Beyond the Student: The Husker Experience
by Visit Lincoln Team
Welcome to the home of the Huskers! Wear signature Husker red and view Lincoln through the eyes of a student as you explore what makes our college town so popular. Begin your day with a freshly baked pastry surrounded by the eclectic flair of a downtown staple coffee house before meeting Archie, a “local celebrity” and the world’s largest fully mounted and composite Columbian mammoth fossil, as you embark upon your interactive tour of Morrill Hall, the University’s multi-floor natural history museum.
Immerse yourself in the Sea of Red, which is on full display inside Memorial Stadium! Whether you are on a guided tour or surrounded by 90,000 fans on game day, you can feel the history and passion that Nebraska has for its football team from the moment you step foot inside the stadium. Just blocks from campus, a local brewer is creatively planning your first Empyrean Beer School experience, ready to greet you with craft beer pairings to complement your dinner. Close your day with a frozen dessert from Ivanna Cone, a colorful date-night favorite ice cream parlor with retro soda shop vibes or visit the vibrant Railyard.
Recommendations from locals: The Coffee House, Morrill Hall, Memorial Stadium, Empyrean Brewing Co., Ivanna Cone, Tavern on the Square and The Railyard.
Time for brunch! Begin your day with a delicious crepe at Cultiva East Campus before
before lacing up a pair of bowling shoes for a friendly competition at the Husker’s
bowling lanes. Immediately following, a special treat awaits for lunch at Valentino’s –
a slice of Lincoln’s favorite pizza!
What’s the scoop about the UNL Dairy Store? Stop in and discover for yourself why
the premium handmade ice creams and cheeses are so popular. Grab a cone to-go
and then take a stroll through a historical landmark - the Larsen Tractor Museum,
where you will view the impressive collection and expand your knowledge of the
developments in agricultural machinery throughout the years.
Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum
Freedom, fries and burgers—that’s on the menu at Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom
as you visit one of Lincoln’s most popular and unique downtown eateries. Following
dinner, enjoy cocktails on a rooftop bar overlooking the Historic Haymarket District,
a premier location to experience Lincoln nightlife.
Recommendations from locals: Cultiva East Campus, UNL Dairy Store, Husker Bowling Center, Valentino’s, Larsen Tractor Museum, Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom, Barry’s The Nebraska Bar.