When you’re in town for BELONG (August 26-27) check out what else Lincoln has to offer. There are lots of options but these made our Top 5. What would you add?
- ENJOY THE VIEW
The Capital Building offers incredible 360-degree view of the city from the 14th floor observation level, and it’s free. So are the tours, every hour on the hour except noon (tour guides need lunch, too). Check it out: http://capitol.nebraska.gov/index.php/visit
- ADMIRE THE ARTISTRY OF QUILTERS
Beautiful quilts from Africa, China, Amish communities and more cover the walls at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. The museum has the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection, dating from the early 1700s to today and representing more than 45 countries. (How DO they get those stitches so tiny?) Several tour options are available. http://www.quiltstudy.org/about/
- STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES
And other flowers, too, at the Sunken Gardens. It made the “300 Best Gardens to Visit in the United States and Canada” list in National Geographic’s Guide to Public Gardens. There’s a Healing Garden (white blossoms that inspire calm, serenity and meditation—promised to be really special on moonlit summer evenings), a Perennial Garden, and an Annual Garden. Admission is free! Open 6 am-11 pm daily. http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/parksfacilities/publicgardens/sunken/index.htm#_=_
- REVISIT CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Tucked in the offices of the USA Roller Skating Confederation, The National Museum of Roller Skating offers “the largest collection of historical roller skates in the world” dating all the way back to 1819. Who knew? Online reviews say it’s great, even if you didn’t grow up skating. (They also said to “bring a quarter to play the rink organ” so slip one in your pocket.) Open Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM, CST. Closed weekends and major holidays. http://www.city-data.com/articles/National-Museum-of-Roller-Skating.html
- TAKE YOURSELF OUT TO THE BALLGAME
On Saturday night after BELONG you and your friends can cheer on the Lincoln Saltdogs as they take on the St. Paul Saints (we’re talking baseball) at Haymarket Park. http://www.saltdogs.com/schedules/august/
What’s YOUR favorite thing to do in Lincoln?