventure through space, natural history, & beyond - an unforgettable experience! Children must be at least 4 years old to be admitted.
HYDE MEMORIAL OBSERVATORY K-6
Holmes Lake, South Shore Rd (402) 441-7094 | hydeobservatory.info Hours: March (DST) – August: Sundown-11 pm; September: 8-11 pm; October – March (DST) 7-10 pm
Built, furnished, and operated entirely by donations, Hyde Memorial Observatory is devoted exclusively to public viewing, completely free of admission charge, staffed only by volunteers. The observatory is located on the south side of Holmes Lake in southeast Nebraska.
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At 143 years old, We’re never looked so good!
Since 1869, Lincoln has entrusted it’s heritage and families to WYUKA’s care. As a vital part of the Lincoln community, you can trust WYUKA to provide the finest care for you and your loved ones for generations to come. WYUKA, Lincoln’s premiere funeral home and cemetery, offering complete services in one convenient, central location.
3600 “O” Street Lincoln, NE (402) 474-3600
Bryson’s Airboat Tours Fly over the Platte River and peek into the world of Bald Eagles, Blue Herons and White Tail Deer in serene, natural surroundings.
brysonairboattours.com | 402-968-8534
HIGHLANDS GOLF COURSE 5/G-2 5501 NW 12th St. | (402) 441-6081 lincolncitygolf.org Sunrise to Sunset
The 18-hole “Highlands” course at Highlands Golf Course facility in Lincoln, Nebraska features 7,021 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.5 and it has a slope rating of 119. The Highlands Golf Course opened in 1993. Highlands also has a full grass driving range golf shop.
HOLMES PARK GOLF COURSE 8/K-5 3701 S 70th St. | (402) 441-8960 lincolncitygolf.org Sunrise to Sunset
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 7 am to sunset. Because of the danger to turf, no skiing or sledding is allowed on city golf courses.
FISHING & WATER SPORTS Salt Valley lakes offer fishing for channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, bullhead, carp and other species, along with boating, jet 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.
GOLF (CITY) 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 parks.lincoln.ne.gov/golf. Call individual courses to arrange tee times or for other specific information.
The 18-hole “Holmes Park” course at the Holmes Golf Course facility in Nebraska features 6,805 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Floyd Farley, ASGCA, the Holmes Park Golf Course opened in 1963. The course sits next to Holmes Lake and has a full grass driving range and snack area for drinks and food.
JIM AGER MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE AND LEARNING CENTER 9/J-5 3761 Normal Blvd. | (402) 441-8963 lincolncitygolf.org
Hours: Apr. 1 – Oct. 31, 8 am-Sunset; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Ager is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Junior golfers are the focus at the 9-hole course. There are no tee times first come, first tee off and every hole is a Par 3. The course is still great fun for all ages and located close to downtown. The course is a perfect family outing if you have kids who are just picking up on the game.
MAHONEY GOLF COURSE 11/L-3 7900 Adams St. | (402) 441-8969 lincolncitygolf.org Sunrise to Sunset
Mahoney Golf Course is unique in that it’s a par 70 course, rather than a par 72. This makes for a fun and challenging experience. There are six par 3s. You are forced to hit six great iron shots to have a decent round. Located in northeast Lincoln, the course features many trees that provide a breathtaking view in the fall.
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HIDDEN VALLEY GOLF CLUB 4/N-7
Sunrise to Sunset
18 hole, par 70. This layout sprawls across a lush, treelined 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.
3403 W Van Dorn St. | (402) 441-8966 lincolncitygolf.org
Pioneers is the oldest public golf course in Lincoln, but for 12 years in a row it has led all courses in number of rounds played. The 18-hole course, built in 1930, is spread across a gradual hill, which the beautiful clubhouse sits atop. Located in west Lincoln, the course gives golfers stunning views of Pioneers Park.
GOLF (PUBLIC) CROOKED CREEK GOLF CLUB 2/N-4 333 S 134th St. | (402) 489-7899 crookedcreekgolfclub.com
This championship 18-hole, par 72 golf course, plays down into the beautiful valley and finishes back up hill towards the full service clubhouse. It has five sets of tees to choose from for varied difficulty.
10501 Pine Lake Rd. | (402) 483-2532 hiddenvalleylincoln.com
HIMARK GOLF COURSE 7/M-6 8901 Augusta Dr. | (402) 488-7888 himarkgolf.com
27 hole, 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 Ave. | (402) 476-1012
9 hole 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.
Dine. Drink. Golf. Celebrate.
1800 WILDERNESS WOODS PLACE | LINCOLN, NE 68512 | 402.434.5118 | WILDERNESSRIDGEGOLF.COM
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PINE LAKE GOLF AND TENNIS 12/L-7
HOLMES LAKE L-5
9 hole, par 3 course. Pine Lake is a challenging par 3 course that offers reasonable rates and a family atmosphere. Find them on Facebook.
OAK LAKE PARK H-4
6601 S 84th St. | (402) 488-7105
WILDERNESS RIDGE GOLF CLUB 14/I-7
1800 Wilderness Woods Pl. (402) 434-5106 | wildernessridgegolf.com Hours: Sun – Sat., Call for tee times
Wilderness Ridge is the most unique golf course in the state. With its granite boulder-lined ponds and streams, waterfalls, bent grass fairways and more than 6,000 trees throughout the 18-hole championship course and 9-hole executive track, it’s truly a resort style golfing experience. Wilderness Ridge also is home to the UNL golf teams.
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 46/J-2 4703 N 44th St. | (402) 471-6141 outdooredcenter.org Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. Noon-8 pm; Sat. & Sun. Noon-6 pm; Wed. Closed
The Outdoor Education Center is a fully staffed shooting facility offering indoor firearm, as well as: indoor/outdoor archery ranges focusing on educating people of all ages to the shooting sports. They offer both equipment and instruction in archery and firearm. The climate controlled indoor firearm range is available for those ages 8 and over. The archery range is available for ages 6 and over. Personal archery, crossbow, and firearm up to 30-06 rifle and 44 Mag handgun welcome. The Outdoor Education Center is a great option for a fun afternoon with friends, family, teams and corporate groups.
ICE SKATING Outdoor rinks are prepared by the Parks and Recreation Department throughout the ice skating season. They are open for public use until 11 pm each night. Call (402) 441-7847 after 9 am to inquire about ice conditions.
70th & Normal Blvd., East portion
Charleston St. & Sun Valley Blvd.
JOHN BRESLOW ICE HOCKEY CENTER 47/BB-2 433 V St. | (402) 472-2758 breslowhockeycenter.com
The John Breslow Ice Hockey Center is a premier Ice Skating Experience for the public. Home to the University of Nebraska Husker Hockey Club. John Breslow Ice Hockey Center also offers Public Skating, Stick & Puck, Drop In Hockey Sessions, Birthday Parties, Learn To Skate, Youth and Adult Hockey & Broomball. Ice Rentals are also available.
LINCOLN STARS ICE BOX 32/I-3
1880 Transformation Dr. | (402) 474-7827 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 from September-April. Public Skating is open from October-April. Call or visit the website for game schedule, ticket information, group nights, fundraising or general information.
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300 Canopy St. | www.canopyst.com
The Railyard Ice Rink is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink that has become a special wintertime tradition. The rink is open seven days a week during the winter.
850 acres–native tallgrass prairie sanctuary 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.audubon.org
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MOTOCROSS ABBOTT MOTOCROSS PARK L-1 8033 Arbor Rd. | (402) 413-0234 abbottmx.com
Hours: Open four days a week for riding – call track hotline for weekly schedule or visit website.
The Abbott Motocross Facility features three motocross tracks and off road riding trails. The main track is 1.5 miles long and 30 feet 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 mini-track open to youth riders on 50cc or 65cc motorcycles or ATVs. Competitive events held throughout the year.
OUTDOOR ANTELOPE PARK EE-5
23rd & N streets | 33rd & Sheridan Blvd. (402) 441-7847 | lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks Hours: Sun. – Sat. Sunrise – 11 pm
Antelope Park is a particularly beautiful park offering extensive facilities, including the Hamann Rose Gardens, Sunken Gardens, fountains, public art, Ager Learning Golf Course, Veterans Memorial Garden, trails system and a universally accessible playground area.
PIONEERS PARK F-6
3201 S Coddington Ave. | (402) 441-7847 lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
Pioneers Park includes over 288 acres of green space including sports fields, trails, bridle paths, playground areas, shelters and a large hill for sledding in the winter. The Pioneers Park Nature Center (653 acres), located on the west side of the park offers a variety of nature programming for all ages. The Pioneers Golf Course (179 acres) located on the northwest side of the park is one of the oldest courses in Lincoln. Pioneers Park is also home to Pinewood Bowl.
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3201 S Coddington Ave. lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/naturecenter/ index.htm Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:30 am – 5 pm; Sun. Noon – 5 pm
The Nature Center, at the west end of Pioneers Park, features eight miles of walking trails through native prairie, woodlands and wetlands. Bison, elk, hawks and owls are exhibited in outdoor enclosures. Stop by the Prairie Building and Chet Ager Building to visit small animals exhibits, hands-on displays and bird, children’s and herb garden.
HAZEL ABEL PARK CC-4 18th & E streets | (402) 441-7847 lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks Hours: Sun. – Sat. Sunrise-11 pm
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.
Putting people in touch with nature
Pioneers Park Nature Center
HOLMES PARK AND LAKE K-6 70th & Normal Blvd. | (402) 441-7847 lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
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, an 18-hole public golf course and Hyde Memorial Observatory. In winter, part of the lake is cleared of snow for ice skating and sledders fill the hills.
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
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SPRING CREEK PRAIRIE AUDUBON CENTER 11700 SW 100th St. Denton, NE (402) 797-2301 springcreekprairie.audubon.org
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-5 pm; Sat. & Sun. 1-5 pm; Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Closed major holidays.
Experience the sights and sounds of an 850-acre native tallgrass prairie preserve. Twenty minutes southwest of Lincoln, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center offers prairie, wetland and woodland habitats; miles of walking trails; a straw-bale constructed visitor center, and trail ruts from the Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cutoff of the Oregon Trail. New interactive exhibits will engage the whole family!
SUNKEN GARDENS EE-5 S 27th & D streets | (402) 441-8267 lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks Hours: Sun. – Sat. 5 am-11 pm
Sunken Gardens is a beautiful terraced garden featuring reflecting ponds, thousands of annuals, 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.
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VETERANS MEMORIAL GARDEN 30/EE-5
3200 Veterans Memorial Dr. (402) 441-7847 | lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
A visit to this site in Lincoln’s historic Antelope Park will take you on a walking tour of over twenty one military monuments. A place of solemn beauty, the garden allows peaceful reflection and serves as a permanent reminder of the sacrifices veterans have made to preserve our freedom. Military individuals have been honored with “Bricks of Honor” that are permanently displayed throughout this garden. Veteran’s Memorial Garden is located within Antelope Park at 3200 Veteran’s Memorial Drive.
WILDERNESS PARK H-5 – H-7 1st & Van Dorn streets 27th & Saltillo Rd. (402) 441-7847 | lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
Wilderness Park, Lincoln’s largest 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. The Jamaica North Trail goes through the park stretching six and a half miles and connecting with the Homestead Trail south of Saltillo Road.
NEARBY OUTDOORS ARBOR LODGE STATE HISTORICAL PARK 2600 Arbor Ave. Nebraska City, NE (402) 873-7222 arbordayfarm.org/arborlodge.cfm Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City, is the original estate of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. The park includes a historic mansion, arboretum, Italian terraced garden, a log cabin, hiking trails and a carriage house. The mansion is open for tours and special events under the direction of the Arbor Day Foundation.
EUGENE T. MAHONEY STATE PARK 28500 W Park Highway Ashland, NE (402) 944-2523 outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Mahoney
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is open year-round. Overnight cabin and lodge room accommodations, camping sites and food service is available. Seasonal activities include Family Aquatic Center, Ice Skating Rink, Activities Center, indoor playground, horseback trail rides, playhouse theater, fishing, hiking and biking. State park permit is required.
LEE G. SIMMONS CONSERVATION PARK & WILDLIFE SAFARI 30 minutes east on I-80 at Exit 426 South Ashland, NE | (402) 944-9453 wildlifesafaripark.com Hours: Apr. – Oct., Sun. – Sat. 9 am-5 pm
Drive your car through free-ranging North American wildlife in natural habitat! See bison, white-tailed deer, cranes in wetland habitat and hike to Pawnee Creek Trailhead. Enjoy beautiful gardens, small-animals exhibits, gift shop and accessories at the Visitors Center.
SKATING 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 32nd & W streets | (402) 441-7847 lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
The facility in Peter Pan Park is an outdoor, modular unit skate park. Peter Pan Park has many fun things to enjoy including a half-court basketball, sand volleyball, hardsurfaced tennis courts, soccer fields, horseshoe courts, a playground as well as a skate park. The park is constructed with metal framing and skatelite surfacing and includes a large ledge and small box for tricks. Posted rules and regulations apply.
“An outdoor Playground… Indoors”
8431 Cody Dr (15th & Yankee Hill, Rd.) Lincoln NE
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TIERRA SKATE PARK J-6
STAR CITY SHORES J-6
Hours: Daylight Hours only. Fees: No Fee
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 12:30-8 pm
The Tierra Skate Park is an outdoor, modular skate park. Located southeast of the 27th and Highway 2 intersection, Tierra Briarhust Park includes this skate park as well as ball fields, a disc golf course, a playground, baseball and tennis courts. The newly renovated skate park facility is intended to appeal to a wide variety of users of various experience levels by incorporating design/construction techniques and materials to mimic streetscape elements and urban architecture within a public park space. Posted rules and regulations apply.
Star City Shores is an outdoor, seasonal, public swimming pool facility opening Memorial Day weekend. Zero-depth entry, accessible facility, two big slides, 2 small water slides, large dump bucket, water play feature, family changing rooms and a concession stand.
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27th & Highway 2 | (402) 441-6670 parks.lincoln.ne.gov
UNIVERSITY PLACE AQUATICS CENTER K-3 2000 N 48th St. | (402) 441-7834 parks.lincoln.ne.gov Hours: Mon. – Fri. 1 pm-8 pm; Sat. & Sun. 1 pm-6 pm
SLEDDING Pioneers Park is a beautiful winter park with a ramp for sledding. The park is open 7 am to sunset in winter. However, when the snow cover is adequate for good sledding, the ramp area is lighted and open for use until 11 pm.
University Place Aquatic Center is an outdoor, seasonal, public swimming pool facility opening Memorial Day weekend. Zero-depth entry, accessible facility, drop slide and other amenities are available.
SWIMMING Outdoor public swimming pools are generally open at 1 pm through the summer, weather permitting. Pool season is Memorial Day weekend to the second 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.
HIGHLANDS AQUATICS CENTER G-2 5511 NW 12th St. | (402) 441-7800 parks.lincoln.ne.gov Hours: Mon. – Fri. 1 pm-8 pm; Sat. & Sun. 1 pm-6 pm
THOSE THAT LIVE HERE RECOGNIZE THERE’S A CERTAIN CHARM TO THE CAPITAL CITY THAT IS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE LOCAL ARTS SCENE, THE FLOURISHING RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND THE RELAXED PACE OF LIFE.
Highlands Aquatic Center is an outdoor, seasonal, public swimming pool facility opening Memorial Day weekend. Zero-depth entry, accessible facility, drop slide and other amenities are available.
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TENNIS WOODS TENNIS CENTER EE-4 401 S 33rd St. | (402) 441-7095 woodstenniscenter.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am-10 pm; Sat. 7 am – 7 pm; Sun. 8 am-8 pm
Lessons and leagues for juniors and adults of all ages and ability levels from rec. level to high performance; adult cardio tennis; adult and jr. team tennis; tournaments, events and open court time. Open to the public, no membership required. Fifteen premium-surfaced asphalt courts, six are covered for indoor play during cold or inclement weather.
PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS 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 available.
TRAILS Lincoln’s extensive trail system has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. More than 131 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
PIONEERS PARK NATURE CENTER
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 visitors with a variety of interests, from hiking through well landscaped parts of the park to areas of prairie, woodlands and wetlands. For more information on local trails, go to lincoln.ne.gov/trails.
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MISTY’S BB-3, K-3 & J-7
CULTIVA COFFEE BB-4 & J-3
200 N 11th St. 6235 Havelock Ave. 3930 Village Dr. (402) 476-7766 | mistyslincoln.com
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 7 am-9 pm
Hours: Locations Vary
3535 Holdrege St # 130 | (402) 904-7937
For over 50 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 menu. Top quality products and excellent service are the driving force behind this Lincoln landmark.
727 S 11th St. | (402) 435-1133 cultivacoffee.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 7 am-8 pm; Sat. & Sun. 8 am-4 pm
Cultiva Coffee is a locally and independently owned coffee roaster, retailer, wholesaler and creperie located in Lincoln. Their goal and passion is to curate thoughtful and delicious coffee and food offerings.
DISH RESTAURANT CC-3 1100 O St. | (402) 475-9575 dishdowntown.com
Hours: Lunch Mon. – Fri. 11:30 am-1:30 pm; Dinner Mon. – Thurs. 5-9:30 pm, Fri. & Sat. 5-10:30 pm
At DISH their mission is to share their passion for food, drink and community. Featuring New American fare and a carefully curated wine and cocktail list, DISH showcases local farmers and offers and inviting space for casual dinners and special occasions alike. Stop in to experience one of Downtown Lincoln’s premiere dining spots.
LAZZARI’S PIZZA CC-3 1434 O St. | (402) 475-5556
SINGLE BARREL BB-3 130 N 10th St. | (402) 904-4631 thesinglebarrel.com
Hours: Tues. 11 am-10 pm; Wed. – Sat. 11 am-2 am; Sun. 4:30-10 pm
Single Barrel is a Nebraska Butchery and Whiskey Bar that specializes in hand-cut steaks and wood-smoked BBQ. All dishes are made from scratch and utilize locally sourced meats. They offer a wide selection of local beers along with over 160 whiskeys from around the world. Check out thesinglebarrel.com for their shows and concerts as well!
SULTAN’S KITE CC-3 1311 O St. | (402) 477-0013 sultanskite.com
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10:30 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am-2:30 am
Authentic New York style pizza, pasta and calzones are featured.
Eat like a sultan and treat yo’ self! You may not know how to say it, but Sultan’s Kite knows how to cook it. Sultan’s Kite serves fresh Mediterranean food made from scratch in the heart of downtown Lincoln. Take a chance and come try some tasty shawarma (grilled chicken), gyro (spiced beef & lamb) or some vegetarian falafel.
LINCOLN ESPRESSO CC-3
THE COFFEE HOUSE CC-3
112 S 16th St. | (402) 438-0650 lincoln-espresso.com
1324 P St. | (402) 477-6611
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 6:30 am-9 pm; Sun. 7 am-6 pm
The Coffee House is a downtown staple. Opened in 1987, The Coffee House has a wide variety of non-coffee drinks, and of course all of the traditional drink offerings and many original drinks that are sure to satisfy any taste. The in-house bakery offers pastries, scones, muffins, desserts and savory egg and cheese “cromelettes” each morning.
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-2 am
4701 Old Cheney Rd. | (402) 423-0234 Hours: Sun. – Sat. 11 am-10 pm
Lincoln Espresso was founded in 1997 and is locally owned and operated. It features a full coffee menu with any drink prepared hot, iced or blended. Real fruit smoothies (with funny names!) are also offered. The coffee shop provides drive-thru service as well as inside seating with free WiFi for guests who stay and enjoy their coffee or smoothie.
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 5:30 am-9 pm; Sun. 8 am-9 pm
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HISTORICAL HAYMARKET BREAD & CUP BB-3
440 N 8th St., Ste. 150 | (402) 438-2255 breadandcup.com Hours: Tues. & Wed. 7 am-9 pm; Thurs. & Fri. 7 am-10 pm; Sat. 8 am-10 pm; Sun. 10 am-2 pm Sign up for Misty’s Rewards at WWW.MISTYSLINCOLN.COM “Like” us on facebook at www.facebook.com/MistysLincoln for more promotions, discounts and offers! Havelock | 6235 Havelock Ave. | 402-466-8424 Williamsburg | 3930 Village Dr. | 402-261-4798 Downtown | 200 N. 11th St. | 402-476-7766
THE GREEN GATEAU BB-3 330 S 10th St. | (402) 477-0330 greengateau.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 11 am-2 pm, 5-9 pm; Sat. 8 am-9 pm; Sun. 8 am-3 pm
The Green Gateau is locally owned, full service restaurant open for 23 years featuring American Contemporary cuisine. The Green Gateau proudly serves Black Angus Beef, fresh seafood and pasta, as well as salads, sandwiches and homemade desserts. A Wine Spectator award winner, voted best brunch by the Lincoln Journal Star and best restaurant by Trip Advisor.
317 S 17th St. | (402) 475-1048 ticosoflincoln.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm
A Lincoln tradition! Tico’s has been serving Lincoln’s finest Mexican food for nearly 40 years. Enjoy entrées such as the Chile Rellenos, Fish Tacos and Fajitas. Try the famous margaritas or select a beverage from the full bar. Mexican Brunch available Sundays from 11 am - 2 pm. Take-out, catering and private party room available. Reservations accepted.
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bread&cup is a locally owned restaurant where you will uncover a long-standing tradition of eating and drinking; with simplicity. An uncomplicated menu in an uncluttered space. Bread made daily by a baker. Food crafted from scratch. Wine that makes you contemplate becoming a poet. Find them at the corner of 8th & S in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket.
BUZZARD BILLY’S BB-3
247 N 8th St., Ste. 101 | (402) 475-8822 buzzardbillys.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. – Sat. 11 am-11 pm
Located in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket, Buzzard Billy’s specializes in Cajun and Creole specialties, serving alligator, Jambalaya, Gumbo and many southern recipes. They also feature Nebraska steaks and Buffalo meat, as well as seafood, chicken, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Be sure to check out The Starlite Lounge martini bar in the basement.
CRESCENT MOON COFFEE BB-3
140 N 8th St., Ste. 10 (Lower Level) (402) 435-2828 | crescentmooncoffee.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 7 am-11 pm; Sun. 9 am-9 pm
Crescent Moon serves a variety of single origin and locally roasted coffees, loose leaf teas, espresso specialty drinks, craft beer, wine and cocktails. In addition to an extensive drink menu, Crescent Moon offers made-to-order crepes, panini sandwiches, soups and snacks. Live music and poetry evenings. Check out the website for a complete schedule.
JTK CUISINE AND COCKTAILS BB-3
201 N 7th St. | (402) 435-0161 jtkrestaurant.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. Lunch 11 am-1:30 pm; Dinner 5 pm-Close
Located in the Haymarket in the historic Lincoln Station, JTK offers diners a distinctive ambiance. The menu reflects Contemporary American foundations while focusing on the use of superior quality ingredients and refined culinary techniques.
LAZLO’S BREWERY & GRILL 210 N 7th St. | (402) 434-5636 BB-3 5900 Old Cheney Rd. | (402) 323-8500 K-7 lazlosbreweryandgrill.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-Midnight
Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill offers creative comfort food served with a contemporary flair. The food is hand-crafted from scratch with fresh ingredients, and cooked on our customgrill fueled by hickory wood. Pair it with one of our handcrafted ales from our in-house brewery, Empyrean Brewing Company.
LAZLO’S BREWERY & GRILL
MCKINNEY’S IRISH PUB BB-3 151 N 8th St., Ste. 140 | (402) 477-0021 mckinneysublincoln.com Hours: Sun. – Sat. 11 am-2 am
Mckinney’s Pub is an Irish pub located in the Haymarket and opened in November 2013. Mckinney’s offers a large selection of craft beer and Irish whiskeys. The kitchen is open daily 11 am - 10 pm.
301 N 8th St. | (402) 261-8849 getleaded.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-12 am (Kitchen closes at 11 pm); Fri. & Sat. 11 am-1 am (Kitchen closes at 12 am); Sun. 11 am-10:30 pm
A contemporary American pub featuring a full-service menu of gourmet burgers and so much more prepared in a from scratch kitchen. Ten local and regional craft beers always on tap.
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MAGGIE’S VEGETARIAN CAFÉ BB-3
311 N 8th St., Ste. 101 | (402) 477-3959 maggiesvegetarian.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8 am-3 pm; Sun. 11 am-3 pm
Since 2000, Maggie’s Café has been proudly serving organic, handcrafted vegetarian and vegan fare. A trusted source for farm-to-table, non-GMO, seasonal vegetarian cooking. Maggie’s Café is committed to sustainable agriculture by buying from local farmers and producers. Maggie’s Avocado Melt Wrap was featured in Food Network Magazine.
At The Rabbit Hole Bakery we believe in small batch baking and providing top quality sweets and treats, with no shortcuts!
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728 Q St. | (402) 475-8683
You want it? We’ve got it! The NZone has over 20 years of serving the Haymarket and now the Railyard. Wings! Pizza! Burgers! Super selection of beers! Sports! All this and service and prices that cannot be beat in the area!
THE RABBIT HOLE BAKERY BB-3 8th & Q streets | (402) 890-1373 therabbitholebakery.com
Lincoln’s newest bakery is now open! The Rabbit Hole Bakery will offer the Haymarket as well as Lincoln the best in custom made cakes and desserts for any occasion. Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, The Rabbit Hole Bakery will help make any event even more special with their sweet touch. Located at 8th & Q in the Historic Haymarket, the Rabbit Hole is also a great after dinner stop to find that perfect dessert to top off the evening. Or, try one of their desserts and drink parings. The Rabbit Hole Bakery, a unique Lincoln attraction.
RODIZIO GRILL IN THE HAYMARKET BB-3
737 P St. | (402) 480-7475 rodiziogrill.com
THE MILL COFFEE & TEA BB-3 & K-6
800 P St. | (402) 475-5522 | millcoffee.com Haymarket Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 7 am-11 pm; Fri. – Sat. 7 am-Midnight; Sun. 7 am-11 pm
4736 Prescott Ave. College View Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 6:30 am-10 pm; Fri. – Sat. 6:30 am-11 pm; Sun. 7 am-10 pm
The Mill Coffee & Tea is a coffee house and on-site coffee roastery located in the Historic Haymarket with a second location at 48th and Prescott Ave. In addition to a full line of coffee and fine teas, The Mill offers locally-made sandwiches, baked goods, desserts, gourmet candies and chocolates, all in a casual and eclectic environment.
VINCENZO’S RISTORANTE BB-3 808 P St., Ste. 100 | (402) 435-3889 vincenzos-ne.com
Hours: Lunch Mon. – Fri. 11 am-2 pm; Dinner Sun. – Sat. Starting at 5 pm
For 23 years Vincenzo’s has been a locally owned and operated restaurant. They pride themselves on exceptional service and our extraordinary home-style cuisine. Voted “Lincoln’s Top Italian Restaurant” by the Lincoln Journal Star. They offer delectable pastas, chicken, veal, steaks and seafood.
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 5-9 pm; Fri. – Sun. 11 am-9 pm
America’s First Authentic Brazilian Steakhouse featuring a parade of three-foot meat skewers, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers and gourmet salads are included, but don’t be afraid to end your meal with a traditional homemade dessert, leaving you with an unforgettable dining experience!
THE RAILYARD BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS BB-3
350 Canopy St., Ste. 200 | (402) 261-9464 buffalowingsandrings.com Hours: Sun. & Mon. 11 am-10 pm; Tues. – Sat. 11 am-Midnight
Whether it’s famous wings and rings, the perfect beer pairing or giving you BW&R’s bold take on burgers, sandwiches and salads, Buffalo Wings & Rings is the kind of inviting place where friends and family get together, watch a game and share stories.
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EL MARIACHI TACO CANTINA BB-3 601 R St., Ste. 150 | (402) 261-6854 elmariachitacocantina.com Hours: Sun. – Thur. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-11 pm
El Mariachi Taco Cantina is an authentic Mexican restaurant with the best tacos and margaritas in town, with typical dishes from the Mexican Republic and with a Mexican atmosphere.
NORTH BANHWICH CAFE I-4
940 N 26th St., Ste. 201 | (402) 261-4655 banhwichcafe.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm
GATE 25 BAR AND RESTAURANT BB-3
Banhwich Café is a specialty Vietnamese Restaurant in Asian Fusion and Vietnamese Sandwiches, banh mi. They also serve and specialize in bubble tea and frozen yogurt, the restaurant has over 17 styles of sandwiches, from Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Thai inspired creations. Come visit the Cafe in the Little Saigon Shopping Plaza!
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 11 am-Close
PHO FACTORY VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT I-4
300 Canopy St., Ste. 140 | (402) 261-4140 gate25lnk.com
Gate 25 is a Modern American Bar and Restaurant. The perfect place for you to eat, drink and rally. The destination for all Canopy Street events, concerts, sporting events, entertainment, etc.
HIRO 88 BB-3
601 R St., Ste. 100 | (402) 261-9388 www.Hiro88.com Hours: Sun. – Tues. 11 am-10 pm; Wed. & Thurs. 11 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-Midnight
Hiro strives to meet the best of both worlds, offering both cooked Asian cuisine as well as sushi. Currently with three Omaha locations, Lincoln is Hiro’s third restaurant. They have received accolades such as Wine Enthusiasts Award of Excellence, “Best Sushi Restaurant” Lincoln and Open Table Service Awards.
MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA BAKERS BB-3 601 R St., Ste. 110 | (402) 261-3362 mellowmushroom.com/store/lincolnwest-haymarket Hours: Sun. – Thur. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. – Sat. 11am-Midnight
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, cocktails and craft beer. They are located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
940 N 26th St., Ste. 206 | (402) 261-3213 phofactorylincoln.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm
Pho Factory is a full-service, Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant. The menu consists of authentic Vietnamese dishes, crafted by generations of family recipes along with trained chefs. The specialty, Pho, a rice noodle soup, is a staple in Vietnamese cuisine, along with, egg rolls, spring rolls, rice platters, noodle bowls and a full bar!
SPIKES BEACH BAR & GRILLE I-3
2300 Judson St. | (402) 477-1175 spikesbbg.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-1 am; Sun. Noon-1 am
Spikes Beach Bar and Grille is Lincoln’s premier sand volleyball complex and sports bar. Hands down, Spikes has Lincoln’s biggest beer garden! The Buffalo Chicken pizza is a MUST! Spikes also offers some of the best wings and burgers in town. The gourmet wraps and salads are a big hit with those looking for something a little lighter.
UNL DAIRY STORE 24/J-3 1625 Arbor Dr. | (402) 472-2828 dairystore.unl.edu Hours: Mon. – Sun. 11 am-9 pm
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Dairy Store serves handmade ice creams, cheeses and meats to the Lincoln community and beyond. The UNL Dairy Store has been providing premium quality dairy products for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1917. The best part? Each scoop gives UNL students jobs and supports their education.
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COPAL PROGRESSIVE MEXICAN CUISINE J-6
9 SOUTH CHARGRILL I-5
4747 Pioneers Blvd., Ste. 300 (402) 486-0488 | copalrestaurant.com
9 SOUTH CHARGRILL – HICKMAN
Copal Progressive Mexican Cuisine is more than just the average Mexican restaurant. Our dishes are a mix of preHispanic flavors and modern Mexican trends, made with only the highest quality ingredients. We provide a unique experience with our main goal being to make you happy.
844 South St. | (402) 474-9997 9southgrill.com
1201 Park Drive | (402) 792-2268
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. – Sat. 11 am-10 pm
9 South Chargrill is a casual grill with flair. Scratch cooking with locally sourced foods. They have a full wine list as well as craft breweries on tap. Reservations available. # 1 Neighborhood Restaurant according to Lincoln Journal Star. They serve steaks, duck, pastas, catfish and ribs. Catering is also available.
Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. – Sat. 11 am-10 pm;
2801 Pine Lake Rd., Ste. W | (402) 730-3497 hfcrave.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm
2500 Tamarin Ridge Road (Inside the Holiday Inn Southwest) (402) 858-0111
Crave is a restaurant that’s all about building the very best burger with the very best ingredients. What’s the secret ingredient in Crave burgers? It is all natural hormone free, Hollenbeck Farms beef.
Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: Mon. – Thurs. 6 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 6 am-1 am; Sun. 6 am-2 pm
GOLDENROD PASTRIES K-6
They have some of the most competitive beer prices in Lincoln. Happy Hour specials on draft beer and half-price appetizers from 3-6 pm.
3947 S 48th St. | (402) 486-4103 goldenrodpastries.com Hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-4 pm
Goldenrod Pastries is a bakery and fancy snack shop. This bakery features sweets for alternative diets, such as vegan and gluten-free, but also caters to traditional eaters. Goldenrod Pastries creates pastries for special events and also has a daily selection for walk-in customers. Locally roasted coffee and specialty teas are also served.
SWEET MINOU DD-4 2510 Randolph St. | (402) 975-2664 Hours: Mon. – Sat. 7 am-2 pm
Sweet Minou offers a full drink menu, pastries, and chocolates – all made with organic, fairly-traded cacao. The imaginative chocolates are enchanting, from bean-to-bar! Sweet Minou is also the roasting facility for Cultiva Labs.
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THE COFFEE ROASTER
THE COFFEE ROASTER K-7
THE NORMANDY I-5
5022 Old Cheney Rd., Ste. 3 | (402) 421-1122 coffeeroasterlnk.com
2785 S 17th St. | (402) 476-0606 restaurantnormandy.com
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 am-6 pm; Tues. & Thurs. 8 am-8 pm; Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Closed Sun.
The Coffee Roaster has been providing exceptional air roasted coffee and service since 1995. They carefully select the highest quality specialty coffee from around the world, and roast daily to ensure customers always have a fresh roasted experience. They believe air roasted coffee simply tastes better.
Hours: Tues. – Sat. Lunch 11 am-2 pm, Dinner 5 pm-10 pm
Set within an elegant yet casual French bistro, the Normandy will welcome you with the sole purpose to provide you and your guests with a comfortable and exquisite dining experience. Born in 2010 at the farmers market and built throughout the years by loyal Lincolnites, the Normandy has matured into one of Lincoln’s finest restaurant.
THE HARBOR COFFEEHOUSE K-5 1265 S Cotner Blvd., Ste. 10 | (402) 489-1720 harborcoffeehouse.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 6:30 am-6 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-1 pm; Closed Sun.
The Harbor Coffeehouse is located in the heart of beautiful Lincoln, NE! The Harbor Coffeehouse offers espresso and a variety of specialty coffee, scrumptious pastries including the signature Loveknot, breakfast items served all day, and complete lunch menu of freshly made sandwiches, soups and salads.
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THE WARM COOKIE I-6 3700 S 9th St. | (402) 310-2881 thewarmcookie.com Hours: Carryout: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-2 pm; Delivery: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-5 pm
Lincoln’s only Warm Cooke delivery service. All cookies are delivered warm, fresh-from-the-oven in a gift wrapped chocolate brown box with a hand written card. Cookies are available by the dozen and the cost includes delivery and gift wrapping. Add milk or ice cream to your order to make it even more special. Carryout specials offered daily.
WEST MERLE’S FOOD AND DRINK 8250 West O St., Emerald | (402) 474-6435 merlesinemerald.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-1 am
“Feel at Home while Eating Out!” Merle’s has been in business since 1959 serving some of the best prime rib, steaks and burgers in the area! They have a Build your own Sandwich menu for those creative souls! 2-3 lunch specials daily and karaoke on Friday nights starting at 9:30pm. Closed Sundays.
SHOEMAKER’S TRAVEL CENTER E-4 151 SW 48th St. | (402) 474-1771 shoemakerstravelcenter.com Hours: 24/7
Lincoln’s landmark Travel Center and restaurant. Shoemaker’s Travel Center hand-cut their steaks and chops, bread their own chicken-fried steak and pork tenderloin. Shoemaker’s serves breakfast all day, and has the best thick sliced bacon around. The antique gas station pumps, memorabilia and 200 foot mural of Historic Route 6 are amazing!
EAST HONEST ABE’S BURGERS & FREEDOM 840 N 70th St. | (402) 261-9860 L-3 grounduprestaurants.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm; Closed Sun.
126 N 14th St. | (402) 261-4904 CC-3 Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm; Closed Sun.
Honest Abe’s creates burgers and fries and that’s it. Because of this, they’re dedicated to using the freshest ingredients possible, locally made beef patties that are never frozen and hand cut freedom fries every day. They go beyond the normal toppings and reach for the exotic, matching flavors that bring out the best in each bite.
LE QUARTIER BAKING COMPANY L-4 6900 O St., Ste. 132 | (402) 464-0345 leqbakery.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 7 am-4 pm; Sun. 8 am-2 pm
Le Quartier Baking Company is an artisan bread company producing authentic French breads and pastries as well as offering delicious soups, sandwiches and desserts.
PARKER’S SMOKEHOUSE K-4 8341 O St. | (402) 467-5110 parkerssmokehouse.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm
Parker’s Smokehouse is a locally owned business that provides quality food and smokin’ service!
PIZZA RANCH M-2 8420 Lexington Ave. | (402) 261-8039 pizzaranch.com Hours: Mon. – Sun. 11 am-10 pm
Pizza Ranch offers a wide selection of pizza, salad, chicken, potatoes, vegetables and desserts in a unique buffet-style environment. Dine-in, carryout or let us deliver hot and fresh food to your door.
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DENTON DAILY DOUBLE
FIREWORKS RESTAURANT M-6
7230 Lancaster Ave., Denton (402) 797-2000 | dentondailydouble.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-2 am; Sun. 12 pm-12 am
Located in Denton, 10 minutes southwest of Lincoln, Denton Daily Double offers great food and good times. This family owned and operated restaurant, established in 1988, offers keno.
5750 S 86th Dr. | (402) 434-5644 fireworksrestaurant.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 a-Midnight
FireWorks’ menu features the simplicity and beauty of primal flavors created over a wood fire, keeping the tradition of from-scratch recipes and house brewed beer. Burgers, wood-fired pizzas, seafood and more. Call ahead, happy hour, kids menu and private dining too.
LINCOLN RACE COURSE WINNER’S CIRCLE SPORTS BAR & GRILLE H-7
THE PARTHENON K-6
7055 S 1st St. | (402) 474-5371 lincolnracing.com
5500 S 56th St., Ste. 8 | (402) 423-2222 theparthenon.net
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 10 am-Close
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-11 pm
Lincoln’s premier entertainment destination! The only venue in town to Watch, Wager, and Win on live Simulcast horse racing from tracks coast to coast, plus Big Red KENO and pickle cards. Great signature food and beverage menu featuring daily, weekend and monthly specials. Also, unwind in our Smoking Paddock, Lincoln’s only inside smoking lounge!
The Parthenon is a Greek restaurant and tavern. We have wine dinners every month. The patio is always dog friendly. The Parthenon also has live entertainment that fluctuates monthly.
WILDERNESS RIDGE I-7 1800 Wilderness Woods Place (402) 423-5118 | wildernessridgegolf.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-9 pm (kitchen) 10 pm (bar); Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm (kitchen) 11 pm (bar); Sunday Brunch 10 am-2 pm
Wilderness Ridge offers upscale, casual dining in a rustic lodge setting. Gourmet salads, juicy burgers, fresh seafood to steaks done just right, Wilderness Ridge’s seasonal menus offer something for everyone. Wet your whistle with a glass of wine, craft beer or a signature cocktail, enjoy live music on the weekends and brunch every Sunday.
VENUE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE L-6 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr., Ste. 100 (402) 488-8368 | yourvenue.net Hours: Open for Dining Mon. – Sat. 11 am-10 pm; Open for Cocktails Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-1 am
Locally owned Venue Restaurant & Lounge blends locally-sourced products with an all scratch kitchen for a true Nebraska experience. With one of the highest wine selections and their professional mixologists on staff, drink, dine and gather at one of Lincoln’s finest destinations. Reservations are welcome for regular dining, monthly dinners, catering, and events. Enjoy a local favorite at the Venue on the corner of 70th and Pioneers.
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LOCALLY OWNED FAST FOOD AMIGOS/ KINGS CLASSIC
4200 S 14th St. | (402) 423-6794 I-6 1407 Q St. | (402) 475-9819 CC-3 1515 Pine Lake Rd. | (402) 328-8797 I-7 1520 S Coddington Ave. | (402) 476-5090 G-5 2240 N 48th St. | (402) 465-4433 K-3 27th & Capital Parkway | (402) 476-4101 I-4 29th & Cornhusker Hwy. | (402) 466-6088 J-3 56th & Old Cheney Rd. | (402) 420-2484 K-6 70th & A streets | (402) 489-9944 L-5 6310 Havelock Ave. | (402) 466-9222 K-2 5701 NW 1st St. | (402) 476-4226 H-2 amigoskings.com Hours: Listed on website
Amigos is a locally-owned chain found only in Nebraska that originated in Lincoln 36 years ago! Open early for breakfast and late night for snacking - so you can enjoy Amigos’ freshly made food any time of day. Dine in or drive-thru. Menu offers Soft Tacos, Nachos, Burritos, Burgers, Wings and more.
BRAEDA FRESH EXPRESS CAFE
33rd & Pioneers Blvd. | (402) 488-6767 J-6 48th & O Streets | (402) 488-2775 M-7 (402) 423-2394 | braeda.com Sun. – Sat. 10 am -9 pm
Gourmet quality FAST! The Braeda® menu showcases mouthwatering entrée salads, unique pastas, baked and deli sandwiches and soups as well as coffees, teas and specialty drinks.
11th & G streets BB-4 44th & O streets K-4 27th & Superior streets J-2 29th & Pine Lake Rd. J-7 4120 S 48th St. K-6 (402) 475-1111 | davincis.com Delivery Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10:30 am-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10:30 amMidnight; In Store: 10:30 am-Close (Hours Vary by Location)
daVinci’s is a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant since 1978. daVinci’s delivers city wide plus five convenient dine in locations. daVinci’s has the best Gourmet Pizzas, Pasta, Salads and the most popular Hot Hoagies & Cheese Steaks in Lincoln.
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13th & E streets | (402) 475-7320 CC-4 27th & Superior streets | (402) 477-0653 J-2 27th & Pine Lake Rd. | (402) 421-0808 J-7 33rd & Highway 2 | (402) 488-6701 J-6 40th & Randolph streets | (402) 483-6042 J-4 48th & O streets | (402) 488-5550 K-4 56th & Holdrege streets | (402) 466-1087 K-3 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 11th & Cornhusker Hwy. | (402) 435-7070 I-3 56th & Highway 2 | (402) 421-9117 K-6 Gateway Mall | (402) 466-4171 L-4 610 West O St. | (402) 476-1189 H-4 40th & Yankee Hill Rd. | (402) 420-2828 J-7 UNL Student Union 14th & R streets | (402) 438-1400 CC-2 (402) 423-2394 | runza.com Hours: Sun. – Sat. 10:30 am-10 pm
A Lincoln original! When you visit Nebraska, you have to try a Runza® Sandwich. Runza® has been a favorite since 1949. Stop in to see what the buzz is about!
301 Centennial Mall South | (402) 476-4111 Mon. – Fri. 6:45 am-5 pm; Sat & Sun. Closed
3275 Cornhusker Hwy. | (402) 325-0196 Mon. – Fri. 6 am-8 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-6 pm; Sun. 7 am-5 pm
1033 O St., Ste. 100 | (402) 474-5282 Mon. – Fri. 6:30 am-7 pm; Sat. 7 am-5 pm; Sun. Closed
151 N 8th St. | (402) 475-0115 Mon. – Thurs. 6:30 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 6:30 am-11 pm; Sun. 8 am-10 pm
2700 Dan Ave. | (402) 742-0263 Mon. – Sun. 6 am-10 pm
5535 S 16th St. | (402) 421-0093 Mon. – Fri. 6 am-8 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-6 pm; Sun. 7 am-6 pm
5800 Hidcote Dr., Ste. 100 | (402) 858-6481 Mon. – Fri. 6 am-9 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-9 pm; Sun. 7 am-8 pm
2901 S 84th St., Ste. 1 & 2 | (402) 327-8477 Mon. – Fri. 6 am-10 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-10 pm; Sun. 7 am-10 pm
6100 O St., Ste. 274A | (402) 261-9072 Mon. – Sat. 9:30 am-9 pm; Sun. 11:30 am-6 pm
4321 S 33rd St. | (402) 327-0560 Mon. – Fri. 6 am-8 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-8 pm; Sun. 7 am-8 pm
555 S 70th St. | (402) 219-7217 Mon. – Fri. 6:30 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun. 7 am-4 pm
2790 N 83rd St. | (402) 421-0883 Mon. – Fri. 6 am-7 pm; Sat. 6:30 am-6 pm; Sun. 7 am-5 pm
6811 O St. | (402) 464-0321 Mon. – Sun. 6 am-10 pm
1717 N 35th St. | (402) 472-2479 Mon. – Thurs. 5:45 am-7 pm; Fri. 9 am-7 pm; Sat. & Sun. Closed
3838 Normal Blvd. | (402) 476-0547 Mon. – Thurs. 6 am-8 pm
5310 O St. | (402) 476-0545 Mon. – Thurs. 6 am-10 pm
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Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru and sit-down specialty coffee business. This Nebraska-born company is best know for their World-Class Coffee, specialty espresso drinks, smoothies and pastries. But, unlike other coffee companies, Scooter’s is in the business of smiles. Just look down at your cup and you’ll see a smile smilin’ back at you!
VALENTINO’S Dine In, Full Bar, Patio Seating, Carry-out, Delivery:
28th & Pine Lake Rd. | (402) 420-6800 Dine In, Beer and Wine, Patio Seating, Carry-out, Delivery:
35th & Holdrege streets | (402) 467-3611 Dine In & Party Room: Grand Italian Buffet
70th & Van Dorn streets | (402) 437-9177 L-5 Carry-out & Delivery:
West O St. & 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) 435-1800 J-2 33rd & A streets | (402) 476-7600 J-5 48th & Highway 2 | (402) 421-2900 K-6 64th & Havelock Ave. | (402) 464-2400 K-3 70th & Vine streets | (402) 489-2888 L-4 70th & Van Dorn streets | (402) 483-2811 L-5 www.valentinos.com Hours: Open Daily at 11 am; Sunday Brunch at 10 am (70th & Van Dorn Location Only)
Voted Lincoln’s best pizza and buffet for over 26 years running. Valentino’s delivers to all hotels and motels. Visit one of Lincoln’s most new and innovative dining experiences at 28th & Pine Lake. Relax and enjoy yourself in their fully redesigned dining room. Includes a full service bar with multiple 70” 4K screens, local craft beers, extensive Italian wines, and specialty mixed drinks with an Italian flair. Patio seating available. (Located at the SouthPointe Shopping Mall).
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Beer & Wine
The legal drinking age in Nebraska is 21. In Lincoln, liquor can be sold (for both onsite and off-site consumption) - Off Sale, (package) Mon. – Sun., 6:00 am – 1:00 am; On Sale (liquor by the drink) is from 6:00 am – 2:00 am. Brochures provided by the Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) are available for all Lincoln visitors. The RHC mission is to promote responsible alcoholic beverage consumption. The following listing includes night spots offering entertainment.
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Creativity on Tap It might surprise you to find out that Lincoln has quite the beer scene – one that is slowly beginning to rival popular cities in Oregon and Colorado. With a rich history of brewing in the state, Lincoln is pioneering the way for new breweries in Nebraska. With historical breweries like Empyrean Ales in Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill to the popular and nationally recognized breweries like Zipline Brewing and Boiler Brewing Company, Lincoln is creating quite the beer culture! While we don’t have a vast number of breweries to explore, each Lincoln brewery has its own unique take on beer, food and hospitality. Lincoln’s breweries are as diverse on your palate as they are in creating that memorable multiple taps of their latest creations. Others serve their beer in a restaurant style and you can order an appetizer to share or even a full three-course meal. Most breweries encourage tasting their beers through flights (which I highly recommend) and some feature outdoor seating for the warmer months. I often get asked, “which brewery is your favorite?” To which I always reply with my hands up and a shoulder shrug, “it depends.” Before I can actually answer the question, I follow up with a few qualifying questions of my own. They usually include: 1. What do you like, in regard to beer styles? 2. Who are you with, a buddy, co-workers, extended family, your kids? 3. Do you want to eat? These quick three questions usually help me point the person in the right direction. I work in downtown Lincoln, so being able to walk to a brewery after work, grab a pint and a snack is important. I usually park across the street from Ploughshare Brewing Co. on 16th & P and can’t get enough of their Tailgate Red and soft
German-style pretzels. I get my pretzel paired with the Spicy Szechuan Peppercorn Ranch and Mustard Aioli. Boiler Brewing Company is also located downtown near 9th & P in the Grand Manse building. Once of the newest breweries to Lincoln, this Lincoln hotspot features the Raspberry Berlinger Weisse. This specific brew was brewmaster Tim Thomssen’s Sam Adams 2015 Longshot homebrew contest brew. Sam Adams released a limited supply in the spring of 2016. Modern Monks brews beer in downtown Lincoln and it’s sold exclusively in Misty’s restaurants. Misty’s, a historical Lincoln restaurant known for its chargrilled steaks, is also popular for its microbrews, which are brewed in-house by Modern Monks. The Monks feature five classic brews and often have a rotating feature. I don’t get to Misty’s too often, so I usually have to try the new and exciting rotator. Empyrean Brewing, like Modern Monks is served in the historic Haymarket restaurant Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill. Empyrean beers are delicious and feature seasonal and rotating selections. Empyrean has “Beer School” once a month where you can explore different types of brews with the head brewmaster, Rich Chapin, and sample 5 craft beers. But get there early, only the first 150 people make it in! Just north of downtown is SchillingBridge Cork and Tap. Located in Fallbrook, just five minutes from the Haymarket, SchillingBridge is an escape from the city with great beer, delicious wine flights and some big flavors on their menu. They build a few items starting with their beer including beer bread and beer cheese. These two items are a must try and if you really like cheese, check out the Drunken Nachos with their Scottish Ale BBQ brisket and Extra Pale Ale cheese sauce, you won’t be disappointed!
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If you’re looking for that traditional tap room feel, award winning Zipline Brewing Co. is just that. With two locations, the tap rooms features frequent Happy Hours, Monthly Brewery Tours and sometimes they bring in local food trucks that park out front. The selection of standard and rotating beers is reason enough to Uber out to Zipline, but their atmosphere seals the deal. Featuring an outdoor area and private conference room, Zipline is a Lincoln must. Located above the historic “Robber’s Cave”, rumored to a be a Jesse James hideout, Blue Blood Brewing Co. is a Lincoln brewery and full service restaurant. With 20 taps, Blue Blood serves up 15 of their own creations and 5 other Nebraska-based beers. The food menu is focused on pub fare and similar to many brewery restaurants, they include menu items that feature their own beers. Some of the popular menu
BACKSWING BREWING CO. 14/H-5 500 W South St. | (402) 515-4263 Call for Hours of Operation
Founded in 2016, Backswing Brewing Co. has proven itself to be one of the most exciting new breweries in Nebraska. With a wide array of beer styles to suit any taste, Backswing’s taproom combines the art of craft beer, golf and community to create an atmosphere where the great beer and good conversation flows. “It’s All in the Backswing”.
BIN 105 QUALITY WINES BB-3
105 N 8th St., Ste. 100 | (402) 261-4868 bin105.com Hours: Tues. – Thurs. 11 am-7 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Lincoln’s finest selection of domestic and imported wines from small production, artisan producers. Available for take-out or the glass. Also serving cheese and charcuterie.
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items are Happier Than Ale cheese sauce, creamy IPA-Parmesan dressing and the amazing Adult Stout Float featuring Okhrana Imperial Stout and vanilla bean ice cream. The restaurant is quite huge with both indoor and outdoor seating and they have cave tours three times a week. The beer and food are enough to try Blue Blood, but the cave, its historic story and photo ops make it well worth the visit. Located within a couple of miles of each other are two of Lincoln’s newest breweries White Elm Brewing, which brings modern takes on rustic ales, and Backswing Brewing Company which is famous for their IPA on tap. Cheers! Tyler A. Thomas author of Nebraska Beer Great Plains History by the Pint and founder/ managing editor of NebraskaFoodie.com
BLUE BLOOD BREWING COMPANY 6/I-6
925 Robbers Cave Road | (402) 477-2337 bluebloodbrewing.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-11 pm
Established in 2011, Blue Blood Brewing offers a full restaurant overlooking its 9,000 square foot production brewery. Enjoy 20 hand crafted brews, local wines, and spirits. Brewery tours are available as well as tours of historic Robber’s Cave, a 147 year old cave with endless folklore. All ages are welcome, and the patio is dog-friendly.
BOILER BREWING COMPANY 12/BB-3 129 N 10th St., Ste. 8 | (402) 261-8775 boilerbrewingcompany.com
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 4-11 pm; Fri. & Sat. 4 pm-12 am; Sun. 1-8 pm
Great beer, great service, great space! The tap room located in the historic Grand Manse building accurately reflects the bold beers you would expect in a stately stature. Aside from the ever rotating list of beer, an eclectic wine selection, wine dispensing machines and food are available. Your glass will never be empty.
DEER SPRINGS WINERY 3 16255 Adams St. | (402) 327-8738 deerspringswinery.com
Visit our website at: www.fromne.com
Hours: Wed. – Sat. 1-9 pm; Sun. 1-6 pm
Lincoln’s award winning Deer Springs Winery, located just minutes away from the city in a park like country setting surrounded by shady pines. The winery is located in the original family homestead farmhouse, renovated for modern convenience, yet retaining its historic charm.
EMPYREAN BREWING CO. 7/BB-3 729 Q St. | (402) 434-5960 empyreanbrewingco.com
Located in the Historic Haymarket District 803 Q Street Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 402.476.2455
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8 am-5 pm; Closed Holidays
Operating in the Haymarket since 1990, Empyrean Brewing Co. is the oldest brewery in Nebraska Handcrafted in small, flavor-filled batches Empyrean brews more than 40 different ales and lagers each year. Attend their free monthly tour or grab a sample next door at Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill and discover your inner Empyrean.
JAMES ARTHUR VINEYARDS 1 2001 W. Raymond Rd. Raymond, NE 803 Q St. (402) 783-5255 jamesarthurvineyards.com
Offering the best gourmet Nebraska food baskets, gifts and souvenirs.
Hours: April – Oct.: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-6 pm; Fri. & Sat. Noon-9 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm; Nov. – March: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. Noon-9 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
James Arthur Vineyards is Nebraska’s largest winery. 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. JAV now features a tasting room at the From Nebraska Gift Shop in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket.
PLOUGHSHARE BREWING CO. 9/CC-3 1630 P St. | (402) 742-0420 ploughsharebrewing.com
Hours: Tues. & Wed. 4-9 pm; Thurs. & Fri. 4-10 pm; Sat. 2-10 pm
Ploughshare produces a wide range of classic styles and adventurous seasonals. In the brewery’s Taproom and Beer Garden, you will find award-winning ales and lagers, along with local European-style pub fare of bratwursts, hot sandwiches, cheese boards, soft pretzels and dessert. Exceptional tours are offered most Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm.
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PRIME COUNTY WINERY 5
12120 SW 142nd St., Denton, NE (402) 826-3567 | primecountrywinery.com Hours: See website for hours of operation
Prime Country Winery is a local winery featuring red and white handmade wines produced from their very own vineyard in Denton. They take great pride in producing their wine without importing anything from anywhere.
SCHILLINGBRIDGE CORK & TAP HOUSE 11/H-1
575 Fallbrook Blvd., Ste. 109 | (402) 904-7161 schillingbridgecorkandtap.com Hours: Tues. – Thurs. 11 am-10 pm; Fri. & Sat. 11 am-Midnight; Sun. 11 am-9 pm
An innovative craft beer and wine inspired gastropub. SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House features house brands of craft beer along with the award-winning handcrafted wines produced at SchillingBridge Winery in Pawnee City, NE. The food menu was designed around SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House’s beverage products, infusing them in creative and imaginative ways.
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WHITE ELM BREWING COMPANY 13/H-5 2717 S. 8th #1 | (402) 261-8435 whiteelmbrewing.com
Hours: Tue. & Thurs. 4-5 pm, Fri. & Sat. 3 pm-Midnight
White Elm Brewing Company is a production brewery with a taproom pouring 12 modern takes on rustic farmhouse style ales, focusing on local ingredients.
WINDCREST WINERY 2
3110 W Branched Oak Rd., Raymond (402) 783-2875 | windcrestwinery.com Hours: Sun. – Thurs. Noon-6 pm; Fri. & Sat. Noon-9 pm
Join Windcrest Winery 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 view.
WUNDERROSA WINERY 4
2361 Wittstruck Rd., Roca (402) 328-3494 | wunderrosawinery.com Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 5-9 pm; Sat. Noon-9 pm; Sun. 1-6 pm
WunderRosa Winery has award winning wines with a great view of the Lincoln skyline. Perfect venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, parties, etc.
ZIPLINE BREWING CO. 8/G-4 2100 Magnum Cir., Ste 1 | (402) 475-1001 ziplinebrewing.com ZIPLINE BREWING TAPROOM Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 3-8 pm; Fri. 3-9 pm; Sat. 1-9 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
ZIPLINE BEER HALL 5740 Hidcote Dr. Hours: Mon. – Sat. Noon-10 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
Zipline Brewing Co. is a microbrewery in Lincoln, Nebraska focusing on handcrafted Brave New Brew for beer lovers everywhere.
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VISIT LINCOLN AND STAY THE NIGHT – OR MAKE IT A WEEK! BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME.
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
Hours of Operation
Wednesday – Saturday 1 to 9pm Sunday 1 to 6pm
402.327.8738 16255 Adams Street | Lincoln, NE
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BARRYMORE’S & ROCOCO THEATRE I-4 124 N 13th St. | (402) 476-6540 | rococotheatre.com
The Rococo Theatre and Barrymore’s are located in the historic building formerly known as the Stuart Building. Both truly unique spaces. The Rococo is an entertainment venue hosting many national acts, weddings and corporate events. Barrymore’s is the “backstage” bar of the theatre.
KARAOKE These bars host karaoke, generally one or two nights a week.
Playmaker’s Bar & Grill H-4 640 W Prospector Court | (402) 438-9300 Call Ahead
Beacon Lounge BB-3 311 S 11th St. | (402) 438-7211
Ramo’s Pizza & Pub K-5 2435 S 48th St. | (402) 483-5050
Monday – Saturday
Thursday & Saturday
Big Sal’s Bar & Grill J-4 838 N 27th St. | (402) 474-7800
Coop’s Corner K-4 4947 Holdrege St. | (402) 467-4947 coopscornerne.com
Thursday & Sunday
Down the Hatch H-2 5601 NW 1st St. | (402) 476-6700 1st Friday of every month
Duffy’s Tavern 1412 O St. | (402) 474-3543 Thursday
Luckie’s Lounge H-3 1101 W Bond St. | (402) 474-1101 Friday & Saturday
Merle’s Food & Drink 8250 West O St. | (402) 474-6435 Friday
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Thursday – Saturday
Sandy’s CC-3 1401 O St. | (402) 475-2418 Wednesday
Tack Room I-3 1445 Cornhusker Hwy. | (402) 435-9170 Wednesday – Saturday
Tam O’Shanter DD-3 105 S 25th St. | (402) 474-2394 Call Ahead
JAKE’S CIGARS & SPIRITS I-4
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-2 am; Sun. Noon-2 am
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 5 pm-2 am; Special event times vary
Jake’s Cigars & Spirits offers a wide array of hand-crafted cocktails, craft & import beers, wines and one of the largest selections of whiskey in the state. Jake’s uses fresh fruit juices and high-quality ingredients.
Vega is Lincoln’s premier music and event venue, rocking the free world with culture, community, tasty food and beverages since 2013.
Cappy’s Hot Spot Bar & Grill K-6 cappysbar.com
Pla Mor Ballroom 6600 West O St. | (402) 475-4030 plamorballroom.com
101 N 14th St. | (402) 261-5944 jakescigars.com
Live bands Friday & Saturday
350 Canopy St., Ste. 220 | (402) 805-4785 vegalincoln.com
Duffy’s Tavern CC-3 1412 O St. | (402) 474-3543 duffyslincoln.com
Sundays are country dance night anchored by Sandy Creek Band.
Live music Wed., Thursday, Sunday & some Tuesday & Friday
Pla Mor Ballroom 6600 West O St. | (402) 475-4030 plamorballroom.com
Vega BB-3 350 Canopy St., Ste. 200 | (402) 805-4785 vegalincoln.com
Home base of Bobby Layne and his Orchestra; Big Band every 2nd Wednesday of the month; Singles Night with Jim Mack every 1st Friday of the month.
JAZZ & BLUES
MoJava Café K-3 2649 N 48th St., Ste. D | (402) 464-4130
Brewsky’s Haymarket BB-3 201 N 8th St. | (402) 328-2739 brewskys.com
Live music Friday – Saturday 7 – 9 pm
Zoo Bar CC-3 136 N 14th St. | (402) 435-8754 zoobar.com
Thursday – Saturday, Seating at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm
Lincoln’s nationally recognized nightspot offers music at least five nights a week; blues, rock, jazz, reggae & bluegrass artists.
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AARDVARK ANTIQUE MALL K-2 5800 Arbor Rd. | (402) 464-5100 aardvarkantiquemall.com Hours: Sun. – Sat. 9 am-9 pm
Aardvark Antique Mall, “A Treasure Hunting Experience.” No matter what your treasure is - you will have fun hunting for it at the Aardvark. Antiques, collectibles, re-purposing, mid-century modern, man-tiques, ladytiques and invest-tiques all can be found at the Aardvark Antique Mall. 25,000 sq ft. Open 9 am – 9 pm daily, except major holidays.
ABESQUE VARIATIONS BB-3 701 P St. | (402) 438-6962 abesquevariations.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-5:30 pm
Boyd’s Bears, Husker Merchandise, Glycerin Soaps, Lotions, Candles, Reed Diffusers, Collectible Metal Signs, Laurie’s Kitchen Foods, Home Decorating Pieces.
ANTIQUE CORNER COOPERATIVE CC-5
1601 S 17th St. | (402) 476-8050 antiquecornercooperative.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
The Antique Corner Cooperative, one of the best selections of quality antiques and collectibles in the Midwest. 32 years, same location. Customers are amazed at the quality and volume of furniture, great smalls and collectibles. Stop by or visit the website.
BEST OF BIG RED
321 N 8th St. BB-3 6891 A St., Ste. 105 L-5 (402) 435-0658 | bestofbigred.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-9 pm; Sat. 9 am-9 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
Best of Big Red is owned by Osborne Family Enterprises. In 1998, Best of Big Red brought its unique product selection to Huskers via bestofbigred.com and in stores in 2010. Best of Big Red’s continued mission is to provide the best Husker products to fans all over the world.
BURLINGTON ANTIQUES BB-3 201 N 7th St., Ste. 102 | (402) 475-7502 burlingtonantiques.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-6 pm; Fri. 10 am-9 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Lincoln’s finest antique mall for over 30 years is open seven days a week. Glassware, china, pottery, furniture, books, postcard primitives, linens, quilts and collectibles! The largest selection of antique and vintage jewelry in Lincoln!
C. MIDDLETON ANTIQUES I-3 1615 S 17th St. | (402) 477-1331 cmiddletonantiques.com
Hours: Mon. 11 am-3 pm; Tues. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm
Primitive to Victorian to Mid Century Modern. Shawnee, Roseville, Art and Jewelry. They have it all from large to small.
CEDAR HILL HOME AND HOLIDAY K-6
5500 Old Cheney Rd. | (402) 421-6119 Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
The Midwest’s largest and most complete source for unique home decor. Furniture, textiles, signs, wall art, industrial cupboards and shelves, lighting, candles, florals and a huge selection of seasonal décor, all displayed in cozy room settings, providing inspiration for your own home.
CHARLEY NOBLE I-5
1627 S 17th St. | (402) 742-6021 charleynoblestore.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-6 pm
A shop that features hand poured candles, gifts, candies, as well as items made by local members of the community. Charley Noble also features custom pieces.
CITY CLOCK COMPANY INC. K-6 5651 S 48th St. | (402) 483-6363 cityclockco.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-2 pm; Special Holiday Hours
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.
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CONNER’S ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES BB-3 1001 L St. | (402) 435-3338 connersaa.com
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-5:30 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm
Conner’s Architectural Antiques has specialized in architectural artifacts and salvaged building items for over 40 years. The extensive inventory includes hundreds of light fixtures, stained glass windows, fireplace mantles, terra cotta ornaments, wrought iron gates and fencing, woodwork, trim, flooring, tin ceiling and embellishments. Come browse.
COOL AND COLLECTED ANTIQUES I-6 Indian Village Shoppes 3235 S 13th St. | (402) 435-1779 coolandcollectedantiques.com
COOPER & CO. HOME + GIFT K-6
4727 Cooper Ave. | (402) 904-8192 Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Closed Sun.
Cooper and Co. Interiors is a sister store to The Basket Bunch, a Lincoln home decor and gift shop since 2001. Cooper & Co. offers larger accent furniture, home decor accessories and gift items. Cooper & Co. also offers interior design services where they come into homes and help with the finishing touches to any room.
1501 Pine Lake Rd., Ste. 11 | (402) 328-0151 Hours: Mon. 11 am-6 pm; Tues. & Wed. 10 am-6 pm; Thurs. 10 am-8 pm; Fri. 10 am-7 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm
Women and Men’s clothing boutique. Carry the latest in name brands and bringing trends back from LA. Edge offers free alterations on denim jeans too!
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm; Mon. Closed
At Cool and Collected antiques mall you will find things from antiques to primitives, mid-century and retro furniture, as well as re-purposed and up-cycled products. The store is filled with treasures for every type of personality and style. They have things that will suit the simple tastes as well as the eclectic.
EURASIA RUSSIAN STORE BB-3 809 P St., Ste. 102 | (402) 476-5420 Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-6 pm; Closed Sun.
Think unique! Think Eurasia! Eurasia Russian Store has a unique variety of souvenirs, gifts, antiques, CDs, movies, icons, books, groceries and much more imported from Europe and Russia. They also Western Union services.
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FROM NEBRASKA GIFT SHOP BB-3
803 Q St. | (402) 476-2455 | fromne.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
Visit this shop for a true taste of Nebraska with food grown on the farm, like popcorn on the ear, ditch jellies and buffalo jerky. 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.
GATEWAY MALL K-4 6100 O St. | (402) 464-3196 shoppinggatewaymall.com
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
HOME & CLOSET
FOREVER FAITHFUL BB-3 321 N 8th St. | (402) 435-0662 foreverfaithful.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-9 pm; Sat. 9 am-9 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
Gateway Mall is Lincoln’s largest and only enclosed shopping center, featuring over 100 retailers including favorites H&M, PINK, Forever 21, Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker, and Buckle. Satisfy any taste at the food court. A huge selection of merchandise is available at four great department stores including: Dillard’s, Younkers, JCPenney and Sears.
HOME & CLOSET J-5
1356 S 33rd St. | (402) 474-5407 homeandclosetvintage.com
Forever Faithful was established in 2014 and designed to inspire women of all ages. Forever Faithful offers the newest trends at fantastic prices. Forever Faithful takes pride in exceptional customer service and aims to find the perfect purchase for every woman. All women are individual, unique and special in the eye of our Creator.
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 11 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
FOUR STAR CARD AND GIFT GALLERY K-6
5500 Old Cheney Rd. | (402) 434-7747 fourstargifts.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-8 pm; Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm; Extended hours in December
Experience The Magic at Four Star Card and Gift Gallery, your stop for fine giftware and women’s fashion accessories. Choose from fashionable gifts like Pandora, Alex and Ani and Vera Bradley, to distinctive gifts from Precious Moments, and Jim Shore or Husker and Nebraska items. See for yourself why Four Star was voted Best of Lincoln for the last 10 years.
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Home & Closet is Lincoln’s largest vintage clothing and furniture store. H&C stocks a constantly changing inventory of good-looking, functional and reasonably priced clothings and the best vintage for the prices in Lincoln, NE!
1120 P St. | (402) 438-8800 BB-3
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-8 pm; Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
56th & Highway 2 | (402) 423-8805 K-7 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-8 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
5100 N 27th St. | (402) 438-8808 J-2 Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-8 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
6100 O Street (Gateway Mall) (402) 907-7116 K-4 Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Specialty Collegiate Apparel & Gifts.
HUSKERS AUTHENTIC TEAM STORES BB-3
400 Pinnacle Arena Dr. (Southeast Corner) (402) 904-5700 | huskers.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-7 pm; Sat. 10 am- 6 pm; Sun. Noon-4 pm
4815 Old Cheney Rd., Ste. C (402) 904-4506 | lilypads4kids.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-7 pm; Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Husker Authentic is the official team store of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Adidas apparel, autographed memorabilia and team posters are available.
LilyPads is an upscale consignment store that buys and sells new to gently used kids clothes (newborn-size 14), maternity clothes, baby equipment and furniture, toys, books, sportswear and dancewear at affordable prices.
INDIGO BRIDGE BB-3
LINCOLN RUNNING CO. CC-3
701 P St., Ste. 102 | (402) 477-7770 indigobridgebooks.com
1213 Q St. | (402) 474-4557 lincrunningcompany.com
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8 am-10 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
Hours: Mon. – Wed., Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Thurs. 10 am-8 pm; Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Indigo is where people engage in meaningful conversation, where ideas are exchanged over a cup of directly-traded coffee or the community gathers over relevant issues. Indigo believes literature transforms minds and promotes activism. The staff personally curates a selection of thought-provoking, enlivening, educational and entertaining literature.
KD DESIGNS BB-3
350 Canopy St., Ste. 120E | (402) 304-3039 kddesignsjewelry.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-8 pm; Fri. 11 am-10 pm; Sat. 9 am-10 pm; Sun. Noon-7 pm
KD Designs is a boutique located in the Railyard (located inside the Public Market) featuring hand-crafted jewelry, a large charm station where you can build your own charm bracelets and necklaces, and locally made candles and soap, scarves, purses and more!
The Lincoln Running Co. is Lincoln’s oldest specialty running store, which opened in February of 1975 in beautiful downtown Lincoln. The Lincoln Running Co. has served runners, walkers and people that just want to be comfortable for over 40 years.
PAPER KITE K-6
4744 Prescott Ave. | (402) 488-0903 paperkiteshop.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Closed Sun.
Paper Kite is a cheerful, brick and mortar boutique located in the charming College View neighborhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. Catering to “baby, home, and her”, each of their thoughtfully selected goods are handmade by local artisans whenever possible. The perfect spot to find a beautiful gift for anyone!
LICORICE INTERNATIONAL BB-3 803 Q St., Ste. 300 | (402) 488-2230 LicoriceInternational.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:30 am-7:30 pm; Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Closed Sundays and Major Holidays
Visit this one-a-kind candy shop located in the Historic Haymarket district and experience a tasty trip down Memory Lane. Licorice International offers the largest selection of licorice in the U.S.A.--more than 160 types from 14 countries--plus chocolates, caramels and gourmet gummies. Free samples. Nationwide shipping.
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PATTINO SHOE BOUTIQUE K-6
3943 S 48th St. | (402) 484-4193 pattinoshoes.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. Noon-4 pm
Pattino is nestled in the lovely college view shopping district at 48th & Prescott streets. This charming shoe store has established itself as Lincoln’s premier spot to experience beautiful and unique footwear, one-of-a-kind handbags and stunning jewelry pieces.
PINOT’S PALETTE STUDIO J-7 3900 Yankee Hill Rd., #127 | (402) 476-0360 pinotspalette.com/lincoln Hours: Tues. – Sun. 1-10 pm
The Lincoln Pinot’s Palette studio hosts a nightly painting and wine party. Customers enjoy their favorite beverage, mingle with friends, get inspired by a local artist and discover a new way to unwind. They leave with a handpainted masterpiece. Pinot’s Palette is a national franchise with a huge library of paintings appealing to every taste.
PLUM CREEK GIFTS K-2
4400 N 48th St., Ste. 1 | (402) 435-6940 plumcreekgifts.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 am-6 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. (Seasonal) Noon-4 pm
Plum Creek Gifts is a one of a kind shop that features new, old and everything in between. Whether looking for country-theme home decor, fragrant candles, florals, accents, furniture and repurposed pieces and handmades from local artists, creative displays are a must see. Often called, Lincoln’s, “best kept secret,” Plum Creek Gifts is sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for!
THE POST AND NICKEL CC-3 144 N 14th St. | (402) 476-3432 postandnickel.com Hours: Mon. – Sat: 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Since 1966 the Post and Nickel has been one of the leading specialty stores in the Midwest. The Post and Nickel’s Nebraska stores in Lincoln and Omaha offer the finest in men’s and women’s clothing, sportswear and shoes, accompanied by a professional and insightful staff.
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RACHEL’S BOUTIQUE L-6 7121 Pioneers Blvd., Ste. 120 (402) 420-3040
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Rachel’s Boutique is a full-line Brighton store. Brighton handbags, belts, jewelry, charms, frames, sunglasses and shoes. Rachel’s carries clothing for women of all ages, jewelry and accessories lines like: Joseph Ribkoff, Lynn Ritchie, Cartise, Multiples, Blue Willis, Coobie bras.
ROCKET FIZZ SODA POP & CANDY SHOP BB-3 601 R St., Ste. 130 | (402) 328-3499 rocketfizz.com Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. 11 am-10 pm; Sat. 10 am-10 pm; Sun. 11 am-8 pm
Rocket Fizz, a soda pop and candy shop with a retro vibe, specializes in nostalgic candies, bottled soda pop and gift items. Rocket Fizz offers hundreds of different kinds of soda pops served in glass bottles, from classic root beer to the outrageous. An extensive assortment of saltwater taffy, chocolates, licorice and gag gifts are also featured.
SELECT STYLE K-6
3945 S 48th St. | (402) 484-0465 selectstylelincoln.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Select Style is a boutique for the modern woman located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Its sophisticated, approachable and unique take on style will appeal to women of all ages. The shop stocks collections unique to Lincoln and sourced from American, European and Australian designers.
SIMPLY BUNGALOW K-6 2295 S 48th St. | (402) 875-3924
Hours: Wed. – Fri. 11 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-4 pm
A carefully curated collection of vintage finds and artisan goods.
SOUTHPOINTE PAVILIONS SHOPPING CENTER J-7
THE BLACK MARKET CLOTHING EXCHANGE I-4
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-8 pm; Sun. Noon-6 pm
One of Nebraska’s largest outdoor shopping centers features exquisite gardens, more than 50 stores, restaurants and movie screens plus exciting events and activities.
Established in 2004, The Black Market Clothing Exchange buys new to gently used brand name and vintage men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. The Black Market Clothing Exchange expert buyers are always available to evaluate your clothing and answer any questions. The store is just minutes away from City Campus in the Golds Building at 11th & O St. BUY. SELL. TRADE.
2910 Pine Lake Rd., Ste. Q | (402) 421-2114 southpointeshopping.com
STELLA COLLECTIVE CC-3 101 N 14th St., Ste. 7 | (402) 476-0028 stella-collective.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 11 am-6:30 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Stella Collective is a lifestyle boutique located in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska specializing in clothing, natural, modern, and vintage furniture. The curated shop is filled with unique home goods and items from both local artisans and artists abroad.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES LINCOLN BB-3 140 N 8th St., Ste. 125 | (402) 475-4122 tenthousandvillages.com/lincoln
Hours: Mon. – Wed. 10 am-6 pm; Thurs. – Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm
1033 O St. | (402) 475-1033 blackmarketLNK.com
THE SHOPPES AT PIEDMONT K-4
1265 S Cotner Blvd. theshoppesatpiedmont.com Check website for each shop’s hours
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 2014. 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. Come visit today!
Non-profit, fair trade store whose mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships. Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln sells handcrafted home decor, jewelry, personal accessories and more!
THE BASKET BUNCH K-6 4821 Lowell Ave. | (402) 488-3200 thebasketbunch.com
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Located in historic College View, The Basket Bunch houses a wide variety of home decor, housewares, gifts and much more! The Basket Bunch specializes in gift baskets and offer local delivery and nationwide shipping. The Basket Bunch prides themselves on customer service and would love to help you with any decorating dilemma or giftgiving need.
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THREADS - FOOTLOOSE & FANCY 1219 P St. CC-3 4131 Pioneer Woods Dr., Ste. 104 L-6 (402) 476-6119 | threadsfootloose.com Hours: Mon. – Wed. 10 am-6 pm; Thurs. 10 am-8 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-4 pm
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. Footloose & Fancy is Lincoln’s local outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel retailer.
TIMELESS TREASURES ON O STREET CC-3 1717 O St. | (402) 435-3303 timelesstreasuresonostreet.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Lincoln’s largest antique Mall – Timeless Treasures on O Street has it all! 8,000 square feet displaying art glass, glassware, jewelry, porcelain, coins, pottery, primitives, furniture and so much more. Timeless Treasures on O Street also offers “Buy-Sell” consignment. Stop in today.
TSURU CC-3 114 N 14th St. | (402) 435-8265 tsurushop.com Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 am-6 pm
Free spirited fashion as unique as you are. Tsuru carries Free People, Synergy Organics, TOMS bags, Good hYOUman and so much more! Add that extra something special with our amazing jewelry collection crafted right here in Nebraska.
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URBAN RACK K-7
4815 Old Cheney Rd., Ste. C (402) 904-8720 | urbanrackclothing.com Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am-7 pm; Sat. 9 a.m-6 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm
Urban Rack is a hip and trendy consignment store which buys and sells new to gently used clothes, shoes and accessories for girls and guys. You can expect to find the most current styles and trends along with Husker apparel and active wear.
6140 Havelock Ave. | (402) 466-6763 Hours: Mon. – Wed., Fri. 9:30 am-6 pm; Thurs. 9:30 am-8 pm; Sat. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Closed Sun.
Vickeridge is a unique women’s clothing and accessory boutique for the “clothes you live in,” including sizes 6-24. We have been located “on the avenue” in Historic Havelock for over 48 years and have great customer service and curbside parking.
VINTAGE VILLAGE ANTIQUE MALL DD-3
2425 O St. | (402) 742-0063 vintagevillageantiquemall.com Hours: Sun. – Sat. 10 am-7 pm
Vintage Village Antique Mall is located just a few blocks east of Downtown Lincoln. Vintage Village Antique Mall is an antique and collectibles mall with 5,000 square feet and over 50 dealers. Free Parking, open daily, dealers welcome. Great quality and selection with reasonable prices. New selections arrive every day.
YOURS TRULY L-6
4333 S 70th St., Ste. 5 | (402) 489-5440 yourstrulylincoln.com Hours: Mon. – Wed. 10 am-5:30 pm; Thurs. 10 am-7 pm; Fri. 10 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Yours Truly offers those special touches for your home and business. Lamps, mirrors, accent furniture and decorative mirrors. Yours Truly has all you need to make your home or business a reflection of your good taste. For those who love wonderful fragrances for home and bath, Yours Truly carries “Crabtree & Evelyn” and “Thymes” products.
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DOWNTOWN LINCOLN 62 COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT LINCOLN DOWNTOWN/ HAYMARKET 808 R Street 402-904-4800 | 877-699-3214 www.marriott.com/lnkcy
2 EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL LINCOLN
1040 P Street | 402-474-1111 | 800-362-2779 www.embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/nebraska/embassy-suites-by-hilton -lincoln-LNKESES/index.html
3 THE GRADUATE LINCOLN
141 N. 9th Street 402-475-4011 | www.graduatehotels.com
47 HILTON GARDEN INN
801 R Street | 402-475-9000 http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/nebraska/hilton-garden-innlincoln-downtown-haymarketLNKDHGI/index.html
51 HYATT PLACE
600 Q Street | 402-742-6007 www.lincolndowntownhaymarket. place.hyatt.com
1 THE LINCOLN MARRIOTT CORNHUSKER HOTEL
333 S 13th Street | 402-474-7474 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lnkfsthe-lincoln-marriott-cornhusker-hotel/
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1744 M Street | 402-475-3000 | 800-228-9290 www.townhouselincoln.com
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settle in. charge up. venture out. Life on the road feels a little more lively at TownePlace Suites®.
From $119/night 7353 Husker Circle Lincoln, NE 68504
To reserve your room, call 1-800-MARRIOTT or visit Marriott.com Rates are per room, per night. Limited availability. Not applicable to groups of 10 or more rooms and cannot be combined with any other offer or prior purchase.
Conveniently located off I-80, just a mile from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK), the hotel provides easy access to Downtown and many Lincoln, NE attractions. Pet-friendly • Heated Outdoor Pool • Business Center Fitness Center • Free High-Speed Internet • On-Site Parking Guest Laundry Facilities • Complimentary Airport Shuttle Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast Buffet 1300 SQ Ft of Meeting Room & Banquet Space WE WELCOME:
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Sleep Inn & Suites | MainStay Suites
2803 Folkways Blvd. | Lincoln, NE | 68504 Sleep Inn & Suites: 402-477-0645 | MainStay Suites: 402-438-0222 Sleepinn.com | Mainstaysuites.com Perfect for short or long term stay Microwave/refrigerator in all guest rooms. • Additional rooms featuring kitchen facilities. • Complimentary full hot breakfast • Complimentary high speed Internet • Fitness Center • Meeting Room & Business Center • Guest Laundry • Indoor pool & spa • •
Conveniently located off I-80, close to downtown and the entire city of Lincoln.
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SOUTH LINCOLN 55 AMERICINN LINCOLN SOUTH 8701 Amber Hill Court 402-420-0027 | 1-800-634-3444 www.americinn.com
5 CANDLEWOOD SUITES
4100 Pioneer Woods Drive 402-420-0330 | 1-888-Candlewood www.CandlewoodSuites.com/LincolnNE
6 DAYS INN SOUTH
1140 Calvert Street | 402-423-7111 www.daysinn.com/hotel/11288
63 FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT, LINCOLN SOUTHEAST
8455 Andermatt Drive | 402-325-6400 www.fairfieldinn.com/lnkse
7 HAMPTON INN LINCOLN SOUTH/HERITAGE PARK
5922 Vandervoort Drive 402-420-7800 | 888-269-4125 www.lincolnsouthheritagepark.hamptoninn.com
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2500 Tamarin Ridge Road | 402-421-1893 www.holidayinn.com/Lincoln-sw
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8801 Amber Hill Court | 402-423-1176 www.hiexpress.com/lincolnsouth
59 HOLIDAY INN LINCOLN SOUTHWEST
9 QUALITY INN & SUITES
1511 Centerpark Road 402-423-3131 | 877-424-6423 www.choicehotels.com/Nebraska/Lincoln/ quality-inn-hotels/ne134
58 RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT LINCOLN SOUTH
5865 Boboli Lane 402-423-1555 | 800-228-9290 www.marriott.com/lnkri
EAST LINCOLN 11 BUDGET INN
2732 O Street | 402-476-3253
10 CHASE SUITE HOTEL
200 S 68th Place | 402-483-4900 www.chasehotellincoln.com
13 COMFORT SUITES EAST 331 N. Cotner Blvd. | 402-325-8800 www.choicehotels.com
12 NEW VICTORIAN SUITES 225 N 50th Street | 402-464-4400 www.newvictorianinn.com
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1501 N 86th Street 402-484-6000 | 800-238-8000 www.staybridgesuites.com/lincolnne
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CORNHUSKER HWY 21 AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 5600 Cornhusker Hwy. 402-464-5971 | 1-888-315-2378 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
15 BAYMONT INN & SUITES
1133 Belmont Avenue | 402-435-0200 www.baymontinn.com
20 DELUXE INN MOTEL
17 KING’S INN
18 OAK PARK MOTEL
5200 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-466-1902
3510 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-435-3258
926 Oak Street | 402-435-3258
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14 OAK TREE INN LINCOLN 2545 Cornhusker Hwy. 402-467-4488 | 888-456-8733 www.oaktreeinn.com/hotels/ lincoln-nebraska
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19 SHARON MOTEL
5250 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-465-3171
1717 Cornhusker Hwy. | 402-475-2691
NORTH LINCOLN 22 AMERICINN LODGE AND SUITES NORTH
6555 N 27th Street 402-435-1600 | 1-800-634-3444 www.americinn.com/hotels/ne/lincolnnorth
65 BEST WESTERN PLUS LINCOLN INN & SUITES
2201 Wildcat Circle | 402-438-0088 www.bestwestern.com
25 COUNTRY INN & SUITES LINCOLN NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
5353 N. 27th Street 402-476-5353 | 800-830-5222 www.countryinns.com/lincoln-hotel-ne
26 COUNTRYSIDE SUITES
6750 Wildcat Drive | 402-742-7575 www.countrysidelincoln.com
27 FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES BY MARRIOTT
4221 Industrial Avenue | 402-476-6000 www.marriot.com/linkfi
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Just of I-80 Exit 403, 27th St. Less than 5 Miles from Lincoln Airport and Downtown
– Free High Speed Wireless – Complimentary Breakfast – Pet Friendly – Indoor Pool
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57 HAMPTON INN & SUITES LINCOLN NE I-80
7343 Husker Circle 402-435-4600 | 800-426-7866 http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ nebraska/hampton-inn-and-suites-lincolnnortheast-i-80-LNKNHHX/index.html
52 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS I-80
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4433 N 27th Street 402-476-2222 | 800-SLEEPLQ | www.LQ.com
24 LINCOLN COMFORT SUITES UNIVERSITY
4231 Industrial Avenue | 402-476-8080 www.choicehotels.com/nebraska/lincoln/ comfort-suites-hotel/ne403
68 MAINSTAY SUITES
2803 Folksway Blvd. | 402-438-0222 www.choice.com
30 MICROTEL INN & SUITES 2505 Fairfield Street | 402-476-2591 www.microtelinn.com
23 MOTEL 6
6501 N 28th Street | 402-438-4700 | 800-4motel6 www.motel6.com
31 QUALITY INN & SUITES 7333 Husker Circle | 402-435-8100 www.Choicehotels.com/ne140
28 RED ROOF INN
3939 N 26th Street 402-477-1100 | 800-763-7663 www.redroof.com
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2803 Folkways Avenue 402-477-0645 | www.choice.com
32 STAYBRIDGE SUITES LINCOLN I-80
2701 Fletcher Avenue | 402-438-7829 www.staybridge.com/lincolni-80
66 TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT LINCOLN NORTH 7353 Husker Circle 402-323-2000 | 800-627-7468 www.marriott.com/lnkts
33 WOODSPRING SUITES
2050 Fletcher Avenue 402-438-7000 | www.woodspring.com
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AIRPORT 42 AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN AIRPORT 3001 NW 12th Street 402-475-3211 | 1-888-315-2378 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
40 COMFORT INN
1010 W Bond Street 402-474-1417 | 800-4CHOICE www.choicehotels.com
39 COUNTRY INN & SUITES AIRPORT
1301 W Bond Circle | 402-474-2080 www.countryinns.com/lincolnairport
1140 W. Cornhusker Hwy | 402-475-4511 www.choicehotels.com
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A well-crafted collection of hotels residing in the most dynamic University towns across the country GRADUATE LINCOLN Opening Summer 2017
141 North 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
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38 ECONOMY LODGE
2410 NW 12th Street | 402-474-1311
69 FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES LINCOLN AIRPORT
1000 West Bond Street 402-413-9003 | 888-236-2427 www.marriott.com/lnkno
64 HAMPTON INN LINCOLN AIRPORT
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56 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
1101 W Commerce Way | 402-464-0588 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/ us/en/lincoln/lnkup/hoteldetail?cm_mmc =GoogleMaps-_-ex-_-USEN-_-lnkup
41 HORIZON INN
2901 NW 12th Street 402-474-5252 | www.horizoninnmotel.com
44 HOWARD JOHNSON
3400 NW 12th Street | 402-475-1550
36 KNIGHTS INN AIRPORT
2920 NW 12th Street | 402-475-3616 www.knightsinn.com
35 LUXURY INN
2940 NW 12th Street | 402-475-2200
34 QUALITY INN AIRPORT 3200 NW 12th Street 402-475-9541 | 888-347-2276 www.choicehotels.com/Lincoln
1101 W Bond Street | 402-475-4971 www.travelodge.com/hotels/nebraska/lincoln
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WEST 45 COBBLER INN
4808 W ‘O’ Street 402-475-4800 | 888-777-4808 www.cobblerinn.com
46 KNIGHTS INN
2001 W. ‘O’ Street | 402-477-4488 www.knightsinn.com
48 RODEWAY INN
2801 W ‘O’ Street | 402-475-4921 www.choicehotels.com/nebraska/lincoln/ rodeway-inn-hotels/ne135
49 SUPER 8
2635 W ‘O’ Street | 402-476-8887 www.super8.com
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2400 S. 148th Street, Walton, NE 402-488-8822 | www.pcibnb.com
53 THE ROGERS HOUSE INN
2145 B Street | 402-476-6961 | 877-220-8419 www.rogershouseinn.com
54 WESTVIEW BED & BREAKFAST 7000 NW 27th Street | 402-470-6000 www.westviewbb.com
60 WUNDER ROOST BED & BREAKFAST
14817 S 25th Street, Roca, NE 402-430-9130 | 402-430-9969 www.wunderroost.com
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Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket 801 R St. Lincoln, NE 68508 402.475.9000 haymarketdowntown.hgi.com
Hampton Inn Airport
1055 W Bond St. Lincoln, NE 68521 402-474-6465 lincolnairport.hamptoninn.com
Staybridge Suites Lincoln Northeast
1501 N 86th St. Lincoln, NE 68505 402.484.6000 staybridgesuites.com/lincolnne
Comfort Suites East
331 N Cotner Blvd. Lincoln, NE 68505 402.325.8800 comfortsuites.com/hotellincoln-nebraska-ne118
Fairfield Inn & Suites 8455 Andermatt Dr. Lincoln, NE 68526 402-325-6400 fairfieldinn.com/lnkse
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Points of Interest 1 Lincoln Visitors Center 2 Historic Haymarket District 3 County-City Building/Hall of Justice 4 State Office Building 6 Nebraska History Museum 7 University of NE State Museum 8 University of NE Memorial Stadium 9 Sheldon Museum of Art 10 Lied Center for Performing Arts 11 Lincoln Children’s Museum 12 Governor’s Mansion 13 Thomas P. Kennard House 14 Am. Hist. Society of Germans from Russia 15 Lincoln Children’s Zoo 16 Sunken Gardens 20 Great Plains Art Museum 26 Devaney Sports Center 27 International Quilt Study Center 28 Museum of American Speed 29 Frank Woods Telephone Museum 30 Veterans Memorial Gardens 31 State Capitol 32 Ice Box Hockey Arena 33 Haymarket Park 35 Woods Pool 36 Union Plaza 38 Nebraska Innovation Campus 39 John J. Pershing Exhibit 40 NE High School Sports Hall of Fame 41 Centennial Mall 43 Pinnacle Bank Arena 45 The Railyard 46 Amtrak Station 47 Breslow Ice Center
Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel................................ 402-474-7474 Embassy Suites................................................................. 402-474-1111 The Graduate................................................................... 402-475-4011 Town House Extended Stay Hotel................................402-475-3000 Great Plains Motel...........................................................402-476-3253 Hilton Garden Inn.......................................................... 402-475-9000 Hyatt Place...................................................................... 402-742-6007 Rogers House B & B.........................................................402-476-6961 Courtyard by Marriott..................................................402-904-4800
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1 James Arthur Vineyards 2 Windcrest Winery 3 Deer Springs Winery 4 WunderRosa Winery 5 Prime Country Winery 6 Blue Blood Brewing Co. 7 Empyrean Brewing Co. 8 Zipline Brewing Co. 9 Ploughshare Brewing Co. 11 Schilling Bridge Cork & Tap House 13 White Elm Brewing Co. 14 Backswing Brewing Co.
1 The Country Club of Lincoln 2 Crooked Creek Golf 3 Firethorn Golf Club 4 Hidden Valley Golf Course 5 Highlands Golf Club 6 Hillcrest Country Club 7 Himark Golf Course 8 Holmes Park Golf Course 9 Jim Ager Memorial Golf Course 11 Mahoney Golf Course 12 Pine Lake Golf & Tennis Club 13 Pioneers Golf Course 14 Wilderness Ridge 15 Yankee Hill Country Club 16 The Links at Lincoln
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Knights Inn...................................................................402-475-3616 Econo Lodge.................................................................402-475-4511 Economy Lodge & Suites..............................................402-474-1311 Country Inn & Suites Airport....................................402-474-2080 Comfort Inn Airport.....................................................402-474-1417 Horizon Inn..................................................................402-474-5252 Americas Best Value Inn Airport...............................402-475-3211 Travelodge Airport.....................................................402-475-4971 Howard Johnson.........................................................402-475-1550 Cobbler Inn.................................................................402-475-4800 Knights Inn..................................................................402-477-4488 Hilton Garden Inn...................................................... 402-475-9000 Rodeway Inn................................................................402-475-4921 West O Super 8...........................................................402-476-8887 Staybridge Suites Northeast...................................402-484-6000 Hyatt Place.................................................................. 402-742-6007 Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-80...........................402-975-8330 Rogers House B & B................................................... 402-476-6961 Westview B & B.........................................................402-470-6000 AmericInn Lodge & Suites South............................ 402-420-0027 Holiday Inn Express Airport.................................... 402-464-0588 Hampton Inn Northeast........................................... 402-435-4600 Residence Inn by Marriott......................................... 402-423-1555 Holiday Inn Southwest................................................402-421-1893 Wunder Roost B & B...................................................402-794-6969 Prairie Creek Inn B & B.............................................. 402-488-8888 Courtyard by Marriott..............................................402-904-4800 Fairfield Inn Southeast............................................. 402-325-6400 Hampton Inn Airport.................................................402-474-6465 Best Western Plus..................................................... 402-438-0088 TownePlace Suites by Marriott................................402-323-2000 Sleep Inn & Suites......................................................402-477-0645 MainStay Suites..........................................................402-438-0222 Fairfield Inn & Suites Airport....................................402-438-0222
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Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel...........................402-474-7474 Embassy Suites............................................................. 402-474-1111 The Graduate............................................................... 402-475-4011 Town House Extended Stay Hotel...........................402-475-3000 Candlewood Suites................................................... 402-420-0330 Days Inn South..............................................................402-423-7111 Hampton Inn Heritage Park.....................................402-420-7800 Holiday Inn Express South..........................................402-423-1176 Quality Inn & Suites South..........................................402-423-3131 Chase Suite Hotel...................................................... 402-483-4900 Budget Inn...................................................................402-476-3253 New Victorian Suites................................................402-464-4400 Comfort Suites East...................................................402-325-8800 Oak Tree Inn................................................................402-467-4488 Baymont Inn & Suites................................................402-435-0200 Oasis Inn........................................................................402-465-3171 Kings Inn.....................................................................402-466-2324 Oak Park Motel........................................................... 402-435-3258 Sharon Motel................................................................402-475-2691 Deluxe Inn................................................................... 402-466-1902 Americas Best Value Inn East................................... 402-464-5971 AmericInn Lodge & Suites North............................. 402-435-1600 Motel 6.........................................................................402-438-4700 Comfort Suites North.................................................402-476-8080 Country Inn & Suites North........................................402-476-5353 Countryside Suites...................................................... 402-742-7575 Fairfield Inn................................................................402-476-6000 Red Roof Inn.................................................................402-477-1100 La Quinta Inn.............................................................. 402-476-2222 Microtel Inn & Suites...................................................402-476-2591 Quality Inn & Suites................................................... 402-435-8100 Staybridge Suites I-80.............................................. 402-438-7829 Woodspring Suites....................................................402-438-7000 Quality Inn Airport......................................................402-475-9541 Luxury Inn...................................................................402-475-2200
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National Museum of Roller Skating The museum captures the colorful history and promising future of one of Americaâ€™s favorite sports.
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4730 South Street | Lincoln, NE 68506 402.483.7551 | rollerskatingmuseum.com
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