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Address: 27th & Capitol Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone Number: 402.441.7847
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A must see in Lincoln. Spectacular color and variety. A refreshing walk through the Gardens can only be described as Paradise. Can't wait to see it in mid summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

A must see in Lincoln. Spectacular color and variety. A refreshing walk through the Gardens can only be described as Paradise. Can't wait to see it in mid summer.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Sunken Gardens is a popular location for outdoor weddings and senior pictures. Even though it is located near a busy intersection, it is serene and calming.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the prettiest spots in Lincoln. There are flowers from spring through late fall...it is well maintained and colorful. There are some ponds with Lilly pads and fish as well as several garden areas with sculptures. Its a wonderful place for photos and you can often see weddings here in the spring and summer. Weekend mornings are... More 

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sandy, utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I think this place would be lovely a little later in the season! Built in the Depression and restored more recently, it just needed some color to be beautiful.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Sunken gardens at 27th and Capital Parkway, as I have been told, was the garbage dump at one point in the history of Lincoln. As long as I have lived in Lincoln it has been a peaceful and sweet place to take a walk through. The community "wakes" the garden every spring with many volunteers spending hours planting the annuals... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice garden like park across the road from the zoo. Nice ponds, pathways and sculptures, but is is quite small and situated next to a main road.

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Arlington, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stumbled upon these gardens quite by accident one day. We were travelling through and discovered the garden and took a several hour delay in our trip to visit and wander through the gardens. Now when we travel to Lincoln, we try to may time for a quiet, tranquil break in our day to stop and visit.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Besides its beautiful flowers, foliage, pond, tiered landscaping, and architectural appointments, it's a TERRIFIC setting for photographing the scenery or people/clients against the backdrop of the beautiful, peaceful setting.

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Unadilla, Nebraska, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Each year the color schemes and flower/plant varieties change in Lincoln's most-favored area for strolling, outdoor weddings, photo shots, etc., and they're always gorgeous.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Get some lunch and sit in the park to eat and enjoy some sunshine. Beautiful in the summer. Well kept garden with lots of flowers, a stream, koi ponds. Great place to take pictures. Enjoy the rose garden across 27th, too! :)

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