Hours: Dawn to Dusk
The Lincoln Monument on the west side of the Capitol was created by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon 10 years prior to their Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dedicated September 2, 1912, Nebraska's monument celebrates the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and includes the Gettysburg Address in granite.
The man-made lake is the center feature of Holmes Park and is a Lincoln favorite for non-motorized boating, picnicking, and fishing. The park also offers ball diamonds, playground, golf course and Hyde Memorial Observatory. In winter, part of the lake is cleared of snow for ice skating and sledders fill the hills.
Hours: Sunrise to 11pm.
This quaint, Renaissance-style park includes a gazebo, fountain, play area and benches all surrounded by an ornate cast iron fence. It is tucked away in Lincoln's historic Near South neighborhood and transports visitors to the calm nostalgic times of days gone by.
The Veterans Memorial Garden has more than 21 memorials and over 5,000 donated Bricks of Remembrance� honoring veterans of foreign wars. The memorials include World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Pearl Harbor, Airborne, Air Force, Coast Guard, Disabled Veterans, Ex-Prisoners of War, K-9 Corps, China-Burma-India, Medical, Seabees and others.
The Ice Box sports a 200 by 85-foot NHL regulation skating rink. It is home to the Lincoln Stars, a USHL hockey team, playing from October-April. Call or visit the website for game schedule and ticket information. Public Skating open from October-April. Visit the website for schedule.