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Pop: 225,581 (2000) to 258,379 (2010)

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Western Field Meadowlark, Nebraska's Official State Bird  -  Click to see and learn about other Nebraska Birds.

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Famous Nebraskans*

   Philip Abbot
   Grace Abbott
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   Julie Sommers
   Janine Turner
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Lincoln is the state capitol of Nebraska, located in Lancaster County.  It is the second largest city in Nebraska, following Omaha.  Most Omahans drive to Lincoln to see a Husker football game or a concert at Pershing Auditorium.

Origin of Name.  Click to go to the top of this page.

When Nebraska became a state, Omaha was the territorial capitol.  It was decided that Lancaster would change its name to Lincoln and that it should be the official state capitol.

Trivia: (Lincoln, Lancaster, and Franklin are the three most popular city names in America).*

 

Attractions.  Click to go to the top of this page.

Lincoln has many wonderful things to see and do.  This is a small list of websites that might give you an idea.

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has continuing performances.  To keep up, check the site.  402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231.

The Cooper Gallery (14th and U St.) is open 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Sunday, Admission: General public: $2 suggested donation; UNL students, Free.

The State Capitol Building (1445 K St.) is open for viewing weekdays 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday,  1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday, Admission: Free.

The U.N.L. Center for Great Plains Studies (1155 Q St.) has some great art on exhibit.  The exhibits are open for viewing 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Saturday. You can schedule an appointment at 402-472-3082.

The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden (12th and R St.) has numerous exhibits covering early pioneer life to modern time.  The gallery is open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday, 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. Sunday, Admission: Free; 402-472-2461.

The Nebraska History Museum (15th and P St.) has numerous exhibits covering early pioneer life to modern time.  The gallery is open 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday, 1:30 P.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday, Admission: Free; 402-471-4754 or 800-833-6747.

The University Place Art Center (2601 N. 48th St.) has art by faculty members.  The gallery is open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Saturday, 402-466-8692.

The University of Nebraska State Museum a.k.a. State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln covers the night sky that is not so easily visible in city lights.  Shows at 2 P.M. Saturday and Sunday; Admission: adults, $4; students and senior citizens, $3; 402-472-2641.

The Pioneers Park Nature Center (2740 A St.) has several exhibits of Nebraska area history.  The center is open 8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday, and 12 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Sunday, 402-795-2144.

Nearby Pleasant Dale has has the Prairie Peace Park exhibiting a world peace mural, a population exhibit, and a children's maze.  The park is located at Interstate exit 388.  The park is open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday, 402-795-2144.

The Rollerskating Museum is located in Lincoln. (4730 South Street)   The museum is open 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays and major holidays. Admission is free - 402-483-7551, extension 16.

The International Headquarters of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (631 D St.) Museum covers the culture and history of Germans from Russia.  Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Saturday. 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Tours at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., Saturday at 10 A.M. and 12 P.M. Suggest donation: $1. 402-474-3363

 

 

Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Lied Center
for Performing Arts

Visit the Nebraska.com website.
Nebraska
Website

 

 

 

Visit University of Nebraska State Museum.
University of Nebraska
State Museum

Visit the Bess Streeter Aldrich website.
Bess Streeter Aldrich
Foundation

Visit the Lincoln Convention Center website.
Lincoln
"Convention Business Center"

 

Home of Click to visit Runza's Restaurant website!
Runza
A Lincoln Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

When in Lincoln, don't miss visiting the Hyde Memorial Observatory.  You can see the stars for free.  The facility is totally operated by a volunteer staff.  No matter how old you are, you can't grow out of looking at the stars. Free., 402-441-7094.

The Governor's Mansion (1425 H St.) art exhibit is open for viewing 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. Thursdays, Admission: Free.

 

Visit the Hyde Memorial Observatory website.
Hyde Memorial
Observatory

 

The Folsom Children's Zoo and Botanical Gardens (1222 S. 22th St.) has hundreds of butterflies native to North America on display.  The facility is open 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily; Admission: adults, $5; senior citizens, $4; children aged 2 to 11, $3; children younger than 2, free.

The Haymarket District (7th to 9th - O to R.) is a great spot to spend a Sunday afternoon.  You can get additional information at the Historic Haymarket website.

 

Home of Click to visit Lincoln Zoo website!
Folsom Children's Zoo
and Botanical Gardens

 

The Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum (2047 M. St.) displays Alexander Graham Bell's original concepts and drawings of the telephone.  Tours are available on request.  Admission: Free, 402-436-4640, work 402-436-5597, home 402-423-4716.

The International Quilt Study Center on the UNL campus (35th and Holdredge) displays the history of quilt making, fabrics, etc. with lots of displays. (402) 472-6301

    Official City Webpage
    Parks and Recreation
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Lincoln Links  Click to go to the top of this page.
For more information about Lincoln and Husker football, check out these related websites:

    City Gold
    Husker Central
    Lancaster County Election Info
    Downtown Lincoln
    Lincoln Downtown (Webcam)
    Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
    Lincoln Official Website
    Lincoln Convention Business Center

Lincoln Publication Links  Click to go to the top of this page.
For more information about Lincoln Publications, check out these websites:

    Lincoln Journal Star
    Daily, Nebraskan

Shopping Links  Click to go to the top of this page.

    SouthPointe Pavilions  (Pine Lake Road at 27thThis address is in Nebraska.  Click to see a map.

 
 

Nebraska's capital has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5%. Mortgage delinquency rates were third lowest in the country in 2011 at 2.8%, according to Equifax.

 
 

The links above were last verified September 9, 2012

 

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