Visiting Lincoln

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When you aren't cheering on your favorite team at Pinnacle Bank Arena, make sure to check out some the best things Lincoln has to offer!

Travel and Hotels

The Kindler Hotel is the perfect place to stay while in town for the Battle In The Vault. The hotel blends the independent spirit of Lincoln's heritage, neo-classical architecture, and sophisticated accommodations to create a boutique hotel experience Lincoln hasn't seen before. The creative spirit of the late Lincoln native and hotel namesake, Ken Kindler, lives on through artful details and the hospitality they extend to their guest. The Kindler Hotel's design was conceived by award winning Ross Vincent Design.

For families looking to enjoy the University of Nebraska and all its amenities, the Graduate Lincoln has you covered.  Just a dash from UNL campus and amid the fun and fuss of the historic Haymarket District in downtown Lincoln, guests can enjoy the everyday get-away bedecked in Americana and vibrant greens. The Graduate Lincoln hosts landmark weddings, playful get-togethers (indoor pool and pinball) and all Husker happenings.

Looking for a hotel close to Pinnacle Bank Arena, then the Embassy Suites Lincoln is your go to. The suites are in downtown Lincoln, half a mile from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Memorial Stadium, next to the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Historic Haymarket is three blocks away. The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening reception.

Interested in checking out downtown Lincoln, you have to stay at The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. Step into the elegant lobby, dominated by views of the grand staircase, and let the attentive staff, modern amenities and convenient services make you feel right at home. The hotel is in the heart of downtown Lincoln, near local sights like the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska State Capitol, Haymarket, the Railyard District and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Take a dip in the indoor pool or work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center. Relax in a hotel room with plush bedding, high-speed internet and spacious work areas. Experience hospitality at its finest at this downtown Lincoln, NE, hotel.

The Lincoln Airport lands you in two major international airports and keeps air travel as friendly as the skies it flies. Fly direct to Chicago O’Hare or Denver – and then fly anywhere.

Restaurants

If you are looking for one of the best restaurants Lincoln has to offer, then head to LeadBelly Located in the Haymarket neighborhood, this casual outpost puts a modern twist on several American classics. Leadbelly is ideal for those seeking the most popular restaurants to try in Lincoln. For years, this space has been appeasing guests with its innovative salads, appetizers, American classics and eponymous burgers.

While you are in Lincoln, you have to try Rodizio Grill. With only 22 locations throughout the United States, this is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Lincoln. Savor a taste of Brazil by enjoying a meal at this classic Brazilian steakhouse. With succulent rotisserie meats and an extravaganza of salads and sides, this grill is sure to please your palate.

Craving Mexican food? Make sure to check out Copal Progressive Mexican Cuisine during your trip to Lincoln.  Since 2015, this family-owned restaurant has been delighting guests with its progressive Mexican entrees. Unlike other Mexican eateries, this establishment merges contemporary culinary trends with pre-Hispanic fare. Each dish is also made with hard-to-find and high-quality ingredients.

Entertainment

The Historic Haymarket District is a wonderful place to stroll around, grab a bite to eat, or just people watch. The area is compact and consists of beautifully renovated and restored late 19th-century brick warehouses, brick streets, a large water tower, and a unique clock. The Haymarket District has a lively vibe, as the University of Nebraska is nearby and the students frequent the many establishments packed into this small area. The most notable building is the Lincoln station. Once a railway depot, today it houses the visitor center and a restaurant. In the summer, the streets are frequently closed off for festivals and farmers markets.

For fans of paleontology, the University of Nebraska State Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a must-see attraction in Lincoln. Housed here is the world's largest articulated mammoth, along with a well-regarded exhibit of fossilized elephants. As a result, the museum is sometimes referred to as Elephant Hall. The museum has other collections related to the natural history of Nebraska and is home to the Mueller Planetarium.A trip to the museum can be part of a pleasant stroll around the lovely grounds of the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln and can also be combined with a visit to the Quilt Museum and the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum.

Fans of race cars, engines, and generally anything that goes fast will enjoy the Museum of American Speed. The museum was founded in 1922 and today boasts 135,000 square feet of exhibition space. In addition to an extensive archive collection, there are three major exhibitions, namely Automobilia, Cars and Engines, and Toys and Models. The museum can be tricky to find as it is located in an industrial park, but it is worth the effort, use the GPS coordinates provided on the website.