Attractions Directory

Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: (402) 472-6220

Hours: 10am-5pm Tues.-Sat.; 1:30-5pm Sun.; Closed Mondays and major holidays, between semesters and between exhibits.

The gallery presents changing exhibitions with a focus of significant regional art, including works by 20th century American Indian Artists. The permanent collection features work by significant artists of the American West and Great Plains.

Pinnacle Bank Arena

400 Pinnacle Arena Drive (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 904-4444

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.

Arboretums

Phone: 402-472-7530

The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is a remarkable network of arboretum sites, parks, historic properties and other public landscapes working together to enrich lives through the beauty and wonder of plants. The statewide network includes over 90 affiliated sites, 15 of which are in the Lincoln area.

Seward's Fourth of July

Seward, NE
Phone: (402) 643-4189

Directions: 20 minutes west on U.S. 34

Each year on the 4th of July, Seward hosts the state of Nebraska in an old-fashioned celebration. The observance is unique in that major leadership is provided by high school youth. This event adds new attractions each year and draws upward of 40,000 visitors with a full day of family activities, entertainment, craft fairs, scheduled for the day, July 4th, each year.

Sledding

Pioneers Park is a beautiful winter park with a ramp for sledding. Open 7 a.m. to sundown in winter. However, when the snow cover is adequate for good sledding, the ramp area is lighted and open for use until 11 p.m.