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 Innovation Plaza Fountain.
Hours: April – middle of Oct., Weekly
I-80 Speedway is home to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series on Friday nights featuring Super Late Models, Grand Nationals, Stock Cars, A Mods, B Mods and Compacts. The tracks feature event is the Silver Dollar Nationals, a national crown-jewel event that annually draws raves from fans and drivers alike.
Hours: April – Oct.: Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 6:00 p.m.; Nov. – March: Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. Noon – 9:00 p.m.; .; Sun. Noon – 6:00 p.m.
James Arthur Vineyards is Nebraska’s largest winery. 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. JAV now features a tasting room at the From Nebraska Gift Shop in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket.
The Union College campus became an affiliate site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in April 1981. Named after Union's director of grounds from 1948-1969, the Joshua C. Turner Arboretum contains more than 100 identified species of trees and bushes.
Sunken Gardens is a beautiful terraced garden featuring thousands of annuals, reflecting ponds, waterfall, paved pathways with donated engraved concrete pavers that memorialize special people and events, restrooms, and an ornate gazebo. The gardens are ADA accessible.