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Lincoln Attractions

Pinnacle Drive to 17th St., H to R Streets
402) 434-6900

An array of unique specialty shops and over 150 restaurants, clubs and nightspots await visitors to downtown and the Haymarket. Shopping attractions include antiques and art galleries in the Haymarket, as well as Husker apparel, bookstores, shoes and clothing in the downtown core.

Lincoln Children’s Museum
1420 P St. | (402) 477-4000 |
Hours: Mon. – Wed., Fri. – Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs. 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.;
Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays during the school year. See website for holiday hours

Ranked in the top 20 children’s museums in the US, it features more than 40 exhibits. Two new exhibits include Cuckoo Construction, a three story climbing tower where children practice building skills, and Grow Zone, an area centered on development for babies and toddlers. Pricing and event information found at

Lincoln Children’s Zoo
1222 S 27th St. | (402) 475-6741 |
Hours: April – Oct. Sun. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; June – Aug. Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs.,
Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

The Railyard
300 & 350 Canopy St. |
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 presented by Union Bank & Trust.

University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall
14th & Vine Streets | (402) 472-2642 |
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thurs. 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.;Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Closed Major Holidays

“Archie” the life-sized bronze Columbian mammoth greets visitors outside Morrill Hall, the region’s premier museum of natural history! The Museum provides a glimpse into our ancient past featuring the world-famous Elephant Hall, hands-on discovery center, Bizarre Beasts, plus more!

Ralph Mueller Planetarium
210 Morrill Hall at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln
(402) 472-2641
Hours: Shows on Thurs., Sat. & Sun.

The Ralph Mueller Planetarium at Morrill Hall is the premier full dome theater in Nebraska. Come for an exciting adventure through space and natural history; an unforgettable experience! Cost: $4 adults (19+), $3 children (4-18). Ticket prices are in addition to regular museum admission. Children ages 3 & under will not be admitted.

Antelope Park
23rd & N Streets; 33rd & Sheridan Blvd.
(402) 441-7847

Antelope Park is a particularly beautiful park offering extensive facilities, including rose gardens, Sunken Gardens, fountains, public art, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, a play center, a golf course, Veterans Memorial Garden, trails system and a universally accessible playground area.

Ager Play Center
1300 S 27th St. | (402) 441-6792
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ager Play Center is an active play place for younger people. It has a large play structure designed for preschool children under 48 inches tall. The toddler area has a small ball pool similar to the large structure, as well as age specific activities and toys.

Holmes Park and Lake
70th & Normal Blvd. | (402) 441-7847

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, a playground, an 18-hole public golf course and Hyde Memorial Observatory. In winter, part of the lake is cleared of snow for ice skating and sledders fill the hills.

Pioneers Park
3201 S Coddington Ave.
Hours: Sun – Sat. Sunrise – Sunset

Silence, peace and beauty are among the wonders of the 1,100-acre Pioneers Park on the southwestern edge of Lincoln. The Chet Ager Building has animals and exhibits depicting woodland and wetland habitats.

Pioneers Park Nature Center
3201 S Coddington Ave.|
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 5 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Nature Center, in the southwest corner of Pioneers Park, features eight miles of walking trails through native Nebraska prairie grasses, woodlands and wetlands. Bison, elk and owls are exhibited in their natural Nebraska habitat.

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
11700 SW 100th St. Denton, NE
(402) 797-2301
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. – Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.; Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Closed major holidays.

Experience the sights and sounds of an 850-acre native tallgrass prairie preserve. Twenty minutes southwest of Lincoln, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center offers prairie, wetland and woodland habitats; miles of walking trails; a visitor center, and trail ruts from the Oregon Trail.

Sunken Gardens
S 27th & D Streets | (402) 441-8267
Hours: Sun. – Sat. 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunken Gardens is a beautiful terraced garden featuring reflecting ponds, thousands of annuals, a waterfall, paved pathways with donated engraved concrete pavers that memorialize special people and events, restrooms and an ornate gazebo. The gardens are ADA accessible.

Wilderness Park
1st & Van Dorn Streets
27th & Saltillo Rd. | (402) 441-7847

Wilderness Park, Lincoln’s largest park, covers more than 1,475 acres and features over 22 miles of bridle, hiking and biking trails.

Champions Fun Center
1555 Yolande Ave.
(402) 434-7066

Hours: Call for hours
Champions Fun Center is the place for fun family entertainment. Enjoy a mini-golf course, batting cages, water wars, four-story free fall, go-karts, adventure challenge, 70+ arcade/redemption games, pizza and fun food, open bowling and cosmic bowling featured Thursday through Sunday nights.

60 The Apothecary | 140 N 8th St.
(402) 477-7801 |

Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Check website weekday hours. Escape Lincoln is a real-life adventure game where participants are locked in a room and use elements around them in order to “escape.”

3700 S 9th St., Suite D | (402) 432-7306 |
Hours: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The Lincoln Escape Room is a physical adventure game in which you and your friends will solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and clues in order to escape within 60 minutes. Are you up to the challenge?

Lincoln Laser Tag
6600 N 27th St. | (402) 476-4824
Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.;
Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 7 p.m.

Laser Tag is a thrill seeking game that is fun for all ages! The 6,840 square-feet arena, can hold up to 30 players at a time.

Lost in Fun!
15th & Yankee Hill Road | (402) 261-0440 |
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.;
Sun. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Your outdoor playland...indoors! Kids of all ages can have a fun-tastic time. The space includes: playsets, fun maze, inflatable jumpers, foam pit, toddler area, jumping pillow, basketball court and an arcade.

Smart Rooms
134 N 13th St. | (402) 890-1210
Session Times: – Wed., Thurs., Fri. 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun. Noon, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30, 8 p.m.

A live-action entertainment experience where participants must use logic, wit and teamwork to find clues and solve puzzles within 60 minutes to escape a locked room.

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