The man-made lake is the center feature of Holmes Park and is a Lincoln favorite for non-motorized boating, picnicking, and fishing. The park also offers ball diamonds, playground, golf course and Hyde Memorial Observatory. In winter, part of the lake is cleared of snow for ice skating and sledders fill the hills.
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Our winter hours (Labor day 2016 through Memorial Day 2017) are 8:30-5 Monday through Friday and 9-5 Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours will begin next Memorial Day, and we will be open 8:30-6 every day.
The Homestead Heritage Center offers a film and museum that looks at homesteader life and the evolution of the Homestead Act and its impact on people today. The Education Center hosts special programs and temporary exhibits. See an original cabin, one-room school and over 2.5 miles of trails in tallgrass prairie and burr oak woodland.
For specific dates and fee information call the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at (402) 471-0641.
Astronomy programs are offered on Sat. evenings (call ahead for schedule); telescope viewing when weather permits.
Featuring views of the night skies and astronomy presentation every Saturday night. Programs change monthly, call in advance for a listing. Hours: April – August: Sundown to 11 pm, Sept: 8-11 pm, Oct-March: 7-10 pm. Hyde may be closed if Saturday falls on or new a major holiday. Hyde Memorial Observatory was built, furnished, and is operated entirely by donations. The Observatory is devoted exclusively to public viewing, completely free of admission charge, staffed only by volunteers.
Hours: April – middle of Oct., Weekly
I-80 Speedway is home to the NASCAR Whelen All American Series on Friday nights featuring Super Late Models, Grand Nationals, Stock Cars, A Mods, B Mods and Compacts. The tracks feature event is the Silver Dollar Nationals, a national crown-jewel event that annually draws raves from fans and drivers alike.
Hours: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.; 1-4pm Sun. May-Oct. Closed most Mondays and major holidays; 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.; Closed Sun. & Mon. Nov.-Apr. (call or check website). Public guided tours at 11am Tues.-Sat. and also at 1pm on Sat. Please prearrange for groups.
Cost: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 ages 5-18; free admission for UNL students and staff
Tours: Public guided tours at 11am Tuesday-Saturday and also at 1pm on Saturday. Please prearrange for groups.
Quilt House is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus and houses the world's largest publicly held quilt collection. Quilts date from the early 1700s to the present and represent more than 45 countries. Enjoy first-class exhibitions drawn from the collections, a digital gallery, home quilt care information and experiences for all ages.
Hours: April – Oct.: Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 6:00 p.m.; Nov. – March: Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. Noon – 9:00 p.m.; .; Sun. Noon – 6:00 p.m.
James Arthur Vineyards is Nebraska’s largest winery. While at the winery, guests can enjoy specialty wines, cheeses, meats and breads in the peaceful setting of the Nebraska countryside or in the tasting room. JAV now features a tasting room at the From Nebraska Gift Shop in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket.
Hours: April 1 – Oct. 31 8:00 a.m. – Sunset; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Ager is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Junior golfers are the focus at the 9-hole course. There are no tee times first come, first tee off and every hole is a Par 3. The course is still great fun for all ages and located close to downtown. The course is a perfect family outing if you have kids who are just picking up on the game.
A premier Ice Skating Experience for the whole family.
Hours: 8am-5pm Mon.-Fri.; Closed Holidays
The historic Military & Naval Science Building on the University of Nebraska campus was named in honor of General John J. Pershing and now houses an exhibit dedicated to the "General of the Armies." This tribute includes a timeline, historical pictures and descriptions of his service to our country and his time at the university both as a student and as a commander.