Interpretive Centers and gated trail hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 5:00pm; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The Nature Center, in the southwest corner of Pioneers Park, is a wildlife preserve that features eight miles of walking trails through native Nebraska prairie grasses, woodlands and wetlands. Bison, elk and birds of prey are exhibited in their natural Nebraska habitat. The Prairie and Chet Ager buildings have additional exhibits and restroom facilities. A Natural Play Area for children and gardens are also found on site. Bicycles and pets are only allowed on the crushed limestone trail on the south side of Haines Branch Creek.
Phone: (402) 441-7895
Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Come out and visit the farm and see how milk goes from farm to table. Tours are scheduled in advance, by appointment only and hosted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Admission is $3/person for ages 2 and older with a $20 minimum. Tours last an hour to an hour and a half depending on size of group.
During exhibitions, the gallery is open Friday and Saturday 11:00am- 4:00pm and by appointment.
Prescott Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to showcasing contemporary art. The gallery serves as a connection point between the Lincoln community and the students and faculty at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln Department of Art and Art History.
The original plan for the Capitol included the broad avenues that lead in all directions of the building. Facing the West entrance of the Capitol at the opposite end of Lincoln Mall is a bronze statue of a young Abraham Lincoln. "The Rail Joiner" welcomes visitors to the Justice and Law Enforcement Center at 575 S. 10th Street. The original was sculpted by Louis Slobodkin, completed in the 1930's and is displayed at the Department of the Interior in Washington D.C.. The Sheldon Museum of Art received a plaster cast of the sculpture and the right to reproduce it. A community-wide effort, including "Pennies for Lincoln" campaign by Lincoln school children, funded the placement of the statue.
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Hours: 8:30am-4pm Mon.-Fri.; Closed between exhibitions and holidays.
Located in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is the only gallery of its kind in the region devoted to the exhibition of textiles — from art to apparel, from East to West, from past to present and from emerging artists to the acclaimed.
Hours: Sept. 21 – Oct. 31 Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. – Sun. 9:00 a.m. – Midnight
Roca Berry Farm has been harvesting memories since 1980. Located just seven miles south of Lincoln, Roca Berry Farm's pumpkin harvest is the largest and oldest in Lancaster County. With 40 acres of pumpkins and over 50 different activities for children and adults, Roca Berry Farm is a must visit for all of your Fall needs! Sept 19 - Oct 31.
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rocket Fizz, a soda pop and candy shop with a retro vibe, specializes in nostalgic candies, bottled soda pop and gift items. Rocket Fizz offers hundreds of different kinds of soda pops served in glass bottles, from classic root beer to the outrageous. An extensive assortment of saltwater taffy, chocolates, licorice and gag gifts are also featured.
The unique stadium, located at Line Drive and Sun Valley Blvd., is just a few minutes from Downtown Lincoln and may be reached via West "O" Street. The Lincoln Saltdogs pro baseball team will by vying for a playoff spot in the newly created American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, North Division. The players have a 95 day season and games are scheduled for at least 90 of those days, with 48 of those games at home. Cost: Ticket prices are affordable for families. The unique stadium, located at Line Drive and Sun Valley Blvd., is just a few minutes from Downtown Lincoln and may be reached via West "O" Street. The Lincoln Saltdogs pro baseball team will by vying for a playoff spot in the newly created American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, North Division. The players have a 95 day season and games are scheduled for at least 90 of those days, with 48 of those games at home. Cost: Ticket prices are affordable for families.
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.