This city was named after America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Today, Nebraska’s state capital is a center for art, history, and family-friendly activities. From its colonial roots to its open spaces and natural beauty, Lincoln has a lot to offer.
The Nebraska State Capitol building has a 400-foot high spire topped with an observation deck. Around the building’s border, visitors can view a Lincoln monument made by the same sculptor as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Every fall, the Lincoln Arts Festival brings together local artists and performers to share their work. As one of the best attractions in Lincoln, it offers numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
At the Folsom Children’s Zoo, kids can visit more than 300 animals in natural, garden habitats. Families can also circle the zoo in a miniature train.
For a cozy environment and a scrumptious lunch menu, visit the Green Gateau. Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom gets the classic burger and fries combo just right.
The Governor's Mansion is home to a collection of dolls that represent the state's first ladies and their inaugural gowns.
For outdoor fun, visit Wilderness Park. This spacious recreational area has bike paths, horse trails, and hiking trails that keep you moving.