50 Fun Things To Do In Lincoln

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Lincoln Nebraska offers a plethora of interesting activities to do if you’re in town. From the wonderful gardens to the farmers market, you’ll find plenty of things to do, eat, and spots to relax. Check out 50 of our top selections in the state:

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Memorial Stadium

Experience a Husker football game at Memorial Stadium

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Wilderness Park

Hike the trails in Wilderness Park in solitude. Bring a journal; sketch and describe what you see, hear, feel.

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Nebraska State Capitol

Soak in the incredible view from the 14th floor observation level of the Nebraska State Capitol building

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Market to Market Relay Race

Combine running, friends, and crazy costumes for an unforgettable day at the Market to Market Relay Race

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Pioneer Park and Nature Center

Play Frisbee golf at Pioneer Park

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Sheldon Museum of Art

Play a musical instrument under the bridge at the Sheldon Museum of Art

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Red Fox

Sing karaoke at the Red Fox on Saturday nights, especially at midnight

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Haymarket Park

Check out a baseball game at Haymarket Park

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The Coffee House

Take your laptop along for an afternoon of Web surfing & people watching while Sipping a tasty Irish Mocha at The Coffee House aka CoHo

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Holmes Park & Lake

Fish or take a stroll at Holmes Lake

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Museum of American Speed

Celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile & racing at Museum of American Speed

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Outdoor Adventure Center Climbing Wall

Test your strength at the Outdoor Adventure Center Climbing Wall

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Jazz in June

Grab a spot on the lawn for some great live music during Jazz in June at at 12th & R Streets

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Captain’s Jacks

Catch a soccer game with a rowdy crowd at Captain’s Jacks

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University of Nebraska State Museum

Check out the prehistoric fossil collection found in Nebraska at the University of Nebraska State Museum

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Escape Room

Solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and clues in order to escape within 60 minutes from Escape Room

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Fiesta on the Green

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month each year with traditional food, song, and dance at Fiesta on the Green

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Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater

Stand on the stage of Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater and sing your favorite tune

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Railyard Ice Rink

Skate a few laps at the Railyard Ice Rink

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Antelope Park

Stroll through the gardens or Take a dip in the swimming pool at Antelope Park

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Bob Devaney Sports Center

Catch a Nebraska Women’s Volleyball game at the Devaney

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No Coast Derby Girls

Cheer on the all-girl roller derby, the No Coast Derby Girls

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Zipline Brewing Co

Take a flight with the “brave new brew” at the Zipline Brewing Co Taproom

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Sunken Gardens

Stroll through the Sunken Gardens, smell the flowers and read the memorial bricks

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Indigo Bridge Bookstore

Cozy up with a coffee and a book at Indigo Bridge Bookstore

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Deer Springs Winery

Pack a picnic and enjoy some vino on the grounds of Deer Springs Winery

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SouthPointe Pavilions

Go to the Friday night concerts at SouthPointe Pavilions

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Mueller Planetarium

Visit the state museum at Morrill Hall and star gaze at Mueller Planetarium

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Nacho Ride

Join the Nacho Ride, a Tuesday night bike ride like none other

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Lincoln Community Playhouse

Support local arts by attending a show at the Lincoln Community Playhouse

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Empyrean Brewery

Stop by Empyrean Brewery on the first Monday of every month for a free tour

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Wander the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus and try to find all of the campus landmarks

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Escape Lincoln

Immerse yourself in a mystery and discover keys, codes and clues that lead to your escape at Escape Lincoln

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The Cookie Company

Grab a big, warm cookie at The Cookie Company

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Sandy's

Take part in Wednesday Nights Karaoke at Sandy’s and Drink a pitcher of Elk Creek Water

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Ivanna Cone

Take a sweet stop at Ivanna Cone for some incredible handmade ice cream

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The Zoo Bar

Catch local bands and live blues at the legendary Zoo Bar

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Pla Mor Ballroom

Go dancing Sunday night to the music of Sandy Creek Band at the Pla Mor Ballroom

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Lincoln Children's Zoo

Ride the choo-choo at Lincoln Children’s Zoo; scream when you go through the tunnel.

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Starlite Lounge

Go back to simpler, swingin’ times with 50s and 60s Trivia Night at Starlite Lounge

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Roca Berry Farm!

Take a hayride into the oldest and largest pumpkin patch in Roca NE at Roca Berry Farm!

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Lied Center for the Performing Arts

See what’s going on at Lied Center for the Performing Arts

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Smart Rooms

Feel like you’re in a movie, try to escape from a locked room at Smart Rooms

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Blazin’ Pianos

Sing along and request a song at Blazin’ Pianos

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Woods Pool

Jump off that really high diving board at Woods Park pool

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Barry's Bar and Grill

Go to Barry’s Bar at Ninth and Q streets on a Husker football game day

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Lincoln City Farmers Market

Go early to buy fresh produce, bread and eggs at the Lincoln City Farmers Market on Saturday mornings

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Wyuka Cemetery

Attend a Shakespeare performance at The Swan in Wyuka Cemetery

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Paint Yourself Silly

Design a masterpiece at Paint Yourself Silly

There’s plenty to do in historical Lincoln Nebraska. Although not as large as others, there’s still plenty of activities for both residents and visitors to check off the list. We’ve tried to knock out as many as possible here, but it’s possible we missed some. Make sure to Fun Things To Do know if there’s additions that need to be made!