Lincoln Information

Lincoln, Nebraska, originally named Lancaster, was founded in 1856. Known as the Star City, it houses the state capital and is the second-most populous city in Nebraska. The Star City is reputed to be one of the most beloved cities in the Midwest. It features a burgeoning live music scene, beautiful golf courses, scenic parks, fine restaurants and the warmth typical of America's Midwestern citizenry. Uniquely, it simultaneously offers big city amenities and countryside charm.

Things to See and Do in Lincoln:

The State House - Included on the National Registry of Historic places, it features the only one-house, non-partisan state legislature in the U.S. Inside, Nebraska's colorful history is beautifully portrayed with mosaics, inlaid wood, sculptures, carvings, inscriptions and paintings.

Lincoln's Children Museum - Ranked in the top 20 list of museums for children in the U.S., it features three floors jam-packed with interactive, creative, fun exhibits for kids of all ages. Over 40 exhibits include:

  • Full-sized airplane
  • Lunar lander
  • Fire department
  • Three-story apple tree
  • Kid-sized prairie dog tunnels

Wineries - Enjoy the day tasting fine wines, cheese, breads and more at Lincoln's prized contributions to the world of exquisite wineries and vineyards.

Cornhusker State Games - A Statewide sports festival for Nebraskan amateurs. Kids and adults of all ages participate in:

  • Aquatics
  • Archery
  • Armwrestling
  • Baminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Chess
  • Disc (Frisbee Style) Football
  • Fishing
  • Shooting
  • Many, many more competitive, fun, family/group and individual activities

Pioneers Park Nature Center - This wonderful park is free to enter and features:

  • Eight miles of hiking trails with various habitats
  • Raptor exhibits
  • Bison
  • Elk
  • Extraordinary play area for the little ones
  • Prairie garden
  • Herb garden
  • So much more

Lied Center for Performing Arts - This stunning center features star-studded national and international acts like:

  • Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
  • Chicago
  • Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
  • JuggleMania with Shoehorn
  • Phillipe Quint, Violin
  • Gaelic Storm

Whatever your tastes or brand of thrills are, Lincoln, Nebraska has it or brings it. County fairs, concerts, parks, sports and much more await tourists and citizens alike in Lincoln. It is a grand, pleasant place to live or visit.