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  • jinxminx
    Takoma Park, MD381 contributions
    this is like a little pocket botanical garden in the city. it's free and obviously beloved. we saw a wedding being set up and another bride having pictures taken, some quinceanera photo shoots. the plantings aren't labeled as they would be in a botanical garden, but things are thickly planted and terraced. even in late september it was beautiful. there are also two lily ponds with obviously well-cared for koi in them. it's free, easy to get to, you can park in the neighborhood if the lot is full - no reason not to go.
    Written October 12, 2022
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  • dedwardv
    Baltimore13 contributions
    FANTASTIC! I just wish they had longer hours on the weekend. They cose at 1pm, so go early, so much to see!!!!!
    Written November 22, 2022
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  • verifieduser
    48 contributions
    We went to the Zoo lights. It was magnificent! One of the best light displays I have ever seen. It was also wheel chair and stroller friendly. They have a superb sounds system with them lights changing to all colors.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Terry H
    Brookfield, WI356 contributions
    What a great way to learn about the history of one of our least familiar states as well as to learn about their way of governing with a single legislative body (as opposed to a chamber for senate and a chamber for representatives. All that with a great look at what I would call pre-deco architecture featuring stonework, mosaics, and wall paintings.
    The information was all presented by a very knowledgeable tour guide who is an employee of the state as opposed to a volunteer (a trained historian is right for this position though I respect those who choose to be unpaid tour guides).
    After an hour with the guide your are free to go back and do a deeper dive into the things you like and to go to the top floor of the tower for an outside viewing opportunity of the city (look at the impact of the railroads that included the Burlington, Northern Pacific, Rock Island and Union Pacific Railroads) as well as to pay respedts to the fallen in the hall of rememberance.
    I found it easiest to park on the street as meters are available and use change or cell phone app. Most of the meters allow parking for more than 2 hours.
    Enter on K Street, up the main stone stairs at the center of the building. The tour office is right through the main doors.
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • dysphorichousewife
    Chicago, IL261 contributions
    This park has alot to offer - the nature center was not open when we were there. Instead, we took a long walk - there are several well marked paths for walking or biking. Worth a visit.
    Written July 22, 2022
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  • Bob J
    Grand Island, NE12 contributions
    Always a great time, before and after, sometimes the games are hard to work. However a wonderful experience with my family everytime.
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • David R
    55 contributions
    It’s a great place that is fairly cost friendly. Lots of stations for kids to go to that keep it fun for a longer time. There’s not a ton of staff, so things can get kinda messy. I also don’t really understand to charge parents to get in when it’s a child’s exhibit. If it were a zoo, where parents can see and partake in exhibits it’s one thing. There’s nothing for parents here besides supervising a child. So about 30 dollars for a couple to get in seems a bit ridiculous. Overall, it’s a great place for smaller kids to run around and burn energy
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Terry H
    Brookfield, WI356 contributions
    I have to admit that I was skeptical about spending a couple of hours indoors on a nice autumn day but I was surprised and rewarded by this museum. The offerings on display ranged from folk art to modern art with a heavy influence on fine stitching that makes these quilts every bit as amazing as the mosaics that you would see in classic churches and public buildings. The choice of fabrics and colors delivers differences in both color and dimension.
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helped us to understand the fine points of each style.
    Parking is free and the facility is easy to find on your phone. As a bonus we found that the museum is close to a good number of Asian and Mexican restaurants that serve reasonably priced lunches.
    I did not include pictures of the quilts as I am uncertain of the copyright status of the works.
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • Bob J
    Grand Island, NE12 contributions
    This is a great little museum right in Nebraska. Lots of good displays and a good way to spend a little time.
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • Jocelyn G
    Kearney, United States3 contributions
    We enjoyed watch the Husker women play basketball. We were able to feel the atmosphere rocking when we scored.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • Andy S
    2 contributions
    We love this place. Always fun. Sometimes we go fishing, play vollyball, hangout with friends. Very clean.
    Written January 30, 2021
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  • HuskerTraveler2
    Lincoln, NE1,102 contributions
    This historic outdoor venue has experienced a resurgence following recent upgrades. The seating is fairly comfortable with decent lines of sight in the relatively long narrow bowl.
    TIP: Traffic is congested before events. Recommend that you are nearing Pioneers Park at least 45 minutes before curtain time.
    The sound system is excellent. The outdoor setting is outstanding.
    Written August 30, 2022
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  • 747MusicMaker
    Unadilla, Nebraska, United States98 contributions
    We enjoy Antelope Park often; free dances in a gorgeous dance pavilion for veterans' groups. There is also a very nice concrete outdoor bandshell for concerts and other entertainment.
    Written July 26, 2021
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  • Sue M
    31 contributions
    Great venue to watch some Husker volleyball.The parking lot is the only downfall. Takes a long time to get out after the game
    Written February 11, 2020
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  • JR_Bowers
    Bellevue, NE126 contributions
    This is a pretty good little museum with a lot of potential. It has an eclectic group of exhibits telling the story of Nebraska. I was a little bummed that the bison exhibited was closed during my visit and I wonder if it will return or be replaced. I would have expected more on pioneers and that time period, though the photographs of the era were quite good. The Suffrage exhibit was good but seemed to take up a lot of space (basically the entire third floor). All in all though an excellent use of my $5 admission fee. You can spend a lot of time here. Too bad I was literally the only person in the museum today. People need to visit.
    Written May 24, 2022
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