Wilderness Park, Lincoln's largest park, covers more than 1,475 acres and features over 22 miles of bridle, hiking and biking trails. The trails begin in southwest Lincoln at South 1st and Park Boulevard. The Jamaica North Trail goes through the park stretching six and a half miles and connecting with the Homestead Trail south of Saltillo Road.
Nebraska's first "paint and wine" studio. With a glass of wine in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and the music rock'n, it's a great way to spend time with friends and paint your very own masterpieces. Go online and make your reservations now!
Cost: $3 adults, $2.50 children 18 and under, family rates available.
Mueller Planetarium full- dome experiences run Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings in winter and Tuesdays through Sundays in summer. During UNL home football Saturdays, no shows will be playing. See website for individual schedules and family rates.
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