Far from its historical reputation of being "part of the Great American Desert", today's Lincoln is a bustling metropolis of 250,000 people and counting. It offers the finest amenities, is rich in cultural activities, and immerses itself in natural beauty.
Shopping here is a bonanza of retail and specialty stores. One of the most endearing places is Downtown's Haymarket. Old warehouses that have been lovingly restored create an enchanting region of shops and restaurants where savory smells sift through the air and music and laughter abound.
There are endless things to see and do. Museums are everywhere including the Lentz Center for Asian Culture, the University of Nebraska State Museum, and the Museum of Nebraska History. There's even a National Museum of Roller Skating. The Children's Zoo, State Capitol, and Governor's Mansion are great to visit, too.
Drama, music, and dance light up Lied Center, Kimball Hall, and Howell Studio and Theater among other venues in town. And, a nightcap is always relaxing at one of the many clubs.
Spectator sports is fired up with a hot lineup of teams. Whether it's watching the Lincoln Stars zip across the ice swatting a puck to goal or the Capitols pounding through the 50 yard line to the resonant cheers of their fans, the Lincoln sport scene is alive and well. And with the University athletic competitions included (their volleyball team is #1 in the country), there's a world of spectator sports at hand.
What about active sports? Well now, that's right in keeping with the bustling attitude of the town. There's much to be done here. Starting with the myriad of parks in the area, one can easily find facilities for swimming, horseback riding, birding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and golf. In addition, fishing is available at Holmes Lake and at the 325-acre Bluestream Lake State Recreation, which also offers swimming and boating.
Lincoln, the Prairie Capital City, is a dynamo of activity located on I-80 in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.