Lincoln, Nebraska offers the excitement of the big city and the serenity of the countryside all in one place. Whether your stay is one day, one week or longer, the tours the Lincoln CVB will put together for you will keep you entertained. History, Food, Adventure, Agritourism… Lincoln has it all!
Tales of Jesse James, debauchery during prohibition and the Underground Railroad are shared with groups when they tour Robber’s Cave located in Lincoln. The sandstone tunnels that have both geological and man-made origins are full of entertaining anecdotes and historical elements which tell the story of the cave that is older than Lincoln itself. Continuing again in 2020, tour groups can see areas of the cave previously off limits to the public including ‘The Bat Cave’, ‘The Question Mark’, ‘Fatman’s Misery’ and other areas. Be among the first groups to see areas that haven’t been seen by the public in decades.
One thing you never forget is the first car you ever had and there is no better place to reminisce than the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed. The museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and displaying physical items significant in racing and automotive history through its 150,000-square-foot collection, spread over three levels. Tour groups love this museum because you don’t need to be an automotive junkie to enjoy your visit, as the third floor is dedicated to toys and memorabilia that will bring back those memories of yesteryear.
Come see the beautiful Nebraska landscape at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and experience true serenity. This 850-acre, tallgrass prairie nature preserve just 20 minutes southwest of Lincoln, allows for groups and individuals alike to observe and experience the outdoors as they were meant to be enjoyed. Historic 19th-century wagon ruts from the Oregon Trail cutoff highlight the wide-open spaces, featuring walking trails, a visitor center, abundant wildlife and excellent views of sunrises and sunsets. Open year-round, Spring Creek Audubon Prairie offers a variety of programs.
View quilts from around the world and across generations at the International Quilt Museum, located on UNL’s East Campus. Containing the world’s largest collection of publicly owned quilts, this one-of-a-kind experience offers tours, education and workshops to learn about quilt making traditions passed down through the years with rotating collections on display. The global collection includes more than 5,000 quilts that date back to as early as the 1700’s, representing 50 different countries.