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Holmes Park & Lake

70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #15 of 34 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
Activities: Fishing, Picnicking
Description: The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake for boating and fishing, plus picnic grounds and hiking trails.
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Fremont, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A run/walk was held at Holmes Lake for a friend. This was a great location. The weather was terrific (good planning!). We enjoyed walking around the lake. Plenty of space on the walking path to walk three abreast. Very pretty location.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

About 2 miles nice scenery, mostly flat crushed stone. Good picnic areas OK fishing golf nice park. Connected to city trails so can bike to it or add the loop to a long run

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Denver
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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The playgrounds are in need of repair. Most of the swings were broken, but the play gyms seemed to be okay. Some of the openings were a bit large for our little friend. 100% supervision was needed 100% of the time. We had a pleasant picnic by the lake and watched the sailboats. The water at the beach is pretty... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great walking/ biking trail all around the lake. there are volleyball nets, picnic areas, play equipment for little ones, grills, and bathrooms. The lake is very dirty-people fish in it, but I don't think you'd eat anything caught here....it's run off from neighborhoods...There's frequently ducks and geese both around. Ample parking. There's a golf course too, but you don't see... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Holmes park is a great place to run in. Also a great place for softball and volleyball. The lake is not much, but nice to spend a weekend afternoon.

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Sacramento, CA
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stopped here for a romantic stroll on my hubby's birthday. There were more buildings than trees in our view, and the lake isn't big enough to really enjoy looking at. Nice to have in the middle of the city though.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful walking, bike, running path. Go by yourself, take a friend or a pet.Great area for children to run and play. Picnic tables and softball fields available. No bathroom facilities except porta potties.

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Riverside, California
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65 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The lack is surrounded by a beautiful park setting. We enjoyed walking around the perimeter of the lake. There are plenty of places to have a nice bbq and large grass areas to play some football or baseball. The park is very well maintained.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice for a two mile run or long walk, decent fishing, nice playground and lots of open space. Golf course nearby.

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Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Holmes park and lake are located in Lincoln. Once you are in the park it is hard to tell you are in town. The lake is a nice fishing place with lots of spots to throw in a line. You won't catch any whales here, but if you like pan sized fish, it is great. As for the park, it... More

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