Directions: 20 minutes west on U.S. 34
Each year on the 4th of July, Seward hosts the state of Nebraska in an old-fashioned celebration. The observance is unique in that major leadership is provided by high school youth. This event adds new attractions each year and draws upward of 40,000 visitors with a full day of family activities, entertainment, craft fairs, scheduled for the day, July 4th, each year.
Cost: $3 adults, $2.50 children 18 and under, family rates available.
Mueller Planetarium full- dome experiences run Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings in winter and Tuesdays through Sundays in summer. During UNL home football Saturdays, no shows will be playing. See website for individual schedules and family rates.
Cost: Free Admission
Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska's Centennial Mall is one of the most frequently photgraphed and most recognized public places in the state. Countless citizens visit the seven-block public space that connects the State Capitol to the University of Nebraska. Built in 1967 to commemorate the state's centennial anniversary, Nebraska's Centennial Mall has functioned as a gathering area and rallying point for many different historic events and occasions. The mall is currently under restoration and redesign. When completed, Centennial Mall will celebrate the State's natural and cultural heritage, provide durable accessible walkways and flexible spaces to accomodate a wide variety of activities and uses. Major features include the Capitol Fountain and Plaza featuring the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Plaza and Missouri River Fountain, the Platte River and Ogallala Aquifer Plaza area and the Sparking the Good Life Fountain and Plaza.
Hours: 8am-9pm Mon.-Fri.; 10am-9pm Sat. & Sun.
Closed: Major holidays - MLK Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Winter Break - (Uni. Shutdown)
For Dairy Store Tour call 402-472-2973
For catering call 402-472-2828 for anything from ice cream socials to meal catering.
Taste the tradition of over 95 years of experience and quality. Small batch premium homemade gourmet cheese and ice cream made right here on the University of Nebraska- Lincoln's East Campus. Stop by the East Campus Visitors Center and UNL Dairy Store. Look for the neon ice cream cone in the window.
Woods offers leagues for juniors and adults of all ages and ability levels, lessons for juniors and adults, beginners and advanced players; cardio tennis- heart pumping fitness for adults of all ability levels; adult and junior team tennis; tournaments, events, and neighborhood gatherings; and open court time. Open to the public, no membership required. Fifteen premium surfaced, asphalt courts, six are covered for indoor play during any weather. Stop by for a free tour.