All the things to do, see, eat and drink you'd expect from a capital/college town . . . and then some.
Do the classics—a tour of the Nebraska State Capitol, a lively night out in the Historic Haymarket District. See a Broadway show or headlining musicians at the Lied Center for Performing Arts or Pinnacle Bank Arena. Do the family thing at Lincoln Children's Museum or the Lincoln Children's Zoo. Then make time for some surprises: discover the botanic garden and museums on the University of Nebraska campus. Taste around town to determine your favorite local breweries, wineries and restaurants. Find bison and a prairie ecosystem at Pioneers Park Nature Center. That's just the start.
129 N 10th St.
Start your day with a seriously delicious donut (or three!) from Hurts Donuts.
1445 K St.
What better way to explore Nebraska's state capital than taking a guided tour of the State Capitol Building?
350 Canopy St.
Head to The Railyard, one of Lincoln's premier entertainment districts. Here you'll find live music, entertainment, a public market and more than 13 restaurants and bars, including pan-Asian restaurant Hiro 88 from renowned chef Milton Yin.
3201 S Coddington
With trails, gardens and wildlife exhibits featuring bison, elk and deer, you can experience a little piece of Nebraska's rich outdoors at this spectacular nature center.
8th and P St.
Historic Haymarket is a must for anyone visiting Lincoln. Explore various antique stores, art galleries, boutique shops, dining options and even a microbrewery.
210 N 7th St
While visiting the Historic Haymarket District, stop in to Lazlo's Brewery & Grill for signature burgers, steaks, grilled chicken or fish and house-brewed ales.
114 Food Industry Complex
Don't forget to grab a sweet treat from UNL Dairy Store. The shop, which got its start serving milk to University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in 1917, rotates 16 ice cream flavors at any given time and always carries Scarlet & Cream—vanilla swirled with double strawberry to represent the school colors.
141 North 9th St.
Located in the Haymarket District, the 231-room Graduate Lincoln puts you in the heart of the city. The hotel offers vibrant hangout spaces and incredible on-site amenities like the TopGolf Swing Suite, a restaurant and tiki bar.
Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
1135 M Street
Lincoln, NE 68501
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