Monday-Thursday 11am – 5 pm
Friday-Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
First Fridays 11 am – 9 pm
Award-winning conservation photographer Michael Forsberg’s images are a dramatic witness to the awesome spirit of the wide-open spaces and the amazing creatures of this place we call the Great Plains. Forsberg’s images can be found in homes, businesses, health care facilities and galleries around the world. They offer photographic prints (framed and unframed) canvases, metal prints and acrylic face mounts; posters; art cards; calendars, signed copies of Forsberg’s award-winning books; Great Plains- America’s Lingering Wild, On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America, Have You Seen Mary? and the Nebraska Landscape; and the original Grat Plains: America’s Lingering Wild documentary.
Hours: April-Oct. 10an-6pm Mon.-Thurs.; noon-9pm Fri. and Sat. ; noon-6pm Sun.; Nov.-Mar. 10am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; noon-9pm Sat.; noon-6pm Sun.
Directions: From North 14th and Superior streets in Lincoln, take 14th Street north 7miles, turn west on Raymond Road and continue for 2 1/2 miles.
You may not think of Nebraska as a winery state, but James Arthur Vineyards is one of the finest production facilities in the state and has put out the welcome mat to visitors. While at the winery, guests can enjoy specialty wines, cheeses, meats, and breads in the peaceful setting of the Nebraska countryside or in the tasting room, which features a stone fireplace and an observation deck overlooking the production facility. Tours are offered through the vineyards via the walking trail or by surrey (trolley) ride by special arrangement. The facility is handicapped accessible and offers wine and related products for sale.
The facility features world-class performing artists ranging from Broadway musicals to contemporary dance. Visit the Lied website for more information or to request a season brochure.
Hours: Sessions change seasonally. Call for current times.
Cost: There is a minimal charge for everyone over 1 years old, including adults.
This center is a large indoor play structure designed for kids at least three years old and under four feet tall (for safety reasons the height restriction is firm.) Playground equipment, indoor track complete with kiddie vehicles and snack area provide a fun environment. Separate toddler area for children who aren't quite three year's old.
Cost: Free admission
Along with the overall concept of water, each block has a more specific focus on natural ecological systems, which are seen through the themes for the murals installed on the retaining walls as well as the pavement patterns which represent the dry stream beds that would have been present before Lincoln was established. The P and Q streets block has a community focus. The Jayne Snyder Trails Center provides amenities for trail users, space for public gatherings, restroom facilities and the 200 person Dickson Dinsmore Graf Amphitheater. Murals between these two city blocks focus on community including Native American tribes and pioneers that settled in this area. Lastly, the Q to R streets block focuses on the flora and fauna of Nebraska. An overlook is located on the south side in the shape of an inverted vortex. It offers views along the channel as well as to the city, truly capturing the fact that Lincoln is an urban forest. The Assurity Overlook is planted to show the juxtaposition of native and agricultural plant material and includes bioretention cells that collect and clean the storm water runoff.