Top 10 Things To Do On The Weekend In Lincoln, Nebraska - Updated 2021

things to do in lincoln ne this weekend

Lincoln, Nebraska, is a gorgeous tourist city adorned with observation decks, beautiful gardens, sculptures, and lily ponds. It also harbors a fantastic zoo which is a great attraction for children, the Sheldon Museum of Art, and a sculpture garden which will give you the best unwinding tour in this beautiful city. If you are wondering what to do while touring Lincoln for a weekend, you don’t need to worry. This city will serve you with some numerous attractions which I’m sure will blow your mind away and make you want to come back again after visiting. Here are some fantastic things to do on the weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1. Spend a fun-filled day at the Lincoln Children's Museum

Posted by Lincoln Children's Museum on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Lincoln Children’s Museum is an amazing private non-profit, museum which is a member of the Association of Children’s Museums built in 1989. While traveling to this city, you are encouraged to visit this museum and let your kids have a fun bonding time with other children as they learn some great things. While here, you will get to build, dance, climb, sing, and laugh as you get to indulge in your imagination which your kids will really enjoy! This museum offers three floors of hands-on exhibits and engaging programs that allow your children to discover the adventure of learning through play together.

The Lincoln Children's museum

Address: 1420 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Website: The Lincoln Children’s museum

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5pm; Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Price: 10 USD onwards

2. Have a taste of soothing live music

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Posted by Bourbon Theatre on Thursday, 18 April 2019

The Bourbon theatre is a haven of events and a great place to pop in to enjoy Nebraska’s nightlife. It boasts some of the finest events from music, movies, comedy and tour bands which make the whole place as lively as possible. When there are no events being held at the theatre, people can still take advantage of the vast selection of bars fantastic cocktail bars in the same vicinity.

Bourbon Theatre

Address: 1415 O Street Lincoln, Nebraska

Website: Bourbon Theatre

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 6pm (closed from Sat - Mon)

Price: 10 USD onwards

3. Enjoy a stroll in the lively Haymarket District

Posted by Lincoln's Historic Haymarket District on Tuesday, 30 April 2019

This is one of the most amazing places to visit in this great city. The sound of exploring every nook and store in the Haymarket District has a certain appeal to it where you can start at the old railyard which has been transformed into Lincoln’s premier entertainment district. With the exterior of this building and the old railway lines still standing giving this place a pristine nature that visitors love. Make sure to pop into this place and get yourself a souvenir to remember this city long after you have left this city.

Haymarket District

Address: 335 N 8th St B, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Website: Haymarket District

Opening hours: 10am - 8:30pm (daily)

4. Savor local wines at the Piedmont Uncorked

Piedmont Uncorked is a wine and food festival located in Lincoln, with an emphasis on local wine brands. With more than 12 wineries participating, this is one event you really need to attend to enjoy the treats. Wine packages including a custom wine glass and 15 samples at 30 USD, VIP packages are 45 USD, so you can choose a great package that will give you a great wine-tasting experience.

Piedmont Uncorked

Address: 1265 S Cotner Blvd 68510 Lincoln, Nebraska

Website: Piedmont Uncorked

Price: 7 USD onwards

5. Help your child learn about safety

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Safe Kids is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities to keep kids safe from injuries by educating them on safe ways to go about doing things. Many children die of an injury each year, while almost all of these tragedies are preventable which is why it is good to teach your child on the importance of the prevention. Safe Kids works with numerous partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries and other forms of danger that may be child-related. Make sure to take your children for this event for them to learn something new about staying safe.

Safe Kids

Address: 3140 N St, Lincoln, NE 68510, USA

Website: Safe Kids

6. Revisit history at the University of Nebraska State Museum

Here it is! Tomorrow, we open to the public. Who will be there?

Posted by University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall on Friday, 15 February 2019

Established in 1871, this museum is the state’s premier museum of history where you get to learn more about Nebraska’s history of development. Make sure to visit the Morrill Hall, the Mueller Planetarium, and the Fossil Beds State Historical Park & the Trailside Museum where you will get to see a number of historical fossils that will blow your mind. Look for the big bronze mammoth statue in the establishment which will give you a better picture of this large-sized mammal of the ice age.

University of Nebraska State Museum

Address: Morrill Hall, 645 N 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA

Website: University of Nebraska State Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:30am - 4:30pm; Thu: 9:30am - 8pm; Sun: 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Price: 4 USD onwards

7. Hit the dance floor at the Rule G Nightclub

This is a high-energy dance club with ambient LED lighting, VIP bottle service, and great DJs who will serve you with the finest tunes to rock away your night. It boasts an expansive rooftop patio and a chic cocktail lounge which serves some of the finest chilled cocktails that will give you a frenzy! Even better, the Vegas-styled dance flow is a good spot to break a leg as you unwind with your friends or partner. Make sure to drop by this place and have a night to remember as you tour this superb city.

Rule G Nightclub

Address: 350 Canopy St #300, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Website: Rule G Nightclub

Opening hours: Thu & Sat: 9pm - 2am; Sun: 10am - 2pm (closed on Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri)

Price: 5 USD (cover)

8. Indulge in some tasty cocktails

Enjoy some of the finest cocktails at Barrymore’s Bar, one of the most unique hangout spots in town. From a former backstage of the historical Rococo Theatre, Barrymore’s bar offers a wide range of cocktails, wines, craft beers, and famous martinis. This stylish bar will give you a New York feel immediately after you enter and the lively crowd will give you the perfect excitement to whisk your night away in style.


Address: 124 N 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Website: Barrymore’s

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 1am; Fri: 3pm - 2am; Sat: 5pm - 2am (closed on Sun)

9. Have a live music experience at Duffy's Tavern

& that’s a wrap Lincoln Exposed! The fun doesn’t stop here- come check out live music every Wednesday & Sunday! Photo credit: KZUM/photog

Posted by Duffy's Tavern on Sunday, 10 February 2019

Located in the heart of Downtown Lincoln, is a superb spot which has been a strong supporter of local and national talent for many years where it has hosted big names such as The Flaming Lips, Wesley Willis and Soundgarden. This is one place you never know which band you’ll find playing. There is just so much to enjoy in this place!

Duffy's Tavern

Address: 1412 O St Lincoln, Nebraska

Website: Duffy’s Tavern

Opening hours: 4pm - 2am (daily)

10. Wine and dine at the Dish Restaurant

Grilled shrimp, tomatillo guajillo aioli, sauteed mushrooms, spinach and artichoke hearts. Pan roasted salmon, roasted red potatoes with leeks, fennel-apple slaw.

Posted by DISH on Monday, 10 February 2014

This is an upscale-casual restaurant which is adorned by some of the finest decor and New American cuisines which are bound to rock your taste buds! This sleek restaurant is usually a fantastic place to grab a quick snack, a business luncheon or even a romantic date night. The amazing service from the waiters will cater to your dietary needs with a superb list of amazing wines and cocktails.

Dish Restaurant

Address: 1100 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Website: Dish Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 11:30am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 31 - 60 USD

Visit Lincoln for a holiday of a lifetime

Picture of downtown Lincoln,NE
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If you are looking for a city with the finest attractions, stylish restaurants, and a beautiful landscape, this is the city for you! Travel to this gorgeous city and indulge in one of the breathtaking holidays of your life as you tour one of America’s oldest cities. You will be sure to remember this city,

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