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Address: 70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE
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The center of outdoor activity in the heart of Lincoln including a lake for...

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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lovely sunsets

this is a great spot for walks and picnics. the sun setting over the lake is just gorgeous. lots of benches and picnic tables scattered around the lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andriana R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this is a great spot for walks and picnics. the sun setting over the lake is just gorgeous. lots of benches and picnic tables scattered around the lake.

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Thank Andriana R
Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to go to relax, enjoy the sun, water, ducks and watch children play. Plenty of parking, free and easy to get to. Get out and walk the trails, enjoy the water, swim, fish if you like, canoe or sail (no motor boats). Just a nice relaxing place. Two thumbs up. A huge open dog walk is... More 

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Thank beckenhauerj
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the couple times I have been to the lake it is always clean. The path around the lake is great for a walk, maybe even biking (except one giant hill).

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Thank Bizzled
Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I walk around the whole lake on a regular basis (about 2.4 miles). The park is clean and well maintained. Peaceful and serene.

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Thank Kathy K
Omaha, Nebraska
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I went there with wife and my mother to check out the observitory. The park is pretty cool has a nice lake, golf course, and the Observatory. What the park lacks is porta potties there wasn't any around this place so, i had to hold it until the place opened. I was in HYDE and I was disappointed (no offence... More 

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Thank Chris L
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39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It is a great place to have your family picnic or for a friendly gathering. The lake view is amazing. I love watching sunset over the Holmes Lake. There is a duck family and they are so active especially during summer. We went there to fish couple of times; however it was not a good idea. I think there are... More 

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Thank hazalcanisag
Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Holmes Lake Park is a fun day excursion for family of all ages! If you want to go for a walk around the lake, a bike ride over the berm of the dam or just to play on the playground, Holmes Lake is the place. There are softball and baseball fields, volleyball courts and even a small-boat docks. You can... More 

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Thank stevrico1
Midwest
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152 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

In this lake complex is the Hyde Observatory. We read in the newspapers that the Observatory would be open Saturday, March 5, from 7:00 -10:00 PM. We got there at 7:30 PM and were met by four or five cars of eager star gazers who were very disappointed. No one came to open the observatory. Bad show.

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Thank RexGermanorium
Lincoln, Nebraska
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126 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is a great place to bike, fish, geocache, hike or just play in the park. This is a beautiful location and offers a wide variety of activities.

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Thank John B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Not a huge lake, but close to other Lincoln attractions. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here but it is a nice place to take the kids to let them burn off some energy. Walking/Biking trail around the lake is nice for exercise. Dog run across the street is a great place to let your pup run... More 

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Thank Amber B

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