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Holmes Park & Lake

70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #11 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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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Clarkston, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stumbled upon this park by accident. I'm visiting from Michigan and I drove into Lincoln to do some geocaching. We are staying in Dorchester and there isn't much to do there. I noticed they had a couple of nice ball fields and a beautiful lake to relax near. There was a large group with lots of children having a... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I enjoy running around Holmes Lake on the gravel. It has an awesome route that it takes you on and is pretty to see as you are running by. It also has a great park. The hills are great in the winter to sled on. The sand volleyball courts are kept nice as well. It is a fun place to... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Sooo much to do here! Biking, hiking, canoeing, picnics, playground, fishing... the list goes on. Recent trips here including a romantic picnic and book reading in the park. My favorite place to spend the a Sunday.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The park offers trails for biking, hiking and running, softball fields, golf, fishing, sand volleyball, a playground and picnic shelters. If you want to boat, you'll have to bring your own (kayak, canoe, sail boats) Hyde Observatory is open on weekend evenings for stargazing. It's a fun family outing.

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