Information for Travelers
As the capital of Nebraska, Lincoln is home to a wealth of museums and cultural attractions, but it's also a university city with an active, vibrant atmosphere.
In the city center is the historic Haymarket district, an interesting area with shops, galleries and restaurants popular with locals and tourists alike.
Up-close animal encounters and a zoo train are among the attractions at Lincoln Children's Zoo.
Pioneers Park Nature Center is ideal for those looking for free outdoor fun with a little education.
Eight miles of hiking trails wind around the property, and visitors will see herds of bison, white-tailed deer and moose.
Those with keen eyes can also spot red-tailed hawks, barred owls and wild turkeys.
On the University of Nebraska campus, conveniently located in the heart of the city, is the State Museum of the University of Nebraska.
The Sheldon Museum of Art, also located on the University of Nebraska campus, has an outstanding collection of American art and a sculpture garden.
The Nebraska State Capitol has a vaulted tower with observation decks.
The area around the capitol building has several important sites, including the Governor's Residence.
The beautiful Sunken Gardens are a natural work of art that appeals to all the senses.
Founded in 1930 and renovated in 2004, the gardens are a source of civic pride in Lincoln.
Read about Lincoln in Wikipedia