Attractions Directory

Mueller Planetarium

210 Morrill Hall (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: 402-472-2641

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.

Museum of American Speed

599 Oak Creek Drive (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone: 402-323-3166

The Speedway Motors museum of American Speed is much more than a car collection. It's a celebration of the quest for speed hat has captivated millions of Americans since the dawn of the automobile. It's a walk through time tracing the spirit of innovation that has made the United States a technological and industrial leader for over a century.

 Events: The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed is available for special tours and events by prior arrangement. We can accommodate meetings and dinners seating up to 200 people. Call 402-323-3166 for detailed information.

Tours: The museum is open through out the year to the public. During the months of May through September, we are open Monday through Friday from noon - 4:30 pm. October through April we are open Mondays and Friday from noon - 4:30 pm. All floors are open for self guided touring or we offer a Docent led tour at 1:00 pm at no extra charge if a Docent is available. We are closed on all major holidays 

               

National Museum of Roller Skating

4730 South Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 483-7551, ext. 16

Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; Closed Holidays

Cost: Free: Donations are appreciated.

Animals on skater? Motorized skates? Only in Lincoln will you find the world’s largest collection of roller skates and skating memorabilia. Travel through time to discover early skating or “rinking”; all original skates, dating back to 1819. Skates, photographs, costumes, trophies, patent drawings, paintings, working organs, Roller derby, figure skating and more.

Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center

4703 N. 44th St. (Get directions)
Lincoln, Ne 68504

Hours: Sun. Noon – 6:00 p.m.; Mon. – Tues. Noon – 8:00 p.m.; Fri. Noon – 8:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center is a fully staffed indoor firearm as well as indoor/outdoor archery ranges focusing on educating people of all ages to the shooting sports. Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center provides the equipment and the instruction in archery and rifle.  Firearm range is avail for those ages 8 and over. Archery range is avail for ages 6 and over.
 

Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame

500 Charleston Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-476-4767

Hours: Winter Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Summer Wed., Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you're looking for something different and want to catch a free glimpse of Nebraska's storied athletic history, check out the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame exhibit hall.  The hall is located in the Nebraska School Activities Association building located north of Haymarket park.  The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame motto is "Honoring the past to inspire the future."
 

Nebraska History Museum

131 Centennial Mall North (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4754

Open daily.  Closed State Holidays.  Hours:  10am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday, 1p-5:30p Saturday, Closed Sundays.

Free Admission

12,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past.

  • Learn about life in Nebraska before it became a state, what it was like to live in Nebraska during the early years of statehood, and the moments that affected all Nebraskans.
  • See unique artifacts only on display at the Nebraska History Museum.
  • Participate in a variety of educational programs for children and adults.

We have over 125,000 objects in our collections and we continue to collect items that tell the story of Nebraska's history.

Nebraska State Capitol

1445 K Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-0448

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat. and Holidays 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving, the Friday after, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Nebraska Capitol, constructed 1922 to 1932 for $10 million, is described as the nation’s first truly vernacular state capitol. Seen from miles away, the majestic four hundred foot domed tower and low spreading base contain mosaics and sculpture representing the natural, social and political development of Nebraska.
 

Nebraska Wesleyan University

5000 Saint Paul Avenue (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: (402) 465-2360

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an independent Methodist liberal arts university of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Lincoln, Neb. Founded in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan has earned a national reputation for placing students in top graduate and professional school programs. And NWU is among the nation’s leaders in Fulbright scholars, Academic All-Americans and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners.

                   

Noyes Art Gallery and Studios

119 S. 9th Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 475-1061

Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

The gallery presents 60 artists' new, original art each month located in 4 gallery rooms and 9 studios. Art classes and workshops are available.

Olive Creek State Recreation Area

10000 W Wendelin Rd (Get directions)
Hallam, Nebraska 68368

Olive Creek State Recreation Area has 612 acres of land and water available to outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Although small, the 175-acre lake supports a variety of fish species. Other activities include primitive camping and picnicking.

Fishing: The 175-acre lake at Olive Creek State Recreation Area supports a variety of fish including largemouth bass, bluegill and two different kinds of catfish.

Boating: While all kinds of boats are welcome at Olive Creek State Recreation Area, there is a 5 mph speed limit. One ramp and two docks are available.

Picnicking: Olive Creek State Recreation Area offers 22 picnic tables and 24 grills.

Primitive Camping: 50 non-pad sites without electricity are scattered throughout the area. Water and vault restrooms are available to campers.