Things To Do In Lincoln

$55 for Entry & Spectator Pass to Nebraska Spartan Sprint on Saturday, November 8 (Up to $120 value)

Spartan Races

Abbott Sports Complex

$120 $55

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 69% Off)

Paintball International

CJ's Paintball Park

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Beer Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Souvenir Growlers at Blue Blood Brewing Company (Up to 55% Off)

Blue Blood Brewing Company

Lincoln

$26 $15

Originally an at-home production, the brewery opens its doors to share its uniquely inspired handcrafted ales

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at James Arthur Vineyard ($21 Value)

James Arthur Vineyards

Oak

$21 $11

Tastings include six samples of award-winning wine varietals, cheese, bread, and a wine lovers' basket

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Lincoln

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Lincoln's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

10 Personal Training Sessions with 1 Month of Circuit Training at Complete Physical Therapy (50% Off)

Complete Physical Therapy

Lincoln

$500 $250

Physical therapists ease and prevent injuries; certified personal trainers lead participants through 20 stations of circuit training

Fitness Training Package for One or Two at 8020 SmartFIT Training Studio (Up to 58% Off)

8020 SmartFIT Training Studio

Lincoln

$179 $79

Personal trainers help clients burn fat and build muscle with private training sessions and access to functional training classes

21 Days or 6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 85% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Lincoln

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry with Special Guest Plain White T's at Pershing Center on August 6 (Up to 59% Off)

Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry

Pershing Center

$49 $20

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Rock legends behind "Iris" and "Name" co-headline with hitmakers behind “It’s Not Over” and “Home” to unleash tracks from their 2013 albums

10 Indoor-Playground Outings for Kids at Lost in Fun (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Lost in Fun

Lincoln

$100 $49

Tots scale play sets, bounce in inflatable jumpers, and dive into foam pits, and guests of all ages maneuver through Lost Laser Temple maze

$50 for $100 Groupon — Lincoln Mma

Lincoln Mma

Lincoln

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Three Months of Group Personal Training at Fit Club (71% Off )

Fit Club

Lincoln

$148 $49

Adhering to the Art of Strength system, instructors lead groups through a series of functional exercises

$100 for $199 Worth of Martial Arts — Lincoln Karate Clinic

Lincoln Karate Clinic

Lincoln

$199 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Six or Twelve Wrestling Classes at Cornhusker Wrestling Club (Up to 79% Off)

Cornhusker Wrestling Club

Lincoln

$90 $24

Professional instructors lead youth and high-school students in the art of wrestling, preparing them for championships

Select Local Merchants

Surrounded by 400 acres of rippling hills and more than 12,000 grapevines just north of Lincoln, James Arthur Vineyard proves that award-winning wine doesn't just come from the West Coast or a billionaire's bathroom-sink faucet?it can hail from the Midwest, too.

In a cozy tasting room complete with crackling fireplaces and gourmet snacks, visitors can sample the finest. Proprietor Jim Ballard's personal favorite is the 2012 Vignoles, whose delicate m?lange of apricot and peach notes won the Jefferson Cup that year, along with a Best of Show at the Colorado State Fair Wine Competition. The winery's ros?s?particularly the 2011 Horizon and the 2011 White St. Croix?have made similar splashes at competitions throughout the U.S. The 2010 Game Bird Red stands out from the dry reds with its subtle, nose-tickling burst of strawberry, and James Arthur Vineyard occasionally unveils a limited-edition specialty such as its brandy-fortified Tropasti dessert wine.

2001 W Raymond Rd
Raymond,
NE
US

When Nate Kellison was brainstorming a unique idea for his restaurant, he consulted one of his most trusted culinary sources: his mom. She reminded him of reuben rolls, a treat she'd often made for him and his brother when they were young. The idea was simple enough: take the sandwich's ingredients and roll them all up in dough. To give them an even more unique look, Nate's wife suggested they make them as little pot pies. And just like that, Round-Abouts was born.

Today, Round-Abouts doesn't just serve "rounds" stuffed with reuben ingredients. There are also mini pies stuffed with pizza fixings, barbecued chicken, broccoli and cheese. All of these options share the menu with breakfast flavors and smaller dessert versions filled with chocolate or fruit. To maintain the homespun vibe, Nate invites local musicians and artists to share their work in his restaurant.

6891 A St.
Lincoln,
NE
US

John Benton can describe his approach to cuisine in a single sentence: "I believe in simple food cooked perfectly." That's a lofty goal, and one that Mr. Benton works tirelessly to achieve as executive chef at Venue Restaurant & Lounge. Of course, it helps that he can rely on local and organic ingredients, including those he grows as part of his own rooftop organic gardening feature.

While he may look close to home for his herbs and veggies, Benton reaches across oceans for his culinary inspirations. A typical lunch at Venue might start with a gluten-free salmon ciabatta featuring fresh, grilled salmon open-faced with lettuce, tomato, capers, and drizzled with house-made remoulade or an uncured New York strip pastrami Reuben with house-made pastrami and Russian dressing topped with sauerkraut and Swiss. At dinner, the chef's brick-oven pizzas are browned golden and topped with smoked Gouda, chicken, artichokes, and savory Alfredo shrimp. Other meals are a bit more spontaneous. Benton's dry-aged steak of the moment, for example, changes nightly.

The chef's creativity extends to the rest of Venue's team, which includes bar manager and resident mixologist Barrie Kuhn. In addition to assembling an international wine list, Kuhn has dreamed up several original house cocktails and also offers barrel-aged liquors. Try the James Dean, which features Wild Turkey, Budweiser syrup, and orange bitters garnished with an orange peel or the Snap Pea Gimlet, featuring sugar-snap-pea-infused gin, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and house ginger syrup.

4111 Pioneer Woods Dr
Lincoln,
NE
US

Perhaps one of the best words to sum up winemaker Orville A. Gertsch's method is patience. In 1996, he decided to turn his winemaking hobby into a profession, and planted his first vines the following year. And yet it wasn't until the 2001 harvest that Orville was ready to push his wine into full retail production. That same year, he registered his operation's name: Prime Country Winery.

Though he handed the managerial reins to his son Fred in 2002, Orville still draws from more than 30 years of experience to produce a range of handmade red, white, and blush wines. He and his staff use only the grapes they harvest on their own Denton vineyard, a decision central to their mission and to ensuring none of the grapes are actually tiny spy cameras. They pick all of their plantings by hand, and rack—rather than filter and pump—the must, a labor-intensive process that Orville finds infinitely more rewarding. Using these old-fashioned, chemical-free processing techniques in tandem with modern steel equipment, Prime Country Winery fills its tasting room with craft wines ranging from dry to sweet.

12120 SW 142nd St
Denton,
NE
US

At Lincoln?s historic Haymarket, visitors relax with time-honored forms of entertainment, such as taking in a play or browsing the farmer?s market. When the Haymakers brought indoor football back to the city after a seven-year drought, they decided to honor the importance of the Haymarket by naming their team after it. The biggest difference between the two: the Haymakers regale people with high-octane entertainment in the form of bone-crushing tackles and soaring touchdown catches.

Playing as part of the Midwest-based Champions Pro Indoor Football League, the Haymakers gather players from across the country to compete in the league?s fast-paced, eight-on-eight arena style of football. Off the field, the team makes a positive impact in the community by holding youth camps, organizing parties, and constructing human pyramids to cover up unwanted graffiti.

226 Centennial Mall
South Lincoln,
Nebraska
US

The cuisine artists behind Henry’s On South whip up a seasonally updated menu that features modern European and American cuisine that makes use of the freshest produce and meats. They grab handfuls of the fresh herbs that hang in the kitchen while crafting white truffle macaroni and cheese, New Orleans–style Cajun shrimp, or flat iron steaks.

2110 Winthrop Rd
Lincoln,
NE
US