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Holmes Park & Lake

Address: 70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Picnicking
Owner description: The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake for boating and fishing...
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Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Picnicking
Owner 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Holmes Lake Park has an extensive trail system that runs all the way around the medium-sized lake, which is stocked for fishermen - "no wake" boating is permitted. There's an observatory for those who love to stargaze at night, and right across the street is Rickman's Run Dog Park. There is plenty of room for your company picnic; there are... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Holmes Lake Observatory is a real treat for the whole family. It is run completely by volunteers, but they are very helpful with kids and really work hard to create a fun night. It doesn't take too long. You do need to be mindful that if it is a cloudy night, it might be more challenging to see things.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

fishing, boating, relaxing, pic nicks, family get togethers , walking trail, small beach area, lots you can do.

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Fremont, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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