Attractions Directory

Hyde Memorial Observatory

3701 S 70th St (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 441-7094
Cost: Free

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.

Lincoln Children's Zoo

1222 S. 27th Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 475-6741
Hours: Open daily, year round from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rated among the nation’s best zoos for children by Parent Magazine, the nationally award winning Lincoln Children’s Zoo is home to over 400 animals. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family.

Woods Park Tennis Center

401 S 33rd (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone: (402) 441-7095
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Lessons and leagues for juniors and adults of all ages and ability levels from rec. level to high performance; adult cardio tennis; adult and jr. team tennis; tournaments, events and open court time. Open to the public, no membership required. Fifteen premium-surfaced asphalt courts, six are covered for indoor play during cold or inclement weather.

Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center

1935 Q Street (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 438-0529
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Friday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Closed Sundays, Mondays and all Major Holidays.

Admission is Free. Donations are welcomed.

"Visit Africa Without A Passport!” The Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center or MAMA welcomes the community and visitors to Lincoln to come experience the hidden beauty and rich history of Africa’s art and culture. MAMA is the first established African museum in the Midwest. The museum also serves as a centralized location for enrichment through different programs that serve all ages. One of MAMA’s resources will be Common Sense Parenting classes sponsored by Boys Town and MAMA. Also, come enjoy a cup of coffee from Africa at MAMA’s Coffee Hut.

Located on Q Street, between 20th Street and Antelope Valley Parkway.

Centennial Mall

Centennial Mall (Get directions)
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 471-4754
Cost: Free Admission

Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska's Centennial Mall is one of the most frequently photgraphed and most recognized public places in the state. Countless citizens visit the seven-block public space that connects the State Capitol to the University of Nebraska. Built in 1967 to commemorate the state's centennial anniversary, Nebraska's Centennial Mall has functioned as a gathering area and rallying point for many different historic events and occasions. The mall is currently under restoration and redesign. When completed, Centennial Mall will celebrate the State's natural and cultural heritage, provide durable accessible walkways and flexible spaces to accomodate a wide variety of activities and uses. Major features include the Capitol Fountain and Plaza featuring the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Plaza and Missouri River Fountain, the Platte River and Ogallala Aquifer Plaza area and the Innovation Plaza Fountain.