Hours: Wed. – Sat. 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lincoln's award winning Deer Springs Winery, located just minutes away from the city in a park like country setting surrounded by shady pines. The winery is located in the original family homestead farmhouse, renovated for modern convenience, yet retaining its historic charm.
A visit to the UNL Botanical Garden and Arboretum provides spring flowering bulbs, summer perennials, autumn foliage color and winter textures woven throughout the campuses.
Each garden has its own special emphasis. Maxwell Arboretum (38th & Holdrege) on East Campus has a wide variety of labeled trees, shrubs & perennials. Love Garden on City Campus (13th & R) has a beautiful collection of perennials.
Whether you have only a few minutes for a stroll through one garden or a leisurely afternoon to explore , your time at the UNL Botanical Garden and Arboretum will be enjoyable and informative.
For morw information you can cantact Susan Budler at: 402-472-1229
This 742-acre area has great spots for picnicking and camping, as well as a lake, making it a perfect place for a close-to-home getaway. Anglers especially enjoy Bluestem, which has a 325-acre lake. Picnicking, camping and other activities are also offered.
Fishing: Bluestem State Recreation Area provides great fishing opportunity for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike and wiper among others.
Boating: All types of boating are allowed at Bluestem. The area also has four docks and three boat ramps.
Swimming: A swimming beach provides guests with a way to cool off during the hot summer months. There are no lifeguards on duty.
Archery: An archery range gives both new and experienced archers the chance to sharpen their skills.
Picnicking: Bluestem has 62 picnic tables and 97 grills for those looking for a spot to grill and relax.
Primitive Camping: Bluestem offers primitive camping only. There are 19 camping pads without electricity, as well as 200 non-pad sites without electricity. The area also offers water, vault toliets and a dump station.
Great restaurants, unique shopping and fun nightspots located among restored turn-of-the-century warehouses make this area sizzle with activity. Antique shops, art galleries, Pinnacle Bank Arena and the first microbrewery in Nebraska draw visitors day and night. The Historic Haymarket name comes from the original market square of 1867 where wagons, camping equipment and hay were bought and sold. In 1874 the city shifted the area a few blocks west and north and renamed it "Haymarket."
The spirit of the 1800's flows into Iron Horse Park located on the north side of the historic Burlington Northern Railroad depot. A three-dimensional brick mural, "Iron Horse Legacy," shows old locomotive Number 710 pulling the first train into Lincoln in 1870 on July 4th. A restored CB&Q steam engine originally built in the Havelock shops, an 1890s water tower fountain and reflecting pool along with a railroad-themed children's play area offer visitors a respite from the bustle of the city.
Historic Walking Tour: www.haymarkettour.org
Stagecoach State Recreation Area is a 195-acre lake surrounded by 607 acres of land. Stagecoach offers fishing, boating, picnicking and camping.
Fishing: Anglers here will find bluegill, common carp, crappie, largemouth bass, walleye and wiper, among other species. There is a 21-inch minimum length limit on black bass. For wiper, there is a daily bag limit of three with no more than one fish 16 inches or greater. This lake offers a wheelchair-accessible fishing pier.
Boating: All boats are welcome at Stagecoach State Recreation Area, though a 5 mph speed limit is enforced. There is one boat ramp and one dock.
Hunting: A 412-acre area is open to hunting in season. Stagecoach offers good opportunity for pheasant, quail and dove, among other species.
RV and Tent Camping: Stagecoach offers 22 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups, as well as 50 non-pad sites without electricity. Water and vault toilets are available to campers.