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Lincoln
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Under the sweeping Nebraskan skies, the state capital offers many historic sites and buildings, a thriving cultural scene and miles of outdoor trails.

Visit Lincoln to enjoy plenty of cultural and artistic attractions as well the scenic, natural beauty of the surrounding farms and grass-covered flat plains.

Before heading out into Lincoln’s popular outdoors, take some time to explore the city itself. Head to the Haymarket, a turn-of-the-20th-century warehouse district where wagons were once bought and sold. Today, the restored buildings feature boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, galleries and Nebraska’s first microbrewery. Buy fresh produce, flowers and homemade food stalls at the farmers market which is held every Saturday morning during the summer.

From the Haymarket, make the short walk to Iron Horse Park where you can see the brick mural that depicts the first locomotive crossing the prairie.

Lincoln was founded in 1856 and was originally a village called Lancaster. The name was changed to Lincoln a few years later as a tribute to the recently assassinated president.

The city is also home to one of the world’s largest collection of publicly owned quilts. Head to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum to see more than 3,500 quilts dating from the early 18th-century to the present day. Art is a big part of Lincoln’s cultural activities and many of the city’s galleries offer interactive activities for both children and adults.

Head outdoors and take a hike through the prairie grasses, woodlands and wetlands of the Pioneers Park Nature Center. Photograph the flowers in the Sunken Gardens at Antelope Park or visit Wilderness Park, the city’s largest park with more than 1,475 acres (596 hectares) of land.

Note that Lincoln can get rainy and windy from March to May, with possible tornados. It can be hot and humid in July and August, but outdoor pools offer reprieve. From December to February extremely chilly conditions are common. Whatever the weather is, however, this growing city has plenty of open spaces, nightlife and thriving arts to keep you entertained for days.

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lincoln North Hotel and Conference Center, NE
3 out of 5
5353 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE
The price is CA $102 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Lincoln, this hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from International Quilt Study Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Memorial Stadium and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ...
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Graduate Lincoln
Graduate Lincoln
4 out of 5
141 N 9th St, Lincoln, NE
The price is CA $136 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
Located in Downtown Lincoln, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lied Center, Sheldon Museum of Art, and Memorial Stadium. University of Nebraska-Lincoln ...
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Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
2201 Wildcat Circle, Lincoln, NE
The price is CA $110 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of International Quilt Study Center, Memorial Stadium, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nebraska ...
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Comfortable Condo Downtown Lincoln
Comfortable Condo Downtown Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
The price is CA $108 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in the center of Lincoln, this family-friendly condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Great Plains Art Museum and Memorial Stadium. University ...
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"Overall, the location and place is nice. Our only issue was the mattress on the bed. It needs to be replaced."

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Comfortable Condo Downtown Lincoln
Beautiful Remodeled 4 Bedroom 2 Bath House
Beautiful Remodeled 4 Bedroom 2 Bath House
Lincoln, NE
This family-friendly Lincoln vacation home is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bryan Health, Hyde Memorial Observatory, and CHI Health St Elizabeth. ...
5/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
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Beautiful Historic Home, one of a Kind Experience
Beautiful Historic Home, one of a Kind Experience
Lincoln, NE
The price is CA $608 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Located in Near South, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Lincoln Children's Zoo and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Memorial ...
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"We had 4 couples stay over the weekend. Our host Lynette was gracious and welcoming. We didn’t realize it was a B&B but since we had the whole house was not an issue. Our host lives in the basement so we enjoyed our privacy. Only drawback was the limited number of bathrooms (2 upstairs and 1 downstairs) ..."

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Beautiful Historic Home, one of a Kind Experience
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