Attractions Directory

Rotunda Gallery

Nebraska Union, next to food court (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: (402) 472-9749

Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; may vary depending on exhibits

The gallery provides an out-of-the-classroom experiential learning space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln to showcase meaningful educational or cultural exhibits sponsored by UNL Departments and Recognized Student Organizations.

Lincoln Statue

1445 K Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68509

The Lincoln Monument at the west entrance of the Nebraska State Capital was created by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon ten years prior to their Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Dedicated at this location on September 2, 1912, Nebraska's Lincoln Monument was commissioned to celebrate the centennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and includes the Gettysburg Address inscribed in granite.

***Photograph by Office of The Capitol***

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Hours: The park/grounds/arboretum/gardens are open from 8am to sunset year-round. A state park entry permit is required and available on the website or inside the mansion.

Mansion Hours:11am-5pm daily, mid April-mid October. (Call ahead for schedule changes or to arrange special group tours)

Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 3-12; 2 and under, free. (Subject to change)

Directions: 50 minutes southeast on Nebraska 2.

Learn about the Morton family’s historical contributions. This 72-acre hilly, wooded land near Nebraska City was part of the estate of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. The grounds and the Morton Mansion were donated to the State of Nebraska in 1923 by Joy Morton to be preserved as a monument to his father. Joy Morton founded the Morton Salt Company. Call ahead for schedule changes or to arrange special group tours.

Hyde Memorial Observatory

Holmes Park (South entrance) 70th and Normal Blvd. (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 441-7094 or (402) 441-7895

Cost: Free

Astronomy programs are offered on Sat. evenings (call ahead for schedule); telescope viewing when weather permits.

Rococo Theater

140 N. 13th street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 476-6540

The Rococo Theatre, restored to its 1929 condition, is Lincoln's high-end concert venue that provides the intimate setting for the regions best entertainment, live on stage. It's also the perfect venue to host your wedding or special event.