Attractions Directory

McClelland Art Gallery

Ortner Center at Union College (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68506

Hours:  Open Daily 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

This gallery is located in the Ortner Center on the campus of Union College.

Rail Joiner Statue by Louis Slobodkin

575 S. 10th Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508

The original plan for the Capitol included the broad avenues that lead in all directions of the building. Facing the West entrance of the Capitol at the opposite end of Lincoln Mall is a bronze statue of a young Abraham Lincoln. "The Rail Joiner" welcomes visitors to the Justice and Law Enforcement Center at 575 S. 10th Street. The original was sculpted by Louis Slobodkin, completed in the 1930's and is displayed at the Department of the Interior in Washington D.C.. The Sheldon Museum of Art received a plaster cast of the sculpture and the right to reproduce it. A community-wide effort, including "Pennies for Lincoln" campaign by Lincoln school children, funded the placement of the statue.

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Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture & Resource Center

1935 Q Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, Nebraska 68503
Phone: 402-438-0529

Museum hours are Tues: 3-7 PM, Wed: 11 AM – 3 PM, Thurs: 3-7 PM, Fri: 11 AM – 3 PM and Sat: 11 AM – 3 PM, Closed Sundays, Mondays and all Major Holidays. 

Admission is Free.  Donations are welcomed.

"Visit Africa Without A Passport!”  The Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center or MAMA welcomes the community and visitors to Lincoln to come experience the hidden beauty and rich history of Africa’s art and culture.  MAMA is the first established African museum in the Midwest. The museum also serves as a centralized location for enrichment through different programs that serve all ages.  One of MAMA’s resources will be Common Sense Parenting classes sponsored by Boys Town and MAMA.  Also, come enjoy a cup of coffee from Africa at MAMA’s Coffee Hut.

Located on Q Street, between 20th Street and Antelope Valley Parkway.

Highlands Golf Course

5501 N.W. 12th Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68521
Phone: (402) 441-6081

Hours: April 1 – Sept. 30, Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – Sunset; Sat. – Sun. Sunrise – Sunset; Oct. 1 – March 31, 8:00 a.m. – Sunset; Closed

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Highlands in northwest Lincoln is near the University of Nebraska campus, airport and two minutes from Interstate 80. Four sets of tees are ready daily from 5100 yards and stretch out to just over 7000 yards for the serious player. The open design resembles a layout similar to a links style course with the rolling terrain and large undulating greens.

Cross Country Skiing

Lincoln parks offer a great diversity of terrain. Two excellent parks for cross country skiing are Wilderness Park, with 15 miles of tree-lined trails, and Pioneers Park, with large stands of wooded areas and challenging slopes. Park areas are open 7 a.m. to sunset. Because of the danger to turf, no skiing or sledding is allowed on city golf courses.