02/15/18

Presidents Day, Celebrate in Nebraska’s capital city

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FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768 or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov

Presidents Day 
Celebrate in Nebraska’s capital city

LINCOLN, NE (February 15, 2018)— Celebrate this Presidents Day by venturing to a few locations in Lincoln, Nebraska, named for U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln.

Grab some lunch at Honest Abe’s and then go out for a scavenger hunt of all the statues and memorials of Abe scattered throughout Lincoln.  Even snap a selfie with him and use #AbeLNK on social media.
John Ricks, Executive Director of the Nebraska Tourism Commission, stated, “Lincoln, Nebraska is the largest city in the world with the namesake of our 16th president and there are a lot of tributes to him here. It’s a grand place for a fun history lesson.”
For more information go to https://visitnebraska.com/.

Lincoln Visitors Center
Stop at the Lincoln Visitors Center in the historic Haymarket and be greeted by a giant Abe Lincoln bobblehead. While there, collect information about destinations in Lincoln and snap a selfie with Abe and some fun props!

Honest Abe’s
Honest Abe’s, a burger joint, makes incredibly and honestly tasty burgers for honest people. The theme of the restaurant: Abraham Lincoln. Stop in for a bite and take in all of the Abraham Lincoln décor and merchandise.

Nebraska State Capitol
The Lincoln Monument, on the west side of the State Capitol is an 8.67-foot tall bronze statue commemorating Abraham Lincoln. The creator of the statue stated he “purposely tried to represent Lincoln bearing the burdens and perplexities and problems of the Great War.” The Gettysburg Address is carved in the granite backdrop behind the statue. There is also a depiction of the Emancipation Proclamation on the side of the Nebraska Capitol.

Pioneers Park
Four iconic columns from the Treasury Department in Washington D.C. are now nestled on a beautiful hill overlooking a small lake at Pioneers Park. It has been said that Abraham Lincoln addressed the Union troops from between these very columns while they were still in Washington D.C.

City/County Building
The statue of young Abraham Lincoln is located right in front of the Justice and Law Enforcement Center part of the City/County Building. Titled the “The Rail Joiner”, this statue depicts Lincoln joining two fence rails symbolic of him rejoining the North and South. 

Southpointe Pavillions Shopping Center
There are several statues at Southpointe Pavillions Shopping Center commemorating presidents in American history. Abraham Lincoln guards the front door of Scheels from his bench and is always ready to sit and relax with shoppers.
 

     

For more information about travel, events and unique destinations in Nebraska, order your free travel guide today at VisitNebraska.com. Then stay connected with Nebraska Tourism on our Visit Nebraska Facebook page, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram and on YouTube.
 
The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.

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