Exploring Nebraska's Capital City
Would you guess Nebraska is home to the second tallest capitol building in the United States? If you don’t believe us, go check out the Nebraska State Capitol. A U.S. National Historic Landmark found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the 400-foot "Tower on the Plains" features tours on the hour daily till 5 p.m.
Nebraska State Capitol
With the Kids
If you’re hitting capital city with the family, there are plenty of ways to entertain the kids – and well, yourself, too. Be sure to ground a round of tickets to the Lincoln Children's Museum, or stroll the 10-acre Lincoln Children's Zoo.
And you’ll be remiss if you don’t see the Mueller Planetarium – a digital domed theater and all out awesome attraction in Morrill Hall at the UNC State Museum.
Catch a Show
If you’re into local music, Nebraska does not disappoint. Visit Duffy's Tavern, Zoo Bar, and Pla-Mor Ballroom for live music, or check the event calendar over at bigger venues like Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lied Center, and Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center – also at the University of Nebraska.
Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln has a number of interesting museums under its belt. Be sure to visit the Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum, and the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed.
Other unique museums in Lincoln include the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, and the Larsen Tractor Museum.
See a Game
If it’s sports you need, or maybe just hot dogs and adult beverages, check out basketball games at Pinnacle Bank Arena, baseball with the Lincoln Saltdogs, or see what the Nebraska Cornhuskers are up to while you’re in town.
Lincoln is also busting with gardens and nature centers for their green-thumbed friends out there. Visit the famous Sunken Gardens – or stroll through the Hamann Rose Garden, Veterans Memorial Garden, and the Pioneers Park Nature Center.