Lincoln’s extensive trail system has been recognized as some of the best in the nation. More than 128 miles of trails are available for walking, hiking, running, biking and rollerblading. Most are paved. The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District has a limestone trail along Salt Creek, from Calvert Street to Rosa Parks Way. The NRD also maintains MoPac East, east of 84th Street. Pioneers Park and the trails around the Nature Center attract naturalists. Trails throughout the seven-mile-long Wilderness Park also are popular for viewing birds, deer, and other wildlife. For more information on local trails, go to http://www.gptn.org.
Wyuka Cemetery was established by an act of the Nebraska Legislature in 1869, to provide a “Lincoln State Cemetery” for the new state’s capital city just 2 years after state hood (in 1867). The three original trustees rejected the first site provided by the state– flood prone ground along Salt Creek west of Lincoln. Instead they chose to purchase 80 acres of rolling terrain east of the city on which to establish a “rural cemetery,” the latest trend in American burial grounds. Wyuka Cemetery was patterned after Mount Auburn Cemetery near Boston, MA (est. 1831). This new type of large, scenic, park-like cemetery with curving roads accentuating the lay of the land and abundant plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers, encouraged visitors to stroll, remember, and learn about their community’s past, continuing that same tradition today.
Wyuka Cemetery has grown since those original purchases and now encompasses over 140 acres between “O” Street and stretching north to Vine Street.
The cornerstone of the city's $344 million West Haymarket Redevelopment Project, Pinnacle Bank Arena stands primed and ready to carry Lincoln into the future. With its combination of concrete and metal panel facade, spectacular open-air roof deck, contemporary glass-encased entrance and concourse offering picturesque views of the State Capitol, Pinnacle Bank Arena is an architectural embodiment of aesthetics and modernity. Encompassing 470,400 square feet and costing $179 million, the state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena will offer year-round entertainment, including concerts, family shows, touring acts and sporting events. The time is now. The place is Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Railyard on Canopy Street is Lincoln, Nebraska's premier entertainment district located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena. This vibrant venue features 13+ restaurants & bars, live entertainment, a public market, and the Cube mega screen.
Something for everyone