Lincoln was once called “American desert”.
Even though Lincoln is set in the harsh reality of the Midwest with its tornado seasons and summer drought, but the nickname refers to small settlement of Rochester. It was bestowed the honor of becoming a state capital in 1867 on the condition it change its name to Lincoln to immortalize the recently assassinated American president.
You can discover the prominence of modern Lincoln on your stay in the city. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Lincoln or in luxury one all available at Booked.net. You can check them out by price or location at our website.
Despite the rough character Lincoln is best for visiting in spring, because at this time locals are totally occupied with football. In Lincoln football is more than game, but a style of life. Thus, when the Cornhuskers occupy the field half of the 225,581-strong population watches them on TV, while the rest flock to the stadium offering 85,000 seats.
Besides this, Lincoln has many things to do. There are abundance of bike trails in the city and the largest Woods Pool with the longest diving platform that will offer you a full range of aquatic activities.
Other attractions include;
- Nebraska State Capitol, an excellent example of Art Deco architecture was opened to public in 1932
- Sheldon Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of modern art and changing exhibits
- Sunken Gardens, its waterfall, flora and fauna made it being listed in the "300 Best Gardens to Visit in the U.S. and Canada"
- Memorial Stadium, the 3rd largest in the state
- Haymarket Park, a location for training of the University of Nebraska's baseball team
Despite the diverse cultural composition, Lincoln yet retains a small town feel that is mainly maintained by the position of local government. Lincoln is one of the most liberal cities in the state and thrives on the reputation of a college town thanks to the University of Nebraska. This reputation boosted the interest of youth, therefore the once homogeneous city of Lincoln has become a diverse cultural tapestry over the last 30 years.
A home to White, African American and Native American people, Lincoln is a youth-oriented city due to the University. It means that you can have a good fun in the city at O Street, the longest main street in the US packed with a huge portion of restaurants, clubs and bars. You should note that night entertainment is expensive in Lincoln, while hotels can cost you as little as possible with Booked.net.