Attractions Directory

The Railyard

300 & 350 Canopy St. (Get directions)
Lincoln, Ne
Phone: (402) 477-6767

The Railyard on Canopy Street is Lincoln, Nebraska's premier entertainment district located across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena. This vibrant venue features 13+ restaurants & bars, live entertainment, a public market, and the Cube mega screen.

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The Railyard Ice Rink

The Railyard Ice Rink is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink opening this December 2013 through February 2014 in the new Railyard entertainment district on Canopy Street. 

This fun wintertime tradition is the first of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska! Enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends and experience all that the Railyard has to offer.

The rink is open to the public seven days a week and is located in the West Haymarket just across the street from the Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

ADMISSION & RENTAL FEES

Admission is FREE for all ages. 
Every skater must check in at the ice rink kiosk to sign a waiver of liability and receive a wristband before entering the rink.

Skate Rentals 

Children- $6.00
Adults 12 and up- $9.00

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon-Thurs 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Stage Theater

225 Locust St. (Get directions)
Hickman, Ne 68372
Phone: (402) 512-1808

The STAGE Theater is a non-profit community theater located in the heart of downtown Hickman, NE, sharing a mission to create a genuine, inclusive, artistic community - YOUR community - built through collaboration that produces an exceptional professional-quality theatrical experience.

Thomas P. Kennard House

1627 H Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4764 or (800) 833-6747

Hours: By apointment only.; Closed all state holidays.

Cost: $3 for adults, children under 18 free with accompanying adult.

Dedicated as the Nebraska Statehood Memorial in 1968, the Kennard House is the oldest standing structure in Lincoln’s original plat. At the 1869 Italianate home of Nebraska’s first Secretary of state Thomas P. Kennard, you will learn about the excitement of creating a new state capital, and you see the formality of Victorian lifestyles. The oldest residence in Lincoln has been restored to the 1870’s era. Group tours available. Call today to book your “tour of Yesterday.”

Tierra Skate Park

27th and Tierra (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone: (402) 441-7847

Hours: Daylight hours only.

Cost: No fee

This is an outdoor, modular unit skate park. Posted rules and regulations.

Tower Square

N 13th & P streets (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE

Lincoln Community Foundation Tower Square is an 18,000 square foot park highlighted by a 57-foot-tall, internally illuminated, multicolor column, known as Ascent Tower, by artist Jun Kaneko. 

Trails

Lincoln’s extensive trail system has been recognized as some of the best in the nation. More than 128 miles of trails are available for walking, hiking, running, biking and rollerblading. Most are paved. The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District has a limestone trail along Salt Creek, from Calvert Street to Rosa Parks Way. The NRD also maintains MoPac East, east of 84th Street. Pioneers Park and the trails around the Nature Center attract naturalists. Trails throughout the seven-mile-long Wilderness Park also are popular for viewing birds, deer, and other wildlife. For more information on local trails, go to http://www.gptn.org.

Union College

3800 S 48th Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68506

Located on the beautiful campus of Union College in southeast Lincoln, the Ortner Center provides a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for meetings and conferences. For reservations, please call (402) 486-2545.

 https://www.ucollege.edu/ortner-center

Union Plaza

N 21st St (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508

Cost: Free admission

Union Plaza is a place of discovery, gathering and celebration for all those who visit. The Park features four water features, a festival space, the Jayne Snyder Trails Center, a children's discovery area, a pond plaza, outdoor plaza seating, a scenic overlook, outdoor amphitheater, bike trails and public art. 

Along with the overall concept of water, each block has a more specific focus on natural ecological systems, which are seen through the themes for the murals installed on the retaining walls as well as the pavement patterns which represent the dry stream beds that would have been present before Lincoln was established. The P and Q streets block has a community focus. The Jayne Snyder Trails Center provides amenities for trail users, space for public gatherings, restroom facilities and the 200 person Dickson Dinsmore Graf Amphitheater. Murals between these two city blocks focus on community including Native American tribes and pioneers that settled in this area. Lastly, the Q to R streets block focuses on the flora and fauna of Nebraska. The Assurity Overlook is located on the south side of the block in the shape of an inverted vortex. It offers views along the channel as well as to the city, truly capturing the fact that Lincoln is an urban forest. The Assurity Overlook is planted to show the juxtaposition of native and agricultural plant material and includes bioretention cells that collect and clean the storm water runoff.

Two pieces of public art are in the P to Q Street block. Artist James Tyler's Groundwater Colossus stands 12 feet tall and is on the west side of the park. This sculpture is meant to personify the Ogallala Aquifer that sits beneath it. Loudspeakers embedded in the head play both the sounds of trickling water and clanging metal which represents the impact that humans have on the environment. Artist Shannon Hansen's Discover is on the east side of the park. When you stand back and peer through Discover, it frames the Capitol building. 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1400 R Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68588
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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a public research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. It is the state's oldest and largest university and the flagship university of the University of Nebraska system.