Attractions Directory

Sheldon Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden

12th and R streets on the University of Nebraska- Lincoln campus (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 472-2461

Hours: 10am-8pm Tues.; 10am-5pm Wed-Sat; noon-5pm Sun.; Closed Mondays and major holidays

Cost: Free admission

Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects focusing on American art including works by Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Aaron Douglas, Edward Hopper, Jun Kaneko, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, and Mark Rothko. The museum, designed by noted architect Phillip Johnson, adjoins a sculpture garden.


Pioneers Park is a beautiful winter park with a ramp for sledding. Open 7 a.m. to sundown in winter. However, when the snow cover is adequate for good sledding, the ramp area is lighted and open for use until 11 p.m.

Southeast Community College

8800 O Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68520

Southeast Community College is a community college system located in the southeast portion of Nebraska.

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

11700 SW 100th Street (Get directions)
Denton, NE 68339
Phone: (402) 797-2301

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat. – Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.;

Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Closed major holidays.
Experience the sights and sounds of an 850-acre native tallgrass prairie preserve. Twenty minutes southwest of Lincoln, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center offers prairie, wetland and woodland habitats; miles of walking trails; a straw-bale constructed visitor center, and trail ruts from the Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cutoff of the Oregon Trail. New interactive exhibits will engage the whole family!

Stagecoach State Recreation Area

5400 Panama Rd (Get directions)
Hickman, Nebraska 68732

Stagecoach State Recreation Area is a 195-acre lake surrounded by 607 acres of land. Stagecoach offers fishing, boating, picnicking and camping.

Fishing: Anglers here will find bluegill, common carp, crappie, largemouth bass, walleye and wiper, among other species. There is a 21-inch minimum length limit on black bass. For wiper, there is a daily bag limit of three with no more than one fish 16 inches or greater. This lake offers a wheelchair-accessible fishing pier.

Boating: All boats are welcome at Stagecoach State Recreation Area, though a 5 mph speed limit is enforced. There is one boat ramp and one dock.

Hunting: A 412-acre area is open to hunting in season. Stagecoach offers good opportunity for pheasant, quail and dove, among other species.

RV and Tent Camping: Stagecoach offers 22 camping pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookups, as well as 50 non-pad sites without electricity. Water and vault toilets are available to campers.


Star City Shores

4375 S. 33rd Ct (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone: (402) 441-6670

Hours: Sun. – Sat. 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Star City Shores is an outdoor, seasonal, public swimming pool facility opening Memorial Day weekend.

Zero-depth entry, accessible facility, two big slides, water play feature, family changing rooms and a concession stand.  In 2016 Star City Shores will feature the unveiling of the two new slides and play feature.

Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum

28210 West Park Highway (Get directions)
Ashland, NE 68003
Phone: (402) 944-3100

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Museum is the home to the largest collection of Cold War aircraft. Come and see air and space exhibitions, let the kids have fun in the Science Zone or come to one of the many special events throughout the year, such as the Science Fair, Helicopter Day, Indoor Air Show, Summer Camps or Museum Overnights. The world of discovery awaits!

Sunken Gardens

South 27th Street and D Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68502

Sunken Gardens is a beautiful terraced garden featuring thousands of annuals, reflecting ponds, waterfall, paved pathways with donated engraved concrete pavers that memorialize special people and events, restrooms, and an ornate gazebo. The gardens are ADA accessible.

Sun Valley Lanes

321 Victory Lane (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone: (402) 475-3469

Sun Valley Lanes offers 32 classic lanes for family, friends, and league bowling.  They also feature the Splitz Bar and Grill, a full service pro shop, a state-of-the-art arcade with a prize filled redemption center, and bowling specials every day of the week!


Swimming Pools

Outdoor public swimmimg pools are generally open from 1-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through the summer, weather permitting. Pool season is May 25- August 11. Call the pools for fees. For a listing of neighborhood pools, call Lincoln Parks and Recreation at 402-441-7847. No swimming is allowed in the lakes in city parks.