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Lincoln

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Government Buildings · Gardens · Specialty Museums
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 93.46sqmi with a population of 280,364 in 2016. It is the second-most populous city in Nebraska and the 71st-largest in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. The statistical area is home to 348,720 people, making it the 105th-largest combined statistical area in the United States.The city was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1867, the village of Lancaster became Nebraska's state capital and was renamed Lincoln. The Bertram G. Goodhue designed state capitol building was completed in 1932 and is the second tallest capitol in the United States. As the city is the seat of government for the state of Nebraska, the state and the United States government are major employers. The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1867. The university is the largest in Nebraska with 25,006 students enrolled and is the city's third-largest employer. Other primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, including a growing high-tech sector. The region makes up a part of what is known as the greater Midwest Silicon Prairie.
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Popular things to do in Lincoln

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Specialty Museum
Museum of American Speed
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Government Building
Nebraska State Capitol
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Sunken Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Lincoln Children's Zoo
4.4
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Lincoln

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Aquarium
Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Bridge
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Omaha
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The Durham Museum Omaha
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lincoln

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Natural History Museum
University of Nebraska State Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Pioneer Park Nature Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
International Quilt Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Hamann Rose Garden
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Lincoln

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Garden
Veterans Memorial Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Hazel Abel Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Wilderness Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Antelope Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Lincoln

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Specialty Museum
Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Art Museum
Sheldon Museum of Art
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Nebraska History Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
National Museum of Roller Skating
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Lincoln

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Children’s Museum
Lincoln Children's Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Observatory
Mueller Planetarium
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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