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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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Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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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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Memorial Stadium
Memorial Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Lincoln Children's Museum
Lincoln Children's Museum
Owner description: The Lincoln Children's Museum invites families to create, discover and learn through the power of play. Offering three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and... more Owner description: The Lincoln Children's Museum invites families to create, discover and learn through the power of play. Offering three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and imaginative programs that allow children and adults to discover the adventure of learning through play together. less
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Lincoln Children's Zoo
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Owner description: Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmosets... more Owner description: Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmosets), ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats, and more!. Over 40 of our animals are endangered, including the Humboldt Penguin, Amur leopard and Matschie's tree kangaroo. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family. Lincoln Children's Zoo's mission is "to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things." less
Attraction type: Zoos
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The Green Gateau
The Green Gateau
Ranked #1 of 607 Restaurants in Lincoln
Price: $8 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lazlo's Brewery & Grill
Lazlo's Brewery & Grill
Ranked #2 of 607 Restaurants in Lincoln
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ivanna Cone
Ivanna Cone
Ranked #3 of 607 Restaurants in Lincoln
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom
Honest Abe's Burgers & Freedom
Ranked #4 of 607 Restaurants in Lincoln
Price: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Oven
The Oven
Ranked #5 of 607 Restaurants in Lincoln
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place Lincoln
2.5 of 5
Value Place Lincoln
$51 - $89
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Horizon Inn Motel
2.0 of 5
Horizon Inn Motel
$51 - $65
Ranked #22 of 58 Hotels in Lincoln
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

BEST WESTERN PLUS Lincoln Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Lincoln Inn & Suites
$86 - $155
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Lincoln
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Staybridge Suites Lincoln Northeast
3.0 of 5
Staybridge Suites Lincoln Northeast
$99 - $162
Ranked #2 of 58 Hotels in Lincoln
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Hampton Inn & Suites Lincoln - Northeast I-80
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Lincoln - Northeast I-80
$102 - $174
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Lincoln
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