Lincoln is a destination for people of all ages and interests with many distinct offerings that are sure to appeal to any out-of-town visitor. Whether you’re in Lincoln for a night, a weekend or longer, we’ll make sure you enjoy your visit and stay entertained with amazing venues and experiences.
One of the country’s most unique architectural marvels is found in Lincoln, as the Nebraska State Capitol building has dotted the landscape for nearly 90 years. Completed in 1932 after ten years of construction, the Capitol was dubbed one of the architectural wonders of the world when constructed and those that tour the building understand why. This 400-foot domed tower is one of many unique places to visit with a tour group. The Capitol building is a great place to take group tours to marvel at the beautiful architecture both inside and outside of the building. This impressive building remains a National Historic Landmark.
Lace up your skates and roll into a museum unlike any other, as Lincoln is home to USA Roller Sports and the National Museum of Roller Skating. The museum contains the world’s largest collection of historical roller skates, costumes, memorabilia and more dating back to 1819. Established in 1980, the museum captures the colorful history of one of America’s greatest sports with exhibits dedicated to inline skating, roller hockey, speed skating, roller derby and more. Take a trip down memory lane with these precious moments in roller sports history.
Morrill Hall is the state’s premier museum with exhibits across all areas of natural history. Located in the heart of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s downtown city campus, Morrill Hall is home to 70,000 square feet of space dedicated to preservation of Nebraska’s past and present biological diversity and ever-changing landscapes. Rotating exhibits throughout the year showcase world famous collections of fossils and other artifacts that tell the story of Nebraska’s ecological transformation throughout the years.
The Haymarket District’s revolution continues as the expanded West Haymarket area is home to The Railyard and the adjoining entertainment district. Located across the street from Pinnacle Bank Arena, The Railyard features numerous restaurants and bars, live entertainment, a public market and the Cube mega screen. The open-air entertainment district welcomes large crowds for sporting events, concerts, festivals and other community gatherings. The surrounding Haymarket remains home to some of the city’s’ finest restaurants and bars, creating a lively scene for nightlife options.