If you find yourself in Lincoln for the NSAA High School Basketball Tournaments, you're in for a treat! Beyond cheering on your favorite team, there is so much to do and see while you are here. From delightful dining experiences to family-friendly fun, Lincoln has something for every fan in your cheering section.

Enjoy the Culinary Delights of Lincoln

As you gather in Lincoln to cheer on your favorite team, it’s essential to refuel and recharge between games. Fortunately, Lincoln offers a diverse culinary scene with options to satisfy every craving. From hearty comfort food to international flavors, here are a few of the best family-friendly dining spots in the city.


Buzzard Billy’s

Spice things up with delicious Cajun cuisine at Buzzard Billy’s. Stop by to enjoy all the best flavors of the south (and be sure to try the Armadillo Eggs. Trust us – you will love them!)

Yia Yia's Pizza

Craving pizza? Head to Yia Yia’s for gourmet pies topped with fresh ingredients and crave-worthy creative combinations.

Yia Yia's Pizza


Canyon Joe's Barbecue

If barbecue is your weakness, you simply can’t leave Lincoln without a meal at Canyon Joe’s. Their authentic, mouthwatering slow-oak barbecue is served in a lively ambiance, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Canyon Joe's Food

Birria Boss

If you are craving authentic Mexican flavors, be sure to stop by Birria Boss. This former food truck turned brick and mortar serves rich and flavorful birria tacos that will keep you coming back for more!


Agave Mexican Grill

Boasting a menu that caters to the tastes of everyone from your cheering section, Agave Mexican Grill offers a variety of fresh Mexican dishes ranging from sizzling fajitas to traditional tacos.

Bison Witches Bar & Deli

After the final game of the day, recharge at Bison Witches. A favorite of locals, this popular deli and bar is famous for its hearty sandwiches, incredible soups (and wide selection of craft beers too!)


The Green Gateau

While you are here, be sure to incorporate The Green Gateau in your dining plans. This enchanting, casually elegant French-inspired restaurant is equally as delicious as it is inviting.

Dessert Tray

Sultan's Kite Mediterranean Grill

While you are in town, experience the exotic flavors of the Mediterranean at Sultan’s Kite. With two locations in Lincoln, this fresh and fast restaurant is known for their authentic flavors and fresh, from scratch ingredients. 


The Hub Cafe

Relax in the laid-back atmosphere of The Hub Café after an exciting day of games. Swing by this popular café for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch made with locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty omelet, a gourmet sandwich or something in between, you will find it at The Hub Café.

Hub Cafe


Misty's Steakhouse & Lounge

Famous for their exceptional prime rib and steaks, Misty’s is rich in tradition as Lincoln’s original sports bar and landmark for over 40 years.

Engage in a Little Family Fun

Looking for fun activities to enjoy with the whole family? Lincoln has plenty of options to keep everyone entertained between games:


Axe Throwing

Release your inner lumberjack and try your hand at axe throwing. This popular and thrilling activity includes expert guidance in a safe (and fun!) environment, with Craft Axe Throwing and Tomahawks Axe Throwing the spots to check out in Lincoln.

Prehistoric Putt

Embark on a dino-themed adventure at Prehistoric Putt!  With over 20 life-sized dinosaurs scattered throughout the 18-hole mini golf course, this unique experience is something the whole family will not soon forget.

Prehistoric Putt


Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed

Voted the #1 attraction for car lovers by USA Today, a visit to the Museum of American Speed is time well spent. This popular attraction is truly a wonderland of American car culture the entire family will love.

Museum of American Speed

Escape Room

Work together as a team and put your problem-solving skills to the test at one of Lincoln’s popular escape room adventures.  Solve puzzles and crack codes in a race against the clock to escape before time runs out.


Sun Valley Lanes & Games

Offering fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages, Sun Valley Lanes & Games is the perfect opportunity to engage in a little family fun between games. From bowling and laser tag to cornhole and mini golf, Sun Valley Lanes & Games is a stop worth making while in Lincoln. Sun Valley Lanes and Games

Lincoln Children's Museum

Ignite your child's imagination and enjoy the power of play at the Lincoln Children's Museum. With three levels of hands-on exhibits and activities, the LCM offers endless opportunities for creativity and fun.

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Lost in Fun

Offering fun for all ages, Lost in Fun features a larger-than-life jumping pillow, arcade games, inflatables, playsets, swings, slides and so much more!