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Lincoln
Named after Abraham Lincoln, this state capital is a great place for children, history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. Soak in the panoramic view of the city from the observation tower of the 400-foot high capitol building, whose white stone Art Deco spire can be seen from miles around. Then take a tour of the building and its grounds, where you'll find a Lincoln monument created by the same artist who sculpted the famous Lincoln statue in Washington, D.C. While you're on a history roll, visit the Governor's Mansion, whose Georgian Colonial exterior belies the varied architectural styles inside, and be sure to see the collection of dolls representing the state's first ladies dressed in their inaugural gowns. Kids... more Named after Abraham Lincoln, this state capital is a great place for children, history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. Soak in the panoramic view of the city from the observation tower of the 400-foot high capitol building, whose white stone Art Deco spire can be seen from miles around. Then take a tour of the building and its grounds, where you'll find a Lincoln monument created by the same artist who sculpted the famous Lincoln statue in Washington, D.C. While you're on a history roll, visit the Governor's Mansion, whose Georgian Colonial exterior belies the varied architectural styles inside, and be sure to see the collection of dolls representing the state's first ladies dressed in their inaugural gowns. Kids will love the Folsom Children's Zoo & Botanical Gardens, where they can circle the zoo in a miniature train and see over 300 animals living among spectacular gardens. For some outdoor fun, head to one of the city's beautiful parks, the largest of which is Wilderness Park, whose hiking, biking and equestrian trails will keep you on the move for hours. less

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Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Owner description: Beautiful mosaic ceilings and floors, paintings and sculptures inside the 400-foot high capitol building are as impressive as its marble, bronze and gold leaf exterior and white... more Owner description: Beautiful mosaic ceilings and floors, paintings and sculptures inside the 400-foot high capitol building are as impressive as its marble, bronze and gold leaf exterior and white tower topped by a bronze statue. Free guided tours are available. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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Museum of American Speed
Museum of American Speed
Attraction type: Museums
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Lincoln Children's Museum
Lincoln Children's Museum
Owner description: Three floors of hands-on exhibits invite children to let their imaginations soar while they play, sing, climb, build and try their hand at various occupations, from pizza maker to... more Owner description: Three floors of hands-on exhibits invite children to let their imaginations soar while they play, sing, climb, build and try their hand at various occupations, from pizza maker to radio personality to doctor and many more. less
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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Memorial Stadium
Memorial Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dish
Dish
Ranked #1 of 548 restaurants in Lincoln
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Florio's Italian Steakhouse & Lounge
Florio's Italian Steakhouse & Lounge
Ranked #2 of 548 restaurants in Lincoln
Cuisines: Italian
Blue Orchid
Blue Orchid
Ranked #3 of 548 restaurants in Lincoln
Price: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
The Green Gateau
The Green Gateau
Ranked #4 of 548 restaurants in Lincoln
Price: $8 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Daffodil Gourmet Restaurant
Daffodil Gourmet Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 548 restaurants in Lincoln
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Persian

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Lincoln - Heritage Park
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Lincoln - Heritage Park
$106 - $173
Ranked #1 of 53 hotels in Lincoln
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Westview Bed & Breakfast
Westview Bed & Breakfast
$97 - $196
Ranked #1 of 6 Lincoln B&B and Inns
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New Victorian Suites Lincoln, NE
2.5 of 5
New Victorian Suites Lincoln, NE
$77 - $126
Ranked #5 of 53 hotels in Lincoln
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