Lincoln parks offer a great diversity of terrain. Two excellent parks for cross country skiing are Wilderness Park, with 15 miles of tree-lined trails, and Pioneers Park, with large stands of wooded areas and challenging slopes. Park areas are open 7 a.m. to sunset. Because of the danger to turf, no skiing or sledding is allowed on city golf courses.
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; Closed Holidays
The historic Military & Naval Science Building on the University of Nebraska campuswas named in honor of General John J. Pershing and now houses an exhibit dedicated to the "General of the Armies." This tribute includes a timeline, historical pictures and descriptions of his service to our country and his time at the university both as a student and as a commander.
Hours: mid-March through mid-October
Get your competitive juices going in a family-friendly atmosphere with two 18-hole courses; six batting cages, an arcade, and a clubhouse with snack bar.
Wyuka Cemetery was established by an act of the Nebraska Legislature in 1869, to provide a “Lincoln State Cemetery” for the new state’s capital city just 2 years after state hood (in 1867). The three original trustees rejected the first site provided by the state– flood prone ground along Salt Creek west of Lincoln. Instead they chose to purchase 80 acres of rolling terrain east of the city on which to establish a “rural cemetery,” the latest trend in American burial grounds. Wyuka Cemetery was patterned after Mount Auburn Cemetery near Boston, MA (est. 1831). This new type of large, scenic, park-like cemetery with curving roads accentuating the lay of the land and abundant plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers, encouraged visitors to stroll, remember, and learn about their community’s past, continuing that same tradition today.
Wyuka Cemetery has grown since those original purchases and now encompasses over 140 acres between “O” Street and stretching north to Vine Street.
Marcus Theatres offers premiere entertainment in Lincoln with convenient showtimes. Lincoln has four theatre locations.
Grand Cinema: 14 state-of-the-art auditoriums in downtown Lincoln.
SouthPointe Cinema: 6 state-of-the-art auditoriums located at SouthPointe Pavilions shopping mall.
Edgewood Cinema: 6 state-of-the-art auditoriums located at the Edgewood Shopping Center.
East Park Cinema: Features 6 auditoriums.