Charming Spots in the Capital City and Beyond

Lincoln's hidden gems await if you're craving a taste of that Husker lifestyle, eager to explore the capital city or searching for a new favorite spot. From beautiful vineyards to stellar observatories, diverse culinary delights and more—there's something for everyone in Lincoln and the charming towns between.

Antique Anthology











1. Antique Anthology-Bennet

Antique Anthology is a unique shopping experience that offers highly curated antique finds entwined with modern home decor, furnishings, gifts, apothecary, books, textiles and specialty foods. Only a short drive from Lincoln to Bennet, a stop at Antique Anthology is sure to impress. 

James Arthur Vineyards









2. James arthur vineyards-Raymond

Visit Nebraska's largest and oldest operating winery. Located in the rolling hills minutes north of Lincoln, the winery houses a beautiful tasting room, gift shop, a picturesque outdoor seating area with gazebos, as well as a glass-enclosed heated porch and all the production facilities. 

Branched Oak












3. Branched oak observatory-Raymond

Meet with astronomers and explore the night sky through telescopes large and small. Be sure to stop by after dark to have an out-of-this-world experience. 

Ten Thousand Villages










4. Ten thousand villages-Lincoln

Ten Thousand Villages Lincoln is a nonprofit, fair trade store that sells hand crafted goods from 30 countries, Their mission is to support global artisan makers with opportunities to earn fair living wages with their handicraft skills. 

Great Plains












5. Great plains art museum-Lincoln

Nestled in the heart of downtown Lincoln, the Great Plains Art Museum highlights the diverse people, cultures and natural environments of the Great Plains through engaging exhibitions. Browse the galleries and visit the museum store, which features Great-Plains themed shirts, books and posters. 

Robber's Cave














6. Robbers's cave-lincoln

Come learn why bands and movie stars make a point to visit Robber's Cave while in Nebraska! Visitors will descend beneath Lincoln into the city's oldest tourist attraction that is a comfortable 55 degrees year-round. Due to popularity, visitors must book tours in advance. 

Wax Buffalo













7. Wax Buffalo candle lab + small bar-Lincoln

Wax Buffalo Pure Soy Candle Co. is a beloved woman-owned home goods brand nestled in the heart of Lincoln. Sip delectable wines and cocktails, shop beautiful candles and home goods or choose a perfect candle vessel to create your very own beautifully imperfect candle.