- The list below includes 33 free or cheap things to do in or near Lincoln, Nebraska, including 39 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Parks, Movie Theaters and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Sunken Gardens to Holmes Park & Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lincoln and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ashland and Roca.
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Smart Rooms Lincoln MoreLess Info
Teams of up to 8 must work together, using their wit and logic to uncover clues, solve puzzles, and escape the room within 60 minutes
93% 455 votes
27th & Capitol Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68502 MoreLess Info
Lincoln's Sunken Gardens are one of Nebraska's top destinations for horticulture enthusiasts. The immaculately-maintained premesis feature riots of colorful blooms and gteenery. Its most popular event is the annual flower extravaganza, which involves more than 30,000 plants.
90% 73 votes
70th and Normal Blvd., Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
Anglers go to Holmes Park and Lake to try to catch largemouth bass, carp, white perch, bluegill, catfish, and rainbow trout. The facility also has a baseball diamond, volleyball court, golf course, and an observatory.
88% 33 votes
23rd and N. to 33rd and Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
Located in downtown Lincoln, Antelope Park offers a variety of activities for visitors. There's a large playground, a pavilion that hosts live music and dancing, gardens, a swimming pool, and a golf course.
81% 26 votes
Saltillo Road, Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
The 1,472-acre Wilderness Park offers many trails. These trails include hiking trails, biking trails, and horse riding trails and the park has the type of trail posted on signs, while dogs on leashes can be found on all trails.
94% 16 votes
Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
A small neighborhood park, Hazel Abel Park is a picturesque setting with playground equipment and green space. It features a padded playground as well as a gazebo that is often used for weddings.
94% 547 votes
1445 K Street, Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
The Nebraska State Capitol was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and constructed from 1922 to 1932. The building is over 400 feet tall and raises over 15 floors above ground.
92% 114 votes
Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
The Pioneer Parks and Nature Center offers eight miles of hiking trails through varied habitat including tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and across a stream. The facility also has two buildings where visitors can see native small animals.
86% 7 votes
3201 S Coddington Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68522 MoreLess Info
Pioneers Park Nature Center is a wildlife sanctuary located on 664 acres of tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and a stream. There are raptor exhibits, a natural play area for children, gardens and animals including bison and elk.
71% 21 votes
1425 H Street, Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
Built in Classic Revival architecture, Governor's Mansion is the current residence of the Nebraska governor, and once housed former governors. The museum hosts tours where visitors can view a collection of dolls, dishes, and jewelry.
93% 201 votes
599 Oak Creek Drive, Lincoln, NE MoreLess Info
Speed demons love the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska. This indoor/outdoor museum features hundreds of souped-up hot rods and racing vehicles. It also has large displays of engines, transmissions and other inner components.